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Open Society Pledges Support for African Cultural Heritage Restitution

Open Society Pledges Support for African Cultural Heritage Restitution

New York, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Open Society Foundations announce a $15 million initiative to strengthen efforts to restore cultural objects looted from the African continent. Over four years, the initiative will support networks and organizations working to return Africa’s heritage to its rightful home. “The legacy of colonial violence has deep implications [...]

Scientists Say Common Ancestors of Modern Humans Emerged from Africa

Scientists Say Common Ancestors of Modern Humans Emerged from Africa

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of scientists from South Korea, Australia and South Africa verified through DNA screening that the most recent common ancestors of modern humans originated from the Kalahari region of Africa, a state-run research institute said Tuesday. The scientists, including Axel Timmermann, director of the Center for Climate Physics [...]

Governance Reform Could See African Economies Benefit to Tune of £23bn – PwC Global Economy Watch

Governance Reform Could See African Economies Benefit to Tune of £23bn – PwC Global Economy Watch

LONDON, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) —  The latest edition of PwC’s bimonthly Global Economy Watch has found that African economies could receive a windfall of £23bn if each economy applied similar governance reforms equivalent to those made by Cote d’Ivoire since 2013. The continent-wide economic analysis modelled the performance of each country across six of [...]

CGAP Launches Photo and Video Contest Theme for 2018: Financial Inclusion in Africa

CGAP Launches Photo and Video Contest Theme for 2018: Financial Inclusion in Africa

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor’s (CGAP) 13th annual photo contest, launched today, is seeking striking images on financial inclusion in Africa. For the first time, short video submissions on Africa also will be accepted. Entries may be submitted through December 14, 2018. Each contestant may submit up to [...]

K-Beauty Turns to Africa, Latin America, Russia

K-Beauty Turns to Africa, Latin America, Russia

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) — “K-beauty” products are gaining a foothold in new markets outside of China and Southeast Asia. While shipments to China comprises around 40 percent of all South Korean cosmetics exports, the geopolitical standoff over U.S. missile defense installations last year has spurred on companies to establish a presence in Africa, [...]

Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth, Join Forces to Build Coalition on Health

Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth, Join Forces to Build Coalition on Health

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Dangote Foundation (www.Dangote.com) and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) in Africa. Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, shared plans to build an African Business Coalition on Health (ABCHealth), during the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, he was co-hosting, and [...]

“Merck More than a Mother” Addresses Infertility Challenges and Solutions in Africa in Partnership with IFFS

“Merck More than a Mother” Addresses Infertility Challenges and Solutions in Africa in Partnership with IFFS

NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Merck (http://www.MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology company, through “Merck More than a Mother” (www.MerckMoreThanaMother.com) in partnership with the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) conducted a panel to address infertility challenges and solutions in Africa at the IFFS World Congress in New Delhi, India. The ministers, [...]