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GIL 2015: Africa

The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership 20 August, 2015 | The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa In its fifth consecutive year, GIL 2015: Africa continues to bring together a global network of today’s best thinkers, visionaries and thought leaders, learning how to leverage innovation as a resource to address global challenges. Frost & Sullivan are inspired and even more ...

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AfDB supports indigenous power investors in Africa


The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, a USD 50 million investment in CEC Africa Investments Limited, a multinational power company headquartered in Nigeria and Zambia. CEC Africa (CECA) seeks to acquire and develop distribution and transmission assets and complementary greenfield generation projects throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. By investing across the energy ...

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Elumelu at the White House to champion entrepreneur-led development model for Africa


African businessman and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu has proposed a new entrepreneur-led development model for Africa at two high profile events in Washington DC. Mr. Elumelu, who is Chairman of United Bank for Africa, and Founder, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, spoke at a White House event hosted by United States President Barack Obama on May 11 to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs ...

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37 students represent African innovation at ISEF

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Representing the continent are 11 students from South Africa, with the remainder from Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt. “In what can only be described as a David vs. Goliath contest, the developing countries represented in this year’s ISEF are taking centre stage due to their innovative entries,” Intel said. “Time will tell if one of the African countries will nab the ...

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TNS and Kantar Media announce strategic mobile research partnership with GeoPoll in Africa


A new range of research products and services intended to deepen and improve market research in Africa Global research consultancy TNS has today announced an exclusive and wide-reaching strategic partnership with GeoPoll (, the world’s largest mobile survey platform. Under the multi-year agreement, TNS and sister company, Kantar Media, will join forces with GeoPoll to deploy a new range of ...

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African Ministers unite to develop continent’s tourism

South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom

By- Pretoria-Growth and development of tourism in the African continent is at the top of the agenda during the African Tourism Ministers roundtable discussion on the eve of the official opening of the Tourism Indaba in Durban on Friday. The roundtable discussion hosted by South African Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom with the theme ‘Africa: Open for Tourism Business’, afforded ...

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Rwanda hosts the Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds Forum

Africa Broadband

This year’s Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds (USF) forum has brought together Government Ministries, policymakers, regulatory authorities, telecom providers, international organizations, Universal Service Fund Managers and other broadband stakeholders from all over Africa in Kigali for a 3-day forum from 6-8 May 2015. The Intel forum hosted in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT will have a special focus ...

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Elekta to bring cancer treatment to millions in Africa


– Elekta’s Ian Alexander says current lack of treatment is “totally unacceptable” In Africa, cancer kills more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined[1]. Approximately 40 percent of cancer cases can be prevented[2] and 40 percent can be cured with the right treatment[3]. Together with Elekta, ministries of health in almost a dozen African nations are working to build up ...

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Light Reading Launches Africa/Middle East Research Service

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Light Reading (, the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, has launched its first-ever region-specific research service, focusing on the telecom industry’s two fastest-growing and most promising markets: Africa and the Middle East. The initiative is led by Heavy Reading, Light Reading’s independent research group, and Xalam Analytics, a new research venture headed by Guy Zibi, a leading ...

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World Immunization Week Aims to “Close the Immunization Gap” and Provide “a Gift for Life” in Africa


World Immunization Week Aims to “Close the Immunization Gap” and Provide “a Gift for Life” in Africa Cervical cancer is the most common of all cancers in Africa. The World Health Organization’s World Immunization Week (WIW) from 24th to 30th April this year aims to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination to people of all ages and increase rates ...

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