Africa Archive

To Bring Green Revolution to Africa, Countries Must Develop New Technologies

The blind adoption of solutions from other continents won’t work for Africa Feb. 19, 2015, Washington, D.C.—African countries cannot blindly adopt food policy initiatives that spurred the Green Revolution in Asia as a way to promote agricultural development, according to new award-winning findings by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute. The research, which

International tourism on track to end 2014 with record numbers

International tourism is set to hit a new record by the end of 2014 with over 1.1 billion international tourists travelling the world in one single year. During the first ten months of 2014, the number of international tourists grew by 5% according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, rising above expectations.  Between January

Vedanta’s SSLT in India, Australia and Africa save 2.52 million cubic meters water in FY 2014

 All operations withdraw less than 5% of the source. Lanjigarh refinery is the first in India with a zero discharge system which helps reduce usage of external water by more than 60%. Many sites across our operations follow Zero Discharge concept which helps majorly in water conservation.   Mumbai, India, November 2014: Vedanta’s SSLT, a

First ever mapping of activities of external security actors in Africa confirms trend towards multilateralism and ‘Africanization’ 

(Stockholm, 25 November 2014)—Over the past decade, major external actors have developed policy initiatives to advance their security, geopolitical and economic interests in Africa. Analysis of the security activities of seven major actors in Africa—China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations—shows an increasing use of multilateral

Software AG appoints Mike Saxton, as Senior Vice President, Middle-East, Africa and Turkey

August 25, 2014 Software AG has announced the appointment of Mike Saxton as their new Senior Vice President for its Middle-East and Turkey regions. Mike joined the Asia-Pacific regional leadership team in 2012 to help drive customer engagement and successful project outcomes. Mike brings to this role the relevant leadership and industry experience.  “Asia-Pacific and

Quick Heal Expanding Globally: New offices in Africa and UAE

Tuesday May 20, 2014: Quick Heal Technologies one of the global leaders in IT security solutions, announced the opening of its two new branches in Africa and Middle East.  Quick Heal started its first direct global operations in Japan and the new branches are opened to further enhance the global presence. In Africa, Quick Heal

2011 International Comparison Program Summary Results Release Compares the Real Size of the World Economies

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 – The International Comparison Program (ICP) released new data today showing that the world economy produced goods and services worth over $90 trillion in 2011, and that almost half of the world’s total output came from low and middle income countries. Under the authority of the United Nations Statistical Commission, the 2011

BlackNgreen partners with MTN Group to launch VAS services in Africa

The African mobile market is growing at a CAGR of 12% and this is a boon to the VAS industry Chennai, 26th February, 2014: BlackNGreen has partnered with the MTN Group to launch VAS services across Africa and the Middle East. This is in line with BlackNGreen’s vision of spreading their wings to over 80

CFA Institute Appoints Kate Lander, CFA, as Head of Education (EMEA)

To increase financial knowledge across Europe, Middle East and Africa United Kingdom, 28 July 2013 Kate Lander, CFA, has been appointed head of Education for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at CFA Institute.  Mrs Lander commenced her role on 22 July at CFA Institute in London, and she joined the organisation from Northern

Engineering Sector Searches for New Markets in Africa

Concerned over a sharp year-on-year fall of 9.25 per cent drop in engineering exports in June despite rupee depreciation by about same ratio in the last two months, the EEPC India (Formerly known as Engineering Exports Promotion Council) with support of the Commerce & External Affairs Ministries is seeking new markets in the African continent