Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Congressman Says Africa Next ‘Hot Spot’ for Islamic State

The chair of the House Homeland Security Committee says Africa will be the next "hot spot" for Islamic extremism, amid growing concern about Islamic State migration and recruitment after U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Syria reclaimed the group's so-called caliphate …

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Congressman Says Africa Next ‘Hot Spot’ for Islamic State

The chair of the House Homeland Security Committee says Africa will be the next "hot spot" for Islamic extremism, amid growing concern about Islamic State migration and recruitment after U.S.-led forces in Iraq and Syria reclaimed the group's so-called caliphate …

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Economic and Social Council Fills Vacancies in 8 Subsidiary Bodies, Postpones Election of Several Candidates

The Economic and Social Council met today to fill regular and outstanding vacancies in eight of its subsidiary bodies.

Filling vacancies for the Commission on Population and Development, the Council elected by acclamation Germany and the Netherlands, both for a …

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Governance

Governance

Spain Rescues 104 Migrants Crossing Mediterranean Sea

MADRID Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 104 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa.

The service says its rescue craft Guardamar Concepcion Arenal intercepted two boats carrying 53 …

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Deputy Minister of Communications gives early Christmas to the Community of Duncan Village in East London

The community of Duncan Village in the East London and boxing enthusiasts will receive an early Christmas of fully equipped boxing gym from Deputy Minister of Communications Tandi Mahambehlala. The donation from the Deputy Minister comes after her visit to …

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Burning Chilies Drive Elephants Away from African Farmers’ Crops

ROME Burning bricks made of dry chili, dung and water could stop endangered elephants raiding crops in Africa and Asia, reducing conflicts with farmers trying to secure harvests to feed their families, experts said Wednesday.

Resin from crushed dry chilies …

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General

General

La Centrale à Cycle Combiné d’Azito, du groupe Globeleq, va accroitre sa capacité de production

LONDRES, 13 décembre 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Azito Energie, filiale du groupe Globeleq, producteur d’électricité de premier plan, opérant uniquement sur le continent africain, vient de signer un accord avec le Gouvernement de Côte d’Ivoire pour mettre en œuvre des améliorations …

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Globeleq’s Azito power plant will increase its generation capacity

LONDON, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Globeleq, a leading independent power producer solely focused on Africa, has indicated that its majority owned subsidiary, Azito Energie and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire have signed an agreement to enable implementation of technical …

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Women Leaders at African Bicycle Contribution Foundation’s Panel Discuss the Need to Have a “Seat at the Table.”

Key themes: Women Should do better at mentoring younger women and using their social capital, but they also control $14 Trillion of U.S. Wealth

Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As part of its recent Three-City U.S.Tour, which …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

Condemning Attacks on Aid Efforts, General Assembly Adopts Package of Texts, One Urging States to Better Protect Humanitarian Workers, Respect International Law

The General Assembly today adopted seven draft resolutions, among them texts on credentials, the culture of peace and on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance.

Condemning in the strongest possible terms the alarming increase in threats to …

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Treatments Commence at Two Algerian Hospitals Equipped with Modern Varian Radiotherapy Systems

ALGIERS, Algeria, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cancer patients in Algeria now have access to modern radiotherapy care with the commencement of treatments at two of six public hospitals currently being equipped by Varian (NYSE: VAR), the world leader in …

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L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals Establishes its First Subsidiary in Rwanda

L.E.A.F. Rwanda Ltd. to focus on establishing Kigali as a biotechnology hub in Africa

VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals LLC, a global pharmaceutical company located in the historic area of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA,

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Sports

Sports

College Students Unite to Bring Relief to Refugees

FAIRFAX , VIRGINIA George Mason University students streamed into a room in the campus' community building in Fairfax, Virginia, one day last week to pack rice and beans. These meals, 40,000 of them, were bound for refugee families in the …

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Bronkhorspruit Public Hearings on Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform will tomorrow hold public hearings on the Communal Property Associations (CPA) Amendment Bill [B12-2017] in Bronkhorspruit, Gauteng. The hearings are to afford all interested stakeholders an opportunity to make their contributions …

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Bronkhorspruit Public Hearings on Communal Property Associations Amendment Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform will tomorrow hold public hearings on the Communal Property Associations (CPA) Amendment Bill [B12-2017] in Bronkhorspruit, Gauteng. The hearings are to afford all interested stakeholders an opportunity to make their contributions …

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Technology

Technology

First Tracker Designed for Bifacial Module & Certified by CPP, SkySmart Made its Debut in Global Market

SHANGHAI, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Due to its high energy yield advantage, bifacial modules are becoming widely accepted by the solar PV market. Responding to the trend, Arctech Solar recently launched its innovative SkySmart tracking system. SkySmart is the

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BOTSWANA DENIES ALLEGED DEPORTING OF ZIMBABWE’S FORMER VP

GABORONE, Botswana has dismissed reports that Zimbabwe's former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko was deported from the country.

Mphoko has sort sanctuary in Botswana after Zimbabwe's military took over power from former president Mugabe.

"In the context of media reports, speculation …

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Internet PCS Inc. (BVI) and UnitedCorp Announce the Launch of a New Blockchain Cryptographic Token Called the GIGA

TORTOLA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS / ACCESSWIRE / November 29, 2017 / BVI-based Internet PCS Inc. (“iPCS”) and Miami-based United American Corp. (“UnitedCorp”), (OTC PINK: UAMA) announced today the release of a smart contract for its new cryptographic Ethereum-based token called …

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