Category Archives: From the Newsroom

Four Ways To Improve Existing U.S. Resources for Doing Business in Africa

During the recent meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA), Commerce Secretary Pritzker candidly admitted that the Obama Administration has been “grappling” with how to move forward on the proposed U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Center because the U.S. Commercial Service does not have the necessary resources and training to effect a proposal …read more →

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“Unite Against Corruption a bold statement by people of SA”: Madonsela

 She was one of the users who helped the hashtag trend on Twitter ahead of the marches that she will ‏culminate at Parliament and the Union Buildings. “As I said in my address at the #BrickChambers Conference in London on Mon September 28‚the #MarchAgainstCorruption is not against government‚” Madonsela tweeted. “The #MarchAgainstCorruption is a bold …read more →

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Samsung unveils Digital Village in DRC

Samsung Electronics Africa has launched its Digital Village in the community of Kasenga, 250 kilometers away from Lubumbashi. The Digital Village will provide access to communication technologies, and education and health services to under-resourced areas, bridging the digital divide and serving as a catalyst for local business development and government service delivery. The components of …read more →

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Africa Still Poised to Become the Next Great Investment Destination

The commodities boom may be over, but sub-Saharan Africa is still experiencing growth, a remarkable fact considering that the continent is a net exporter of primary commodities. By adopting sound macroeconomic policies over the past two decades and sector reforms, many African economies have already shown that they can sustain a trajectory of economic growth …read more →

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Should aid still flow to middle-income nations or are the poorest the priority?

The debate on how aid should be shared has intensified over the lifespan of the millennium development goals. We asked two experts to present the arguments   Should aid continue to flow to middle-income countries, or should the world’s poorest countries receive a greater share? It is a debate that has intensified since world leaders …read more →

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