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Mali says gold adds $411m windfall to budget

03-29-2011 | 11:37:31
Soaring gold prices boosted revenues from mining to Mali's budget to a record 191-billion CFA Franc ($411,6-million) in 2010, compared with 130-billion ...

Teak-2 exploration well discovers hydrocarbons offshore Ghana

03-29-2011 | 11:36:28
Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announces that the Teak-2 exploration well in the West Cape Three Points licence offshore Ghana has discovered 27 metres of net ...

Discuss Africa’s development while we act, & act while we discuss – Meles tells economic conference

03-29-2011 | 11:35:15
The annual Conference of African Ministers responsible for Finance, Economy, Planning and Economic Development opened today in Addis Ababa with an urgent ...

Equity Bank Sponsors 250 Top KCSE Students To University At A Cost Of KSH 180 Million

03-29-2011 | 11:32:05
Two hundred and fifty top performers in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary School examination will have their university fees paid by the Equity ...

Vodafone Ghana launches 20 boreholes in observance of World Water Day

03-29-2011 | 11:31:13
The telecommunications giant alleviated the plight of 12 water–deprived communities and institutions by constructing 20 hand pump boreholes for use by ...

World Bank Approves US$1000 Million to Improve Living Conditions in Kenya’s Slums

03-29-2011 | 11:29:47
The World Bank has approved a credit of US$1000 million to improve living conditions in Kenya’s informal urban settlements. The Kenya Informal Settlements ...

Companies must toughen up to survive

03-29-2011 | 11:28:03
By Robert Sussman, joint CEO, Integr8 Group A recent media report offered insight into the lifespan of a typical company operating within the current ...

SMART Resellers win awards, accreditation

03-28-2011 | 13:13:34
At a recent reseller event held by SMART Technologies and VastraTech, Edit Microsystems received the Top Performance Award 2011 for South Africa, and ...

WapEgo mobile communities builder expands to Africa

03-28-2011 | 13:06:49
Mobile and social are two sectors that saw exponential growth in the last few years and will continue to grow in future. Startup called WapEgo.com has ...

Tolu Bisade-Phillips - Myne Properties & Investment Limited - providing accommodation for Nigerians

03-28-2011 | 13:04:52
This week Africa Business Communities meet with Tolu Bisade-Phillips, Managing Partner of Myne Properties & Investment Limited, a sought-out property development ...

Tolu Bisade-Phillips - Myne Properties & Investment Limited - providing accommodation for Nigerians

03-28-2011 | 13:01:58
This week Africa Business Communities meet with Tolu Bisade-Phillips, Managing Partner of Myne Properties & Investment Limited, a sought-out property development ...

Genetic engineering; is this new technology appropriate for African agricultural systems?

03-25-2011 | 13:34:33
By Isaac Twumasi Quantus in Accra. Genetic engineering has made a rapid entry into agriculture. In less than a decade since the commercial introduction ...

Assessing risks and benefits of Bt maize

03-25-2011 | 13:26:49
By Isaac Twumasi Quantus in Accra. Maize is Africa’s second most important food crop and is grown across the continent in a wide variety of ecological ...

European Commissioners advocate green growth and economic integration in Africa

03-25-2011 | 13:11:51
In the context of the joint EU-Africa Strategic partnership, Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development, and Michel Barnier Commissioner ...

Capital Investment by Transnet Logistics Group Critical for Growth in South Africa- Minister Malusi

03-25-2011 | 13:10:21
Massive capital investment by logistics group Transnet will become a major driver of economic growth in South Africa, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi ...

Nigeria Awards $2 Billion Gas Plant Contract to Eni, Oando

03-25-2011 | 13:05:19
Nigeria awarded a $2 billion contract to Eni SpA’s Agip and Oando Plc to build a natural gas processing facility at Obiafu in the southern Rivers state. The ...

New Angola Sickle Cell Initiative Draws Energy and Medical Sector Partnership

03-25-2011 | 12:57:06
Chevron Africa Latin America Exploration and Production Company has signed a Cooperation Protocol with the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatrics ...

World Bank Supports Benin to Improve its Agricultural Productivity and Diversification

03-25-2011 | 12:55:43
The World Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a 5-year credit and grant to the Government of Benin in the amount of US$46 million (about FCFA22 ...

SPARK AFRICA - Treadle pump revolution in rural Zambia

03-25-2011 | 12:40:21
Growing food-crops on the shores of Zambia's Lake Kariba, the biggest man-made lake of Africa, is quite a challenge. Despite the nearby water the farmers ...

Banking the Unbanked in Malawi

03-25-2011 | 12:38:51
The World Bank Board of Directors today approved a $28.2million credit for the Financial Sector Technical Assistance Project (FSTAP) to help increase ...