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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 […]

Aviat Networks to Showcase LTE-Proven Microwave Networking Solutions at AfricaCom 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced that it will be exhibiting at AfricaCom 2012, November 13-15, in Cape Town, South Africa. The company will highlight its LTE-proven microwave solutions at this leading telecommunications conference in Africa. For Africa’s mobile […]

The 5th African Private Sector Forum gets underway under the theme “The Role of Private Sector in Promoting Investment and Agro-Industry in Africa”

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The 3 day 5th African Private Sector Forum was launched today in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with strategic aims to promote investment and trade through partnerships and joint ventures between the African Union Commission’s (AUC) Member States, the Middle East and the world at large in […]

IMF Concludes Staff Mission to Uganda

  KAMPALA, Uganda, November 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visited Kampala from October 24 to November 6, 2012 to carry out discussions with the Ugandan authorities for the fifth review of their IMF-supported economic and financial program. The mission met with Hon. Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance, Planning, […]

International business must reach out to the global masses

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa An initiative aimed at mobilizing the Global business community to achieve sustainable prosperity must be taken seriously. A document released from Washington, D.C reveals that transnational corporations are now so numerous and in some cases so well capitalized that their global influence now rivals and in many cases exceeds that of […]

Google conference attracks over 800 industrial experts

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa The popular Google Conference makes its return to Cape Town next week. And tech enthusiasts are expected to gather at the Pavillion Conference Centre, Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town on 12th-13th November. This meeting of experts in the various industries will be the third G-South Africa event presented […]

Lubricant Demand Growth Stalls in Mature Markets, Strong Growth on the Horizon for New Emerging Markets, Sees Kline

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Despite the challenges of a precarious economic environment, the 2011 global lubricant market grew a resilient 2%, with global lubricant demand estimated at 38.6 million tonnes. This growth was largely fuelled by the BRIC countries’ resurgent industrial activity and expansion in the commercial and passenger vehicles sales, according to the […]

Middle East North Africa Beverage Forecasts September 2012

NEW YORK, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Middle East North Africa Beverage Forecasts September 2012 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01023922/Middle-East-North-Africa-Beverage-Forecasts-September-2012.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Beverage Product Synopsis Latest historical and forecast consumption trends for key beverage categories in 11 MENA markets. Introduction and Landscape Extracted from Canadean’s Global Beverage Forecasts report, Middle […]

Air Products Supplying ASUs for Copper Smelter Project in Zambia

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it has been awarded the contract to supply two oxygen plants at the site of a copper smelter being built in Zambia by Kansanshi Mining Plc.  The scope of the agreement includes Air Products supply of two 750 metric ton per day oxygen […]

Having cracked the feature phone challenge, 2go heads for smartphones

  Mobile social network 2go is extending its successful feature phone app to smartphones, while growing its team of software developers and support staff. 2go currently has over 10 million active users who send more than 6 billion messages a month, mostly on lower-end feature phones in Nigeria and South Africa. “Feature phones have been […]

Africa Beverage Forecasts September 2012

NEW YORK, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Africa Beverage Forecasts September 2012 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01023927/Africa-Beverage-Forecasts-September-2012.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Beverage Product Synopsis Latest historical and forecast consumption trends for key beverage categories. Introduction and Landscap0065 Extracted from Canadean’s Global Beverage Forecasts report, Africa Beverage Forecasts includes data tables for Nigeria […]

IAMGOLD Fatality in Burkina Faso, West Africa

TSX: IMG    NYSE: IAG TORONTO, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire/ – IAMGOLD Corporation (“IAMGOLD” or the “Company”) regrets to report that a gardener employed at our exploration office in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, drowned on November 1, 2012. The Company immediately notified all relevant government authorities and other stakeholders in Burkina Faso and is reviewing its safety precautions […]

American Businessman Talks About Investment In Equatorial Guinea

More than 25,000 Americans Work in Equatorial Guinea Today MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Nov., 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Investing in Equatorial Guinea is a flexible and friendly process, according to American businessman John James. In a recent interview with Focus Washington, John James, founder and chairman of JD James & Company, an advisory firm serving governments, government […]

Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk, UNEP and Kenya Forest Service Report Finds / Services from Kenya’s Water Towers Underpin Many Sectors of Economy

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 5.8 billion shillings ($US 68 million) in 2010 and 6.6 billion shillings in 2009, far outstripping the roughly 1.3 billion shillings injected from forestry and logging each year, according to a joint Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) […]

Tánaiste welcomes commitment from Government of Uganda to repay funds misappropriated from Irish Aid

DUBLIN, Ireland, November 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D., today welcomed the Government of Uganda’s commitment to repay €4m in Irish Aid funds which was misappropriated by officials in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Uganda. […]

Luanda: Italian firms at Construction Fair

LUANDA, Angola, November 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A total of twenty Italian firms successfully participated in the 10th edition of the Projekta International Construction, Urban Planning and Architecture Fair held in Luanda Angola. The fair provided the perfect stage for an infrastructure and civil engineering sector that has undergone rapid growth over the […]

PanAtlantic Exploration Company Adopts Paradigm’s Subsurface Software Suite for International Deepwater Exploration and Production Projects

Paradigm solutions to improve cycle times and enhance subsurface reliability.   [05-November-2012]   LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Paradigm™ (www.pdgm.com) announced today that PanAtlantic Exploration Company has adopted Paradigm geophysical and petrophysical applications for all of its exploration and production work in the deepwater environments of Brazil and Africa. PanAtlantic will use the […]

Malawi Economic Conference Affirms Recent Policy Reforms and Calls for Additional Measures to Achieve More Inclusive Growth

LILONGWE, Malawi, November 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Malawi Ministry of Finance, the Reserve Bank of Malawi and the International Monetary Fund jointly organized a conference in Lilongwe during November 2-3, 2012 aimed at discussing strategies for enhancing the implementation of Malawi’s Economic Recovery Plan (ERP). The high level conference was held under […]

ICANN to expand in Africa

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa An initiative aimed at increasing ICANN’s presence and participation across Africa was recently unveiled. It was also announced that the plan has received enthusiastic support of the CEO and Board Chair. News coming from Toronto, Canada say that leaders of Africa’s Internet community have also unveiled a comprehensive plan designed to dramatically […]