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How the foreign aid industry demeans Africa

11/11/2013

The Spectator (UK)

The Norwegian students' group which last year came out with the brilliant 'Africa for Norway' spoof video has again released a hilarious film lampooning the aid industry for the stereotypes they...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Transform Africa Summit Ends with the Launch of Rwandapedia

11/11/2013

All Africa

Over 300 guests attended Transform Africa Summit's Cultural Gala where Rwanda last week launched its digital archive of cultural and historical information called Rwandapedia to tell the story of the country from its...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Geography Lesson: Just How Big is Africa?

07/11/2013

Big Picture Agriculture

With a rapidly growing population, Africa faces water challenges in many of its countries, in both quantity and quality, and is expected to face more water difficulties with a changing climate. In...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

How Africa can lead in energy, other sectors, by UNECA chief

07/11/2013

The Guardian

The Executive Secretary of the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mr. Carlos Lopes, has urged African ministers to be guided by a moral compass of ensuring the "greatest good for the...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Uganda: Mobile money reducing tax revenue - URA 

31/10/2013

Soure: The Observer by Alon Mwesigwa

Ask any top official at Uganda Revenue Authority about their feelings rega rding mobile money and chances are that you will find some who will describe the money transfer service as a...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

The Africa Information Highway Initiative: How information facilitates GDP growth

30/10/2013

Source: PR Newswire

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a major developmental partner in Africa that uses information to quantify annual progress and target its policies. Its Africa Information Highway (AIH) initiative...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Think Tanks Chart the Path for Africa's Accelerated Transformation Through Regional Integration

29/10/2013

Source: All Africa

Africa is well positioned to chart the path for transformation through regional integration. But it should go beyond the narrow focus on trade in goods.

This was the conclusion reached, following an afternoon...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

The Role Of Public-Private Partnerships In Africa


29/10/2013

Source: Ventures Africa

In September 2012, at The Economist´s Future Cities conference in Lagos, Nigeria, Mariam Yunusa, Project Leader for the UN World Urban Forum, succinctly summed up the importance of public-private...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Warsaw climate conference: Africa urged to agree on adaptation funds

28/10/2013

Source: Pana

The Third Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III), meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, ended Wednesday with a strong appeal for Africa to agree before next month´s UN Climate Change...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

SA investment in Africa is increasing

28/10/2013

Source : SAPA

South Africa's economic involvement in sub-Saharan Africa continues to grow, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

In his 2013 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement, tabled in Parliament, he said...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Emergence of "powerful" China an economic boon for Africa

24/10/2013

Source : Xinhua

The emergence of China as a global economic powerhouse is a boon for Africa as the continent now has improved chances of accessing cheap capital from world markets, a senior Zimbabwean official said.

With a...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Africa adopts Islamic sukuk to fund big infrastructure projects

18/10/2013

Financial Times

Africa is for the first time embracing large-scale Islamic finance as countries seek to tap cash-rich Middle Eastern investors to finance their large infrastructure programmes.

The market for sukuk, or Islamic...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Africa Is Warmer Thanks to Ozone Hole Over Antarctica

18/10/2013

wunderground.com

The infamous hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica may have caused warming in southern Africa over the past two decades, researchers say.

However, as the hole in the ozone layer continues to shrink due to ...

Catégories: Energie, Infrastructures générales

With new president, Yale looks to Africa

18/10/2013

Yale Daily News

When University President Peter Salovey said the word "Africa" in his Sunday inaugural speech, it was the first time any Yale president had mentioned the continent in such a high-profile...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Africa's governments must manage natural resource rents wisely - Kofi Annan

02/10/2013

Ghana Web

Mr. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General and Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, has challenged governments in Africa to wisely manage revenues that come from the continent's natural resources. In managing these...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

What Africa can learn from medieval Europe

02/10/2013

The Economist

Over the last few decades, Africa's failure to achieve rapid growth has puzzled economists. GDP statistics clearly show that African economies have failed to converge with Europe's since the Second World...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Transforming Africa Through Leadership

30/09/2013

Forbes

This piece is one of three articles on tackling global education, with a special focus on Africa, and is published in partnership with the Financial Times' This is Africa magazine.

Recently, I met two young men who will...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

JICA Reaches Out to West Africa for Regional Economic Integration

30/09/2013

JICA

The share of world exports represented by Africa has for decades been tiny, and today it is slightly above 3 percent.

Meanwhile, Asia's share has reached more than 20 percent, having more than doubled since 1990, according...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Africa: Galvanising Support for Increased U.S. Trade and Investment in Africa

30/09/2013

The Herald

A critical element in these engagements is getting concrete support to further strengthen the AU-US partnership through the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed earlier this year. It also involves...

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

Africa: Sweden Invited to Increase Investment in Africa

20/09/2013

African Union

"It's really Africa's time to focus on development, investing in our people, and growing the economy. We feel that now is the time for our friends who have supported us all along to remain part of this growth....

Catégories: Infrastructures générales

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