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T
he country which is blessed with great economic rewards, the
country which has astonishing prospects for investment is
ready to take the limelight.
Kudos to the Head of the State, Paul Kagame for persistently
working to make diplomacy, freedom, justice, equality, and peace in
Rwanda.
Enormous efforts from the government have enhanced the lives
and openings of people throughout the country. Infrastructure
developments have allowed businesses to jump up, particularly in
the capital city of Kigali.
For bestowing his life to the progress of his country and the
people living in the country, President Paul Kagame was recently
awarded with a ‘Special recognition award’ from the African
Development Bank (AfDB) for his focal part in leading Rwanda’s
economic growth and makeover.
It was a splendid time when the award was handed over to
President Kagame at the African Banker Awards 2014 ceremony at
the AfDB annual meeting which was held in Kigali.
The sole purpose of the annual event is to identify the
modifications, rapid transformation and growth of banking and
finance in Africa.
The awards also diagnose those who have been involved in
upholding brilliance and best carry out, along with the outstanding
accomplishments of individuals and companies that have changed
the perception of Africa’s latent in domestic and international
markets.
Speaking after handing over the award to Kagame, Omar Ben
Yedder, the Publisher of African Banker Magazine which organizes
the event, acknowledged President Kagame for his role in driving
Rwanda’s accomplishments as well as leading the economic growth
and revolution that the country has enumerated over the last 20
years.
President
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South Africa
& Seychelles
discuss
further
cooperation
BURKINA
FASO: LAND
OF HONEST
PEOPLE
PURITY AT
THE HEART
OF MALAWI
KagameAwarded
by AfDb I have a
surprise
package
for my fans
this year…
Rwandans have made me the kind
of leader that I am and given me
the strength that has added up to
taking our country forward. As
we celebrate, we must think about
doing more and sustaining what
we have achieved
Wassupafrica02
Kenya Hospitality Trade Show and Hotel
Summit East Africa declared a success
Rwanda through AfDB figures
New mobile application for
Reunion Island Tourism
In a new statistical report by the
African Development Bank (AfDB),
Rwanda’s recent work stands
out prominently. Presented by
the director of AfDB’s statistics
department, Charles Lufumpa,
the publication titled “Tracking
Africa’s Progress in Figures” looks
at past key trends that defined the
continent and those that shape its
future.
In general terms, the report
shows that African economies
have scored exceptional rates of
growth driven by strong domestic
demand, improved management of
economic affairs, a growing middle
class, and increased political
stability.
“With Africa’s population
expanding rapidly, from around 1
billion today to an estimated 2.5
billion by 2060, we will have a
young and increasingly urbanized
workforce, which presents an
opportunity to reap a demographic
dividend,” Lufumpa said in his
presentation.
“Seizing that opportunity will
depend on access to education and
skills,thequalityandscaleofpublic
investment in infrastructure, and
the associated private investment
in business and jobs,” he added.
However, the report warns
that the impressive performance of
certain countries is overshadowed
by other countries’ poor results.
“Madagascar, for example, has
significantly reduced its adult
mortality rate. Liberia, Rwanda,
Algeria, and Burkina Faso also
performed remarkably well.
However, Swaziland and Lesotho
registered a twofold increase in
their mortality rates between 1990
and 2011,” the report states.
The report further shows that
97 per cent of pregnant woman in
Rwanda receive antenatal services,
which is way above Africa’s
average of 74 per cent. The report
says that over 18 million African
women still do not give birth in a
health facility.
On average, the time required
for business start-up reduced on
the continent by nearly half in the
past seven years, Rwanda stood
out for making major reforms in
property registration programmes,
improving cross border trade and
strengthening investor protection.
Other countries that scored highly
in this category include Burkina
Faso, Burundi, Egypt and Mali.
Rwanda also falls in the
category of countries with
relatively high rates of poverty
reduction, along with Burkina Faso,
Ghana, Malawi, Mali and Uganda.
Those that suffered acute increase
in poverty levels over the past few
years include Chad, Ivory Coast,
Egypt, and Zimbabwe.
On gender development,
Rwanda has an unprecedented 64
per cent of the seats in the Chamber
of Deputies held by women, the
report says. Seychelles, Senegal,
and South Africa also stand out in
this category with more than 40
per cent female representation in
Parliament.
Countries where women
have less than 10 per cent of
parliamentary representation
are Egypt, Comoros, Swaziland,
Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Benin
and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Yusuf Rurangwa, the Director
General of the National Institute
of Statistics of Rwanda, welcomed
the report, saying that harmonised
statistics throughout Africa will
make development goals more
realistic.
“Countries must exploit
advancedresearchmodulesinorder
to cut cost of data storage. Private
businesses must also improve the
way they use national data to better
understand opportunities and risks
in investments,” Murangwa said.
Rwanda’s main challenge
according to the report lies in its
significant reliance on aid.
New Times
T
he second edition of the Kenya
Hospitality Trade Fair and
the parallel Hotel Summit
East Africa ended at the Kenyatta
International Convention Centre
in the heart of Nairobi. Exhibitors
expressed satisfaction with the
business contacts made, in spite
of the present challenges Kenya’s
tourism and hospitality sector
faces. Visitors to the exhibition in
particular appreciated the cooking
demonstration sessions with
Kenya’s first celebrity chef, Ali;
Chef Raphael; and chefs from the
Sarova Stanley Hotel, who thrilled
the crowd mobbing the cooking
stations with mouth-watering
dishes being prepared in the space
of an hour; cooking instructions,
of course, were provided and
demonstrated.
Other similar events across
the three days the trade show was
open, comprised of whiskey tasting
sessions, organized by Kenya
Breweries which is owned by East
African Breweries, which in turn
is a Diageo subsidiary, and tea and
coffee tasting sessions were also
available to exhibitors and visitors
courtesy of Kericho Gold and
Dorman’s Coffee. Domaine Kenya
made an impact with their wine-
tasting sessions, while PERAK, the
Pub and Restaurant Association of
Kenya, operated a “Bartenders &
Mixologists” pavilion which during
demonstrations was also packed to
capacity.
The Hotel Summit in a packed
program, showcased a number
of international speakers and
presenters discussing the entire
range of challenges investors
in the hospitality industry are
faced with, from planning over
feasibility studies, to financing
and staffing, and last but not least,
to implementing green operating
standards, leading to lively
discussions and interactions during
the coffee breaks.
Eturbo News
Reunion Island Tourism (IRT)
is offering a unique experience
of Reunion Island with its new
application that provides a
discovery of the destination - an
immersion into the heart of
Reunion Island through videos.
The distinctiveness and
innovation of this application is
that visitors are able to watch
a 360-degree video with the
capability to zoom anywhere in the
film. Thus, the application offers
many advantages while providing
an unforgettable experience of
Reunion Island thanks to the
immersion provided by this
technology sensation.
Reunion Island’s new app is
the logical consequence of the
applicationofvirtualtoursdesigned
for the promotion of meetings
with an interactive 360-degree
panorama of venues. The use of
video brings a feeling of immersion
even more intense than just photos
as the user is transported into the
scene.
Intended to both promote the
destination as well as a love for the
island, Reunion Island’s new app
is the result of prime technology
through innovation.
Already awarded to Travel
Gold 2012 for its implementation
of “visits” to virtual meeting venues,
the IRT was selected again this
year among the 5 finalists in this
category for its innovative Reunion
Island application of “Best Websites
and Applications in the Tourism
Sector.”
The IRT wishes to continue
its efforts in this area to remain
a "destination of most-used
communication geeks," said
Frederic Vanhoutte, President
of Eventiz and creator of Travel
Golden. The new website
technology is sure to also
attract more users with greater
experiences and interactions. 360
videos and 360 panoramas are also
available in web version.
Eturbo News
MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
Wassupafrica 03
New energy incentive for industrial park investors
Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk,
the Minister of Tourism of South
Africa, and Minister Alain St.Ange,
the Seychelles Minister responsible
for Tourism and Culture, met on
the sidelines of Indaba, the tourism
trade fair of Africa that is held
annually in Durban in South Africa.
Both ministers were
accompanied by a high-level
delegation from their respective
countries.
South Africa and Seychelles are
two countries that continue to enjoy
friendly ties, and Ministers Van
Schalkwyk and St.Ange used the
opportunity of the Indaba meeting to
review areas of cooperation between
South Africa and Seychelles, and
how the different joint actions
undertaken between them has fared.
The historic UNWTO (UN
World Tourism Organization) and
ICAO (International Civil Aviation
Organization) that will be bringing
together for the first time ministers of
tourism and ministers of transport,
was discussed as this meeting is
set to be held in Seychelles. The
UNWTO Commission for Africa
(CAF) meeting, also in Seychelles
in April 2015 at the same time
as the island's annual Carnaval
International de Victoria, was also
discussed. South Africa, through
KwaZulu Natal, was this year a
co-host of the carnival in Seychelles,
and the benefit of such a partnership
was also discussed.
Minister Van Schalkwyk and
Minister St.Ange both felt that the
continued cooperation between
South Africa and Seychelles needed
to be further developed. The two
Ministers signed a MOU a year
ago paving the way for increased
cooperation between South Africa
and Seychelles.
Eturbo News
Information received while in Kenya
shows a further rise in passenger
numbers for Entebbe International
Airport during 2013, with figures
for the first time rising above the
one million mark with 1,025,391
compared to 964,274 the previous
year. Domestic passenger numbers
nearly doubled, the first time in over
a decade that figures have risen
again after a constant decline in
local passengers. Here, the 2013
figure reached 21,448, up from just
13,464.
The figures were presented
to the 9th Joint Transport Sector
Review earlier in the week in
Kampala by Dr. Rama Makuza,
CEO of the Uganda Civil Aviation
Authority.
Also up were aircraft
movements overall from 22,370 to
23,091 indicating that the number
of flights has risen besides airlines
switching to larger aircraft to cater
to growing passenger numbers.
The capital Kampala, besides
access to the international airport in
Entebbe – a new four-lane highway
is being constructed to cut down
on traffic delays – can also use the
Mission Aviation Fellowship owned
Kajjansi airfield, located just 15
kilometers outside the city, which is
also the home base of the Kampala
Aero Club and Ndege Juu. It is from
there that the Aero Club operates
its domestic charter and scheduled
coach services, while Aerolink,
a sister company to Air Kenya,
operates their domestic flights and
charters from the main airport in
Entebbe.
By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H.
Thome, ETN Africa Correspondent
South Africa
& Seychelles
discuss further
cooperation
Uganda breaks
record
I
ndustrialists are being
encouraged to move to the
area. Industrialists are set to
benefit following a decision by the
national energy utility to waive
electricity connection fees for
those seeking to set up industrial
plants in the new industrial park
located in Gasabo District.
The decision was announced
by the Energy Water and
Sanitation Authority (EWSA).
Aimee Uwanyiligira, the head of
electricity commercial unit at
EWSA, said the waiver aims at
attracting more investments, thus
spurring economic development.
“We were being charged
between Rwf4m - Rwf5m for
installing a 500KV transformer but
this has been revised to no cost,”
she noted.
She added that the decision
also aims at encouraging
industrialists to move to the free
economic zone. Uwanyiligira
added that even charges for those
intending to establish industries
outside the free economic zone
had been slashed.
“For instance, establishing a
5.3km medium voltage line from
the national grid before was
costing about Rwf212 million, but
now it’s just a flat fee of Rwf20
million,” she said.
Ntare Karitanyi, the Director
General, of EWSA said the move
will help boost employment since
more industrial establishments
will be attracted to invest in the
area.
“It will also present
industrialists with an opportunity
for expansion,” she said
Claudine Mukeshimana, the
Executive Director of Rwanda
Association of Manufacturers,
welcomed the move saying
it would help reduce costs of
production for industrialists.
She, however, called upon the
Government to reduce power
tariffs as they greatly reduce the
turnover of industrialists.
“The power utility urges us
to carry out our operations in
the night, as this comes with low
electricity charges, but it has
proven impractical, since you
have to supervise workers till
late in the night which is costly,”
Mukeshimana said.
She also called upon EWSA
to work towards reducing power
blackouts, saying they cause
enormous losses in stalled work.
“Our members have also
complained of occasional faulty
power connectivity, which usually
FROM PAGE 01
According to Yedder “President
Paul Kagame has set a powerful
benchmark of excellence for future
generations of leaders to follow.”
In an enlightening speech,
President Kagame attributed the
award to Rwandans who have
sacrificed in many ways to put
Rwanda where it is today.
“Rwandans have made me the
kind of leader that I am and given
me the strength that has added up
to taking our country forward. As
we celebrate, we must think about
doing more and sustaining what
we have achieved,” Kagame said.
The Head of State alleged
transport and agriculture.
“Substantial projects are now
being structured and financed by
African banks in collaboration
with international partners,” he
said.
Bank of Kigali was during the
ceremony rewarded as the Best
Bank in East Africa. Women took
the day as most awards, counting
the coveted Banker of the Year,
went to women.
The Banker of the Year was
given to Vivienne Yeda, Director
General of the East African
Development Bank, while the
destroys property worth millions,”
she said.
Alex Ruzibukira, the Director
General of Industry, Small and
Medium Enterprises at the
Ministry of Trade and Industry,
noted that the move is an incentive
for industrialists to shift to the
special economic zone before the
2016 deadline.
“Nine out of 14 factories have
moved from Gikondo wetland to
the new economic zone in Kigali,
we hope we this development will
encourage the remaining firms to
move,” Ruzibukira said.
“Basic infrastructure, including
water, sewage, fibre optic cable
and road network are already
in place at the Special Economic
Zone in Kigali, so subsidising
electricity connectivity is a huge
complement,” he added.
Ruzibukira also disclosed that
the construction of eight more
industrial parks is underway
country wide.
New Times
that Rwanda will go forward to
work with AfDB in pursuit of
determinations that will make
Africans prosper.
According to African Banker
Magazine, over the years, the
quantity and quality of entries has
been increasing which attests to
the readiness of African banks and
financial institutions to showcase
to the world the good work they
have been doing.
Ben Yedder perceived that
the entrances they have received
this year show transformational
transactions in critical
development areas such as power,
lifetime achievement award went
to Elizabeth Oleko, the chairperson
of the Kenya Women Finance
Trust. The other woman who was
awarded was Linah Mohohlo, of
Botswana, who appeared as best
Central Bank Governor of the Year.
The colorful ceremony
witnessed a number of financial
institutions receive awards. The
list of big winners included GT
Bank from Nigeria which was
crowned the African Bank of the
Year and Bank of Kigali (BK) which
emerged as the Best Bank in East
Africa.
mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
ATTRACTIVENESS OF
THE ECONOMY
T
he attractiveness of the
“Country of the upright
people” is the result of
its specific historical position
at the crossroads between
the north and the south of the
sudano-sahelian world, between
sedentary populations of the
savannahs and the nomadic
populations of the sahel,
between the farmers’ and the
pastoralists’ traditions.
Foreign investors who
wish to settle or establish their
business in Burkina Faso can be
assured to be in the right country,
rich of its diversity and religious
tolerance and with people living
in a tradition of jokes among
themselves.
With its 16 million
inhabitants, the population
of Burkina Faso represents
a clear comparative
advantage: advantage linked
to the population as a critical
consumption mass and a pool
for manpower; advantage linked
to the youth of the population
because of the dynamism
potential of this factor.
Open to the countries of the
sub region with which it shares
six borders, Burkina Faso has
got a strong regional identity
strengthened by seasonal
mobility of the Burkinabe, the
establishment and integration of
important foreign communities,
its membership in all the
regional organizations for
regional cooperation, and the
political choice of the authorities
to promote integration.
Burkina has been able to
take advantage of its position as
West African hub by developing
performing logistic functions in
the areas of road infrastructures,
telecommunications and service.
Burkina Faso, The Land of Honest People is a French speaking, West African country,
formerly known as Upper Volta. It is a landlocked country which borders Ghana,
Mali, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin and Niger. The country is known to have heavy
deposits of minerals such as manganese and gold and also resources of copper, iron
ore, cassiterite (tin ore) and phosphates. Burkina Faso has a stable government,
decent infrastructure and an economy which is favourable to foreign trade.
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BURKINA FASO
Investment Opportunities:
»	Strengthening of irrigation
infrastructure;
»	Economic valorization of yields
and reinforcement of services
related to the mobilization of
water resources;
»	The production of seeds,
fertilizers, bio-fertilizers and
other agricultural inputs;
»	The services and support of
agricultural mechanization
tools;
»	The production and processing
of seedlings;
»	The production and processing
of fruits;
»	Services related to the
certification of the quality of
goods;
»	Increasing the offer of high-
level training in agriculture;
»	All products and services
related to the conservation
and presentation of the final
commercial products (packaging,
preservatives).
Mining
Gold is everywhere on the entire
national territory beside many
other minerals, including zinc,
manganese, copper, iron.
Investment opportunities:
»	In addition to the mines under
exploitation or construction,
there are minerals in many
other untapped sites containing
manganese, zinc, copper,
limestone, phosphate, bauxite
etc.
»	They are exploited by the
private sector due to the
liberalization of this sector.
Energy
Energy Profile and Market:
»	Partial withdrawal of the state
in favor of private investors;
»	Total liberalization with
the possibility for private
investment in the production
and distribution of electric
power;
»	The adoption of legislation
allowing the private to
realize energy production
infrastructure through PPP
formulas;
»	The possibility of direct
exploitation by the private
sector in the context of rural
electrification.
Investment Opportunities:
Private investors are expected in
the production of electricity by any
formula in the context of Public-
Private Partnership (PPP):
»	Construction and operation of
solar power plants of medium
and large production capacity;
»	The construction and operation
of thermal power plants;
»	Installation of production or
assembly units of PV modules.
The construction of large
production capacity solar
power plants;
»	The construction of thermal
power plants;
»	The creation of the assembly of
PV modules units;
»	Completion of the Noumbiel
hydroelectric dam;
»	Pre-electrification of villages by
solar photovoltaic systems;
»	Completion of the hydroelectric
dam Samandéni for a power
of 60 megawatts (MW) for a
production of 7 giga watt hours
(GWH) and at an estimated cost
of 200 billion CFA francs.
A PICTURE OF BURKINA
FASO’S PRODUCTIVE
SECTORS
Agriculture
Agriculture takes on a key
position in the economy of
Burkina Faso. Between 1994
and 2009, structural reforms,
sound macroeconomic policies,
and steady investment enabled
Burkina Faso to sustain significant
growth rates and maintain relative
macro-economic stability. In 2010
the Government adopted a five-
year Strategy for Accelerated
Growth and Sustainable
Development (SCADD) centered
on anticipating areas and value
chains for the acceleration
of growth and job creation
through private investments and
diversified high value production.
L A N D O F H O N E S T P E O P L E
TEN (10) GOOD
REASONS TO INVEST
IN BURKINA FASO:
1. A political and institutional
stability based on an ongoing quest
for social dialogue and political
consensus;
2. A stable and sustainable healthy
macroeconomic context;
3. A firm choice for a free-market
economy opened to foreign
investments;
4. A favourable, innovative and
especially attractive legal and
regulatory framework, with a firm
policy relating to the protection,
the security and the promotion of
investments;
5. An area of monetary stability,
with a common currency within
WAEMU, freely convertible with a
fixed parity in relation to the Euro;
6. A young, dynamic, enterprising
population, as well as an abundant
and hard-working workforce;
7. A central geographical location
in the heart of West Africa,
ECOWAS and WAEMU states.
A common border with six States
of ECOWAS and five States of
WAEMU. Such a position enables
the country to have access to a
potential market of 101 million
inhabitants from WAEMU States
and over 308 million inhabitants in
ECOWAS States;
8. A key legal and judicial
environment, a harmonized
business law that is continuously
improved within the framework
of the Organization for the
Harmonization of Business Law in
Africa (OHADA);
9. A good international road
network, with a performing
international transit system which
enables Burkina Faso to be a hub
for WAEMU and ECOWAS states;
10. Significant economic potential
which is not yet sufficiently used
in the areas of agriculture, mining,
industries, tourism and services.
MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
U
ganda’s quasi-national
airline, Air Uganda, is the
latest airline to join AFRAA,
the African Airline Association,
according to information received
from the company’s CEO, Cornwell
Muleya.Alreadyactiveasakeynote
speaker at the recently-held 3rd
Convention for Aviation Suppliers
and Stakeholders in Nairobi, the
membership of U7 in Africa’s
premier aviation body has opened
the door for the Ugandan carrier
to join such winning initiatives as
the joint fuel purchasing program
and will be able to participate
in the next big scheme, the joint
ground-handling initiative. During
the Nairobi meeting, AFRAA
mentioned over US$30 million
in savings for fuel purchases that
BusinessBuzz 05
Air Uganda joins African Airline
Association – IATA next
Vodafone excites new subscribers with ‘Welcome Offer’
AfDB – A key contributor in Rwanda’s development
participating member airlines
made last year, a very significant
amount of money considering the
volatile nature of the prices of Jet
A1 aviation fuel.
Said Cornwell Muleya in his
communication: “Air Uganda
became a full member of AFRAA
in May 2014. This is part of our
broad strategy to participate fully
in the industry associations as we
continue to grow the company and
business.
The membership gives us
access to the full range of benefits
including the joint fuel purchase
scheme, the lower training
costs organized by AFRAA and
IATA, joint ground handling,
coordinated lobbying for aviation
policy changes etc.” Cornwell went
on to confirm that Air Uganda had
already placed an application
for full IATA membership and
admission to the world airline
body is expected to be confirmed
in due course.
Air Uganda will also be
present at the upcoming Routes
Africa meeting in Victoria Falls,
Zimbabwe in June this year where
Cornwell has been listed as one of
the speakers of the event.
The airline, which took to the
skies in late 2008, is presently fully
owned by the Aga Khan Fund for
Economic Development, in short
AKFED but talks are progressing
with the Ugandan government,
following an agreement between
His Highness the Aga Khan
and Ugandan President Yoweri
Museveni to have the Government
of Uganda acquire a strategic
share in the airline, then making
it formally the flag carrier of The
Pearl of Africa.
IOSA certified Air Uganda
operatesafleetof3CRJ200jetsand
servesthewiderregionwithflights
from Entebbe to Nairobi, Juba,
Bujumbura, Kigali (in codeshare
with RwandAir), Kilimanjaro, Dar
es Salaam, Nairobi and Mombasa
and notably Mogadishu. It is
understood that a fleet renewal
exercise is being planned to
acquire newer and larger jets, so
don’t miss those news and watch
this space for breaking and regular
news updates from the Eastern
African aviation scene.
Eturbo news
As part of efforts to give customers
value for money, Vodafone Ghana
is offering all its new subscribers
100 per cent bonus on all top-up
and the opportunity to recover
what they spent during the week
for calls, internet browsing and
text messages on Weekends.
Termed the 'Welcome offer',
Vodafone SIM' will now be sold at
GHC 2.00 and each SIM has been
provisioned with 50p airtime for
calls and text messages. The offer
which lasts for 90 days begins
immediately the SIM is activated
and the 100 per cent bonus after
Committing to Rwanda’s endeavor for
improving skills, entrepreneurship and
employment, the African Development
Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan
worth US $76 million (Approximately
51.68 Billion) to the country.
Confirming to a statement from the
African Development Bank, the loan
will fund a program to support the
development skills, employability
and entrepreneurship (SEEP II) in the
country which will cover three financial
years; 2013 /14, 2014/13 and 2015
/16 respectively.
Commenting on it, Isaac Lobe
Ndoumbe, Bank's head of operations
office articulated that the basis
for the approval of the loan was
Rwanda being a model in terms of
competitiveness. He added, The
support of the ADB directly contributes
prices', she emphasized.
New subscribers can also sign
up for the existing daily, weekly
and monthly bundles and get
double value. The 'Browser daily'
comes with 30MB at the cost of
GHC 1.00 while the 'Streamer
weekly' has 200MB for GHC
3.00. 'Browser mini' and 'Lite'
comes with 400 and 800MB and
sell for GHC 5.00 and GHC 10.00
respectively. Subscribers can also
opt for 'Streamer Lite' at 750MB
for GHC 15.00.
Modern Ghana
every recharge can be used for
Vodafone to Vodafone calls, text
messages and internet browsing.
Chief Marketing officer for
Vodafone Ghana, Uche Ofodile
explained new subscribers do not
need to register for the service as
it works automatically when the
SIM is activated.
'From our insights we
know our customers want a
reliable service that keeps them
confidently connected and offer
them a variety of ways to stay in
touch with the people who matter
to them at highly affordable
to the competitiveness of Rwanda,
inclusive growth and poverty reduction.
Rwanda has made significant
progress in the development of skills
and labor, which today are more
responsive to the demands of the
labor market, while promoting job
creation for young people. These
advances, through which the private
sector is now more involved in
the education and technical and
vocational training, facilitate access
to counseling services for businesses
- particularly for micro, small and
medium enterprises (MSMEs) - while
improving entrepreneurial skills via
incubators established.”
At present, the main priority and
challenge for the country is to enhance
labor productivity, to create decent
jobs and diminish underemployment
that is estimated at about 58 percent
(63 percent for youths). Rugwabiza
Minega Leonard, chief economist
at the Ministry of Finance and
Economic Planning stated that the
loan will elevate the country's efforts
to execute medium-term strategy for
EDPRII. Further, he conveyed, The
Government of Rwanda appreciates
this support. It is timely and will
strengthen its efforts to implement
medium-term strategy for economic
development and poverty reduction -
the EDPRS 2.”
The programme will prove
profitable mainly for the young women
and men. Presently, 40 percent of
registered entrepreneurs are women
who signify 52 percent of the country's
population. Rugwabiza praised the
bank's mounting partnership with the
government of Rwanda especially in
backing its development journey. He
expressed, This program shows,
once again, the close ties between the
Bank and Rwanda. Over the past 40
years, the commitment of the Bank to
the Republic of Rwanda totals to more
than 1.7 billion U.S. dollars.
mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
A
frica has long been deliberated a sleeping giant
with various and abundant natural resources
and a large population. Recent drifts in Africa
in expertise and state-of-the-art technology are
making a boom on the continent. Africa has been
undergoing world leading rates of growth.
Africa is switching for the better. In the past
decade, Africa’s growth rates have silently been
coming on those of Asia. There is no doubt to accept
that technology is the touchstone of growth and
expansion.
Now, as mobile technology disseminates
across Africa, groundbreaking techniques of using
technology are renovating virtually every sector of
life. In my opinion, it is now recognized that, Africa is
a continent encompassed of diverse countries, each of
which is emerging at a different rate.
No doubt, Africa has went through an
unbelievable boom in mobile phone use over the past
decade. In 1998, there were fewer than four million
mobiles on the continent. Today, there are more than
500 million.
“Africa is better positioned to adopt the next
generation of technology
than anybody else because
it’s not tied by a legacy
system...the cost of moving
forward is much cheaper,”
says James Mwangi, CEO of
Kenya’s Equity Bank, whose
bank became the first in the
world to offer a completely
mobile bank account.
It is interesting to note
that only 10% of Africans
have access to the internet,
the lowermost percentage
in the world. Yet, 50%
of Africans have mobile
phones and their insight
is increasing swiftly. This
signifies that mobile
technology is the biggest podium in Africa, and can
approach a wide range of income groups.
I have observed the marvelous gains
telecommunication has carried to Africa, exclusively
through wireless expertise, which has translated the
businesses into mobile and global enterprises. In
1995 there were a projected 600,000 mobile phone
subscriptions in Africa. A decade later this number
rose to 87 million and in 2012 it was estimated that
there were 735 million mobile subscriptions on the
continent. This makes Africa currently the fastest
growing and second-largest market for mobile
FRANKLY SPEAKING06
Africa Calling
In 10 short years, what
was once an object of luxury
and privilege, the mobile
phone, has become a basic
necessity in Africa
Mr. Edward George
Head of Soft Commodities Research at
pan-African Banking Group Ecobank
H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame
President of Rwanda
By kirit sobti,
editor, iat
editor@indoafricatimes.com
With Start MINT users are able to
get fast access to the services and
applications that they use most on the
devices as well as special offers that are
tailored just for MINT users.
Start is a next-generation, intelligent
Android interface that provides a
personalized experience to users. With
Start, users get fast access to numerous
apps and a quick view into a variety of
information sources, including social
networks, music services and news
feeds.
Start eliminates the need to
browse through screens, menus and
folders and offers quick navigation,
directly from the start screen. Start
utilizes a powerful intelligent back-end
recommendation engine that combines
big data technologies and collaborative
filtering techniques to provide context
sensitive personalized suggestions
based on the user’s behavior.
With Start, CZ Electronics provides a
seamless customer experience, offering
tailored offers that users can obtain
from their mobile phone. Users will also
be able to customize and personalize
their Android devices with themes,
wallpapers, applications and relevant
news feeds. Celltick provides electronic
manufacturers, like CZ Electronics, with
a powerful differentiation tool to have a
competitive advantage as well as have
an effective channel to maintain brand
loyalty.
“CZ Electronics focuses on
introducing new technologies and
innovations in its products. Our
partnership with Celltick allows us to
offer our customers the freedom to
personalize their device and deliver an
unprecedented customer experience”
said Jan Schwartz, CZ Electronics.
“Start assists us in creating competitive
advantages and we are confident that
this collaboration will contribute
greatly to achieving our business goals”.
“We are excited to partner with
CZ Electronics to assist them in their
mission to provide leading edge
technologies to mobile users in Africa”
said Ronen Daniel, CEO of Celltick.
“With rapid penetration of smartphones
in Africa, users are looking for unique
experiences that enable them to use
their device better. We are proud
to partner with companies such as
CZ Electronics to differentiate their
customer’s experience. This partnership
marks a great step in our contentious
expansion in Africa and we are looking
forward to continue expanding our
presence all across Africa”.
Africa Science News
Celltick’s, South
Africa’s CZ announce
new partnership
People often don’t have a
credit history in Africa. If you
have three months of top up
on a phone, that’s a credit
history. Mobile is going to
completely transform banking
in Africa.
I must spotlight
the motive why
mobile penetration
is bringing
about foremost
modifications for
Africa is for the
reason it does not
necessitate the
identical level of
infrastructure as
previous forms of
technology
phones in the world.
In August 2012, the region’s top selling handsets
included the Nokia Xpress Music 5130 and Samsung’s
E250 handset. Both are 2G devices, which support
GPRS and EDGE data connectivity. Such feature
phones have shaped the bulk of handset sales
since 2011; Nokia’s Asha range is one sample of
this “smarterphone” range, as the firm calls it. These
handsets come in QWERTY or touchscreen form
factors and the main stream are restricted to GPRS
and EDGE, although the 300 series also supports 3G
network connectivity.
According to a partnership study done by mobile
phone firm Ericsson and Columbia University’s The
Earth Institute, raising mobile phone penetration by
just 10 percent augmented Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) by around 1.2 percent in Ghana, Nigeria,
Kenya and Tanzania. As mobile penetration endures
to nurture in these and other African nations, the
leading upsurges in connectivity and the accessibility
of data will deliver formerly extraordinary occasions
for development and invention all over the
technology sector and the continent’s key economy.
I must spotlight the motive why mobile
penetration is bringing about foremost modifications
for Africa is for the reason it does not necessitate the
identical level of infrastructure as previous forms of
technology. By eradicating the requisite for luxurious
infrastructure investments,
mobile technology is opening
up the continent in ways never
thought to be antecedently
thinkable.
It is by this time becoming
an indispensable instrument
for small businessmen all
around the continent. For
example, mobile banking is
catering critical amenities to
businesses positioned in areas
deprived of the infrastructure
for brick-and-mortar banks.
According to IBM assessments,
by 2015, total African
mobile money transfers are
predictable to surpass US$200
billion, which is estimated to
account for around 18% of the continent’s GDP. And
this number does not comprise the fringe assistances
to efficiency that mobile banking earns, such as
eliminated time wasted through extreme travel and
queuing. Google, for its part, strategies to sell 200
million of its Android phones in Africa and it is likely
that by 2016 there will be a billion mobile phones on
the continent.
Not only this, by linking remote areas, mobile
phones permit farmers to retain a record of price
variations in crops and fundamentals, allowing them
to get the finest transaction when buying or selling. It
also permits them to access more buyers and sellers,
stopping a local monopoly from developing.
As estimated by World Bank, the African economy
has been growing at a rate of about 5 per cent a year
for the past decade and, it is foretold to cultivate
more swiftly than that of any other continent over
the next five years. The thriving and prosperous
information and communications technology sector,
and predominantly the speedy progress of mobile
communications, is accredited with having driven
much of this extraordinary economic enlargement.
There is qualm that mobile phones have
transformed the African continent in diverse fields
like Banking, Activism, Education, Entertainment,
Disaster Management, Agriculture and Health.
In the period of 10 years, mobile
phones have altered African
nations more expressively than
any development from the time
after their liberation from colonial
powers. Half of Africa's one billion
population has a mobile phone –
and not just for talking. The power
of telephony is building a new
enterprise culture, from banking to
agriculture to healthcare.
MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
TRAVELtourism 07
T
he country shares a border with
Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique
and is one of Africa’s smallest nations.
It is the combination of gorgeous landscapes,
captivating wildlife, the fascinating Lake
Malawi, and rich culture that pool to make this
small country such a delightful place to visit.
Welcoming People
The Malawian people are, without doubt,
its extreme asset: friendly and hospitable.
Every visitor is met with a smile and the
warmth of the welcome is honest and long-
lasting. Alongside a number of places of
specific cultural and historical interest, and
all travel will include some part of cultural
understanding as communication with local
people is very much part of any stay.
Lake
The ornament in the crown of the
country’s tourist charm is Lake Malawi. Even
though totally landlocked, Malawi is not
deprived of its “inland sea”. This massive body
of freshwater fringed by beaches of golden
sand is not only a picturesque paradise but
it provides water sport chances for those
looking for something beyond sun, sand and
swimming.
Scenic Beauty
Malawi has a substantial diversity of
striking landscapes. The highest peaks in
Malawi touch 10,000ft (3 000m) while the
lowest point is barely above sea level. This
range of altitudes in a small area help to make
the scenery of Malawi one of the most diverse
in all Africa. It is usually a green, lush country,
with tables, plateaus, forests, mountains,
plains, escarpments and melodramatic
river valleys. The range of scenery is a
chief attraction to visitors and many of the
highland areas and forest reserves have good
accommodation options, and profusely of
outdoor activities available.
Amazing Wildlife
One can see baboons, antelope, and
hyrax, as well as almighty birdlife, and the
lake offers countless prospects for sporting
activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba-
diving. The lake contains a number of small
islands, all located in “Areas of Outstanding
Natural Beauty,” and although preserved in
their natural state, some of them have been
developed for eco-tourism.
Utopia of Flowers
Malawi’s largest park, Nyika National
Park, has got to be one of the most prominent
destinations in Africa. It is a utopia of flowers,
counting ground orchids, proteas, irises, and
is home to vast herds of eland, the largest of
the antelope. Horseback safaris are offered
PURITY AT THE HEART OF
MALAWI
in the country, and there is no adventure like
that of riding through a herd of zebra or roan
antelope. The eastern edge of the plateau
forms the wall of the Great Rift Valley where
visitors may hire a mountain bike or hike all
the way down to Livingstone, which is the
best way to escalate Nyika’s scale without
overlooking its delicate detail.
Gentle Walks
Visitors can drive around the entire foot of
the mountain in a day or experience it more
intimately by climbing and camping on the
slopes, taking comparatively gentle walks or
attempting some more demanding climbs.
Camping equipment and the services of a
guide can be hired.
Malawi is known as “The Heart of Africa” thanks to its attractiveness and
diversity of lifestyles, cultures and sceneries. Here visitors will find the African
Great Lake of Lake Malawi in the Great Rift Valley system. It is Malawi’s
range of magnetisms that is its utmost strength. Whilst Lake Malawi rules the
country, this is not a country of a singular charm.
mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
TALKINGTECHNOLOGY08
T
ata Africa Holdings South
Africa is a part of the Tata
Africa Holdings Limited
(Tata Africa) group companies
engaged in the distribution and
trading of goods and services with
operations in Southern Africa.
Operated out of Johannesburg,
the company also serves as
Tata Africa’s head-office and
employs over thirty employees in
corporate services and provides
support to the companies on the
continent. Tata Africa Holdings SA
is constantly identifying business
opportunities that promote local
economic growth. The company
has interests in sectors such as
steel, mining, hospitality and
engineering. Tata Africa Holdings
SA also represents various Tata
group companies and facilitates
their entry into South Africa based
on opportunities available for the
development of the local economy.
Tata Africa Holdings Limited is a
multi-businesssubsidiaryofglobal
trading and distribution company
Tata International Limited
(www.tatainternational.com) and
has a strong presence in over 14
African countries. Tata Africa has
evolved as a leading distributor of
Tata Motors vehicles and boasts
an extensive reach of showrooms
and workshops. Recently, Tata
Africa has added to its portfolio
the distribution of Jaguar Land
Rover range in select countries in
Africa. Over the years, Tata Africa
has entered into joint ventures
and partnerships with several
African companies to help develop
local resources and talent.
In addition, the company has
also created vast expertise in the
provisions of costumer solutions
in the areas of pharmaceuticals,
medical equipment, engineering
and IT, industrial chemicals, and
agriculture. Today, Tata is a brand
that's synonymous with quality
products and ethical business
operations in Africa.
Supporting the Community
In keeping with the Group’s rich
tradition of giving back, Tata
companies operating in Africa
are actively involved in initiatives
that promote the social and
economic development of African
communities.
TataAfricahas,forthelast10years,
been engaged in a postgraduate
scholarship programme that has
grown in number over the years
and now supports some of the
major universities in South Africa.
In addition the company has a
partnership with the Department
of Sciences and Technology
and supports the Woman in
Sciences Awards programme
which recognises established and
emerging women scientists and
researchers.
Tata companies are committed
to the Group vision of building
and sustaining relationships
in Africa with cooperation and
trust, creating employment
opportunities and making
its contribution to the social
development of local communities.
Contact details
Tata Africa Holdings (SA) (Pty)
Ltd
39 Ferguson Road | Illovo, 2196,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Switchboard + 27 11 459 1700
Email: tata@tataafrica.com
Website: www.tataafrica.com
Tata Africa
Holdings
(SouthAfrica)
Limited
About Tata International Limited
Tata International Limited [TIL], is a global trading and
distribution company and a member of one of most
respected business conglomerates, the Tata group.
Established in 1962, TIL’s key business lines are metals
trading, distribution (auto and allied), leather and leather
products, minerals trading and agri trading, with a
presence in manufacturing and supply chain integration
in select businesses. The company operates through its
network of offices and subsidiaries across 39 countries,
spanning Africa, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and
Asia and has spearheaded forays into new geographies
for the group. Besides, TIL has been a forerunner of the
Indian industry in Africa.
Over the years, TIL has formed strong strategic
alliances and partnerships that have reinforced its role
in international trade and business. With a turnover of
USD 1.7 billion (2014-15), the company is supported by a
10,000+ strong employee base.
The company is deeply committed to being a proactive
and responsible member of the community and the
environment in which it operates. Stringent goals for the
reduction of our carbon footprint and greenhouse gases
in the leather plant and other facilities, coupled with
initiatives for empowering local communities in equal
measure, drives the company's long term sustainability
agenda. Winner of several prestigious national awards and
International certifications for Environment and Quality, it
is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact.
MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09
Ingredients
	•	1/4 cup cooking oil
	• 3 red sweet peppers (seeded and cut in strips)
	•	1 large onion, chopped
	•	1 lb pork, cubed
	•	5 chicken thighs, halved
	•	4 cups boiling water
	•	1 teaspoon saffron
	•	4 bay leaves
	•	2 chicken stock cubes
	•	2 lbs kingklip or white perch fillets, cut in
strips
	•	12 ounces prawns, frozen
	•	1 lb rice, uncooked
	•	Salt and Pepper
	•	8 ounces frozen green peas
	•	1 lemon juice
A Potjie is a South African Stew type meal cooked in a large three legged pot over coals. It is often
cooked as port of a social gathering in much the same way as BBQs are. These are awesome to
have while camping too. Instructions for cooking in a crockpot are included.
Telematics India and
South Asia Conference and
Exhibition
Telematics India and South Asia
Conference and Exhibition is a 2
day event being held from 28th
May to the 29th May 2014 at the
Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield
in Bangalore, India. This event
showcases products like various
products and services, equipments,
accessories related to automotive
and telematics and more etc. in the
Telecom Products  Equipment,
Business Services industries.
Date: 28-29 May 2014
Venue: Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield,
Bangalore, India
Automotive Engineering Show
– Pune
This event showcases products
like automotive components and
manufacturing equipment, vision
systems, metrology devices,robotics
equipment, laser cutting devices,
productivity enhancers, metal cutting
tools and much more machines etc.
in the Automotive industry.
Date: 29-31 May 2014
Venue: Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pune,
India
PALM India Expo
Palm India Expo is one of the most
comprehensive audiovisual and live
entertainment sector trade shows
held in India. The event presents
opportunities for noted exhibitors
from this industry to present over
1000 types of products. A special
New Tech Zone is set up at this three
day event, in order to highlight the
latest technological developments
and product innovations. Interactive
PALM seminars and conference
sessions, headed by experienced
business professionals, are
organized at the show too.
Date: 29-31 May 2014
Venue: Bombay Convention  Exhibition
Centre (BCEC), Mumbai, India
Eenadu Hyd Kids Fair
Be the part of the great conference
Eenadu Hyd Kids Fair which will
provide you the great opportunity
where you all have a huge platform
in which all the participants of the
conference can meet and interact
with the senior and delegates with
whom you all can also share your
own new ideas, experience, and
views face to face in any topic
related to this conference. This
conference will be very useful for you
as it will give you the full
knowledgeable information about
the Eenadu Hyd Kids Fair that will
be very helpful for your future use as
there will a great opportunity for all
the participants of the conference
where you all can share your
experience and can make your own
ideas about this conference.
Date: 30 May-02 Jun 2014
Venue: Hyderabad International Trade
Exposition Centre (HITEX), Hyderabad, India
Home Planner Mumbai
Home Planner Mumbai is a 5 day
event being held from 30th May to
the 3rd June 2014 at the Bombay
Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex
in Mumbai, India. This event
showcases products like furniture,
decorative accessories, from glass
mirrors, pictures and prints, soft
furnishings and many more etc.
in the Household Consumables,
Household Services industries.
Date: 30 May-03 Jun 2014
Venue: Bombay exhibition centre, Mumbai,
India
Fabrics  Accessories Trade
Show
Fabrics  Accessories Trade Show
2014 is India's premier platform
for the textile value chain. The 8th
Edition of this show will provide
manufacturers and suppliers
of apparel, fabrics, trimmings,
embellishments and related services
to showcase their merchandise
to discerning buyers from across
the world. FA Trade Show has
emerged as the most important
international sourcing platform in
India, which is used by big buyers.
Date: 30 May-01 Jun 2014
Venue: Bangalore KTPO Trade Centre,
Bangalore, India
upcoming
Do not just be concerned about your rights, but
consider whether or not you are right.
THOUGHT OF
THE WEEK
Paella Potjie
African Cuisine
1.	Have fun
Amusez-vous bien!
2. I need some information.
J’ai besoin de renseignements.
3.	When does the film start?
Quand est-ce que le film
commence?
4.	I’m going to the museum.
Je vais au musée.
5.	What are you doing?
Qu’est-ce que tu fais?
Handy French
Prepration Method
1. Heat the oil in the pot. Lightly brown the pepper,
onion, pork and chicken. Cover and simmer
slowly for an hour or until the meat is nearly
done.
2. Add the saffron, bay leaves and chicken stock
cubes to the boiling water and set aside.
3. Place the fish and prawns on top of the meat,
followed by the rice and peas. Season with salt
and pepper to taste. Add the saffron water little
by little as the rice boils dry. Simmer the potjie
gently until the rice and peas are done and all
the liquid has nearly boiled away. Paella should
be loose and the rice should not be soggy.
4. Add the lemon juice just before serving and stir
well.
5. To cook in a crockpot cook on high as outlined
above.
» The second-
largest French-
speaking city
in the world
(after Paris), by
a long shot, is
Kinshasa.
» The country’s name Zambia was
taken from the name of the Zambezi
River. Zambezi is from a local word
yambezhi “heart of all”.
» Because Zambia is landlocked, you
need to travel 600 miles before you
can see any real ocean.
» Because of the Victoria Falls’ spray,
the forest beside it receives “rain”
24 hours a day, seven days a week!
» Blood makes up about 7% of your
body's weight.
» Blood fights against infection and
helps heal wounds, keeping you
healthy.
» A newborn baby has about one cup
of blood in his or her body.
» White blood cells are the body's
primary defense against infection.
» Granulocytes, a type of white blood
cell, roll along blood vessel walls to
search and destroy bacteria.
» Red blood cells carry oxygen to the
body’s organs and tissue.
» There are about one billion red blood
cells in two to three drops of blood.
» Red blood cells live about 120 days
in the circulatory system.
» Platelets help blood to clot and
give those with leukemia and other
cancers a chance to live.
» Apheresis is a special kind of blood
donation that allows a donor to give
specific blood components, such as
platelets.
» If all blood donors gave 2 to 4 times
a year, it would help prevent all
blood shortages.
picture of the week
6 Health Benefits
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The Director General, ICRISAT, Dr. William D. Dar lighting the lamp to inaugurate the NAIP Agri Innovation
Conclave-2014, in New Delhi on May 19. The Country Director for India, World Bank, Mr. Onno Ruhl is also seen.
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mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
THEFASHIONISTAS10
The 2014 Highlife Song of the
Year award winner, Castro, has
promised to give out his best at
the much awaited 'Ghana Meets
Naija' musical concert slated for
May 24 at the Accra International
Conference Centre (AICC).
The hiplife artiste, who
would leave no stone unturned
in his bid to make the shows
grand, disclosed that he would
turn the venue upside down with
an extraordinary performance.
He promised to make the
event unique, adding that he
would perform a number of
his hit songs to entertain his
numerous fans who would troop
to the venue.
The 'Odo Pa' hit-maker, who
would be performing alongside
his Ghanaian artistes like
Sarkodie, Guru, Lil win, Shatta
WaleandahostofGhanaianicons
said in a chat with BEATWAVES
that 'over the years, I have
never disappointed my fans, and
this event will not be different.
This will be my second time of
performing at this event and I
want to use this opportunity to
tell my fans to come to the event
in their numbers and catch a
maximum fun.
'I'm ready to unleash an
O
kyeame Kwame, one of the Ghanaian hiplife artistes who has
carved a niche for himself as one of the reigning artistes in Ghana
today, has declared his determination to work extra hard to
enable him to reach the top and compete with those on the
international music scene.
The accomplished songwriter and producer,
whose dream is to make an impact on the
world music scene said he hopes to make
more impact first on the African market
with his upcoming 'African Connection'
album, yet to be released before going
international.
Okyeame Kwame, who has been
working hard on his new album,
had already put out a number
of singles including 'Try
Another Time' featuring
J. Martins, meant for
the new album titled
'African Connection'.
Known for his
versatility, Okyeame
Kwame told
BEATWAVES in a chat
that after almost two
decades in the Ghanaian
extraordinary performance on
the night; one that my fans have
never witnessed before,' he said.
'Ghana Meets Naija', an
event powered by Empire
Entertainment has been rated as
a major concert in West Africa
which, on a yearly basis, brings
on one stage, star artistes from
Nigeria and Ghana to doll out
outstanding performances.
Nigerian superstars such
as Davido, Kcee Wizboyy of
'Wizolingo' fame and a few others
would represent Nigeria at this
year's event.
The organiser of the event,
Bola Ray, also promised that
the event which is in its fourth
edition of the event would be
nothing less than spectacular
performances and an absolutely
exciting show.
The 4th
edition of 'Ghana
Meets Naija' is proudly
sponsoredbythenations'leading
telecommunication network,
MTN, with support from Unibank-
the official sponsor of the Black
Stars, and other sponsors such
as Smirnoff, Vodka, Africa World
Airlines, Oak Plaza Hotel and
Atlas Rent A Car.
New Times
I have a surprise package
for my fans this year…
says Okyeame Kwame
Castro Promises Good
Show @ 'Ghana Meets
Naija' Concert
Africa Travel
Oscars heads to
Nigeria this year
music industry, the new phase of the musical album titled 'African Connection',
which features 16 selected renowned African musicians, would widely be
accepted by a lot of people.
Kwame's activities in the music industry have probably inspired
many people to consider a career in music and he is gradually making
his way to the top of the music chart, as his fan base keep increasing
every day.
Kwame's quest for growth and knowledge has taken him further as
he is catching up with great professionals in the creative arts industry
in Ghana and beyond. He is keen on improving his performance in the
music industry.
Okyeame Kwame told BEATWAVES in a chat that he would not rest
until he reaches the top, adding, 'I will work hard to maintain the good
image I have attained so far as I'm a musician and always thinking of
satisfying my fans and admirers in whatever I do. I am able to
make it because I always tried to create something new
to meet the demand of my fans.'
Okyeame Kwame, who is the CEO of One Mic
Entertainment, last year signed an agreement with
Bola Ray's Empire Entertainment, a move that
would market him and his musical works on
the global market.
Okyeame Kwame said, 'I know my
fans have waited for me for long,
so I just want to surprise them
with my 'African Connection'
album. I have a surprise
package for my fans this
year.'
He, however, thanked
his fans for their loyalty
and support all these
years and assured them
that the new album would
make a huge success.
New Times
A Gala Ceremony will celebrate
excellence in travel, tourism, and
hospitality in the Africa  Indian
Ocean regions next year in Abuja,
Nigeria. Industry leaders from
across both regions will gather
to recognize the achievements of
African travel companies when the
“Oscars of the travel industry” are
presented in September.
The travel “Oscars,” otherwise
known as the World Travel Awards
will be held on September 5 at the
sumptuous Transcorp Hilton Abuja,
host for the event. Hundreds of
industry leaders are expected to
descend upon the Nigerian capital
for the event. The Transcorp Hilton
Abuja hotel offers easy access
to the commercial district, Abuja
tourist attractions, and is only 40
minutes from Nnamdi Azikiwe
International Airport.Transcorp
Hilton Abuja will mark the
fourth stop on the annual World
Travel Awards Grand Tour, with
proceedings having kicked off at
the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
earlier this month. Divani Apollon
Palace  Thalasso, in Athens,
Greece, marks the next stop on
the year-long global search for
the world’s finest travel tourism
organizations, on August 2, with
Quito, Ecuador, following on
August 9.
Regional Gala Ceremonies will
follow in New Delhi, India, and on
the beautiful Caribbean island of
Anguilla later in the year, before
World Travel Awards arrives in
Marrakech, Morocco, for the Grand
Final 2014 in November.Valentine
Ozigbo, Managing Director and
Chief Executive of Transnational
Hotels  Tourism Services, owners
of Transcorp Hilton Abuja, added:
“’We welcome the opportunity to
host the prestigious World Travel
Awards Africa  Indian Ocean Gala
Ceremony 2014 in our hotel.
Eturbo News
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Okyeame Kwame
MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
SPORTS2WATCH 11
T
en-year old Murara
Umuhoza Layola defied
odds to earn a slot on
the national team which will
represent Rwanda at the
41stWorld Chess Olympiad
slated for August 1-15 in Tromso,
Norway. Layola won the ladies’
chess tournament to book a place
as Rwanda’s Board 1 member at
the Olympiad later this year.
She finished top after a head
to head contest with four other
players to score 4.5 points out
of 5. Other members of the
women team include Christella
Rugabira (4 points), Marie
Faustine Shimwa and Monique
Uwinkesha (3 points each) and
Aline Niyonsaba with 2.5 points.
The administration of the sport
of cycling in this country has
entered a new era following
the election of a President, Vice,
General Secretary, treasurer
and three executive members
to govern the Ghana Cycling
Federation.
Incumbent President,
Mohammed Sahnoon was
retained unopposed at the
association's 2 delegates
congress on Saturday as Teye
Doku and Dennis Moore also
went unopposed to become
10-year-old Layola makes
Olympiad chess team
Cycling administration usher in
new leaders
Layola, the youngest player
in the squad will be making
her debut in the main world
tournament. Last year, she failed
to qualify for the World Youth
Chess Championship in United
Arab Emirates after finishing
second behind her 11-year elder
brother Ian Murara Uwintwari
who represented Rwanda at the
Al Ain edition.
Like daughter like father,
Maxence Murara the father to
Layola also secured a national
slot as he finished third, tied
on seven points with Eugene
Kagabo and Alain Patience
Niyibizi to seal the national team
slots.
Candidate master Godfrey
Kabeera who won the men’s
chess tournament after securing
12.5 points out of 14 and Alex
Ruzigura who finished second
with 8 points are the other
members on the men’s team.
The ten chess players will
now have to mentally prepare
excellently with two months to
go so as to register outstanding
performance in Tromso.
Rwanda has previously
participated in several Chess
Olympiads but failed to impress
- and the country is currently
ranked 145th in World ranking
behind regional giants Uganda
at 105, Burundi at 128 and
Kenya at 139.
New Times
the Vice President and General
Secretary, all on four year
mandates.
Ali Umar is the treasurer
after polling 14 votes to the
seven of Sefa Bamfo for the only
contested position whereas
Hassan Musa, Amen Ametor
and Nathaniel Agoe got elected
as executive members, also all
unopposed.
The new executives jump
straight into action with the
impending Commonwealth
Games in July on the horizon. 3
officials are expected the 6-man
cycling team that leaves Accra
headed for neighbouring Ivory
Coast for a 10-nation African
tournament spearheading
Commonwealth Games
preparations.
Samuel Anim, Godwin Dzeha,
Isaac Sackey, Anthony Boakye,
Abdul Razak Umar and Aminu
Mohammed will do battle for
Ghana in Abidjan ahead of the
Glasgow Games.
Modern Ghana
After an excellent season at
Liverpool, in which Sturridge
scored 21 Premier League goals,
the 24-year-old looks certain to
lead the frontline for his country
alongside Manchester United's
Wayne Rooney.
Roy Hodgson's men have
been drawn in Group D with
Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica,
and Sturridge intends to make
the most of his first World Cup.
I'm very excited, he told
Liverpool's official website. I
think players wait their whole
careers to have this opportunity
to go to a World Cup and I'm one
of those players.
This year’s edition of the annual
Airtel Rising Stars will start at the end
of next month and will run for over
two months, according to Rwanda
Football Federation (Ferwafa).
Over 100 teams have registered
but Ferwafa is still veting all the
players to make sure they fall within
the required age group. Players
eligible to compete in the tournament
must be under the age of 17.
“We need to check their dates of
birth because we want players of the
right age, we don’t want old players
because it has been happening in
Daniel Sturridge to play
with a smile on his face
at World Cup
Airtel Rising Stars tourney to start in July
I'm looking forward to it. I'm
looking forward to the training
camps just as much as playing
the first game. I'm going to
soak up everything and be like
a sponge when I'm out there,
and just take everything in. It's
important for me and the other
players to understand that it's a
great occasion and to embrace it.
I don't feel there should be any
form of pressure on us.
It should be about enjoyment
and about playing with smiles on
our faces. I'm doing cartwheels
and front-flips inside but I'm not
going to show it.
Modern Ghana
Rwanda for many years,” said Alloys
Kanamugire, one of the members on
the organising committee.
Kanamugire noted that it will
be good to have players, who fall
in the required age bracket to help
the federation get players, who will
feature for the national junior teams.
Two weeks ago, Rwanda held the
Airtel-Arsenal football clinic which
attracted 28 selected youngsters
from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia
and Rwanda.
The youngsters got a once in a
lifetime opportunity to experience
the ‘Arsenal way of playing’. Arsenal
football club legend Tony Adams was
also in Kigali to inspire the players.
New Times
mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12
Radeecal Communications is well-
recognised in India. Now, while
stepping in Africa, whatis your vision
and mind-set for the upcoming
Exhibition: Agritec Africa scheduled
to be held in Kenya and how do you
anticipate it as a boom for agriculture
sector?
Radeecal Communications is
specialised in organising Business
Trade Fairs in India from last many
years. We have our team who works in
different areas of Business Trade Fairs/
Exhibitions i.e. Business Promotion,
Marketing  Promotion of the event,
Back office management, Fabrication,
etc. So we will surely make this event
a successful exhibition in Agriculture
of Africa. We are interested in making
benchmark in Kenya by organising well
managed and organised Agricultural
Exhibition and Conference.
Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of
Kenya is supporting Agritec Africa as
Organising Partner under which visitors
from 27 countries of Africa will visit
this exhibition so this could give a super
boost up to our valued Exhibitors and I
am sure they’re eagerly waiting for this
Exhibition.
Brief us about the participants of
AgritecAfrica and what benefits
Agritec Africa will cater to its audience.
What are your strategies to make it
successful among the delegates?
Agritec Africa covers many fields of
Agriculture i.e. Plasticulture, Irrigation
Technology, Tractors, Agri Machineries,
Pipes  Pumps, Seeds, Agrochemicals,
etc. We have participants from various
sectors so it wouldbe one stop solution
for the visitors. Visitors want various
participants from sub-industries
of Agriculture Sector as well as new
improved technology, we have tried
to maintain variation in participants
and also good names of companies are
participating with us in Agritec Africa.
Agritec Africa two days conference is
the point of attraction to our delegates
as renowned speakers from Kenya and
leading industries will give presentations
on Technological topics related to
Agriculture.
As Radeecal Communications is
marking its presence enormously,
please enlighten us about the
upcoming India-Africa focussed
events that your company would be
organising?
Agritech Asia is our flagship event
which we organise in India in every
September. Last edition of Agritech Asia
was a huge success where there was
total 250+ participants and total visitors
figures crossed 1.5 lacs.
We want to organise Agritec Africa
on yearly basis as we would like to give
new destination to our esteemed clients.
Also Kenyan Govt. Is supporting us in
organising this so it would be a great
chance for us to expand Agritec Africa in
other countries as well.
Agriculture sector is conceived as
the backbone of Kenya’s economy
and central to Kenya’s development
strategy. How in your opinion Agritec
Africa can support its vision of
creating a globally competitive and
prosperous nation?
This is true that Agriculture Sector
is the backbone of Kenyan’s economy
and Sugar is the favourite crop of Kenya.
Agritec Africa created platform where
we invite companies to showcase their
latest innovations and technologies
which can be adoptable in Kenyan farms.
With the help of Agritec Africa, many
companies are interested to set up their
facilities in Kenya, which is also a good
sign for Kenyan Agriculture Sector. We
are very much sure that this would be
an enormous idea for African Sector to
adopt new Techniques.
How is Agritec Africa distinct from
other agriculture-oriented events?
And, why you think it will mark a new
chapter in the business environment
of Africa?
Yes there are many Horticultural and
Floricultural Events are taking place in
Kenya however we have notices no event
is being organised on core Agriculture
sector. We want to distinguish core
Agriculture from its Sub-Industries.
Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of Kenya
itself taking interest in Agritec Africa
as they would like to see such Core
Agricultural Platform in Kenya. They have
formed a Committee – Local Planning
Committee (LPC) who are taking care of
minutes of local promotion, Conference
Speakers, Conference Delegates and
Conference Topics. Involvement of Govt.
At this level is itself indicates the level of
Agritec Africa.
An International Exhibition and Conference on agriculture will be organized in Kenya with the name of Agritec Africa. Mr.
Sanyal Desai, CEO of Radeecal Communications, the organizer of the event spoke to Kanchi Batra, Sub-Editor, Indo
Africa Times about the focus of the event as on versatility of agricultural segment in different zones. Mr. Desai also
highlighted the networking opportunities at Agritec Africa where international agriculture and water industry executives
and other experts will have the opportunity to shape the future collaboration landscape of agricultural technology.
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Volume 1 issue 20

  • 1. www.indoafricatimes.com MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014 Title Code: DELENG18579 • RNI NO: DELENG/2014/54666 • Postal Registration No.: DN/325/2014-2016 • VOL. 1 • NO. 20 • Page 12 • Price `10 pg 10 pg 04 pg 07 pg03 Continued to page 03 T he country which is blessed with great economic rewards, the country which has astonishing prospects for investment is ready to take the limelight. Kudos to the Head of the State, Paul Kagame for persistently working to make diplomacy, freedom, justice, equality, and peace in Rwanda. Enormous efforts from the government have enhanced the lives and openings of people throughout the country. Infrastructure developments have allowed businesses to jump up, particularly in the capital city of Kigali. For bestowing his life to the progress of his country and the people living in the country, President Paul Kagame was recently awarded with a ‘Special recognition award’ from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for his focal part in leading Rwanda’s economic growth and makeover. It was a splendid time when the award was handed over to President Kagame at the African Banker Awards 2014 ceremony at the AfDB annual meeting which was held in Kigali. The sole purpose of the annual event is to identify the modifications, rapid transformation and growth of banking and finance in Africa. The awards also diagnose those who have been involved in upholding brilliance and best carry out, along with the outstanding accomplishments of individuals and companies that have changed the perception of Africa’s latent in domestic and international markets. Speaking after handing over the award to Kagame, Omar Ben Yedder, the Publisher of African Banker Magazine which organizes the event, acknowledged President Kagame for his role in driving Rwanda’s accomplishments as well as leading the economic growth and revolution that the country has enumerated over the last 20 years. President Air Uganda joins African Airline Association – IATA next pg 05 South Africa & Seychelles discuss further cooperation BURKINA FASO: LAND OF HONEST PEOPLE PURITY AT THE HEART OF MALAWI KagameAwarded by AfDb I have a surprise package for my fans this year… Rwandans have made me the kind of leader that I am and given me the strength that has added up to taking our country forward. As we celebrate, we must think about doing more and sustaining what we have achieved
  • 2. Wassupafrica02 Kenya Hospitality Trade Show and Hotel Summit East Africa declared a success Rwanda through AfDB figures New mobile application for Reunion Island Tourism In a new statistical report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Rwanda’s recent work stands out prominently. Presented by the director of AfDB’s statistics department, Charles Lufumpa, the publication titled “Tracking Africa’s Progress in Figures” looks at past key trends that defined the continent and those that shape its future. In general terms, the report shows that African economies have scored exceptional rates of growth driven by strong domestic demand, improved management of economic affairs, a growing middle class, and increased political stability. “With Africa’s population expanding rapidly, from around 1 billion today to an estimated 2.5 billion by 2060, we will have a young and increasingly urbanized workforce, which presents an opportunity to reap a demographic dividend,” Lufumpa said in his presentation. “Seizing that opportunity will depend on access to education and skills,thequalityandscaleofpublic investment in infrastructure, and the associated private investment in business and jobs,” he added. However, the report warns that the impressive performance of certain countries is overshadowed by other countries’ poor results. “Madagascar, for example, has significantly reduced its adult mortality rate. Liberia, Rwanda, Algeria, and Burkina Faso also performed remarkably well. However, Swaziland and Lesotho registered a twofold increase in their mortality rates between 1990 and 2011,” the report states. The report further shows that 97 per cent of pregnant woman in Rwanda receive antenatal services, which is way above Africa’s average of 74 per cent. The report says that over 18 million African women still do not give birth in a health facility. On average, the time required for business start-up reduced on the continent by nearly half in the past seven years, Rwanda stood out for making major reforms in property registration programmes, improving cross border trade and strengthening investor protection. Other countries that scored highly in this category include Burkina Faso, Burundi, Egypt and Mali. Rwanda also falls in the category of countries with relatively high rates of poverty reduction, along with Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Mali and Uganda. Those that suffered acute increase in poverty levels over the past few years include Chad, Ivory Coast, Egypt, and Zimbabwe. On gender development, Rwanda has an unprecedented 64 per cent of the seats in the Chamber of Deputies held by women, the report says. Seychelles, Senegal, and South Africa also stand out in this category with more than 40 per cent female representation in Parliament. Countries where women have less than 10 per cent of parliamentary representation are Egypt, Comoros, Swaziland, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Benin and Democratic Republic of Congo. Yusuf Rurangwa, the Director General of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, welcomed the report, saying that harmonised statistics throughout Africa will make development goals more realistic. “Countries must exploit advancedresearchmodulesinorder to cut cost of data storage. Private businesses must also improve the way they use national data to better understand opportunities and risks in investments,” Murangwa said. Rwanda’s main challenge according to the report lies in its significant reliance on aid. New Times T he second edition of the Kenya Hospitality Trade Fair and the parallel Hotel Summit East Africa ended at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in the heart of Nairobi. Exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the business contacts made, in spite of the present challenges Kenya’s tourism and hospitality sector faces. Visitors to the exhibition in particular appreciated the cooking demonstration sessions with Kenya’s first celebrity chef, Ali; Chef Raphael; and chefs from the Sarova Stanley Hotel, who thrilled the crowd mobbing the cooking stations with mouth-watering dishes being prepared in the space of an hour; cooking instructions, of course, were provided and demonstrated. Other similar events across the three days the trade show was open, comprised of whiskey tasting sessions, organized by Kenya Breweries which is owned by East African Breweries, which in turn is a Diageo subsidiary, and tea and coffee tasting sessions were also available to exhibitors and visitors courtesy of Kericho Gold and Dorman’s Coffee. Domaine Kenya made an impact with their wine- tasting sessions, while PERAK, the Pub and Restaurant Association of Kenya, operated a “Bartenders & Mixologists” pavilion which during demonstrations was also packed to capacity. The Hotel Summit in a packed program, showcased a number of international speakers and presenters discussing the entire range of challenges investors in the hospitality industry are faced with, from planning over feasibility studies, to financing and staffing, and last but not least, to implementing green operating standards, leading to lively discussions and interactions during the coffee breaks. Eturbo News Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) is offering a unique experience of Reunion Island with its new application that provides a discovery of the destination - an immersion into the heart of Reunion Island through videos. The distinctiveness and innovation of this application is that visitors are able to watch a 360-degree video with the capability to zoom anywhere in the film. Thus, the application offers many advantages while providing an unforgettable experience of Reunion Island thanks to the immersion provided by this technology sensation. Reunion Island’s new app is the logical consequence of the applicationofvirtualtoursdesigned for the promotion of meetings with an interactive 360-degree panorama of venues. The use of video brings a feeling of immersion even more intense than just photos as the user is transported into the scene. Intended to both promote the destination as well as a love for the island, Reunion Island’s new app is the result of prime technology through innovation. Already awarded to Travel Gold 2012 for its implementation of “visits” to virtual meeting venues, the IRT was selected again this year among the 5 finalists in this category for its innovative Reunion Island application of “Best Websites and Applications in the Tourism Sector.” The IRT wishes to continue its efforts in this area to remain a "destination of most-used communication geeks," said Frederic Vanhoutte, President of Eventiz and creator of Travel Golden. The new website technology is sure to also attract more users with greater experiences and interactions. 360 videos and 360 panoramas are also available in web version. Eturbo News MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 3. Wassupafrica 03 New energy incentive for industrial park investors Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, the Minister of Tourism of South Africa, and Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, met on the sidelines of Indaba, the tourism trade fair of Africa that is held annually in Durban in South Africa. Both ministers were accompanied by a high-level delegation from their respective countries. South Africa and Seychelles are two countries that continue to enjoy friendly ties, and Ministers Van Schalkwyk and St.Ange used the opportunity of the Indaba meeting to review areas of cooperation between South Africa and Seychelles, and how the different joint actions undertaken between them has fared. The historic UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) that will be bringing together for the first time ministers of tourism and ministers of transport, was discussed as this meeting is set to be held in Seychelles. The UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting, also in Seychelles in April 2015 at the same time as the island's annual Carnaval International de Victoria, was also discussed. South Africa, through KwaZulu Natal, was this year a co-host of the carnival in Seychelles, and the benefit of such a partnership was also discussed. Minister Van Schalkwyk and Minister St.Ange both felt that the continued cooperation between South Africa and Seychelles needed to be further developed. The two Ministers signed a MOU a year ago paving the way for increased cooperation between South Africa and Seychelles. Eturbo News Information received while in Kenya shows a further rise in passenger numbers for Entebbe International Airport during 2013, with figures for the first time rising above the one million mark with 1,025,391 compared to 964,274 the previous year. Domestic passenger numbers nearly doubled, the first time in over a decade that figures have risen again after a constant decline in local passengers. Here, the 2013 figure reached 21,448, up from just 13,464. The figures were presented to the 9th Joint Transport Sector Review earlier in the week in Kampala by Dr. Rama Makuza, CEO of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority. Also up were aircraft movements overall from 22,370 to 23,091 indicating that the number of flights has risen besides airlines switching to larger aircraft to cater to growing passenger numbers. The capital Kampala, besides access to the international airport in Entebbe – a new four-lane highway is being constructed to cut down on traffic delays – can also use the Mission Aviation Fellowship owned Kajjansi airfield, located just 15 kilometers outside the city, which is also the home base of the Kampala Aero Club and Ndege Juu. It is from there that the Aero Club operates its domestic charter and scheduled coach services, while Aerolink, a sister company to Air Kenya, operates their domestic flights and charters from the main airport in Entebbe. By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, ETN Africa Correspondent South Africa & Seychelles discuss further cooperation Uganda breaks record I ndustrialists are being encouraged to move to the area. Industrialists are set to benefit following a decision by the national energy utility to waive electricity connection fees for those seeking to set up industrial plants in the new industrial park located in Gasabo District. The decision was announced by the Energy Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA). Aimee Uwanyiligira, the head of electricity commercial unit at EWSA, said the waiver aims at attracting more investments, thus spurring economic development. “We were being charged between Rwf4m - Rwf5m for installing a 500KV transformer but this has been revised to no cost,” she noted. She added that the decision also aims at encouraging industrialists to move to the free economic zone. Uwanyiligira added that even charges for those intending to establish industries outside the free economic zone had been slashed. “For instance, establishing a 5.3km medium voltage line from the national grid before was costing about Rwf212 million, but now it’s just a flat fee of Rwf20 million,” she said. Ntare Karitanyi, the Director General, of EWSA said the move will help boost employment since more industrial establishments will be attracted to invest in the area. “It will also present industrialists with an opportunity for expansion,” she said Claudine Mukeshimana, the Executive Director of Rwanda Association of Manufacturers, welcomed the move saying it would help reduce costs of production for industrialists. She, however, called upon the Government to reduce power tariffs as they greatly reduce the turnover of industrialists. “The power utility urges us to carry out our operations in the night, as this comes with low electricity charges, but it has proven impractical, since you have to supervise workers till late in the night which is costly,” Mukeshimana said. She also called upon EWSA to work towards reducing power blackouts, saying they cause enormous losses in stalled work. “Our members have also complained of occasional faulty power connectivity, which usually FROM PAGE 01 According to Yedder “President Paul Kagame has set a powerful benchmark of excellence for future generations of leaders to follow.” In an enlightening speech, President Kagame attributed the award to Rwandans who have sacrificed in many ways to put Rwanda where it is today. “Rwandans have made me the kind of leader that I am and given me the strength that has added up to taking our country forward. As we celebrate, we must think about doing more and sustaining what we have achieved,” Kagame said. The Head of State alleged transport and agriculture. “Substantial projects are now being structured and financed by African banks in collaboration with international partners,” he said. Bank of Kigali was during the ceremony rewarded as the Best Bank in East Africa. Women took the day as most awards, counting the coveted Banker of the Year, went to women. The Banker of the Year was given to Vivienne Yeda, Director General of the East African Development Bank, while the destroys property worth millions,” she said. Alex Ruzibukira, the Director General of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, noted that the move is an incentive for industrialists to shift to the special economic zone before the 2016 deadline. “Nine out of 14 factories have moved from Gikondo wetland to the new economic zone in Kigali, we hope we this development will encourage the remaining firms to move,” Ruzibukira said. “Basic infrastructure, including water, sewage, fibre optic cable and road network are already in place at the Special Economic Zone in Kigali, so subsidising electricity connectivity is a huge complement,” he added. Ruzibukira also disclosed that the construction of eight more industrial parks is underway country wide. New Times that Rwanda will go forward to work with AfDB in pursuit of determinations that will make Africans prosper. According to African Banker Magazine, over the years, the quantity and quality of entries has been increasing which attests to the readiness of African banks and financial institutions to showcase to the world the good work they have been doing. Ben Yedder perceived that the entrances they have received this year show transformational transactions in critical development areas such as power, lifetime achievement award went to Elizabeth Oleko, the chairperson of the Kenya Women Finance Trust. The other woman who was awarded was Linah Mohohlo, of Botswana, who appeared as best Central Bank Governor of the Year. The colorful ceremony witnessed a number of financial institutions receive awards. The list of big winners included GT Bank from Nigeria which was crowned the African Bank of the Year and Bank of Kigali (BK) which emerged as the Best Bank in East Africa. mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 4. ATTRACTIVENESS OF THE ECONOMY T he attractiveness of the “Country of the upright people” is the result of its specific historical position at the crossroads between the north and the south of the sudano-sahelian world, between sedentary populations of the savannahs and the nomadic populations of the sahel, between the farmers’ and the pastoralists’ traditions. Foreign investors who wish to settle or establish their business in Burkina Faso can be assured to be in the right country, rich of its diversity and religious tolerance and with people living in a tradition of jokes among themselves. With its 16 million inhabitants, the population of Burkina Faso represents a clear comparative advantage: advantage linked to the population as a critical consumption mass and a pool for manpower; advantage linked to the youth of the population because of the dynamism potential of this factor. Open to the countries of the sub region with which it shares six borders, Burkina Faso has got a strong regional identity strengthened by seasonal mobility of the Burkinabe, the establishment and integration of important foreign communities, its membership in all the regional organizations for regional cooperation, and the political choice of the authorities to promote integration. Burkina has been able to take advantage of its position as West African hub by developing performing logistic functions in the areas of road infrastructures, telecommunications and service. Burkina Faso, The Land of Honest People is a French speaking, West African country, formerly known as Upper Volta. It is a landlocked country which borders Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin and Niger. The country is known to have heavy deposits of minerals such as manganese and gold and also resources of copper, iron ore, cassiterite (tin ore) and phosphates. Burkina Faso has a stable government, decent infrastructure and an economy which is favourable to foreign trade. CountryoftheWeek04 Advertiser's Index Modern Agro Engineering Works .................................................. Page 02 Chadha Power ............................................................................... Page 02 SSP Pvt. Ltd ................................................................................... Page 03 NewTech Engineers ....................................................................... Page 05 Linc Pens ....................................................................................... Page 05 Expo Group .................................................................................... Page 07 The Times of Africa ........................................................................ Page 07 MKU ............................................................................................... Page 08 Mill India Ltd. .................................................................................. Page 10 Paranthaman ................................................................................. Page 10 Laxmi Publications (P) Ltd.............................................................. Page 11 Radeecal Communications ........................................................... Page 12 Indian Spinal Injuries Centre ......................................................... Page 12 BURKINA FASO Investment Opportunities: » Strengthening of irrigation infrastructure; » Economic valorization of yields and reinforcement of services related to the mobilization of water resources; » The production of seeds, fertilizers, bio-fertilizers and other agricultural inputs; » The services and support of agricultural mechanization tools; » The production and processing of seedlings; » The production and processing of fruits; » Services related to the certification of the quality of goods; » Increasing the offer of high- level training in agriculture; » All products and services related to the conservation and presentation of the final commercial products (packaging, preservatives). Mining Gold is everywhere on the entire national territory beside many other minerals, including zinc, manganese, copper, iron. Investment opportunities: » In addition to the mines under exploitation or construction, there are minerals in many other untapped sites containing manganese, zinc, copper, limestone, phosphate, bauxite etc. » They are exploited by the private sector due to the liberalization of this sector. Energy Energy Profile and Market: » Partial withdrawal of the state in favor of private investors; » Total liberalization with the possibility for private investment in the production and distribution of electric power; » The adoption of legislation allowing the private to realize energy production infrastructure through PPP formulas; » The possibility of direct exploitation by the private sector in the context of rural electrification. Investment Opportunities: Private investors are expected in the production of electricity by any formula in the context of Public- Private Partnership (PPP): » Construction and operation of solar power plants of medium and large production capacity; » The construction and operation of thermal power plants; » Installation of production or assembly units of PV modules. The construction of large production capacity solar power plants; » The construction of thermal power plants; » The creation of the assembly of PV modules units; » Completion of the Noumbiel hydroelectric dam; » Pre-electrification of villages by solar photovoltaic systems; » Completion of the hydroelectric dam Samandéni for a power of 60 megawatts (MW) for a production of 7 giga watt hours (GWH) and at an estimated cost of 200 billion CFA francs. A PICTURE OF BURKINA FASO’S PRODUCTIVE SECTORS Agriculture Agriculture takes on a key position in the economy of Burkina Faso. Between 1994 and 2009, structural reforms, sound macroeconomic policies, and steady investment enabled Burkina Faso to sustain significant growth rates and maintain relative macro-economic stability. In 2010 the Government adopted a five- year Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Sustainable Development (SCADD) centered on anticipating areas and value chains for the acceleration of growth and job creation through private investments and diversified high value production. L A N D O F H O N E S T P E O P L E TEN (10) GOOD REASONS TO INVEST IN BURKINA FASO: 1. A political and institutional stability based on an ongoing quest for social dialogue and political consensus; 2. A stable and sustainable healthy macroeconomic context; 3. A firm choice for a free-market economy opened to foreign investments; 4. A favourable, innovative and especially attractive legal and regulatory framework, with a firm policy relating to the protection, the security and the promotion of investments; 5. An area of monetary stability, with a common currency within WAEMU, freely convertible with a fixed parity in relation to the Euro; 6. A young, dynamic, enterprising population, as well as an abundant and hard-working workforce; 7. A central geographical location in the heart of West Africa, ECOWAS and WAEMU states. A common border with six States of ECOWAS and five States of WAEMU. Such a position enables the country to have access to a potential market of 101 million inhabitants from WAEMU States and over 308 million inhabitants in ECOWAS States; 8. A key legal and judicial environment, a harmonized business law that is continuously improved within the framework of the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA); 9. A good international road network, with a performing international transit system which enables Burkina Faso to be a hub for WAEMU and ECOWAS states; 10. Significant economic potential which is not yet sufficiently used in the areas of agriculture, mining, industries, tourism and services. MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 5. U ganda’s quasi-national airline, Air Uganda, is the latest airline to join AFRAA, the African Airline Association, according to information received from the company’s CEO, Cornwell Muleya.Alreadyactiveasakeynote speaker at the recently-held 3rd Convention for Aviation Suppliers and Stakeholders in Nairobi, the membership of U7 in Africa’s premier aviation body has opened the door for the Ugandan carrier to join such winning initiatives as the joint fuel purchasing program and will be able to participate in the next big scheme, the joint ground-handling initiative. During the Nairobi meeting, AFRAA mentioned over US$30 million in savings for fuel purchases that BusinessBuzz 05 Air Uganda joins African Airline Association – IATA next Vodafone excites new subscribers with ‘Welcome Offer’ AfDB – A key contributor in Rwanda’s development participating member airlines made last year, a very significant amount of money considering the volatile nature of the prices of Jet A1 aviation fuel. Said Cornwell Muleya in his communication: “Air Uganda became a full member of AFRAA in May 2014. This is part of our broad strategy to participate fully in the industry associations as we continue to grow the company and business. The membership gives us access to the full range of benefits including the joint fuel purchase scheme, the lower training costs organized by AFRAA and IATA, joint ground handling, coordinated lobbying for aviation policy changes etc.” Cornwell went on to confirm that Air Uganda had already placed an application for full IATA membership and admission to the world airline body is expected to be confirmed in due course. Air Uganda will also be present at the upcoming Routes Africa meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in June this year where Cornwell has been listed as one of the speakers of the event. The airline, which took to the skies in late 2008, is presently fully owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, in short AKFED but talks are progressing with the Ugandan government, following an agreement between His Highness the Aga Khan and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to have the Government of Uganda acquire a strategic share in the airline, then making it formally the flag carrier of The Pearl of Africa. IOSA certified Air Uganda operatesafleetof3CRJ200jetsand servesthewiderregionwithflights from Entebbe to Nairobi, Juba, Bujumbura, Kigali (in codeshare with RwandAir), Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Mombasa and notably Mogadishu. It is understood that a fleet renewal exercise is being planned to acquire newer and larger jets, so don’t miss those news and watch this space for breaking and regular news updates from the Eastern African aviation scene. Eturbo news As part of efforts to give customers value for money, Vodafone Ghana is offering all its new subscribers 100 per cent bonus on all top-up and the opportunity to recover what they spent during the week for calls, internet browsing and text messages on Weekends. Termed the 'Welcome offer', Vodafone SIM' will now be sold at GHC 2.00 and each SIM has been provisioned with 50p airtime for calls and text messages. The offer which lasts for 90 days begins immediately the SIM is activated and the 100 per cent bonus after Committing to Rwanda’s endeavor for improving skills, entrepreneurship and employment, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan worth US $76 million (Approximately 51.68 Billion) to the country. Confirming to a statement from the African Development Bank, the loan will fund a program to support the development skills, employability and entrepreneurship (SEEP II) in the country which will cover three financial years; 2013 /14, 2014/13 and 2015 /16 respectively. Commenting on it, Isaac Lobe Ndoumbe, Bank's head of operations office articulated that the basis for the approval of the loan was Rwanda being a model in terms of competitiveness. He added, The support of the ADB directly contributes prices', she emphasized. New subscribers can also sign up for the existing daily, weekly and monthly bundles and get double value. The 'Browser daily' comes with 30MB at the cost of GHC 1.00 while the 'Streamer weekly' has 200MB for GHC 3.00. 'Browser mini' and 'Lite' comes with 400 and 800MB and sell for GHC 5.00 and GHC 10.00 respectively. Subscribers can also opt for 'Streamer Lite' at 750MB for GHC 15.00. Modern Ghana every recharge can be used for Vodafone to Vodafone calls, text messages and internet browsing. Chief Marketing officer for Vodafone Ghana, Uche Ofodile explained new subscribers do not need to register for the service as it works automatically when the SIM is activated. 'From our insights we know our customers want a reliable service that keeps them confidently connected and offer them a variety of ways to stay in touch with the people who matter to them at highly affordable to the competitiveness of Rwanda, inclusive growth and poverty reduction. Rwanda has made significant progress in the development of skills and labor, which today are more responsive to the demands of the labor market, while promoting job creation for young people. These advances, through which the private sector is now more involved in the education and technical and vocational training, facilitate access to counseling services for businesses - particularly for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) - while improving entrepreneurial skills via incubators established.” At present, the main priority and challenge for the country is to enhance labor productivity, to create decent jobs and diminish underemployment that is estimated at about 58 percent (63 percent for youths). Rugwabiza Minega Leonard, chief economist at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning stated that the loan will elevate the country's efforts to execute medium-term strategy for EDPRII. Further, he conveyed, The Government of Rwanda appreciates this support. It is timely and will strengthen its efforts to implement medium-term strategy for economic development and poverty reduction - the EDPRS 2.” The programme will prove profitable mainly for the young women and men. Presently, 40 percent of registered entrepreneurs are women who signify 52 percent of the country's population. Rugwabiza praised the bank's mounting partnership with the government of Rwanda especially in backing its development journey. He expressed, This program shows, once again, the close ties between the Bank and Rwanda. Over the past 40 years, the commitment of the Bank to the Republic of Rwanda totals to more than 1.7 billion U.S. dollars. mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 6. A frica has long been deliberated a sleeping giant with various and abundant natural resources and a large population. Recent drifts in Africa in expertise and state-of-the-art technology are making a boom on the continent. Africa has been undergoing world leading rates of growth. Africa is switching for the better. In the past decade, Africa’s growth rates have silently been coming on those of Asia. There is no doubt to accept that technology is the touchstone of growth and expansion. Now, as mobile technology disseminates across Africa, groundbreaking techniques of using technology are renovating virtually every sector of life. In my opinion, it is now recognized that, Africa is a continent encompassed of diverse countries, each of which is emerging at a different rate. No doubt, Africa has went through an unbelievable boom in mobile phone use over the past decade. In 1998, there were fewer than four million mobiles on the continent. Today, there are more than 500 million. “Africa is better positioned to adopt the next generation of technology than anybody else because it’s not tied by a legacy system...the cost of moving forward is much cheaper,” says James Mwangi, CEO of Kenya’s Equity Bank, whose bank became the first in the world to offer a completely mobile bank account. It is interesting to note that only 10% of Africans have access to the internet, the lowermost percentage in the world. Yet, 50% of Africans have mobile phones and their insight is increasing swiftly. This signifies that mobile technology is the biggest podium in Africa, and can approach a wide range of income groups. I have observed the marvelous gains telecommunication has carried to Africa, exclusively through wireless expertise, which has translated the businesses into mobile and global enterprises. In 1995 there were a projected 600,000 mobile phone subscriptions in Africa. A decade later this number rose to 87 million and in 2012 it was estimated that there were 735 million mobile subscriptions on the continent. This makes Africa currently the fastest growing and second-largest market for mobile FRANKLY SPEAKING06 Africa Calling In 10 short years, what was once an object of luxury and privilege, the mobile phone, has become a basic necessity in Africa Mr. Edward George Head of Soft Commodities Research at pan-African Banking Group Ecobank H.E. Mr. Paul Kagame President of Rwanda By kirit sobti, editor, iat editor@indoafricatimes.com With Start MINT users are able to get fast access to the services and applications that they use most on the devices as well as special offers that are tailored just for MINT users. Start is a next-generation, intelligent Android interface that provides a personalized experience to users. With Start, users get fast access to numerous apps and a quick view into a variety of information sources, including social networks, music services and news feeds. Start eliminates the need to browse through screens, menus and folders and offers quick navigation, directly from the start screen. Start utilizes a powerful intelligent back-end recommendation engine that combines big data technologies and collaborative filtering techniques to provide context sensitive personalized suggestions based on the user’s behavior. With Start, CZ Electronics provides a seamless customer experience, offering tailored offers that users can obtain from their mobile phone. Users will also be able to customize and personalize their Android devices with themes, wallpapers, applications and relevant news feeds. Celltick provides electronic manufacturers, like CZ Electronics, with a powerful differentiation tool to have a competitive advantage as well as have an effective channel to maintain brand loyalty. “CZ Electronics focuses on introducing new technologies and innovations in its products. Our partnership with Celltick allows us to offer our customers the freedom to personalize their device and deliver an unprecedented customer experience” said Jan Schwartz, CZ Electronics. “Start assists us in creating competitive advantages and we are confident that this collaboration will contribute greatly to achieving our business goals”. “We are excited to partner with CZ Electronics to assist them in their mission to provide leading edge technologies to mobile users in Africa” said Ronen Daniel, CEO of Celltick. “With rapid penetration of smartphones in Africa, users are looking for unique experiences that enable them to use their device better. We are proud to partner with companies such as CZ Electronics to differentiate their customer’s experience. This partnership marks a great step in our contentious expansion in Africa and we are looking forward to continue expanding our presence all across Africa”. Africa Science News Celltick’s, South Africa’s CZ announce new partnership People often don’t have a credit history in Africa. If you have three months of top up on a phone, that’s a credit history. Mobile is going to completely transform banking in Africa. I must spotlight the motive why mobile penetration is bringing about foremost modifications for Africa is for the reason it does not necessitate the identical level of infrastructure as previous forms of technology phones in the world. In August 2012, the region’s top selling handsets included the Nokia Xpress Music 5130 and Samsung’s E250 handset. Both are 2G devices, which support GPRS and EDGE data connectivity. Such feature phones have shaped the bulk of handset sales since 2011; Nokia’s Asha range is one sample of this “smarterphone” range, as the firm calls it. These handsets come in QWERTY or touchscreen form factors and the main stream are restricted to GPRS and EDGE, although the 300 series also supports 3G network connectivity. According to a partnership study done by mobile phone firm Ericsson and Columbia University’s The Earth Institute, raising mobile phone penetration by just 10 percent augmented Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by around 1.2 percent in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania. As mobile penetration endures to nurture in these and other African nations, the leading upsurges in connectivity and the accessibility of data will deliver formerly extraordinary occasions for development and invention all over the technology sector and the continent’s key economy. I must spotlight the motive why mobile penetration is bringing about foremost modifications for Africa is for the reason it does not necessitate the identical level of infrastructure as previous forms of technology. By eradicating the requisite for luxurious infrastructure investments, mobile technology is opening up the continent in ways never thought to be antecedently thinkable. It is by this time becoming an indispensable instrument for small businessmen all around the continent. For example, mobile banking is catering critical amenities to businesses positioned in areas deprived of the infrastructure for brick-and-mortar banks. According to IBM assessments, by 2015, total African mobile money transfers are predictable to surpass US$200 billion, which is estimated to account for around 18% of the continent’s GDP. And this number does not comprise the fringe assistances to efficiency that mobile banking earns, such as eliminated time wasted through extreme travel and queuing. Google, for its part, strategies to sell 200 million of its Android phones in Africa and it is likely that by 2016 there will be a billion mobile phones on the continent. Not only this, by linking remote areas, mobile phones permit farmers to retain a record of price variations in crops and fundamentals, allowing them to get the finest transaction when buying or selling. It also permits them to access more buyers and sellers, stopping a local monopoly from developing. As estimated by World Bank, the African economy has been growing at a rate of about 5 per cent a year for the past decade and, it is foretold to cultivate more swiftly than that of any other continent over the next five years. The thriving and prosperous information and communications technology sector, and predominantly the speedy progress of mobile communications, is accredited with having driven much of this extraordinary economic enlargement. There is qualm that mobile phones have transformed the African continent in diverse fields like Banking, Activism, Education, Entertainment, Disaster Management, Agriculture and Health. In the period of 10 years, mobile phones have altered African nations more expressively than any development from the time after their liberation from colonial powers. Half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone – and not just for talking. The power of telephony is building a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare. MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 7. TRAVELtourism 07 T he country shares a border with Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique and is one of Africa’s smallest nations. It is the combination of gorgeous landscapes, captivating wildlife, the fascinating Lake Malawi, and rich culture that pool to make this small country such a delightful place to visit. Welcoming People The Malawian people are, without doubt, its extreme asset: friendly and hospitable. Every visitor is met with a smile and the warmth of the welcome is honest and long- lasting. Alongside a number of places of specific cultural and historical interest, and all travel will include some part of cultural understanding as communication with local people is very much part of any stay. Lake The ornament in the crown of the country’s tourist charm is Lake Malawi. Even though totally landlocked, Malawi is not deprived of its “inland sea”. This massive body of freshwater fringed by beaches of golden sand is not only a picturesque paradise but it provides water sport chances for those looking for something beyond sun, sand and swimming. Scenic Beauty Malawi has a substantial diversity of striking landscapes. The highest peaks in Malawi touch 10,000ft (3 000m) while the lowest point is barely above sea level. This range of altitudes in a small area help to make the scenery of Malawi one of the most diverse in all Africa. It is usually a green, lush country, with tables, plateaus, forests, mountains, plains, escarpments and melodramatic river valleys. The range of scenery is a chief attraction to visitors and many of the highland areas and forest reserves have good accommodation options, and profusely of outdoor activities available. Amazing Wildlife One can see baboons, antelope, and hyrax, as well as almighty birdlife, and the lake offers countless prospects for sporting activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba- diving. The lake contains a number of small islands, all located in “Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty,” and although preserved in their natural state, some of them have been developed for eco-tourism. Utopia of Flowers Malawi’s largest park, Nyika National Park, has got to be one of the most prominent destinations in Africa. It is a utopia of flowers, counting ground orchids, proteas, irises, and is home to vast herds of eland, the largest of the antelope. Horseback safaris are offered PURITY AT THE HEART OF MALAWI in the country, and there is no adventure like that of riding through a herd of zebra or roan antelope. The eastern edge of the plateau forms the wall of the Great Rift Valley where visitors may hire a mountain bike or hike all the way down to Livingstone, which is the best way to escalate Nyika’s scale without overlooking its delicate detail. Gentle Walks Visitors can drive around the entire foot of the mountain in a day or experience it more intimately by climbing and camping on the slopes, taking comparatively gentle walks or attempting some more demanding climbs. Camping equipment and the services of a guide can be hired. Malawi is known as “The Heart of Africa” thanks to its attractiveness and diversity of lifestyles, cultures and sceneries. Here visitors will find the African Great Lake of Lake Malawi in the Great Rift Valley system. It is Malawi’s range of magnetisms that is its utmost strength. Whilst Lake Malawi rules the country, this is not a country of a singular charm. mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 8. TALKINGTECHNOLOGY08 T ata Africa Holdings South Africa is a part of the Tata Africa Holdings Limited (Tata Africa) group companies engaged in the distribution and trading of goods and services with operations in Southern Africa. Operated out of Johannesburg, the company also serves as Tata Africa’s head-office and employs over thirty employees in corporate services and provides support to the companies on the continent. Tata Africa Holdings SA is constantly identifying business opportunities that promote local economic growth. The company has interests in sectors such as steel, mining, hospitality and engineering. Tata Africa Holdings SA also represents various Tata group companies and facilitates their entry into South Africa based on opportunities available for the development of the local economy. Tata Africa Holdings Limited is a multi-businesssubsidiaryofglobal trading and distribution company Tata International Limited (www.tatainternational.com) and has a strong presence in over 14 African countries. Tata Africa has evolved as a leading distributor of Tata Motors vehicles and boasts an extensive reach of showrooms and workshops. Recently, Tata Africa has added to its portfolio the distribution of Jaguar Land Rover range in select countries in Africa. Over the years, Tata Africa has entered into joint ventures and partnerships with several African companies to help develop local resources and talent. In addition, the company has also created vast expertise in the provisions of costumer solutions in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, engineering and IT, industrial chemicals, and agriculture. Today, Tata is a brand that's synonymous with quality products and ethical business operations in Africa. Supporting the Community In keeping with the Group’s rich tradition of giving back, Tata companies operating in Africa are actively involved in initiatives that promote the social and economic development of African communities. TataAfricahas,forthelast10years, been engaged in a postgraduate scholarship programme that has grown in number over the years and now supports some of the major universities in South Africa. In addition the company has a partnership with the Department of Sciences and Technology and supports the Woman in Sciences Awards programme which recognises established and emerging women scientists and researchers. Tata companies are committed to the Group vision of building and sustaining relationships in Africa with cooperation and trust, creating employment opportunities and making its contribution to the social development of local communities. Contact details Tata Africa Holdings (SA) (Pty) Ltd 39 Ferguson Road | Illovo, 2196, Johannesburg, South Africa Switchboard + 27 11 459 1700 Email: tata@tataafrica.com Website: www.tataafrica.com Tata Africa Holdings (SouthAfrica) Limited About Tata International Limited Tata International Limited [TIL], is a global trading and distribution company and a member of one of most respected business conglomerates, the Tata group. Established in 1962, TIL’s key business lines are metals trading, distribution (auto and allied), leather and leather products, minerals trading and agri trading, with a presence in manufacturing and supply chain integration in select businesses. The company operates through its network of offices and subsidiaries across 39 countries, spanning Africa, Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia and has spearheaded forays into new geographies for the group. Besides, TIL has been a forerunner of the Indian industry in Africa. Over the years, TIL has formed strong strategic alliances and partnerships that have reinforced its role in international trade and business. With a turnover of USD 1.7 billion (2014-15), the company is supported by a 10,000+ strong employee base. The company is deeply committed to being a proactive and responsible member of the community and the environment in which it operates. Stringent goals for the reduction of our carbon footprint and greenhouse gases in the leather plant and other facilities, coupled with initiatives for empowering local communities in equal measure, drives the company's long term sustainability agenda. Winner of several prestigious national awards and International certifications for Environment and Quality, it is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact. MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 9. TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09 Ingredients • 1/4 cup cooking oil • 3 red sweet peppers (seeded and cut in strips) • 1 large onion, chopped • 1 lb pork, cubed • 5 chicken thighs, halved • 4 cups boiling water • 1 teaspoon saffron • 4 bay leaves • 2 chicken stock cubes • 2 lbs kingklip or white perch fillets, cut in strips • 12 ounces prawns, frozen • 1 lb rice, uncooked • Salt and Pepper • 8 ounces frozen green peas • 1 lemon juice A Potjie is a South African Stew type meal cooked in a large three legged pot over coals. It is often cooked as port of a social gathering in much the same way as BBQs are. These are awesome to have while camping too. Instructions for cooking in a crockpot are included. Telematics India and South Asia Conference and Exhibition Telematics India and South Asia Conference and Exhibition is a 2 day event being held from 28th May to the 29th May 2014 at the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield in Bangalore, India. This event showcases products like various products and services, equipments, accessories related to automotive and telematics and more etc. in the Telecom Products Equipment, Business Services industries. Date: 28-29 May 2014 Venue: Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield, Bangalore, India Automotive Engineering Show – Pune This event showcases products like automotive components and manufacturing equipment, vision systems, metrology devices,robotics equipment, laser cutting devices, productivity enhancers, metal cutting tools and much more machines etc. in the Automotive industry. Date: 29-31 May 2014 Venue: Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pune, India PALM India Expo Palm India Expo is one of the most comprehensive audiovisual and live entertainment sector trade shows held in India. The event presents opportunities for noted exhibitors from this industry to present over 1000 types of products. A special New Tech Zone is set up at this three day event, in order to highlight the latest technological developments and product innovations. Interactive PALM seminars and conference sessions, headed by experienced business professionals, are organized at the show too. Date: 29-31 May 2014 Venue: Bombay Convention Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Mumbai, India Eenadu Hyd Kids Fair Be the part of the great conference Eenadu Hyd Kids Fair which will provide you the great opportunity where you all have a huge platform in which all the participants of the conference can meet and interact with the senior and delegates with whom you all can also share your own new ideas, experience, and views face to face in any topic related to this conference. This conference will be very useful for you as it will give you the full knowledgeable information about the Eenadu Hyd Kids Fair that will be very helpful for your future use as there will a great opportunity for all the participants of the conference where you all can share your experience and can make your own ideas about this conference. Date: 30 May-02 Jun 2014 Venue: Hyderabad International Trade Exposition Centre (HITEX), Hyderabad, India Home Planner Mumbai Home Planner Mumbai is a 5 day event being held from 30th May to the 3rd June 2014 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, NSE Complex in Mumbai, India. This event showcases products like furniture, decorative accessories, from glass mirrors, pictures and prints, soft furnishings and many more etc. in the Household Consumables, Household Services industries. Date: 30 May-03 Jun 2014 Venue: Bombay exhibition centre, Mumbai, India Fabrics Accessories Trade Show Fabrics Accessories Trade Show 2014 is India's premier platform for the textile value chain. The 8th Edition of this show will provide manufacturers and suppliers of apparel, fabrics, trimmings, embellishments and related services to showcase their merchandise to discerning buyers from across the world. FA Trade Show has emerged as the most important international sourcing platform in India, which is used by big buyers. Date: 30 May-01 Jun 2014 Venue: Bangalore KTPO Trade Centre, Bangalore, India upcoming Do not just be concerned about your rights, but consider whether or not you are right. THOUGHT OF THE WEEK Paella Potjie African Cuisine 1. Have fun Amusez-vous bien! 2. I need some information. J’ai besoin de renseignements. 3. When does the film start? Quand est-ce que le film commence? 4. I’m going to the museum. Je vais au musée. 5. What are you doing? Qu’est-ce que tu fais? Handy French Prepration Method 1. Heat the oil in the pot. Lightly brown the pepper, onion, pork and chicken. Cover and simmer slowly for an hour or until the meat is nearly done. 2. Add the saffron, bay leaves and chicken stock cubes to the boiling water and set aside. 3. Place the fish and prawns on top of the meat, followed by the rice and peas. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the saffron water little by little as the rice boils dry. Simmer the potjie gently until the rice and peas are done and all the liquid has nearly boiled away. Paella should be loose and the rice should not be soggy. 4. Add the lemon juice just before serving and stir well. 5. To cook in a crockpot cook on high as outlined above. » The second- largest French- speaking city in the world (after Paris), by a long shot, is Kinshasa. » The country’s name Zambia was taken from the name of the Zambezi River. Zambezi is from a local word yambezhi “heart of all”. » Because Zambia is landlocked, you need to travel 600 miles before you can see any real ocean. » Because of the Victoria Falls’ spray, the forest beside it receives “rain” 24 hours a day, seven days a week! » Blood makes up about 7% of your body's weight. » Blood fights against infection and helps heal wounds, keeping you healthy. » A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his or her body. » White blood cells are the body's primary defense against infection. » Granulocytes, a type of white blood cell, roll along blood vessel walls to search and destroy bacteria. » Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s organs and tissue. » There are about one billion red blood cells in two to three drops of blood. » Red blood cells live about 120 days in the circulatory system. » Platelets help blood to clot and give those with leukemia and other cancers a chance to live. » Apheresis is a special kind of blood donation that allows a donor to give specific blood components, such as platelets. » If all blood donors gave 2 to 4 times a year, it would help prevent all blood shortages. picture of the week 6 Health Benefits of The Director General, ICRISAT, Dr. William D. Dar lighting the lamp to inaugurate the NAIP Agri Innovation Conclave-2014, in New Delhi on May 19. The Country Director for India, World Bank, Mr. Onno Ruhl is also seen.  Milk Glowing Skin  Healthy Bones and Teeth  Rebuild muscles  Drink low-fat or skim milk lose more weight  Less Stress  Healthy Body Find The Path Blood Facts mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 10. THEFASHIONISTAS10 The 2014 Highlife Song of the Year award winner, Castro, has promised to give out his best at the much awaited 'Ghana Meets Naija' musical concert slated for May 24 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). The hiplife artiste, who would leave no stone unturned in his bid to make the shows grand, disclosed that he would turn the venue upside down with an extraordinary performance. He promised to make the event unique, adding that he would perform a number of his hit songs to entertain his numerous fans who would troop to the venue. The 'Odo Pa' hit-maker, who would be performing alongside his Ghanaian artistes like Sarkodie, Guru, Lil win, Shatta WaleandahostofGhanaianicons said in a chat with BEATWAVES that 'over the years, I have never disappointed my fans, and this event will not be different. This will be my second time of performing at this event and I want to use this opportunity to tell my fans to come to the event in their numbers and catch a maximum fun. 'I'm ready to unleash an O kyeame Kwame, one of the Ghanaian hiplife artistes who has carved a niche for himself as one of the reigning artistes in Ghana today, has declared his determination to work extra hard to enable him to reach the top and compete with those on the international music scene. The accomplished songwriter and producer, whose dream is to make an impact on the world music scene said he hopes to make more impact first on the African market with his upcoming 'African Connection' album, yet to be released before going international. Okyeame Kwame, who has been working hard on his new album, had already put out a number of singles including 'Try Another Time' featuring J. Martins, meant for the new album titled 'African Connection'. Known for his versatility, Okyeame Kwame told BEATWAVES in a chat that after almost two decades in the Ghanaian extraordinary performance on the night; one that my fans have never witnessed before,' he said. 'Ghana Meets Naija', an event powered by Empire Entertainment has been rated as a major concert in West Africa which, on a yearly basis, brings on one stage, star artistes from Nigeria and Ghana to doll out outstanding performances. Nigerian superstars such as Davido, Kcee Wizboyy of 'Wizolingo' fame and a few others would represent Nigeria at this year's event. The organiser of the event, Bola Ray, also promised that the event which is in its fourth edition of the event would be nothing less than spectacular performances and an absolutely exciting show. The 4th edition of 'Ghana Meets Naija' is proudly sponsoredbythenations'leading telecommunication network, MTN, with support from Unibank- the official sponsor of the Black Stars, and other sponsors such as Smirnoff, Vodka, Africa World Airlines, Oak Plaza Hotel and Atlas Rent A Car. New Times I have a surprise package for my fans this year… says Okyeame Kwame Castro Promises Good Show @ 'Ghana Meets Naija' Concert Africa Travel Oscars heads to Nigeria this year music industry, the new phase of the musical album titled 'African Connection', which features 16 selected renowned African musicians, would widely be accepted by a lot of people. Kwame's activities in the music industry have probably inspired many people to consider a career in music and he is gradually making his way to the top of the music chart, as his fan base keep increasing every day. Kwame's quest for growth and knowledge has taken him further as he is catching up with great professionals in the creative arts industry in Ghana and beyond. He is keen on improving his performance in the music industry. Okyeame Kwame told BEATWAVES in a chat that he would not rest until he reaches the top, adding, 'I will work hard to maintain the good image I have attained so far as I'm a musician and always thinking of satisfying my fans and admirers in whatever I do. I am able to make it because I always tried to create something new to meet the demand of my fans.' Okyeame Kwame, who is the CEO of One Mic Entertainment, last year signed an agreement with Bola Ray's Empire Entertainment, a move that would market him and his musical works on the global market. Okyeame Kwame said, 'I know my fans have waited for me for long, so I just want to surprise them with my 'African Connection' album. I have a surprise package for my fans this year.' He, however, thanked his fans for their loyalty and support all these years and assured them that the new album would make a huge success. New Times A Gala Ceremony will celebrate excellence in travel, tourism, and hospitality in the Africa Indian Ocean regions next year in Abuja, Nigeria. Industry leaders from across both regions will gather to recognize the achievements of African travel companies when the “Oscars of the travel industry” are presented in September. The travel “Oscars,” otherwise known as the World Travel Awards will be held on September 5 at the sumptuous Transcorp Hilton Abuja, host for the event. Hundreds of industry leaders are expected to descend upon the Nigerian capital for the event. The Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel offers easy access to the commercial district, Abuja tourist attractions, and is only 40 minutes from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.Transcorp Hilton Abuja will mark the fourth stop on the annual World Travel Awards Grand Tour, with proceedings having kicked off at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai earlier this month. Divani Apollon Palace Thalasso, in Athens, Greece, marks the next stop on the year-long global search for the world’s finest travel tourism organizations, on August 2, with Quito, Ecuador, following on August 9. Regional Gala Ceremonies will follow in New Delhi, India, and on the beautiful Caribbean island of Anguilla later in the year, before World Travel Awards arrives in Marrakech, Morocco, for the Grand Final 2014 in November.Valentine Ozigbo, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Transnational Hotels Tourism Services, owners of Transcorp Hilton Abuja, added: “’We welcome the opportunity to host the prestigious World Travel Awards Africa Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2014 in our hotel. Eturbo News  Okyeame Kwame MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 11. SPORTS2WATCH 11 T en-year old Murara Umuhoza Layola defied odds to earn a slot on the national team which will represent Rwanda at the 41stWorld Chess Olympiad slated for August 1-15 in Tromso, Norway. Layola won the ladies’ chess tournament to book a place as Rwanda’s Board 1 member at the Olympiad later this year. She finished top after a head to head contest with four other players to score 4.5 points out of 5. Other members of the women team include Christella Rugabira (4 points), Marie Faustine Shimwa and Monique Uwinkesha (3 points each) and Aline Niyonsaba with 2.5 points. The administration of the sport of cycling in this country has entered a new era following the election of a President, Vice, General Secretary, treasurer and three executive members to govern the Ghana Cycling Federation. Incumbent President, Mohammed Sahnoon was retained unopposed at the association's 2 delegates congress on Saturday as Teye Doku and Dennis Moore also went unopposed to become 10-year-old Layola makes Olympiad chess team Cycling administration usher in new leaders Layola, the youngest player in the squad will be making her debut in the main world tournament. Last year, she failed to qualify for the World Youth Chess Championship in United Arab Emirates after finishing second behind her 11-year elder brother Ian Murara Uwintwari who represented Rwanda at the Al Ain edition. Like daughter like father, Maxence Murara the father to Layola also secured a national slot as he finished third, tied on seven points with Eugene Kagabo and Alain Patience Niyibizi to seal the national team slots. Candidate master Godfrey Kabeera who won the men’s chess tournament after securing 12.5 points out of 14 and Alex Ruzigura who finished second with 8 points are the other members on the men’s team. The ten chess players will now have to mentally prepare excellently with two months to go so as to register outstanding performance in Tromso. Rwanda has previously participated in several Chess Olympiads but failed to impress - and the country is currently ranked 145th in World ranking behind regional giants Uganda at 105, Burundi at 128 and Kenya at 139. New Times the Vice President and General Secretary, all on four year mandates. Ali Umar is the treasurer after polling 14 votes to the seven of Sefa Bamfo for the only contested position whereas Hassan Musa, Amen Ametor and Nathaniel Agoe got elected as executive members, also all unopposed. The new executives jump straight into action with the impending Commonwealth Games in July on the horizon. 3 officials are expected the 6-man cycling team that leaves Accra headed for neighbouring Ivory Coast for a 10-nation African tournament spearheading Commonwealth Games preparations. Samuel Anim, Godwin Dzeha, Isaac Sackey, Anthony Boakye, Abdul Razak Umar and Aminu Mohammed will do battle for Ghana in Abidjan ahead of the Glasgow Games. Modern Ghana After an excellent season at Liverpool, in which Sturridge scored 21 Premier League goals, the 24-year-old looks certain to lead the frontline for his country alongside Manchester United's Wayne Rooney. Roy Hodgson's men have been drawn in Group D with Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica, and Sturridge intends to make the most of his first World Cup. I'm very excited, he told Liverpool's official website. I think players wait their whole careers to have this opportunity to go to a World Cup and I'm one of those players. This year’s edition of the annual Airtel Rising Stars will start at the end of next month and will run for over two months, according to Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa). Over 100 teams have registered but Ferwafa is still veting all the players to make sure they fall within the required age group. Players eligible to compete in the tournament must be under the age of 17. “We need to check their dates of birth because we want players of the right age, we don’t want old players because it has been happening in Daniel Sturridge to play with a smile on his face at World Cup Airtel Rising Stars tourney to start in July I'm looking forward to it. I'm looking forward to the training camps just as much as playing the first game. I'm going to soak up everything and be like a sponge when I'm out there, and just take everything in. It's important for me and the other players to understand that it's a great occasion and to embrace it. I don't feel there should be any form of pressure on us. It should be about enjoyment and about playing with smiles on our faces. I'm doing cartwheels and front-flips inside but I'm not going to show it. Modern Ghana Rwanda for many years,” said Alloys Kanamugire, one of the members on the organising committee. Kanamugire noted that it will be good to have players, who fall in the required age bracket to help the federation get players, who will feature for the national junior teams. Two weeks ago, Rwanda held the Airtel-Arsenal football clinic which attracted 28 selected youngsters from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda. The youngsters got a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the ‘Arsenal way of playing’. Arsenal football club legend Tony Adams was also in Kigali to inspire the players. New Times mONDAY | MAY 26, 2014
  • 12. ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12 Radeecal Communications is well- recognised in India. Now, while stepping in Africa, whatis your vision and mind-set for the upcoming Exhibition: Agritec Africa scheduled to be held in Kenya and how do you anticipate it as a boom for agriculture sector? Radeecal Communications is specialised in organising Business Trade Fairs in India from last many years. We have our team who works in different areas of Business Trade Fairs/ Exhibitions i.e. Business Promotion, Marketing Promotion of the event, Back office management, Fabrication, etc. So we will surely make this event a successful exhibition in Agriculture of Africa. We are interested in making benchmark in Kenya by organising well managed and organised Agricultural Exhibition and Conference. Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of Kenya is supporting Agritec Africa as Organising Partner under which visitors from 27 countries of Africa will visit this exhibition so this could give a super boost up to our valued Exhibitors and I am sure they’re eagerly waiting for this Exhibition. Brief us about the participants of AgritecAfrica and what benefits Agritec Africa will cater to its audience. What are your strategies to make it successful among the delegates? Agritec Africa covers many fields of Agriculture i.e. Plasticulture, Irrigation Technology, Tractors, Agri Machineries, Pipes Pumps, Seeds, Agrochemicals, etc. We have participants from various sectors so it wouldbe one stop solution for the visitors. Visitors want various participants from sub-industries of Agriculture Sector as well as new improved technology, we have tried to maintain variation in participants and also good names of companies are participating with us in Agritec Africa. Agritec Africa two days conference is the point of attraction to our delegates as renowned speakers from Kenya and leading industries will give presentations on Technological topics related to Agriculture. As Radeecal Communications is marking its presence enormously, please enlighten us about the upcoming India-Africa focussed events that your company would be organising? Agritech Asia is our flagship event which we organise in India in every September. Last edition of Agritech Asia was a huge success where there was total 250+ participants and total visitors figures crossed 1.5 lacs. We want to organise Agritec Africa on yearly basis as we would like to give new destination to our esteemed clients. Also Kenyan Govt. Is supporting us in organising this so it would be a great chance for us to expand Agritec Africa in other countries as well. Agriculture sector is conceived as the backbone of Kenya’s economy and central to Kenya’s development strategy. How in your opinion Agritec Africa can support its vision of creating a globally competitive and prosperous nation? This is true that Agriculture Sector is the backbone of Kenyan’s economy and Sugar is the favourite crop of Kenya. Agritec Africa created platform where we invite companies to showcase their latest innovations and technologies which can be adoptable in Kenyan farms. With the help of Agritec Africa, many companies are interested to set up their facilities in Kenya, which is also a good sign for Kenyan Agriculture Sector. We are very much sure that this would be an enormous idea for African Sector to adopt new Techniques. How is Agritec Africa distinct from other agriculture-oriented events? And, why you think it will mark a new chapter in the business environment of Africa? Yes there are many Horticultural and Floricultural Events are taking place in Kenya however we have notices no event is being organised on core Agriculture sector. We want to distinguish core Agriculture from its Sub-Industries. Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of Kenya itself taking interest in Agritec Africa as they would like to see such Core Agricultural Platform in Kenya. They have formed a Committee – Local Planning Committee (LPC) who are taking care of minutes of local promotion, Conference Speakers, Conference Delegates and Conference Topics. Involvement of Govt. At this level is itself indicates the level of Agritec Africa. An International Exhibition and Conference on agriculture will be organized in Kenya with the name of Agritec Africa. Mr. Sanyal Desai, CEO of Radeecal Communications, the organizer of the event spoke to Kanchi Batra, Sub-Editor, Indo Africa Times about the focus of the event as on versatility of agricultural segment in different zones. Mr. Desai also highlighted the networking opportunities at Agritec Africa where international agriculture and water industry executives and other experts will have the opportunity to shape the future collaboration landscape of agricultural technology. Owner / Publisher / Editor: Mr. Kirit Sobti from 3rd Floor, Plot No. 3, Block PSP-IV, Service Centre Opp. Sector-11 (Extn.), Rohini, Delhi-85 Printed at LIPEE SCAN PVT. LTD. 89 DSIDC SHED Okhala Phase 1, New Delhi ‘ExplorethemostEmergingmarketintheGlobe’ June 23-25, 2014 Kenyatta International Conference Center,Nairobi,Kenya International Exhibition and Conference FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE CONTACT RADEECAL COMMUNICATIONS Ph.+91-79-26401101,26401102,26401103 Mobile.+91 9173826807 Email:mktg@radeecal.in;sales@radeecal.in BOOKYOUR STALL NOW VISITORS PROFILE MEDIA PARTNERS Read to Succeed Agents Distributors | Bankers | Educationalist Students | Farm Contractors | Progressive Farmers | Govt. Authorities | Importers Exporters | Trade Industry Trade Media | Investors Entrepreneurs | Consultants | Scientists | Technologists | Transport Logistic Experts ORGANIZED BY www.agritecafrica.com SUPPORTED BY CONCURRENT SHOW Mr. Sanyal Desai CEO, Radeecal Communications  Agritec Africa covers many fields of Agriculture MONDAY | MAY 26, 2014