July 2013

Friday 12 July 2013

 

Power is Africa's Biggest Infrastructure Challenge - Renaissance Capital PDF Print Email
Friday, 12 July 2013 15:19 Investment

Power is Africa's Biggest Infrastructure Challenge - Renaissance Capital

By Oluwaseyi Bangudu

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 12, 2013, (Premium Times) - Renaissance Capital, an investment banking firm that operates in high-opportunity emerging markets, has said that power is Africa's biggest infrastructure challenge and under-investment is the main cause of its power insufficiency.



Thursday 11 July 2013

 

Russian Senators Resigned Government Post PDF Print Email
Thursday, 11 July 2013 15:10 Russian Reports

Russian Senators Resigned Government Post

MOSCOW, July 11, 2013 (RIA Novosti) – The spring session of Russia’s upper house of parliament came to an end in mid-July, but that may not signal an end to the steady stream of wealthy senators who have stepped down as the Kremlin put forward new restrictions on officials owning assets abroad.


 

US Hotels Investing Heavily in Russia PDF Print Email
Thursday, 11 July 2013 14:31 Russian Reports

US Hotels Investing Heavily in Russia

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013 (By Maria Young for RIA Novosti) – American travelers to Moscow, St. Petersburg and elsewhere in Russia may find themselves in familiar surroundings, thanks to a surge in US hotel chains opening across the country.


 

Africa: Washington Tells Pretoria How to 'Play the Game' in Africa PDF Print Email
Thursday, 11 July 2013 14:19 Experts Policy Center

Africa: Washington Tells Pretoria How to 'Play the Game' in Africa

By Patrick Bond

DURBAN, South Africa, July 11, 2013, (Pambazuka News) - Beneath Obama's beguiling smile and rhetoric the exploitation of the African continent by the US continues. With both Obama and Zuma on the back foot in terms of their justification for looting Africa, this is an ideal moment for a new solidarity movement to make its case



Wednesday 10 July 2013

 

South Africa Answers Its Critics PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:11 Diplomacy

South Africa Answers Its Critics

4By Tai Adelaja

MOSCOW, July 10, 2013 (Buziness Africa) - South Africa's membership of the BRICS is neither a child of circumstances nor even of necessity, but resulted from the country's hard-won economic and political stability following decades of uncertainty, according to a new analysis of the country's economy.



Friday 05 July 2013

 

First African Renewable Energy Conference PDF Print Email
Friday, 05 July 2013 10:29 Industry

First African Renewable Energy Conference

By Ayuureyisiya Kapini Atafori

ACCRA, Ghana, July 05, 2013 (Public Agenda) - The first conference in Africa solely focused on off-grid renewable energy technologies will be held in Accra in October this year with a special look at applications in rural communities of developing countries. Off-grid technology is extremely important throughout Africa with many of the continent's inhabitants without access to the grid.


 

First African Renewable Energy Conference PDF Print Email
Friday, 05 July 2013 10:15 Industry

First African Renewable Energy Conference

IndustryPhotBy Ayuureyisiya Kapini Atafori

ACCRA, Ghana, July 05, 2013 (Public Agenda) - The first conference in Africa solely focused on off-grid renewable energy technologies will be held in Accra in October this year with a special look at applications in rural communities of developing countries. Off-grid technology is extremely important throughout Africa with many of the continent's inhabitants without access to the grid.



Thursday 04 July 2013

 

Growth: US Keen on Working with Africa PDF Print Email
Thursday, 04 July 2013 15:21 Diplomacy

Growth: US Keen on Working with Africa

Obama_africa_1By Barack Obama*

WASHINGTON, July 04, 2013 (State Dept) - In our global economy, our fortunes are linked like never before. Growth and opportunity in Africa can mean more growth and opportunity in the United States. This is not charity; this is self-interest. That's why a key element of my engagement with Africa has been to promote trade and investment that can create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. I believe we can accomplish that, because we've got an enormous opportunity to unleash the next era of African growth.


 

Russia Should Look at Africa PDF Print Email
Thursday, 04 July 2013 14:49 Experts Policy Center

Russia Should Look at Africa

089By Dmitry Suchkov*

MOSCOW, July 04, 2013, (AfroCom/Buziness Africa) - President Vladimir Putin's recent meetings with African leaders have had skeptics once again raising doubts about the utility of Africa to Russia's economic and business interests. But a good understanding of the importance of Africa should begin with an appreciation of the huge potentials of African economies, many of which, until recently, have been locked into a multiplicity of trade relationships with Western nations.


 

Nigeria to sign off on $3 billion in Chinese loans PDF Print Email
Thursday, 04 July 2013 14:20 News

Nigeria to sign off on $3 billion in Chinese loans

By Joe Brock and Felix Onuah

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 04, 2013 (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to China next week to sign off on $3 billion in Chinese loans to build infrastructure in Africa's most populous country, the finance minister said on Wednesday.


 

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