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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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Time For Africa

Africa’s compelling fundamentals have set the continent up to become a leading engine of global growth in the decades to come — creating outstanding opportunities for private equity investment in the process. Enduring macro fundamentals including a diverse natural resource wealth, 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land and what will become by 2040 the world’s largest workforce together make …

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Africa needs more FDI projects

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains African leadership is calling for more Foreign Direct Investment projects for the continent’s renewal. And one area in which Africa can attract more investment is the renewable energy space, a study has revealed. While China has established itself as a dominant player in the manufacture of components of solar energy plants, Africa could compete by …

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New York Forum AFRICA / Report on the second day

The second day of the first New York Forum AFRICA (http://www.ny-forum-africa.com) which is being held in Libreville, capital the Gabonese capital, was the opportunity for the issues of economic investment and development opportunities to be tackled by the entire continent. At the initiative of Richard Attias & Associates, under the aegis of President Ali Bongo Ondimba, and in partnership with …

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Youth employment a stepping stone for Africa

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa – AfricanBrains For a country and region to have a brighter future it needs to invest in its young people. This is a message coming from international experts who believe the securing of employment by the continent’s youth is  extremely important for the development of Africa. With the number of youths in Africa set to double by 2045, …

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Building a future for mathematics in Africa

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 23 May 2012. The 21st century’s most revolutionary mathematicians could be Africans. This is the goal of the AIMS Einstein Initiative, an ambitious target for excellence. Next month will see graduations from the two branches  of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal and South Africa, bringing the total number of …

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