Africa Archive

World Economic Forum on Africa to Focus on Connecting Africa’s Digital Transformation

The 26th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene over 1,200 participants from more than 70 countries, representing business, government, academia, civil society, media and the arts The meeting takes place in Kigali, Rwanda on 11-13 May under the theme Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation and explores Africa’s prospects and priorities as the world

Charm of Tanzanite on Display at Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Hong Kong, Chinese mainland seen as Promising Markets For the Rare Blue-Violet Precious Stone from Africa

4 March 2016 – The blue-violet tanzanite gemstone embodies a romantic and mysterious charm that is captivating global consumers. At present, the Chinese mainland and the United States are the world’s largest markets for the gem, which is only found in Tanzania. Tanzanite was the focus of a seminar held yesterday (3 March), at the

Newly Appointed Epicor Regional Vice President to Lead Growth in Middle East, Africa and India

Technology Industry Veteran Colin Summers to Capitalize on Company’s Current Market Success United Arab Emirates, February 14, 2016 – Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the appointment of Colin Summers as its new regional vice president for its operations across the Middle East, Africa and India.

Letv attends high level China-Africa Cooperation Forum ;  May expand business to Africa

Letv, a multinational internet company headquartered in Beijing, could further its globalization by expanding its presence into Africa according to Chinese media. Being invited to be part of the China enterprise delegation led by Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the China-Africa Cooperation Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, from December 2 to 5th, indicates the

Corruption on the rise in Africa poll as governments seen failing to stop it

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL ESTIMATES 75 MILLION AFRICANS PAID A BRIBE IN THE PAST YEAR A majority of Africans say corruption has risen in the past 12 months and most governments are seen as failing in their duty to stop the abuse of power, bribery and secret deals, according to a new opinion poll from Transparency International.

Mickey Singh live in Africa

Indo American Singer- Mickey Singh gave his maiden performance in the Green City in the Sun New Delhi, 21 August, 2015: Indo American singer Mickey Singh performed live in Africa for the first time in front of an eclectic mix of audience. He performed at the most happening club in Hyatt at  Dar Es Salaam


New Delhi, July 13, 2015: Lions once roamed from the southern tip of Africa all the way to northwestern India. But today, their populations have declined drastically in Africa. Since 1975, 80-90% of the African lion population has been decimated, due to hunting, habitat loss, and disease. Several efforts are on-going to help save these

Drought Increases the Spread of HIV in Africa

June 16, 2015, Washington, D.C.—Bad weather in Africa south of the Sahara increases the spread of HIV, according to a study published in the June 2015 issue of the Economic Journal. When the rains fail, farmers in rural areas often see their incomes fall dramatically and will try to make up for it however they

New web portal provides open data on food and nutrition security in Africa

Site is hub for researchers, policymakers to alleviate the effects of food price and climate shocks June 15, 2015, Washington, D.C.—While Africa south of the Sahara has made substantial improvements to its food security in recent years, one in four people in the region remains undernourished. A new web portal launched today that focuses on agriculture,

Outotec’s acquisition of Kempe Engineering’s aluminum technology and service businesses in the Middle East and Africa completed

Outotec has completed the acquisition of Kempe Engineering’s aluminum smelter technologies as well as service and spare parts businesses in the Middle East and Africa. The acquisition was announced on January 12, 2015. The parties have agreed not to disclose the acquisition price. The acquisition of Kempe will strengthen Outotec’s technology and service business in