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Africa: MTN Group releases 2015 Sustainability Report

MTN Group continues to make strides in achieving its sustainability vision of protecting and creating economic value for the company and its stakeholders, through responsible environmental and social core business practices. The Group has released its annual Sustainability Report for 2015, which details how MTN is delivering on the three sustainability focus areas of creating […]

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Namibia: Press Freedom upheld by Partnership with Germany

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of Unesco’s general conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration, is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. Namibia played a prominent part in defending press freedom: it was the anniversary of the Windhoek […]

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Africa: GSMA moves to Connect Women Globally

Without question, mobile has transformed our lives, altering the world’s social and economic landscape, boosting the global economy and supporting millions of jobs. Mobile is becoming increasingly entrenched in our everyday lives, fundamentally changing the way that we go shopping, make payments, listen to music, access social media, watch videos, do business and so much […]

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Zambia: Designer Goods donated by the UK

A haul of fake designer clothing and bedding worth thousands of pounds seized by Gwynedd trading standards officers has been donated to deprived communities in Zambia. The donation includes fake Adidas tracksuits, Converse shoes, Ralph Lauren shirts and Rayban sunglasses. The National Police Aid Convoy will distribute the goods, which have been collected over eight […]

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Africa: Movie Star presents Award to Humanitarians

George Clooney presented the inaugural Aurora prize, worth $1.1m (£760,000), to a Burundian humanitarian worker who saved thousands of orphans’ lives in the middle of a civil war. But the Oscar-winning actor, who has campaigned for an end to violence around the world, also addressed the global refugee crisis. The first recipient of the award was Marguerite Barankitse, who was […]