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SHOFCO and GE Partner On New Maternal and Infant Care Initiative in Kenya

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

Climate-Smart Agriculture Could Save Africa

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.

Tatu City Development Proceeding Ahead of Schedule

Just 24 kilometers away from Nairobi's city center, Tatu City, Kenya, one of the most ambitious real estate projects anywhere in the world, is very quietly exceeding expectations and beating schedules.

2nd Japan-Africa Biz Forum Yields 118 Business Matchups and One Telecom Deal

The 2nd Japan-Africa-Business Forum, with the theme "Investment and Business Opportunities with Africa", was held in Tokyo on July 25-26. Among the many connections made there, one key announcement emerged, as Burkina Faso's ZIL Telecom and Japan's Lequio Power Technology Corporation signed a West Africa distribution contract there.

Kenya Election Draws Commonwealth Observer Group as Monitor

Kenya's upcoming national elections on August 8 represent perhaps one of the most pivotal ones in recent history. To help facilitate the elections and monitor what happens during the process, The Commonwealth Observer group is sending a monitoring team of 15 individuals to the country.

Senegal's InTouch 'Guichet Unique" Solution Coming to 8 African Countries

Senegal-based African fintech company InTouch (www.InTouchgroup.net) recently reached a deal with France-based Total, a global provider of oil, gas and solar energy solutions, and Worldline, a French e-payment service provider. The deal will bring rollout of InTouch's 'Guichet Unique" payment solution to eight African countries.

Kenya Joins Empretec Network

Kenya is joining the Empretec network, a new United Nations's programme to promote entrepreneurship by building capacity for small businesses around the globe. The project has Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba -- and UNCTAD Special Advisor for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business, as a major backer and participant in the network.

New Plan Rolling Out to Halt Spread of Fall Army Worm in Southern Africa

The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.

Royal Philips Opens New Community Life Centre in Kenya

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.

African Companies Had No Cross-Border IPOs Jan-June 2017

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.

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