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T
he Second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation
(STI) in Africa officially opened at the Hassan II Academy of Science
and Technology in Rabat, Morocco, on October 15, 2014. The opening
session concentrated on the requirement for bilateral and multilateral
arrangements in science and technology.
During the period of three-day Forum the ministers in attendance
anticipated a gesture calling for a new science and technology support fund.
This new fund would be succeeded by the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The Moroccan Minister for Science and Technology, Moulay Hafid
Elalamy, emphasized the significance of science and technology research
in furnishing actual renovation in Africa. "We need to adapt science and
technology to Africa's needs." The Minister then called on the community to
"recognize and act upon the need for cooperation in science and technology".
The AfDB's Resident Representative in Morocco, Yacine Fal, commented
on the vital role that science, technology and innovation play in
accomplishing the Bank's essential objective: namely to deliver
sustainable and comprehensive growth for Africa.
"TheAfDBisfocusedondevelopingqualificationsandtechnology,"
stated Fal. She then deliberated the Bank's current investment
in regional centres of excellence, intended to develop the under-
represented skills that Africa needs to accomplish revolution.
The Bank is dedicated to working closely with its clients to provide
inclusive growth through science and technological modernism, and
has recently begun developing and endorsing knowledge and skills
infrastructures in hunt of this objective. The Pan-African University
is a flawless illustration of this commitment. Recent studies have
designated a robust ethos of novelty in African businesses, including
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WHO
congratulates
Senegal on
ending Ebola
Transmission
Habineza
intervention
secures
league
sponsorship
Wassupafrica02
EU may boost exit screening
in Ebola-hit states
Africa’s Top Business School Seeks Free
Thinkers for Radical Innovation
E
uropean health
ministers agreed to
launch an immediate
review of the screening
of passengers departing
Ebola-hit countries in West
Africa and boost them if the
measures are found to be
failing.
The ministers also
agreed at a meeting in
Brussels to coordinate
measures at entry points to
the 28-nation European Union,
although any decision on screening
rests with individual countries,
health commissioner Tonio Borg
said.
Borg said the European
Commission, the EU executive, "will
immediately undertake an audit of
exit screening systems in place in
the affected countries... to check
their effectiveness and reinforce
them as necessary".
The review of the exit
screening in Liberia, Guinea and
Sierre Leone will be conducted
in coordination with the World
Health Organization, he said.
Italian Health Minister Beatrice
Lorenzin told the same news
conference he wanted the database
plan in place "as soon as possible
WHO congratulates Senegal on ending
Ebola Transmission
WHO officially declares the Ebola
outbreak in Senegal over and commends
the country on its diligence to end the
transmission of the virus.
The introduced case was confirmed
on 29 August in a young man who had
travelled to Dakar, by road, from Guinea,
where he had had direct contact with an
Ebola patient.
Senegal's response is a good
example of what to do when faced with an
imported case of Ebola. The government,
under leadership of President Macky Sall
and the Minister of Health Dr Awa Coll-
Seck, reacted quickly to stop the disease
from spreading.
The government's response plan
included identifying and monitoring 74
close contacts of the patient, prompt
testing of all suspected cases, stepped-
up surveillance at the country's many
entry points and nationwide public
awareness campaigns.
WHO treated this case as a public
health emergency and immediately
dispatched a team of epidemiologists
to work alongside staff from the
Ministry of Health, and other partners,
including Médecins sans Frontières
and the United States Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
On 5 September, laboratory
samples from the patient tested
negative, indicating that he had
recovered from Ebola virus disease. He
returned to Guinea on 18 September.
Senegal has maintained a high
level of active “case finding” for 42
days – twice the maximum incubation
period of Ebola virus disease – to
detect possible unreported cases of
infection.
While the outbreak is now officially
over, Senegal's geographical position
makes the country vulnerable to
additional imported cases of Ebola
virus disease. It continues to remain
vigilant for any suspected cases by
strict compliance with WHO guidelines.
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because it will remain the best way
for us to follow the movement of
passengers".
The ministers also agreed to
"coordinate national measures" at
EU arrival points such as having
common protocols and procedures
on passenger questionaires.
Several health workers have
been evacuated back to Europe
from Africa with Ebola, but the only
recorded case of transmission on
the continent so far is a Spanish
nurse in Madrid.
With the decision up to member
states to decide what measures
to take, the meeting was focused
on coordinating efforts to stop the
spread of the worst-ever outbreak
of the virus, whose victims have
almost all been in west Africa.
Borg said experts will hold a
"workshop" in Brussels on
November 4 "to exchange
best practices on infection
control" but reiterated the
European position that an
epidemic on the continent is
highly unlikely.
But Borg said the
commission is expected to
sign a deal in the next few
weeks with the US State
Department to use planes
operated by the American
government to evacuate any
infected EU health workers.
Natalia Alonso, an official with
the British-based humanitarian
group Oxfam, criticised the EU
meeting which drew 21 health
ministers at short notice. "Europe
was more concerned about its
border controls rather than what
it should be doing to contain the
spread of the disease in West
Africa," Alonso said. She said the EU
should deploy more medical staff
and equipment as well as military
personnelinthenexttwoweeks.EU
nations have contributed aid worth
about 450 million euros ($575
million) to Ebola-hit countries,
including 180 million euros from
the Commission, officials said.
Modern Ghana
The University of Cape Town
Graduate School of business
is inviting applications to its
pioneering MPhil specialising in
Inclusive Innovation – a hands-on
postgraduate degree that aims to
generate practical and scalable
sustainable solutions to African
challenges.
Africa’s top business school, the
University of Cape Town's Graduate
School of Business (GSB), is looking
for a special kind of person to join
its 2015 intake of the Master of
Philosophy specialising in Inclusive
Innovation (MPhil).
Now in its third
year, the MPhil is an
interdisciplinary, research-
based degree designed
to enable free thinking
individuals with big ideas
to work collaboratively
on the development of
sustainable solutions to
Africa’s most intractable
problems.
To further support
the achievement of this
goal, the Bertha Centre
for Social Innovation
and Entrepreneurship is
offering two scholarships
for the 2015 programme – to be
awarded to outstanding candidates
from across Africa.
“Innovation is now firmly
recognised as the key driver
for growth in both developed
and developing economies –
but the reality is that the take-
up of innovation in Africa, as a
key solution to socio-economic
issues, is low,” says Dr François
Bonnici, director of the Bertha
Centre for Social Innovation and
Entrepreneurship at the GSB. The
MPhil is positioned to change this.”
Bonnici says that the MPhil
creates the conditions for creative
people from across the spectrum
of disciplines to work together on
complexchallengesinwhatisavital
first step in allowing innovation to
thrive in Africa.
Students on the MPhil will
collaborate with entrepreneurs in
the Solution Space, an innovation
and entrepreneurship hub located
on the GSB campus where learning
and action converge to support the
development and the incubation of
new business models.
“The fuel to innovate is created
when individuals who are deeply
committed to changing the world
for the better and have the right
expertise, life experience, passion
and ideas, come together and
are given free reign and in an
environment unconstrained by
set cultures and poised to support
new possibilities,” says Professor
Kosheek Sewchurran, director of
the Executive MBA at the GSB.
Candidates on the MPhil can
explore inclusive business model
innovation across several themes,
ranging from healthcare, education,
finance, housing, the environment
and sustainability. The solutions
generated are however, not
only limited to new enterprise
creation but could be taken up by
government or civil society. “We
are not placing limits on anything,”
says Sewchurran. “Our goal is
radical innovation and sustainable
solutions for Africa – we aren’t
concerned with what shape or form
these take – only which they work.”
Classes are delivered in four
modules and for the majority of
year students will spend their time
in the field on research activities
and the creation and
live demonstrations of
their inventions. Each
student will be expected
to develop a creative idea
by prototyping and testing
the product or service via
a pilot and then further
developing an inclusive
business model.
Walter Baets, director
of the GSB, says that the
MPhil is part of the GSB’s
commitment to being
rooted in responsiveness
relevant to the needs of the
continent.
“We are looking for
people who are bright and who are
extremely passionate about making
a difference,” said Baets. “Not your
average student, but someone who
has proven themselves and now
wants to think big, and learn how to
apply these ideas to create radical
business models, services and
products.
“This will help put that into
action, through the ideas and
innovations it aims to generate
nurture and realize. We are seeking
togenerateworld-classinnovations
to build Africa’s future.”
Modern Ghana
Associate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran at GSB
(Graduate School of Business)
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MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
Wassupafrica 03
FROM PAGE 01
The World Bank Board of Directors
approved $97 million to support
Ghana’son-goingactionstoimprove
the efficiency and coverage of
government service delivery using
Information and Communication
Technology (ICT).
The proposed project is
structured along four major
components to reflect: enabling
environment for electronic
government and business;
foundational systems for electronic
identification to promote electronic
servicedeliveryandsocialinclusion;
scaling up of ICT applications
and services to improve services
in priority sectors in Ghana; and
effective project management.
The Enabling Environment
for Electronic Government and
Business component which is
($15.45 million) will support
policies, laws, regulations and
institutional capacity building
to stimulate supply and demand
Seychelles tireless efforts to position
its destination as a regional leader of
excellence gained recognition during
the 2014 World Travel Awards.
Seychelles nominees were in
the categories of leading beach
destination, Airline Business Class,
Cabin Crew, Cruise Destination,
Cruise Port, Green Resort Hotel Brand
and Villa Resorts and came out on top
in the Indian Ocean region. Voted by
Travel agents world -wide, Seychelles
outshone Madagascar, Mauritius and
Reunion and walked away with World
Travel Award for Best destination.
Air Seychelles, the country’s
national airline score highest points,
surpassing Air Mauritius, Maldivian
and Air Austral for leading Airline-
Business Class.
The Airline endless investment to
build a star line crew by excellence
was rewarded with the title of the
region leading Cabin Crew. With these
two awards Air Seychelles proved
beyond any doubt that it is by far in
a better position in the region as the
leading Indian Ocean regional airline.
Seychelles Port Authority’s
drive to continuously improve its
infrastructure for cruise liners and
position Port Victoria as a model in
the region was hailed when it won
the leading cruise Port. In the leading
cruise destination category Seychelles
was also positioned first.
North Island scooped title of
Leading Green Resort. Eight Indian
Ocean Resort & Spa were nominated
in this category. Last but not least
Hilton Hotel & Spa scooped two
awards in leading Hotel Brands and
leading villa resorts.
“To receive multiple awards
across Labriz and Northolme from the
World Travel Awards is an outstanding
privilege and a great honour, for the
hotels and for all team members,”
said Claus Steiner, Cluster General
Manager – Seychelles Hotels.
Mr Claus Steiner added “Both
Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and
Spa and Hilton Seychelles Northolme
Resort & Spa welcome guests from
many different countries and I am
those located in Fragile States.
Nevertheless, researchers
and entrepreneurs across the
continent necessitate additional
researchanddevelopmentbacking
to bring their philosophies and
projects to life. This funding gap
could be occupied by increasing
R&D expenditure by just 1% of
GDP.
Additionally, Fal claimed that
the paybacks of technology and
science cannot be comprehended
without hard legal frameworks
and appropriate public policies.
Other speakers at the
Forum encompassed
representatives of
UNESCO, ISESCO
and Finland,
as well as
n u m e r o u s
academics
a n d
experts.
A l l
s p e a k e r s
s e t t l e d
that the
Forum was
an occasion to
"grow" new ideas and
progress new "formulas"
for tangible projects to endorse
green growth in Africa. "We must
present a united front in our
World Bank allocates $97m to
transform Ghana’s ICT projectof electronic services
with the help of a
transparent, secure and
open environment, and
will include revisions
to the existing laws and
regulations as may be
necessary.
On the supply
side, the World Bank
explained that it would
support the enabling
environment for digital
economy, including
facilitating interventions
for more efficient storage of
electronic data, and opening up of
data in a format that is usable by
citizens for policy, research, and
business development.
On the demand side, it will
support better leveraging of
digital platforms to create job and
entrepreneurship opportunities.
The second component-
Support for Upgrading National
Identification System and Online
Verification Services ($29.15
million) will provide support
to develop a robust national
identification system based on
international standards to help
prepare Ghana for a modern
e-commerce industry, improved
e-government services, and
alleviate poverty.
The project will assist the
government to link key agencies,
including the Births and Deaths
Registries, the Department of Social
Seychelles scoop numerous 2014
world Travel awards
Welfare, Electoral Commission,
Statistics Department, Social
Security and National Insurance,
Immigration, Driver and Vehicle
Licensing Authority (DVLA), etc.,
using the national identification
number as a common identifier.
This third component of the
project- Scale up of Applications
to improve service delivery in
priority sectors ($41.55 million)
is in response to the government’s
request. The project resources will
also be used to support use of ICT
to improve quality and reach of
services in the health and education
sectors where the Government
of Ghana is lagging in achieving
MDG goals, as well as to complete
key e-applications currently being
implemented under eGhana project.
The fourth component of the
project- Project Management
Support (US$7.1 million)
will support the Ministry of
Communications (MoC) as the
Project executing agency with
overall responsibility for the
management of the project.
The project includes a
c o n t i n g e n c y / u n a l l o c a t e d
amount of US$3.75 million for
unanticipated project needs during
implementation.
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delighted that our continuous efforts
to offer superior levels of personalized
service, have once again been globally
recognized. I would like thank our
guests and the hard-working hotel
team members who deserve this
honour and the credit for consistently
exceeding guest expectations. I would
also like to extend a warm and sincere
thank-you to the Seychelles Tourism
Board and the Seychelles Government
for all their support, allowing us to
operate successfully”.
World Tourism Award was initiated
in 1993. Today it is recognised globally
as the ultimate hallmark of quality with
winners setting benchmark to which
all others aspires. Since the award was
launched Seychelles always stands as
one of the winners.
Seychelles Tourism Board
congratulated all winners for this
achievements.
‘’I would like to congratulate
each and every of the winners for
their achievement. This will surely
give Seychelles good visibility. These
awards serves as testament that as
small as we are, we still are very much
relevant in today’s world of tourism"
said Sherin Naiken, the Chief Executive
of Seychelles Tourism Board
World Travel Award also
recognises hotels in countries
worldwide which portray excellence.
Seychelles winners are Hilton
Seychelles Northolme & Spa as
leading Boutique, Raffles Praslin,
leading hotel, Hilton Seychelles Labriz
Resort& Spa leading resort, Hilton
Seychelles leading Spa and enchanted
resort leading villa.
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ambition to deliver effective
transformation in Africa,
driven by creativity,
research and
innovation."
T h e
Forum was
attended by
Ministers for
Science and
Technology
from several
A f r i c a n
states, along
with representatives
of academic communities
and NGOs.
The Forum articulated
its gratification for skilled
involvement of the AfDB.
mONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
has worked as a catalyst in the
country’s economic growth which
is presently revolving around 4.5%
and is expected to reach an average
of 5.8% till 2017. Djibouti offers
plenty of opportunities in the Port
Development and Agri-logistics
sectors and is the principal port
for imports to and exports from
neighboring Ethiopia.
Through an investor’s
perspective, Djibouti is a
young country which is full of
opportunities where investors can
invest. The prime sectors are:
1.	 Real Estate
Djibouti, a country with
unemployment rate above 50%
in urban areas, has a population
of 800,000. The foreign military
company provides a major
share of the consumer spending.
The Chinese, the Somalis, and
the Americans are the biggest
purchasers of the new villas
according to the statistics. Chinese
financiers and contractors are
slowly coming in numbers as
interest from the China Africa
Development (CAD) Fund grows
predominantly around the
prospective of logistics, energy and
tourism.
2.	Tourism
Djibouti is a welcoming city for
the visitors. Locals usually speak
French, Arabic and/or Somali
with some locals economically
speaking English. The country is
also home to internationally well-
known scuba diving places in the
north. Unfounded and founded
refuge concerns have kept the
tourism sector from growing. A
CountryoftheWeek04
D
jibouti, legitimately the
Republic of Djibouti, is a
country located in Africa
which is bordered by Eritrea in
the north, Ethiopia in the west and
south, and Somalia in the southeast.
The rest of the border is covered by
the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at
the east.
It enjoys a miscellaneous
economic system in which the
economy has private freedom,
collective with centralized
economic planning and
government regulation. The
country is a member of the African
Union (AU), African Economic
Community(AEC)andtheCommon
Market for Eastern and Southern
Africa (COMESA). Djibouti, though
tiniest is the most talented or the
most resourceful. Djibouti stands
out as an anchorage of firmness
and objectivity.
ECONOMIC PROFILE
Djibouti's economy is based on
service activities connected with
the country's strategic location and
status as a free trade zone in the
Horn of Africa. Djibouti provides
services as both a transit port for
the region and an international
transshipment and refueling center.
Imports, exports, and
re-exports - primarily of coffee
from landlocked neighbor Ethiopia
- represent 70% of port activity
at Djibouti's container terminal.
Djibouti has few natural resources
and little industry. The nation is,
therefore, heavily dependent on
foreign assistance to help support
its balance of payments and to
finance development project.
Djiboutiin2012beganconstruction
of a third port to secure its position
as a critical transshipment hub in
the Horn of Africa and the principal
conduit for Ethiopia's trade.
Djibouti also received funding
in late 2012 for a desalination
plant to begin address the severe
freshwater shortage affecting
Djibouti City, and particularly its
poorest residents. It is a major
port for NE Africa for global
transshipment and refilling center.
The main exports are hides and
skins, cattle, and coffee. Foods
and beverages, transportation
equipment, chemicals, and
petroleum products are imported
in the country. The foremost
interchange partners are Somalia,
Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, India, and
China. The economy depends
heavily on the service area, which
contributesalmostfour-fifthsofthe
country’s Gross Domestic Product.
OPPORTUNITIES TO
INVEST
Due to its geo-strategic location,
it has become transport and
shipping hub for the provincial
neighbors and controls access to
the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. FDI
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DJIBOUTI
AT A GLANCE
Country Official Name: Republic of
Djibouti
­Head of the State: H.E Mr. Ismail
Omar Guelleh
Capital: Djibouti
Independence: 27 June, 1977
Religions: Islam
­Government:Unicameral Legislature
Total Area: 8,880 sq mi
(23,000 sq km)
GDP: 2.4 billion
Inflation Rate: 3.7%
Population: 0.9 million
Languages: French & Arabic
Climate: Desert; torrid, dry
Export Items: Refined Petroleum,
Other Animals, Sheep and Goats,
Coffee, and Bovine
Import Items: Palm Oil, Wheat , Raw
Sugar , Nitrogenous Fertilizers,
and Rubber Footwear
Natural Resources: Potential
geothermal power, gold, clay,
granite, limestone, marble, salt,
diatomite, gypsum, pumice,
petroleum
Main Economic Sectors: Industrial
and Agricultural
­Time Zone: (UTC+03:00)
Currency: Djiboutian franc
DJIBOUTIheavy boost can be experienced in
the tourism sector by investing in
moderately priced, quality hotels
as well as other touristic facilities
(i.e., tour guides, moderately priced
restaurants, etc.).
3.	 Logistics and Warehousing
The Djiboutian ports are
vigorous to Ethiopia and is
now growing its importance to
South Sudan. Warehousing and
transports are overpriced that it
is better to dump them out after
six months than to store them.
During the winter season (right
after the Ethiopian rainy season),
the port is further jammed due to a
major crash in imports and exports.
The port blockage will only be
calmed through development of
the other ports, more reasonable
warehousing, and, in the longer
term, better transnational
interaction over taxes and duties
among other things.
4.	Education
Djibouti, a place with very
small population has more than
60% of its population working. The
Université de Djibouti, inaugurated
in 2006, is the only college-level
education benefactor in Djibouti.
Today also those who have enough
money it still leave the country
for education. In such a young
economy, there is a countless need
for practical abilities resulting
from management institutes and
vocational preparatory schools.
The schools can help develop local
skills, especially entrepreneurial
related skills, essential to enlarge
an economy reliant on foreign
backing and imports.
5.	Livestock
Livestock remains the main
commotion in the rural world
which is done in two ways:
nomadic and sedentary. About
90% of upbringing is nomadic,
the rest is sedentary. Breeding
also signifies a sturdy element of
financial addition as soon as it goes
beyond the stage of modest feeding.
Djibouti owns an important
livestock and due to its strategic
position, its assets plays a major
role of regional trade in cattle.
The possibility of the sector of
breeding is high and full of animal
resources, but it demands modern
technology and foreign investment
in revolution activities like modern
glacier massacre houses for export.
7. 	 Fishing
With 372 km of shoreline, the
area of mainland ledge Djibouti
broken by fisheries is about 2,276
km2. Despite the potential fish
with sustainable levels of misuse
are estimated at 9,300 tons for
demersal fish and large aquatic
fish and 22,000 tons for small
aquatic domestic production
varies between 1,600 and 1,900
tons of yearly moorings. Currently,
the fisheries sector provides
permanent engagement of 3 600
persons.
AFRICA’S NEXT
TRADE HUB
MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
BusinessBuzz 05
Philips Announces Collaboration with
Power Free Education Technology (PET)
To Commercialize Innovative Wind-Up
Fetal Heart Rate Monitor
Diamond Bank Sponsors VVF Surgeries,
Donates Equipment to Fistula Centres
Vodafone Tanzania Targets Farmers with Mobile Services
Vodacom launches SA-targeted tablet
Royal Philips (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG),
announced a partnership with South
Africa based not-for-profit organization,
PET (Power Free Education
Technology), to further develop, test
and commercialize a Wind-up Doppler
Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (in
short: Wind-up Fetal Doppler), a unique
power-independent clinical innovation
aimed at addressing the high rates of
preventable infant mortality across
Africa.
The Wind-up Fetal Doppler is a
device to easily and accurately count
the fetal heart rate while the mother is
in labor. The Wind-up Fetal Doppler will
be commercialized by the Philips Africa
Innovation Hub, which is the center
for developing innovations “in Africa-
for Africa” in the areas of healthcare,
lighting and healthy living. The Philips
Africa Innovation Hub has unveiled
the first Philips prototype of the Wind-
up Fetal Doppler, underpinning their
commitment to the partnership. The
prototype is subject to clinical testing
and regulatory approval, before release
for general usage.
Current methods to measure the
fetal heart rate are either too expensive,
too inaccurate or rely on replaceable
batteries or electricity to run; the Wind-
up Fetal Doppler is especially designed
to empower midwives and delivering
nurses to give better care.
“It is very hard to do an accurate
measurement with a Pinard-
stethoscope, because you need to be
able to hear the fetal heart well and
count the rate correctly. It is often
also uncomfortable for the mother. A
Doppler ultrasound fetal heart rate
monitor is a good solution, but the
current monitors on the market require
mains or battery power, and are not
robust enough.” states, Anneke Jagau,
a midwife working for PET.
PET has been working on the
development of the hand cranked,
About 30,000 Tanzanian farmers
will benefit from a partnership
that will see them receive mobile
services to improve their farming
practices. The programme
targets coffee, cotton and cocoa
smallholder farmers in Tanzania
under the Olam International
umbrella.
unrelieved obstructed labour. The
consequences of such damage are
urinary or faecal incontinence
and related conditions in women.
According to the World Health
Organisation (WHO), the condition
is the single most dramatic
aftermath of neglected childbirth.
A2008 research by NDHS
shows that Nigeria has the highest
prevalence of VVF in the world with
approximately 400,000–800,000
women living with the condition
and about 20,000 new cases
occurring annually. Ninety percent
of the cases go untreated.
Mrs.Ayona Trimnell,
Head, Corporate
Communications,Diamond Bank
PLC, said that the Bank places high
Wind-up Fetal Doppler for many years,
and they verified the positive impact of
the device in tests in Uganda, where
60% more cases of abnormal fetal
heart rate were detected in labor,
compared to the standard Pinard-
stethoscope.
Maarten van Herpen, Head of the
Philips Africa Innovation Hub, states:
“Philips is open to collaborations
with key stakeholders, including
governments and NGOs, to create
impactful innovations that matter to
people and address the key challenges
that confront society. PET has invested
many years in the development of
this important idea. I am honored
that PET has chosen Philips as the
company that is best positioned to
commercialize it and make it available
across Africa”.
“We are very excited about the
collaboration with Philips”, said Dr
Francois Bonnici, Director of PET and
Director of the Bertha Centre for Social
Innovation at the University of Cape
Town, “We chose to work with Philips
because of a strong alignment on the
mission to improve people’s lives with
meaningful innovation. As a market
leader in healthcare, Philips will be
able to make our innovation available
and affordable for frontline healthcare
workers across the African continent.”
Philips remains consistently
committed to reducing child mortality
and improving maternal health,
linked to the current UN Millennium
Development Goals 4 and 5 (MDGs);
the company has also made a pledge to
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s
initiative Every Woman Every Child and
committed to improving the lives of 100
million women and children by 2025
targeting sub-Saharan Africa where
high maternal and infant mortality can
be addressed through early diagnosis
and preventative care.
Modern Ghana
A
s part of its Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR)
initiativetopromotethetotal
health and wellbeing of women
in Nigeria, Diamond Bank PLC, a
leading retail bank in Nigeria, will
be sponsoring medical surgeries for
15 young Nigerian women suffering
from Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF).
The project, which is in
partnership with Extended Hands
Charity, a non-governmental
organisation, has also concluded
arrangements to donate medical
equipment to selected fistula
centres across the country.
VVFs are holes resulting
from the breakdown of the tissue
between the vaginal wall and
the bladder or rectum caused by
The deal also brings together,
Connected Farmer Alliance (CFA),
the US Agency for International
Development (USAID) and not-for-
profit organisation, TechnoServe.
Services will include text
messages on how to improve
farming practice, market price
information for their produce
and training session updates. The
telecom hopes to also replace cash
transactions between the farmers
with mobile money, MPesa.
Vodafone Group Regional CEO,
Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific
Region Serpil Timuray, said: “In
this case, mobile services are being
used to enhance farmers’ lives and
transformbusiness
performance at
all points of the
agricultural value
chain. These
partnerships have
a powerful effect
in helping rural
c o m m u n i t i e s
develop new skills
and grow revenues.
Vodafone is
committed to using
its technology
to help improve
the livelihoods
of smallholder
farmers around
the world.”
TechnoServe Vice President
Global Development Simon Winter,
said: “Seventy-five per cent of the
Vodacom has launched a low-cost tablet that has
been designed specifically for the South African
market, reported City Press. This was in a bid
to drive greater data usage as voice revenues
continue to slide.
“Just over a year ago we stepped back and
looked at the devices currently in the market in
South Africa and realised there was a massive
gap. The smartphones and tablets on offer were
either prohibitively expensive or cheap and badly
specced,” said Vodacom’s commercial officer
Phil Patel.
“We sketched out what we thought the ideal
specifications were for South Africa, and using
the purchasing power of Vodafone’s global
device team, we were able to have the device
manufactured at a price point that works out at R2
per day.”
Vodacom said in a statement that the low-
cost tablet called the Vodacom Smart Tab 3G will
be available on prepaid for R999. The device will
be on sale from Wednesday.
In August, Vodacom released its first low-cost
smartphone Kicka, and according to Patel over
250,000 units have been sold in a month and a
half. He estimated that the data usage per unit was
on average 100-150MB. Rival MTN also has its
world’s poor live in rural areas,
with the vast majority dependent
on agriculture for all or part of their
incomes. Growth in the agricultural
sector, therefore, has been shown
to be at least twice as effective
at reducing poverty as growth in
other sectors. Tanzania is a model
example of this. But unlike in more
developed countries, its farmers do
not have sophisticated technology
and infrastructure to rely on. This
programme will help to change
that.”
Balancing-Africa
premium on women’shealth and
its Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) is strategically focused
on reaching as many women as
possible who may require help.
According to her, “VVF is an
avoidable medical condition and
the initiative to reduce its spread
is borne out of Diamond’s Bank’s
commitmenttoreducethematernal
mortality rate in the country.
The initiative will sensitise
women on how to internalise good
health habits as well as make better
informed choices regarding their
health and those of their partners.
It will also provide basic
healthcare services to women
in rural areas and empower
them economically in the areas
of agriculture and trading.This
unique approach will ensure that
the affected women are able to
make better choices concerning
their wellbeing and also have the
economic power to improve their
living standards.”
The programme commences in
October in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Modern Ghana
own low-cost device called the Steppa.
“Introducing high-quality, low-priced devices is
just one leg of our three-part strategy to connect
South Africa. The first leg is the network itself – we’re
investing R9bn across South Africa this year to
expand both the reach and quality of our coverage,”
Patel said.
He said the focus was on township, rural and
greater suburban areas and the network was being
built to support video and multimedia.
Patel acknowledged that income in rural and
township areas especially may be limited and he
said the approach to pricing of data will not be the
same as with the cities.
Balancing-Africa
mONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
FRANKLY SPEAKING06
By kirit sobti,
editor, iat
editor@indoafricatimes.com
T
he tale of Africa’s growth is ever-changing. Six
of the world’s fastest growing economies are in
Africa! It is alike essential that the triumphs of
any country are amalgamated and improved upon.
In the last 15 years Mozambique’s economy has
ripened gradually at an outstanding 7.7 percent per
year, compelled by the service sector, light industry,
and agriculture. This development beat of the economy
is anticipated to be preserved or even surge with an
enormous inflow of investment, by now identified, on
the order of $15 billion–$20 billion.
Mozambique has, no doubt, enormous
potential fortified by its gigantic natural resources.
Mozambique’s geographical location as a natural entry
and exit point for the flow of goods to its landlocked
neighbours will continue to back up the country’s
transport channels.
The central transport infrastructure spreads from
the Port of Beira to Zimbabwe, and slightly to Malawi
and Zambia. The southern transport network links the
Port of Maputo to the northeastern part of South Africa,
Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
These two “transport clusters” are multimodal,
mostly functional, and by now enticing attention
among private investors. Additionally, Mozambique
is well gifted with hydropower potential; it is before
now a net exporter of electricity, and can anticipated to
play an acute character
in the power trade of
the region through
the progress of its
hydropower latent in
the near future.
Transport
infrastructure is
advanced transversely,
west–east, joining
mining and agricultural
clusters inside
Mozambique and in
neighboring countries
to exit ports. The
connectivity among
population concentrations, as well as the eminence
of roads, along these transport corridors is relatively
good. The railway system is functional and has been
fascinating private interest in recent years. The road
network has seen an overhaul in investment and
rehabilitation, and a second-generation road fund has
been set in place.
Nevertheless Mozambique still confronts
critical infrastructure challenges. Perchance the
unambiguous lies in the transport sector. While some
of the transport corridors are mostly functional in
furnishing regional connectivity and linking mining
and key production centers to ports, Mozambique’s
connectivity among urban and economic clusters is
relatively inadequate, lacking linkages that connect
parallel corridors to each other.
With the exception of the lately settled north-
south National Road N1, the country has no (or has
very limited) connection among the several west-
east corridors, and evolving full connectivity would
necessitate continued and massive investments over
decades, with the expected involvement of the private
sector and nontraditional financiers.
POURING INVESTMENT
Mozambique has the
coal capacity, but it needs
the infrastructure to
unlock this capacity. The
Sena railway's capabilities
are limited. The ports
have shallow bays and
are only suitable for
handy-size vessels.
Mr. Victor Gomes
President of Mozambique Ports
and Railways
Mr. Ricardo Saad
Chief Executive of Vale's
Mozambique operations
US $2.2 billion is to be injected by the
public enterprise Ports and Railways
of Mozambique (CFM) in partnership
with the private concessionaire of the
Port of Maputo (MPDC), on the project
Maputo to update the logistics of the
Maputo Corridor. Both the companies
are looking forward to meet the demand
for the exchange of goods between
Mozambique, Swaziland and South
Africa, hoping for the revolution of
Maputo Corridor in 2015. Financial
inoculation will be used to prepare the
rail and port infrastructure in Maputo
for "the big challenge of focusing on
cargo transportation via railway" as
the present infrastructure of Maputo
Corridor supports trucks than trains.
Chairman Victor Gomes, CFM Board
of Directors (PCA), when asked about
the advantages of the flow of goods via
railway articulated that the new system
will bring "more comfort, safety and
speed" in trade within the neighboring
countries. The second reason for
investment in the multi-billion-dollar
project between CFM and MPDC was
to provide a platform for regional
logistic trade by railway companies
of Mozambique, Swaziland and South
Africa, the JOC.
The JOC, which was inaugurated in
last September, is destined to enhance
the use of railways in trade in the region.
Jacob Zuma, South African President
announced an investment of 300 billion
rands in state-owned worker Transnet
Freight Rail which will support the
Maputo Corridor logistics project.
In the last 10 years, Mozambique's
economy has developed progressively
at a striking rate of 7.7 percent per
year, motivated by the service sector,
light industry, and agriculture. This
stride is predicted to endure or even
upsurge with the enormous incursion
of already-planned investment on the
order of $15-20 billion. Mozambique's
infrastructure is well advanced in some
sectors, with its east-west transport
infrastructure, power grid, and water
and sanitation networks. But the nation
still faces acute challenges in these
and other areas, including developing
north-south transport connections,
properly managing the water system,
and expanding hydroelectric generation
to meet potential. Mozambique
spent about $664 million per year on
infrastructure during the late 2000s,
with as much as $204 million lost
annually to inefficiencies. Associating
spending needs with existing spending
and potential efficiency gains leaves
an annual funding gap of $822 million
per year. The country could reach
infrastructure targets in 20 years
through a amalgamation of augmented
finance, enhanced efficiency, and cost-
reducing innovations.
US $2.2 billion to be
injected on Maputo
Corridor Logistics
Project
The main challenge now
is to have a very good railway
system and a very good ports
and logistics system which can
give customers cost-effective
value, In Maputo, we have
Maputo Port Development
Company operating in
partnership with CFM, in Beira
we have Cornelder, and in
Cabo Delgado we have the
port of Pemba.
The railway
system is
functional
and has
been
fascinating
private
interest in
recent years.
Infrastructure Matters to Mozambique
As a final point, upholding the quickly growing
road and rail network is a huge hurdle to overcome,
institutionally and financially, as the size of the
network seems to outshine the capacity of the country
to furnish funds for its upkeep.
As for water resources, the country’s massive
prospective has been only moderately tapped. The key
task is how to handgrip the wide range of differing
water uses within an environmentally cognizant
framework. The existing irrigation area can be
prolonged expressively with good economic returns.
Turning to Mozambique’s public infrastructure
needs, it will necessitate continued spending of more
than $1.7 billion per year within the next decade, or
the equivalent of 26 percent of the Gross Domestic
Product (GDP); this is among the highest in the
southern region. This is grounded on accomplishing an
explanatory set of infrastructure targets, and cogitates
only public infrastructure needs without taking
into account the private infrastructure needs of the
concessions allied with coal, iron ore, and aluminum.
Close to 70 percent of these needs are imitative from
capital needs, and the highest annual price tag is
associated with the power sector.
When all bases of spending are taken into account,
Mozambique spent an annual average of about $664
million on infrastructure during the late 2000s. That
is equal to about 10
percent of its GDP, a
relatively high share
likened with other
African countries,
though still only
about half of the share
that the estimated
needs would require.
Around two-thirds of
total infrastructure
expenditure is
investment.
Transport
engrosses the largest
share of that spending
and water, information and communication technology
(ICT) and power signifies similar level of spending. The
public sector (through taxes and user fees) and official
development assistance are the largest source of
investment, followed distantly by private funds.
A total of $204 million is lost yearly to inadequacies,
mainly because of the misalignment between tariffs
and costs in the power and water-supply sectors.
Only by chasing an investment agenda that takes into
account regional dynamics and positions Mozambique
as a key power exporter is there potential for reducing
marginal costs of power below the existing tariff and
therefore eliminating this inefficiency.
Evaluating spending needs against prevailing
spending and potential efficiency gains leaves an
annual funding gap of $822 million per year, or 12.5
percent of GDP, most of it associated with water
and sanitation and power. Under business-as-usual
assumptions for spending and efficiency, it would take
over 50 years for the country to touch these goals. Yet
with a combination of increased financing, improved
efficiency, and cost-reducing innovations, it should be
conceivable to cut that time to 20 years.
MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
TRAVEL&tourism 07
T
he Republic of Burundi is a small country with rising mountains
and lovely beaches which makes it a beautiful place and can be
visited by the visitors. Going years have brought improvements
in health care, a spike in coffee and tea exports, and other significant
economic progresses.
If you are thinking to relax on the beaches of the enormous Lake
Tanganyika or bird viewing in one of the country’s many national parks,
Burundi just might be your ideal holiday spot. Burundi is getting a drip
of travelers and the country is safer now than it has been for years.
Its humid capital, Bujumbura, has a lovely location on the shores of
Lake Tanganyika outer of the city witnesses some of the finest inland
beaches on the continent.
A Place with Rising
Mountains & Beaches
BURUNDI
BujumburaThe town is actually a lovely, hygienic, well-ordered town. The city has the main port of thecountry and transports most of the country'sexport, a town with a large market, the nationalstadium, a large mosque and the churchfor the Bishopric. It has many magnetismslike “belvedere” on the topmost of the hill, adominating point of the town offering a uniqueview onto Lake Tanganyika. It is a good placewhere you can find the old masks of Congo tribesfrom the Congolese handicraft village in town.
Pierre Livingstone – Stanley
“Livingstone Stanley Stone” can be found only
12 km out of Bujumbura if went in the direction
of south. The place witnesses of the time of
November 1871, the two voyagers Stanley and
Livingstone spent few days after coming from
Tanzania along Lake Tanganyika and reflects
about their findings and hypothesis over the real
source of the river Nile.
Nyanza Region
Southern Burundi
Nyanza, is characterized by the
agricultural estate of palm trees and
local manufacture of palm oil. Visiting
the Pyramid, where southern source
of river Nile is found, and Muhweza
hot water site, well known place for
thermal water treatment. Makamba
should be visited for the traditional
dances.
Bugarama – GitegaSecond largest city in Burundi it is locatedexactly on the center of the country.National Museum can be visited inGitega. It has a collection of the past andpresent portraying old-style and ethniccivilizations. The royal palace, the tombof the last queen, the local craft village,the Gitega Art School for ceramics,paintings and sculptures can be visited inGitega. Mr. Lazare Rurerekana, one of thegreatest artists in Burundi, has opened
his workshop here.
Gishora Drums Sanctuary
The most exciting cultural places in Burundi
is the Gishora Drums Sanctuary found on
the hills few km out of Gitega. The sanctuary
was opened in 1989 and offers to visitors the
exhibitions of the group of dancers and drum
players. The drums were used only on special
occasions and played the professionals who
were appointed by the king to do so in the
Burundi tradition. A visit to the Gishora drum
sanctuary will help inform you more about the
cultural tradition of Burundi
Ruvubu National Park
The park covers about 500 sq. Kms. It is mainly
made up of Savannah vegetation, swamps and
gallery forests. Ruvubu National Park is a home to
a number of animals like hippopotamus, buffalos,
crocodiles, waterbucks. Though there are limited
number of animals in the park several plans are
there to reintroduce zebras and antelopes. There
are different types of monkeys like vervet monkey,
red colobus, and baboons. The vegetation is very
fascinating and the view from the top of the hills
overseeing the river is matchless. The park also
has more than 425 bird species among which
some are nit found anywhere in the world and
there are different species of flowers.
PLACES TO VISIT
Rusizi Natural Reserve
Rusizi Natural reserve is situated in the North
of the city of Bujumbura and is divided into two
parts: the larger part lies on the eastern bank
of Rusizi River whereas the smaller part forms
the delta of Rusizi at the entrance point of Lake
Tanganyika. From the river banks many hippos
can be seen, water birds like cormorants,
pelicans, Egyptian goose, African white Faced
duck, herons, moreover the typical African dwarf
crocodiles can also be viewed.
Beans, cassava,
sorghum and
corn are mainly
taken in food by
the Burundians.
Fresh fish from
Tanganyika is a
cooking delight.
The national dish
is beef brochettes
(kebabs) and
grilled plantains
(cooked bananas)
present almost
everywhere.
Hotels there have
international food
with a mixture
of South Asian
community.
mONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
TALKINGTECHNOLOGY08
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IT’S ALL ABOUT
CREATIVITY
MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09
For the caramel sauce
	 1 cup sugar
	1 1/4 cups heavy cream
	1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt
	1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the custard
	2 cups whole milk
	1 cup heavy cream
	4 large egg yolks
	1/4 cup sugar
For the caramel sauce
1.	Heat 1 cup of sugar in a large heavy skillet
over medium heat. Stir to sugar evenly.
2.	Add 1 1/4 cups cream, continue to cook,
stirring until all the caramel has dissolved.
3.	Pour caramel into a separate bowl, stir in 1/2
teaspoon of sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon of
vanilla. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
For the base
In a medium-size heat-proof bowl, whisk the
egg yolks until smooth. Once smooth, gradually
whisk in the sugar until the mixture is thick and
upcoming
An investment in knowledge
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THOUGHT OF
THE WEEK
International
Conference on
Hydrology and
Watershed Management
The conference will cover areas
like Exchange Of Information,
Deliberations, Cross Fertilization
Of Ideas And Research
Outcomes So As To Evolve
Ways And Means To Address
The Practical Challenges
Encountered In All Aspects Of
Water And Environment In The
Changing Scenario.
Date: 29 Oct-01 Nov 2014
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium,
Hyderabad, India
International
Conference on
Computational
Advancement in
Communication Circuits
and Systems
The conference will cover
areas like Artificial Intelligence
And Machine Learning,
Computer Architecture And Vlsi,
Simulation And Modeling, Data
Management, Exploration And
Mining.
Date: 30 Oct-01 Nov 2014
Venue: Narula Institute of
Technology, Kolkata, India
Asia Pacific Association
for Medical Informatics
Conference
It is organized by the Healthcare
Information and Management
Systems Society. The
conference will cover areas
like set in motion the process
of a nationwide adoption of
comprehensive EHR in India,
riding piggy back on the UID
project which has already been
set in motion.
Date: 30 Oct-02 Nov 2014
Venue: All India Institute of Medical
Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
Food Service Expo
It is going to be a great show
with huge gathering of the
restaurant and Food Service
Industry in India. The show will
be displaying a large variety id
products and services offered
by the leading companies
in the industry. The show is
designed to provide latest
trends and cutting edge to grow
and enhance your businesses.
The show will also provide
unparalleled opportunity for
networking and collaborations
to enhance your business
domains. Visitors will get the
opportunity to see and buy from
the best in the market and that
too offered by big brands.
Date: 30 Oct-01 Nov 2014
Venue: Hyderabad International
Trade Exposition, Hyderabad, India
Neo-International
Conference on Habitable
Environments, LPU,
Punjab
It is organized by the Lovely
Professional University will take
place from 31st October to the
2nd November 2014 in Lovely
Professional University, Punjab,
India. The conference will cover
areas like Green development
and contribution systems, Bye-
laws and regulatory mechanism
for green buildings.
Date: 31 Oct-02 Nov 2014
Venue: Shri Shanti Devi Auditorium,
Chandigarh, India
The Ambassador-designate of Djibouti, Mr. Sai Absieh Warsama presenting his credential to the President, Shri Pranab
Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on October 21, 2014
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pale yellow. Set aside. Combine the milk and cream in a
heavy-bottomed sauce pan and cook over medium heat,
stirring occasionally, until an instant read thermometer
reads 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove milk and cream
mixture from heat. Temper the egg yolks by pouring a
small amount of the hot milk mixture into the yolks while
whisking rapidly. Pour the tempered egg yolks into the
milk and cream, and return to the heat. Continue to cook
until the custard thickens and the instant read thermometer
reaches 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the custard from
the heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a clean
bowl. Let cool 5 minutes. Then mix in the caramel sauce
you made earlier. Chill in an ice bath or in the refrigerator
until completely cool. Freeze in an ice cream maker
according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once it’s out
of the ice cream maker, store in an air-tight container and
freeze for an additional 2 hours.
Prepration Method
	As it melts the liquid will start to turn golden. Right after
you add the cream, this is what happens. Whisky quickly!
Once the caramel has dissolved into the cream. Add the
sea salt and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Then let it cool to
room temperature
The custard is finally ready to chill, and then be put through
the ice cream maker.
1.	It is better to apply castor oil for a
healthy growth of hair.
2.	Wash hair with tea once in a week.
3.	Apply besan in the hair and wash it
with water drained from the cooked
rice.
4.	Soak a handful of gooseberries in a
cup of milk for two hours. Make a
paste and apply on the hair.
5.	Apply the mixture of an egg white,
2 spoons of castor oil, 1 spoon
glycerin, in the scalp and hair. Wash
it after some time.
6.	Massage hair with warm coconut oil
an hour before washing. Cover your
head with a hot towel and wash your
hair after an hour.
7.	Boil a few hibiscus flowers in
coconut oil. Filter and use this hair
oil to control hair loss and thinning.
8.	Do a 'steam-towel-wrap' once in a
while, as this steaming opens out
the pores and absorbs the oil.
9. Soak 1 teaspoon fenugreek
in curd and keep it for a
night. Apply it in the next
morning.
10. Boil coconut oil with
the juices of curry leaves.
Apply on hair, keep it
for some time and
rinse.
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THEFASHIONISTAS10
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Qweci
Qweci Releases a Cover Art for His
Upcoming Single–Anansi S3m
Ghana DJ Awards 2015 Theme Music
Released
AK Songstress Nominated Three Times for MTN 4Syte
Music Video Awards
Dookoom Burns Down the Farm
in Controversial New Music Video
With a love for music and passion
to succeed, shines one of todays
brightest and gifted male vocal soloist,
Producer, Writer... QWECI.
As the first artist to release RB /
SOUL album in Ghana, Qweci is set to
release a new single; Anansi Sem.
From a posted artwork on his
instagram timeline, @officialqweci,
Anansi Sem will obviously talk about
the Spider stories of love, gossips and
lies.
Been away for more than a
decade, the soul singer renaissance
springs from both musicians and fans
longing for more after the release of
his comeback tune, Mipe Wo Saa.
To mark the 3rd anniversary of
the annual Ghana DJ Awards, half
Ghanaian and half Ivorian afro
pop singer, Miray has performed a
historic official awards theme song
featuring top Ghanaian hypeman
Merqury Quaye which was
released yesterday on the awards
official Facebook page.
The afro-pop music titled
‘Rhythm Nation’ will be heard
throughout campaigns and
ultimately open the mega Ghana
DJ Awards show which will be
held at the Accra International
Conference Centre during the first
quarter of 2015.
This is the first of time an
awards program in Ghana has a
tune recorded specially for it.
With technical input from 3fs
studios, Miray said she tried to
come up with something beautiful,
thematic and simple but also edgy
and festive for the occasion.
Signed on to Swagg Luna gh
record label, Miray, real name,
Miray Mansan Gomont first had
a stint with the entertainment
world when she participated
in a dancing competition at
Ivory coast when she was nine
years. Then she participated to a
AK Songstress has been nominated
three times for this year’s MTN
4Syte Music Video Awards.
The energetic
d a n c e h a l l
perfromer was
nominated for
Best Hiphop
video, best
discovery video,
and Best female
video for her
song “Funcky
Fresh”.
The “Rock Ur
Body”singerisup
against Tiffany,
Becca, Eazzy, Mz
Vee,Sala as well
as Irene, who are
also nominated
in the Best
Female Video
category.
Thedancehall
empress who
“Farmer Abrahams had many farms; many
farms had farmer Abrahams,” sings Cape
Flats underground legend and Die Antwoord
collaborator Isaac Mutant, updating the
children’s gospel song Father Abraham. “I work
one of them, and so do you, so let’s go burn
one down.” The music video ends with the band
having branded their logo onto the farm.
Recently, minority rights group AfriForum
laid a complaint of hate speech against
Dookoom with the South African Human Rights
Commission, but Isaac says, “We’re not inciting
violence. No one gets hurt in the video. But
Dookoom
it’s about claiming the land and being angry,
because we have a right to be angry.”
Larney Jou Poes is an impressive debut
from director-to-watch Dane Dodds. “When
Isaac sent me a few tracks to choose from,
Larney Jou Poes made me feel the most
uncomfortable,” says Dane. “As the son of
a farmer, I know those feelings are there, so I
just wanted to make people talk about them,
because they’re often swept under the carpet.”
Born in 1994, Dane’s been making videos
since he was five. He’s spent his first year out
of high school on a film residency with award-
winning Cape Town production company Fly
on the Wall, while also assisting leading street
artists Faith47 and DALeast.
Dane’s been shadowing Fly on the
Wall over school holidays since he was 15,
when he discovered director Bryan little and
photographer Filipa Domingues (Suicide
Monkey) in South African pop culture magazine
One Small Seed. “They’ve been heroes to me,”
he says. “The work they do feels South African;
it’s not someone trying to be European. That’s
the kind of work I want to do.”
Modern Ghana
Larney Jou Poes, Dookoom’s incendiary new music video, premiered on City Press and on vice’s
music channel Noisey recently. The first track on their new EP, A Gangster Called Big Times,
Larney Jou Poes tells the story of a farm uprising in the Western Cape, an area where tensions
have flared regularly between farmers and workers.
And having a world class studio in his
house, a bird whispered to our ears
that Qweci will be releasing single
upon singles in every month. Anansi
Sem is due for release and we can’t
wait to be the first to download.
Modern Ghana
singing reality TV show audition
in France in 2000. Later during
her studies in the United States of
America (2004 – 2008), she got
to record her first professional
song with one of the renowned
New York Recording studios and
later on performed at various
great platforms such as B.B.King
in Times Square (alongside the
legendary Ghanaian musician Kojo
Antwi), Adam Clayton building and
Apollo Theatre in Harlem, Open
Mics at Iguana Cafe dowtown New
York, Marcus Garvey Park during
Teriyah Festival,
etc.
The half
Ghanaian and
half Ivorian
‘ o u t d o o r e d ’
herself to
the Ghanaian
public when
she performed
a l o n g s i d e
S a r k o d i e ,
K w a b e n a
Kwabena, Fuse
ODG and 2face
Idibia at the 24
Nite Concert held
in Kumasi last
year.
The last
edition of the Ghana DJ Awards
held at the National Theatre of
Ghana saw DJ Black of Joy 99.7fm
grab the ultimate Best DJ of The
Year award.
Ghana DJ Awards, the biggest
DJ event in Africa, aims at fostering
the development of the Ghanaian
music industry by rewarding and
celebrating Disc Jockeys who have
excelled in their field of endeavor
and also recognise veteran DJs
who have blazed the trail in the
music industry.
Modern Ghana
recently released ‘Rock Ur Body’
ft Patoranking and ‘Bully Boy’ will
be representing Ghana/Africa at a
national awards ceremony and has
our support.
Modern Ghana
MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
SPORTS2WATCH 11
Kampala Marathon set to welcome
tourists and locals
T
he 11th edition of Uganda’s
single most popular
sporting event, the MTN
Kampala Marathon, will this year
be run on Sunday, November 23.
Tens of thousands of participants
are once again expected to paint
the city in yellow with their event
t-shirts promoting the corporate
colors of main sponsor MTN,
providing an exciting event for
locals and tourists.
Like in past years, the money
raised will largely go towards
providing Ugandans with clean
and safe drinking water, hence the
slogan “Run for Water.”
Runners include professionals
and semiprofessionals, amateurs,
and thousands of others who
train for an entire year to run for
their company, their club, or their
preferred charity, aiming to raise
additional funding over and above
the effort of the organizers.
Sections of Kampala’s main
highways and key roads along the
route will be closed for regular
traffic from about 0600 hours in
the morning until the last runners
have crossed the finish line at the
Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.
The registration fee of
UShs20,000 , equivalent to
about US$8, will in turn give the
participants the trademark yellow
jerseys which are part of a kit given
Roberto Martinez insists that the
Everton faithful will see the best
of loanee Christian Atsu during the
second half of the season.
Atsu arrived at Goodison Park
from Chelsea on a season-long
loan in the summer but the Ghana
international winger has struggled
to make an impact at Goodison
Park thus far. The 22-year-old
has been limited to appearances
off the bench, though he made his
first Premier League start against
Leicester City last month.
to everyone who signs up. Those
using MTN Mobile Money will earn
a rebate of 10 percent, having to
part with only UShs18,000 .
Registration will open soon
and added information about the
event, the route, and where and
how to register will be published
soon, as will this year’s email
contact and relevant website,
as soon as it is released by the
company.
Eturbo News
Bralirwa has backtracked on its earlier
decision not to sponsor the 2014/15
national football league after holding
talks with Sports Minister Joseph
Habineza, Times Sport can exclusively
reveal.
The Brewery Company released
a statement saying that talks with the
Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa)
had not made any progress and
that they had decided not to renew
sponsorship of the league.
“On September 17th, 2014
Bralirwa sent Ferwafa a letter of intent
in which we provided our proposed
renewal terms for sponsorship
of 2014/15 season. After much
discussion we have not been able to
reach an agreement with Ferwafa on
the terms of renewal.”
However Sports Minister Joseph
Habineza met with officials of Bralirwa
and Ferwafa and told this paper that
a deal is expected to be signed next
week.
“I have met with Bralirwa officials
Habineza intervention secures league
sponsorship
Everton hasn’t seen the best of Atsu yet – Martinez
and we had productive talks,” Minister
Habineza said in a phone interview
adding that a deal will be signed very
soon. It is not clear what exactly
the two bodies failed to agree on.
Bralirwa’s Marketing Manager Martine
Gatabazi could not be reached for
comment by press time. Bralirwa is
the only company that has sponsored
the league for the last few years. They
gave Ferwafa Rwf170m last year.
Clubs like Rayon Sport have
criticised Ferwafa for not being able to
negotiate a bigger sponsorship deal.
Aimé Emmanuel Niyonsabye,
Rayon Sport’s Secretary General says
the money
given to the
club is little
and only caters
for transport.
“Last year
we were given
Rwf 200,
000 for every
match day
which is very
small and has
little effect.
Our Club uses
over Rwf2m.
I’m afraid
that this is
what we shall get again this season,”
Niyonsabye says adding that Ferwafa
needs to call for a General meeting with
all stakeholders so that they discuss
how to attract better sponsorship
packages. The blues signed a 3 year
deal with Skol last season where they
received 50.000 Euros and will get a
20% increase this season and the next.
New Times
Having spent last season on
loan at Vitesse in the Eredivisie,
Martinez has urged fans to be
patient with Atsu as he becomes
accustomed to life the Premier
League.
“We need to give him a little bit
of time to adapt to the physicality
of the Premier League just like any
player but especially a winger,”
Martinez told theLiverpool Echo.
“In other leagues referees
allow less contact and they are a
bit more protected.
“It’s just making sure I can give
him the right introduction to his
role. With the minutes he’s had so
far in the Europa League and other
games he’s done well.
“I expect him to be himself in
the second half of the season and
he can be a very important player
for us.
“To be left-footed in that wing
position with a real penetrative
edge like he has can give you a big
advantage.”
Ghanaian Chronicle

Joseph Habineza, Sports Minister, Rwanda
mONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
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Thanks for willing to grant Indo Africa
Times an interview. What is 2nd
Image International and what do you
do?
Thanks for coming. 2nd Image
International is a beauty and fashion
clinic. We are into beauty therapy i.e. skin
care. We take care of the skin that is; we
are into the total grooming of our clients.
We are also into the production of skin
care product which we do through the
Cocoa Research Institute in Ghana and
we are also in partnership with South
Africa and Benin in the production of our
body creams. Apart from that, 2nd Image
is into fashion designing and sowing. We
are also into the training of people who
are interested in getting some skills for
themselves.
Who is Nikki Boa-Amponsem and how
did you become the CEO of 2nd Image
International?
Nikki is a Ghanaian, born and bred
in Ghana. I started my education here
in Ghana and continued to the United
Kingdom where I studied biochemistry
and majored in Health and Beauty
Therapy. With my training I decided to
start my own business and that is how
2nd Image International was born. I
started in London where I worked for
two years and moved to Ghana and for
more than ten years now, we have been
working hard to impact our generation.
As a CEO, what has been your
motivation and how did you manage
to get this far in the fashion industry
here in Ghana?
My motivation is to see to it that the
people of my country are well groomed
in their appearance, well clothed and
have a healthy skin care. My other
motivation is to give skills training to the
young people in the fashion industry. I’m
into this with my two sons, Thomas who
is handling the ICT department and Clint
who is in charge of administration.
How do you see the beauty and
fashion industry in Ghana?
In Ghana, the fashion industry is
limited to just the cutting and sowing
of cloths but the fashion industry is
more than that and 2nd Image has come
to change that perception. We have
ventured further into designing and
we are not just doing it but we are also
training people in designing as well. Also
I have seen that Ghanaian women are
only into make-ups and not body therapy
so we have taken our work into the next
level of body therapy to give Ghanaian
women a proper body care.
How are people patronizing your
training and what are the caliber of
people attending the school?
The response is overwhelming. We
have students coming from the lower
level of education thus the Junior High
School certificate holders through
to the Higher Diploma holders and
University graduate. Our primary aim
is to give them skills which can help
them get themselves established after
graduation. That will in fact reduce the
graduate unemployment rate in Ghana.
Skill training is lacking in Ghana and
our universities produce graduates who
cannot get jobs and cannot also create
one for themselves. We are not interested
in that sort of education. So far, we have
about 10% of JHS holders, 80% Senior
High and Higher National Diploma (HND)
holders and about 10% of university
graduate enrolling in our school every
year.
What are your achievements and
challenges in your vocation?
Our greatest achievement is the
number of people we are able to enroll
every year into our vocational school
and the number of our students who
graduate with the needed skills. The
challenges are numerous but we are
determined to surmount them all.
There’s some amount of competition
out there but we are embolden by them
because we are focused and we working
had to reach our goal.
How are you able to work with your
own sons?
Well, it’s easy. We have cultivated
respect for one another throughout their
young and adult life and so working
together is not difficult at all.
How do you see the beauty and
fashion industry in Ghana?
In Ghana, the fashion industry is
limited to just the cutting and sowing
of cloths but the fashion industry is
more than that and 2nd Image has come
to change that perception. We have
ventured further into designing and
we are not just doing it but we are also
training people in designing as well. Also
I have seen that Ghanaian women are
only into make-ups and not body therapy
so we have taken our work into the next
level of body therapy to give Ghanaian
women a proper body care.
What is the future for 2nd Image
International?
We are looking forward to building a
university that will not only give skills to
our people but also administrative and
entrepreneurship skill which will help
our graduate to not only start their own
businesses but also how to manage them.
The Ghanaian fashion industry has seen some improvement since Nikki Boa-Amponsem,
the CEO of 2nd Image International came to the fashion scene. Indo Africa Times Ghana
correspondent Francis L. Sackitey visited the CEO at her Adabraka school and clinic in
Accra Ghana and has come out with this interview.
Giving the Ghanaian Fashion Industry a new look
Nikki Boa-Amponsem
Astute Cosmetologist
 Fashion Designer,
Ghana

MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014

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  • 1. www.indoafricatimes.com MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014 Title Code: DELENG18579 • RNI NO: DELENG/2014/54666 • Postal Registration No.: DN/325/2014-2016 • VOL. 1 • NO. 42 • Page 12 • Price `10 pg08 pg 04 pg 02 pg 11 Continued to page 03 pg 07 T he Second Ministerial Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in Africa officially opened at the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Rabat, Morocco, on October 15, 2014. The opening session concentrated on the requirement for bilateral and multilateral arrangements in science and technology. During the period of three-day Forum the ministers in attendance anticipated a gesture calling for a new science and technology support fund. This new fund would be succeeded by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The Moroccan Minister for Science and Technology, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, emphasized the significance of science and technology research in furnishing actual renovation in Africa. "We need to adapt science and technology to Africa's needs." The Minister then called on the community to "recognize and act upon the need for cooperation in science and technology". The AfDB's Resident Representative in Morocco, Yacine Fal, commented on the vital role that science, technology and innovation play in accomplishing the Bank's essential objective: namely to deliver sustainable and comprehensive growth for Africa. "TheAfDBisfocusedondevelopingqualificationsandtechnology," stated Fal. She then deliberated the Bank's current investment in regional centres of excellence, intended to develop the under- represented skills that Africa needs to accomplish revolution. The Bank is dedicated to working closely with its clients to provide inclusive growth through science and technological modernism, and has recently begun developing and endorsing knowledge and skills infrastructures in hunt of this objective. The Pan-African University is a flawless illustration of this commitment. Recent studies have designated a robust ethos of novelty in African businesses, including AFRICA’S NEXT TRADE HUB: DJIBOUTI A Place with Rising Mountains & Beaches: BURUNDI IT’S ALL ABOUT CREATIVITY PROMOTING GREEN GROWTHAdapting Science and Technology to Africa's Needs WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola Transmission Habineza intervention secures league sponsorship
  • 2. Wassupafrica02 EU may boost exit screening in Ebola-hit states Africa’s Top Business School Seeks Free Thinkers for Radical Innovation E uropean health ministers agreed to launch an immediate review of the screening of passengers departing Ebola-hit countries in West Africa and boost them if the measures are found to be failing. The ministers also agreed at a meeting in Brussels to coordinate measures at entry points to the 28-nation European Union, although any decision on screening rests with individual countries, health commissioner Tonio Borg said. Borg said the European Commission, the EU executive, "will immediately undertake an audit of exit screening systems in place in the affected countries... to check their effectiveness and reinforce them as necessary". The review of the exit screening in Liberia, Guinea and Sierre Leone will be conducted in coordination with the World Health Organization, he said. Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin told the same news conference he wanted the database plan in place "as soon as possible WHO congratulates Senegal on ending Ebola Transmission WHO officially declares the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus. The introduced case was confirmed on 29 August in a young man who had travelled to Dakar, by road, from Guinea, where he had had direct contact with an Ebola patient. Senegal's response is a good example of what to do when faced with an imported case of Ebola. The government, under leadership of President Macky Sall and the Minister of Health Dr Awa Coll- Seck, reacted quickly to stop the disease from spreading. The government's response plan included identifying and monitoring 74 close contacts of the patient, prompt testing of all suspected cases, stepped- up surveillance at the country's many entry points and nationwide public awareness campaigns. WHO treated this case as a public health emergency and immediately dispatched a team of epidemiologists to work alongside staff from the Ministry of Health, and other partners, including Médecins sans Frontières and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On 5 September, laboratory samples from the patient tested negative, indicating that he had recovered from Ebola virus disease. He returned to Guinea on 18 September. Senegal has maintained a high level of active “case finding” for 42 days – twice the maximum incubation period of Ebola virus disease – to detect possible unreported cases of infection. While the outbreak is now officially over, Senegal's geographical position makes the country vulnerable to additional imported cases of Ebola virus disease. It continues to remain vigilant for any suspected cases by strict compliance with WHO guidelines. Eturbo News because it will remain the best way for us to follow the movement of passengers". The ministers also agreed to "coordinate national measures" at EU arrival points such as having common protocols and procedures on passenger questionaires. Several health workers have been evacuated back to Europe from Africa with Ebola, but the only recorded case of transmission on the continent so far is a Spanish nurse in Madrid. With the decision up to member states to decide what measures to take, the meeting was focused on coordinating efforts to stop the spread of the worst-ever outbreak of the virus, whose victims have almost all been in west Africa. Borg said experts will hold a "workshop" in Brussels on November 4 "to exchange best practices on infection control" but reiterated the European position that an epidemic on the continent is highly unlikely. But Borg said the commission is expected to sign a deal in the next few weeks with the US State Department to use planes operated by the American government to evacuate any infected EU health workers. Natalia Alonso, an official with the British-based humanitarian group Oxfam, criticised the EU meeting which drew 21 health ministers at short notice. "Europe was more concerned about its border controls rather than what it should be doing to contain the spread of the disease in West Africa," Alonso said. She said the EU should deploy more medical staff and equipment as well as military personnelinthenexttwoweeks.EU nations have contributed aid worth about 450 million euros ($575 million) to Ebola-hit countries, including 180 million euros from the Commission, officials said. Modern Ghana The University of Cape Town Graduate School of business is inviting applications to its pioneering MPhil specialising in Inclusive Innovation – a hands-on postgraduate degree that aims to generate practical and scalable sustainable solutions to African challenges. Africa’s top business school, the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business (GSB), is looking for a special kind of person to join its 2015 intake of the Master of Philosophy specialising in Inclusive Innovation (MPhil). Now in its third year, the MPhil is an interdisciplinary, research- based degree designed to enable free thinking individuals with big ideas to work collaboratively on the development of sustainable solutions to Africa’s most intractable problems. To further support the achievement of this goal, the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is offering two scholarships for the 2015 programme – to be awarded to outstanding candidates from across Africa. “Innovation is now firmly recognised as the key driver for growth in both developed and developing economies – but the reality is that the take- up of innovation in Africa, as a key solution to socio-economic issues, is low,” says Dr François Bonnici, director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the GSB. The MPhil is positioned to change this.” Bonnici says that the MPhil creates the conditions for creative people from across the spectrum of disciplines to work together on complexchallengesinwhatisavital first step in allowing innovation to thrive in Africa. Students on the MPhil will collaborate with entrepreneurs in the Solution Space, an innovation and entrepreneurship hub located on the GSB campus where learning and action converge to support the development and the incubation of new business models. “The fuel to innovate is created when individuals who are deeply committed to changing the world for the better and have the right expertise, life experience, passion and ideas, come together and are given free reign and in an environment unconstrained by set cultures and poised to support new possibilities,” says Professor Kosheek Sewchurran, director of the Executive MBA at the GSB. Candidates on the MPhil can explore inclusive business model innovation across several themes, ranging from healthcare, education, finance, housing, the environment and sustainability. The solutions generated are however, not only limited to new enterprise creation but could be taken up by government or civil society. “We are not placing limits on anything,” says Sewchurran. “Our goal is radical innovation and sustainable solutions for Africa – we aren’t concerned with what shape or form these take – only which they work.” Classes are delivered in four modules and for the majority of year students will spend their time in the field on research activities and the creation and live demonstrations of their inventions. Each student will be expected to develop a creative idea by prototyping and testing the product or service via a pilot and then further developing an inclusive business model. Walter Baets, director of the GSB, says that the MPhil is part of the GSB’s commitment to being rooted in responsiveness relevant to the needs of the continent. “We are looking for people who are bright and who are extremely passionate about making a difference,” said Baets. “Not your average student, but someone who has proven themselves and now wants to think big, and learn how to apply these ideas to create radical business models, services and products. “This will help put that into action, through the ideas and innovations it aims to generate nurture and realize. We are seeking togenerateworld-classinnovations to build Africa’s future.” Modern Ghana Associate Professor Kosheek Sewchurran at GSB (Graduate School of Business)  MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
  • 3. Wassupafrica 03 FROM PAGE 01 The World Bank Board of Directors approved $97 million to support Ghana’son-goingactionstoimprove the efficiency and coverage of government service delivery using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The proposed project is structured along four major components to reflect: enabling environment for electronic government and business; foundational systems for electronic identification to promote electronic servicedeliveryandsocialinclusion; scaling up of ICT applications and services to improve services in priority sectors in Ghana; and effective project management. The Enabling Environment for Electronic Government and Business component which is ($15.45 million) will support policies, laws, regulations and institutional capacity building to stimulate supply and demand Seychelles tireless efforts to position its destination as a regional leader of excellence gained recognition during the 2014 World Travel Awards. Seychelles nominees were in the categories of leading beach destination, Airline Business Class, Cabin Crew, Cruise Destination, Cruise Port, Green Resort Hotel Brand and Villa Resorts and came out on top in the Indian Ocean region. Voted by Travel agents world -wide, Seychelles outshone Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion and walked away with World Travel Award for Best destination. Air Seychelles, the country’s national airline score highest points, surpassing Air Mauritius, Maldivian and Air Austral for leading Airline- Business Class. The Airline endless investment to build a star line crew by excellence was rewarded with the title of the region leading Cabin Crew. With these two awards Air Seychelles proved beyond any doubt that it is by far in a better position in the region as the leading Indian Ocean regional airline. Seychelles Port Authority’s drive to continuously improve its infrastructure for cruise liners and position Port Victoria as a model in the region was hailed when it won the leading cruise Port. In the leading cruise destination category Seychelles was also positioned first. North Island scooped title of Leading Green Resort. Eight Indian Ocean Resort & Spa were nominated in this category. Last but not least Hilton Hotel & Spa scooped two awards in leading Hotel Brands and leading villa resorts. “To receive multiple awards across Labriz and Northolme from the World Travel Awards is an outstanding privilege and a great honour, for the hotels and for all team members,” said Claus Steiner, Cluster General Manager – Seychelles Hotels. Mr Claus Steiner added “Both Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa and Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa welcome guests from many different countries and I am those located in Fragile States. Nevertheless, researchers and entrepreneurs across the continent necessitate additional researchanddevelopmentbacking to bring their philosophies and projects to life. This funding gap could be occupied by increasing R&D expenditure by just 1% of GDP. Additionally, Fal claimed that the paybacks of technology and science cannot be comprehended without hard legal frameworks and appropriate public policies. Other speakers at the Forum encompassed representatives of UNESCO, ISESCO and Finland, as well as n u m e r o u s academics a n d experts. A l l s p e a k e r s s e t t l e d that the Forum was an occasion to "grow" new ideas and progress new "formulas" for tangible projects to endorse green growth in Africa. "We must present a united front in our World Bank allocates $97m to transform Ghana’s ICT projectof electronic services with the help of a transparent, secure and open environment, and will include revisions to the existing laws and regulations as may be necessary. On the supply side, the World Bank explained that it would support the enabling environment for digital economy, including facilitating interventions for more efficient storage of electronic data, and opening up of data in a format that is usable by citizens for policy, research, and business development. On the demand side, it will support better leveraging of digital platforms to create job and entrepreneurship opportunities. The second component- Support for Upgrading National Identification System and Online Verification Services ($29.15 million) will provide support to develop a robust national identification system based on international standards to help prepare Ghana for a modern e-commerce industry, improved e-government services, and alleviate poverty. The project will assist the government to link key agencies, including the Births and Deaths Registries, the Department of Social Seychelles scoop numerous 2014 world Travel awards Welfare, Electoral Commission, Statistics Department, Social Security and National Insurance, Immigration, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), etc., using the national identification number as a common identifier. This third component of the project- Scale up of Applications to improve service delivery in priority sectors ($41.55 million) is in response to the government’s request. The project resources will also be used to support use of ICT to improve quality and reach of services in the health and education sectors where the Government of Ghana is lagging in achieving MDG goals, as well as to complete key e-applications currently being implemented under eGhana project. The fourth component of the project- Project Management Support (US$7.1 million) will support the Ministry of Communications (MoC) as the Project executing agency with overall responsibility for the management of the project. The project includes a c o n t i n g e n c y / u n a l l o c a t e d amount of US$3.75 million for unanticipated project needs during implementation. The Ghanaian Chronicle delighted that our continuous efforts to offer superior levels of personalized service, have once again been globally recognized. I would like thank our guests and the hard-working hotel team members who deserve this honour and the credit for consistently exceeding guest expectations. I would also like to extend a warm and sincere thank-you to the Seychelles Tourism Board and the Seychelles Government for all their support, allowing us to operate successfully”. World Tourism Award was initiated in 1993. Today it is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality with winners setting benchmark to which all others aspires. Since the award was launched Seychelles always stands as one of the winners. Seychelles Tourism Board congratulated all winners for this achievements. ‘’I would like to congratulate each and every of the winners for their achievement. This will surely give Seychelles good visibility. These awards serves as testament that as small as we are, we still are very much relevant in today’s world of tourism" said Sherin Naiken, the Chief Executive of Seychelles Tourism Board World Travel Award also recognises hotels in countries worldwide which portray excellence. Seychelles winners are Hilton Seychelles Northolme & Spa as leading Boutique, Raffles Praslin, leading hotel, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort& Spa leading resort, Hilton Seychelles leading Spa and enchanted resort leading villa. Eturbo News ambition to deliver effective transformation in Africa, driven by creativity, research and innovation." T h e Forum was attended by Ministers for Science and Technology from several A f r i c a n states, along with representatives of academic communities and NGOs. The Forum articulated its gratification for skilled involvement of the AfDB. mONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
  • 4. has worked as a catalyst in the country’s economic growth which is presently revolving around 4.5% and is expected to reach an average of 5.8% till 2017. Djibouti offers plenty of opportunities in the Port Development and Agri-logistics sectors and is the principal port for imports to and exports from neighboring Ethiopia. Through an investor’s perspective, Djibouti is a young country which is full of opportunities where investors can invest. The prime sectors are: 1. Real Estate Djibouti, a country with unemployment rate above 50% in urban areas, has a population of 800,000. The foreign military company provides a major share of the consumer spending. The Chinese, the Somalis, and the Americans are the biggest purchasers of the new villas according to the statistics. Chinese financiers and contractors are slowly coming in numbers as interest from the China Africa Development (CAD) Fund grows predominantly around the prospective of logistics, energy and tourism. 2. Tourism Djibouti is a welcoming city for the visitors. Locals usually speak French, Arabic and/or Somali with some locals economically speaking English. The country is also home to internationally well- known scuba diving places in the north. Unfounded and founded refuge concerns have kept the tourism sector from growing. A CountryoftheWeek04 D jibouti, legitimately the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in Africa which is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The rest of the border is covered by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. It enjoys a miscellaneous economic system in which the economy has private freedom, collective with centralized economic planning and government regulation. The country is a member of the African Union (AU), African Economic Community(AEC)andtheCommon Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). Djibouti, though tiniest is the most talented or the most resourceful. Djibouti stands out as an anchorage of firmness and objectivity. ECONOMIC PROFILE Djibouti's economy is based on service activities connected with the country's strategic location and status as a free trade zone in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti provides services as both a transit port for the region and an international transshipment and refueling center. Imports, exports, and re-exports - primarily of coffee from landlocked neighbor Ethiopia - represent 70% of port activity at Djibouti's container terminal. Djibouti has few natural resources and little industry. The nation is, therefore, heavily dependent on foreign assistance to help support its balance of payments and to finance development project. Djiboutiin2012beganconstruction of a third port to secure its position as a critical transshipment hub in the Horn of Africa and the principal conduit for Ethiopia's trade. Djibouti also received funding in late 2012 for a desalination plant to begin address the severe freshwater shortage affecting Djibouti City, and particularly its poorest residents. It is a major port for NE Africa for global transshipment and refilling center. The main exports are hides and skins, cattle, and coffee. Foods and beverages, transportation equipment, chemicals, and petroleum products are imported in the country. The foremost interchange partners are Somalia, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, India, and China. The economy depends heavily on the service area, which contributesalmostfour-fifthsofthe country’s Gross Domestic Product. OPPORTUNITIES TO INVEST Due to its geo-strategic location, it has become transport and shipping hub for the provincial neighbors and controls access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. 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Page 12 Advertisement please email to ads@indoafricatimes.com or call at +91 8595166674 +91 9350564995 To book your DJIBOUTI AT A GLANCE Country Official Name: Republic of Djibouti ­Head of the State: H.E Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh Capital: Djibouti Independence: 27 June, 1977 Religions: Islam ­Government:Unicameral Legislature Total Area: 8,880 sq mi (23,000 sq km) GDP: 2.4 billion Inflation Rate: 3.7% Population: 0.9 million Languages: French & Arabic Climate: Desert; torrid, dry Export Items: Refined Petroleum, Other Animals, Sheep and Goats, Coffee, and Bovine Import Items: Palm Oil, Wheat , Raw Sugar , Nitrogenous Fertilizers, and Rubber Footwear Natural Resources: Potential geothermal power, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum Main Economic Sectors: Industrial and Agricultural ­Time Zone: (UTC+03:00) Currency: Djiboutian franc DJIBOUTIheavy boost can be experienced in the tourism sector by investing in moderately priced, quality hotels as well as other touristic facilities (i.e., tour guides, moderately priced restaurants, etc.). 3. Logistics and Warehousing The Djiboutian ports are vigorous to Ethiopia and is now growing its importance to South Sudan. Warehousing and transports are overpriced that it is better to dump them out after six months than to store them. During the winter season (right after the Ethiopian rainy season), the port is further jammed due to a major crash in imports and exports. The port blockage will only be calmed through development of the other ports, more reasonable warehousing, and, in the longer term, better transnational interaction over taxes and duties among other things. 4. Education Djibouti, a place with very small population has more than 60% of its population working. The Université de Djibouti, inaugurated in 2006, is the only college-level education benefactor in Djibouti. Today also those who have enough money it still leave the country for education. In such a young economy, there is a countless need for practical abilities resulting from management institutes and vocational preparatory schools. The schools can help develop local skills, especially entrepreneurial related skills, essential to enlarge an economy reliant on foreign backing and imports. 5. Livestock Livestock remains the main commotion in the rural world which is done in two ways: nomadic and sedentary. About 90% of upbringing is nomadic, the rest is sedentary. Breeding also signifies a sturdy element of financial addition as soon as it goes beyond the stage of modest feeding. Djibouti owns an important livestock and due to its strategic position, its assets plays a major role of regional trade in cattle. The possibility of the sector of breeding is high and full of animal resources, but it demands modern technology and foreign investment in revolution activities like modern glacier massacre houses for export. 7. Fishing With 372 km of shoreline, the area of mainland ledge Djibouti broken by fisheries is about 2,276 km2. Despite the potential fish with sustainable levels of misuse are estimated at 9,300 tons for demersal fish and large aquatic fish and 22,000 tons for small aquatic domestic production varies between 1,600 and 1,900 tons of yearly moorings. Currently, the fisheries sector provides permanent engagement of 3 600 persons. AFRICA’S NEXT TRADE HUB MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
  • 5. BusinessBuzz 05 Philips Announces Collaboration with Power Free Education Technology (PET) To Commercialize Innovative Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor Diamond Bank Sponsors VVF Surgeries, Donates Equipment to Fistula Centres Vodafone Tanzania Targets Farmers with Mobile Services Vodacom launches SA-targeted tablet Royal Philips (AEX: PHIA, NYSE: PHG), announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (Power Free Education Technology), to further develop, test and commercialize a Wind-up Doppler Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (in short: Wind-up Fetal Doppler), a unique power-independent clinical innovation aimed at addressing the high rates of preventable infant mortality across Africa. The Wind-up Fetal Doppler is a device to easily and accurately count the fetal heart rate while the mother is in labor. The Wind-up Fetal Doppler will be commercialized by the Philips Africa Innovation Hub, which is the center for developing innovations “in Africa- for Africa” in the areas of healthcare, lighting and healthy living. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub has unveiled the first Philips prototype of the Wind- up Fetal Doppler, underpinning their commitment to the partnership. The prototype is subject to clinical testing and regulatory approval, before release for general usage. Current methods to measure the fetal heart rate are either too expensive, too inaccurate or rely on replaceable batteries or electricity to run; the Wind- up Fetal Doppler is especially designed to empower midwives and delivering nurses to give better care. “It is very hard to do an accurate measurement with a Pinard- stethoscope, because you need to be able to hear the fetal heart well and count the rate correctly. It is often also uncomfortable for the mother. A Doppler ultrasound fetal heart rate monitor is a good solution, but the current monitors on the market require mains or battery power, and are not robust enough.” states, Anneke Jagau, a midwife working for PET. PET has been working on the development of the hand cranked, About 30,000 Tanzanian farmers will benefit from a partnership that will see them receive mobile services to improve their farming practices. The programme targets coffee, cotton and cocoa smallholder farmers in Tanzania under the Olam International umbrella. unrelieved obstructed labour. The consequences of such damage are urinary or faecal incontinence and related conditions in women. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the condition is the single most dramatic aftermath of neglected childbirth. A2008 research by NDHS shows that Nigeria has the highest prevalence of VVF in the world with approximately 400,000–800,000 women living with the condition and about 20,000 new cases occurring annually. Ninety percent of the cases go untreated. Mrs.Ayona Trimnell, Head, Corporate Communications,Diamond Bank PLC, said that the Bank places high Wind-up Fetal Doppler for many years, and they verified the positive impact of the device in tests in Uganda, where 60% more cases of abnormal fetal heart rate were detected in labor, compared to the standard Pinard- stethoscope. Maarten van Herpen, Head of the Philips Africa Innovation Hub, states: “Philips is open to collaborations with key stakeholders, including governments and NGOs, to create impactful innovations that matter to people and address the key challenges that confront society. PET has invested many years in the development of this important idea. I am honored that PET has chosen Philips as the company that is best positioned to commercialize it and make it available across Africa”. “We are very excited about the collaboration with Philips”, said Dr Francois Bonnici, Director of PET and Director of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation at the University of Cape Town, “We chose to work with Philips because of a strong alignment on the mission to improve people’s lives with meaningful innovation. As a market leader in healthcare, Philips will be able to make our innovation available and affordable for frontline healthcare workers across the African continent.” Philips remains consistently committed to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health, linked to the current UN Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (MDGs); the company has also made a pledge to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s initiative Every Woman Every Child and committed to improving the lives of 100 million women and children by 2025 targeting sub-Saharan Africa where high maternal and infant mortality can be addressed through early diagnosis and preventative care. Modern Ghana A s part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiativetopromotethetotal health and wellbeing of women in Nigeria, Diamond Bank PLC, a leading retail bank in Nigeria, will be sponsoring medical surgeries for 15 young Nigerian women suffering from Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF). The project, which is in partnership with Extended Hands Charity, a non-governmental organisation, has also concluded arrangements to donate medical equipment to selected fistula centres across the country. VVFs are holes resulting from the breakdown of the tissue between the vaginal wall and the bladder or rectum caused by The deal also brings together, Connected Farmer Alliance (CFA), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and not-for- profit organisation, TechnoServe. Services will include text messages on how to improve farming practice, market price information for their produce and training session updates. The telecom hopes to also replace cash transactions between the farmers with mobile money, MPesa. Vodafone Group Regional CEO, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific Region Serpil Timuray, said: “In this case, mobile services are being used to enhance farmers’ lives and transformbusiness performance at all points of the agricultural value chain. These partnerships have a powerful effect in helping rural c o m m u n i t i e s develop new skills and grow revenues. Vodafone is committed to using its technology to help improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers around the world.” TechnoServe Vice President Global Development Simon Winter, said: “Seventy-five per cent of the Vodacom has launched a low-cost tablet that has been designed specifically for the South African market, reported City Press. This was in a bid to drive greater data usage as voice revenues continue to slide. “Just over a year ago we stepped back and looked at the devices currently in the market in South Africa and realised there was a massive gap. The smartphones and tablets on offer were either prohibitively expensive or cheap and badly specced,” said Vodacom’s commercial officer Phil Patel. “We sketched out what we thought the ideal specifications were for South Africa, and using the purchasing power of Vodafone’s global device team, we were able to have the device manufactured at a price point that works out at R2 per day.” Vodacom said in a statement that the low- cost tablet called the Vodacom Smart Tab 3G will be available on prepaid for R999. The device will be on sale from Wednesday. In August, Vodacom released its first low-cost smartphone Kicka, and according to Patel over 250,000 units have been sold in a month and a half. He estimated that the data usage per unit was on average 100-150MB. Rival MTN also has its world’s poor live in rural areas, with the vast majority dependent on agriculture for all or part of their incomes. Growth in the agricultural sector, therefore, has been shown to be at least twice as effective at reducing poverty as growth in other sectors. Tanzania is a model example of this. But unlike in more developed countries, its farmers do not have sophisticated technology and infrastructure to rely on. This programme will help to change that.” Balancing-Africa premium on women’shealth and its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is strategically focused on reaching as many women as possible who may require help. According to her, “VVF is an avoidable medical condition and the initiative to reduce its spread is borne out of Diamond’s Bank’s commitmenttoreducethematernal mortality rate in the country. The initiative will sensitise women on how to internalise good health habits as well as make better informed choices regarding their health and those of their partners. It will also provide basic healthcare services to women in rural areas and empower them economically in the areas of agriculture and trading.This unique approach will ensure that the affected women are able to make better choices concerning their wellbeing and also have the economic power to improve their living standards.” The programme commences in October in Ilorin, Kwara State. Modern Ghana own low-cost device called the Steppa. “Introducing high-quality, low-priced devices is just one leg of our three-part strategy to connect South Africa. The first leg is the network itself – we’re investing R9bn across South Africa this year to expand both the reach and quality of our coverage,” Patel said. He said the focus was on township, rural and greater suburban areas and the network was being built to support video and multimedia. Patel acknowledged that income in rural and township areas especially may be limited and he said the approach to pricing of data will not be the same as with the cities. Balancing-Africa mONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
  • 6. FRANKLY SPEAKING06 By kirit sobti, editor, iat editor@indoafricatimes.com T he tale of Africa’s growth is ever-changing. Six of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa! It is alike essential that the triumphs of any country are amalgamated and improved upon. In the last 15 years Mozambique’s economy has ripened gradually at an outstanding 7.7 percent per year, compelled by the service sector, light industry, and agriculture. This development beat of the economy is anticipated to be preserved or even surge with an enormous inflow of investment, by now identified, on the order of $15 billion–$20 billion. Mozambique has, no doubt, enormous potential fortified by its gigantic natural resources. Mozambique’s geographical location as a natural entry and exit point for the flow of goods to its landlocked neighbours will continue to back up the country’s transport channels. The central transport infrastructure spreads from the Port of Beira to Zimbabwe, and slightly to Malawi and Zambia. The southern transport network links the Port of Maputo to the northeastern part of South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe. These two “transport clusters” are multimodal, mostly functional, and by now enticing attention among private investors. Additionally, Mozambique is well gifted with hydropower potential; it is before now a net exporter of electricity, and can anticipated to play an acute character in the power trade of the region through the progress of its hydropower latent in the near future. Transport infrastructure is advanced transversely, west–east, joining mining and agricultural clusters inside Mozambique and in neighboring countries to exit ports. The connectivity among population concentrations, as well as the eminence of roads, along these transport corridors is relatively good. The railway system is functional and has been fascinating private interest in recent years. The road network has seen an overhaul in investment and rehabilitation, and a second-generation road fund has been set in place. Nevertheless Mozambique still confronts critical infrastructure challenges. Perchance the unambiguous lies in the transport sector. While some of the transport corridors are mostly functional in furnishing regional connectivity and linking mining and key production centers to ports, Mozambique’s connectivity among urban and economic clusters is relatively inadequate, lacking linkages that connect parallel corridors to each other. With the exception of the lately settled north- south National Road N1, the country has no (or has very limited) connection among the several west- east corridors, and evolving full connectivity would necessitate continued and massive investments over decades, with the expected involvement of the private sector and nontraditional financiers. POURING INVESTMENT Mozambique has the coal capacity, but it needs the infrastructure to unlock this capacity. The Sena railway's capabilities are limited. The ports have shallow bays and are only suitable for handy-size vessels. Mr. Victor Gomes President of Mozambique Ports and Railways Mr. Ricardo Saad Chief Executive of Vale's Mozambique operations US $2.2 billion is to be injected by the public enterprise Ports and Railways of Mozambique (CFM) in partnership with the private concessionaire of the Port of Maputo (MPDC), on the project Maputo to update the logistics of the Maputo Corridor. Both the companies are looking forward to meet the demand for the exchange of goods between Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa, hoping for the revolution of Maputo Corridor in 2015. Financial inoculation will be used to prepare the rail and port infrastructure in Maputo for "the big challenge of focusing on cargo transportation via railway" as the present infrastructure of Maputo Corridor supports trucks than trains. Chairman Victor Gomes, CFM Board of Directors (PCA), when asked about the advantages of the flow of goods via railway articulated that the new system will bring "more comfort, safety and speed" in trade within the neighboring countries. The second reason for investment in the multi-billion-dollar project between CFM and MPDC was to provide a platform for regional logistic trade by railway companies of Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa, the JOC. The JOC, which was inaugurated in last September, is destined to enhance the use of railways in trade in the region. Jacob Zuma, South African President announced an investment of 300 billion rands in state-owned worker Transnet Freight Rail which will support the Maputo Corridor logistics project. In the last 10 years, Mozambique's economy has developed progressively at a striking rate of 7.7 percent per year, motivated by the service sector, light industry, and agriculture. This stride is predicted to endure or even upsurge with the enormous incursion of already-planned investment on the order of $15-20 billion. Mozambique's infrastructure is well advanced in some sectors, with its east-west transport infrastructure, power grid, and water and sanitation networks. But the nation still faces acute challenges in these and other areas, including developing north-south transport connections, properly managing the water system, and expanding hydroelectric generation to meet potential. Mozambique spent about $664 million per year on infrastructure during the late 2000s, with as much as $204 million lost annually to inefficiencies. Associating spending needs with existing spending and potential efficiency gains leaves an annual funding gap of $822 million per year. The country could reach infrastructure targets in 20 years through a amalgamation of augmented finance, enhanced efficiency, and cost- reducing innovations. US $2.2 billion to be injected on Maputo Corridor Logistics Project The main challenge now is to have a very good railway system and a very good ports and logistics system which can give customers cost-effective value, In Maputo, we have Maputo Port Development Company operating in partnership with CFM, in Beira we have Cornelder, and in Cabo Delgado we have the port of Pemba. The railway system is functional and has been fascinating private interest in recent years. Infrastructure Matters to Mozambique As a final point, upholding the quickly growing road and rail network is a huge hurdle to overcome, institutionally and financially, as the size of the network seems to outshine the capacity of the country to furnish funds for its upkeep. As for water resources, the country’s massive prospective has been only moderately tapped. The key task is how to handgrip the wide range of differing water uses within an environmentally cognizant framework. The existing irrigation area can be prolonged expressively with good economic returns. Turning to Mozambique’s public infrastructure needs, it will necessitate continued spending of more than $1.7 billion per year within the next decade, or the equivalent of 26 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP); this is among the highest in the southern region. This is grounded on accomplishing an explanatory set of infrastructure targets, and cogitates only public infrastructure needs without taking into account the private infrastructure needs of the concessions allied with coal, iron ore, and aluminum. Close to 70 percent of these needs are imitative from capital needs, and the highest annual price tag is associated with the power sector. When all bases of spending are taken into account, Mozambique spent an annual average of about $664 million on infrastructure during the late 2000s. That is equal to about 10 percent of its GDP, a relatively high share likened with other African countries, though still only about half of the share that the estimated needs would require. Around two-thirds of total infrastructure expenditure is investment. Transport engrosses the largest share of that spending and water, information and communication technology (ICT) and power signifies similar level of spending. The public sector (through taxes and user fees) and official development assistance are the largest source of investment, followed distantly by private funds. A total of $204 million is lost yearly to inadequacies, mainly because of the misalignment between tariffs and costs in the power and water-supply sectors. Only by chasing an investment agenda that takes into account regional dynamics and positions Mozambique as a key power exporter is there potential for reducing marginal costs of power below the existing tariff and therefore eliminating this inefficiency. Evaluating spending needs against prevailing spending and potential efficiency gains leaves an annual funding gap of $822 million per year, or 12.5 percent of GDP, most of it associated with water and sanitation and power. Under business-as-usual assumptions for spending and efficiency, it would take over 50 years for the country to touch these goals. Yet with a combination of increased financing, improved efficiency, and cost-reducing innovations, it should be conceivable to cut that time to 20 years. MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
  • 7. TRAVEL&tourism 07 T he Republic of Burundi is a small country with rising mountains and lovely beaches which makes it a beautiful place and can be visited by the visitors. Going years have brought improvements in health care, a spike in coffee and tea exports, and other significant economic progresses. If you are thinking to relax on the beaches of the enormous Lake Tanganyika or bird viewing in one of the country’s many national parks, Burundi just might be your ideal holiday spot. Burundi is getting a drip of travelers and the country is safer now than it has been for years. Its humid capital, Bujumbura, has a lovely location on the shores of Lake Tanganyika outer of the city witnesses some of the finest inland beaches on the continent. A Place with Rising Mountains & Beaches BURUNDI BujumburaThe town is actually a lovely, hygienic, well-ordered town. The city has the main port of thecountry and transports most of the country'sexport, a town with a large market, the nationalstadium, a large mosque and the churchfor the Bishopric. It has many magnetismslike “belvedere” on the topmost of the hill, adominating point of the town offering a uniqueview onto Lake Tanganyika. It is a good placewhere you can find the old masks of Congo tribesfrom the Congolese handicraft village in town. Pierre Livingstone – Stanley “Livingstone Stanley Stone” can be found only 12 km out of Bujumbura if went in the direction of south. The place witnesses of the time of November 1871, the two voyagers Stanley and Livingstone spent few days after coming from Tanzania along Lake Tanganyika and reflects about their findings and hypothesis over the real source of the river Nile. Nyanza Region Southern Burundi Nyanza, is characterized by the agricultural estate of palm trees and local manufacture of palm oil. Visiting the Pyramid, where southern source of river Nile is found, and Muhweza hot water site, well known place for thermal water treatment. Makamba should be visited for the traditional dances. Bugarama – GitegaSecond largest city in Burundi it is locatedexactly on the center of the country.National Museum can be visited inGitega. It has a collection of the past andpresent portraying old-style and ethniccivilizations. The royal palace, the tombof the last queen, the local craft village,the Gitega Art School for ceramics,paintings and sculptures can be visited inGitega. Mr. Lazare Rurerekana, one of thegreatest artists in Burundi, has opened his workshop here. Gishora Drums Sanctuary The most exciting cultural places in Burundi is the Gishora Drums Sanctuary found on the hills few km out of Gitega. The sanctuary was opened in 1989 and offers to visitors the exhibitions of the group of dancers and drum players. The drums were used only on special occasions and played the professionals who were appointed by the king to do so in the Burundi tradition. A visit to the Gishora drum sanctuary will help inform you more about the cultural tradition of Burundi Ruvubu National Park The park covers about 500 sq. Kms. It is mainly made up of Savannah vegetation, swamps and gallery forests. Ruvubu National Park is a home to a number of animals like hippopotamus, buffalos, crocodiles, waterbucks. Though there are limited number of animals in the park several plans are there to reintroduce zebras and antelopes. There are different types of monkeys like vervet monkey, red colobus, and baboons. The vegetation is very fascinating and the view from the top of the hills overseeing the river is matchless. The park also has more than 425 bird species among which some are nit found anywhere in the world and there are different species of flowers. PLACES TO VISIT Rusizi Natural Reserve Rusizi Natural reserve is situated in the North of the city of Bujumbura and is divided into two parts: the larger part lies on the eastern bank of Rusizi River whereas the smaller part forms the delta of Rusizi at the entrance point of Lake Tanganyika. From the river banks many hippos can be seen, water birds like cormorants, pelicans, Egyptian goose, African white Faced duck, herons, moreover the typical African dwarf crocodiles can also be viewed. Beans, cassava, sorghum and corn are mainly taken in food by the Burundians. Fresh fish from Tanganyika is a cooking delight. The national dish is beef brochettes (kebabs) and grilled plantains (cooked bananas) present almost everywhere. Hotels there have international food with a mixture of South Asian community. mONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
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  • 9. TRYSOMETHINGNEW 09 For the caramel sauce  1 cup sugar  1 1/4 cups heavy cream  1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract For the custard  2 cups whole milk  1 cup heavy cream  4 large egg yolks  1/4 cup sugar For the caramel sauce 1. Heat 1 cup of sugar in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Stir to sugar evenly. 2. Add 1 1/4 cups cream, continue to cook, stirring until all the caramel has dissolved. 3. Pour caramel into a separate bowl, stir in 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Set aside to cool to room temperature. For the base In a medium-size heat-proof bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth. Once smooth, gradually whisk in the sugar until the mixture is thick and upcoming An investment in knowledge pays the best interest THOUGHT OF THE WEEK International Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management The conference will cover areas like Exchange Of Information, Deliberations, Cross Fertilization Of Ideas And Research Outcomes So As To Evolve Ways And Means To Address The Practical Challenges Encountered In All Aspects Of Water And Environment In The Changing Scenario. Date: 29 Oct-01 Nov 2014 Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, Hyderabad, India International Conference on Computational Advancement in Communication Circuits and Systems The conference will cover areas like Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning, Computer Architecture And Vlsi, Simulation And Modeling, Data Management, Exploration And Mining. Date: 30 Oct-01 Nov 2014 Venue: Narula Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India Asia Pacific Association for Medical Informatics Conference It is organized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The conference will cover areas like set in motion the process of a nationwide adoption of comprehensive EHR in India, riding piggy back on the UID project which has already been set in motion. Date: 30 Oct-02 Nov 2014 Venue: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India Food Service Expo It is going to be a great show with huge gathering of the restaurant and Food Service Industry in India. The show will be displaying a large variety id products and services offered by the leading companies in the industry. The show is designed to provide latest trends and cutting edge to grow and enhance your businesses. The show will also provide unparalleled opportunity for networking and collaborations to enhance your business domains. Visitors will get the opportunity to see and buy from the best in the market and that too offered by big brands. Date: 30 Oct-01 Nov 2014 Venue: Hyderabad International Trade Exposition, Hyderabad, India Neo-International Conference on Habitable Environments, LPU, Punjab It is organized by the Lovely Professional University will take place from 31st October to the 2nd November 2014 in Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. The conference will cover areas like Green development and contribution systems, Bye- laws and regulatory mechanism for green buildings. Date: 31 Oct-02 Nov 2014 Venue: Shri Shanti Devi Auditorium, Chandigarh, India The Ambassador-designate of Djibouti, Mr. Sai Absieh Warsama presenting his credential to the President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on October 21, 2014  picture of the week pale yellow. Set aside. Combine the milk and cream in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until an instant read thermometer reads 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove milk and cream mixture from heat. Temper the egg yolks by pouring a small amount of the hot milk mixture into the yolks while whisking rapidly. Pour the tempered egg yolks into the milk and cream, and return to the heat. Continue to cook until the custard thickens and the instant read thermometer reaches 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the custard from the heat and pour through a fine mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Let cool 5 minutes. Then mix in the caramel sauce you made earlier. Chill in an ice bath or in the refrigerator until completely cool. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once it’s out of the ice cream maker, store in an air-tight container and freeze for an additional 2 hours. Prepration Method As it melts the liquid will start to turn golden. Right after you add the cream, this is what happens. Whisky quickly! Once the caramel has dissolved into the cream. Add the sea salt and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Then let it cool to room temperature The custard is finally ready to chill, and then be put through the ice cream maker. 1. It is better to apply castor oil for a healthy growth of hair. 2. Wash hair with tea once in a week. 3. Apply besan in the hair and wash it with water drained from the cooked rice. 4. Soak a handful of gooseberries in a cup of milk for two hours. Make a paste and apply on the hair. 5. Apply the mixture of an egg white, 2 spoons of castor oil, 1 spoon glycerin, in the scalp and hair. Wash it after some time. 6. Massage hair with warm coconut oil an hour before washing. Cover your head with a hot towel and wash your hair after an hour. 7. Boil a few hibiscus flowers in coconut oil. Filter and use this hair oil to control hair loss and thinning. 8. Do a 'steam-towel-wrap' once in a while, as this steaming opens out the pores and absorbs the oil. 9. Soak 1 teaspoon fenugreek in curd and keep it for a night. Apply it in the next morning. 10. Boil coconut oil with the juices of curry leaves. Apply on hair, keep it for some time and rinse. Q1: OKEYRWN (City) Q2: KASNLRIA (Country) Q3: RUBELPM (Profession) Q4: DIKYEN (Body part) Q5: PITLU (Flower) Q6: TONPYHE (Reptile) Q7: NOMETARLEW (Fruit) Q8: DYFNGRILEA (Vegetable) Flag Country Name Capital Currency Official language High Commissioners/ AmbassAdors IN INDIA Guinea Conakry Guinea Franc French H.E. Mr. Alexandre Cece Loua Kenya Nairobi Kenyan Shilling Swahili, English H.E. Mrs. Florence Imisa Weche Lesotho Maseru Lesotho loti Sesotho and English H.E. Mr. Bothata Tsikoane Libya Tripoli Libyan Dinar Arabic H.E. Dr. Ali A. S. Al-Isawi Madagascar Hem Ariary Malagasy, French H.E. Mrs. Rakotoson Rakotoarimah Aimee (Minster Counsellor) 10 Solve it if you are smart enough. Answers:- A1: NEWYORK A2: SRILANKA A3: PLUMBER A4: KIDNEY A5: TULIP A6: PYTHONE A7: WATERMELON A8: LADYFINGER A9: WEBCAM A10: CLOUDY Mind Game Salted Caramel Ice Cream Africa is the world’s second driest continent (after Australia). Tips for Healthy Shiny hair Q9: MAWBCE (Invention) Q10: DOCLYU (Weather) mONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
  • 10. THEFASHIONISTAS10  Qweci Qweci Releases a Cover Art for His Upcoming Single–Anansi S3m Ghana DJ Awards 2015 Theme Music Released AK Songstress Nominated Three Times for MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards Dookoom Burns Down the Farm in Controversial New Music Video With a love for music and passion to succeed, shines one of todays brightest and gifted male vocal soloist, Producer, Writer... QWECI. As the first artist to release RB / SOUL album in Ghana, Qweci is set to release a new single; Anansi Sem. From a posted artwork on his instagram timeline, @officialqweci, Anansi Sem will obviously talk about the Spider stories of love, gossips and lies. Been away for more than a decade, the soul singer renaissance springs from both musicians and fans longing for more after the release of his comeback tune, Mipe Wo Saa. To mark the 3rd anniversary of the annual Ghana DJ Awards, half Ghanaian and half Ivorian afro pop singer, Miray has performed a historic official awards theme song featuring top Ghanaian hypeman Merqury Quaye which was released yesterday on the awards official Facebook page. The afro-pop music titled ‘Rhythm Nation’ will be heard throughout campaigns and ultimately open the mega Ghana DJ Awards show which will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre during the first quarter of 2015. This is the first of time an awards program in Ghana has a tune recorded specially for it. With technical input from 3fs studios, Miray said she tried to come up with something beautiful, thematic and simple but also edgy and festive for the occasion. Signed on to Swagg Luna gh record label, Miray, real name, Miray Mansan Gomont first had a stint with the entertainment world when she participated in a dancing competition at Ivory coast when she was nine years. Then she participated to a AK Songstress has been nominated three times for this year’s MTN 4Syte Music Video Awards. The energetic d a n c e h a l l perfromer was nominated for Best Hiphop video, best discovery video, and Best female video for her song “Funcky Fresh”. The “Rock Ur Body”singerisup against Tiffany, Becca, Eazzy, Mz Vee,Sala as well as Irene, who are also nominated in the Best Female Video category. Thedancehall empress who “Farmer Abrahams had many farms; many farms had farmer Abrahams,” sings Cape Flats underground legend and Die Antwoord collaborator Isaac Mutant, updating the children’s gospel song Father Abraham. “I work one of them, and so do you, so let’s go burn one down.” The music video ends with the band having branded their logo onto the farm. Recently, minority rights group AfriForum laid a complaint of hate speech against Dookoom with the South African Human Rights Commission, but Isaac says, “We’re not inciting violence. No one gets hurt in the video. But Dookoom it’s about claiming the land and being angry, because we have a right to be angry.” Larney Jou Poes is an impressive debut from director-to-watch Dane Dodds. “When Isaac sent me a few tracks to choose from, Larney Jou Poes made me feel the most uncomfortable,” says Dane. “As the son of a farmer, I know those feelings are there, so I just wanted to make people talk about them, because they’re often swept under the carpet.” Born in 1994, Dane’s been making videos since he was five. He’s spent his first year out of high school on a film residency with award- winning Cape Town production company Fly on the Wall, while also assisting leading street artists Faith47 and DALeast. Dane’s been shadowing Fly on the Wall over school holidays since he was 15, when he discovered director Bryan little and photographer Filipa Domingues (Suicide Monkey) in South African pop culture magazine One Small Seed. “They’ve been heroes to me,” he says. “The work they do feels South African; it’s not someone trying to be European. That’s the kind of work I want to do.” Modern Ghana Larney Jou Poes, Dookoom’s incendiary new music video, premiered on City Press and on vice’s music channel Noisey recently. The first track on their new EP, A Gangster Called Big Times, Larney Jou Poes tells the story of a farm uprising in the Western Cape, an area where tensions have flared regularly between farmers and workers. And having a world class studio in his house, a bird whispered to our ears that Qweci will be releasing single upon singles in every month. Anansi Sem is due for release and we can’t wait to be the first to download. Modern Ghana singing reality TV show audition in France in 2000. Later during her studies in the United States of America (2004 – 2008), she got to record her first professional song with one of the renowned New York Recording studios and later on performed at various great platforms such as B.B.King in Times Square (alongside the legendary Ghanaian musician Kojo Antwi), Adam Clayton building and Apollo Theatre in Harlem, Open Mics at Iguana Cafe dowtown New York, Marcus Garvey Park during Teriyah Festival, etc. The half Ghanaian and half Ivorian ‘ o u t d o o r e d ’ herself to the Ghanaian public when she performed a l o n g s i d e S a r k o d i e , K w a b e n a Kwabena, Fuse ODG and 2face Idibia at the 24 Nite Concert held in Kumasi last year. The last edition of the Ghana DJ Awards held at the National Theatre of Ghana saw DJ Black of Joy 99.7fm grab the ultimate Best DJ of The Year award. Ghana DJ Awards, the biggest DJ event in Africa, aims at fostering the development of the Ghanaian music industry by rewarding and celebrating Disc Jockeys who have excelled in their field of endeavor and also recognise veteran DJs who have blazed the trail in the music industry. Modern Ghana recently released ‘Rock Ur Body’ ft Patoranking and ‘Bully Boy’ will be representing Ghana/Africa at a national awards ceremony and has our support. Modern Ghana MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
  • 11. SPORTS2WATCH 11 Kampala Marathon set to welcome tourists and locals T he 11th edition of Uganda’s single most popular sporting event, the MTN Kampala Marathon, will this year be run on Sunday, November 23. Tens of thousands of participants are once again expected to paint the city in yellow with their event t-shirts promoting the corporate colors of main sponsor MTN, providing an exciting event for locals and tourists. Like in past years, the money raised will largely go towards providing Ugandans with clean and safe drinking water, hence the slogan “Run for Water.” Runners include professionals and semiprofessionals, amateurs, and thousands of others who train for an entire year to run for their company, their club, or their preferred charity, aiming to raise additional funding over and above the effort of the organizers. Sections of Kampala’s main highways and key roads along the route will be closed for regular traffic from about 0600 hours in the morning until the last runners have crossed the finish line at the Kololo Ceremonial Grounds. The registration fee of UShs20,000 , equivalent to about US$8, will in turn give the participants the trademark yellow jerseys which are part of a kit given Roberto Martinez insists that the Everton faithful will see the best of loanee Christian Atsu during the second half of the season. Atsu arrived at Goodison Park from Chelsea on a season-long loan in the summer but the Ghana international winger has struggled to make an impact at Goodison Park thus far. The 22-year-old has been limited to appearances off the bench, though he made his first Premier League start against Leicester City last month. to everyone who signs up. Those using MTN Mobile Money will earn a rebate of 10 percent, having to part with only UShs18,000 . Registration will open soon and added information about the event, the route, and where and how to register will be published soon, as will this year’s email contact and relevant website, as soon as it is released by the company. Eturbo News Bralirwa has backtracked on its earlier decision not to sponsor the 2014/15 national football league after holding talks with Sports Minister Joseph Habineza, Times Sport can exclusively reveal. The Brewery Company released a statement saying that talks with the Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) had not made any progress and that they had decided not to renew sponsorship of the league. “On September 17th, 2014 Bralirwa sent Ferwafa a letter of intent in which we provided our proposed renewal terms for sponsorship of 2014/15 season. After much discussion we have not been able to reach an agreement with Ferwafa on the terms of renewal.” However Sports Minister Joseph Habineza met with officials of Bralirwa and Ferwafa and told this paper that a deal is expected to be signed next week. “I have met with Bralirwa officials Habineza intervention secures league sponsorship Everton hasn’t seen the best of Atsu yet – Martinez and we had productive talks,” Minister Habineza said in a phone interview adding that a deal will be signed very soon. It is not clear what exactly the two bodies failed to agree on. Bralirwa’s Marketing Manager Martine Gatabazi could not be reached for comment by press time. Bralirwa is the only company that has sponsored the league for the last few years. They gave Ferwafa Rwf170m last year. Clubs like Rayon Sport have criticised Ferwafa for not being able to negotiate a bigger sponsorship deal. Aimé Emmanuel Niyonsabye, Rayon Sport’s Secretary General says the money given to the club is little and only caters for transport. “Last year we were given Rwf 200, 000 for every match day which is very small and has little effect. Our Club uses over Rwf2m. I’m afraid that this is what we shall get again this season,” Niyonsabye says adding that Ferwafa needs to call for a General meeting with all stakeholders so that they discuss how to attract better sponsorship packages. The blues signed a 3 year deal with Skol last season where they received 50.000 Euros and will get a 20% increase this season and the next. New Times Having spent last season on loan at Vitesse in the Eredivisie, Martinez has urged fans to be patient with Atsu as he becomes accustomed to life the Premier League. “We need to give him a little bit of time to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League just like any player but especially a winger,” Martinez told theLiverpool Echo. “In other leagues referees allow less contact and they are a bit more protected. “It’s just making sure I can give him the right introduction to his role. With the minutes he’s had so far in the Europa League and other games he’s done well. “I expect him to be himself in the second half of the season and he can be a very important player for us. “To be left-footed in that wing position with a real penetrative edge like he has can give you a big advantage.” Ghanaian Chronicle  Joseph Habineza, Sports Minister, Rwanda mONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014
  • 12. ENCOUNTER WITH EDITOR12 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 Thanks for willing to grant Indo Africa Times an interview. What is 2nd Image International and what do you do? Thanks for coming. 2nd Image International is a beauty and fashion clinic. We are into beauty therapy i.e. skin care. We take care of the skin that is; we are into the total grooming of our clients. We are also into the production of skin care product which we do through the Cocoa Research Institute in Ghana and we are also in partnership with South Africa and Benin in the production of our body creams. Apart from that, 2nd Image is into fashion designing and sowing. We are also into the training of people who are interested in getting some skills for themselves. Who is Nikki Boa-Amponsem and how did you become the CEO of 2nd Image International? Nikki is a Ghanaian, born and bred in Ghana. I started my education here in Ghana and continued to the United Kingdom where I studied biochemistry and majored in Health and Beauty Therapy. With my training I decided to start my own business and that is how 2nd Image International was born. I started in London where I worked for two years and moved to Ghana and for more than ten years now, we have been working hard to impact our generation. As a CEO, what has been your motivation and how did you manage to get this far in the fashion industry here in Ghana? My motivation is to see to it that the people of my country are well groomed in their appearance, well clothed and have a healthy skin care. My other motivation is to give skills training to the young people in the fashion industry. I’m into this with my two sons, Thomas who is handling the ICT department and Clint who is in charge of administration. How do you see the beauty and fashion industry in Ghana? In Ghana, the fashion industry is limited to just the cutting and sowing of cloths but the fashion industry is more than that and 2nd Image has come to change that perception. We have ventured further into designing and we are not just doing it but we are also training people in designing as well. Also I have seen that Ghanaian women are only into make-ups and not body therapy so we have taken our work into the next level of body therapy to give Ghanaian women a proper body care. How are people patronizing your training and what are the caliber of people attending the school? The response is overwhelming. We have students coming from the lower level of education thus the Junior High School certificate holders through to the Higher Diploma holders and University graduate. Our primary aim is to give them skills which can help them get themselves established after graduation. That will in fact reduce the graduate unemployment rate in Ghana. Skill training is lacking in Ghana and our universities produce graduates who cannot get jobs and cannot also create one for themselves. We are not interested in that sort of education. So far, we have about 10% of JHS holders, 80% Senior High and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders and about 10% of university graduate enrolling in our school every year. What are your achievements and challenges in your vocation? Our greatest achievement is the number of people we are able to enroll every year into our vocational school and the number of our students who graduate with the needed skills. The challenges are numerous but we are determined to surmount them all. There’s some amount of competition out there but we are embolden by them because we are focused and we working had to reach our goal. How are you able to work with your own sons? Well, it’s easy. We have cultivated respect for one another throughout their young and adult life and so working together is not difficult at all. How do you see the beauty and fashion industry in Ghana? In Ghana, the fashion industry is limited to just the cutting and sowing of cloths but the fashion industry is more than that and 2nd Image has come to change that perception. We have ventured further into designing and we are not just doing it but we are also training people in designing as well. Also I have seen that Ghanaian women are only into make-ups and not body therapy so we have taken our work into the next level of body therapy to give Ghanaian women a proper body care. What is the future for 2nd Image International? We are looking forward to building a university that will not only give skills to our people but also administrative and entrepreneurship skill which will help our graduate to not only start their own businesses but also how to manage them. The Ghanaian fashion industry has seen some improvement since Nikki Boa-Amponsem, the CEO of 2nd Image International came to the fashion scene. Indo Africa Times Ghana correspondent Francis L. Sackitey visited the CEO at her Adabraka school and clinic in Accra Ghana and has come out with this interview. Giving the Ghanaian Fashion Industry a new look Nikki Boa-Amponsem Astute Cosmetologist Fashion Designer, Ghana  MONDAY | OCTOBER 27, 2014