Digital divide: Africa’s telecom operators and investors in dilemma

September 6, 2009 at 5:24 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Telecom operators and investors in Africa face a dilemma, as to whether the expected level of demand is worth the huge capital investment into the submarine fibre optic cable currently available to the continent. Continue Reading Digital divide: Africa’s telecom operators and investors in dilemma…

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African Partnership Forum co-chairs meet to prepare for the Special Session on Climate Change

August 25, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Representatives of The African Union Commission, the NEPAD Secretariat, the Economic Commission for Africa and the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation gathered today in Addis Ababa to finalize the preparations for the African Partnership Forum (APF) special session on climate change which is scheduled on 3 September 2009 in Addis Ababa. Continue Reading African Partnership Forum co-chairs meet to prepare for the Special Session on Climate Change…

Global fight against malaria: Tanzania gets massive malaria boost

August 19, 2009 at 9:31 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The Global Fund for Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria will give Tanzania $111-million for treated bed nets to fight malaria, a senior UN envoy said. Continue Reading Global fight against malaria: Tanzania gets massive malaria boost…

World Bank commits to support DRC’s post-conflict programmes

August 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The World Bank has pledged further support to efforts by countries emerging from conflict in Africa to foster good governance and transparency in the natural resources sector that has often fueled violence, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick said Tuesday after his first visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue Reading World Bank commits to support DRC’s post-conflict programmes…

Congo: World Bank signs first biocarbon agreement in DRC

August 6, 2009 at 8:25 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The first Emission Reductions Purchase Agreement (ERPA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was signed with a local Congolese firm, NOVACEL, at the World Bank office in Kinshasa today. Continue Reading Congo: World Bank signs first biocarbon agreement in DRC…

Nigeria: not for sale, MEND pronounce stance

August 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Nigeria’s main militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), has pronounced its stand of the money for disarmament, saying its struggle was not for sale. Continue Reading Nigeria: not for sale, MEND pronounce stance…

Agro-industries essential for Africa’s development – experts

July 24, 2009 at 9:02 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Multi-stakeholder experts meeting at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have called for the promotion of agro-businesses as an essential element to Africa’s industrialisation efforts. Continue Reading Agro-industries essential for Africa’s development – experts…

Frattini: Italy stands with Somalia

June 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Piracy off Somalia is only the “tip of the iceberg” in the multiple crises facing the Horn of Africa country, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Tuesday. Continue Reading Frattini: Italy stands with Somalia…

Africa: regional action plan to combat human trafficking adopted

May 31, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) ministers responsible for combating trafficking in persons have adopted a ten-year Regional Strategic Plan of Action, aimed at increased cooperation and adoption of national policies that will help curb the practice. Continue Reading Africa: regional action plan to combat human trafficking adopted…

United Nations: Cooperation with African Union crucial to promoting peace

May 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Security Council in session28 May 2009 – Enhanced collaboration with the African Union (AU) will help to promote peace and security in Africa, members of the Security Council delegation, which recently wrapped up a week-long visit to the continent, said today. Continue Reading United Nations: Cooperation with African Union crucial to promoting peace…

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