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Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) signs MoU with China-Africa Development Fund to boost infrastructure investment and growth in selected African countries

At the side lines of the landmark IsDB 42nd Annual Meeting in Jeddah, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group and China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) (www.CADFund.com), a…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week: speed management key to saving lives

The week and its related campaign “Save Lives: Slow Down” draw attention to the dangers of speed and the measures which should be put in place to address this leading risk for road traffic deaths and injuries

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt today ( May 14, 2017) marked the fourth United Nations Global Road Safety Week during a regional celebration held at WHO premises in Cairo. The week and its related campaign…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Sound governance a priority for effective Prasa service, says Transport Committee

Prasa came to before the Committee to present its annual performance and strategic plans, as part of the budget review process

The Portfolio Committee on Transport has congratulated the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) on the launch of new passenger rail coaches by President Jacob Zuma and the Minister of Transport, Mr Joseph Maswanganyi. The Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi, said Committee members were mindful of the…

Siemens AG
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Source: Siemens AG |

Siemens signs agreements with Uganda and Sudan

The African states signed the corresponding Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) at the World Economic Forum 2017 in the South African city of Durban

Memoranda of Understanding to cooperate in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare Focus on infrastructure investments and partnerships between public and private sectors Participation in “Make IT Alliance” to promote start-ups and technology companies in Africa Siemens (www.Siemens.com) will work more closely with the African countries Uganda…

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Source: EY |

Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment (FDI) picture - EY Africa Attractiveness report

Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa (the key hub economies) collectively attracted 58% of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016

South Africa remains the largest FDI hub in Africa Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa (the key hub economies) collectively attracted 58% of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016 Investment from the Asia-Pacific region into Africa hit an all-time high in 2016 According to EY’s (http://EY.com) latest Africa…

National Aviation Services (NAS)
Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

National Aviation Services (NAS) Abidjan ISAGO Certification Highlights Commitment to Safety and Security

In Abidjan, NAS provides ground handling services at the Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport serving 25 airlines and an average of 5,000 passengers per day

National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets, has been awarded the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certification for its Abidjan operations. The NAS Abidjan ISAGO certification highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to safety and security across its network. This is…

Uber
Source: Uber |

Uber and Old Mutual help drivers to earn, learn and save

In celebration of Global Money Week, Uber and Old Mutual have announced that they will be extending its free money management course that took place in South Africa to its driver-partners in Accra, (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria) and Nairobi, (Kenya)

In celebration of Global Money Week, Uber (www.Uber.com) and Old Mutual (www.OldMutual.co.za) have announced that they will be extending its free money management course that took place in South Africa to its driver-partners in Accra, (Ghana), Lagos (Nigeria) and Nairobi, (Kenya). The course reflects Global Money Week’s theme - Learn.…

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU)
Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

Saudi Arabia takes steps to boost trade with TIR – the global customs transit system

The country’s accession to TIR will open new road corridors along the spine of the Arabian Gulf – transforming the trade potential of the region

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today its decision to accede to the global customs transit system for moving goods across international borders – the United Nations TIR Convention – (www.IRU.org/tir) and to make the system operational in 2017. Due to its strategic location, the KSA is the critical link…

Source: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations |

Zambia calls for increased international cooperation to achieve sustainable transportation

Speaking at the World Bank’s briefing on the Sustainable Mobility for all Initiative in New York, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations Chargé d'Affaires Ad Interim Ms. Christine Kalamwina said there was need to build momentum and synergies on the importance of sustainable transportation

Zambia has called for increased international cooperation to achieve sustainable transportation at national and regional level. Speaking at the World Bank’s briefing on the Sustainable Mobility for all Initiative in New York, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations Chargé d'Affaires Ad Interim Ms. Christine Kalamwina…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa Government Committed To Supporting Players in Fuel Cell Industry

Fuel cell buses present an opportunity for South Africa to play a role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality of life

The South African government is committed to supporting efforts of all stakeholders in opening the fuel cells market for the benefit of the country. This was said by the Chief Director of Primary Mineral Processing at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Tapiwa Samanga. He was speaking…