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GE Launches ‘Garages’ Advanced Manufacturing Program in Lagos, Nigeria

GE Launches ‘Garages’ Advanced Manufacturing Program in Lagos, Nigeria

By Yewande.Thorpe@GE.com Co-located with the GE Lagos offices in Victoria Island, the Lagos Garage will offer a year-round series of skills training programs focused on building the next generation of Nigerian entrepreneurs LAGOS, Nigeria, November 23, 2016/ — GE launches its first ever permanent ‘garages’ installation in Lagos, Nigeria The GE Lagos garage supports Government’s localization, skills development and job creation efforts in Nigeria The Lagos Garages space features advanced manufacturing innovations like 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC mills, encouraging entrepreneurial growth and building a skilled workforce for the future Leading Multinational, General Electric (GE) (www.GE.com) officially launched the permanent...

African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit unpacked continent’s city building opportunities and urbanisation challenges

African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit unpacked continent’s city building opportunities and urbanisation challenges

Africa’s cities are facing an urban ‘polycrisis’ Press Release: for immediate publication                                                                                                                                                   Wednesday  23 November 2016 “The first African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit in Cape Town...

Official launch of the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI)

WHY: Lusaka’s demand for water, estimated to now be over 600,000m3 per day, significantly outstrips supply from the Kafue River and groundwater. The Kafue River is threatened by climate change, land use degradation, and abstractions from agriculture and hydropower, as well as pollution from the mining industry. Water shortages are increasingly becoming common, caused by a series of droughts and power deficits. This causes both communities and businesses to suffer. The health and prosperity of Lusaka is fully dependent on its water secure future, which can only be achieved through an effective multi-stakeholder collaboration amongst the public and private sectors,...

Man Utd: Zlatan Ibrahimovic contract will be extended by year – Jose Mourinho

Man Utd: Zlatan Ibrahimovic contract will be extended by year – Jose Mourinho

By  BBC Sport Manchester United will extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s one-year contract by a year, says manager Jose Mourinho. The 35-year-old former Sweden international moved to Old Trafford on a free transfer in the summer, with the option of extending his deal for a second season. He has scored eight goals in 17 games in all competitions this term. Mourinho said: “We are going to execute the option of a second season. After that he can do what he wants.” Ibrahimovic said: “I feel in shape, feel fresh and good. If I feel like I do now, it will be a...

Fifa investigates Welsh & Northern Irish FAs over poppy displays

Fifa investigates Welsh & Northern Irish FAs over poppy displays

Fifa has started disciplinary proceedings against the Football Association of Wales for incidents including “fans wearing poppies” during a recent World Cup qualifier. It relates to commemorations at Wales’ 1-1 draw with Serbia on 12 November. The Irish Football Association is also under investigation for events prior to Northern Ireland’s 4-0 victory over Azerbaijan on 11 November. Fifa is looking in to several incidents “of the display of poppy symbols”. The FAW said the incidents included “fans in the stands wearing the poppy” and the presence of “a member of the armed forces holding a bunch of poppies at the...

Under19 Cricket National Team Up Beat for Division Two World Cup Qualifiers

By Bunda Ashton Kelly aka (BAK2BAK)   Zambia Cricket Union (ZCU) president Rueben Chama says Zambians should have confidence in the newly built under 19 cricket national team competing for a 9th to 19th September 2016 Division Two World Cup qualifiers in the South Africa city of Benoni,reports Pan African Radio Journalist Ashton Kelly Bunda. Speaking during a ‘Sendoff Ceremony’ at Lotus Cricket Sports Club in Lusaka, Chama implored Zambians to support the new team whose oldest player at 17-years-old as doing so will shape the future of local cricket in Zambia. The Zambia Cricket Union President appealed to the...

2016 Namibia COSAFA CASTLE CUP FLAGS OFF

2016 Namibia COSAFA CASTLE CUP FLAGS OFF

By John Dino Banda The 16th Edition of the Council of Southern Africa Football Association (COSAFA) kicked off yesterday in the Namibia’s capital Windhoek, reports Pan African Radio Entertainment and Sports Journalist John Dino Banda. The tournament that has attracted a lot of fans within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, viewed as a soccer talent development platform on which lucrative leagues in Europe can scout talented players. The competition started in 1997, and saw Zambia winning the first edition, has seen  a format in which again only two groups- namely  Group A consisting of Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Madagascar and...

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs  Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner  BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 21, 2016/ — AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is launching the annual “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award” (http://APO.af/YUVthk), calling all African-based entrepreneurs to participate in this renowned award, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media.  This year’s award, as previous years, will be sponsored by Rabobank Foundation and the winner, an existing African small-medium business, will receive a US$10.000,00 cash prize, yearlong media promotion support in and out of Africa, free participation in the AFIF 2017, including the pre-conference Training.  “The AFIF Entrepreneurship AWARD aims to spotlight leading innovation private sector projects happening today in Africa. This is the moment when entrepreneurs can showcase their remarkable achievements, where partners and participants get to know about outstanding projects which are pushing boundaries in their community and country and where other entrepreneurs can be inspired and receive much-needed know-how,” says Inês Bastos, Senior Project Manager at EMRC and head of AFIF 2017. Applications (http://APO.af/YUVthk) must be sent to EMRC (sa@EMRC.be) by December 19th, 2016.  In parallel with past winners, the current holder of the Award, Lazaro Mwakipesile, head of Raphael Group (Tanzania), has seen a vast change since participating in the competition. “I am now internationally known. Since AFIF 2015, I have travelled abroad four times for presentation and defending of proposals. Furthermore, I expect to travel to USA this December 2016 for a meeting at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,” he explains.    Simply participating in the Award can have important repercussions. Wachira Kariuki, CEO of Classic Foods, who was named runner up in 2015, has also experienced positive change since attending and presenting his business to the international audience. “During AFIF 2015, I met the team from Rabobank who have since provided funding to Classic Foods. Rabo Rural Fund gave Classic Foods a US$1 Million as part of matching grant for soya bean project in Kenya and Uganda that have partnered with UKAID (DFID) as well as matching grant for a new camel milk factory we are constructing in Northern Kenya which is arid area. We couldn’t have asked for more, and this is all thanks to having gone to AFIF 2015 and participated in the Entrepreneurship Award,” he adds.  An unforgettable moment which receives considerable international press coverage, the Award has been won by a unique group of African entrepreneurs(http://APO.af/vm7HzT) which include: Magloire N’Dakon (2014) awarded the prize for his innovative project, Extended Finance, in Ivory Coast; Marie-Claire Matamba (2013) head of Agrimat Gabon; Anastácio Roque representing CESACOPA (2012) from Angola, Suzanne Belemtougri (2011) head of Sophavet and hailing from Burkina Faso as well as Derek Kwesiga (2009) head of Derekorp from Uganda.  This year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/y28Bux) will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” and will be held for the first time in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Strathmore University, taking place from 15th – 16th February 2017.  AFIF 2017 will gather over 300 delegates from all over Africa, Europe, America and Middle East. EMRC will organise a pre-conference training on “A Road-map for Entrepreneurship Growth” (13th -14th February 2017). The training is addressed exclusively to AFIF 2017 participants and will be divided in two linguistic groups (English and French).  As Wachira Kariuki concludes, “My advice to participants especially the entrepreneurs is to make use of the opportunity to make the right contacts and learn from participants. The training session for the entrepreneurs is critical for fund raising. Sharing ideas and experiences with other business people is key to success.”  Full interview of Lazaro Mwakipesile: http://APO.af/j4DYUs.   Full interview of Wachira Kariuki: http://APO.af/SN57XP.   To have an overview of what happened at AFIF 2015 and listen to the Entrepreneurship Award nominees and winner, watch the video.   Distributed by APO on behalf of EMRC.  View multimedia content  For further information concerning speaking opportunities and sponsorship, please contact: Ines Bastos (Sr Project Manager)  Email: ib@EMRC.be   Tel: +32. 26 26 15 15  Social Media: Follow us on Twitter (https://Twitter.com/#!/_EMRC_), Facebook (www.Facebook.com/EMRC.International), LinkedIn (www.LinkedIn.com/company/EMRC), YouTube (http://APO.af/cDCWxz) and Flickr (Flickr.com/photos/_EMRC_).   About EMRC: Established in 1992 in Brussels, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is a non-governmental organisation composed of a network of entrepreneurs, financiers, consultants and officials based throughout the world. EMRC’s mission is to lead the private sector in Africa to sustainable economic development and to drive regional change via partnerships.   About the Entrepreneurship Award: EMRC launched the first Awards (www.EMRC.be/highlight/awards) in 2008 at the FAO Rome, with the objective of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa amongst forum participants. The EMRC Awards (Project Incubator Award and AFIF Entrepreneurship Award) are presented at EMRC two main business forums: Agribusiness & the Africa Finance & Investment Forum. A call is sent out for entrepreneurs to put forward their project proposals. Finalists present their business projects during the forum’s plenary session and the winning project is announced at the gala/ networking event.   About AFIF: The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/Kist8c) is an annual business event organized in the framework of EMRC International’s activities, aimed at strengthening the private sector in Africa, encouraging entrepreneurship and attracting investment to the African continent. AFIF has a double objective: to strengthen the financial capacities of Africa’s private sector and to promote the creation of new partnerships through the encouragement of joint projects and trade relations North-South & South-South.

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 21, 2016/ — AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is launching the annual “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award” (http://APO.af/YUVthk), calling all African-based entrepreneurs to participate in this renowned award, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media. This year’s award, as previous years, will be sponsored by Rabobank Foundation and the winner, an existing African small-medium business, will receive a US$10.000,00 cash prize, yearlong media promotion support in and out of Africa, free participation in the AFIF 2017, including the pre-conference Training. “The AFIF Entrepreneurship AWARD aims to spotlight leading innovation private sector projects happening today in Africa. This is the moment when entrepreneurs can showcase their remarkable achievements, where partners and participants get to know about outstanding projects which are pushing boundaries in their community and country and where other entrepreneurs can be inspired and receive much-needed know-how,” says Inês Bastos, Senior Project Manager at EMRC and head of AFIF 2017. Applications (http://APO.af/YUVthk) must be sent to EMRC (sa@EMRC.be) by December 19th, 2016. In parallel with past winners, the current holder of the Award, Lazaro Mwakipesile, head of Raphael Group (Tanzania), has seen a vast change since participating in the competition. “I am now internationally known. Since AFIF 2015, I have travelled abroad four times for presentation and defending of proposals. Furthermore, I expect to travel to USA this December 2016 for a meeting at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,” he explains. Simply participating in the Award can have important repercussions. Wachira Kariuki, CEO of Classic Foods, who was named runner up in 2015, has also experienced positive change since attending and presenting his business to the international audience. “During AFIF 2015, I met the team from Rabobank who have since provided funding to Classic Foods. Rabo Rural Fund gave Classic Foods a US$1 Million as part of matching grant for soya bean project in Kenya and Uganda that have partnered with UKAID (DFID) as well as matching grant for a new camel milk factory we are constructing in Northern Kenya which is arid area. We couldn’t have asked for more, and this is all thanks to having gone to AFIF 2015 and participated in the Entrepreneurship Award,” he adds. An unforgettable moment which receives considerable international press coverage, the Award has been won by a unique group of African entrepreneurs(http://APO.af/vm7HzT) which include: Magloire N’Dakon (2014) awarded the prize for his innovative project, Extended Finance, in Ivory Coast; Marie-Claire Matamba (2013) head of Agrimat Gabon; Anastácio Roque representing CESACOPA (2012) from Angola, Suzanne Belemtougri (2011) head of Sophavet and hailing from Burkina Faso as well as Derek Kwesiga (2009) head of Derekorp from Uganda. This year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/y28Bux) will focus on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” and will be held for the first time in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, hosted by the Strathmore University, taking place from 15th – 16th February 2017. AFIF 2017 will gather over 300 delegates from all over Africa, Europe, America and Middle East. EMRC will organise a pre-conference training on “A Road-map for Entrepreneurship Growth” (13th -14th February 2017). The training is addressed exclusively to AFIF 2017 participants and will be divided in two linguistic groups (English and French). As Wachira Kariuki concludes, “My advice to participants especially the entrepreneurs is to make use of the opportunity to make the right contacts and learn from participants. The training session for the entrepreneurs is critical for fund raising. Sharing ideas and experiences with other business people is key to success.” Full interview of Lazaro Mwakipesile: http://APO.af/j4DYUs. Full interview of Wachira Kariuki: http://APO.af/SN57XP. To have an overview of what happened at AFIF 2015 and listen to the Entrepreneurship Award nominees and winner, watch the video. Distributed by APO on behalf of EMRC. View multimedia content For further information concerning speaking opportunities and sponsorship, please contact: Ines Bastos (Sr Project Manager) Email: ib@EMRC.be Tel: +32. 26 26 15 15 Social Media: Follow us on Twitter (https://Twitter.com/#!/_EMRC_), Facebook (www.Facebook.com/EMRC.International), LinkedIn (www.LinkedIn.com/company/EMRC), YouTube (http://APO.af/cDCWxz) and Flickr (Flickr.com/photos/_EMRC_). About EMRC: Established in 1992 in Brussels, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is a non-governmental organisation composed of a network of entrepreneurs, financiers, consultants and officials based throughout the world. EMRC’s mission is to lead the private sector in Africa to sustainable economic development and to drive regional change via partnerships. About the Entrepreneurship Award: EMRC launched the first Awards (www.EMRC.be/highlight/awards) in 2008 at the FAO Rome, with the objective of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa amongst forum participants. The EMRC Awards (Project Incubator Award and AFIF Entrepreneurship Award) are presented at EMRC two main business forums: Agribusiness & the Africa Finance & Investment Forum. A call is sent out for entrepreneurs to put forward their project proposals. Finalists present their business projects during the forum’s plenary session and the winning project is announced at the gala/ networking event. About AFIF: The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) (http://APO.af/Kist8c) is an annual business event organized in the framework of EMRC International’s activities, aimed at strengthening the private sector in Africa, encouraging entrepreneurship and attracting investment to the African continent. AFIF has a double objective: to strengthen the financial capacities of Africa’s private sector and to promote the creation of new partnerships through the encouragement of joint projects and trade relations North-South & South-South.

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 21, 2016/ — AFIF 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC (www.EMRC.be) is launching the annual “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award” (http://APO.af/YUVthk), calling all African-based entrepreneurs to participate in this renowned award, which will be followed by international partners, leading African businesses and international media. This year’s award, as previous years, will be sponsored by Rabobank Foundation and the winner,...

Philemon Mwansa Chisanga aka Typical PMC -A ‘New Kid on block’

Philemon Mwansa Chisanga aka Typical PMC -A ‘New Kid on block’

Philemon Mwansa Chisanga is without mincing words a ‘New Kid on block’ ‘dancing to the bank’ by the stage tagline ‘Typical PMC, and you GUESSED RIGHT …he has just Dropped his new song titled Mutima literally translated “My Heart” pro…by Big Bizzy .PMC Expresses his gratitude about his new song this that features Tyce and Drifter Trek beat by Dre son of silent erase. We are likely to start the video shoot for song probably….watch THIS space!!!

AFRICAN COUNTRIES NOT BENEFITING FROM LOW OIL PRICE DUE TO CURRENCY DEPRECIATION

AFRICAN COUNTRIES NOT BENEFITING FROM LOW OIL PRICE DUE TO CURRENCY DEPRECIATION

AFRICAN COUNTRIES NOT BENEFITING FROM LOW OIL PRICE DUE TO CURRENCY DEPRECIATION Indeni Petroleum Refinery Board Chairman, Mr. Johnstone Chikwanda, who is also Energy Forum Zambia Chairperson, has pointed out that with the depressed oil price on the global market, one would have thought that this would advantage African countries by enabling them to pass on the benefits of low price to consumers. “The scenario is totally the opposite. Africa has not benefited at all to a point that some countries have actually been increasing pump prices during this period.” Mr. Chikwanda said it was a painful missed opportunity for...

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