India: Tech firm’s long-term IT plans in Africa

BANGALORE: Infosys Technologies is planting the seeds for a long-term IT services play in the African continent. The company's CFO V Balakrishnan told...

World Bank forecasts African economic growth

Some companies may struggle to adapt to a more accountable system when their operations face increased scrutiny from shareholders and tax authorities. Polarisation between the...

US Chamber of Commerce Sees Investment Opportunities in Africa

Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana all have investment opportunities for the U.S. business community, according to Scott Eisner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Eisner, who...

MTN sets sights to become Africa’s largest mobile operator

MTN is mulling ways to fine-tune its investment strategies across all its operations as it sets its sights on opportunities to grow its presence...

South African mining industry open for business

Pretoria - Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says the South African mining industry is open for business. This is the message that the mining industry...

HSBC to provide $15 million for global education programme

Global financial services company, HSBC has said that it will provide an additional $15 million over five years for Future First, the Group's flagship...

KENYA: Improving yields key to boosting rice farmers’ livelihoods

AHERO, 3 March 2011 (IRIN) - After spending Ksh35,000 (US$437) on his 0.4 hectare rice plantation - preparing the land, paying for water, transplanting...

Morocco looks to invest in youth innovation

To raise the competitiveness of its economy, Morocco looks to invest in youth innovation. The Moroccan government will allocate 510 million dirhams (45 million euros)...

Morocco to receive EU financial support

Cooperation between the EU and Morocco has mobilized 1 billion 800 million dirham in 2010 in support of important programmes for the benefit of...

UN Secretary-General urges philanthropic education investment

28 February 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded the role philanthropists play in facilitating access to education and encouraged them to commit more resources...

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