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WOSA Plans to Increase Volume of Wine to Russia

2014_08STELLENBOSCH, South Africa, August 18, 2014 (Buziness Africa) -- Russia's market has become one of the newest destinations for different brands of wine from many exporting countries across the world including South Africa. As it's popularly known, Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is a not-for-profit industry organisation which promotes the exports of all South African wine in key international markets. It (WOSA) has the mandate to promote the value growth for the South African wine industry abroad. In this interview, WOSA's Representative in the Russian Federation, Vladimir Gorodkov, discusses with Kester Kenn Klomegah from Buziness Africa Media Group about Russia's market competitiveness, profitability and challenges as well as the emerging perspectives of the wine industry.

Read more... Monday, 18 August 2014 17:21
 
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Africa: 'Boom Time in Africa' Says Private Equity Leader At Franco-African Foundation Launch

By Daniel Finnan

PARIS, France, August 15, 2014 (RFI) -- Entrepreneurs and financiers gathered in Paris for the launch of the Franco-African Foundation for Growth. The initiative aims to re-energise links between private sector African and French businesses.

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said that African countries were being courted by several interested parties, China in particular, who are looking to be the first to meet the demand of a growing African middle class. RFI spoke to Lionel Zinsou, head of PAI Partners, one of France's biggest private equity companies, and a leading member of the Franco-African Foundation for Growth.

Read more... Friday, 15 August 2014 17:16
 
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THE BRICS REACH MATURITY

MOSCOW, August 12, 2014 (Ria Novosti) -- Executive Director of Russia’s National Committee for BRICS Studies and Director for Regional Programs at the Russkiy Mir Foundation Georgy Toloraya shares his thoughts on the results of the BRICS summit in Brazil, where the leaders of Russia, China, India, Brazil and South Africa reached a number of important agreements in security, economic and financial issues.

Read more... Tuesday, 12 August 2014 17:02
 
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WHAT’S THE PURPOSE OF THE BRICS UNIVERSITY?

MOSCOW, August 11, 2014 (Russkiy Mir) -- The BRICS are working on the creation of a joint university network and this ambitious project has already been launched by the People's Friendship University of Russia (also known by its Russian acronym RUDN), which has also organized such university networks for the CIS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Who will benefit from this type of networked higher education and how? RUDN Rector Vladimir Filippov shared his thoughts with the Russkiy Mir portal.

Read more... Monday, 11 August 2014 17:03
 
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What to Expect at the U.S.-Africa Summit

WASHINGTON, August 05, 2014 (CFR) -- Monday marks the start of the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, with some fifty heads of state expected in Washington, DC, and extensive nongovernmental and private-sector events on the sidelines. The three-day summit, a year after President Barack Obama visited the continent, will begin to reverse the "feeling that the continent was being ignored or marginalized," says CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Jendayi Frazer. The former assistant secretary of state disputes assertions that China has eclipsed the United States in African trade and diplomacy, but "people want to see President Obama more engaged," she says.

Read more... Tuesday, 05 August 2014 11:52
 
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President Obama Answers Questions from Young Africans

YouthSummitWASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 (State Department) --- Q. Mr. President. I’m from South Africa. Previously Nelson Mandela had inspired the foundation of the South Africa Fund for Enterprises. It has run for two decades, and it has since been stopped. Is there any chance to develop another fund for enterprises in Africa?

Read more... Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:41
 


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