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The European Awards Program Announces Release of Video Interview with Mr. Olukayode Pitan, MD and CEO of Bank of Industry

Bank of Industry, Nigeria’s oldest development financing institution, was created in 2001 following the merger of 3 separate financial entities.


The Independent National Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (CENI) has appointed Washington based lobby group, Avenue Strategies, to pressure the US Administration into accepting the use of electronic voting machines in the upcoming general elections. This is despite widespread condemnation from opposition parties.

Worldbox launches comprehensive company database for Africa

[PRESSWIRE] Zurich, Switzerland - 30.06.15 -- The global Business Intelligence company Worldbox now offers complete identification company records for Rwanda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Uganda and Madagascar with extended business records for 25 other African countries.

ICC Lawyer Accuses Nigerian Presidential Candidate Muhammadu Buhari of Inciting Violence

Muhammadu Buhari, a former Major General in the Nigerian military that is opposing President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s February 14th elections, could face charges of inciting violence that led to the killing of over 800 people in 2011, according to an Associated Press report.


The Butterfly Tree has been given a licence to import two safe new products to use in the prevention of malaria and other vector-borne diseases.

Legendary Somali Educator to Visit Dallas-Fort Worth

On September 11, 2013, legendary Somali educator, Prof. Suleiman  Ahmed Guled, arrives in Dallas to kick off a lecture tour of cities in the United States with the major Somali Diaspora communities, including Houston TX, Atlanta GA, Denver CO, Boston MA, Washington D.C., Columbus OH, and Minneapolis MN. 

The Africa Index shows strong economic performance throughout the continent

The Africa Index is by far the most up to date assessment of economic activity in Africa, and provides the only monthly data covering all sectors of the African economy. The Headline Sales Managers’ Index (see chart below) shows that over the past year, economic growth in the African continent has been very vigorous.  

Terry Pratchett hears the orangutans’ long call

Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and Trustee of the Orangutan Foundation, returns to the forests of Borneo to see what hope there is for the endangered orangutan whilst facing his own personal challenges.

Ex child soldier's charity hold online auction to fundraise for school in home town

Gua Africa, the charity founded by South Sudanese former child soldier and activist Emmanuel Jal, is holding a very special auction on eBay during 10th-19th February 2012.

New Inspirational Fiction Transports Readers to A Time to Heal

A Time to Heal (2011) is an inspirational novel set in Historical Africa of the early 60’s.


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