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IMF, Ghana and DFID Highlight the Value of Data for Better Economic Policies in Africa


One of the largest regional conferences on the importance of data for better macroeconomic policies was concluded today in Accra, Ghana. Organized by the Government of Ghana, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the conference brought together policymakers from over forty African countries as well as representatives from academia, banks, rating agencies, …

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African Leaders to Gather in Ethiopia for First-Ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa


African leaders, including ministers of health, finance, and other line ministries, will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 24-25 February 2016, for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – the first-ever ministerial-level convening with a singular focus on ensuring that people across the continent can get access to life-saving vaccines. The conference – hosted by the World Health Organization …

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Azimo Wins Award for Best Low Cost Remittance Service to Africa


Digital money transfer service makes financial services more accessible to millions. Azimo, the digital money transfer service, today announced that it has been awarded the best low cost remittance service by Africa’s sixth annual Kalahari Awards. In the last year alone, Azimo has seen exponential growth in the region helping thousands of people send money to family and friends at …

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Africa called to implement climate change agreement

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

By – Pretoria – The Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called on all African states to move swiftly, so that the agreement on climate change can come into effect to unlock the wealth of nations and save the planet. Speaking at the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and of the …

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African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) to celebrate historic progress in fight against malaria in Africa with 2016 ALMA Awards for Excellence

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The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) 2016 Awards for Excellence will be presented on 30 January at 13:00-14:00 (EAT) in the African Union Conference Centre Multipurpose Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ALMA Awards, which recognize 13 countries in three categories, will be presented at the African Union as part of the programme for the Heads of State Summit. The …

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Hurd: Ethiopia agreement will help us transform Africa’s solar market

International Development Minister Nick Hurd

International Development Minister Nick Hurd has met leaders from across Africa to discuss the UK’s Energy Africa campaign. Ethiopia is the latest country to back the campaign, which aims to accelerate universal energy access in sub-Saharan Africa. They pledged to boost solar energy access in a deal signed with Britain at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. An estimated …

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Africa Expert Donald Kaberuka to Present Keynote Address at Lex Mundi Emerging Africa Conference


2016 Lex Mundi Emerging Africa Conference: March 3-4 in Cape Town Lex Mundi to welcome key note speaker Donald Kaberuka, former president of the African Development Bank, at the Lex Mundi Emerging Africa Conference, which will be held March 3-4, 2016, in Cape Town. Dr. Kaberuka will kick off the two-day global conference by addressing trends and events that investors …

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More than 700 delegates gathered at Sage’s first African Business Partner Conference in South Africa


More than 700 Sage Business Partners across Africa gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg for the Sage Business Partner Conference 2016. The conference, featuring keynote presentations from Sage CEO Stephen Kelly and Sage International President Ivan Epstein, took place from 26 to 28 January. It brought together Sage’s African business partners representing all of its major software solutions …

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Sage Foundation launches in Africa


Sage is introducing its innovative 2+2+2 community model across Africa Little Rose in Soweto, South Africa selected as the first major recipient for Sage Foundation on the continent. Sage ( today launched the Sage Foundation ( across Africa at the 2016 Sage Business Partner Conference, currently underway at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa. Sage, the market leader for …

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Frost & Sullivan Awards Link Africa for Cutting-edge Technology in Telecoms Infrastructure

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Based on its recent analysis of the fibre industry, Frost & Sullivan recognises Link Africa with the 2015 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation. Cutting-edge technology innovation has enabled Link Africa to deliver telecommunications infrastructure and services more rapidly and cost effectively than its competitors. By driving down the cost of broadband for end users, it is …

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