Business and Finance

Business & Finance

MoneyGram Expands Mobile Money Choices in Africa

New agreement enables customers to receive money directly to M-Pesa accounts in Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI), a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services, and Vodacom, the leading telecom company in Tanzania, has announced that Vodacom subscribers can now receive money directly into their […]

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Shripriya Mahesh To Join Omidyar Network As Partner

REDWOOD CITY, California, Aug. 17, 2015 / PRNewswire – Omidyar Network today announced that Shripriya Mahesh will join the philanthropic investment firm as a partner, based in Redwood City.  Mahesh will serve on the leadership team that guides the organization and will oversee Omidyar Network’s global Consumer Internet & Mobile initiative. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150817/258758 “We are […]

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Agribusiness Opportunities in Africa to be Revealed at 4th Commercial Farm Summit

LUSAKA, Zambia, Aug. 11, 2015 / PRNewswire — A comprehensive discussion focusing on latest opportunities in Africa’s commercial farming — across palm oil, cassava, cocoa, grains, sugar, soybean, fruits & vegetables as well as investments, PPPs, value-added products and modern technologies – is expected at 4th Commercial Farm Africa in Lusaka, Zambia on 7-9 October, 2015. […]

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Governance

Victory for HIV-Positive Foreign Prisoners in Botswana Court of Appeal [press release] (allAfrica.com)

On Wednesday, 26 August 2015, the Botswana Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a 2014 decision of the High Court, affirming the government’s legal obligation to provide foreign prisoners with antiretrovirals (ARVs) at governmen…

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Court orders Botswana gov't to provide inmates with ARVs (Africa Review)

August 26, 2015

The Court of Appeal in Gaborone has ordered the Botswana government to provide ARVs to foreign prisoners.

The ruling overturns a government policy that has denies the anti-retrovirals to non-Bostwana inmates who are HIV-positive.

The Appellate Court dismissed an appeal against a 2014 decision of the High Court, affirming the government’s legal obligation to provide foreign prisoners with ARVs at government expense.

Johannesburg-based organisation Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) described Wednesday’s ruling as a resounding victory in the world of human rights.

“We are elated over the ruling,” Annabel Raw, Health Rights Lawyer at the SALC, told Africa Review.

The human rights organisation had supported the case financially and technically.

Ms Raw added: “The Court of Appeal has affirmed Botswana’s legal duty of care over persons in detention, no matter what their origin is. The decision’s enforcement will mean access to life-saving treatment for people who are particularly vulnerable to HIV.”

Unlawful

In August 2014, two foreign prisoners and the Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (Bonela) succeeded in a High Court challenge against the government policy refusing to provide HIV-positive foreign prisoners with ARVs.

The High Court held that the policy was unlawful and ordered the government to provide the treatment.

The State parties appealed the decision to the Court of Appeal. Legal arguments were heard on July 23, 2015.

Bonela board member Phazha Molebatsi said the judgement marked a decisive victory for public health in Botswana and the region.

“We look forward to the government taking immediate steps to roll out treatment to those prisoners falling within the treatment gap.

Bonela remains committed to work with the government to ensure an effective HIV response that respects human rights,” he said.

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Economic Policy to Benefit Locals (allAfrica.com)

The Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi has told residents of Mogonye that the Special Economic Zones Policy will benefit Batswana in numerous ways. Speaking during a kgotla meeting on Monday August 24, Mr Masisi said the Special Econ…

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General

General

African Education Officials to Explore School Dropout at International Summit

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2015 / PRNewswire — Education officials from Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal, Zambia and Tanzania will join approximately 200 experts and government representatives at a two-day summit here to explore drivers of school dropout and strategies to keep children in classrooms, the U.S. Agency for International Development (www.usaid.gov) and Creative Associates International announced. […]

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Des responsables africains de l’éducation vont étudier le décrochage scolaire lors d’un sommet international

WASHINGTON, 27 août 2015 / PRNewswire — Des responsables de l’éducation du Nigeria, du Maroc, d’Egypte, du Sénégal, de Zambie et de Tanzanie rejoindront quelque 200 experts et représentants de gouvernement lors d’un sommet de deux jours à Washington afin d’explorer les facteurs du décrochage scolaire et les stratégies visant à garder les élèves dans […]

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Nouvelle Etude: L’ingérence de l’exécutif limite le renforcement de l’indépendance de la magistrature, des institutions d’audit et de la fonction publique

WASHINGTON, 27 août 2015 / PRNewswire — L’ingérence de l’exécutif limite le renforcement de l’indépendance de la magistrature, des institutions d’audit et de la fonction publique en Afrique, selon les Indicateurs d’Intégrité en Afrique, un nouveau rapport évaluant la transparence et la redevabilité dans les 54 pays africains. Même dans les pays où l’indépendance du […]

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

Health is wealth: Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer (The Express Tribune (Pakistan))

People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries. General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progres…

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Health is wealth: Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer (The Express Tribune (Pakistan))

People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries. General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progres…

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer (The Express Tribune (Pakistan))

People around the world are living longer, but many are also living sicker lives for longer, according to a study of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries. General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progre…

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Sports

Sports

Few turn up for Miss Vision 2016 auditions (Botswana Daily News)

The search for Miss Vision 2016 began last weekend with the Gaborone auditions whose turnout, however was not satisfactory.With less than a year left to celebrate its vision 2016, this year’s pageant is said to be a preparation to the…

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Few Turn Up for Miss Vision 2016 Auditions (allAfrica.com)

The search for Miss Vision 2016 began last weekend with the Gaborone auditions whose turnout, however was not satisfactory.

With less than a year left to celebrate its vision 2016, this year’s pageant is said to be a preparation to the expected highly converted Miss Vision 2016 of the actual year 2016. However the Gaborone efforts to attract the beauties were futile as the day clashed with Miss Botswana, Gaborone auditions.

Organised by Hopeful Souls in partnership with Vision 2016 council, the operations manager Moremi Mogotetsi, said they were neither disgruntled nor disheartened, as they still had more chances to recruit.

“We are not turned aback by the low turnout. We still remain hopeful in our endeavour as we still have other areas to visit,” he said.

Miss Vision 2016 gives the winning beauty a chance to excel in their dreams up to the national scale. It presents an opportunity for the young adult woman to impart, share knowledge to youth about aspects of life and opportunities available to them.

As the scouting team embark into the journey of finding Miss Vision 2016, auditions are scheduled for Francistown, Selebi Phikwe, Palapye and Maun.

Sponsors, in support of this expected prestigious event are Hotel Labama and Amongi Café. The Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture has also partnered to give the platform a national appeal.

Source : BOPA

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Rugby Jewels Emerge From Mbare (allAfrica.com)

The story of Zimbabwe junior rugby cannot be complete without mentioning Mbare Rugby Academy, an institution that has transcended the boundary of limitation, emerging from an area synonymous with poverty, crime and all forms of societa…

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Technology

Technology

Hisense Launches 4K ULED(TM) H10 Series Curved Smart TV – 65″ Class

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2015 / PRNewswire — Hisense launched their Hisense 4K ULED H10 Series Curved Smart TV – 65″ Class at an event held at the Edison Ballroom and hosted by NBC Sports commentator Leigh Diffey. ULED is a game-changing LCD display technology from the Chinese electronics company. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150827/261484 During the […]

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Huawei redéfinit les TIC innovantes afin de favoriser l’énergie intelligente lors de son Sommet industriel mondial sur l’énergie 2015

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, le 20 août 2015 / PRNewswire — Dans la mesure où l’énergie constitue une force motrice pour le développement économique international, les sociétés énergétiques du monde entier rencontrent une multitude de défis à l’heure où elles se dirigent vers la transformation numérique. Dans ce contexte, Huawei a organisé son Sommet industriel mondial sur l’énergie 2015, […]

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