A ‘Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund’ for Africa was launched on 13th June 2015. The launch event was led by the President of the Republic of Senegal HE Macky Sall, and representatives of the Heads of States of Ethiopia and Rwanda.  The Fund will contribute to the World Bank ‘Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET)’ programme (, which seeks to award 10,000 African PhD scholarships over ten years, to strengthen research […]

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Merck, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, today announces the start of “More than a Mother” campaign as part of Merck Fertility Capacity Advancement Program, in collaboration with University of Nairobi and Kenya Women Parliamentary Association.   The program will not only provide medical education and awareness for medical students and general practitioners but will also support governments to define policies to improve access to […]


Today,HPN (Harvest Protection Network) announced it will introduce a program to reduce crop spoilage losses in Africa. The HPN business model will test the premise that revenues from the sale of crops previously lost to spoilage will pay for these buildings.   Members of Africa’s sub-Saharan farming community lose 30%-to-50% of fruits and vegetables because of inadequate storage.  While many programs focus on how to increase food production, HPN will focus on protecting what we […]

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IBFD ( is pleased to announce that its inaugural Africa Tax Symposium, Trends in International Taxation: An African Perspective (, will take place on 18 and 19 June 2015 in Livingstone, Zambia. The two-day event will present a complete picture of international taxation in the BEPS era, with special focus on Africa, and will feature prominent speakers, including IBFD tax experts on Africa, and eminent tax practitioners and professors from Africa, the United States and […]


Gemalto, the world leader in digital security and Orange Business Services , a global communications solutions operator and integrator, today announced the integration of Gemalto’s market-leading SafeNet Authentication Service with Business VPN Galerie, the Orange Business Services secured cloud hub. Orange Business Services customers benefit from Gemalto’s solution through Flexible Identity, which uses the SafeNet Authentication Service.   The integration with Business VPN Galerie means that enterprises can benefit from a unified solution that offers […]


The continued fight to stamp out polio will receive an additional $40.3 million boost from Rotary ( to support immunization activities and research carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative ( Rotary grants these funds to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF for polio immunization, surveillance and research activities in 10 countries.   The funding commitment comes at a critical time as Nigeria – the last polio-endemic country in Africa – approaches one-year […]

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As part of its continued support of UNICEF, Access Bank Group, along with 5th Chukker, The Access Bank UK and Access Private Bank hosted the ‘Access Bank Polo Day’ at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor on Saturday June 13.   This follows last month’s high-profile Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament, which is in its eighth year.  Held in Nigeria it is the biggest charity polo tournament in Africa.   Access Bank’s sponsorship provides a […]

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Global Pacific & Partners  will host the 22nd Africa Oil Week/Africa Upstream Conference 2015 , in JV with ITE Group plc, in Cape Town 26th– 30th October, at Cape Town International Convention Centre where around 1600 delegates assembled in 2014.   Africa Oil Week is the landmark corporate occasion for the Continent, a meeting with global reputation, and one of few top world-class events held annually at a continental-level in the world’s E&P industry Calendar.   […]


ecosur afrique, the leading carbon finance group in Africa, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), an impact investment fund dedicated to small and medium size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa and Volta cars Rental Services (VRS), a car leasing company operating in West Africa,  has announced the first ever carbon credits transaction involving a Seller and a Buyer from West Africa.   The transaction, which has been structured by ecosur afrique, allows VRS customers to offset the CO2 […]


VOSS Solutions ( announced that it will host an IT Security Workshop on the subject of web-based security, at its headquarters in Cape Town.   When:             Wednesday June 17, 2015 Where:            Knowledge Park 3, Unit 5 Heron Crescent, Century City, Cape Town   The half-day IT Security Workshop is free of charge to attend, and will be delivered by the Cape Town division of OWASP (The Open Web Application Security Project) (; an affiliation of […]

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