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BERN, Switzerland /African Press Organization (APO)/ – On 8 May 2013 the Federal Council decided to grant Burkina Faso and Mozambique general budgetary assistance of CHF 32 million each for the years 2013 to 2016. This will support both countries in implementation of their poverty reduction strategies, which focus on broad-based and sustainable growth.
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.”
By Simon Tesfamariam
“Put Tibet on Google Maps”: guerilla campaign in Zurich
Agricultural investment opportunities, best practices & innovations define CMT’s 3rd Commercial Farm Africa Summit
Centre for Management Technology today launches the 3rd Commercial Farm Africa Summit to take place on March 19-20 in Accra, Ghana. Endorsed by Ghanaian Ministry of Food & Agriculture (MOFA) and supported by Private Enterprise Foundation, the 2-day summit addresses rising agricultural investment opportunities in the region, spotlighting on funding, best practices, infrastructure and innovations challenges.
Exclusive interview with Engineer. Andrew T. Barfour, Project Coordinator at the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP) at the Ghana Ministry of Energy in Accra
“Despite the poverty in the rural areas, the commitment, drive, and acceptance of the SHEP programme certainly pleasantly surprised the managers of the programme.“
“Community involvement or participation is absolutely key “
New World Bank report offers policymakers roadmap for building resilient sustainable cities
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Educational incentives for children and alternate livelihoods for their families are part of a new program to protect youth from the worst forms of underage labor in the impoverished West African nation of Burkina Faso, Counterpart International announced. (www.Counterpart.org)
Hamburg, Germany, December 09, 2012 –(PR.com)– While B2C E-Commerce sales in Germany have grown at an increasing speed in the years up to 2012, the pace of growth in both Austria and Switzerland has slowed. The share of online shoppers on the population was also higher in Germany in 2011, than in its two neighboring countries.
The Share of Online Sales on total Retail Sales in Germany grows
Hamburg, Germany, December 08, 2012 –(PR.com)– In 2011, more than three quarters of the Swiss population aged 14-59 used the Internet on a regular basis, more than half of whom also shopped online. The majority of online retailers were able to increase their revenue in 2011. More and more foreign players are entering the Swiss online market.
B2C E-Commerce and Mobile Shopping Continue to increase in Revenues
Between 2010 and 2011, B2C E-Commerce revenues grew by a low double digit percentage figure. In 2012, B2C E-Commerce is expected to account for 10% of all retail revenue, which is far more than in Italy, but less than in Great Britain. The total number of Internet users in Switzerland is increasing slowly but steadily as is their share on the entire population. However, the growth rate is not very high. The growing popularity of mobile shopping is helping to increase revenues in Switzerland. Mobile Internet websites are becoming increasingly popular compared to apps. In 2012, competition from foreign business increased in the Swiss online market. It is especially attractive to German B2C E-Commerce players, due to the low language barrier. Approximately four fifths of all Swiss online shops were able to increase their revenues in 2011. The most frequently purchased online products were from the categories “travel and hotels”, “books and magazines”, “fashion”, and “digital media”. Customer service has improved: more than two thirds of online retailers offer at least three payment methods.
JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ – Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that employees this morning returned to work at its KDC East Mine (formerly Kloof) to resume production after a 23-day strike. All three of Gold Fields’ operating mines in South Africa are now back in production.