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DHL's Shop the World! survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-Commerce
African Press Organization - APO - 30 Oct, 2014
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, October 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region.
Alcatel-Lucent and MTN Nigeria to boost connectivity in Africa's most populous nation with ultra-broadband 100G fiber-optic data network
African Press Organization - APO - 28 Oct, 2014
LAGOS, Nigeria, October 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) ( is opening up Africa's most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a superfast, 100 gigabit-per-second fiber-optic network with MTN Nigeria, a subsidiary of Dubai-based MTN Group and the leading service provider in Africa.
Simone Gbagbo Trial: First of many
African Press Organization - APO - 23 Oct, 2014
PARIS, France, October 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The start of the trial of 83 people, including Simone Gbagbo who stands accused of attempting to undermine the security of the State, is an important milestone in the judicial process related to the Ivory Coast's post-electoral crisis of 2010-2011. However, our organisations consider this to be only the beginning of the process, as the most serious crimes are still under investigation by prosecutors. When these proceed to trial, it is the alleged perpetrators of crimes from all parties who should finally face justice.
flydubai celebrates its rapid expansion in East Africa with two inaugural flights to Tanzania
African Press Organization - APO - 22 Oct, 2014
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, October 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Dubai-based flydubai's inaugural flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar touched down today in Tanzania ( The new routes further underline flydubai's rapid expansion in Africa, which has seen the carrier's network double to 12 destinations this year.
Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa - Report
African Press Organization - APO - 13 Oct, 2014
LONDON, United-Kingdom, October 13, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Africa Energy Outlook (, a Special Report in the 2014 World Energy Outlook series. More than 620 million people in the region (two-thirds of the population) live without electricity, and nearly 730 million people rely on dangerous, inefficient forms of cooking.
Viettel in Mozambique Honored as Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in Africa and the Middle East
African Press Organization - APO - 10 Oct, 2014
PARIS, France, October 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Today at the Gala event of The 11th Annual International Business Awards held at the Westin Vendôme Hotel in Paris, France, Movitel ( subsidiary of Viettel Group in Mozambique is presented to be the Gold Winner of "Fastest Growing of the Year in Middle-East and Africa" Award.
Africa Market Roundup
Botswana 8,664.65 -11.96 -0.14% 12July
Cote dIvoire 239.09 -1.20 -0.50% 30Oct
Egypt 9,115.63 +163.38 +1.83% 30Oct
Ghana 2,249.27 +5.12 +0.23% 30Oct
Kenya 5,194.89 -38.53 -0.74% 31Oct
Malawi 14,127.41 +17.19 +0.12% 31Oct
Mauritius 6,917.73 -4.41 -0.06% 31Oct
Morocco 10,364.56 +104.29 +1.02% 30Oct
Nigeria 37,550.24 -429.75 -1.13% 31Oct
Rwanda 143.39 +0.20 +0.14% 02Oct
Tanzania 2,602.19 -30.74 -1.17% 28Oct
Tunisia 4,624.39 -39.32 -0.84% 07Mar
Uganda 1,845.00 -1.00 -0.05% 31Oct
Zambia 6,170.77 -12.17 -0.20% 31Oct
Zimbabwe 177.88 -0.14 -0.08% 31Oct
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Alcatel-Lucent and MTN Nigeria to boost connectivity in Africa's most populous nation with ultra-broadband 100G fiber-optic data network
Official Rejoinder: Guinness Record Fight: Nexim Bank Frustrates my Ambition, says Bash Ali
USAID and Western Union Announce Official Launch of the African Diaspora Marketplace III Business Plan Competition
DHL's Shop the World! survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-Commerce
Merck Forms a Scientific Partnership with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) as part of its Capacity Advancement Program in Africa
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Brazil 53,738.00 -44.00 -0.08% 27Sep
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Merck has shown consistent approach to their corporate social responsibility agenda in Africa and India since 2013
African Press Organization - APO - 21 Oct, 2014
NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Merck Capacity Advancement Program ( aims at expanding the professional capacity in the areas of research and development, clinical research, supply chain integrity and efficiency, pharmacovigilance, community awareness and medical education for medical and pharmacy undergraduates, physicians and pharmacists in rural areas.
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Bangladesh 15,960.23 +211.17 +1.34% 30Oct
Hong Kong 22,299.63 -165.19 -0.74% 28Mar
India 7,767.85 +83.65 +1.09% 22July
Indonesia 5,089.55 +30.70 +0.61% 31Oct
Malaysia 1,832.26 -6.43 -0.35% 07Mar
Mauritius 6,917.73 -4.41 -0.06% 31Oct
Nepal 930.21 -2.87 -0.31% 30Oct
Pakistan 30,376.53 +172.44 +0.57% 31Oct
Singapore 3,136.26 +7.09 +0.23% 07Mar
South Korea 4,218.26 -10.49 -0.25% 07Mar
Sri Lanka 7,326.81 +32.40 +0.44% 31Oct
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Alcatel-Lucent closes sale of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to China Huaxin
African Press Organization - APO - 29 Oct, 2014
PARIS, France, October 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) ( announced today that it has closed the sale of its subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center. Cash proceeds to Alcatel-Lucent are Eur 202 million.
Ten million childhood disabilities prevented in campaign to end polio " UNICEF
African Press Organization - APO - 23 Oct, 2014
GENEVA, Switzerland, October 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Every day, a thousand or so children have been protected from disability during a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio. The worldwide campaign has immunised millions of previously-unreached children across the globe, UNICEF said on the eve of World Polio Day.
Sweden contributes medical care efforts in the fight against Ebola in West Africa
African Press Organization - APO - 16 Oct, 2014
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, October 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Government has decided to contribute an additional SEK 100 million in humanitarian support to efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
IPU calls for urgent resource mobilization to tackle Ebola crisis
African Press Organization - APO - 15 Oct, 2014
GENEVA, Switzerland, October 15, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has today called on governments and international donors to urgently mobilize increased financial, medical, and logistical assistance to Ebola-affected areas in a resolution adopted today at the Organization's 131st Assembly in Geneva.
Good harvests and ample stockpiles continue to drive international food prices down / Biannual FAO Food Outlook report and new Food Price Index released
African Press Organization - APO - 09 Oct, 2014
ROME, Italy, October 9, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Food markets are more stable and prices for most agricultural commodities are sharply lower than they have been in recent years, according to the latest edition of FAO's biannual Food Outlook report and a new update to the Organization's monthly Food Price Index, both out today.
Sweden increases its efforts to stop Ebola epidemic in West Africa
African Press Organization - APO - 07 Oct, 2014
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, October 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Sweden today allocated an additional SEK 105 million in humanitarian support to efforts aimed at stopping the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Following a decision by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the funds will primarily be given to UN bodies (UNICEF, WHO and WFP) in their joint efforts to fight the epidemic. This means that Sweden's total contribution to fight the epidemic amounts to some SEK 145 million.
Europe Market Roundup
Cyprus 84.64 -0.22 -0.26% 31July
France 3,992.69 +6.08 +0.15% 31July
Greece 884.60 +17.70 +2.04% 31July
Israel 1,094.06 +0.90 +0.08% 31July
Italy 17,503.70 -56.17 -0.32% 31July
Norway 330.47 +0.38 +0.12% 27Feb
Spain 8,433.40 -23.10 -0.27% 31July
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Alcatel-Lucent closes sale of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to China Huaxin
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Bahrain 1,194.90 +2.67 +0.22% 31July
Egypt 9,115.63 +163.38 +1.83% 30Oct
Iraq 116.44 +0.60 +0.52% 31July
Israel 1,094.06 +0.90 +0.08% 31July
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Morocco 10,364.56 +104.29 +1.02% 30Oct
Oman 6,643.34 -29.24 -0.44% 31July
Palestine 473.16 -2.12 -0.45% 31July
Qatar 9,704.98 +37.62 +0.39% 31July
Saudi Arabia 7,915.11 +51.28 +0.65% 31July
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United Arab Emirates 2,588.53 +23.99 +0.94% 31July
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