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

3M Appoints Andrei Holban as Regional Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa Region

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3M , a science-based company that inspires creative collaboration, announced today the appointment of Andrei Holban as the new Regional Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa region. In his role, Andrei succeeds Ippocratis Vrohidis who has relocated to St. Paul as the new Vice-President for Global Service Centers. Commenting on the new appointment, Bernard Cicut, Area Vice-President for …

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SA: Play your part to make internet safer

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – As the world celebrates Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has urged South Africans to play their part in promoting a safe, responsible and positive online environment. Minister Muthambi’s call is in line with this year’s theme, ‘Play your part for a better internet’. “This day is celebrated globally to bring our …

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MTN Partners With South African Online Travel Agency In $40M Funding Deal

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Travelstart, a South Africa-based online travel agency that does business throughout Africa, today announced US$40 million in funding that will help it create a partnership with MTN, Africa’s largest mobile telecommunications provider, according to a press release. The funding was provided by U.K.-based Amadeus Capital Partners, a global technology investor, and will be used for Travelstart’s expansion. Travelstart wants to …

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Meetings of the Working Groups of the Africa-Arab Partnership in the areas of Trade and Investment; Transport, Communication and Energy

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A three-day meeting of the two Working Groups of the Africa-Arab Partnership in the areas of Trade and Investment and Transport, Communication and Energy kicked off on 3 February 2016, at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with a joint plenary session. Opening the meeting, the Co-chair on the African side, Dr. Levi Uche Madueke, …

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Sustainable Development: EU and Seychelles sign a new financing agreement of 2.2 million euros

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The Government of Seychelles receives 2.2 million euros from the European Union in support of the implementation of its sustainable development agenda. These funds will support the Government in formulating new projects and attracting new financing for development. “Seychelles is certain to use the funds wisely, where it would make the greatest impact. We would further like to reassure the …

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ONE CONNXT Delivers 26th AU Summit from Ethiopia to the World for ASBU and the EBU

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Powerful Live Content to 100 Million Viewers Delivered by ONE CONNXT. ONE CONNXT, in conjunction with broadcast partners ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union) and the EBU (European Broadcast Union) is on site in Ethiopia, Africa providing secure backhaul content to London and Tunis, Tunisia for live broadcast to the world from the AU Summit conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This …

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SA: Gauteng Cabinet reshuffle to track implementation

Gauteng Premier David Makhura

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the decision to reshuffle his Cabinet will boost capacity to deliver and strengthen implementation of its programmes that will transform, modernise and reindustrialise the province. In a bold move, the Premier made three changes to his Cabinet, announced at a special media briefing on Tuesday evening. Former Gauteng Premier Paul …

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African Union heads of state and government adopts the African space policy and strategy

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The African Union Heads of State and Government during their Twenty-Sixth Ordinary Session on 31 January 2016 in Addis Ababa adopted the African Space Policy and Strategy as the first of the concrete steps to realize an African Outer space Programme, as one of the flagship programmes of the AU Agenda 2063. They immediately urged the Member States, RECs, Partners …

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SA’s economic challenges require innovative solutions

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor

By – SAnews.gov.za Cape Town – South Africa’s economic challenges demand that the country is innovative in unlocking untapped economic opportunities, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. “It is important that we come up, as a country, with initiatives that are innovative, that utilise new economic opportunities and that invest in areas that have a strong potential to support …

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Black Industrialists Programme pushing for inclusivity

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The Black Industrialists Programme is set on generating more black industrialists as well as to create greater inclusivity in the economy, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking at The New Age breakfast briefing on Wednesday, Minister Davies said government has been talking about the need for radical economic transformation in the country. He …

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