When Kenya’s newly announced geothermal power generation project comes online, it will turn the East African country into an economic powerhouse in the region.
ECOWAS and the Republic of Cuba have agreed new measures to revive their collaboration towards the elimination of malaria in West Africa by 2015 through a control and elimination programme.
African Petroleum has successfully used Paradigm’s advanced seismic interpretation tools for detailed stratigraphic interpretation of multiple fan systems in blocks 8 and 9 offshore Liberia, resulting in a significant oil discovery.
Rio Tinto and Chinalco’s listed subsidiary, Chalco, have completed the formation of their joint venture (JV) to develop and operate the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, following the completion of all Chinese regulatory approvals. As a result, a consortium led by Chalco has made an earn-in payment of US$1.35 billion, in line with an agreement reached with Rio Tinto in March 2010.
South African film ‘Otelo Burning’, which tells the story of three young Lamontville boys who escape their township lives by discovering the joys of surfing, topped the list of nominations for the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) announced in Banjul, Gambia on 24 March.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria Olugbenga Ashiru, in Ottawa on Monday, April 23, 2012; where the ministers signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a binational commission designed to strengthen bilateral relations, thereby increasing economic and security cooperation between the two countries.
IOM, the Italian government and the Egyptian Ministry of Education have joined forces to renovate and upgrade Al Fayoum Advanced Technical School for Hotel Management and Tourism Services to provide vocational training and jobs for young people in the rural Egyptian governorate south of Cairo.
The ‘China in Africa’ story brims with ambivalence and ambiguity. Nowhere is this more evident than on the African street. The influx of Chinese products and the proliferation of small Chinese enterprises are affecting ways of life in African towns and cities, but exactly how and to what extent is hotly contested.
Microsoft, which just bought patents from AOL for $1 billion, is now turning around and selling most of them to Facebook for $550 million in cash.