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Africa: Thomson Reuters Survey Highlights Businesses Are ill Prepared for Greater Tax Transparency

Mon, 2013-12-23 15:33
[Thomson Reuters]Global organisations are not adequately prepared for the global government push for greater tax transparency, according to a study by Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.

Africa: U.S. Medical Research Accelerating Quest for HIV Cure

Mon, 2013-12-23 13:14
[State Department]Washington -A new year will begin at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) with an intensified focus on finding a cure for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Africa: NIH Chief - 20 Years of Democracy - - Women's Interagency HIV Study

Mon, 2013-12-23 13:13
[State Department]This blog post by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, was published December 20 on the AIDS.gov website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. There are no republication restrictions for use by U.S. embassies.

Africa: Numbers Fleeing Violence Set to Hit Record - UN Refugee Agency

Mon, 2013-12-23 10:17
[AlertNet]The number of refugees and people forcibly displaced within their countries is likely to hit an all time high in 2013, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

Africa: Ogun to Build Continent's Tallest Building

Mon, 2013-12-23 09:21
[Daily Trust]Abeokuta -Ogun State government has finalised plans to build a 60-storey skyscraper in Abeokuta. The edifice, named Abeokuta City Centre, will be the tallest structure on African soil.

Africa: Africa's Structural Transformation Challenge

Mon, 2013-12-23 06:01
[Reporter]Long viewed as an economic basket case, Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing its best growth performance since the immediate post-independence years. Natural-resource windfalls have helped, but the good news extends beyond resource-rich countries.

Africa: UN Officials Stress Need for Solidarity in Bridging Remaining Gaps to Combat Poverty

Mon, 2013-12-23 05:34
[UN News]United Nations officials are marking Human Solidarity Day today by calling for joint action to reach the globally agreed goals of reducing extreme poverty, hunger, disease and other social and environmental ills by 2015, and to create a more sustainable future for all.

Africa: 2013 Witnessed Some of the Highest Levels of Forced Displacement Ever - UN Report

Mon, 2013-12-23 05:33
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency warned today that 2013 is on track for some of the highest levels of forced displacement ever seen, owing to unusually large numbers of new refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs).

Africa: Poor Countries Struggling to Harness Cloud Computing

Mon, 2013-12-23 04:43
[SciDev.Net]New Delhi -A lack of access to affordable broadband and data servers in developing countries severely limits the scope of 'cloud computing' that uses vast, shared virtual servers instead of localised hardware to run applications and store data, according to a UN report.

Africa: Nigeria Set to Overtake S. Africa in Cloud Computing

Mon, 2013-12-23 04:39
[Vanguard]Research study across organisations in three major African countries namely: South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya has revealed that Nigeria will overtake South Africa in Cloud uptake by 2014, with considerable investments about to be made in the sector.