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...

South Sudan to receive infrastructure support from ADB

March 1, 2011 (JUBA) - The African Development Bank (ADB) is ready to provide support to the emerging independent state of South Sudan in...

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...

Nigeria to launch largest science and technology park in Africa

A partnership agreement that would birth the largest science and technology park in Africa in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja has been hatched between the...

How Morocco faces the challenge of science literacy

Moroccans are receptive to science, but the country needs a much stronger communication and scientific literacy effort, says Aziz Bensalah. Engaging the public with science...

PPPs can help close Africa’s infrastructure gap

A new generation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help close Africa's large and growing 'infrastructure gap' estimated at US$31 billion a year. This was...

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