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HOLISTIC STRATEGIES NEEDED TO BOOST FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN TERTIARY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION COURSES, CONFERENCE TOLD



The challenge to increase the participation of African women in science, technology and innovation (STI) tertiary education jobs and courses could be addressed by increasing the amount of such topics taught to girls in primary and secondary schools, Prof. Alice Pell, the former vice provost at New York state, USA’s Cornell University, told a conference of senior female African academics.

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AFRICA HIGHER EDUCATION IS MAINSTREAMING INCLUSIVITY INTO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION, CONFERENCE TOLD



 

Universities and other institutions of higher learning should incorporate well-structured capacity building programmes that target women at all levels of the academic life within strategic policies to promote gender inclusivity in science, technology and innovation (STI), an African HE conference has been told.…

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CADBURY IS STILL KING OF INDIA’S GROWING CHOCOLATE MARKET



INDIA maybe a populous and diverse country with its 1.36 million potential consumers who speak 22 languages, but one company maintains a strong, even dominant, position in India’s fast-growing chocolate market which saw sales of USD1.8 billion in 2018, according to GlobalData – Mondelēz International Inc’s Cadbury brand.…

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NATURAL AFRICAN LOOKS INCREASE IN PREDOMINANCE AS SUB-SAHARAN BEAUTY MARKETS BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED



Beauty markets in sub-Saharan Africa are becoming more sophisticated, and with this comes an increasing desire by consumers to use cosmetics that better match their own skin and hair characteristics, rather than utilising products that of more universal appeal.

Nigeria’s personal care product industry continues to grow, and given its population is the largest in Africa – now estimated by the United Nations at 200 million – this market inevitably has the most potential in the continent.…

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ERASMUS+ SPENDING ON AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES IS RISING – WITH HOPE EXPANSION WILL CONTINUE



THE EUROPEAN Commission – the European Union (EU) executive – has claimed its Erasmus+ higher education exchange initiative is significantly boosting tertiary studies for African students and academics, with 8,500 Africans benefiting this year (2019).

In a report on the programme, which has been hailed as a flagship of the EU’s positive international impact, the Commission said that this figure was poised to keep growing, so that it will have helped more than 35,000 African students and academics by 2020.…

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UPCOMING AFRICA SYMPOSIUM WILL PREPARE NEW INITIATIVE TO BOOST POSITION OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY



Mentorship and sharing experiences will be a key part of the discussions on boost numbers of women in leadership and senior positions within Africa’s higher education sector, when African women vice chancellors meet for their annual symposium in December 2-6.

This meeting of the Forum for African Women Vice Chancellors (FAWoVC) is being staged alongside the annual general meeting of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), to be held at the University of Cape Coast, in Ghana.…

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JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA CONTINUE TO TIGHTEN AML/CFT CONTROLS, BUT WILL REFORM BE ENOUGH TO SATISFY FATF AND APG?



JAPAN and South Korea have many similarities in AML/CFT terms, being the only countries in north-east Asia with democratic, open societies, who also run their economies according to standard free market principles. They are also both developed industrial economies in which the rule of law is applied consistently and transparently.…

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ICCO MOVES TO AFRICA – BUT STILL BUILDING LINKS WITH MANUFACTURERS



IT is now two years since the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) headquarters moved from London to Abidjan, in Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) in July 2017, a move ICCO called a “turning point that will bear fruit in the years to come.”…

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HOW WEST AFRICA IS LEVERAGING OPPORTUNITIES IN FINTECH, BANKING AND FINANCE



BETTER cooperation between accountants, financial institutions and financial technology firms could underpin the sustainability of impressive recent growth in mobile banking across west Africa.

With an overwhelming majority of the region’s population – which exceeds 350 million people – lacking access to formal banking services, mobile telephony, which is far more widespread, offers a portal to financial inclusion.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUND UP – MALAYSIA EXTENDS UNPAID TAX AMNESTY



MALAYSIA has extended its grace period for taxpayers who have under-paid in the past, allowing for low penalties should undeclared income be filed on returns this year. This even covers taxpayers who have yet to register with the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, and those who have registered but have not submitted ITRF/PRF/RPGTRF returns.…

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