Tag Archives: Africa

The British High Commission, Pretoria to host a at the Science Forum South Africa – “Making International Engagement Work for Africa”, chaired by Pofessor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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The British High Commission, Pretoria invites you to attend a plenary panel discussion – “Making International Engagement Work for Africa”, chaired by Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The discussion aims to challenge the current status quo and explore how to improve partnerships so that they really work for Africa. Time: 11am Date: …

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Advancing outward investments an important element of South Africa’s strategy towards industrialising Africa


South Africa’s promotion and facilitation of outward investments is an important element that contributes in advancing industrialisation priorities for Africa. This was said by the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Trade Invest Africa, Ms Lerato Mataboge at the Africa Industrialisation Day celebration in Pretoria yesterday. “The good news for us is that the rest of Africa is very much part …

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Digital technology: the new leveller in education


For a country with one of the most uneven playing fields, technology is one of the great levellers – particularly with our cellphone penetration rate of nearly 90% – ahead of India and China with respective rates of 84% and 76%. And when it comes to education, let’s face it, learning from a mobile phone or any other electronic device …

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Africa must align development plans with AGOA


By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – African countries must make the most of the opportunities available through the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. “African countries should also ensure that there is alignment between AGOA and their development integration agendas, focus on their industrialisation and preserve policy space aimed at enhancing efforts to diversify their …

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Africa needs a common reporting framework on ICT and development – ECA

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African countries have been called upon to have a common reporting framework on ICT and development. The call was made by Mr. Kasirim Nwuke, Chief, New Technologies and Innovation Section of the Economic Commission for Africa ( ECA) at the annual review and follow up of the progress in achieving the World Summit on Information (WSIS) outcomes organised by the …

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Power to the people: Mobilizing Investment and Innovation for Sustainable Energy in Africa


High-level roundtable organized jointly by UN-OHRLLS and EnergyNet Ltd, 6 December 2016 The United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) (http://UNOHRLLS.org), together with EnergyNet (www.EnergyNet.co.uk) will be convening a joint high-level roundtable on 6 December 2016, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The event will bring together participants from …

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Joint interview event for Chinese enterprises in Africa launched in Tanzania


A joint interview event named Chinese Enterprises in Africa is launched in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam on Monday, in a bid to shed light on the fruitful achievements in China-Africa cooperation. Organized by China’s State Council Information Office, the event will include more than 40 reporters from China and Africa. During the 7-day event from Nov. 28 to …

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SA participates in Africa Trade Week

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BY– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he is attending the Africa Trade Week. The new Pan-African platform for advancing intra-Africa trade dialogue is aimed at providing a comprehensive, integrated and inclusive platform for policy dialogue. In a statement on Monday, the Department of Trade and Industry said the Minister will …

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AfDB board approves €50m Boost Africa Investment Program across Africa


The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved on Wednesday, November 16 a €50-million package of investments in various angel, venture, seed, accelerator and incubator funds with the aim of funding innovative start-ups and early stage small businesses across Africa. The Boost Africa Investment Program seeks to invest in truly innovative businesses, mostly operated by youth (18-35 years) …

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Africa’s industrialisation and youth enterprise development top the agenda at the NEPAD African Leaders in Dialogue dinner


This current fourth industrial revolution is ushering in new concepts and technologies with unprecedented developments in genetics, 3D printing, biotechnology, nanotechnology and quantum computing. The question to ask is, how will this tide affect Africa’s industrialisation strategy? One can argue that a successful industrialisation process will hinge on how well the continent manages its youth in relation to education and …

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