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Six African countries establish Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA)

Six African countries establish Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA)

In order for the African continent to meet the social and economic growth challenges of the twenty first century, key ICT industry players drawn from five Africa countries have come together to form Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA), which aims to be the vehicle to bring stakeholders together to achieve the mutual goals of the region through effective cooperation, advocacy and leadership.

African nations discuss creation of an African food security trust fund

African nations discuss creation of an African food security trust fund

The creation of an African-funded trust fund to support food security in the continent was discussed at FAO’s Regional Conference for Africa, held last week in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

Spinlet Teams With Gracenote, Civolution To Bring Groundbreaking Music Service To Africa

Spinlet Teams With Gracenote, Civolution To Bring Groundbreaking Music Service To Africa

Spinlet, a premier mobile music download platform bringing media distribution to emerging markets in Africa has teamed up with Gracenote and Civolution to provide a music identification and monitoring platform for Spinlet’s new mobile music service in Africa.

Nigeria: Govt urged to protect media after two carbomb attacks on newspapers

Nigeria: Govt urged to protect media after two carbomb attacks on newspapers

Reporters Without Borders is dismayed by yesterday’s bombings targeting newspapers in the capital, Abuja, and the northern city of Kaduna and calls on the Nigerian authorities to reinforce security for news media, journalists and other media personnel.

Airtel Money Adjudged Best Mobile Money Service In Ghana

Airtel Money Adjudged Best Mobile Money Service In Ghana

Airtel’s mobile commerce product, Airtel Money, has been adjudged the “Best Mobile Money Service” in Ghana at the Mobile World Ghana Telecoms Awards.

ECOWAS signs agreement with Cuba for the Elimination of Malaria in West Africa by 2015

ECOWAS signs agreement with Cuba for the Elimination of Malaria in West Africa by 2015

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 selects paradigm interpretation suite in blocks 8 and 9 offshore Liberia

African Petroleum selects paradigm interpretation suite in blocks 8 and 9 offshore Liberia

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.

Guinea: Rio Tinto completes formation of Simandou joint venture with Chalco

Guinea: Rio Tinto completes formation of Simandou joint venture with Chalco

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.

Nigeria, Canada Strengthen Ties, Renew Security Commitments

Nigeria, Canada Strengthen Ties, Renew Security Commitments

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.