Development - Page 10

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AU to ensure success of special summit on water

The African Union (AU) would do all it can to ensure the success of its special summit on water and sanitation in Africa slated...
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AfDB to host African Water Week

The First African Water Week (AWW-1) being hosted by the A frican Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) opens...
Better living conditions for Nigerians

Better living conditions for Nigerians

President Umaru Yar'Adua Sunday pledged to achieve significant improvement in the living conditions of Nigerians in the shortest possible time, according to his Eid-El-Maulud...
Nigeria gets ultra modern transport system

Nigeria gets ultra modern transport system

What is being billed as the first of its kind in Africa - the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - took off in Nigeria's economic...
Islamic states’ inequality, an OIC matter

Islamic states’ inequality, an OIC matter

Member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) are set to agree on ways to reduce poverty and revise their charter to address...
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HSBC eyeing expansion in sub-Saharan Africa

HSBC is looking at expanding its presence in sub-Saharan Africa as the region becomes increasingly significant for its Asian and Indian clients. HSBC is looking...
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3rd African International Media Summit in Tunis

The 3rd edition of the annual African International Media Summit (AIMS) is scheduled to hold in Tunis, Tunisia, 27-30 March, the organisers said. In a...
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US$ 275 million to be raised by Paladin Energy

Paladin Energy said Tuesday that it would go to the market to raise US$ 275 million through convertible bonds to fund the Namibian uranium...
African Development Bank’s progress on women’s issues

African Development Bank’s progress on women’s issues

[ The African Development Bank (AfDB)-> Group has made tremendous progress on gender issues over the last three years and enhanced the status of women...
1b naira insurance cover for public buses in Nigeria

1b naira insurance cover for public buses in Nigeria

One of Nigeria's leading financial institutions, Cornerstone Insurance Plc, has been appointed to provide comprehensive insurance cover for the 100 buses of the Lagos...
Congo hosts first African computer engineering exhibition

Congo hosts first African computer engineering exhibition

Congolese capital, Brazzaville, will between 10-12 April, host the first African software engineering exhibition, dubbed Salon Genilog 2008, with the theme "Businesses and Computer...
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Comztek technology roadshow in Namibia

Information technology distributor Comztek Namibia and its vendor partners are hosting a technology roadshow in Namibia tomorrow. The roadshow, which includes a technology showcase and...
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United States and S. Africa in a new science deal

The US and South Africa have agreed to establish geospatial and earth observation joint working groups focusing on global change, sustainable development, energy, and...
Understanding the first global forum on human resources for health

Understanding the first global forum on human resources for health

The weeklong conference “The First Global Forum on Human Resources for Health” which opened in Kampala March 2 is long overdue. by...
China to build metrolines in Nigeria

China to build metrolines in Nigeria

President Umaru Yar'Adua said Saturday in Shanghai, China, that the Government would soon embark on the development of metro lines for some major cities...
Oil refinery project takes off in Mozambique

Oil refinery project takes off in Mozambique

The project to build an oil refinery at Nacala-a-Velha, in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula, has taken off with the transportation of equipment...
Protests and anger over lack of water in Abidjan

Protests and anger over lack of water in Abidjan

A third of Abidjan’s inhabitants have had no drinking water for over a month and many have taken to the streets to vent their...
French President negotiates deals in South Africa

French President negotiates deals in South Africa

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on a two day visit to Cape Town, South Africa’s political capital, where he is expected to sign a...
French President Nicolas Sarkozy targets deals in Africa

French President Nicolas Sarkozy targets deals in Africa

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on a two day visit to Cape Town, South Africa's political capital, where he is expected to address the...
Conference on Scientific Research & Development in Africa

Conference on Scientific Research & Development in Africa

Over 300 experts in scientific and technological developments will gather here next week to explore how African science based entities can step up their...
Africa’s administrative reforms must be backed by precise goals

Africa’s administrative reforms must be backed by precise goals

Despite the time and resources spent on reforms aimed at improving performance of governments in Africa, the reforms have not positively impacted lives of...
AfDB funds US$ 2.7 billion projects in Central African Forestry Commission

AfDB funds US$ 2.7 billion projects in Central African Forestry Commission

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is currently funding 80 ongoing operations to the tune of US$ 2.7 billion in all sectors of activity...
Pedal power for clean water

Pedal power for clean water

Almost 20 percent of the world does not have access to safe drinking water, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), means 1.6...
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Addis Ababa Airport to use bar coded boarding passes

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is to become the first airport in Africa to fully operate bar-coded boarding passes (BCBP) for all international and...
Cote d’Ivoire hosts first Anglophone, Francophone business talks in March

Cote d’Ivoire hosts first Anglophone, Francophone business talks in March

The first International Business Conference (IBC), organised by the New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD) Business Group of Cote d'Ivoire, in collaboration with their...
Southern Africa power crunch: Namibia to build nuclear station

Southern Africa power crunch: Namibia to build nuclear station

The Namibian government Monday announced plans to construct a nuclear power station within a decade, as it seeks an independent power supply status amid...
Africa: Another Genetically Modified crop debate

Africa: Another Genetically Modified crop debate

Once heralded as an environmentally friendly “silver bullet” in the fight against poverty and hunger, genetically-modified (GM) crops today generate huge controversy over their...
ECOWAS network of electoral commissions formed

ECOWAS network of electoral commissions formed

Heads of institutions responsible for managing elections in ECOWAS Member States have agreed to set up the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions, as a...
Sexuality: Young Africans demand fundamental human rights

Sexuality: Young Africans demand fundamental human rights

African youths attending the third Africa Sexuality Conference here have asked that they be given their fundamental human rights, which include their sexuality rights....
Water for all: Different approaches to common challenges

Water for all: Different approaches to common challenges

Until six years ago, Eugenia Uwamahoro had to trek 2 kilometres each day to a river to get water for drinking, cooking, washing and...