Archive | December, 2013

 70 journalists killed worldwide in 2013, CPJ says

70 journalists killed worldwide in 2013, CPJ says

At least 70 journalists were killed worldwide for their work during 2013, compared with 74 in 2012, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a new report published on Monday. The Middle East accounted for two-thirds of the deaths, with Syria remaining the most deadly place for journalists on the job in 2013, while […]

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Miss Togo, mobile network team up for ICT rural areas project

Miss Togo, mobile network team up for ICT rural areas project

Elected Miss Togo on 31 August 2013, 19-year-old Edwige Segbe has been assigned with an almost ‘impossible mission’ to disseminate ICTs in the country’s rural areas. The mission costs 125 million CFA (about US$250 000), courtesy of Moov Togo, the Etisalat-owned cellphone service provider. Some industry watchers, however, believe that there is something ‘more strategic’ […]

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 Improving infrastructure vital for foreign investment, local businesses – expert

Improving infrastructure vital for foreign investment, local businesses – expert

The South African government’s commitment to strengthen infrastructure has been welcomed by many industry watchers, who believe that the country’s lack of quality infrastructure creates various challenges for local businesses and economic growth. “Infrastructure is one of the key factors investors look at when considering South Africa as a destination, and can greatly assist local […]

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 Sanlam launches ‘African Growth Story’, Africa’s financial journalism awards

Sanlam launches ‘African Growth Story’, Africa’s financial journalism awards

The ‘African growth story’ is born on the continent. It is none other than South Africa’s Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, now remade and open to reporters across Africa for the first time. Potential candidates should be working for African media vehicles such as print, TV, radio and online media based in Africa, […]

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US$20-m of African Development Bank to support Africa’s housing SMEs

US$20-m of African Development Bank to support Africa’s housing SMEs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved US$20 million to boost the availability of Trade Finance (TF) instruments to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in real estate and construction related activities in Africa, according to reports from Tunis. The money is due to be chanelled through the Company for Habitat and Housing in Africa/Shelter […]

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