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Industrialisation key to Africa’s development

Although Africa is the next growth frontier, the continent’s development needs to be characterised by industrialisation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Africa was increasingly being recognised as the next growth frontier, with average growth predicted by the International Monetary Fund to reach 5.5%. Although six of the 10 fastest growing economies of the world are in Africa, the …

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Africa ‘needs more nuanced science cooperation with Europe’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 16 July 2012. By: Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains Traditionally Europe’s only cooperation with Africa on Science has been through funding for research. This needs to change and a more strategic alliance in this area needs to be created if African Science is to become more sustainable. European science cooperation with Africa needs …

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Encouraging developments as Africa looks to already establish Continental Free Trade Area

As preparations for next week’s launch of the fifth edition of Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (ARIA V) get underway in Addis Ababa, the Heads of States Summit of the African Union is once again tackling the theme, Boosting intra-African Trade from 9-16 July 2012. ARIA V is published jointly by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union …

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Media Invitation: African Women Economic Summit 2012

Media Invitation: African Women Economic Summit 2012/ Online Press Conference / African Development Bank and New faces New Voices Invite you to an Online Press Conference Join us for the online press conference and ask your questions live In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) , New Faces New Voices (NFNV) is hosting its second African Women Economic Summit …

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APO and African Development Bank Sign New Contract for the Promotion of the 2012 African Women Economic Summit

The African Press Organization (APO) (http://www.apo-opa.org) announced today the signature of a new contract with the African Development Bank (AfDB) under which APO will provide media relations services to promote the African Women Economic Summit to be held in Lagos, Nigeria on 13 and 14 July 2012. APO will promote the African Women Economic Summit in and outside of Africa, …

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Africa free trade: Ambitious but achievable

Addis Ababa – African countries should not underestimate the task of ensuring that the ambitious idea of an African Union Free Trade Area (FTA) gets off the ground, AU Commission Director of Trade and Industry Treasure Maphanga said on Monday. Speaking at the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) meeting, which got underway in Ethiopia today — ahead of the 19th African …

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2012 UNEP Ozone Africa Media Award is open! / Call for Entries / Register now – Eight (8) more weeks to go

Institutions and individuals in each country and region have made major contributions to the protection of the ozone layer, and implementation of the Montreal Protocol and their stories must be told. The Ozone Africa Media Award recognizes outstanding contributions by the media to the phase out of Ozone Depleting Substances and the Ozone layer protection in Africa by promoting understanding …

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Poverty is still a reality for billions of people

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains Billions of people across the world still don’t have access to the basic services which humans and particularly children need the most. Alternatives To Privatisation: Public Options For Essential Services In The Global South is edited by David. A McDonald and Greg Ruiters and is published by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) PRESS. The …

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Energy Trends in Africa: Will Africa be the Global Green Energy Leader?

Frost & Sullivan Host a Complimentary Web Conference With the latest supply of power grids, power generation efficiency and movement toward energy-efficient buildings, Africa is at the brink of a green energy revolution – or is it really? The Frost & Sullivan Energy and Power Systems business unit will be hosting a complimentary web conference that will be contextualising the …

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Africa: Poverty on decline, progress in basic education, reveals a new report on the MDGs

Africa has made significant progress in poverty reduction, primary education, women’s empowerment and in its fight against HIV/AIDS, according to a new report to be released July 15 by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Union, African Development Bank and the UNDP. The report, Assessing Progress in Africa Towards the Millennium Development Goals 2012 states that …

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