Royal Philips Corporation of the Netherlands, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (www.UnFA.org) and the Government of Mandera County, Kenya, just opened a new Community Life Centre (CLC) for Mandera's residents.
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Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the charitable arm of pharmaceutical company Merck, based in New Jersey, has made a formal long-term commitment to a partnership with the government of Tanzania.
Media startup Auntie Mo Kids Radio of Nigeria, an 'all-positive' internet radio station offering 24/7 programming for children and parents, just announced its new internet broadcasting schedule.
Drought conditions in East Africa are worsening rapidly, leaving crops scorched, pastures dying with water, and thousands of livestock dead. So says an urgent alert warning issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on July 14.
Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa has new help in fighting rhino poaching. South African telecommunications companies Vodacom and Celcom have now introduced an innovative mobile-based security system within and around the park.
The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Executive Board just completed its first review of Egypt's economic reform program, supported by an arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility. The successful completion of that will allow Egypt to access new disbursements of up to SDR 895.48 million, or about US $1.2 billion.
A new report by Xalam Analytics, a Cambridge, Massachusetts based analytics firm focusing on the Middle East and Africa, says one of the fast-growing segments of the African ICT market is data center colocation. The rush to adopt cloud services and develop advanced digital applications is the primary driver behind that growth.
The award winners for 2017's SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards, honoring innovation in sustainable development in Africa on behalf of SEED, have just been announced.
Ever wonder what trade shows and conferences can mean economically to host countries in Africa? A new independent audit of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.Africa-Conference.com) by Grant Thornton, and international audit, tax and advisory company, says that single conference alone has delivered ~$16.8 million to African economies.
On July 12, Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, switched over to a common-use passenger processing system (CUPPS) at Seychelles International Airport.
The Government of Mozambique just received $6 million from the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to support sustainable management of its forest sector, promote good governance, improve forest concession systems, and enable private sector participation.
On July 12, President Doris Leuthard of Switzerland held meetings in Ghana to discuss a 2017-2020 strategy for expanding the two countries' already excellent trade relations. Ghana is Switzerland's main trading partner in Africa.
A new report prepared by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) says Africa can transform its society into one recognized as prosperous and productive. To accomplish that, however, it will have to find a way to harness the energy and inspiration of the 60% of the continent's population who is currently under 25 years.
Xpress Money, a global world money transfer service and one of the businesses created and operated by UAE Exchange of the United Arab Emirates, now allows money transfers into mobile wallets in Africa via Amsterdam-based TerraPay.
On July 10, Tunisia received approval for a €100 million Macro-Financial Assistance loan from the European Commission.
A major step forward in Africa's high-speed data communications capabilities just happened, now that Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) has begun construction on its new South American data centre located in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Baker McKenzie, a global law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, reports in its later Cross Border IPO Index that there were ZERO cross-border Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) from African companies during the first half of 2017. This is the first time in five years of tracking that this has occurred.
The first ever "Invest in Africa" Conference and Exhibitors Summit will be happening September 23-25, 2017, at the Gala Theater Complex in Cairo, Egypt.
The United Nations recently issued a warning about water to those living in the Near East and North Africa regions. Their analysis says that the per capita renewable energy availability is around 600 cubic meters per person per year, only 10% of the world average. It is calling for immediate innovation to help solve the problem, something which is getting worse fast because of accelerating climate change.
The fast-growing agricultural and trade town of Eldoret in Western Kenya just celebrated the official opening of the Eldoret Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
The third group of 28 young Nigerian entrepreneurs just graduated from GE's Lagos Garage, a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation and collaboration.
Senegal's state agency in charge of information technology policy, ADIE (ADIE.sn), just made carrying out two urban planning service procedures easier. Those are the means to obtain the certificate of conformity for construction and securing an urban planning certificate.
The Planet Earth Institute (PEI), an international NGO and charity, has created the first ever online matching platform for all individuals working and interested in Africa. It is called PEI exChange (http://PEI.exChange).
The Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, will be taking a major role and giving a keynote address at the upcoming Tanzania Oil & Gas Congress (CWCTOG.com), happening from September 11-12 in Dar es Salaam.
The upcoming African Ports Evolution -- West Africa Forum and exhibition, taking place in Accra, Ghana from September 5-7, will focus on all aspects of how the marine economy is one of the most important for the entire African continent.