July 1, 2022

VDMA: “Free trade can bring Africa and EU together”

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European machine technology can play an important role in helping African countries advance economically – especially in the fight against climate change. Chancellor Scholz’s trip to Senegal, Niger and South Africa should also be used to promote free trade between the EU and Africa. Frankfurt, 24/05/2022 – Many African countries are modernizing their economies at a […]

The Human Mania for Roadbuilding Is a Threat to the Great Apex Predator Species

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Tigers and leopards are among the 10 apex predators most threatened by the world’s roads. By Jeffrey Dunnink / Independent Media Institute Designed for speed and efficiency, roadways across the globe are effectively killing wildlife whose futures are intrinsically linked to the future of the planet: apex predators, those species including big cats like tigers […]

First Dakar 2026 initiatives underway

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03 May 2022 – The first Dakar 2026 initiatives were launched through the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP), with 60 future OVEP implementers taking part in a training course to help them develop their own educational programmes around the Olympic values. Since the start of spring, Senegal has been celebrating sport and its values with activities organised in the lead-up […]

EU−African trade gets new opportunities

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The Ukraine war will also lead to a reorganisation of supply chains in the mechanical and plant engineering sector, strengthening closer economic ties between Europe and Africa. VDMA, Europes’s most important Mechanical Engineering Industry Association has established training centres in Botswana, Nigeria and Kenya, where prospective skilled workers are trained on modern machinery and equipment […]

Fossil fuel extraction threatens Africa’s remaining elephants

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Destructive oil drilling, fracking and new roads are coming to a UNESCO World Heritage site, putting endangered elephants at even greater risk. By Tzeporah Berman and Ina-Maria Shikongo / Independent Media Institute The growingglobal outcry against the destruction caused by the oil and gas industry has pushed leaders to address their actions to fight the resulting climate […]

Market entry and vocational training in Africa

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Qualification is the key to economic development and social participation – many African countries have a lot of catching up to do, especially in vocational education and training. The VDMA Africa Initiative is focusing on new forms of development cooperation that drive local value creation and focus on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. […]

What you need to know about the Coronavirus right now

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From Newsmax Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: S.Africa says vaccines, prior infection help mildness of COVID cases: South Africa’s health minister said on Friday that the government believed that vaccines and high levels of prior COVID-19 infection were helping to keep disease milder in a wave driven by the […]

Freedom United: December 5, 2021 News Digest – E.U. complicit in Libya horrors

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Investigation points to E.U. complicity in deplorable treatment of migrants in Libya A chilling investigation exposes the brutal conditions inside Libya’s militia-run detention centers where people are subjected to torture and forced labor. The E.U.’s role in perpetuating these atrocities cannot be overlooked. Freedom United is urgently calling on the E.U. to stop funding the […]

Award−winning journalists discuss the challenges facing business media in Africa

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Business reporters around the world face similar challenges. Not enough support, not enough recognition for their chosen subject, and not enough time to research and write up their stories. Awards are one way to raise the profile of the vital work of the business media. Now in its 7th year, Continental Reinsurance’s Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards […]

Lamborghini Esports The Real Race 2021

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Lamborghini Esports Announces the Winners of Sim Racing Competition The Real Race 2021 The second annual Real Race competition concludes in an exciting final gathering: 3150 sim drivers took part in the competition Sant’Agata Bolognese, 29th November 2021 – Lamborghini Esports today announced the winners of The Real Race competition following a final which took place on the legendary […]