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AfriDocs Film Week

AfriDocs Film Week 21-27 July 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa Broadcast in association with channel ED and the Durban International Film Festival A world first will be taking place this month when a full week of African documentary films are broadcast across…

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Alpin Verlet, head of Alcatel-Lucent in West and Central Africa, and  Dr.Awa Marie Coll Seck, Minister of Health and Social Action of Senegal

mDiabetes program in Senegal

mDiabetes program: Mobile technologies are catalysts for development in Senegal Alcatel-Lucent attended the ceremony for launching the m-Ramadan campaign, which originated from the mDiabetes program, in Dakar very recently. Alcatel-Lucent is supporting the Senegalese government, represented by the Minister of…

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Trend Micro announces Nigerian expansion plans

Picture credit: 3 July 2014: Trend Micro, a global leader in IT security solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be extending its presence into Africa with the opening of offices and the appointment of an official distributor…

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The Africa Research Centre: ‘ Justice Denied’

The Africa Research Centre has published *Justice Denied: The Reality of  the International Criminal Court*, a 610-page study of the International Criminal Court by Dr David Hoile. The book is available to read or download at ‘Justice Denied: The…

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First Phase Digital

Manufacturing; the key to industrialisation potential

Manufacturing is the key to unlocking Africa’s industrialisation potential Johannesburg, 19 June 2014 – Growing the manufacturing sectors on the continent has a huge potential role to play in promoting economic and inclusive growth in African economies – due to…

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Ngoma Africa Band

Meet The NGOMA AFRICA BAND, the popular and most wanted band based in Germany *Soulful Vocals, Hypnotic Guitars and the driving Extraordinary rhythm of the “Bongo Dance” from East Africa* The NGOMA AFRICA BAND; known as the (Golden Voice of…

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7th Consultative Group Meeting on Sierra Leone

Statement by Mr. Makhtar Diop World Bank Vice President for Africa Region,  Bintumani International Conference Centre, June 19, 2014 Your Excellency President Koroma, Honorable Ministers and Members of Parliament, Distinguished members of the Diplomatic and Counsellor Corp, Colleague Vice President…

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Day of the African Child

Today June 16th is the International Day of the African Child, and this has been celebrated on this day each year since 1991.  On June 16th 1976, thousands of South African school children marched from their schools in Orlando to…

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UN Multimedia

Uganda: Actis sells further 6.7% of Umeme

Actis, the pan-emerging markets private equity firm, on 16th June announced the successful conclusion of a two-part transaction that has seen the firm, through its subsidiary, Umeme Holdings Ltd (“UHL”), sell a total 45.7% of Ugandan electricity distribution company, Umeme…

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Queuing to vote during elections in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: Towards getting politics right

By Charles Davies The Constitutional Review Commission must be seen as an opportunity to change the current system of government and replacing it with a system that will make governance better.  To that extent, the APC government of President Ernest…

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