Charity Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO) of Kenya just announced, thanks to support from General Electric (www.GE.com), a new infant and maternal care initiative aimed at increasing access to pre-natal screenings for expectant mothers in Kibera, believed to be the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated 700,000 inhabitants
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On September 12, the Members of Parliament in Tanzania voted to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for the execution of the 1,445 kilometer East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.
On November 11-12, The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) (www.FEJA.ci) is coming to Cote d'Ivoire at the Palais de la Culture.Organized by Paradise Game, this unique festival will welcome more than 50,000 video game lovers.
AGCO, a major manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and infrastructure, spoke of the role of farm mechanization in transforming Africa's farms, as part of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (www.AGRF.org) conference held last week in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
Although planting trees in Africa has been championed as a winning environmental strategy to help absorb carbon dioxide, a new study by researchers from Sweden's Lund University, who investigated a Ugandan tree-planting project, suggest the practice deserves some tough questioning.
Shoreline Energy Limited, based in Nigeria and the parent company of Gasland Company Ltd.) and The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), part of the Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell Corporation, have signed new distribution rights for natural gas sales in Nigeria.
The Brazil-Africa Institute and the African Development Bank (AfDB) just launched a new training drive for young farmers (aged 18-35), covering commodity processing, financial literacy and management techniques.
Vancouver, British Columbia, based Routific is helping a rural school bus in Uganda get hundreds of students to school on time.
Solarplaza's 'Unlocking Solar Capital Africa' conference, to be held in the Ivory Coast on October 25 and 26, will feature a Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing access to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge.
Somalia's famine between the years 2010 and 2012 killed more than 250,000 people in the country. One of that period's hard-won lessons was that sometimes the best aid to help the country is not food -- but just cash -- so locals can determine the best solution for each area.
Baker Hughes, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE based in the UK, just announced it had been awarded a major subsea contract from Petrobel for phase two of the “supergiant” Zohr Gas Field situated in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Egyptian coast.
Oxygen8 South Africa, a company which provides billing services connecting mobile carriers and content providers in the country, just recently introduced a new anti-fraud software solution developed by U.S. based Blockfraud, Inc.
Houston, Texas, based Apex International Energy, an independent gas and oil exploration and production company, recently signed off on two new concession agreements for oil drilling exploration in Egypt.
As African agreements accelerate in number and complexity on the world stage, the African Development Bank has emphasized the need to ensure balance between those and East Africa's regional integration agenda.
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, published a new report on September 7, detailing findings from almost a decade of monitoring the ivory trafficking network. The report details a tragic history of how ivory smuggling in Central Africa became as lucrative of many international drug cartels.
Statoil, a multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Stavenger, Norway, has purchased a sizeable share of offshore oil exploration rights from ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Limited of South Africa.
The VC4A Startup Academy, an online self-learning tool, now offers African entrepreneurs and investors direct access to individual mentors who can help those launching new businesses in the region.
Alpha Group, the largest office furniture provider in Northern Ireland, has been awarded a contract by the government of Nigeria, making it the company’s first contract outside the UK and Ireland.
Africa may contribute only 4 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but six of the 10 countries most affected by climate change are in Africa. According to a major agricultural research for development partnership, this illustrates the urgent need to develop climate-smart agriculture, improve forestry and transform the productivity of water use.
Kusile Unit One, a power plant operated by state power agency Eskom in South Africa, has begun commercial operations, according to GE, the main contractor for key elements of that plant.
TerraPay, a mobile payments company based in the Netherlands, has received regulatory approval to launch cross-border money transfer services in South Africa.
According to a survey conducted in May-June 2017 by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ethiopia's Somali region includes over 577,711 internally displaced persons (IDPs), scattered over 264 sites, a major settlement of ethnically Somali who are also Ethiopian nationals.
Cajutel Sarl, a Swiss-owned telecom company based in Guinea-Bissau in West Africa, is leveraging the power of two very different technologies, solar and cryptocurrency, to help it expand high-speed internet service throughout the region.
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a non-profit organization, recently reinforced their commitment to support the Government of Uganda, to help improve access to healthcare solutions in the country.
The U.S. Army has awarded a new multi-year contract to Vizocom, a U.S. technology company based in the UAE, to provide satellite communications services to support the U.S. Army in the African nation of Chad.