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<strong>Africa can overcome HIV by 2030 if we prioritise most vulnerable groups, experts agree ahead of World AIDS Day 2022</strong>
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Africa can overcome HIV by 2030 if we prioritise most vulnerable groups, experts agree ahead of World AIDS Day 2022

This World AIDS Day, the international community is focusing on how to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030. Experts believe it can be done by overcoming barriers to HIV care and treatment by focusing on priority populations and supporting them through lifelong treatment. The focus must be on identifying the remaining “last mile” barriers and focusing on the unique needs of the vulnerable populations, including the most affected population of all, teenage girls.  “One of the first things we can do to overcome barriers to HIV care is to move away from the ‘tyranny of the aggregate’,” said Nkosi Tshabalala, co-host of a webinar (http://bit.ly/3V1RAsr) with top African HIV experts and BroadReach Health Development’s Acting District Director of Gert Sibande in Mpumalanga, South Afri...
<strong>Azule Energy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Adriano Mongini to Discuss Angolan Exploration at Angola Oil and Gas (AOG) 2022</strong>
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Azule Energy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Adriano Mongini to Discuss Angolan Exploration at Angola Oil and Gas (AOG) 2022

Adriano Mongini, CEO of Azule Energy - an Eni-bp joint-venture company established this year - will be attending and participating as a speaker at the 2022 edition of the Angola Oil & Gas (AOG) conference and exhibition {http://bit.ly/3UyBCpP}– Angola’s premier event for the hydrocarbon sector which will take place from November 29 – December 01 in Luanda. Representing Angola’s largest independent equity producer of oil and gas, the participation and presence of Mongini at AOG 2022 – Angola’s biggest gathering for energy policymakers, companies and investors – will be crucial for shaping serious discussions around the future of Angola’s energy sector. As the first CEO of Azule Energy, the participation of Mongini at AOG 2022 will enable the company to provide insight into Az...
Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate to Speak at Angola Oil & Gas 2022
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Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate to Speak at Angola Oil & Gas 2022

Signifying growing relations between the two countries, Director General of the Petroleum Directorate of Sierra Leone, Foday Mansaray, has been confirmed to speak at the Angola Oil & Gas (AOG) 2022 Conference & Exhibition taking place from November 29 to December 1 in Luanda. Seeking to exploit its hydrocarbon resources and forge partnerships with established African producers, Sierra Leone is also set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Angola’s National Agency of Oil, Gas and Biofuels on day one of the event regarding energy cooperation. For its part, Sierra Leone’s Petroleum Directorate operates under the mandate to unlock the full potential of its national hydrocarbon resources, regulating the exploration and production of affordable, reliable and cleaner energy ...
Canon expands production capabilities for the EOS C70 with firmware update
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Canon expands production capabilities for the EOS C70 with firmware update

Canon Europe today announces a firmware update for the EOS C70 in response to user feedback. The firmware – version 1.0.5.1 – offers strengthened capabilities for production workflows, alongside greater functionality for filmmakers using the EOS C70 – a versatile cinema camera that combines the powerful image quality of Canon’s Cinema EOS cameras with the outstanding RF mount found in the EOS R System. Streamlined multi-cam production workflows Meeting the growing demand for multi-cam production, the update includes support for Canon’s XC Protocol, allowing integration into multi-camera solutions with direct control via Canon’s RC-IP100 remote camera controller and Remote Camera Control Application. Users can seamlessly incorporate the EOS C70 into their set up, through the remote c...
Kenya Proposes Bill to Tax Crypto
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Kenya Proposes Bill to Tax Crypto

Nairobi, Kenya (Amani Nation/Unsplash) Lawmakers in Kenya are currently deciding whether or not to move ahead on a law that would allow for taxing crypto, Business Daily reported on Monday. The Capital Markets (Amendment) Bill, 2022 would allow for the taxation of crypto exchanges, digital wallets and transactions. Crypto investors in Kenya would have to pay capital gains tax to the Kenya Revenue Authority when they sell or use their crypto in a transaction. The bill would also require investors to inform the Capital Markets Authority – the government's financial regulator – on the details of their crypto ownership. According to a report from the United Nations, roughly 8.5% of the Kenyan population, or 4.25 million people in that country, own cryptocurrencies. That...
Vertiv Sees Energy Use, Efficiency Loom Large as Data Center Industry Turns to 2023
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Vertiv Sees Energy Use, Efficiency Loom Large as Data Center Industry Turns to 2023

Data centers will experience increased regulation and third-party oversight in 2023 as the world continues to grapple with the industry’s rising energy and water consumption against the backdrop of ongoing climate change. The intensified focus on the overall environmental and community impact of the data center is one of five industry trends for 2023 identified by the global data center experts at Vertiv (NYSE: VRT) (http://bit.ly/3ElZ8ix), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions. “The data center industry is growing rapidly as more and more applications require compute and storage, driving a corresponding rapid increase in energy and water use in data center facilities. The industry has understood that pursuing energy and water efficiency aggr...
Latest processing Finn-ovations set to revolutionise plastic lifecycle
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Latest processing Finn-ovations set to revolutionise plastic lifecycle

Finland is set to be one of the first countries to develop a fully circular plastics economy by 2030. Led by the country’s 2022 Plastic Reduction Roadmap, its ecosystem of plastic processing companies is set to revolutionise the global plastic waste problem through innovative R&D and technologies.  Finland’s commitment to enhancing circularity around the world has led it to support the World Circular Economy Forum 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda on December 6 to 8, 2022. Leading circular economy solutions will be presented to participating business leaders, policymakers, and experts from around the world. It will also be hosting one of the forum’s side events, Plastic Transformation in Ghana on December 13, 2022. The event focuses on plastic recycling challenges in Ghana and is for Finni...
MEEZA Deploys 4.9 MW Data Centre Capacity in Qatar in just 14 Months by Leveraging Vertiv Integrated Modular Solutions
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MEEZA Deploys 4.9 MW Data Centre Capacity in Qatar in just 14 Months by Leveraging Vertiv Integrated Modular Solutions

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today announced that it has supported MEEZA, an established end-to-end managed IT services & solutions provider that aims to transform the lives of Qatari people, to design, build and install its new data centres in Qatar.  Vertiv was selected as MEEZA’s vendor of choice due to the company’s expertise in providing end-to-end data center solutions that adhere to the highest industry guidelines. For the last 14 years, MEEZA, the largest data center service provider in Qatar, has provided a wide range of managed IT services and solutions, including cloud solutions and cybersecurity services. According to the DataReportal Digital 2021 report, there were 4.67 million mobile connections and...
African startups are weathering the funding storm with acquisitions
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African startups are weathering the funding storm with acquisitions

A new report from Africa’s foremost digital economy consultancy, TechCabal Insights has revealed that acquisitions have become more frequent in Africa’s tech ecosystem, showing signs of a maturing market. According to the report, 2021 saw 32 acquisition deals on the continent. At the end of Q3 2022, there were about 43 acquisition deals, signaling a consolidation trend. After two years of continuous growth in VC investment, funding announcements have hit a plateau. Startups have resorted to cutting costs to extend their runway, and acquisition deals have become necessary for survival, particularly with startups operating in the same market. The number of acquisitions between startups operating in the same market increased from 31% in Q2 to 52% in Q3 2022. The State of Tech...
Rewarding Informal Traders on Their Pathway to Formality
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Rewarding Informal Traders on Their Pathway to Formality

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are considered critical for driving economic development that will reduce unemployment and poverty across Africa. These enterprises, of which there are around 40 million in the region, account for 60 percent of Africa’s workforce and form an enormous part of many nations’ economies, generating over 50% of all wealth. However, these businesses, vital to uplifting living standards, are severely underfinanced. In Africa, the financing gap is thought to be around $330 billion annually. The key to bridging this is the microfinance sector, providing financial services to those who do not have access to traditional banking and credit services. 4G Capital offers a way to move faster and go deeper   In Kenya and Uganda, 4G Capital is dedic...
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