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Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone is AfricanBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how African innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@africanbrains.org

The rise of motorsport in Africa

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Already popular around the world, motorsports could soon be making much more of a splash in Africa. Several high-profile players in the world of motorsport are campaigning and adding their voice to the many others who want Africa to play a significant part in the various sports. The popularity of motorsports No one nation has ever claimed to own motorsports, ...

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How do the hottest African real estate markets rank alongside other growing economies?

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Africa is fast becoming the place to be for many private investors looking for opportunities in real estate, thanks to its booming economy and swiftly increasing population. How good an opportunity does Africa present in comparison to other growing economies? Global real estate Global financial instability has led investors to think outside the box and look at previously unexamined regions ...

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SA companies to show off wares at FILDA

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Twenty-four South African companies will showcase their products and services at the Feira Internacional de Angola (FILDA) international trade exhibition later this month, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). This as the department has organised a national Pavilion at the exhibition which takes place in Luanda from 21-26 July 2015. The department will provide ...

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SA: Forum to unlock potential of Gauteng economy

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By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The Gauteng Province Government has launched a forum which will allow all those interested in unlocking the potential of the economy of the Gauteng City Region (GBCF) to work together. “In this forum we will be able to thrash out the detail of what is it that we need to do to create more jobs, ...

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President Zuma to attend BRICS Summit

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By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the Seventh BRICS Summit to be held in Ufa, Russia next week. The Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) nations will be hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin from 8 to 9 July 2015, under the theme: “BRICS Partnership – a Powerful Factor of ...

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IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Policy Support Instrument for Mozambique

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The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the fourth review of Mozambique’s economic performance under the program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). [1] In completing the review, the Board also approved the modification of three assessment criteria and one indicative target for June 2015 in line with the updated economic outlook for Mozambique. The ...

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SA: Learners develop technology to control water wastage

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By– SAnews.gov.za Johannesburg – Every year, the country loses millions of rands due to water wastage caused by leaking pipes and taps left running unattended to. In a bid to stem the water wastage, a group of Grade 10 learners from Mathari High School in Limpopo have developed a project which uses cellphones to control water usage. Through the Project ...

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Forum to unlock potential of Gauteng economy

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The Gauteng Province Government has launched a forum which will allow all those interested in unlocking the potential of the economy of the Gauteng City Region (GBCF) to work together. “In this forum we will be able to thrash out the detail of what is it that we need to do to create more jobs, to ...

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Orange announces the connection of Benin and the Canary Islands to the ACE submarine cable (Africa Coast to Europe)

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Orange (http://www.orange.com), together with the other members of the ACE consortium, announces the launch of the ACE cable in Cotonou, Benin and Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The connection of these two stations is part of the second phase of deployment of the ACE submarine cable, which now serves 18 countries: France, Portugal, the Canary Islands (Spain), Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, ...

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Rwanda National Day

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John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Rwanda on the 53rd anniversary of your independence on July 1. On this day, we recognize Rwanda’s many achievements since its independence. Rwanda is widely recognized as a leader in advancing opportunities for girls and women, ...

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