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Senegal on the frontline of the battle with Big Tobacco

DAKAR 19 November 2013 (IRIN) – Djité Sekou, 32, smokes as he passes his nights guarding one of the many high-rise apartment buildings in Dakar, Senegal. It has been eight years since his first cigarette – a Monte Carlo from Morocco – and when money is available he goes through 20 to 30 per day. It is an addiction that can cost him up to a quarter of his monthly income.

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Leading Tutoring Franchise to Debut in North Africa

Tutor Doctor Secures Franchise Agreement in Tunisia; Continues Strategic International Development VAN NUYS, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE / Asianet-Pakistan) — Tutor Doctor, a worldwide tutoring franchise that provides individualized home-based instruction to learners of all ages, recently announced the opening of its first franchise location in North Africa. The signed agreement is a […]

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SOCAR AURORA Fujairah Terminal Announces Commencement of Phase 2 Operations

LONDON, Sept. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE / Asianet-Pakistan) — SOCAR AURORA Fujairah Terminal FZC (SAFT), the joint venture company between SOCAR, the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic, AURORA Progress, the Swiss based commodity trading house, and the Government of Fujairah today announced the completion of the second phase of the 815,000 cubic metre oil […]

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Online Retail Giant kalahari.com Speeds Up Market Expansion With hybris

South Africa’s Largest Online Retailer Will Use hybris to Extend Its E-Commerce and Multi-Channel Services Into South Africa and Beyond MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE / Asianet-Pakistan) — hybris, an SAP company and the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform provider, today announced that kalahari.com, South Africa’s largest online retailer, has selected the hybris Commerce […]

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Analysis: Behind China’s aid structure

NAIROBI 17 September 2013 (IRIN) – China’s role as an aid donor has been met with wariness, both from aid experts and recipients. Confusion over the nature of China’s aid arises because the country uses multiple ministries and agencies to give money, has different strategic priorities than traditional Western donors, and does not release detailed reports about how much aid it provides.