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Nigeria’s 2015 Elections: Limiting the Violence

Nigeria’s politics is sliding dangerously towards violence before, during and after the February 2015 elections. With only three months to the polls, mitigating bloodshed requires urgent improvements in security and electoral arrangements, as well as in political mindsets. Nigeria’s February…

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Nigerian companies meet international pharmaceutical standards

The WHO Prequalification Team (WHO/PQT) announced on 21 November 2014 that the pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities of Evans Medical Ltd, May & Baker Nigerian Ltd, and Chi Pharmaceuticals Limited, all located in Nigeria, have been jointly inspected with Nigeria’s National Agency…

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KPMG International’s Infrastructure 100: World Markets

KPMG International’s Infrastructure 100: World Markets highlights key trends driving infrastructure investment around the world. A global panel of industry experts identifies 100 of the world’s most innovative, impactful infrastructure projects showing how governments are coming together with the private…

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Dror Limor, SkyVision VP Sales

SkyVision provides Seychelles with network solutions

SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global communications provider, on 21st November announced the commencement of its managed IP Trunking and Private Network solutions to Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS), part of the Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) group of…

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Sierra Leone Action Receives Donation of Equipment

Sierra Leone Action, an organization comprising a global team of Sierra Leonean physicians and other professionals, on 18th November announced that Fresenius Kabi has donated nine Fenwal Autopheresis-C® instruments, all required related supplies and training to study a treatment for Ebola…

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Viber Launches Public Chats

Viber, the leading mobile communications app offering free messaging and HD-quality calls, on 19th November announced Public Chats, a new feature that allows users to discover, share and interact with conversations, communities and content on mobile. Public Chats are live…

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ASSE Nigerian Chapter to Host Second Conference

American Society of Safety Engineers, (ASSE),  the world’s oldest professional safety society, invites safety professionals to register for NIGERIA PDC 2015, a three-day professional development conference and exposition in Lagos, Nigeria on March 3-5, 2015, it was announced on 19th…

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AMISOM soldiers patrol near stockpiles of charcoal close to the Kismayo sea port, February 27, 2013. (Feisal Omar / Courtesy Reuters)  Foreign Affairs

How the charcoal trade fuels Al Shabab

To take out al Shabab, one need look no further than charcoal. The United Nations has repeatedly called for countries in the region to disrupt the group’s trade in this environmentally destructive product, but, as the most recent Somalia UN…

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Law enforcement agencies meet to tackle illicit trade in tobacco products

Members of global, regional and local law enforcement, revenue and customs agencies will meet in Cape Town at the end of November to collaborate on efforts to address the scourge of illicit tobacco trade in sub-Saharan Africa, it was announced…

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Africa Cup of Nations 2015: Morocco fails to meet deadline

Morocco have failed to meet the deadline to confirm it will host the Africa Cup of Nations 2015 in January.  The North Africans had requested a postponement because of fears over the Ebola outbreak. The Confederation of African Football (Caf)…

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