Africa’s Great Lakes: How Trade Is Essential to Regional Peace and Prosperity


Today, the Great Lakes region counts over 7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 3.5 million refugees Promoting development, peace and security in the Great Lakes region of Africa will be in focus during an upcoming meeting organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the …

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Nominations Open for Global Business Start-Up Awards Programme! A Chance to Win up to $5000


Deadline: 21 July 2017 The School Enterprise Challenge is seeking nominations for its Global Business Start-up Awards Programme run by the educational charity ‘Teach A Man To Fish’ with an aim to create globally aware, socially responsible, young entrepreneurs. The awards programme is free and helps students plan and set …

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Home-grown aspirations drive Africa’s implementation of sustainable development goals


In her contribution to a session on the key drivers of change, Ms. Opoku-Mensah highlighted the efforts to increase intra-African trade through the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area whose negotiations are ongoing At the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that kicked-off this week, ECA’s Special Advisor …

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Huawei partners with WorldRemit to accelerate growth of low cost mobile-to-mobile money transfers to Africa

Huawei partners with WorldRemit

New service adds international remittances to Huawei’s suite of mobile money products servicing over 100 million accounts Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit ( and Huawei ( have announced a partnership making WorldRemit’s international money transfer service available to all partners of Huawei’s mobile money service platform across Africa. The …

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After a flood of entries, the Africa Architecture Awards has extended its entry deadline, allowing more architects from across the continent the opportunity to showcase their talents

Saint-Gobain representative, Evan Lockhart-Barker, the Managing Director of the Saint-Gobain Retail Business Development Initiative

Launched by founder Saint-Gobain, the awards aim to recognise and reward worthy projects from across the African continent, with one overall winner garnering a $10 000 grand prize Over 300 registered entries for the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards ( have been received ahead of the competition’s original closing date. Entrants …

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Grohe’s smart and intuitive technologies revolutionise the shower experience

SmartControl GROHE

At its heart is the combined push-and-turn technology which gives users finger-tip control of the head and hand shower’s different spray patterns, while allowing control of the water flow rate by rotating the buttons Extension of the popular GROHE SmartControl line Intuitive push-and-turn buttons for perfect water control and a …

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Merck Foundation has launched the “Merck More than a Mother” ‘Media Recognition Awards’ Call for Applications “We have established this award to showcase and appreciate outstanding health journalism and to recognize individual professional journalists and students who have produced accurate, informative, and compelling stories about infertile women or couples,” emphasized …

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Experts and stakeholders conclude consultations on Natural Resources Governance in Africa’s Great Lakes region


During the consultation, 65 experts and stakeholders from Africa, Europe, North America and Australia, including civil society organizations and representatives from the mining industry, government institutions, donors, think tanks and UN agencies, funds and programmes exchanged best practices The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Office …

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