The Central African Economic Community (ECCAS) member states have produced model and common laws covering telecommunications, cyber security and a regulatory framework that will help govern cross-border telecom interconnections. The agreement was completed with the support of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and FFEM, the French Facility for Global Environment, have launched a new alliance to improve natural resources in wetlands within Africa's Sahel region. The ultimate goal is the sustainable management of migratory water birds which are crucial for food security for the local populations.
A special regional workshop for Africa will be held from September 19-21 in Kigali, Rwanda, with the title of "Towards productive, sustainable and inclusive agriculture, forestry and fisheries in support to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". The objective of the workshop is to discuss how the principles for Sustainable Food and Agriculture can promote joint action to strengthen the contribution of agriculture, forestry and fisheries to sustainable development.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
“No one can deny the terrible similarities between those running from the threat of guns and those fleeing creeping desertification, water shortages, floods and hurricanes.” --
AfriCar group (at www.africargroup.com) recently launched operations as the first car classifieds network on the continent.
Africa's major cotton producing countries are already seeing positive results from World Trade Organization member decisions to ease trade restrictions, decisions that took effect on July 1. More still needs to be done to improve market access and eliminate export subsidies from government programs, however.
United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.
Increasing economic activity, rapid mobile telecom growth, and increased provider investment are expected to increase Africa's mobile internet traffic by as much as 20 times by the end of the decade.
The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.
The World Health Organization just issued its latest Zika Virus situation report, including maps showing the spread of the virus worldwide and recommendations for those who are or may become infected.
A 6,830-ton North Korean cargo ship was seized by Philippine government officials as it docked into Subic Bay on March 3. The vessel, its cargo and its crew will be held indefinitely as part of new tougher United Nations sanctions recently approved against the North Korean government.
A new study by ABI Research suggests that despite a floating myth speculating that it will only be a matter of time before personal computers meet their demise, the market is still going strong and shows no sign of slowing down in the immediate future.
The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month.
Vizocom is forming a strategic partnership with fixed satellite solution service provider iSAT Africa to merge mutual business relationship and operate satellite platforms such as the AFRICASAT-1a.
A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, and Bridge Alliance (of 35 providers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa) are demonstrating a solution for multi-country deployment of IoT devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, using Gemalto's LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution.
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry, genetic erosion continues.
The relationship challenges that the world’s 2 billion couples confront vary considerably by circumstances, including age, sex, education, income, marital status, family size, length of relationship, urban-rural residence, customs, religion and region of the world. Nevertheless, 10 major challenges among married and cohabiting couples may be identified across countries.
A petition has been posted on the White House's web site calling for Obama's prosecution for war crimes in The Hague.
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.