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Amazing African stories on your screen

A world first will be taking place this month when a full week of African documentary films are broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel ED (channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65). This unique film event will see a diverse…

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USA Donate Medical Equipment

U.S. Embassy and Project C.U.R.E. USA Donate Medical Equipment to Military Hospital FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE – The U.S. Government in collaboration with Project C.U.R.E. USA will donate two 40-ft. containers of hospital equipment to the 34 Military Hospital of the…

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Woman in African dress with baby

Gemalto joins mHealth Initiative

A mobile ecosystem that aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa AMSTERDAM, Netherlands,July 15, 2014: Gemalto  the world leader in digital security, provides its support to the GSMA (1) pan-African mHealth Initiative (PAMI), a mobile…

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Denel – vital to promoting stability and peace

Denel, Africa’s leading provider of defence and security technology, is constantly expanding the range of products and services it is offering to countries and clients on the continent. Its ability to meet the comprehensive landward defence needs of clients is…

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Millions in South Sudan could face famine

Rains, cholera outbreak, and not enough food aid: Millions of South Sudanese could face famine.  Millions of people are walking for tens of miles to receive healthcare and food aid  Experts warn of impending famine if more aid cannot be…

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 World Bank Group: Development Financing Record

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 – The World Bank Group committed a record-breaking *$15.3 billion to Sub Saharan Africa’s development in fiscal year 2014 (July 2013 to June 2014) supporting shared prosperity in the Region and focusing on increased efforts to…

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Somalia: war and the implications for gas and oil

SOMALIA: EU and UK mediation key to stability; serious implications for oil and gas  sector and development programmes London, July 10, 2014 : With war in Somalia’s disputed territories now a real possibility for the first time  since 2007, stability…

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Green buildings slowly take root

Is it time that African businesses go green? Seen as a Western trend and potentially costly, companies on the African continent have been slow to implement environmentally-friendly principles into the workplace but there are signs the trend is slowly changing….

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Governance for Development: new publication launched

Governance for Development:  New governance publication launched “This publication is such an important and timely contribution to the creation of the post-2015 development agenda. I commend this publication as a vital tool for the leaders and stakeholders of the governance…

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Kenya’s gas and oil: taxation grows, reform stalls

London/Nairobi, July 8, 2014 Kenya’s oil and gas regulatory framework is proving a major obstacle to investment in the sector, and is in urgent need of a complete overhaul, say global risk and security management consultancy Edinburgh International in their…

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