Category archives for: Industry

Moving the Africa Free Trade Area Agreement Ahead with Quick Win Solutions

Kigali, Rwanda, December 5, 2018/ — A total of 44 African nations signed the landmark African Continental Free Trade agreement earlier this year, with only 12 out of the required 22 countries ratifying the accord, but policy makers say there is time enough – and practical solutions – to move the process ahead.

British Safety Council Presents Sword and Globe Awards to Best Performers in Health, Safety

December 3, 2018//-The British Safety Council presented the prestigious Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour Awards for the exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks to businesses from around the world at an awards ceremony, held on Friday 30 November at Banking Hall in the City of London.

Ghana Chamber of Mines Honours JBA at Industry Awards

Accra, Ghana, December 3, 2018//-Journalists for Business Advocacy (JBA), has been awarded at the 4th Ghana Mining Industry Awards (GMIA) for its positive reportage on the activities of the country’s mining industry.

Ugandan Press Under The Cosh

December 2, 2018//-When President Museveni loosened the state’s hold on the media some years ago, journalists believed that a new era of press freedom had dawned in the country. But recent events indicate that this right may be eroding fast. 

Gender Parity in New African Magazine’s List of 100 Most Influential Africans, Nigeria Dominates List

London, UK, November, 30, 2018/- For the first time since publishing the list, there is an equal amount of men and women featuring in this year’s one hundred.

Index: Pharmaceutical Giants Are Deepening Strategic Focus on Africa

Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 29, 2018/ — The new Access to Medicine Index reveals that increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa that benefits people on lower incomes.

Cameroon: African Development Bank Approves €17.96 million Road Project

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, November 28, 2018/ — The African Development Bank has approved a €17.96 million loan to the Republic of Cameroon to finance the construction of a Ring-Road Project in the North-West Province of the country.

Tunisia’s Economic Outlook in 4 Charts

November 21, 2018//-Thanks to an exceptional harvest and tourist arrivals that reached levels last seen in 2010, GDP growth accelerated in the second quarter of 2018 to 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the first quarter. 

Zimbabwe: U.S. provides $370,900 for Community Dev’t Projects in 9 Provinces

Harare, Zimbabwe, November 21, 2018//-The United States government provided $370,900 in small grants to community based organizations in nine provinces. 

UK Start-up Raises £400,000 to Transform the Spiritual Guidance Industry

  November 21, 2018//-PSY Ventures, a start-up based in the UK, has completed a Series-A investment round of £400,000 to transform the spiritual guidance industry and launch a range of free games and apps to its users.

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