Kagame opens African Economic Conference, calls for models that respond to local needs

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 31, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Rwandese leader, President Paul Kagame today in Kigali opened the 7th African Economic Conference, calling it an opportunity for leading African economists to look beyond purely economic factors for solutions to Africa’s developmental problems. Convened by the Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA), the African […]

ECA knowledge products shine at Kigali African Economic Conference

  KIGALI, Rwanda, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Knowledge products by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have had a field day here in Kigali, as participants at the 7th – African Economic Conference grab CDs, brochures, policy briefs, synthesis papers and copies of major reports by the Commission on their way into each […]

Bunna International Bank Partners With Finacle From Infosys for Banking Transformation

  ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia and BANGALORE, India, November 1, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall via African Press Organization (APO)/ — New Core Banking Solution to Improve Customer Service and Operational Efficiency Bunna International Bank, a leading player in the Ethiopian market, today announced the selection of Finacle[TM] core banking solution [http://www.infosys.com/finacle ] from Infosys for its transformation journey. Finacle […]

Pushing the African Business up with High Speed Internet

  By Rich Martinez Africa, though known to have the oldest economic history and could have established a prosperous economy earlier, has long been suffering from poverty instead. It has been imprinted in the History that their economy has indeed stagnated for the past decades. The African Continent is supposed to be enriched with a […]

Application Story – FDB Hinges – On the Waterfront in Cape Town

  FDB Panel Fittings supplied compact concealed hinges for public information kiosks installed during the re-development of a run-down waterfront area in Cape Town, South Africa. Isleworth, United Kingdom, October, 2012 –(PR.com)– Re-development of a run-down waterfront area in Cape Town, South Africa into prestigious shops, hotels, flats, cafes, etc. called for a range of […]

The Government of Senegal to officially host this year’s AgriBusiness Forum

  The Government of Senegal and EMRC International partner to spotlight Africa’s agricultural and Agri-Food sector potential. Organised under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Senegal and the Prime Minister and hosted by Senegal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, this year’s AgriBusiness Forum will highlight the importance of Africa’s agricultural potential […]

AfricaRice economist wins Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize

  COTONOU, Benin, October 30, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The 2012 Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize was presented to Dr Matty Demont, agricultural economist at the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) on 29 October for his ground-breaking research in the field of rice value chain development in Africa. Named after Louis Malassis, a renowned […]

Growing role for Africa in the “Golden Age of Gas” – Report

    Opportunities will extend in most areas to the smaller, local E&P players as well, most often in partnerships with larger, more-experienced players JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 30, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – With open access and attractive leasing terms, Africa’s oil and natural gas resources continue to attract a broad spectrum of investors, according […]

Africa & Middle East Focussed Telecom Analytics Solutions Provider wins Deloitte Technology Tech Fast 50 India 2012 Award

  Africa & Middle East Focused Telecom Analytics solutions provider wins Deloitte Tech Fast 50 India 2012 Award (Microsoft Word format) Ranked Number 6 Fastest Growing Technology Company, ABIBA attributes its 836% Revenue Growth to domain focus and customer centric approach   Bangalore, India, 30th Oct 2012 – ABIBA Systems, a leading Telecom Analytics software […]

UCT Graduate School of Business is the best in Africa

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, has been voted the top business school on the African continent for 2012. A report released this week showed that by a vote of its international peers, the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has been rated the top business school […]

Standard Bank Group ranked South Africa’s greenest company

  Standard Bank Group has been ranked South Africa’s “greenest” company in the 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings. Standard Bank Group was ranked 21st globally in the Financial Sector category and 64th overall. Other South African companies included in the rankings were MTN, Bidvest and Sasol. Newsweek, an international weekly news magazine, publishes the Green Rankings […]

Standard Bank, Microsoft and Samsung partnership

  Standard Bank South Africa, Samsung and Microsoft have partnered to give Standard Bank South Africa customers first option on Samsung’s new Ativ tablets, running the brand new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system – prior to the availability of the device in the mainstream market. The announcement coincides with the worldwide launch of the highly […]

Joburg and Standard Bank in new banking partnership

  Standard Bank South Africa has beaten four banks in a tender bid to partner with the City of Joburg. The participating banks were subject to the same rules and requirements, in line with the prevailing legislation, the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA). The City had utilised the services of one of the big four […]

South African red tape may not be that bad

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa A report this week reveals that entry as a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) is not so restrictive after all. And according to Gerrie van Biljon, Executive Director of Cape Town-based Business Partners, the general sentiment in South Africa’s business landscape is that the environment is plagued by challenges that hinder […]

Western Union Announces Commitment to Design and Launch a New Financial Platform for NGOs

  President and CEO Hikmet Ersek announces commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative to help NGOs bridge the last mile JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, October 29, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) (http://www.westernunion.com), a leader in global payment services, today announced its commitment to creating a financial platform specifically designed to meet […]

North Africa Telecommunications Report Q4 2012

  NEW YORK, Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: North Africa Telecommunications Report Q4 2012 http://www.reportlinker.com/ Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates BMI View: The North African telecoms markets are recovering from the political and social upheavals of 2011. The more mature Moroccan and Tunisian […]

Zimbabwe to establish new power projects by 2013

  by Wallace Mawire Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Energy and Power Development has announced new projects to be implemented in 2013 to boost power capacity. Minister Elton Mangoma told delegates at the second edition of the ZimBuild2012 infrastructure financing summit of the proposed initiatives. He said that his ministry has achieved in coming up with a […]

Extreme Networks Announces Innovative Ethernet Solution for Intelligent Physical Security

    Solution includes portfolio of intelligent Ethernet switches designed to reduce installation costs and improve operations through automation SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Oct. , 2012 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today introduced an Ethernet-based physical security network solution designed to help reduce installation, operational costs and truck rolls, and simplify operations associated with […]

South Africa Holiday Ownership Expert Stuart Lamont to Speak During Timeshare and Fractional Event GNEX 2013

  The Executive Chairman for Club Leisure Group will give his viewpoints of the South Africa shared ownership industry during Perspective Magazine’s third annual timeshare and fractional industry event. Orlando, FL, October, 2012 –(PR.com)– Perspective Magazine announces that Stuart Lamont, Executive Chairman, Club Leisure Group will provide his expertise regarding the South African vacation ownership […]

SADC initiative to harmonize seed policies advanced

  by Wallace Mawire The Southern African Development Community (SADC) initiatives on harmonization of seed policies are at an advanced stage with  only a few countries still to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The initiatives are being conducted under the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) Harmonized Seed Security Project. According […]

AIR Delivers Digital Communications Solutions Conference in Togo

  American International Radio, Inc. opened doors to Central and Western Africa by bringing the first ever regional telecommunication conference in the area. Rolling Meadows, IL, October, 2012 –(PR.com)– This year’s three day event was addressed to both governmental organizations and industrial companies customers from Togo and the surrounding countries including Benin, Niger, Mali, Gabon, […]

Would Social Media lead to emotional blandness

  (Cairo, Egypt, 24th of October 2012) Social media penetration in Egypt is a staggering 68.21% from total online population (Facebook focused). People spend more time browsing their friend’s profiles than actually engaging in conversation or meeting with them face to face. As more and more time is spent in browsing the countless statuses updates […]