BigTime, a leading mobile marketing firm announced that it has inked a milestone 2-year general framework agreement with MTN Group covering 20 MTN OpCos/carriers in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
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Cummins (Cummins.com), the world's leading industrial engine manufacturer and a historic partner of BIA in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is giving BIA a fresh vote of confidence by entrusting it with the official distribution of its engine, generator, and filter system product lines in several African countries.
The United Nations is callingon developed and developing countries alike to implement innovative financing mechanisms with a view to raising much-needed funds to assist with the development of the neediest countries. The institution of surcharges on globalized activities is one of the four broad categories of innovative finance mechanisms that have been identified.
Income inequality in the world is getting worse and is bringing with it further damage to the poorest of the world's population.
The World Metereological Organization is evaluating the success of a four-year project to improve the provision and use of meteorological information and tools for farmers in West Africa where agriculture and food security is heavily dependent on the weather.
Africa may well be the next frontier for growth and expansion for global telecom operators, but a number of major players have encountered serious challenges around the profitability of their investments in trying to establish a sustainable and economically viable footprint on the continent.
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is meeting in Geneva from 12 to 29 January to review the record of 14 countries: Senegal, Iran, Latvia, Oman, France, Ireland, Peru, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Maldives, Zambia, Benin, Brunei and Kenya.
The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative was launched at a Session during the High-Level Meeting on “Lima-Paris Action Agenda: Focus on Energy” on 07 December, 2015 at the COP21. It gives specific targets for amount of renewable energy and the timetable for achieving them.
African heads of state announced plans for a gigantic renewable energy initiative that would provide as much as 300 gigawatts of renewable energy – twice the continent’s total current electricity supply – by 2030.
While subsidies may still have some value in selected markets, there was general agreement among WTO members during a recent meeting on business in the cotton sector on November 26-27 that increased demand should mean an end to subsidies and increasingly open cotton markets.
The heads of the world’s largest development banks have pledged to work together to substantially increase climate investments and ensure that development programs going forward consider climate risks and opportunities.
On 11th and 12th November, IOM and Benin’s ministry of justice will host a two-day workshop in Cotonou to review Benin’s national legal framework for the protection of migrants’ rights.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Expertise France conducted a five-day training on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to provide African governments with capacity for structuring win-win PPP projects in an effort to efficiently bridge Africa’s infrastructure financing needs.
Strong economic growth by the countries of Africa, a boom in its infrastructure, and rapid urbanization are all pushing up demand for everything from construction materials, dimension stones, industrial minerals, and semi-precious stones. The new Development Minerals Program is aimed at building on that demand and turning it into an engine for value-added goods, services, and jobs throughout the continent
The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
In the face of rapid climate change and related increased presence of natural disasters, the major satellite operators throughout the world have signed a charter to provide guaranteed pre-positioned satellites with priority allocated bandwidth as part of a space-based "first responder" team.
Climate change is raising temperatures in Africa rapidly, resulting in extreme drought conditions, food shortages, and new illnesses spreading faster than any time in the past.
Some of the more serious impacts of climate change affect the mental as well as the physical conditions of people in the most severely affected regions. It is already visible in places as diverse as Peru and the Philippines and is getting worse.
Clifton Africa will distribute products for Medical device developer iNeedMD Holdings in West Africa.
FedEx Corp. has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and critical medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees escaping conflicts, and provide on-going assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis.
Microfinance, hailed in some circles as allowing just the right kind of investment backing for emerging nations, after further time passing and analysis may have had far less positive impact than previously understood.
African countries have vowed to heighten financial investments for food imports and strengthen the operations of grain trade in the continent.
Sub-Saharan Africa countries are continuing to grow, albeit at a slower pace, due to a more challenging economic environment.
The Enactus World Cup, which brings together students working in the field of sustainable social development for a world competition, is coming to South Africa October 14-16.
In a major new report, the World Bank estimates that by the end of 2015 global poverty rates may fall to below 10%. Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia continue to be the places with the highest concentrations of poverty worldwide, which suggests different solutions need to be developed to bring their poverty levels down further.