Author Archives: Africa Business

Working as a Consultant When Retired

  By David Kimberley Retirement doesn’t necessarily have to be a function of age, but more a function of choice and capacity. People can choose to still work as long as they want to and are able to, in careers or professions of their choice. The more senior people get in their professions, the more […]

Equatorial Guinea Official Statement On International Arrest Warrant For Daniel Lebegue

  MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The government of Equatorial Guinea has issued an official statement regarding the international arrest warrant received by INTERPOL for the detention of Daniel Lebegue . A full text of the government’s statement follows: The Justice System of Equatorial Guinea informs the national and international public that […]

China in South Africa: media responses to a developing relationship

  Chinese Journal of Communication Volume 5, Issue 3, 2012 Special Issue: Media and the State: China and Beyond China in South Africa: media responses to a developing relationship DOI:10.1080/17544750.2012.701428 Herman Wassermana Abstract The formal invitation extended to South Africa by China late in 2010 to join the BRIC formation of emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, […]

Oando Energy Resources Announces Spudding of Ebendo-5 Well

  CALGARY, Alberta, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Oando Energy Resources Inc. (“OER” or the “Company”) (TSX:OER), a company focused on oil exploration and production in Nigeria, today announced the spudding of the EB-5 well in the Ebendo Field (OML 56), located onshore Nigeria. OER commenced drilling operations on October 12, 2012 and has reached […]

Tronox Files to Counter Move to Halt First-Phase Construction of its Fairbreeze Mineral Sands Mine in South Africa

  MTUNZINI, South Africa, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) today formally noted its opposition to an application made by the Mtunzini Conservancy for an injunction to halt the early-phase construction underway at the company’s new KZN Sands Fairbreeze mine project in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In opposing papers filed in the […]

US and Morocco Launch New Strategic Partnership to Tackle Economic Development, Democratic Reforms, Terrorism, Syria

  WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) — Morocco and the US have announced a wide range of areas for bilateral cooperation — including ongoing democratic reforms, economic growth and jobs, women’s empowerment and human rights, interfaith tolerance, countering terrorism, and ending the violence in Syria — in their recently launched Morocco-US Strategic Dialogue. This new partnership […]

World Bank Group Partners with Korean Private Businesses to Invest in Emerging Markets

  Seoul, October 16, 2012—In partnership with KoFC (Korea Finance Corporation), IFC and MIGA today hosted the Korea–World Bank Group Private Sector Seminar in Seoul to discuss opportunities to strengthen their partnership when making sustainable and profitable private sector investments in emerging markets. The forum discussed ways of bringing innovative private sector solutions, including financing, […]

World Bank: Unleashing the Power of Africa’s Private Sector Key to Continent’s Growth

  TOKYO, October, 2012 – The private sector is a key but underused resource for Africa’s development, as much of the continent’s savings go yet untapped for investment. Speaking at the Africa Investor CEO Summit in Tokyo, Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa, stressed that public private partnerships (PPPs) can be an important […]

What Makes You Tick?: A New Paradigm for Neuroscience

  Antioch, CA, October 16, 2012 –(PR.com)– Solas Press announced today the imminent release for publication of What Makes You Tick?: A New Paradigm for Neuroscience. As the title suggests it raises the profound question of how we humans interact with our world. The commonsense view of the world is that it is constituted of […]

LAGbook Partners with Lovvin to Foster Social Recommendation in Africa

  Foremost African social discovery network Ladies And Gentlemen book (LAGbook) today announced its partnership with social recommendation website Lovvin to foster social recommendation in Africa. Lagos, Nigeria, October 16, 2012 –(PR.com)– Lovvin is a social recommendation website that lets people share things they love and recommend things they might love. Based on what they […]

South African industrial issues must be dealt with now

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa   This is serious stuff. And South African stakeholders, shareholders, sectors must stand and pay attention to what could further derail the process of creating jobs. As mentioned so many times before and evidence elsewhere in the world confirms that job can go a long way in eradicating poverty and underdevelopment. […]

BRICS Countries: Delayed Reforms are Jeopardising Positive Development

  BERLIN and RIO DE JANEIRO, October 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Growth alone will not resolve problems if emerging markets do not change at the same time Contrary to the forecasts of success in recent years, the ‘BRICS’ (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are greatly in need of reform in key political areas. […]

Forbidden Fruit – Queendom Research Reveals Which Gender is More Likely to Give Into Temptation

  Queendom.com’s latest study indicates that when it comes to being disciplined and making healthy life changes, men tend to have a stronger resolve. Montreal, Canada, October, 2012 –(PR.com)– Queendom.com, a pioneer in online personality, IQ, and career tests, has released its newest study on willpower and the ability to keep resolutions. Queendom’s research reveals […]

Kinetic Events proud to host founders of Africa’s largest social networking website, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu to speak at IT Leaders West Africa Summit

  Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu LAGBook (Microsoft Word) The anticipated annual IT Leaders West Africa Summit will take place from 28 to 29 November 2012 in the heart of Ghana’s esteemed capital city, Accra. The summit is produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events; key strategic information providers to the IT and telecoms […]

PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, JACOB ZUMA

  Afrobarometer Bulletin [Briefing Paper No.104] PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, JACOB ZUMA by Paul Graham and Carmen Alpin Introduction In May 2012, a display of art entitled “Hail to the Thief II” caused a national controversy because of a single element hung on a separate wall. This was […]

Annual Investment Meeting 2013

  The Annual Investment Meeting 2013 (AIM) is an initiative from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Trade to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from April 30 to May 2, 2013 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.   The third edition of AIM will provide a true assessment of investment opportunities in […]

Equatorial Guinea Gives US$30 Million To FAO For Food Aid In Africa

  Equatorial Guinea Gives US$30 Million To FAO For Food Aid In Africa Equatorial Guinea joins the fight to end hunger in Africa MALABO, Equatorial Guinea , Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Equatorial Guinea has offered US$30 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to assist African countries with food shortages and improve food security across the continent. The donation […]

Novus Celebrates World Egg Day and Supports Egg Consumption and Egg Production in Africa

  Special events are being held throughout the continent   ST. LOUIS , Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Novus International, Inc. has partnered with egg industry associations in Africa for the third consecutive year to support World Egg Day celebrations. On Friday, October 12 , numerous events are being held throughout Africa to promote the nutritional benefits of eggs and raise the public awareness […]

Equatorial Guinea Inaugurates New High-Capacity Power Plant In Djibloho

  Entire country now has access to electrical power. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea , Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Equatorial Guinea has inaugurated a new electricity plant in the city of Djibloho that forms the final major element in its plan to extend electrical power to the entire nation.  President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo dedicated the plant in an official ceremony on October 11 . […]

Energy Edge Issues “Africa Initiative” Update on Ghana Project

  FT LAUDERDALE, Fla. , Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Energy Edge Technologies Corp (OTC: EEDG), has just released the following update on the Company’s “Africa Initiative”: ALBAH Manufacturing Technology Corporation of Ghana , through its Joint Venture with our Partner, Trillacorpe Construction, is in the process of receiving a Purchase Order for a Pilot Program to provide design, engineering and construction of multiple […]

Platts: September OPEC Oil Output Drops to 31.15 Million Barrels per Day

LONDON , Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Crude oil output from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) fell by 390,000 barrels per day (b/d) to 31.15 million b/d in September, with Saudi Arabia and Nigeria accounting for the bulk of the month-on-month drop, a Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts showed October […]

Equatorial Guinea Tourism Portal Launched in NYC

  New York, NY, October 13, 2012 –(PR.com)– GC Media is the communications partner for Goree Challenge IV. “The facebook page is designed to bring the Spirit of Malabo to the world”, said Victor Mooney of US based South African Arts International (SAAI). The site will provide an opportunity for the public to see the […]