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New Intelsat Satellite for Network in Sub-Saharan Africa

June 12, 2014: Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, announced today that it has signed a 15-year service agreement with MultiChoice, Africa’s leading pay TV provider, on a new satellite to be added to the…

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World Vision:  Angela Atim sits in front of the memorial at St Mary's College, Aboke, North Uganda, which is dedicated to the 139 pupils kidnapped on the 10 October 1996 by the Lord's Resistance Army

Global Summit on Sexual Violence

June 12th:  As ministers gather in London from around the world to discuss policies aimed at tackling sexual violence, World Vision calls for decisive action. David Thomson, Director of Policy at World Vision said: “During this groundbreaking summit we have…

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Collaboration to build skills for Africa’s transformation

It was announced in Senegal on 12th June that education ministers and delegates from 12 African countries have agreed on a broad framework for collaboration between governments, the private sector and education/training institutions that will help to strengthen technical and…

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Blumberg Grain Joins The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA)

Blumberg Grain, a global leader in food safety and security, has joined The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), the leading trade organization developing and strengthening business relationships between the United States and Africa, it was announced on 10th June. Said…

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South Africa’s food sector stuck in a low growth cycle

The low economic growth environment in South Africa is putting local food value chains under increasing pressure, it was announced on 9th June. This is according to Herman Marais, managing partner at Agri-Vie, a Food & Agribusiness private equity investment…

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World Bank Lowers Projections

Developing countries are headed for a year of disappointing growth, as first quarter weakness in 2014 has delayed an expected pick-up in economic activity, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report, released on 10th June.  Bad weather…

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East Africa: the darling of phase two economic developments?

African economic development over the past decade has been remarkable, with Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy lauded as one of the fastest growing regions in the world.  But, thanks to a significant lack of infrastructure, phase two of the continents’ economic transformation…

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President Koroma upbeat about the future

President Ernest Bai Koroma, upbeat about the future and the uber development in Sierra Leone. The Constitutional Review Commission will only serve to make politics better. Full interview only on: soon, and NAA relaunched magazine edition July 2014.

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Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014

The Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 will present and exciting range of special programmes, workshops, world premieres, director forums, discussions and awards. With its biggest and most impressive line-up to date, ZIFF 2014 promises more than ever for fans of…

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Ebola outbreak: British Red Cross in Sierra Leone

The British Red Cross has deployed a health delegate to Sierra Leone in response to the increasing number of Ebola cases in West Africa. The delegate joins a four-person-strong Emergency Response team that will offer expert support to staff and…

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