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United States U.S.: Nextgov Goes in Depth - The 10 Best ‘Longreads’ of 2015
To wrap up the year, we thought we’d showcase the thoughtful, in-depth and, yes, long articles that tackle issues ranging from IT recruiting to improving government customer service.
Canada Canada: Manitoba's Planned Electoral Reform Could Lead to Lower Voting Age
The Manitoba government's plan to revamp the electoral system could lead to a younger voting age.
Oman (Sultanate of) Internet access in Oman gets easier in Arabic
For the first time in Oman, the Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA) has launched the first Arabic domain ".oman" to facilitate Arab users of the Internet. This initiative is a major step towards encouraging individuals and institutions to use the Arabic domain name as an address for their websites.
Canada Canada Ranked Ninth Least Corrupt Country in the World
Public-sector corruption is still a major problem around the world but more countries are improving than worsening. US and UK have reached their best rankings ever, while Canada ranked the 9th, an anti-corruption watchdog reported.
Namibia Namibia: Risk for Children goes Digital
Namibia will benefit from the global #WePROTECT Children Online campaign fund in the wake of global increases of cases of child sexual abuse and violence on the internet. Namibia’s United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) Representative, Micaela Marques de Sousa in interview with Namibian Sun and speaking on child sexual predation in Namibia, said young Namibians face a high risk of sexual violence and a considerable amount of sexual abuse online. The global action will identify and protect vic ...
South Africa South Africa: R15m Fuel Cell Feasibility Study Launched
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has launched a R15 million feasibility study that will identify particular components that can be manufactured for fuel cell units. The Isondo Precious Minerals (IPM) study was launched by the Minister on Tuesday. It is intended to accelerate mineral beneficiation and localisation of fuel cell manufacturing in South Africa. “…We are in a difficult time as producers and exporters of primary mineral resources as a result of the significant price fall of ...
Nigeria Nigeria: Samsung Nigeria Named Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at SERAS 2015
Samsung Nigeria was conferred the Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at the recently concluded (SERAS) Nigeria CSR Awards 2015. In addition, its Corporate Citizenship Manager, Abosede Modupe Alimi, was recognized as one of the top three CSR practitioners in the country. The awards, reputed to be the major force behind galvanising businesses across various sectors and industries in Nigeria to promote CSR and Sustainability in Nigeria, aims to acknowledge corporate entities who invest in society ...
South Africa South Africa: Rise – Barclays Officially Opens Hub to Catalyse Fintech Innovation in Africa
Last month, ex-Barclay’s CEO Antony Jenkins warned that banks face massive disruption within the very near future. Similar to how the popular ride-sharing app Uber is upsetting the balance within the transport industry, so too does the financial services sector face inevitable disruption. Technologies such as cryptocurrencies, blockchains and mobile are opening up cheaper, faster and more secure avenues for services. In order to stay ahead of the curve, Barclays has officially launched the Afri ...
South Africa South Africa: Parliamentary Office Set to Open in Malamulele
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi will officially open the Parliamentary Constituency Office in Malamulele - a move that will give local residents a chance to actively participate in parliamentary activities. Minister Muthambi, who is in Limpopo as part of the Back to School campaign, will be joined by traditional leaders when she opens the office today.
Uganda Uganda: Marie Stopes and Hive Colab to Launch the Reproductive Health App Challenge
Marie Stopes Uganda shall launch their Reproductive Health App Challenge at Hive Colab. The challenge launch will call for applications from reproductive health and technology experts and young people from around Uganda: innovators,developers, healthcare workers, academics, software developers, entrepreneurs, designers and partners who will, in February 2016 gather for a three dayhackathon to develop mobile app solutions, create mobile and web-based solutions, to address real healthcare chall ...
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