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'Year of the Bat' gives wings to world's only flying mammals

09-22-2010 | 11:50:19
They save the farming industry millions of dollars each year, help sustain the world's forests and, in some countries, are a major tourist attraction. ...

IFC Seeks South African Applicants for Young Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition

09-22-2010 | 11:48:34
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, along with IBM South Africa and Business Partners, invite young South Africans to submit their innovative business ...

Africa: Gains on Anti-poverty Goals Associated with Bold and Innovative Policies

09-22-2010 | 11:42:34
  Africa has made steady progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a report launched today by the African Union Commission (AUC), ...

QUALITIES OF AN ENTERPRENEUR

09-20-2010 | 12:45:51
  Being an entrepreneur is about more than just starting a business or two, it is about having attitude and the drive to succeed in business. All successful ...

Rwanda Implements UN-Supported Climate Adaptation Plan: Relocating Communities from High-Risk Zones

09-20-2010 | 12:38:38
  Once home to populations of Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys, the sloping terrain of Rwanda's Gishwati Forest has in recent decades suffered severe ...

Zambian High Commissioner Commends UBA’s Commitment to the Growth of African Economies

09-17-2010 | 14:24:10
The Zambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency Alex Luhila has commended the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc for the critical role the bank ...

Bharti Airtel and IBM Join Forces to Transform Emerging African Mobile Communications Market and Fuel Economic Development Across the Continent

09-17-2010 | 14:23:00
In a move that will accelerate the transformation of African mobile communications and positively impact the speed of economic development across the ...

African Airlines General Assembly To be Held in Addis Ababa

09-17-2010 | 14:18:05
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has announced that its 42nd Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa ...

Africa expected to pass North America as the third largest producer of oil by 2011 – PwC

09-17-2010 | 14:16:10
PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) survey, ‘Energy & Utilities: The Africa Oil & Gas Survey 2010’, shows that the African Oil & Gas energy sector was not ...

AfDB Approves USD 47.70 Million for Electricity Supply to 423 localities in Cameroon

09-17-2010 | 14:10:59
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, approved UA* 31.64 million ...

AfDB Supports Infrastructure Development in Tunisia: Approves € 236 Million for Road Programme

09-17-2010 | 14:05:12
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board of Directors has approved a € 236-million loan to the Republic of Tunisia to finance the country’s Roads ...

Building Peace and Democracy in Africa – Women must be Equal Partners!

09-15-2010 | 14:41:20
  As Africa commemorates the International Day of Democracy on 15th September and the Peace Day on 21st September, the African Women’s Development and ...

Kenya Airways signs full content agreement with Travelport

09-15-2010 | 14:37:48
National carrier Kenya Airways and Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, have today jointly announced a global, full ...

IFC, Citigroup, AfDB Provide Up to $300 Million to Boost Trade in Africa

09-14-2010 | 11:15:00
  IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, Citigroup, and the African Development Bank agreed to provide up to $300 million in trade financing for exporters ...

World Energy Congress: AfDB President Kaberuka to Stress Access to Energy as Key to Africa’s Development

09-14-2010 | 11:12:45
Participating at World Energy Congress (WEC), in Montréal, Canada, from 12-16 September 2010, the African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Donald Kaberuka, ...

Adamus placement hits the right chord

09-14-2010 | 11:11:12
A HEAVILY oversubscribed share placement is set to net emerging Ghana gold producer Adamus Resources $A31.3 million as it works towards finalising construction ...

Nestlé inaugurates its CHF 36.2 million infant cereal plant in Ghana

09-14-2010 | 11:09:19
Nestlé aims to double the capacity of infant cereal at its new state-of-the-art plant in Ghana. The site – an extension of the existing Nestlé Tema factory ...

FCMB Partners Cornerstone Insurance To Ease Travel Process

09-14-2010 | 11:05:29
First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB) and Cornerstone Insurance Plc are set to give the Nigerian public added travel benefits via a low-priced (promotional ...

Liberia - Entry expands Chevron’s presence in West Africa in a promising new geological trend

09-09-2010 | 15:00:21
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today announced that it has been granted approval by the Liberian government to acquire a 70 percent interest and operatorship ...

SAFARICOM SUPPORTS PREMIER KENYAN SPORTS FETE-Seven-year Relationship Cemented with Sh7 million Cheque

09-09-2010 | 14:58:36
This year’s edition of the Safaricom Sportsperson of the Year Awards (SOYA) awards was launched today, with the listed telecoms operator committing Sh7 ...