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SITEI 2015 produces communique to chart a course for the sustainable development of the extractive industries in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, November 23, 2015/ — It was a convergence of national leaders, public sector officials, industry captains from the private sector, and civil society representatives at the 4th Sustainability in the Extractive Industries (SITEI) conference. The event, which held on Thursday, 19th November, 2015 at the NAF Conference Centre Abuja, Nigeria was organized by CSR-in-Action – Nigeria’s premier business …

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Top 50 Richest People In Africa

The richest people in Africa and how they have amassed great wealth in a continent regarded as the poorest in the world. This list of African wealthiest people arrests the misconception that all Africans are subjected to poverty. Some of the richest people in Africa are are self-made, some of them have built on their influence and power to gather their wealth …

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10 Powerful And Inspirational African Women

These are ten inspirational African women, their achievements inspire millions and enrich the global view of the African woman. Africa is not the first continent that comes to mind when you hear the word Gender equality. African women do not enjoy the societal right to exercise independence and execute ideas. African societies view Women as second fiddle to the husband. They are responsible for the home and …

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NEC Announces Liberia’s Mid- Term Senatorial Elections: Reveals Campaign/ Elections Date

The National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia revealed on Monday, November 17, 2014 activities leading to the start of campaigning for the mid-term Senatorial elections in Liberia.   According to the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya at a Press Conference held yesterday, November 17, 2014 at the Headquarters of the NEC, campaigning leading to the …

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IGAD receives the 2014 Africa Peace Award of URI Africa

United Religions Initiative (URI) Africa presented its 2014 Africa Peace Award to Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on October 25. The Prestigious Africa Peace Award of URI Africa presented to IGAD in appreciation and acknowledgment of their many crowning achievements. The Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to Djibouti and Permanent Representative to IGAD, H.E. Hussein Elamin Elfadil, on …

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Can Africa move away from aid to trade? Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa answers

Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the ECA

From AMA: What should it do to attract more private equity and how can it convert the illicit financial flows to funds for domestic resource mobilization, climate change and conflict resolution – these are pertinent issues which affect the long term development of the African economies. Financing developmental efforts in Africa has proved difficult in the past. Overreliance on overseas …

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Kofi Annan: Africa needs responsible investment and business practices

Although Africa has remained a hub for many foreign countries by offering exciting investment opportunity, there is need for stable business environment, responsible investment and business practices, says Kofi Annan. Kofi Annan, who heads Africa Progress Panel, says that in Africa’s oil, gas and mining sectors, multinationals make use of shell companies in offshore tax havens to evade taxes. “These practices …

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Kenya welcomes Chinese company to support its steel industry

President Uhuru Kenyatta has given the green light to China Communications and Construction Company’s pledge of partnering with local companies in fostering steel manufacturing industry in the country. The president, who spoke while meeting the Assistant President of China Communication Company Mr. Wen Gang, said that Kenya cherishes the support of private sector in developing its infrastructure. Uhuru added that …

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Ebola Update: Why Patrick Sawyer Deliberately Travelled To Nigeria – Wife

The widow of late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola into Nigeria, has made heartfelt revelations on why her husband deliberately came into the country with the deadly disease. Premium Times reports that the wife of the late Patrick, Decontee Sawyer, who is a Radio Host in New York has cleared the rumours about how her husband was defiant …

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Nigerian first Ebola survivor discharged

Nigeria on Saturday recorded her first Ebola survivor, as Ameyo Adadevoh, a medical doctor and senior consultant in Lagos. She was discharged from quarantine and declared fit and Ebola-free. The doctor who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola into the country, at First Consultant Hospital, and was subsequently infected with the virus, has recovered and has since been …

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