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:

Louis Berger-led consortium wins 2.3 million euro private sector development contract in Burkina Faso


The consortium is responsible for carrying out 40 studies on industrial and trade policy options, certification and development of norms and metrology A Louis Berger-led consortium ( recently won a 2.3 million euro ($2.57 million USD) technical assistance contract for the Burkina Faso Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Artisans and various professional organizations that support private sector development. The contract ...

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SA: Astronomy to take centre stage at Telescope conference


By – The search for other galaxies will be one of the topics under discussion at the South African Large Telescope (SALT) Science Conference, this week. The weeklong conference organised by the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), which starts today is being held at Stellenbosch University, in Cape Town. The conference, which will be opened by Science and Technology Minister ...

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Afe Babalola University hosts 48th Nigerian Law Teachers Conference


Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), will as from Monday, June 1 brim with high-power legal education activities as it plays host to the 48th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT) taking place in the university, thus making it the first private university in Nigeria to play host to the Conference. The five-day conference is coming barely ...

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JUMIA introduces the Mobile Week – The biggest mobile sale ever in Côte d’Ivoire


Seven international mobile brands and the leading ecommerce platform rally to create a unique event for e-shoppers who will see mobile prices drop to 47% In just a few days from now, JUMIA ( will rock Côte d’Ivoire with the biggest mobile phones sale ever done in the country. From June 1st to June 7th, thousands of mobile phones from ...

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Efficient Infrastructure Project Preparation Can Transform Africa


The pipeline of bankable infrastructure projects in Africa could be significantly enhanced once the preparation phase is better designed and resourced. That is the finding of a new World Economic Forum report, developed with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report, titled A Principled Approach to Infrastructure Project Preparation Facilities, shows how early-stage adjustments could boost the number, scale, and ...

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African Development Bank Presidential Election: Statement by Cristina Duarte, Minister of Finance and Planning, Republic of Cabo Verde

Cristina Duarte, Minister of Finances and Planning, Republic of Cabo Verde

“Our agenda must be to end the business of managing poverty and to refocus our efforts on creating and better managing our wealth in Africa” – Cristina Duarte Statement by Cristina Duarte, Minister of Finance and Planning, Republic of Cabo Verde ( Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, was elected on the 28th of May 2015 as the next ...

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Agility Launches Photo Competition to Reflect Modern Africa

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Three Categories: Cities, Industry and Technology Agility (, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics, today launches a global photo competition to highlight the success of emerging Africa and reflect its increasing progress ( The competition seeks to highlight the often unreported side of a continent of many contrasts. It calls for photographers to capture an Africa booming ...

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Philips rehabilitates the Intensive Care Unit department at Machakos Hospital (Kenya)

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Philips rehabilitates the Intensive Care Unit department at Machakos Hospital (Kenya) by undertaking a complete refurbishment and installing lifesaving innovations • Collaboration with Machakos Hospital (the “Hospital”) is part of a tender contract awarded to Philips by the Central Government of Kenya, which will entail the transformation of eleven ICU departments in level 5 hospitals across the country; • The ...

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Huawei Unveils the First SDN Solution in Africa


Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, today unveiled the first SDN (Soft Defined Network) solutions in Africa at its SDN&IP Summit held at the Sandton Convention Centre. The Huawei SDN & IP Summit provides a unique platform to share SDN and IP cutting-edge technologies and industry trends for senior executives from telecom operators, industry analysts, and media. Prof Hlengiwe ...

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SA: Minister Dlamini hands over newly-built ECD centre


By – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has handed over a newly-built early childhood development (ECD) centre to the community of Kwa Langa, in the Western Cape, following a fire incident that left the centre in ashes. The Minister’s visit to the area to hand over the new centre comes as the country prepares to commemorate Child Protection Week, ...

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