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aMASE: ADVANCING MIGRANT ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES IN EUROPE?

Research shows that migrants are often very healthy when they first move to a country, but then become more vulnerable to certain health conditions. For some it’s because certain illnesses are more common in their home country, for others it’s because illnesses are related to specific behaviours or attitudes, or change in environment. Another reason could be that some people find it hard to use healthcare services in their new home. aMASE: advancing Migrant Access to health Services in Europe is a European Commission funded community study. It is being…

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Ghana – A closer look at its people and culture

Ghana is a country in Africa that has developed tremendously over time and has impacted greatly in the growth of Africa in terms of culture and social life. Most atimes we hear of their music, the entertainment industries, the traditional and economy. Let’s draw your attention to an upclose look at the culture of this great country. You can thank me later! THE PEOPLE Ghanians come from six main ethnic groups: the Akan (Ashanti and Fanti), the Ewe, the Ga-Adangbe, the Mole-Dagbani, the Guan, and the Gurma. Ashanti Tribe The…

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eCOMMERCE AND LOGISTICS SET FOR GROWTH IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA – DHL

Global E-Tailing 2025: eCommerce and logistics set for growth in Sub Saharan Africa   The DHL Global E-Tailing 2025* study analyses the role which eCommerce will play in consumer’s live in the year 2025   CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 19, 2014/ — Over the next 10 years, online retail will continue to gain popularity in both developed and emerging markets and as a result, logistics companies are set to play a key role in providing vital supply chain management solutions that are able to evolve with consumers’ changing shopping habits.  …

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STRAIGHT OUTA CAMPTON’ NWA BIOPIC GETS RELEASE DATE.

Today, Dr. Dre tweeted the first promotional picture for the N.W.A biopic. The photo features the original rap legends — Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, flanking director F. Gary Gray — and the actors that will play them sporting, yes, serious attitude. The tweet also hinted that Straight Outta Compton will hit the public August 14, 2015. This information comes despite the project’s turbulent history, with details finally falling into place after Gray (The Italian Job) signed on in 2012 and infused the enterprise with new momentum. Overseen by emotionally…

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MOBILE TELECOMS IN AFRICA: FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile telecoms sector has been one of the continent’s star performers over the past decade. The mobile phone is the leading communications device in Africa. Swedish communications technology firm Ericsson recently published its Mobility Reportthat discusses some of the industry trends. How we made it in Africa looks at the highlights from the report. 1. Mobile subscriptions to continue growing It is anticipated that by the close of the decade there will be 930m mobile subscriptions in Africa, up from the 635m expected by the end of this…

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LAWYER SHARES FIVE PIECES OF ADVICE FOR COMPANIES EXPANDING INTO AFRICA

Jacqueline Musiitwa is the founder and managing partner of the Hoja Law Group, a firm started in 2008 that advises on commercial, political and intellectual property law for companies doing business in Africa. The firm has offices in New York and Kigali and primarily focuses on markets in eastern and southern Africa. In addition to assisting companies with doing business in Africa, the Hoja Law Group has experience in advising African governments, and Musiitwa has served as an advisor to the Rwandan Minister of Justice concerning investment, trade and infrastructure….

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NIGERIAN SHOE MAKER SPEAKS ON FINDING HER PASSION

Elizabeth Ojelua is the up-and-coming Nigerian entrepreneur behind shoemaking startup SureLift Tranx. The company – officially launched at the end of 2010 and employing eight people – is still in its early stages but has been developing a name for itself in Nigeria’s fashion industry for its boutique, handmade shoe and handbag designs. Ojelua has been using social media to create much of the awareness around her designs (which can be found both online and in various boutique stores in Nigeria). She has also started the Surelift Academy, which offers…

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KKR To Invest $200m In Ethiopian Flower Business

New-York based global private equity company; KKR & Co. has expressed interest in buying a percentage of leading Ethiopian flower company, Afriflora which grows about 730 million flowers for export yearly. According to reports, KKR intends to invest about $200 million of its $6.2 billion European fund in the deal that will be its first investment foray into Africa. The deal will in turn help to fund Afriflora expansion plans. “We see Africa as a long-term attractive investment destination… the potential is astounding. But the work to get there is…

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