africa region

UAE bakery feeds 5,000 Somali families a day


July 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 8 (IANS/WAM) A bakery in Mogadishu run by a charity organisation from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides bread for 5,000 families every day at refugee ... Read more...

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Russian media market to grow to $39 bn by 2016


June 14th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's entertainment and media market will grow to $39 billion by 2016, with consumer spending in the sector to grow at an average annual rate ... Read more...

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Emirates Holidays eyes growing African business from India


June 7th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Emirates Holidays, the holiday packages arm of Emirates Airlines, Thursday said it has a bullish outlook on its business in Africa from India."We expect the ... Read more...

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Eritrea tops list of 10 most censored nations


May 4th, 2012 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Eritrea, in the Horn of Africa region, leads the list of top 10 most censored countries in the world, according to an international non-governmental organisation, ... Read more...

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UN declares end of famine in Somalia


February 4th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 4 (IANS/AKI) Somalia's famine has ended but drought in the Horn of Africa region continues to pose a threat to the area, the UN has said."Long-awaited rains coupled ... Read more...

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Obama announces more aid for Horn of Africa


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has announced an additional $113 million in emergency relief assistance for the Horn of Africa region hit by famine."As we enter ... Read more...

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$8.9 mn raised for famine victims in Horn of Africa


August 20th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) A nationwide telethon being organised in the United Arab of Emirates to raise funds for victims of famine and drought in the Horn of Africa, ... Read more...

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Italy to send emergency aid to Horn of Africa


August 19th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Italy will send 30 tonnes of emergency aid to the Horn of Africa region to help deal with the drought and famine situation there, the foreign ... Read more...

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UN chief briefs UAE on Somalia crisis


July 29th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 28 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called United Arab Emirates (UAE) minister of foreign affairs, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to inform him on the ... Read more...

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Boeing names vice president for defence business in India


July 26th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Boeing Company Tuesday announced that Dennis D. Swanson has been named vice president (International Business Development) for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) in ... Read more...

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Havells invests Rs.1.2 bn for expansion


December 8th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Electrical and power equipment major Havells India Wednesday said it has doubled its cable and wire manufacturing capability at an investment of Rs.120 crore (Rs.1.2 billion).The company, ... Read more...

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Researchers Discover “Malaria-Proof” Mosquito


July 19th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Tuscan, July 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) To save the world from the killer disease; "Malaria", University Of Arizona scientists have developed "Super Mosquito". Reportedly, the mosquito happens to be a genetically ... Read more...

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India to become hub for small engines for Ford


June 15th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 15 (IANS) Ford India, the Indian arm of American automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company has started actualising the plan of making its Indian plant the hub for small displacement engines. Ford ... Read more...

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Few humorous books come out of Africa: Nigerian author


May 17th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2010 for the best first book in the Africa region, says she has fulfilled her ... Read more...

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Indian banks, financial service firms using Dubai as base for regional expansion


May 3rd, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, May 3 (ANI): Indian banks and financial services companies are once again making their presence felt at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).According to a Gulf News report, momentum has picked ... Read more...

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World Bank offers $3.75 bn loan to South Africa


April 11th, 2010 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Pretoria, April 11 (IANS) The World Bank has sanctioned $3.75 billion loan to South Africa for the development of wind and solar power plants to meet the country's energy requirements. The bank's board ... Read more...

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Kiwi women mentoring male bosses at Dell to see ‘female viewpoint’!


October 12th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, October 12 (ANI): Female employees at the computer company Dell are mentoring senior male colleagues in a bid to introduce them to female perceptions of the world of work and the ... Read more...

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DSM Anti-Infectives opens new plant in Punjab


July 22nd, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Anuradha Shukla Toansa (Punjab), July 22 (IANS) DSM Anti-Infectives, a subsidiary of Dutch pharmaceutical major Royal DSM NV, Wednesday opened its new plant here for producing Ampicillin, a widely used drug for ... Read more...

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Delhi summit seeks collaborative approach to combat climate change


February 8th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.8 (ANI-Business Wire): Sending out a clear message to the global community that scientific evidence of climate change has become stronger and more compelling, the Ninth Delhi Sustainable Development ... Read more...

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UN allocates $214 mn for ‘hunger hotspots’


August 13th, 2008 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
DPA Rome, Aug 13 (DPA) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday announced a $214-million roll-out directed at 14 global "hunger hotspots". The measure comes as nearly one billion poor people worldwide grapple ... Read more...

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Osamas brothers 100 bln pound project to link Gulf region with Muslim Africa


June 3rd, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 3 (ANI): The Dubai-based construction company controlled by a half-brother of Osama Bin Laden, Tarek, is planning a 100 billion pounds project to connect Africa to the Arabian Peninsula ... Read more...

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Gulf IT sector to cross $12-bn mark by 2011


March 20th, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by admin
(Gulf Business Capsule)Dubai, March 20 (IANS) The information technology market in the Gulf is growing at a fast rate and is expected to be worth over $12 billion mark by 2011. "The ... Read more...

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i-flex Solutions bags order from Volkswagen Bank


February 21st, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) iflex Solution Ltd, a leading provider of technology solutions to the global banking and financial services industry, Wednesday announced it will provide banking software solutions to Europe's Volkswagen ... Read more...

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Maternal mortality declining in middle-income countries: WHO


November 14th, 2007 - 2:05 am ICT by admin
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