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Living the FATCA life in Africa: New U.S. tax regulations add to burden of compliance on financial institutions across Africa

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South Africa’s Professor Jonathan Jansen To Be Honored At Awards Gala In New York City, June 3, 2013

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Professor Jonathan Jansen , the Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State in South Africa who helped turn the university away from its apartheid legacy into an institution that is truly representative of what South Africa stands for, is set to receive the Education Africa Lifetime Achievement Award for Africa at a gala by the same name on Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

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ACT hosted visionary leadership

Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

“It is only through collaboration between education, innovation and business that we will be able to take our country forward and make Cape Town a global African city of inspiration and innovation.”

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GSMA Establishes Office In Nairobi To Support Burgeoning African Telecoms Market

Mobile Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa Increase 20 Per Cent to 500 Million in 2013 and Are Expected to Increase by an Additional 50 Per Cent by 2018

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IMF SAYS GAMBIA’S VAT IS KILLING THE ECONOMY, BUSINESSES

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Gambia’s newly introduced Tax collection system — the Value Added Tax (VAT)- is killing the country’s ailing economy and businesses. “The outlook for the economy is generally favorable for 2013, but there are risks. Real GDP growth is expected to accelerate, if the recovery in crop production is sustained.

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Branding Africa and debunking the myths about its potential

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Africa cannot continue to be marketed as a country, when it is a continent of 54 countries, which, by 2040 will have the largest workforce in the world. The statement was made by the Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Carlos Lopes at the World Economic Forum on Africa this week during a session aptly titled:Myth Busting; investing in Africa.

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Hope for financing Africa’s Development through private equity

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ A high-level roundtable on Building Private Equity and Private Capital Markets in Africa, met on 8 May, to explore the promise and obstacles facing private capital investments in Africa. The roundtable of investors and policy makers met under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Economic Forum on Africa to navigate the complex world of private equity, which in recent years has shown increased interest. According to the participants, this could be Africa’s next development financing frontier and could mark an end to an aid dependency.

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Towards a New Economic Model for Tunisia: Identifying Tunisia’s Binding Constraints to Broad-Based Growth –

The Government of Tunisia, the African Development Bank and the United States Government have released a report

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U.S. Ranks First In ‘KPMG Green Tax Index,’ Tops Countries Using Tax Code To Shape Sustainable Corporate Activity

About the KPMG Green Tax Index

The KPMG Green Tax Index focuses on 21 major economies around the world that KPMG International believes represent a major share of global corporate investment activity. A high ranking in the Index does not necessarily mean that a country is “greener” than others. It means that the government is more active than others in using the tax system as a tool to influence corporate behavior and achieve green policy goals.

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Stanbic IBTC declares N12bn profit on gross earnings of N92bn

Stanbic IBTC Holdings, a member of Standard Bank Group, has declared a profit before tax of N11.7 billion for 2012, an increase of 16 percent above the N10.1 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2011, according to its audited results for the financial year ended December 31, 2012. Similarly, profit after tax rose to N10.2 billion, translating to an increase of 53 percent over the prior year’s N6.6 billion.

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Tariff hike of only 1% increases mining costs to R100 million per year, says industry expert

African Utility Week to give practical solutions to solve power challenges facing big business

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Cape Verde

PRAIA, Cape Verde, April 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On March 8, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Cape Verde.1

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Statement by an IMF Mission to The Gambia for Concluding Discussions of the First Review of the ECF Arrangement

BANJUL, Gambia, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ An IMF mission led by Mr. David Dunn visited The Gambia during April 4-10, 2013, to conclude discussions on the first review of the authorities’ macroeconomic and financial program that is supported by the IMF under its Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission met with His Excellency President Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Honorable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Abdou Kolley, Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG) Amadou Colley, and other senior officials.

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African Tax Administration Forum and IMF Bring Together Top African Revenue Authority Officials at High-Level Governance Seminar to Discuss Improving Revenue Administration

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, April 12, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ National revenue authority chiefs from across Africa1 are meeting this week in South Africa to discuss ways to improve governance of revenue administration. Chief executives and board chairpersons from 12 African countries are participating in an April 10-12 high-level seminar near Johannesburg, organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in collaboration with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). This is the first seminar of its kind where board chairpersons and chief executives of African revenue authorities have gathered to discuss current issues relating to board governance. The event was financed by Topical Trust Fund on Tax Policy and Administration, which was established by the IMF in May 2011 to channel funds from other donors into vital technical assistance to help countries improve their tax structures and operations.

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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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IMF Concludes Fifth PSI Review Mission to Senegal

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Hervé Joly visited Senegal during March 27-April 10, 2013 to conduct the fifth review under the three-year Policy Support Instrument (PSI) approved in December 2010. The members of the mission met with the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the ministers of economy and finance, and energy; representatives of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO); other senior government officials; and representatives of the private sector, civil society, and the development partners.

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How the Western Cape’s largest electricity consumer saved R90 million in one year

African Utility Week to give insight into large power users’ challenges

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