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Two Oil Exploration Companies Withdraw From Seychelles

Two Oil Exploration Companies Withdraw From Seychelles

Two companies searching for oil around the Seychelles are suspending their searches after a steep drop in oil prices the last two years, the nation’s hydrocarbon regulator said Friday. PetroSeychelles said that WHL Energy, an Australian firm, and Afren Plc, an offshore company, are both suspending their search for oil. According to PetroSeychelles’ chief executive, […]

Seychelles Sparkles At Miss World 2015

Seychelles Sparkles At Miss World 2015

Miss Seychelles Another World 2015, Linne Freminot, has flaunted her designer gown that she will wear for the Miss World grand finale in China this Saturday. Freminot joined the other beauty queens on the catwalk of the Beauty Crown Grand Theatre last week to showcase their finest couture pieces in the World Fashion Designer Dress […]

COMESA and Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African Countries

COMESA and Microsoft collaborate to promote access, skills and innovation in 19 African Countries

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) through the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) have taken a step toward strengthening their working alliance today by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which sets out how they will collaborate in the areas of access to technology, development of relevant skills and […]

Operation Atalanta Warships Train With Seychelles Maritime Forces During Port Visit

Operation Atalanta Warships Train With Seychelles Maritime Forces During Port Visit

On Friday 30 October 2015 Operation Atalanta warships, ESPS Meteoro and HNLMS Groningen, carried out training with the Seychelles Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Police during their port visit to Port Victoria. The busy day of training started with ESPS Meteoro welcoming the Seychelles Air Force on board to practice sea survival techniques following […]

Seychelles Is ‘Country Destination of the Year’ Says UK’s Luxury Travel Guide

Seychelles Is ‘Country Destination of the Year’ Says UK’s Luxury Travel Guide

Seychelles has been voted ‘Country Destination of the Year’ by a UK-based publication – the Luxury Travel Guide – which offers luxury travel and lifestyle information. The award certificate was presented to the island nation’s Tourism and Culture Minister Alain St Ange, at the World Travel Market, taking place in London. The Luxury Travel Guide […]

Parts of Southern Africa Are Within Tantalising Reach of Eliminating Malaria

Parts of Southern Africa Are Within Tantalising Reach of Eliminating Malaria

There has been a concerted international effort since the early 2000s to tackle malaria. This has led to dramatic reductions in the disease. World Health Organisation estimates show that in 2015 there were 214 million malaria cases and 438,000 deaths globally. This is a 37% decrease in the incidence rate of malaria compared to 15 […]

Don’t Forget the Islands – Extending Africa’s Boundaries of Knowledge

Don’t Forget the Islands – Extending Africa’s Boundaries of Knowledge

Think of Africa and invariably one’s thoughts stop at the shoreline of this vast continent. But the reach of terra firma extends far out into the seas surrounding Africa. To the east and west, far too easily ignored, are scattered groups of islands. There are universities in several of these offshore locations. Probably the smallest […]

Standard Bank Opens An Office In Ethiopia

Standard Bank Opens An Office In Ethiopia

Standard Bank Group has expanded its already extensive East African footprint with the official opening of a representative office in Ethiopia. This means that Standard Bank, which is Africa’s largest bank by assets, has a continent-wide footprint in 20 African countries. The representative office, which is based in Addis Ababa, was opened by Standard Bank […]

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Why Some African Leaders Cling To Power, Whilst Others Walk Away

Following a weekend of elections on the African Continent, analysts are drawing parallels between Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania even before results are announced. One leader is accused of tampering with the constitution to extend his grip on power, whilst the other has been credited with respecting presidential term limits. In one corner, you see a political […]

Africa Finance Corporation Completes Corporate Restructuring With The Appointment Of Sanjeev Gupta

Africa Finance Corporation Completes Corporate Restructuring With The Appointment Of Sanjeev Gupta

In January, 2015 AFC implemented a new organisational structure. The purpose of this re-organisation was to increase the Corporation’s client responsiveness by creating sector clusters, that would each be responsible for delivering all of AFC’s products to clients within those sectors, simplifying the Corporation’s structure and increasing responsiveness. In achieving these objectives, a number of […]

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