April 2015

Thursday 30 April 2015

 

Plan Senegal Emergent Profiled for Investors & Policymakers PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:01 Investment

Plan Senegal Emergent Profiled for Investors & Policymakers

Senegal1Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2015 (APIX) — A briefing for investors and policymakers focusing on Senegal, hosted by AllAfrica on April 17, drew capacity attendance from private equity funds, companies, financial institutions and government agencies.


 

Putin and Global 'Elders' Discuss Global Questions PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:55 News

Putin and Global 'Elders' Discuss Global Questions

AnnanPutinMOSCOW, April 30, 2015 (GNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of The Elders, an independent group of political and public leaders who earlier held top positions in their respective countries and international organizations, held an extensive discussions on significant global issues especially regions in conflicts as well as political, economic and social developments trends on April 28 at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow.


 

Festival of South African Wines PDF Print Email
Thursday, 30 April 2015 09:36 News

Festival of South African Wines

wines-saMOSCOW, April 30, 2015 (WOSA) -- In 2013, Russia imported 37.3 mln litres of SA wine, which makes it the third largest market for our wine exports. Shipments of packaged wine grew by 26% to almost 2 mln litres. Currently the bulk volumes are falling, but export of packaged wine continues to grow at 12% a year (April 2014).



Wednesday 29 April 2015

 

Thumbs Up to Afro-Asia Cooperation PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 10:05 News

Thumbs Up to Afro-Asia Cooperation

By Nesbert Ruwo and Jotham Makarudze

HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 29, 2015 (The Standard) -- This last week marked the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference, which in its 1955 inaugural gathering brought leaders from Asia and Africa to Bandung in Indonesia to discuss the role of the developing world in the future global economy, peace and security and craft a new ethos of international relations called "The Spirit of Bandung".


 

EACCIA: Facilitating Business in East Africa PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:33 Interviews

EACCIA: Facilitating Business in East Africa

Charles-Kahuthu_EACCIAARUSHA, Tanzania, April 29, 2015 (Buziness Africa) -- The East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) was established in September 2005 under the Laws of Kenya and was formally launched in Arusha, Tanzania, in February, 2006. Since then, EACCIA has been in the forefront in promoting public private partnerships (PPPs) agenda across the entire EAC member states.



Tuesday 28 April 2015

 

The Price of an African Footballer's Dream PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:05 Society

The Price of an African Footballer's Dream

By Chiara Francavilla

DOHA, April 28, 2015 (Al-Jazeera) -- Saeed Osumar's passion brought him from Ghana to Moscow after someone posing as a football agent five years ago had asked him for $2,000 to secure a contract with a Russian club.

The amount was four times the annual minimum wage in Ghana.



Thursday 23 April 2015

 

Africa Focus - Sino-Kenya Industrial Cooperation On Right Track: Experts PDF Print Email
Thursday, 23 April 2015 09:19 China Africa Watch

Africa Focus - Sino-Kenya Industrial Cooperation On Right Track: Experts

By Christine Lagat and David Musyoka

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 23, 2015 (FOCAC) — Kenya's strategic engagement with China to propel industrial revolution heralds immense social and economic benefits to the East Africa nation, experts told Xinhua.



Wednesday 22 April 2015

 

In Parts Of Africa, Cell Phones Are Everywhere And Landlines Barely Exist PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:21 SciTech

In Parts Of Africa, Cell Phones Are Everywhere And Landlines Barely Exist

By Damon Beres

AFRICA, April 22, 2015 (The Huffington Post) -- Cell phones are bringing parts of Africa into the digital age, allowing some regions to bypass landline development altogether. New surveys from the Pew Research Center show that the majority of adults in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and South Africa owned cell phones in 2014.



Tuesday 21 April 2015

 

Russia's Rostec Looks to Africa to Boost Arms Exports PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 17:15 News

Russia's Rostec Looks to Africa to Boost Arms Exports

RosTechMOSCOW, April 21, 2015 (Reuters) -- Russia is pursuing costly state oil and platinum projects in Africa despite an economic crisis at home, hoping they will bolster sales, including of arms, for businesses hit by Western sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.

Moscow has mostly focused on building ties with Asia since the U.S. and EU sanctions came into force last year, but the Africa deals signal a desire to rebuild what was a big market for its weapons and technology during the Soviet era.


 

Russia: Bolstering Business with Africa PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 08:55 News

Russia: Bolstering Business with Africa

MOSCOW, April 21, 2015 (GNA) -- Squeezed between United States and European Union (EU) sanctions, Russian authorities have sought to implement existing bilateral agreements, to strengthen economic relations and military ties, as well as study the possibilities of entering new markets with export products in some African countries, according to the results that emerged from the annual executive meeting held by the Coordinating Committee for Economic Cooperation with African Countries (AfroCom).


 

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