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Nov 12, 2019 4:16 AM ET

2019 Africa Investment Forum kicks off delivering on the promise to redefine and unpack the continent’s investment opportunities

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 12, 2019 - • $500 million equity closed for the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund to speed up investments in agriculture • Financial close for the Africa Guarantee Fund $175 Equity transaction to support Small and Medium Size Enterprises, and $350 million for South Africa’s beef agro-processing project   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 12 2019 - The 2019 Africa Investment Forum opened on Monday living up to its promise to move from commitment to action. A. [more...]

Nov 11, 2019 4:44 AM ET

Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 11, 2019 - By Joyce Chimbi     Gender equality and women empowerment at the heart of ICPD25. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPS NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 2019 (IPS) - Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates. [more...]

Nov 10, 2019 2:00 AM ET

Simple Solutions to Common Mold Problems

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 10, 2019 - Mold. Most people cringe at the thought. They see dollar signs and think, “This is going to be expensive.” Darryl Morris, author, “The Mold Code Mini Handbook” – a free, digital, downloadable guide – explains that it doesn’t have to be. He’s the president of Midwest Aerobiology Labs and has been working with people in the Naperville and Chicagoland region for more than 14 years. When it comes to mold he. [more...]

Nov 8, 2019 5:58 PM ET

Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 8, 2019 - By Ifeanyi Nsofor   Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is a medical doctor, the CEO of EpiAFRIC, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS ABUJA, Nov 7 2019 (IPS) - Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no. [more...]

Nov 8, 2019 5:08 PM ET

Mo Money Mo Solutions – the African Development Bank’s Ready to Double Investment Across the Continent

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 8, 2019 - By Issa Sikiti da Silva     Traders transporting goods in Mali. Thanks to the African Development Bank (AfDB), infrastructure linking African nations has made cross-border transportation of goods easier. Courtesy: Mary Newcombe/ CC by 2.0 COTONOU, Benin, Nov 8 2019 (IPS) - Buses carrying cross-border traders and goods from Cotonou in Benin to Bamako in Mali have recently been using the Lomé route — travelling through the capital of. [more...]

Nov 8, 2019 3:58 PM ET

Central America – Fertile Ground for Human Trafficking

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 8, 2019 - By Edgardo Ayala   This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. An older woman panhandles on a street in San Salvador. Criminal trafficking groups take advantage of vulnerable people, such as the destitute, to force them to beg. But in Central America, 80 percent of the victims of trafficking are women and girls, for. [more...]

Nov 8, 2019 6:15 AM ET

Facebook Helps to Protect the 2020 US Elections

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 8, 2019 - MENLO PARK, Calif.,-- The following is written by Guy Rosen, VP of Integrity; Katie Harbath, Public Policy Director, Global Elections; Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy and Rob Leathern, Director of Product Management. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8323454-facebook-2020-us-elections/ We have a responsibility to stop abuse and election interference on our platform. That's why we've made significant investments since 2016 to better identify new threats, close vulnerabilities and reduce the spread of viral. [more...]

Nov 7, 2019 3:20 PM ET

5 Things To Do When Getting Bored

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 7, 2019 - Boredom isn’t something that arises out of lack of things to do or things that you want to do. It is rather a thing that is mislabeled to cover up one or more problems. This is the reason why most people fail when trying to combat boredom, as they are not aware of the real problem. While people may have different ways to combat boredom, we have some tried and. [more...]

Nov 6, 2019 6:29 PM ET

Burkina Faso: Climate Change Triggers Rural Exodus

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - By Issa Sikiti da Silva     A zone of Baobab reforestation in Burkina Faso. The Sahel is experiencing an overall decrease in rainfall, but also a depletion of soils due to agricultural overexploitation and progressive deforestation of the original savannahs. Courtesy: Ollivier Girard/CIFOR OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 6 2019 (IPS) - Ibrahim Harouna and his neighbours sit under a tree at his uncle’s house, playing chess and chatting amid the simmering. [more...]

Nov 6, 2019 6:11 PM ET

Africa’s Youth make Land Restoration their Business

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - By Diana Wanyonyi and Nalisha Adams     Drone visual of the area in Upper East Region, Ghana prior to restoration taken in 2015. Experts say that Africa’s youth need to become involved in land restoration projects. Credit: Albert Oppong-Ansah /IPS ACCRA, Ghana/JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 1 2019 (IPS) - The last time Siyabulela Sokomani ran a marathon he did so with a tree strapped to his back. A native. [more...]

Nov 6, 2019 6:01 PM ET

Insurance Scheme Offers Hope for Drought-stricken African Farmers

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - By James Reinl     UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 2019 (IPS) - A partnership between United Nations and African Union (AU) agencies will help African economies insure themselves against the droughts and other extreme weather events that plague the continent, organisers say. The AU’s African Risk Capacity (ARC) and the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) stuck a deal in Bonn, Germany, this week to raise money for the safeguard. [more...]

Nov 6, 2019 5:55 PM ET

Displaced by the Desert: An expanding Sahara leaves Broken Families and Violence in its Wake

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - By Issa Sikiti da Silva   An aerial view of settlements in the middle of the desert in the surrounding area of Timbuktu, North of Mali. Courtesy: UN Photo/Marco Domino BAMAKO, Mali/COTONOU, Benin , Oct 18 2019 (IPS) - Abdoulaye Maiga proudly displays an album showing photos of him and his family during happier times when they all lived together in their home in northern Mali. Today, these memories seem. [more...]

Nov 6, 2019 5:47 PM ET

Q&A: Holistic Land Management – Only a Movement can Prevent Desertification

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - By Busani Bafana     The UNCCD says land degradation costs the global economy over 15 trillion dollars annually. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS BULAWAYO, Oct 4 2019 (IPS) - Desertification is not cheap. It has social, cultural, environmental and of course economic costs to reverse what it destroys. According to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) the scourge of desertification is costing the global economy up to 15 trillion. [more...]

Nov 6, 2019 5:39 PM ET

India Promotes South-South Cooperation, but Key Questions Unaddressed

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - By Joydeep Gupta   Joydeep Gupta is the South Asia Director for the Third Pole. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocated, “greater South-South cooperation in addressing climate change, biodiversity and land degradation.” Courtesy: GCIS Sep 10 2019 (IPS) - At his speech at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) summit in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised South-South cooperation and technology solutions, but issues of land ownership dog. [more...]

Capstone Q3 2019 Results, Near-Term Organic Growth
Nov 6, 2019 2:45 AM ET

Capstone Q3 2019 Results, Near-Term Organic Growth

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 6, 2019 - VANCOUVER,- Capstone Mining Corp. ("Capstone" or the "Company") (TSX:CS) announced its production and financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 ("Q3 2019"). Total copper production from continuing operations for Q3 2019 totaled 39 million pounds of copper at consolidated C1 cash costs1 of $1.85 per pound. For full financial and operational results, refer to Capstone's Q3 2019 Management's Discussion and Analysis and Unaudited Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements ("MD&A and Financial Statements").. [more...]

Nov 1, 2019 4:10 AM ET

African Development Bank Shareholders approve landmark $115 billion capital increase, signalling strong support

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 1, 2019 - By African Development Bank     Bank’s capital base more than doubles. Jumps from $93 billion to $208 billion Largest capital increase in the Bank’s history signals a united front by shareholders   Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 31 October, 2019 – At an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting today in Abidjan, Governors of the African Development Bank, representing shareholders from 80 countries, approved a landmark $115 billion increase in capital for the continent’s. [more...]

Nov 1, 2019 4:00 AM ET

Locked Out – Nigeria’s Trafficked Children Have Never been to School

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 1, 2019 - By Tobore Ovuorie and Yemisi Onadipe   This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group. LAGOS, Nigeria, Oct 31 2019 (IPS) - “Human trafficking is when someone is taken from Nigeria to another country to be a prostitute. Or, to do other illegal jobs that are not good for humanity,” said Kingsley Chidiebere, a commercial. [more...]

Nov 1, 2019 3:43 AM ET

Nutrition – the Best Investment for a Developing Africa

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 1, 2019 - By Busani Bafana     More than 237 million people are suffering from chronic under nutrition in Africa of which 32.6 million are in Sub Saharan Africa. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS ACCRA, Ghana/BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 25 2019 (IPS) - There is evident correlation between countries with high levels of children under five years of age who are stunted or wasted and the existence of political instability and/or frequent exposure to natural. [more...]

Nov 1, 2019 3:35 AM ET

Mother Earth’s Café Dares Climate Crises in India

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 1, 2019 - By Manipadma Jena     Phlida Kharshala of Meghalaya's Khasi indigenous community and her 8-year-old grandson sell mushrooms in Shillong city, India. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS SHILLONG, India, Oct 29 2019 (IPS) - The sun has barely risen when Phlida Kharshala shakes her 8-year-old grandson awake. He hoists an empty cone-shaped bamboo basket on his back, sets the woven strap flat across his forehead and off they go into the wilderness.. [more...]

Oct 31, 2019 8:57 AM ET

African Development Bank Group’s Board of Governors to hold fifth extraordinary meeting in Abidjan

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 31, 2019 - By African Development Bank   ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire , Oct 30 2019 - The Board of Governors of the African Development Bank will hold its fifth extraordinary meeting on Thursday, 31 October 2019, at the Sofitel Abidjan, Hotel Ivoire. During the meeting, the Bank’s shareholders will make signification decisions, and a major announcement is expected. The Board of Governors of the Bank represents the 80 members, including 54 countries of. [more...]

Oct 31, 2019 8:45 AM ET

African Development Bank and Three Regional Development Banks Launch Joint Report on Livable Cities

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 31, 2019 - By African Development Bank     WASHINGTON DC, Oct 21 2019 - Rapid urbanization has provided most cities in the world with opportunities to provide more sustainable, vibrant, and prosperous centers for their citizens. But they must first address challenges such as inadequate infrastructure investments, pollution and congestion, and poor urban planning, according to a new report released today. The report, Creating Livable Cities: Regional Perspectives, looks at urbanization trends. [more...]

Oct 31, 2019 3:00 AM ET

Qualys Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 31, 2019 - FOSTER CITY, Calif., Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. For the quarter, the Company reported revenues of $82.7 million, net income under United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") of $19.2 million, non-GAAP net income of $27.2 million, adjusted EBITDA of $39.2 million, GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.47, and non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $0.66. "We. [more...]

Oct 30, 2019 2:50 AM ET

Genworth Financial Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 30, 2019 - Reached Agreement To Sell Genworth's Majority Interest In Genworth MI Canada Inc. To Brookfield Business Partners L.P. With Approximately $1.8 Billion Expected Net Proceeds Merger Agreement With China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd (Oceanwide) Extended To Not Later Than December 31, 2019 U.S. Mortgage Insurance (MI) Adjusted Operating Income Of $137 Million With $18.9 Billion In New Insurance Written (NIW) And Continued Strong Loss Performance U.S. MI's PMIERs1 Sufficiency Ratio At 129 Percent, In Excess Of $850 Million Above Requirements. [more...]

How to Improve Your Business Marketing Strategy
Oct 29, 2019 3:00 PM ET

How to Improve Your Business Marketing Strategy

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 29, 2019 - If your business is to remain at the top of its game for a sustained period of time, it needs to be pulling in new customers and the additional buying power that they bring on a regular basis. To attract these new consumers, you must resolve to optimize your marketing strategy. Are your advertising endeavors in need of distinct improvement? If so, read on to find out how you can. [more...]

Oct 28, 2019 5:17 AM ET

Sustainable Development and Education – Is the Non-Aligned Movement Still Relevant?

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 28, 2019 - By Manssour Bin Mussallam   Manssour Bin Mussallam, President of the Education Relief Foundation Heads of State and governments from 120 countries will convene at the 25-26 October XVIII Non-Aligned Movement Summit, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, to discuss the movement's future. Credit: Elchin Murad GENEVA, Oct 25 2019 (IPS) - By the time of publication, representatives, senior officials, and Heads of State and Government of 120 countries from. [more...]

Oct 25, 2019 4:44 PM ET

2019 Africa Investment Forum: African Development Bank and partners gear up for new heights

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 25, 2019 -   ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Oct 17 2019 - In just a few weeks, the second edition of the annual Africa Investment Forum will kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa, with development finance institutions determined to tackle the continent’s infrastructure investment challenges and advance Africa’s economic transformation agenda. Africa Investment Forum 2018 broke the mold for regional investments and offered lessons about what can be done when multilateral development and finance institutions. [more...]

Oct 24, 2019 7:49 AM ET

Starting a Pharmaceutal Business? Here’s What You Need.

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 24, 2019 - The pharmaceutical industry is ever-evolving, and while established drug companies dominate the market, there is also room for entrepreneurs who want to start their own pharmaceutical business. This is perfect for those who have a great mind for research and development, and want to venture into the medical market. It can seem daunting to know where to begin when starting out in such a huge industry, so here’s what you. [more...]

Oct 24, 2019 7:00 AM ET

Callon Provides Update Regarding Carrizo Transaction

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 24, 2019 - HOUSTON,Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) ("Callon" or the "Company") today issued the following statement regarding its previously announced pending all-stock acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) ("Carrizo"). Yesterday, Callon filed an investor presentation highlighting the benefits of the Carrizo transaction. The presentation is available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at https://ir.callon.com/ as well as on https://www.sec.gov/. As the presentation makes clear, Callon is led by an experienced Board. [more...]

Oct 23, 2019 6:15 PM ET

Africa’s Investment Drive Gathers Pace

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 23, 2019 - By Farhana Haque Rahman       Africa Investment Forum 2018   ROME, Oct 18 2019 (IPS) - Headwinds are blowing amid IMF warnings of a “synchronised slowdown” in global economic growth, yet Africa’s investment drive is still gathering pace, supported by intense international competition in development finance. Despite the global slowdown, 19 sub-Saharan countries are among nearly 40 emerging markets and developing economies forecast by the IMF to maintain. [more...]

Oct 23, 2019 5:20 PM ET

Agro-tech Offers Answers for African Farmers at Iowa Meet

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 23, 2019 - By James Reinl   Female subsistence farmers, who according to the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa form more than 70 percent of farmers in Africa. Last week USAID announced $70 million of investment into research for new seeds and methods to reduce the impact of droughts and disease on crops across the developing world. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS DES MOINES, United States , Oct 21 2019 (IPS) - Experts. [more...]