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UNICEF/ World Bank airlift Ebola supplies to Freetown

With funds from the World Bank, UNICEF has procured and facilitated the delivery of 48 metric tons of assorted drugs and other medical supplies worth over $ 825,000 for the treatment of people who have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone….

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Ebola outbreak: Red Cross appeals for more funds

Construction of an isolation facility that will improve the effective treatment of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone has now commenced in earnest, as the Red Cross scales up response to the Ebola outbreak. Red Cross teams in Sierra Leone are…

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Picture credit: from left to right: Moses Chingwena, Chief Executive of Croco Motor Group Zimbabwe;  Farai Matsika, Executive Chairman of Croco Motors; Richard Gouverneur, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa and Walter Muzembi, Zimbabwe Minister of Environment and Tourism.

Jaguar Land Rover increase investment in Zimbabwe

Today’s technologically-advanced cars require skilled handling and treatment in the aftersales environment, not just in terms of drivetrain components such as the engine and transmission, but also in what is required when it comes to repairing and painting of the…

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Sky Vision supports students in Ghana

SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. , a leading global communications provider, announced on 3rd September the recent donation of its satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana’s Crossover International Academy.  SkyVision’s donation included upgrading the academy’s communications equipment with…

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What’s missing in the Ebola fight

If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had instead struck Washington, New York or Boston, there is no doubt that the health systems in place could contain and then eliminate the disease. Hospitals would…

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Royal Philips’ Simulation Lab at University of Johannesburg

Royal Philips in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg on 3rd September  inaugurated a state-of-the-art medical training simulation lab on the University premises during the Johannesburg stopover of Philips’ fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow. This pioneering project…

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Zambian business: a role player in Africa’s transformation?

With an average GDP growth of 7.1 percent and as one of the most politically stable countries in Africa, it’s not surprising that Zambia is stepping forward as a worthy contender for potential investors looking to enter and/or expand operations…

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GSMA : Re-Evaluation of Mobile-Specific Taxation

The GSMA,on 1st September, called upon governments in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to review their approach to the increasing tax burden imposed on the mobile industry. The GSMA released two studies that explore various aspects of mobile-specific taxation in Africa and…

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Photo credit:  World Panel Zambia CEO Jacob Sikazwe speaking about empowerment

World Panel Zambia, Ltd. Launches of Solar Chargers 

World Panel Zambia Ltd. launched the durable World Panel solar panels that charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug.   Held on 28th August at Lusaka’s Taj Pamodzi Hotel, the launch was attended by senior Zambian government officials,…

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Uganda to benefit from iWayAfrica service solution

Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) announced on 21st August that its iWayAfrica business has launched a managed infrastructure and services solution for the SME market in Uganda.  The  new product offering has been done in conjunction with…

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