Author Archives: Africa Business

Life Technologies and SATuRN Collaborate to Increase Access to HIV Testing in Africa

  CARLSBAD, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE ) today announced a collaboration with the Southern African Treatment and Resistance Network (SATuRN – http://www.bioafrica.net/saturn) on sequencing-based diagnostics for HIV-infected individuals in Africa. Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are becoming increasingly available in the developing world, due to facilitation by both governmental and non-governmental organizations, […]

Element Six Synthetic Diamond Protects CERN Particle Detectors in Recently Announced Higgs boson Experiment Results

  CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) particle detection systems use Element Six synthetic diamond in their first line of defence against beam-induced radiation damage in their recently announced Higgs boson experiment results.   LONDON, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Element Six, the world leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials, is proud to announce that its […]

KEMET Highlighted in GAO Report on Conflict Minerals

    GREENVILLE, S.C., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced that it is positively cited in the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report Conflict Mineral Disclosure Rule: SEC’s Actions and Stakeholder-Developed Initiatives (GAO-12-763). This report highlights KEMET’s “Making […]

Confirmation.com Uncovers $200 Million Peregrine Financial Group Fraud

  Commodity Futures Regulator Moves to Mandate Use of Service for All Regulated Brokerages BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Within 24 hours of a regulatory mandate to use electronic confirmation service Confirmation.com, here, PFGBest, a commodity brokerage unit of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., was exposed as a multi-year $215 million fraud. “PFGBest is […]

New Study Finds Greatly Elevated HIV Infection Rates Among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S.

  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Study results released today by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) show disturbing  rates of new HIV infections occurring among black gay and bisexual men in the U.S. (also known as men who have sex with men, or MSM), particularly young black MSM. The HPTN 061 […]

Kola Aluko Hails $4.5 Billion Deal for New Refineries

  LONDON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Nigerian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with US firm Vulcan Petroleum Resources and Nigeria’s Petroleum Refining and Strategic Reserve to build six new oil refineries in a deal worth $4.5 billion. Two of the plants, each of which will have a capacity of 30,000 barrels […]

Dr. Tererai Trent, Founder of Tinogona, to Speak at Walden University Academic Residency

Inspirational voice for empowerment, education and change will address doctoral students on Feb. 18 in Atlanta MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Tererai Trent, inspirational speaker and founder of the nonprofit organization Tinogona, will speak to more than 600 doctoral students at Walden University’s academic residency on Feb. 18 in Atlanta. Her moving story […]