Tag Archives: Africa

Bill Gates to invest $5bn in Africa

Bill Gates speaking at IFAD

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is to invest $5 billion in Africa over the next five years. Delivering the 14th annual Nelson Mandela Foundation lecture, in Pretoria, on Sunday, Gates said over the last 15 years, his foundation had invested more than $9 billion in Africa. “We’ve put a lot of this money into …

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UAE-based Djembe Communications Further Expands Footprint in Africa

Djembe's Managing Director, Mitchell Prathe

Regional Expansion Across Africa with New Wholly Owned Offices in Ghana and Morocco and Near-term Plans for an Office in Mauritius Received key Industry Accolades including Hermes Creative Awards, In2 SABRE Awards and Premios Lusos Awards Shortlisted by The Holmes Report 2016 EMEA Consultancies of the Year in the Category ‘Africa Consultancy of the Year’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates: – …

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IATA Signs MoU with The African Union Commission


The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The African Union Commission (AU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand strategic cooperation to further the continent’s economic and social development with the benefits of safe, efficient and sustainable air transport in Africa. The MoU was signed by Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO and AU’s Commissioner for Infrastructure and …

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Airtel Africa and Apollo Hospitals brings expert healthcare to Africa


Apollo Hospitals, the largest healthcare group from India, and Airtel Africa, a leading telecom operator with operations in 16 countries in Africa including Zambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa. The MoU is focused on enabling easy access to Apollo specialists. The MoU was signed by Ms. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of …

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Commvault appoints Christian Lang as Vice President Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa


— Industry veteran brings 26 years experience in technology solutions to Commvault to drive continued growth and expansion of the company’s EMEA business — Reading, U.K. – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in data protection and information management, has announced the appointment of Christian Lang as Vice President Sales of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Responsible for leading and …

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MOAB Launches Power ~ Light ~ Entertainment … Life in a Box … for the African Continent


US solar energy storage and lighting firm launches next generation family of Solar Home Systems with Digital TV for the African market. MOAB POWER (MOABPower.com) announces the launch of its newest plug-n-play Solar Home Systems — the MOAB TV 60 and the MOAB TV 120 — with 16” and 19” digital LED TVs, coupled with the world’s smallest indoor/outdoor antenna, …

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A renewable energy pathway and biodiversity protection is crucial to poverty alleviation in Africa says Greenpeace International Executive Director


New Executive Director Greenpeace International (Greenpeace.org) Bunny McDiarmid visited the Greenpeace Africa office in Johannesburg to show solidarity and gain further insight into the key issues. The visit was McDiarmid’s first to the continent since taking office in April. Greenpeace Africa is concentrating its efforts on promoting sustainable development with particular emphasis on policies that support investment and development in …

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UN agencies take stock of El Niño impacts in Africa and Asia/Pacific, gear up for La Niña

el nino

“Long tail” of global weather phenomenon continuing to affect food security of millions – La Niña knock-on effects likely. The 2015-16 El Niño weather phenomenon has been one of the strongest and most widespread of the past hundred years, destroying the livelihoods of farming families across the globe and leaving millions of people hungry. Drought has gripped large swathes of …

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China’s StarTimes set to Intensify and expand digital revolution in Africa


China’s StarTimes media group and African broadcast institutions signed various agreements to intensify and expand digital migration across Africa. This took place at the 6th African Digital TV development seminar hosted by StarTimes in Beijing. Over 300 delegates from 39 countries, including heads and ministers of broadcasting & TV administrations and TV stations from African countries, were present at the …

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DHL Delivers Black Rhino Eliska to Africa

Eliska the Rhino

  DHL provides dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to ensure maximum comfort and minimal travel time. Female Eastern black rhino Eliska transported from Czech Republic to Tanzanian sanctuary as part of conservation project. DHL provides dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to ensure maximum comfort and minimal travel time. DHL (dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express delivery provider, has completed another landmark transportation …

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