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World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim to visit Tunisia

01-22-2013 | 11:43:13
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will visit Tunisia January 23-24, his first official visit to the Middle East and North Africa region since becoming ...

EU gets set for 'aid exit' in Africa

01-22-2013 | 11:29:41
Africa still needs massive international development assistance but it also has its success stories, with countries such as Ghana and Burkina Faso heading ...

Africa will need $83 billion a year for agriculture

01-22-2013 | 11:24:35
Agricultural investment in developing countries will need to be "substantially increased" to meet the food demand of 9 billion people in 2050, farm ministers ...

USAID and Nigerian Government Partner to Increase Private Financing for Nigerian Agriculture

01-21-2013 | 11:01:41
In a ceremony at the Central Bank of Nigeria on January 17, 2013, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, ...

Vodacom Change the World now gives all South Africans a platform to give

01-21-2013 | 10:55:46
As we ring in the New Year, millions of people make resolutions to change their lives for the better, hoping to lose weight, quit smoking, spend more time ...

Ghana: Tigo Cash Pays Out Over 600 Claims for Family Care Insurance

01-21-2013 | 10:55:07
ver a year ago, Tigo decided to pay out Insurance Claims for its award-winning Family Care Insurance product through Tigo Cash. While beneficiaries may ...

Prominent African Social Network Increases User Privacy By Over 80%

01-21-2013 | 10:54:18
LAGbook is one of Africa's leading social networking utility with over 800,000 registered members and 3,000-6,000 daily new registrations. Programmers ...

Dangote seeks mandate from government to start limestone production

01-21-2013 | 10:43:11
Nigerian cement giant Dangote, has called on the government of Ghana to grant the company limestone allocation in order to start local production. It says ...

Mawuena Dumor Trebah is Acting CEO for GIPC

01-21-2013 | 10:16:12
President John Mahama has appointed Mawuena Dumor Trebah as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC).She will replace ...

Sankofa East Appraisal a Success for ENI

01-21-2013 | 10:10:00
In Ghana ENI saw success with the drilling of its Sankofa East 2A on the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP). The well was the first appraisal well of the ...

Alberta Oilsands Heads to DRC

01-21-2013 | 09:49:22
Alberta Oilsands Inc. has completed its transaction with a subsidiary of Pan African Oil Ltd. (PAO) to jointly pursue a PSA with respect to two blocks, ...

Engen Greens Up Three Retail Stations in Africa

01-21-2013 | 09:42:31
Engen completed a two-year greening pilot program in which it made multiple energy and water saving alterations to a selected number of its service stations ...

Merger ‘will not affect’ Eskom coal demand

01-21-2013 | 09:31:08
A merger between commodity trader Glencore and mining company Xstrata will have little bearing on Eskom’s increasing demand for coal and other issues affecting ...

FAO and Germany call for more responsible investments in agriculture

01-21-2013 | 06:20:07
The Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organization, José Graziano da Silva and the German Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, ...

Nigeria to become a much bigger player in the global economic stage - says Jonathan

01-21-2013 | 05:53:40
The Federal Government today said it was ready to work with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to re-engineer and transform the country’s economy to ...

World Bank projects Nigeria’s economy to grow by 6.6% in 2013

01-21-2013 | 05:49:25
The World Bank has projected that Nigeria’s economy would sustain its growth trend in the New Year, with the country’s gross domestic product, GDP, widely ...

AuthorsinAfrica.com Introduces Portal for Book Agents, Publishers, and Bloggers

01-18-2013 | 10:32:05
Authorsinafrica.com, a site launched last year for the benefit of African authors and writers, has introduced a portal on its site that gives agents and ...

Kenya’s Vision 2030 to support East African Power Industry Convention

01-18-2013 | 10:17:47
The annual East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) has secured the support of Kenya’s Vision 2030.  The organisers of EAPIC, the Cape Town-based ...

EcoCash brings jobs, transformation

01-18-2013 | 10:15:32
Econet Wireless has created more than 5 000 new jobs and invested over $50 million on its EcoCash service, which has transformed the lives of people, mostly ...

LC2 Media and Management of TV and Radio Rights for ORANGE AFCON SA, 2013, in Nigeria

01-18-2013 | 10:14:45
LC2 is an African media group which carries out international activity through various structures both in and outside Africa. In 2003 and 2008, it won ...