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

Discovery Communications launches Multiplatform Campaign at Cites to Raise Awareness about Endangered Species

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New Edward Norton Public Service Announcement and Social Media Campaign to Protect Wildlife. In support of an ongoing commitment to save the world’s most endangered species, Discovery Communications (DiscoveryCommunications.com) and the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (USWTA.org), in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) (FWS.gov/international/cites) announced today at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild …

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Inclusive economy crucial to empowerment, says Pres Zuma

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By- SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma says for any economy to succeed, the majority of citizens must have a meaningful role to play beyond being workers. The President was addressing the Black Business Council (BBC) Baobab Awards Gala Dinner in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. The President said citizens must participate in the economy as owners, executives and senior managers …

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Zimbabwe Australia Alumni Association Workshop

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On 30 September the Zimbabwe Australia Alumni Association (ZAAA) in collaboration with the Australian Embassy, Harare will hosted a capacity building workshop for its members. This was the first of such workshops held by ZAAA and the Australian Embassy. The theme of the workshop was ‘Industry Insights’ and focused on building entrepreneurial skills and capacity. The workshop was facilitated by young, …

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Acting Assistant Secretary Judith Garber Travels to South Africa

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Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will travel to Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, September 26–30, to meet with South African government officials, officials from other governments, and representatives from non-governmental organizations, and participate in the 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the …

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Kenyan Journalist Aggrey Mutambo Wins APO Invitation to Attend the Africa Hotel Investment Forum 2016 in Kigali

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APO will offer one round trip ticket and accommodation in Kigali for Aggrey Mutambo to attend the leading hotel investment conference in Africa APO (www.APO-opa.com), the press release distribution service dedicated to Africa and the Middle East, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa and Middle East, today announced that reporter Aggrey Mutambo (@agmutambo) from Kenya has …

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Oracle and Kenya Commercial Bank Identify Developers as Integral for Driving Cloud Adoption in Africa

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Developers Day and Hackathon event organised in Nairobi DATE & TIME: October 4 -7, 2016; 8:30am – 5:00pm VENUE: KCB Leadership Centre SUMMARY: In an effort to grow the adoption of cloud services efficiently across Africa, Oracle (Oracle.com), together with KCB (ke.KCBbankgroup.com), will hold a developers day targeting the firm’s ecosystem of customers, partners, independent software vendors, user groups and …

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Africa Initiative for Governance launches Public Sector Scholarships

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Advisory panel debates obstacles to public sector performance in Africa. The Africa Initiative for Governance (“AIG”) (AIGAfrica.org) has today issued a call for applications for its 2017 scholarships for a Masters Degree in Public Policy at the renowned Blavatnik School of Government, the UK’s first school of Government, at the University of Oxford. The call was issued by the AIG …

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AIF Call for IPA 2017 Applications – African Innovation: investing in prosperity

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Africa’s top innovators win a grand share prize of US$150 000 plus attractive entrepreneurial opportunities for nominees and other qualifying participants Call for Applications (APO.af/Ly1D3t) marks the sixth edition of the IPA, running for three months from 27 September 2016 through to 3 January 2017 Africa’s top innovators win a grand share prize of US$150 000 plus attractive entrepreneurial opportunities …

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SA: Madiba’s prison cell replica unveiled in Mitchells Plain

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By– SAnews.gov.za Cape Town – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says young people must use the country’s rich heritage to engage in a future that is different from the past South Africa. The Minister said this when he unveiled a replica of former President Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell at the Spine Road High School, in Mitchells Plain, in …

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SA: Tourism industry urged to cater for people with disabilities

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says the tourism industry must become fully adapted to catering for people with disabilities. He said there is an urgent need to provide accessible airport transfers, wheelchair-adapted vehicles and appropriately designed streets and pavements to accommodate people with disabilities. “Hotel rooms, restaurants and other facilities must cater to the needs of the …

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