Archive for May 1st, 2010

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

The United States has no plans to have a military base in Africa, it has been revealed.

Addressing a press conference yesterday, US commander of the African Command, General William Ward said while there has been speculation that the US intends to set up a military base in Africa through Africom, this is not true. “Our planning activities can be conducted from anywhere, so we do not have any intentions of moving our headquarters to Africa, that is simply not the case and never has been,” said General Ward.

Africom headquarters is currently Stuttgart, Germany and Ward explained that they will remain there for [continue reading]

source: BOPA
30 April, 2010

MOCHUDI – Government departments and councils would soon have to account for how much they have purchased from local manufacturers.

Speaking in a kgotla meeting in Artesia on Tuesday, the Minister for Trade and Industry, Mrs Dorcas Makgato-Malesu said departments and councils would be required to explain why they had to buy from outside the country when local manufacturers are available.

This, she said, is meant to promote and empower local manufacturers.

She also urged local manufacturers and dealers to produce quality products that could lure customers to their businesses.

The minister also disclosed that the government is currently working on the modalities of regulating traditional brews.

She said the regulation is expected to include the [continue reading]

source: allAfrica (Washington, DC)
Charles W. Corey
29 April 2010

Just minutes after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton officially closed the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, the fourth annual U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference opened nearby on April 27.

Many of the 25 African entrepreneurs from 10 African countries who attended the entrepreneurship summit stayed on to attend the infrastructure conference sponsored by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).

At the opening reception, CCA President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Hayes told that infrastructure is Africa’s biggest need, and that entrepreneurs are “absolutely vital” to Africa’s economic development and growth. “I think the entrepreneurship summit was something that was badly needed in terms of the emphasis it puts on entrepreneurs — there is probably not another thing more needed in Africa.”

Mima S. Nedelcovych, managing director of [continue reading]