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 […]

Gold Fields Limited: KDC East Mine Resumes Production

JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ – Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that employees this morning returned to work at its KDC East Mine (formerly Kloof) to resume production after a 23-day strike. All three of Gold Fields’ operating mines in South Africa are now back in […]

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 […]

IQ4News Partner with VHC to Launch South Africa Job Portal

According to a report by Statistics South Africa, unemployment rate in South Africa is at 24.9%, down from 25.2% in the first quarter. A staggering 79% of those unemployed are under the age of 35, with some 26,000 graduates unemployed.   The largest decreases in unemployment were seen in Limpopo with 1.7%, Mpumalanga with 1.4% […]

Qatar breaks ground on solar stadium

The tender for the first solar-powered World Cup 2022 stadium has been issued and the winners will be announced in November or December, the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee has said. Construction should follow soon thereafter and if all goes according to plan, Al Wakrah stadium will be complete as soon as 2015. “The stadium will […]

Zimbabwe develops e-health strategies

  by Wallace Mawire ln a bid to move with global developments Zimbabwe has developed ehealth strategies to enhance service delivery and increase competitiveness in the health sector. Globally all sectors are embracing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Health care is no exception.ICTs can transform how health care is delivered and how health systems are […]

Africa: Regional integration can boost FDI, experts at AEC say

KIGALI, Rwanda, November, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Experts at the ongoing African Economic Conference in Kigali today agreed that Africa would need to strengthen regional integration in order to boost increased Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the continent, because it creates larger domestic markets and stimulates trade, two elements that can attract FDI. “At […]

Airtel Nigeria appoints Segun Ogunsanya as Chief Executive Officer

  Segun Ogunsanya will be responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Airtel Nigeria LAGOS, Nigeria, November, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Bharti Airtel (http://www.airtel.com), a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Segun Ogunsanya as the […]

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 […]