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Terrorist Attack Kills more than 300 People in Somalia

Terrorist Attack Kills more than 300 People in Somalia

At least 300 people killed and hundreds seriously injured in attack blamed on militant group al-Shabaab. The death toll in the bombing that hit the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday continues to rise, with more than 300 people now believed to have been killed and hundreds more seriously injured. The scale of the loss makes […]

DHL and MallforAfrica team up to further cross-border e-commerce to the United States

DHL and MallforAfrica team up to further cross-border e-commerce to the United States

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider recently announced its partnership with MallforAfrica, the award-winning global e-commerce company, which will facilitate selling of made-in-Africa products to customers in the United States. Businesses can do so via the eBay platform powered by MallforAfrica. Through this partnership, DHL locations will serve as drop-off points for […]

Lack of Infrastructure in Developing Countries Drives Demand for Mixed-Use Developments

Lack of Infrastructure in Developing Countries Drives Demand for Mixed-Use Developments

In some parts of West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana, the lack of infrastructure is a huge driver of demand for mixed-use developments. The last few years have seen an increase in interest in mixed-use development schemes which comprise some or all of retail, residential, offices as well as hotel and conference facilities. These types […]

Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation supports the training of Twenty Future Oncologists in Africa

Merck Foundation started the second stage of their Africa Oncology Fellowship Program that started in 2016 with the aim to increase the limited number of oncologists in Africa. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation emphasized “One of the main objectives of Merck Foundation is to build a strong platform of qualified medical, paediatric and […]

Siemens signs Memorandum of Understanding with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Siemens signs Memorandum of Understanding with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Madagascar to cooperate and identify measures to fast track power generation in the country and work towards increasing capacity by an additional 300MW by 2019. The agreement was signed together with project partners TSK and in the presence of Günter Nooke, the German Chancellor’s […]

New AGCO agribusiness qualification set to develop skills, leadership and strategic expertise to drive African agricultural prosperity

New AGCO agribusiness qualification set to develop skills, leadership and strategic expertise to drive African agricultural prosperity

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is a lead partner in a brand-new training program being established to develop the talent to fill vital junior management roles in African agriculture and the supply chain – currently a major gap in the continent’s skills’ resource. The Company signed a Memorandum […]

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

2017 was another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in light of a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation, various retrenchments across the industry, and marginal increases in taxes paid. However, spot price increases for bulk commodities supported the industry and resulted in a return to profitability after the first substantial increase in revenues […]

A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector

A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector

The International Monetary Fund recently stated that the oil reserves in Uganda may account for around four percent of the country’s economy annually in the next few years if managed well. These sentiments were echoed by speakers and delegates attending the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit in Kampala Uganda. Addressing government officials and delegates, […]

Philips Community Life Centre brings quality primary care to a community of 40,000 in Kenya

Philips Community Life Centre brings quality primary care to a community of 40,000 in Kenya

A global leader in health technology, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Mandera County (the “County”), today opened a new Community Life Centre (CLC) in the County. The new primary care and community hub is part of Philips’ ongoing commitment to improve access to quality primary healthcare and […]

Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for growth markets in Africa and Asia

Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for growth markets in Africa and Asia

Youtap (www.Youtap.com), a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and smart point-of-sale devices. The solution conforms to the BharatQR industry standard developed by […]

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