October 2014

Friday 31 October 2014

 

Ebola Threatens Africa's Tourism Industry PDF Print Email
Friday, 31 October 2014 09:50 Tourism

Ebola Threatens Africa's Tourism Industry

By Stefanie Duckstein

BONN, Germany, October 31, 2014 (D&W) - Canceled trips and frightened tourists - the Ebola crisis is now also affecting Africa's tourism industry. Travelers avoid not only the Ebola-stricken countries but the entire continent.



Thursday 30 October 2014

 

World Bank on African Mining Vision and African Minerals Development Centre PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:38 Diplomacy

World Bank on African Mining Vision and African Minerals Development Centre

ParadisthBy Minister Christian Paradis*

TORONTO, Canada, October 30, 2014 (Buziness Africa) – It is good to see so many key stakeholders and private sector representatives from across Africa and the world. This panel discussion is taking place at an important time in the realization of the Africa Mining Vision. A time when a key vehicle for its implementation – the African Minerals Development Centre – is ramping up operations.


 

The Rediscovery of Africa's Textile Industry PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:28 Industry

The Rediscovery of Africa's Textile Industry

By Andreas Beckeran

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 30, 2014 (Addis Fortune) -- Close to 10 percent of the world's cotton comes from Africa. Most of this cotton is then however taken to Asia for further manufacturing. Could Africa's textile industry make a comeback?


 

Ebola: Taking Risk or Taking Responsibility PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:26 Health

Ebola: Taking Risk or Taking Responsibility

EboliaBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, October 30, 2014, (Buziness Africa) -- Several months have passed since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West African region putting the world population in deep fear and panic, and the situation has attracted many media reports. The worst Ebola outbreak in history began in southern Guinea in February and has since then spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.


 

Economic Shake-up Needs Joint Effort PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:59 Experts Policy Center

Economic Shake-up Needs Joint Effort

ShinnthBy David H. Shinn*

CHINA, October 30, 2014 (China Daily Africa) -- Continent's growing wealth is changing the way its development is financed. The Ninth African Development Forum, held in Marrakech, Morocco, in mid-October, was notable because it openly acknowledged the need to improve the African environment for investment and trade.


 

African and Norwegian Leaders Discuss Infrastructure PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:35 Investment

African and Norwegian Leaders Discuss Infrastructure

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OSLO, Norway, October 30, 2014 (NABA) — Today, 40 speakers and more than 400 African and Norwegian leaders, including 30 ambassadors from Norway and Africa, discussed how to accelerate African infrastructure through Norwegian-African work, trade and growth at the Norwegian-African Business Summit in Oslo.


 

Africa Peace and Security Principles PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:34 China Africa Watch

Africa Peace and Security Principles

By H.E. Ambassador Liu Xianfa*

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 30, 2014 (FOCAC) -- With the wave of developing countries’ group-rising, Africa, with the largest number of developing countries, has enjoyed improved peace and security, sparkling economic growth, enhanced living standard for its people and upgraded international status in recent years.



Saturday 25 October 2014

 

Africa's Infrastructure Deficit Presents Opportunities PDF Print Email
Saturday, 25 October 2014 09:43 Investment

Africa's Infrastructure Deficit Presents Opportunities

imageMsDUBAI, UAE, October 25, 2014 (GNA) -- Investors have been urged to recognize Africa’s infrastructure challenges as an opportunity for investment. “What constitutes challenge constitutes an opportunity for growth,” President Mahama made this profound statement during a panel discussion to build consensus on how to attract investors into Africa at the 2nd Africa Global Business Forum in Dubai in October and assured investors that the continent is ready with various reforms to create friendly business environment to guarantee good returns on investments.


 

European Union to Boost Ebola Research With €24.4 Million PDF Print Email
Saturday, 25 October 2014 09:28 Health

European Union to Boost Ebola Research With €24.4 Million

EbolalaBRUSSELS, October 25, 2014 (EU External Action) — The European Commission has today announced €24.4 million from the EU budget for urgently needed Ebola research. The funding will go to five projects, ranging from a large-scale clinical trial of a potential vaccine, to testing existing and novel compounds to treat Ebola. The money from Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, will be provided via a fast-track procedure in order to start work as soon as possible.


 

Nigeria: Booming Business for Urban Construction PDF Print Email
Saturday, 25 October 2014 09:16 Interviews

Nigeria: Booming Business for Urban Construction

4933_LAGOS ISLAND, October 25, 2014 (Buziness Africa) -- As Nigeria’s economy continues to grow rapidly, thus overtaking South Africa, it has attracted many of its highly skilled professionals from abroad. Founder and CEO of African Development Global Experts (ADGE), Eric Macxrydz Eyutchae, says his greatest achievement and courageous step is the fact that he becomes the first African architect to have gone into full-fledged architectural practice in Russia after the fall of the Soviet empire in 1991.


 

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