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Nissan Altima to be introduced

 The new Nissan Altima enters the local market fresh from its global redesign, which includes a new and dramatic exterior design, more and improved luxury features and a significant mechanical upgrade of the steering and suspension system. The new Nissan Altima features boomerang-shaped headlights, new front and rear bumpers and sculpted fenders. It is fitted with 17” alloy wheels, which perfectly complement the model’s dynamic.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 7th November 2016

Solutions for improved dispensing in public health

 Solutions for improved dispensing in public health There have been numerous reports in the media about medicine stock-outs at public health facilities which have been framed as a crisis, and indeed, it has been a crisis. Therefore the department of health is rolling out innovative solutions to overcome the country's medicine and staff shortage crises and to improve service to frustrated patients who have to stand in long queues just to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 4th November 2016

Specialist training is the first step in fighting cancer in Africa

 Specialist training is the first step in fighting cancer in Africa Did you know that the number of practising oncologists barely hits double digits in most African nations? In fact, there are only 13 oncologists in Kenya (all based in Nairobi) for a population of 47m - that's one oncologist per 3,m people. It's even worse in Ethiopia, where a population of more than 100m is served by just four oncologists in Addis Ababa (you don't need me.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 4th November 2016

SA auto parts makers improve their capabilities

Remanufacturing is the rebuilding of old or used products, which are regarded as scrap, to the exact specifications and quality of the original, manufactured product. Worn out, missing or nonfunctioning components are replaced with new or remanufactured components to original-equipment-manufacturer specifications. For v arious reasons, including cost effectiveness and environmental sustainability,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 4th November 2016

creamer business has lifted production by 14%

 ZIMBABWE - Nestle Zimbabwe says an US$8 million investment in its creamer business has lifted production by 14%. The growth in output comes after the commissioning of the milk powders and Cremora plant in December last year by Industry and Commerce minister Mike Bimha. “We have invested US$8 million to upgrade our production capacity. We have increased output by 14% in the creamer business,” Nestle MD Ben Ndiaye said on.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 4th November 2016

The 'explosion of energy' happening in African design

 When people think of African design, they tend to think of either the Out of Africa colonial aesthetic – dark wood, animal skins and khaki and beige hues – or they think of the typical west African wax print. Neither does justice to Africa’s diverse design scene, says Thandi Mbali Renaldi, who in spring this year launched her online boutique of African interiors products, Kudu Home, in the UK.   Renaldi, a.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 3rd November 2016

Africa’s power suppliers can make electricity affordable, says World Bank

 Africa’s power suppliers can be profitable and still make electricity access affordable for consumers.   That’s according to the World Bank’s report, which looked at utilities’ financial statements and power tariffs in 39 African countries and spending data in 22 household surveys.   It suggests several ways of recovering the cost of supply and making electricity affordable.   That includes.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 3rd November 2016

Tanzania Looks to Sweeten Sugar Output

 The Tanzania Minister for Industry and Trade, Charles Mwijage (top) wants sugar producers to increase output from 100,000 metric tonnes to 300,000 mts annually to stabilize fluctuating prices writes DAMAS MAKANGALE.   Speaking at a news conference last week in Dar es Salaam during the announcement of major a industrial exhibition that is due in December, Mwijage asked sugar producers to increase production to meet increasing high.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 3rd November 2016

AAM intensifies efforts on auto sector development in Africa

 Following a visit to Nigeria to advocate for a robust automotive sector, the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers, that includes Ford Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp., General Motors, BMW AG and Volkswagen AG, the carmakers led other executives to Kenya to rise an auto-manufacturing attention.   While most the requests the association made to the government of Nigeria are yet to be attended to, the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 3rd November 2016

Ethiopia: Gold Project Nears Take-Off Phase

 Addis Ababa — The Ethiopia government has set up the Ethiopian Mines, Petroleum and Bio-Fuel Corporation, which will be the investing entity in the country's mineral, oil and gas industry.   KEFI Minerals plc, the gold exploration and development company with projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, has already had talks with the government in respect of various aspects involved.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 3rd November 2016

Rwanda: Rwf5 Billion Project to Promote Child, Maternal Health

 The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Rwanda has received a Rwf5 billion grant from Global Affairs Canada, through ADRA Canada and Christian Child Fund, to implement two new projects aimed at fighting maternal, newborn and child mortality and malnutrition in Nyabihu and Kayonza Districts.   The projects dubbed, "Embrace and Promise" were launched in conjunction with the Ministry of Health.   The.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 3rd November 2016

Healthcare will be the Industry to Propel More Women into Leadership

 Healthcare will be the Industry to Propel More Women into Leadership GE Healthcare partnered with the Nigerian government and USAID to train 1,300 midwives on portable ultrasound equipment – impacting two million expectant mothers and helping drive down maternal-infant mortality rates in the coming years. By John Flannery - President and CEO at GE Healthcare As the healthcare segment of a digital industrial company, GE Healthcare.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 3rd November 2016

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