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Ukheshe appoints African director and targets continent as cashless trend gains momentum

Micro-payment platform Ukheshe, has announced the appointment of Mark Dankworth as executive director of Ukheshe Africa. This comes at a time he need for a cashless society is a rising trend and strategic global imperative. Ukheshe Africa will not only look to increase its user base but will also be identifying new business-to-business opportunities for the platform across the continent. According to Global Findex, 1,7 billion adults remain unbanked. Sub-Saharan Africa, with approximately 350 million unbanked, accounts for 17 percent of the global total according to the same report. Dankworth says that since its…

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Tobacco Farming in Malawi Green Tech Health Advice Southern Africa 

Efforts of the Tobacco Industry in Southern Africa to Support Sustainability

The production and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products are firmly in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regulatory crosshairs and with good reason; however, this is not likely to prevent people from smoking. While the WHO is welcome to put forward arguments and provide evidence on the dangers of exposure to tobacco smoke and use of tobacco products, it remains an individual decision to smoke or not to smoke in a free world. Furthermore, we must concede that tobacco farming is an important industry in many parts of the world,…

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NIGERIA’S ENERGY FUTURE: CLIMATE CHANGE & PREPARATIONS FROM NOW

Nigeria Green EnergyClimate change for its mitigation objective is driving a new trend around the world for energy efficiency; this submits that new solutions are sought in direction of power generation and low carbon transport. Nigeria recently benefitted from UK’s Climate Fund for low carbon public transport and energy efficiency. The funds came about to propel Nigeria to further advance in this direction and possibly have Nigeria face a major objective: Power generation.

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Rwanda achieves high rank in actionaid’s scorecard

Further action needed to face food, climate crisis

 

October 19th, 2011 (Kigali-Rwanda) Rwanda ranks 3rd in its capacity and preparedness for the triple crisis confronting the world’s food system, according to research in 28 developing countries. The ActionAid report released today, On the Brink: Who’s best prepared for a climate and hunger crisis?, shows that Rwanda is one of the developing nations most prepared for confronting the three interlocking global challenges of climate change, resource scarcity and rising and volatile food prices. Other high achievers include Brazil, Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

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