Archive | August, 2014

Accor Hotels.com to sponsor France’s national soccer teams

Accor Hotels.com to sponsor France’s national soccer teams

Accorhotels.com, the group’s booking portal, has become one of the new partners sponsoring France’s first national team, junior national team, women’s soccer team, the French Cup and amateur soccer, the group announced last week. Accor will be partnering these national teams during their trips in France and abroad, and serve as an official supplier to […]

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Ebola: DR Congo seeks US$4.5m to contain disease

Ebola: DR Congo seeks US$4.5m to contain disease

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is seeking an amount of US$4.5 million to fight the Ebola virus which has recently landed in its north-eastern part (village of Jera, district of Boende, Equateur Province), and killed 13 people, including the medical staff. DRC health minister Felix Numbi Kabange launched this desperate plea to foreign ambassadors […]

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Ebola attacks northern DR Congo: 13 deaths

Ebola attacks northern DR Congo: 13 deaths

Ebola has expanded its wings from West Africa to Central Africa, attacking the village of Jera in the district of Boende in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week and killing a total of 13 people, including health workers, reports said. However, there were conflicting reports about the real cause of 11 of these […]

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 Forbes Africa voted best magazine by Ipsos

Forbes Africa voted best magazine by Ipsos

Forbes Africa has been voted the undisputed number one monthly print magazine in Africa that reaches a larger audience than all its direct competitors, by a recent Ipsos-EMS Affluent Survey. Forbes Africa reaches 153 000 of the 3.4 million qualifying adults, aged between 25 and 64, across seven markets and that comprise the EMS African […]

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 Africa’s 10 next biggest cities to excite foreign investors – PwC report

Africa’s 10 next biggest cities to excite foreign investors – PwC report

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said in a recent report that there are 10 biggest cities of the future in sub-Saharan Africa that will attract and excite foreign investors. The PwC Global Economy Watch report, which puts the spotlight on the largest cities in sub-Saharan Africa, cites, among others, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Luanda (Angola), Lagos (Nigeria), Kinshasa […]

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 US imports from sub-Saharan Africa reach US$39.3bn – thanks to AGOA

US imports from sub-Saharan Africa reach US$39.3bn – thanks to AGOA

The Unites States imported goods from sub-Saharan Africa to the value of US$39bn in 2013, according to figures released by the US Department of Commerce-International Trade Administration. All of this thanks to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which provides exporters duty-free access to the lucrative US market. US imports from the Southern Africa […]

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Gender equality in S. African politics, theme for 2014 Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture

Gender equality in S. African politics, theme for 2014 Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture

‘Past, Present and Future of the African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League, and Implication for Gender Equality’ is a theme for the 2014 Helen Joseph Memorial Lecture that will take place next Monday 18 August 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ANC Women’s League is one of the branches of South Africa’ ruling party, ANC, […]

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