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Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM & Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Over the next 20 years passenger demand is set to expand by an average of 5.7% annually read more

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Forest products critical to fight hunger – including insects / New study highlights role of insects for food and feed consumption

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“Currently Africa represents only 3% of global electrical consumption, but by 2020 electrical consumption in Africa will have increased by 60%.”

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14th Annual FPSO Congress 2013. Driving FPSO Project Profitability through Sustainable Business Models and Technological Advancements

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Last Flight to Abuja

Last Flight to Abuja the blockbuster airplane disaster thriller from multi award winning Nollywood filmmaker Obi Emelonye is now finally available to be watched online anywhere in the world on all internet enabled devices. The feature film originally inspired by a series of airplane disasters that rocked Nigeria in 2006 is available to be seen for a small fee via Distrify, the innovative online self distribution platform based in the UK. WATCH ONLINE NOW http://muvi.es/w3968 Based on real life events, Last Flight to Abuja went on to become the highest grossing film of 2012 at the W Africa box office and is officially holder of the titles of the biggest ever premiere and the longest running movie in Nigeria cinema history. The much anticipated online release comes just before the film competes in 5 key categories including Best Film at the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards. The producers are preparing to finally release the film on DVD to the international market in late May 2013, a few weeks ahead of the first anniversary of the Dana Air tragedy. Last Flight to Abuja was originally premiered to the world in June 2012 just one week after the Nigerian Dana Air and Ghana bound Nigerian cargo plane tragedies and paid tribute to the many deceased and has since been used as an advocacy tool to raise awareness for increased aviation safety in Nigeria, Ghana & Africa as a whole. As the producers embark on the online release, all involved with the film remain sensitive towards the feelings of the family and friends of the victims may their souls continue to rest in God’s perfect peace.

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BP TO INVEST MORE THAN R5-BILLION IN SOUTH AFRICA

BP today announced plans to invest in excess of R5 billion in South Africa and Mozambique over the next five years in new and on-going infrastructure upgrade projects to improve business efficiency and assist Government’s objectives to enhance energy security and enable the transition to cleaner fuels. read more

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POPSCI NEWS

5 Ways Drones Could Help In A Disaster Like The Boston Marathon Bombing Plus three robots that are already saving lives.

Yesterday, the President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Michael Toscano told U.S. News: “Whether it is in response to a natural disaster or a tragedy like we saw in Boston, [unmanned aerial systems] can be quickly deployed to provide first responders with critical situational awareness in areas too dangerous or difficult for manned aircraft to reach.” read more

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Accra, Ghana: Africa Mining Investment & Development Summit 2013

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IBM Report: Technology Holds the Key to Economic and Social Reform in Accra, Ghana

Seizing the Opportunity: Jobs and Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa

The region’s governments have a unique opportunity for fundamental reforms to bring down barriers to employment and develop safety nets designed to lift people out of poverty read more

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“Solar investors, project developers and EPCs are shifting from a short term cost per Watt focus to a more accurate measure of a system’s value based on the levelized cost of electricity, expressed as cost per kilowatt hour.”

Exclusive interview with StephanPadlewski, Market & Program Leader at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.  DuPont is a silver sponsor at the upcoming Clean Power Africa.  A DuPont specialist will also address the solar conference session on:  “Know What is in Your Modules – Materials Matter”. read more

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“Water utilities have come to realise there is an urgent need to conserve energy if they want to break even.”

Interview with Sarah M. Tibatemwa, Africa Director at the International Water Association and speaker in the water track at African Utility Week 2013. read more

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Turkey-MENA Nuclear Industry Congress 2013

Turkey-MENA Nuclear Industry Congress 2013 will be held on June 18 – 19, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The main motivation behind this congress is to provide a vital platform for all nuclear energy players to know about the prospects of the regional market and learn from each other to common develop the Turkey and MENA nuclear power industry. read more

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COTONOU TO HOST MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON GULF OF GUINEA MARITIME SECURITY

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