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World.Rugby launches dot rugby as Global Rugby Community Invited to Join Digital Revolution

• World.Rugby seamlessly replacing worldrugby.org • World Rugby unions and regions can avail of exclusive first-chance period • Revenue opportunity for unions who choose to join the revolution • Domain secured to protect and promote the global rugby community • Commercial entities will have access to the domain DUBLIN, Ireland, July , 2018/ — World Rugby has made history by launching the .rugby internet domain name, kicking-off a digital revolution that will deliver multiple promotional benefits to the global rugby community. World Rugby’s website has become www.world.rugby and all of the international federation’s…

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Continent’s Leading Satellite Broadband Service to Launch Across West Africa

DAKAR, Senegal, July , 2018/ — Yahsat (www.Yahsat.ae), the UAE-based global satellite operator, will participate in West Africa Com on the 10th and 11th July 2018, as Gold Sponsors. The event, which unites critical players in the telco value chain, will see Yahsat showcase its flagship broadband service – YahClick – to partners and customers in the region. Yahsat’s participation at the event is part of its expansion plan to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through…

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Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) Signs First Time Contract for GE Power’s Software Technology

With about 70% of the country’s population having access to electricity, Botswana is currently focused on the digital transformation of its grid network to enhance reliable access for its people GABORONE, Botswana, July , 2018/ — GE Power’s Digital Energy software will provide a single platform for grid control centers in Gaborone and Francistown Project will improve customer service, reduce down-time and improve revenue collection Contract expands GE Power’s software leadership in Energy Management Systems (EMS) in Southern Africa Aligning with Botswana’s commitment to provide energy users access to affordable energy…

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Botswana Economy Records Positive Growth

Botswana economy recorded an exemplary growth of 4.8% in the first quarter of 2018 according to Statistics Botswana. Announcing this at a Press conference, Botswana’s Statistician General Burton Mguni attributed the GDP growth to value addition in mining, and growth in transport, communications, finance and business services. These sectors recorded a growth of 12.1 %, 6.5%, and 5.4% respectively. The value addition in diamond grew by 11.5%. The output of diamonds and prices continued to improve contributing to the overall growth during the first quarter. However, non-mining sector growth was…

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Economic Union, as Key to Shared Prosperity

Amidst recent global uncertainties, swinging between gloom and euphoria- booming stock market and apprehensions of trade war- East Africa’s conspicuous economic performance cannot be missed out. Between 2012 -2017, the region recorded an annual average growth of more than 6%, high above the global average. The region is also witnessing several cross border partnerships. There is a growing realisation among the members of the region that only through joint efforts and regional integration, they can tap the opportunities of an expanded market and a economic growth.  Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya and…

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Chinese President, Indian PM Modi to visit Rwanda

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to visit Rwanda shortly during their visit to attend the forthcoming BRIC meeting to be held at South Africa. The state visits by both leaders are set to further strengthen Rwanda’s ties with China and India, two emerging economies in the Asian region. During the visits, Rwanda will sign a number of agreements for cooperation between the two countries. His Excellency President of Rwanda Paul Kagame visited China in early 2017. He also visited India twice in the…

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Djibouti and China to Build Africa’s Biggest Free-Trade Zone in the Horn of Africa

Djibouti and China have agreed to build a $3.5bn free trade zone Africa’s biggest free-trade zone in the Horn of Africa nation. The zone, one of several new port and trade facilities being developed by Djibouti, will span an area of 4,800 hectares. The zone will be jointly operated by Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority and China’s Merchants Holdings company. The zone which will house manufacturing and warehouse facilities, an export-processing area and a services centre, is expected to handle trade worth $7 billion within two years, and create 15,000…

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The Africa CEO Forum launches the Women in Business Network

PARIS, France,  July 2018 – Building on the success of the Africa CEO Forum’s Women in Business initiative, the first Women in Business Annual Leadership Meeting, organised by Jeune Afrique Media Group, in partnership with the International Organisation of La Francophonie and ESSEC Business School, brought together 200 influential women business leaders from 32 countries in Paris on 2 and 3 July. The watchword on everyone’s lips was “Tangible action, real results!” Building and maintaining your network of influence to develop your company, asserting one’s leadership and managing one’s image…

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Is sub-Saharan Africa Ready for the Electric Vehicle Revolution?

When Francis Romano imported his first electric vehicle, a Nissan Leaf, into Kenya in 2016, it was held up at the port because customs officials had never seen one before. Since the car didn’t have an internal combustion engine, they didn’t know what to make of it. But things are changing fast. When Romano imported more electric vehicles to test their performance in the Kenyan market, he found he could run his entire business without petrol, saving up to 70% a year on fuel. Africa is urbanising faster than any other continent,…

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South Sudan’s Sosywood: Coming Soon to a Screen Near You?

At the entrance to a wooden shack in a quiet neighbourhood of South Sudan’s capital, Juba, a young man in ripped jeans and sunglasses stands gripping a golden pistol, his finger hovering over the trigger. “And action!” comes the call from a corner of the cabin, where Emmanuel Lobijo Josto, 22, is directing a movie about gang warfare, wiping off sweat in the 40-degree Celsius (104F) heat. In the world’s newest nation, suffering from a conflict between rival factions that erupted in 2013, young people volunteering as actors, producers and…

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