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Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better

Access to clean water in the future is by no means certain for many regions in Africa. These include semi-arid regions like the Western Cape of South Africa, where droughts are predicted to intensify under climate change, and wetter countries like Nigeria, where many water resources are polluted. Population growth, industrialisation and pollution will also add to the problem for people needing clean water. South Africa has recently experienced one of the worst droughts on record. In particular, the levels of dams in the Western Cape have been dropping alarmingly….

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Africa Business Radio launches new show to unpack Africa’s reputational challenges and opportunities.

  JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5 September 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Talking to Africa is a new show on Africa Business Radio (ABR) that will be making its debut on Wednesday, 27th September. The show will broadcast on Wednesdays at 3pm with repeats on Thursdays and Mondays at 9am SAT. The objective of Talking to Africa is to discuss the narrative of Africa: what it currently is, who shapes it, how it impacts the continent’s development and what can be done to ensure Africans own their own storytelling tools and platforms. Following…

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IOX Cable announces its plans to connect La Reunion

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, 5 September 2017-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- IOX Cable today announced that they will be expanding their reach to now Include La Reunion as part of its construction of a new state of the art Submarine Cable System. This initiative is an expansion to the planned IOX cable system to connect South Africa to India and Asia. This connectivity will offer new routes and redundancy between La Reunion, South Africa and India. Through this expansion IOX will further its regional strategy of promoting regional economic development across the Indian…

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Minimalist design, luxurious size define the new GROHE Rainshower

LAGOS, Nigeria, September 5, 2017/ — New generation of GROHE Rainshower 310 2-Jet head showers for stylish bathrooms Perfect combination with GROHE SmartControl Concealed Cosmopolitan Premium design in different variants While some types of shower gently caress the skin like a summer rain, others give an invigorating massage. The new GROHE (www.GROHE.com) Rainshower 310 2-Jet showers combine the best of both worlds for a thoroughly satisfying shower every time. Moreover, the juxtaposition of an extra-large shower head with a slender shower arm introduces an exciting design language into the bathroom….

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TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town event announced for March 2018

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, September 5, 2017/ — TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com), the global telecom, media and tech investment news and events provider, has announced the launch of the inaugural TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town (www.TMTfinance.com/capetown), South Africa conference on March 15, 2018. The senior executive only conference, supported by Standard Bank and IFC (World Bank Group), will gather key leadership from telecom, media and technology companies, global and regional financial institutions, government representatives, investors, professional and legal advisers to assess the best opportunities for co-investment and partnership across Africa….

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Merck Foundation commits to long term partnership with Government of Uganda in building healthcare capacity

KAMPALA, Uganda, September 5, 2017/ — Merck Foundation Supports the First Public IVF and Fertility Center in Sub-Saharan Africa, Established in Uganda Merck Foundation commits to build cancer care capacity and support Uganda Cancer Institute as a center of Excellence for East Africa Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a non-profit organization, and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA underscored their commitment to long term partnership with Government of Uganda to build healthcare capacity with special focus on diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, infertility and cancer. During the high-level meeting between His Excellency Prime Minister of…

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Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways in which social media can be used to effectively drive tourism growth across the Continent. Showcasing how both platforms can be used as a tool to creatively help change the narrative of Africa as a tourist destination, the team also took part in a live panel discussion exploring the ‘Evolution of Online Travel and Lifestyle Tourism: Leveraging Africa’s Diversity’. The event, developed by the Rwanda…

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Bluechain to Moderate and Present Multiple Sessions at Seamless East Africa 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 5, 2017/ — Bluechain (www.Bluechain.com), a universal Request for Payment (RfP) technology that secures data transactions through a single-user mobile experience across payment channels, announced Managing Director of Bluechain Africa, Yoku Korsah, will moderate a keynote panel and deliver a keynote session at Seamless East Africa held on September 6-7, 2017 at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi. Bluechain’s Korsah will draw from his deep domain expertise with over 25 years in payments, consulting and advisory services, and experience as the former Chief Operating Officer of the Ghana…

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The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators

NAIROBI, Kenya, 5th September, -After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption. Some of the factors contributing to this are: easily accessible broadband internet, popular over the top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp, and changing consumer needs. According to Ovum, telco operators will lose out on USD 386 billion between 2012 and 2018 purely because of over-the-top VoIP services cannibalizing voice revenues. This has sparked the players in the industry to reimagine their business models, shifting away…

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INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT ON AFRICAN LEADERSHIP 2017, NEW YORK, USA

Leadership in Africa has evolved over the years, tilting towards a more democratic government, and enlightened populace, although challenges abound, Africa has continued to strive for a better society, where its leaders are more transparent, accountable and innovative; while its citizens remain engaged in the decision-making process. Businesses have also not been left behind as they have continued to offer disruptive products and services, touching society and operating business beyond just profits – but aiming for greater societal impact through corporate social responsibility and sustainability practices. The Summit will, therefore,…

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