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

ROME, Italy, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry are critical in the fight against hunger and should be better integrated into food security and land use policies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome (13-15 May).

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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

We have reached a milestone for our 14th FPSO Congress this year. As we look back at the past 13 years, the growth of our event has indeed mirrored that of the FPSO industry, and this year is no exception.

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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

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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.

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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.”

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Accra, Ghana: Africa Mining Investment & Development Summit 2013

Event: Africa Mining Investment & Development Summit 2013

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

Cloud computing, Big Data and mobile technologies can help transform Accra into a smarter city – improving lives and bolstering the West African hub’s continued rise to prosperity

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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

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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COTONOU TO HOST MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON GULF OF GUINEA MARITIME SECURITY

ABUJA, Nigeria, March, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ An Inter-ministerial Conference of ECOWAS and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) on maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, is to be held in Cotonou, Benin Republic on 19th March 2013.

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WATERPROOFING ON SBH COTTON MILLS BUILDING A COLOSSAL TASK

A building’s main defense against a harsh Western Cape climate, known for its wet, rainy and extreme temperature fluctuations, is its roof. Yet, the attention paid to reinforcing the integrity of this vital outer defense system of a building is often, surprisingly, little. One company that understands the importance of maintaining a strong roof structure is SBH Cotton Mills in Epping, Cape Town.

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Great Western Minerals Group files mineral resource estimate on Steenkampskraal rare earth deposit, South Africa

TSX Venture Symbol: GWG
OTCQX: GWMGF

CUSIP: 39141Y 10 3

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ROTOCON to Exhibit ROTOCONTROL RSC Finishing Machine at Propak Africa 2013

The exhibition will be held 12-15 March 2013 at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johannesburg.

 

ROTOCONTROL designs and manufactures leading edge finishing machines for inspection, slitting, rewinding, die cutting, overprinting, digital labels and booklet labels for converters in the narrow web industry. Available globally, ROTOCONTROL offers machines from smaller basic rewinders to feature-rich, sophisticated models with multiple options featuring S-Drive Servo Technology enabling maximum web control for the most delicate film and foil materials.

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Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, March 8, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Ralph Chami visited Tripoli during February 20–March 7, 2013, to conduct discussions with the Libyan authorities in the context of the annual Article IV consultations.1 Discussions focused on measures to improve the business environment to foster inclusive growth based on diversification of the economy underpinned by private sector–led growth, develop the financial sector, and control government spending including through subsidy reform. The mission met with Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, Finance Minister Haithem Jalgham, Central Bank Governor Saddek Elkabeer, General National Congress Chairman Mohammed Magariaf, and other government and central bank officials, as well as members of the General National Congress and representatives of civil society.

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