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Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Europe to help connect more households to Kenya's power grid

The new agreement will enable Kenya Power to connect many more ordinary households in 32 counties of Kenya to the national electricity network, using European bank soft loans and development funds to support the country's "Last Mile Connectivity" initiative

Hundreds of thousands of households around Kenya can look forward to being connected for the first time to the country's national electricity grid, thanks to a deal signed today between the Government and European banks and development organisations. The new agreement will enable Kenya Power to connect many more ordinary…

Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

International Francophonie Day celebrated at the Alliance Française in Accra

The day commenced with the finals of the nationwide Francophonie competition which capped off several weeks of preparation and selection of students at the University level

Monday the 20th of March, 2017 was International Francophonie Day and in Ghana, it was marked with the grand finale of the annual Francophonie competition which was followed by a round table discussion on the joys and challenges of working in a cross-cultural setting. The day commenced with the finals…

Sophia Genetics
Source: Sophia Genetics |

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa

Sophia Genetics (www.SophiaGenetics.com), global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, unveiled today, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) (http://APO.af/Y5udP7) in Phoenix, the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA, the company’s artificial intelligence, into their clinical workflow to advance patients’ care…

Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo lays the foundation stone for the new building of Embassy of France in Accra

This ceremony falls within the context of the initiative ‘France & Ghana 1957-2017: moving forward together’, which marks the sixtieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ghana and France

On the 24th of March, on the premises of the Residence of France in Accra, HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, along with the Ambassador of France to Ghana, HE François Pujolas, will officially lay the foundation stone for the new building of the French…

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Source: L'Oréal Group |

Young South African Scientist Recognised at the 19th Edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards

Dr Fanucchi was one of two post-doctoral fellowship recipients for the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Programme

Last night, the 19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science (www.ForWomenInScience.com) Awards International Rising Talent gala dinner took place in Paris. Dr Stephanie Fanucchi was one of 15 young female scientists recognised for her innovative research in cancer and autoimmune diseases. THE INTERNATIONAL RISING TALENTS The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women…

Source: Africa-Israel Summit |

The international news network i24 NEWS will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit

i24News aims to strike deep and long-term roots in the African continent

The international news network i24News (www.i24News.tv/en) and the executive committee of the Africa-Israel Summit (www.AfricaIsraelSummit.org) have signed a partnership agreement, making i24News the official media partner for the summit which will take place in Lomé, Togo, from October 23-27, 2017. i24news, a channel broadcasted from Tel Aviv, will offer exclusive…

Source: Infomineo |

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa

The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 countries, according to a new report released by Infomineo (www.Infomineo.com), a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East. The report focuses on multinationals looking at entering, or already present, in…

Hilton
Source: Hilton |

Hilton Hotels & Resorts to open hotel in view of the Eiffel Tower

118 guest room Hilton managed property to begin welcoming guests in 2019

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) (www.Hilton.com) has announced that its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand will add a second property in central Paris, Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower. The plans were unveiled at MIPIM today in conjunction with owner Compagnie de Phalsbourg with whom Hilton has signed a management agreement to operate the…

Source: Aera Group |

The Russian Carbon Fund, Aera Group pioneer the first worldwide carbon credit transaction using blockchain technology in DAO IPCI

Aera Group and the Russian Carbon Fund also announced a partnership to provide Russian buyers with direct and long term access to high quality African carbon credits

Pilot transaction was executed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:00 am (UTC+1:00) between the Russian Carbon Fund on the buying side and Aera Group, the largest supplier of African carbon credits, on the selling side in the DAO IPCI blockchain ecosystem with IT support of Airlab. The Verified Carbon…

Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG
Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

Record participation of more than one hundred exhibitors from 19 countries at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2017

More than 2,000 visitors are expected

Official French and German Pavilion – China and Italy with remarkable presence VDMA again holds foodtec-symposium More than 2,000 visitors expected Organized by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de), agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2017 take place on 28 to 30 March at the Landmark Centre in Lagos. More than one…