Author Archives: Africa Business

Africa: Shared benefits require bold economic reforms

  The seventh African Economic Conference ended on November 2, 2012 in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, Rwanda, November 3, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Participants at the closing session of the seventh African Economic Conference (http://www.africaneconomicconference.org), on November 2, 2012 in Kigali, Rwanda, urged African leaders to put in place bold economic reforms, aimed at sustaining […]

Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association holds outstanding meeting on Supply and Demand Forecasts for Solar

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) held an informative solar forecast meeting hosted by Stion Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high efficiency thin film solar panels on October 30. The keynote was given by Paula Mints of SPV Market Research on the state of the North American […]

Obscura’s Experiential Technology Connects Visitors to an Exciting New Era of NASA’s Human Space Exploration Program

An immersive 360-surround theater tours the country, showcasing a dynamic and educational virtual journey into deep space that’s entertaining for all ages. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Obscura partnered with NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace to invite the public to virtually explore the new frontiers of deep space and the expansion of […]

IST Research Deploys Crowdsourcing Technology to Colombia & Zambia

Engaging Populations Utilizing Indigenous Communications Technology   Fredericksburg, VA, November, 2012 –(PR.com)– IST Research has developed novel approaches to collecting highly structured data from indigenous populations in the most austere locations around the globe. The IST Research Data Collection Environment includes new technology development and social engineering efforts necessary to effectively engage populations in information […]

A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute Launches Next Generation 5mm Hybrid Hard Disk Drive

Singapore, Singapore, November 03, 2012 –(PR.com)– The “A-Drive,” one of the world’s thinnest 5mm hybrid hard drive in a 2.5’’ form factor, was officially launched by Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, to commemorate the Data Storage Institute’s (DSI) 20 years of […]

Kagame opens African Economic Conference, calls for models that respond to local needs

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 31, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Rwandese leader, President Paul Kagame today in Kigali opened the 7th African Economic Conference, calling it an opportunity for leading African economists to look beyond purely economic factors for solutions to Africa’s developmental problems. Convened by the Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA), the African […]

ECA knowledge products shine at Kigali African Economic Conference

  KIGALI, Rwanda, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Knowledge products by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have had a field day here in Kigali, as participants at the 7th – African Economic Conference grab CDs, brochures, policy briefs, synthesis papers and copies of major reports by the Commission on their way into each […]

Bunna International Bank Partners With Finacle From Infosys for Banking Transformation

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia and BANGALORE, India, November 1, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall via African Press Organization (APO)/ — New Core Banking Solution to Improve Customer Service and Operational Efficiency Bunna International Bank, a leading player in the Ethiopian market, today announced the selection of Finacle[TM] core banking solution [http://www.infosys.com/finacle ] from Infosys for its transformation journey. Finacle […]

Pushing the African Business up with High Speed Internet

  By Rich Martinez Africa, though known to have the oldest economic history and could have established a prosperous economy earlier, has long been suffering from poverty instead. It has been imprinted in the History that their economy has indeed stagnated for the past decades. The African Continent is supposed to be enriched with a […]

Application Story – FDB Hinges – On the Waterfront in Cape Town

  FDB Panel Fittings supplied compact concealed hinges for public information kiosks installed during the re-development of a run-down waterfront area in Cape Town, South Africa. Isleworth, United Kingdom, October, 2012 –(PR.com)– Re-development of a run-down waterfront area in Cape Town, South Africa into prestigious shops, hotels, flats, cafes, etc. called for a range of […]

The Government of Senegal to officially host this year’s AgriBusiness Forum

  The Government of Senegal and EMRC International partner to spotlight Africa’s agricultural and Agri-Food sector potential. Organised under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Senegal and the Prime Minister and hosted by Senegal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, this year’s AgriBusiness Forum will highlight the importance of Africa’s agricultural potential […]

Growing role for Africa in the “Golden Age of Gas” – Report

    Opportunities will extend in most areas to the smaller, local E&P players as well, most often in partnerships with larger, more-experienced players JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 30, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – With open access and attractive leasing terms, Africa’s oil and natural gas resources continue to attract a broad spectrum of investors, according […]

Africa & Middle East Focussed Telecom Analytics Solutions Provider wins Deloitte Technology Tech Fast 50 India 2012 Award

  Africa & Middle East Focused Telecom Analytics solutions provider wins Deloitte Tech Fast 50 India 2012 Award (Microsoft Word format) Ranked Number 6 Fastest Growing Technology Company, ABIBA attributes its 836% Revenue Growth to domain focus and customer centric approach   Bangalore, India, 30th Oct 2012 – ABIBA Systems, a leading Telecom Analytics software […]

UCT Graduate School of Business is the best in Africa

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, has been voted the top business school on the African continent for 2012. A report released this week showed that by a vote of its international peers, the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has been rated the top business school […]

Standard Bank Group ranked South Africa’s greenest company

  Standard Bank Group has been ranked South Africa’s “greenest” company in the 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings. Standard Bank Group was ranked 21st globally in the Financial Sector category and 64th overall. Other South African companies included in the rankings were MTN, Bidvest and Sasol. Newsweek, an international weekly news magazine, publishes the Green Rankings […]

Standard Bank, Microsoft and Samsung partnership

  Standard Bank South Africa, Samsung and Microsoft have partnered to give Standard Bank South Africa customers first option on Samsung’s new Ativ tablets, running the brand new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system – prior to the availability of the device in the mainstream market. The announcement coincides with the worldwide launch of the highly […]

Joburg and Standard Bank in new banking partnership

  Standard Bank South Africa has beaten four banks in a tender bid to partner with the City of Joburg. The participating banks were subject to the same rules and requirements, in line with the prevailing legislation, the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA). The City had utilised the services of one of the big four […]

South African red tape may not be that bad

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa A report this week reveals that entry as a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) is not so restrictive after all. And according to Gerrie van Biljon, Executive Director of Cape Town-based Business Partners, the general sentiment in South Africa’s business landscape is that the environment is plagued by challenges that hinder […]

Western Union Announces Commitment to Design and Launch a New Financial Platform for NGOs

  President and CEO Hikmet Ersek announces commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative to help NGOs bridge the last mile JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 29, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) (http://www.westernunion.com), a leader in global payment services, today announced its commitment to creating a financial platform specifically designed to meet […]

North Africa Telecommunications Report Q4 2012

  NEW YORK, Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: North Africa Telecommunications Report Q4 2012 http://www.reportlinker.com/ Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates BMI View: The North African telecoms markets are recovering from the political and social upheavals of 2011. The more mature Moroccan and Tunisian […]

Zimbabwe to establish new power projects by 2013

  by Wallace Mawire Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Energy and Power Development has announced new projects to be implemented in 2013 to boost power capacity. Minister Elton Mangoma told delegates at the second edition of the ZimBuild2012 infrastructure financing summit of the proposed initiatives. He said that his ministry has achieved in coming up with a […]

Extreme Networks Announces Innovative Ethernet Solution for Intelligent Physical Security

    Solution includes portfolio of intelligent Ethernet switches designed to reduce installation costs and improve operations through automation SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Oct. , 2012 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today introduced an Ethernet-based physical security network solution designed to help reduce installation, operational costs and truck rolls, and simplify operations associated with […]