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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.

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.

Special Seminar Held to Train African Civil Servants on Economic Planning

A special course was recently held on Industrial Policy in Africa, for civil servants from 20 African countries. Its goal was to strengthen the group's capacity in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating appropriate strategies to facilitate the structural transformation of the continent’s economies.

Zambia Urged to Stay With The International Criminal Court

A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.

CARE Issues Call to Action for Aid Donors for Southern Africa

As the worst drought in Southern Africa in 35 years takes its toll on the food supply, millions face hunger in Southern Africa. The organization CARE has just issued a loud call to donors to bring in the funds necessary to help what could be one of the last chances to prevent a major humanitarian disaster, in just a few months.

Voice Telecom Service Provider Kirusa Surpasses 100 Million Users Worldwide

Kirusa's InstaVoice® service, a means of receiving, accessing and responding to voice and other messages on both feature phones and smartphones that specializes in emerging markets, just announced it now has over 100 million monthly active users. Africa is one of its biggest markets, with over 50 million users just in Nigeria alone.

Rural Malawians About to Go Online

This month, many Malawians, especially those in rural areas, will be able to start accessing the internet as easily as opening a tap to get water.

Somali Educational Transformation Focus of Recent 2-Day Workshop

Somali education authorities, global education thought leaders, and other international partners recently came together in a two-day planning session to discuss the country's new educational curriculum, and to share best practices in how to accelerate its adoption throughout all Somali regions and states.

40 Primary African Educators Complete Third Country Training Program

Over 40 primary teacher educators from Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia just completed the recent two-week Third Country Training Program (TCTP) on “Use of inquiry-based learning and peer lesson evaluation to improve quality of teaching and learning of mathematics and science.”

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