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IBM Develops Plan to Help Moroccan Farmers Boost Skills, Production

RABAT, Morocco, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) experts participating in the company’s pro bono Corporate Service Corps program have recommended a strategy to lift the productivity of Moroccan farmers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The plan focuses on improving coordination between the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and the farming community, as well as improve internal coordination within the […]

MTN Uganda releases statement on tax evasion case

MTN- Tax Evasion Press ( .pdf Acrobat reader) Allegations of Tax Evasion (Microsoft Word) Dear All, I wish to set the record straight on various negative and inaccurate stories that have appeared in the media over the last couple of weeks: In Mid-September, MTN Uganda discovered suspicious supply chain payments made to several service providers. […]

IMN’s 10th Annual South African & African Capital Markets Conference

  IMN’s 10th Annual South African & African Cap Mkts Conference (Microsoft Word) 22-23 November 2012 The Westin Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa   NEW YORK CITY, NY – As we enter this next decade in the event’s timeline, IMN and our event sponsors will build on our excellent reputation as the only ‘must […]

Development of the tourist sector of Togo

Soon the classification of the hotel establishments Togo abounds in a large number of hotel establishments which welcome visitors so national as international. Of Lomé until Cinkassé hotels and other places of rest abound, what can be considered as a good thing for the tourist development of the country. The existence of these hotel establishments […]

Ireland’s Minister for Trade and Development Leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to South Africa

On Sunday 10 November 2012, Ireland’s Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, will lead an Enterprise Ireland trade mission with 37 companies to South Africa. The trade mission is being organised by Irish trade and technology agency, Enterprise Ireland in close cooperation with Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Embassy […]

Leading IT summit to boost ICT sector in South Africa through improved broadband and infrastructure

The 4th annual IT Leaders Africa Summit will be held in South Africa’s city of gold, Johannesburg from 13 to 14 March 2013. The summit is hosted and produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The IT Leaders Summit series is hosted in strategic locations all over the world including Johannesburg, Dubai, Ghana, Cape […]

Mobile games partnerships on the rise in Africa

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa EA has appointed Nazara Technologies to be their premier distributor of Mobile Games in Africa. And Nazara Technologies and EA leverage an existing relationship to maximize availability of high end games to mobile phone users across 49 countries in Africa. The announcement came from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Nazara Technologies […]

Coface projections on SA, Africa and the global economy will have to be tested

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Africa is best positioned to provide a thriving business environment, a leading International credit insurer attests. Coface has projected that by 2016, South African exports into Africa will increase significantly but will be offset by an equivalent drop in trade with Europe. The group also says that the will also be an […]

CTICC and Neotel taking conferencing to international standards

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in conjunction with Neotel have produced a modern innovative conferencing technology. Also, this partnership has opened South Africa’s second public TelePresence room. TelePresence is an immersive meeting experience that offers ultimate video and audio clarity. The CTICC is also the first conference centre in South […]

International Gateway Traffic Verification System Now Fully Operational in Rwanda

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 8, 2012/PRNewswire via African Press Organization (APO)/ — A Joint Realization of Global Voice Group and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance for the Rwanda Utility Regulatory Agency Global Voice Group (GVG) and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance are proud to announce that the International Gateway Traffic Verification System (IGTVS), commissioned […]

Houston Hosts the PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference – Global Opportunities in Energy, Agribusiness, Technology, and Capital Access

WASHINGTON, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire via African Press Organization (APO)/ — The PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference (PAEC) takes place November 15-18, 2012, in Houston, TX at the Four Seasons Hotel. PAEC is an arena for entrepreneurs and business people within the Black Diaspora to meet and further business connections. This is the newly formed international division of […]

IMF Concludes ECF Review Mission to the Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, November 8, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Mr. Norbert Toé visited Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), during October 24 to November 8, 2012 to conduct the first review of the three-year program supported under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission […]

Airtel Malawi delights two customers with cash prizes

  By Chancy Namadzunda Airtel Malawi handed over K1.5 million to two customers who were grand winners in the Airtel Rising Stars Promotion which ended a few months ago. The two, Pamba Ngulube and Nancy Kuntha Yolamu came tops in the ARS and Lololo Fiesta respectively. They were supposed to fly to England to watch […]

POST SHOW REPORT 2012: ASIA’S LARGEST EXHIBITION & CONGRESS FOR AESTHETIC MEDICAL DISCIPLINES

Post Show Report ( .pdf Acrobat Reader) 13-15 SEPTEMBER 2012 Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 4th Edition: POST SHOW REPORT 2012 ASIA’S LARGEST EXHIBITION & CONGRESS FOR AESTHETIC MEDICAL DISCIPLINES –        Aesthetic Dermatology –        Anti-aging Medicine –        Aesthetic Plastic Surgery –        TST Triangular Meeting –        Aesthetic Dentistry –        Professional Beauty   […]

VAALCO Energy Provides Update on Mutamba Iroru Block Onshore Gabon

HOUSTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) today announced that the N’Gongui 2 exploration well being drilled onshore Gabon in the Mutamba Iroru concession has encountered hydrocarbons in the objective Gamba sandstone section. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100316/NY71495LOGO ) Robert Gerry, Chairman and CEO, commented: “With our partner, Total Gabon, we have elected to […]

Democratic Republic of Congo: ICT4Gov Project Uses Participatory Budgeting and Telecommunications to Build Transparency and Accountability

  Synopsis Project feedback mechanisms driven by participatory budgeting and new innovations in information communication technology are working to successfully build transparency, increase accountability and overcome a long history of mistrust in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu Province. Challenge Following decades of colonial rule, conflict upon conflict, mismanagement, and internal corruption, the Democratic […]

Sarama Resources announces $500,000 private placement

TSX-V Ticker: SWA SWA.WT VANCOUVER, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Sarama Resources Limited (“Sarama” or the “Company“) announces a private placement (the “Private Placement“) for the issuance of 555,556 units (the “Units“) at a price of $0.90 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of approximately $500,000.  Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of […]

Frost & Sullivan Award Recognises 1Stream’s Exceptional Entrepreneurship

Year-on-year growth exceeding 100% in 2011 caps company’s stellar performance CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the hosted contact centre market, Frost & Sullivan recognises 1Stream with the South African Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. Since its inception in 2008, 1Stream has managed to grow its business […]

High-level Seychelles delegation and ProgressSoft at Connected World Forum

after nationwide mobile money launch 1000+ mobile lifeline experts gather in Dubai this month The global payment solutions giant ProgressSoft will share details of the countrywide roll-out of its mobile payment solution in the Republic of Seychelles at the upcoming Connected World Forum in Dubai from 20-21 November.  ProgressSoft CEO, Mr. Michael Wakileh, the Seychelles […]

EA appoints Nazara Technologies for Exclusive Distribution of Mobile Games in Africa

  Africa_Press Release Final_EA Nazara – 7th November (Microsoft Word) Nazara Technologies and EA leverage existing relationship to maximize availability of high end games to mobile phone users across 49 countries in Africa Dubai, November 7th, 2012: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games developer and publisher, and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced they have entered […]

Orange Business Services appoints new General Manager in Middle East & Africa

  Orange Business Services appoints new General Manager (.pdf Acrobat Reader)   priority on banking & finance, oil & gas and smart cities sectors   Orange Business Services, the business services arm of France Telecom-Orange and one of the Middle East’s major ICT employers, has appointed Jean-Luc Lasnier as the new General Manager for the […]

Payroll System: Small Businesses Can Print Paychecks on Blank Stock Easily with New EzPaycheck Software

Small business payroll software ezPaycheck was updated with new and more flexible features to allow users print paychecks and stubs on blank stock easily. Try it free for 30 days at http://www.halfpricesoft.com Detroit, MI, November, 2012 –(PR.com)– Small business payroll software ezPaycheck was released with new feature to print paycheck with stubs on blank check […]