June 2015

Tuesday 30 June 2015

 

How to Make Energy and Climate Work for Africa PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:17 Industry

How to Make Energy and Climate Work for Africa

cEnergyBy Caroline Kende-Robb, Executive Director, Africa Progress Panel

GENEVA, Switzerland, June 30, 2015 (APP) -- Africa has abundant supplies of every type of energy: oil, gas, coal, hydro, geothermal, solar and wind. So why do two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africans lack access to electricity - 621 million people, and rising? Excluding South Africa, which generates half the region's electricity, Sub-Saharan Africa uses less electricity than Spain.


 

China, Africa to Strengthen Industrial Cooperation PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:59 Industry

China, Africa to Strengthen Industrial Cooperation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 30, 2015 (FOCAC) — Officials from China, Africa, and the World Bank (WB) on Tuesday pledged efforts to strengthen industrial cooperation between China and Africa to boost the continent's economic development at a two-day investment forum held in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.


 

Gambia: Fishing Businesses in Gambia PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:58 Agriculture

Gambia: Fishing Businesses in Gambia

By Lamin B. Darboe

BANJUL, Gambia, June 30, 2015 (The Daily Observer) -- The fisheries sector, apart from providing a valuable source of sustenance and protein for the Gambian people, is also a major employer as well as a vital source of foreign exchange for the government and businesses involved in the export of fish.

The artisanal sector is the major producer of cured fish as about 40% is marketed and consumed smoked and/or dried. Fish is the cheapest source of animal protein in the country, and traditional processing of fish in The Gambia is an important means of making fish available to consumers, especially those living in rural Gambia.


 

BRICS And Africa: Can Africa Really Benefit From The BRICS? PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:55 Experts Policy Center

BRICS And Africa: Can Africa Really Benefit From The BRICS?

AllBriBy Paul Frimpong

ACCRA, Ghana, June 30, 2015 (Modern Ghana) -- When Jim O'Neil, a former Goldman Sachs employee coined the acronym BRIC to represent the new forces of emerging markets making a lot of significant growth and development, little did he know that it was going to generate such a global attention especially at the inclusion of South Africa.


 

Russia Seeks Cooperation in Science and Technology with BRICS members PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:17 Diplomacy

Russia Seeks Cooperation in Science and Technology with BRICS members

HandsOnBricksBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, June 30, 2015 (Buziness Africa) -- As a further step to consolidate the group's footprint, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered to sign a memorandum on cooperation with BRICS countries (namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in the sphere of science, technologies and innovations, the official website of the Russian government reported in March.


 

Africa: The Brics Academic Forum - a Preview of Issues for the 2015 Brics Summit PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:15 Experts Policy Center

Africa: The Brics Academic Forum - a Preview of Issues for the 2015 Brics Summit

By Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

SOUTH AFRICA, June 30, 2015 (SAIIA) -- Some five weeks ago I attended the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Academic Forum in Moscow as part of the South African delegation. The discussions held there provide interesting insights into the future direction of the BRICS group.


 

Chinese students showing strong interest in Russia as bilateral ties grow PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 09:06 Education

Chinese students showing strong interest in Russia as bilateral ties grow

MOSCOW, June 30, 2015 (TASS) -- Russia excels as a location for foreigners to learn the language, and Chinese students are seizing the chance to learn Russian in a country cementing growing ties with their own motherland.



Friday 26 June 2015

 

Inflows into Africa in 2014 stood at US$54 billion PDF Print Email
Friday, 26 June 2015 09:01 Investment

Inflows into Africa in 2014 stood at US$54 billion

ACCRA, Ghana, June 26, 2015 (UNCTAD) -- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Africa remained stable at $54 billion in 2014, with decreases in North Africa being offset by rises in Sub-Saharan Africa, UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2015 has revealed.



Thursday 25 June 2015

 

Africa: Ashish J. Thakkar Named Chair of the UN Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council PDF Print Email
Thursday, 25 June 2015 09:02 Society

Africa: Ashish J. Thakkar Named Chair of the UN Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council

Ashish-ThakkarKAMPALA, Uganda, June 25, 2015 (Mara Foundation) -- The United Nations Foundation today announced Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, will serve as Chair of the UN Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council (GEC). As the first African entrepreneur to lead the GEC, Thakkar will bring a unique, global perspective to the Council's mission to work with entrepreneurs to help the UN Foundation support the work of the UN.


 

RUSAL SIGNS MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT WITH GUINEA PDF Print Email
Thursday, 25 June 2015 09:00 Industry

RUSAL SIGNS MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT  WITH GUINEA

MOSCOW, June 25, 2015, (Buziness Africa) -- RUSAL/RUAL, a leading global aluminium producer, announces the signing of a Multi-User Operation Agreement (“agreement”) on existing railway infrastructure in the Boke province, Guinea, within the framework of Dian-Dian project.


 

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