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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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Africa Analysis: Taking charge of university fundraising

Stunning fundraising success at Stellenbosch University is a model for others in Africa, but leadership is crucial, says Linda Nordling. Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa has achieved a feat that could change how African universities view their financial plight. Last month, the university announced it has attracted record investment from external sources amid the global economic downturn — showing what is possible …

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African Continent As An Investment Destination

Ernst & Young’s inaugural Africa Attractiveness survey (2011) provided evidence of the growing interest in the African continent as an investment destination. Michael Lalor, Head of Ernst & Young’s Africa Business Center™ (http://www.ey.com/ZA) will hold an online press conference on Thursday, 3 May 2012 at 10:30GMT. As many African countries are continuing to enjoy strong economic growth, Michael Lalor invites …

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PepsiCo invests in Chickpea production in Ethopia

PepsiCo has set up a project it hopes will increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia.

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