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The Black Stars of Ghana – Art District (Press Release)

The Black Stars of Ghana – Art District (Press Release)

SHOWCASE and Bureau Africa have just released their newest production, a series of film interviews with prominent Ghanaian contemporary visual artists. The video project is launched under the title “The Black Stars of Ghana – Art District” and comprises a series of documented conversations with a group of prominent and some upcoming contemporary visual artists in Ghana.

2012 WISE Awards Seek Groundbreaking Projects in Education

2012 WISE Awards Seek Groundbreaking Projects in Education

Representatives of original and pioneering initiatives in education are invited to apply for the 2012 WISE Awards which will be presented to six successful projects at the 2012 WISE Summit, November 13-15,in Doha, Qatar.

Burundi’s first VP launches doing business in East African Community 2012 report

Burundi’s first VP launches doing business in East African Community 2012 report

H.E. First Vice President of the Republic of Burundi Therence Sinunguruza today launched the 3rd Edition of Doing Business in the East African Community 2012 Report at the Source du Nil Hotel in Bujumbura, Burundi with a call to the EAC Partner States to collectively engage in creating conducive environment for creating and growth of businesses and the private sector in the bloc.

Tap Into The China Opportunity at The Canton Fair

Tap Into The China Opportunity at The Canton Fair

China’s largest trade fair takes on greater role in global economic downturn. The Canton Fair is the largest trade fair in China, drawing the best of Chinese manufacturers and more than 2,000 foreign companies from over 50 countries every year, including the US, Japan, Germany, Italy and the UK.

Germany to provide 6 million Euro to help Somalia and the Horn of Africa

Germany to provide 6 million Euro to help Somalia and the Horn of Africa

Germany has promised to make 6 million euro available to national and international aid organizations in order to assist people in urgent need of help in Somalia and the Horn of Africa.

UN overhaul required to govern planet’s life support system: Experts

UN overhaul required to govern planet’s life support system: Experts

Reducing the risk of potential global environmental disaster requires a “constitutional moment” comparable in scale and importance to the reform of international governance that followed World War II, say experts preparing the largest scientific conference leading up to next June’s Rio+20 Earth Summit.

A Day In The Life of The World, 11.11.11

A Day In The Life of The World, 11.11.11

On 11/11/11, humanity will be invited to participate in the largest collaborative storytelling event in human history. On this auspicious day, anyone in the world who has access to any recording device will be asked to capture their lives through film, photography, music, sound and text. It’s quintessentially “a day in the life of the world” told by the people of earth.

Global Soil Partnership for Food Security launched, to assure soils future generations

Global Soil Partnership for Food Security launched, to assure soils future generations

(InformAfrica) — FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf warned today that pressure on the world’s soil resources and land degradation are threatening global food security. He called for a renewed international effort to assure sufficient fertile and healthy soils today and for future generations.

Africa: New sustainable mining conference announced in Brazil

Africa: New sustainable mining conference announced in Brazil

PRESS RELEASE: The Planet Earth Institute (PEI), the permanent legacy of the ‘UN International Year of Planet Earth’, has announced a major conference to focus on sustainable and responsible mining in developing nations, to be held in October 2011.