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As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer medicines in Africa. »


Chocolate Industry Drives Rainforest Disaster in Ivory Coast

The world's chocolate industry is driving deforestation on a devastating scale in West Africa, the Guardian has reported. »


Focus on Africa: The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

Focus on Africa: The Dark Continent Brings New Light for Sourcing

In recent years, the apparel and footwear industry has shifted its sourcing away from China to other emerging markets due to increased labor, transportation, tariffs, and other supply chain costs. Africa has emerged as a particularly attractive manufacturing option because of the preferential... »


China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That

China Says It Built a Railway in Africa Out of Altruism, But It's More Strategic Than That

Africa's past is the mildewed train station in central Addis Ababa, where locomotives sit gutted and rusted tracks vanish in the grass. The line was once the greatest in Africa; built by France in the 1910s, it ran more than 450 miles northeast to neighboring Djibouti, where the desert meets the... »


Smuggling Supply Chain: The Middlemen Who Trade ISIS Loot

Smuggling Supply Chain: The Middlemen Who Trade ISIS Loot

A stream of plundered antiquities flowing out of Syria and Iraq to Western art collectors is dependent on men like Muhammad hajj Al-Hassan. »


'Modest Gains' May Be New Normal for Dubai's Cooling Air Freight Market

Dubai's new freight hub is now handling about a third of the emirate's air freight, as both regional airports posted middling first half numbers, reflecting a regional downturn. »


Investors Should Keep Cautious Eye on Growth Opportunities in South Africa

Investors Should Keep Cautious Eye on Growth Opportunities in South Africa

Sometimes there's nowhere to go but up. But the climb back to economic health isn't necessarily easy, as South Africa, once the continent's top economy, is finding out. »


Tech Firms Risk Sourcing Tainted Minerals, Report Says

Tech Firms Risk Sourcing Tainted Minerals, Report Says

Human rights abuses are present in the mining of minerals widely used by technology firms, according to a new report. »


IBM to Train 25 Million Africans for Free to Build Workforce

IBM to Train 25 Million Africans for Free to Build Workforce

International Business Machines Corp. says it's ramping up its digital-skills training program to accommodate as many as 25 million Africans in the next five years, looking toward building a future workforce on the continent. »


RFID Saves Man-Hours, Boosts Safety At Middle East Construction Project

RFID Saves Man-Hours, Boosts Safety at Middle East Construction Project

Consolidated Contracting Co. (CCC), one of the largest construction and engineering companies in the Middle East, has built and tested an active radio frequency identification-based tool to automatically capture data regarding the comings and goings of thousands of workers at several gas-production... »


Google to Manufacture Smartphone in Africa

Google to Manufacture Smartphone in Africa

A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and other devices based on Google Inc.'s Android system. »


Africa Could Become Fertile Ground for New Energy Investment

Africa Could Become Fertile Ground for New Energy Investment

Africa wants to become fertile ground for new energy investment - investments that would help electrify parts of the continent and make it ripe for new businesses and new jobs, the African Development Bank says. »


Mideast Aluminum Producers Filling Gap After U.S. Plants Close

Middle East aluminum producers are boosting metal shipments to the U.S. to fill a supply gap left from plant closings. Since 1980, U.S. output has dropped from 4.6 million metric tons by 32 smelters to about 700,000 tons by five smelters this year, said Jorge Vazquez, managing director of Austin,... »


Report: Fuel Smuggling Caused Shipbreaking Blast

Report: Fuel Smuggling Caused Shipbreaking Blast

An official inquiry into the explosion on the scrapped FPSO Aces confirmed that the massive blast was caused by hundreds of thousands of gallons of petroleum products on board. The inquiry, as reported by local media, said that about 375,000 gallons of fuel and 425,000 gallons of lubricants were on... »


Blockchain Enabled Shareholder / Proxy Voting System at Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi

Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi  will be held on December 8 at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi is approaching fast and we are proud to introduce to you our next speakers, who are the best representatives of Blockchain industry. What do you know about the creation of eVoting system on the... »


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