Monthly Archives: August 2016

YPO Leaders Share Insights into Building an Optimal Board of Directors

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, hosted a live Twitter chat discussing best practices and innovative strategies to create an optimal board of directors. Featured guests included

Massive Migrant Rescue Off Libyan Coast ‘Awe-Inspiring’

In what one rescuer called an "extraordinary day," about 6,500 people Monday were pulled from some 40 ships off the coast of Libya en route to Europe. Nicholas Papachrysostomou, field coordinator for Dignity I, a rescue ship in the Mediterranean

Stakeholders Meet to Review the IGAD Regional Agricultural Investment Plan 2016-2020

IGAD Member States representatives, regional and continental stakeholders, private sector actors as well as IGAD, FAO, AUC, and NPCA are attending a two day consultative workshop in Addis Ababa between 29-30 August 2016 to review the IGAD Regional Agri...

Meridian Malaria Test Wins Prestigious Innovation Award

illumigene® Malaria Receives 1st Place Award at the Journées Internationales de Biologie /Association des Colloques Nationaux des Biologistes Conference in Paris CINCINNATI, Aug. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVO) was awarded 1st place for innovation in emergency treatment

Cleobrothers & Company, Inc. opens pharmaceutical office in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Biotech company targets South America and Africa as part of global expansion goals COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cleobrothers & Co., Inc. announced that it has recently opened a sales and marketing office in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Somaliland’s Planned Port Upgrade Buoys Ambitions

A plan to upgrade Somaliland’s port of Berbera promises to transform the ancient town, almost tripling the port’s size and boosting the region’s economy, backers say. But critics contend the plan was pushed through without sufficient explanation and could adversely

Nigeria, South Africa Stare Down Recessions

Politics and petroleum have brought down Africa’s two biggest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, as both nations look down the barrel of recession. Oil giant Nigeria will release quarterly growth figures Wednesday that most likely will confirm the economy is


The Ethiopian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has presented a report about ongoing activities to cover over one million hectares of land with tree seedlings. More than four billion tree seedlings will be planted in the campaign