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South Africa not the gateway to Africa, warns research house 

By: Irma Venter     18th June 2019 South Africa is not, as is so often punted, the gateway to Africa, says Africa House director Duncan Bonnett – this is a mere “influence illusion”. The country is more a gateway to Southern African, and not even all of that. 

Airbus signs amended contract with launch customers for A400M airlifter

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th June 2019 The Airbus group announced in Amsterdam on Friday that it had signed an amendment to its contract with OCCAR (the French acronym for the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) for the A400M military airlift aircraft. The OCCAR member states are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the... 

Trans-European Transport Network – Orient/East-Med Corridor

By: Sheila Barradas     14th June 2019 The project involves the construction of a 153 km section of a new “Orient Express” high-speed railway. 

Alacer ups oxide guidance, sulphide plant hits commercial milestone

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 TSX- and ASX-listed Alacer Gold on Thursday increased its 2019 production guidance from the oxide plant at its Çöpler mine in Turkey, while also announcing that its sulphide plant had reached commercial production at the end of May. The oxide plant’s production guidance has been increased from a... 

Russia’s latest great game in Africa: energy

By: African News Agency      10th June 2019 Vladimir Putin has made no secret of his intention to return Russia to its previous glory as a world power by all means available to him, not least of which has been military aggression such as in Crimea. But on the African continent, where Russia has no colonial hangover like Europe or the... 

Mechem making strides in helping Turkey eliminate landmines

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th June 2019 Mechem, part of the Denel Group, says it has recorded notable results in Turkey with the clearance of landmines in a “dangerous” border area. Since the start of demining operations on the eastern border of Turkey in mid-2016, it has found and destroyed about 45 000 landmines and helped to make... 

Ariana has eye on new exploration opportunities

By: Mariaan Webb     5th June 2019 Gold miner Ariana Resources, which operates the Kiziltepe mine as part of the Red Rabbit joint venture in Turkey, has its eye on new mineral exploration opportunities, particularly in minerals needed to sustain growth in energy storage and electrification of the transport sector, its chairperson... 

Adjudicator says any security defence of US auto tariffs at WTO 'very difficult'

By: Reuters     28th May 2019 The US will find it "very difficult" to defend President's Donald Trump's proposed car tariff against any challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO), a veteran trade adjudicator who has ruled on a related case told Reuters. Trump said this month that some imported vehicles and parts pose a... 

Pharmaceutical Track and Trace

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2019 Pharmaceutical counterfeiting is putting millions of lives at risk each year, and governments around the world are taking action to address this growing problem. For many, the principal weapon in that fight is track and trace regulations centered on product serialization – assigning and affixing... 

Kaspersky Lab to open Rwanda office

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2019 Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. This strategic move will provide more room for development, as well as closer proximity to new partners in the region, allowing Kaspersky Lab to continue... 

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