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IBM Helps Bring Smarter Healthcare to Nigeria's Cross River State

04-07-2011 | 10:22:52
IBM announced details of its involvement with two government programs in Cross River State, Nigeria aimed at providing access to free healthcare and ...

AfDB Approves Regional Integration Strategy for Southern Africa

04-07-2011 | 10:21:39
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB)  today approved the 2011-2012 Regional Integration Strategy Paper for Southern Africa. ...

Training on Internet Governance and ICT Policy Kicks off with Special Session for African Diplomats

04-07-2011 | 10:19:18
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in partnership with the African Union Commission and the Malta-based DiPLO Foundation, today kicked off a three-day ...

Assessing infrastructure deficiencies in Africa

04-05-2011 | 14:57:53
By Isaac Twumasi Quantus in Accra. It is a well-known fact that infrastructure deficiencies undermine the capacity to trade and grow economically. Several ...

Sasol brings SA chemical industry to the classroom

04-05-2011 | 14:55:23
Sasol, the DST -NRF Centre of Excellence in Catalysis, the University of Cape Town (UCT), and PetroSA have developed a Chemical Industries Resource Pack ...

146 Heroes are recognized for offering passengers superior customer service

04-05-2011 | 14:53:58
The 3rd and last service heroes’ ceremony was held at the Pride Centre recently to celebrate and recognize good customer service across the airline. ...

GSMA Calls on Nigerian Government to Unlock Economic Growth by Supporting Mobile Broadband Rollout

04-05-2011 | 14:52:52
Government action required to meet high consumer and business demand for Mobile Broadband The GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators ...

EAC signs US$108 million Grant Agreement to Fund water and sanitation infrastructure in Lake Victoria

04-05-2011 | 14:51:38
The East African Community has today signed a Grant Protocol of Agreement worth US$108 million with the African Development Fund to finance the second ...

Microfinance: Loan Sharks or Development Agents?

04-05-2011 | 14:48:50
By Wondwossen W. Mebrat in Addis Ababa Walking along the street of any low-income settlement in anywhere in the world, one is thumped by the apparent ...

Africa’s Climate Change Strategy to have Strong Health Component – AU Official

04-05-2011 | 14:47:33
The impacts of climate change on health in Africa will form part of the Continental Climate Change Strategy being developed under the leadership of the ...

The need for integration in Africa is unquestionable

04-04-2011 | 13:35:38
By Isaac Twumasi Quantus in Accra. Given Africa’s overall weak economic stature, it can, however, be argued demonstrably that the continent has made ...

Domestic water in rural Africa

04-04-2011 | 13:32:44
By Isaac Twumasi Quantus in Accra. Water is precious. Although water covers three quarters of the earth, only a small fraction is accessible to human ...

The impact of privatization in developing countries

04-04-2011 | 13:30:44
By Isaac Twumasi Quantus in Accra. Privatization is a process that governments in both developed and developing countries have been undertaking for ...

A walk through history with Collect-a-Can

04-01-2011 | 11:57:10
Whilst most people who know Collect-a-Can believe it to be 18 years old this year, the company has in fact been in operation since 1976 making it 35 ...

Africa Business Confidence Index reflects private sector resilience

04-01-2011 | 11:49:21
Manufacturing index 60.3 and non-manufacturing index 58.9, both indicating expansion; manufacturing higher than February; non-manufacturing slightly ...

Norwegian Crown Couple to visit CWC Ghana Summit

04-01-2011 | 11:46:51
Norwegian Crown Couple, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be travelling to Ghana in mid-April. The Couple’s visit to Ghana will ...

Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Cameroon

04-01-2011 | 11:45:21
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Mauro Mecagni visited Cameroon during March 16–31, 2011 in order to conduct the 2011 Article ...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opens new UN office facility in Nairobi

04-01-2011 | 11:44:16
Remarks at the opening of a new facility at Gigiri Nairobi, 31 March 2011 Your Excellency, President [Mwai] Kibaki, Excellencies, Dear colleagues, Ladies ...

Vodafone Launches Revolutionary TV & Radio Health Initiative for Ghanaians

04-01-2011 | 11:42:56
This will bring health information to millions of Ghanaians nationwide in an effort to educate and empower Ghanaians. This refreshing new show will ...

Heineken announces three new projects focused on prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS in Africa

04-01-2011 | 11:41:30
At the Heineken HIV/AIDS symposium held in Amsterdam today, Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board/CEO Heineken N.V., announced that ...