African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka and United Kingdom Special Envoy to the Sahel, Stephen O’Brien, held talks on the Sahel region during a lunch on 5 February 2014 in Tunis.
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NAMIBIA: Plans to relocate communal farmers affected by the construction of the Neckartal Dam are running behind schedule, according to Namibian newspaper
Neckartal is situated some 40 kilometres north west of Keetmanshoop near the Fish River in the Snyfontein area, and will take up about 5 000 hectares of communal land. Construction work on the dam has already started.
SWAZILAND – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved Swaziland’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for 2014-2018, which focuses on promoting economic growth and improving living conditions of the people.
SOUTH AFRICA – SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global communications solutions provider, announced the launch of its end to end solutions specifically suited for the mining industry.
AFRICA – The future of tourism in Africa holds great potential, but its expansion and development depends on better transport infrastructure – including airline connections, roads and railways – in addition to open borders, and improved marketing to niche sectors such as adventure and eco-travellers.
SOUTH-AFRICA – With almost 2,000MW of onshore wind South Africa is under the global spotlight as the industry’s most exciting market.
MALAWI: The case in which former Malawi Justice Minister Raphael Kasambara is accused of involvement in attempted murder of the former budget director Paul Mphwiyo failed to start on Wednesday after presiding Judge Justice Esmie Chombo opted out of the case.
SOUTH-AFRICA – Demand for electricity in South Africa has increased progressively over several years and the grid now faces supply and demand challenges. As a result, the Department of Energy has implemented a new Integrated Resource Plan to enhance generation capacity and promote energy efficiency.