March 2010

Thursday 25 March 2010

 

SOUTH AFRICA: Ready To Tackle Human Trafficking? PDF Print Email
Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:20 Society

SOUTH AFRICA: Ready To Tackle Human Trafficking?

By Jabulani Sikhakhane

 

JOHANNESBURG, Mar 24, 2010 (IPS) - The expected arrival of 350,000 football fans in South Africa for the World Cup in June has provoked fears of increased levels of human trafficking. A new study suggests that one major obstacle to preventing this is the lack of accurate information about the extent of the problem.



Friday 19 March 2010

 

Russian Women Break Glass Ceiling PDF Print Email
Friday, 19 March 2010 10:28 Women

Russian Women Break Glass Ceiling

By Vladimir Kozlov

MOSCOW, March 15 (MN) - More and more women are reaching senior positions at work - but recruiters warn it is too early to talk about a "revolution" in equal opportunities.

As many as 93 per cent of chief accountants, 70 per cent of personnel directors and 47 per cent of finance directors are now women, according to a recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Russian Association of Managers.

 



Monday 15 March 2010

 

Five Reasons Why Russia Isn’t China PDF Print Email
Monday, 15 March 2010 10:32 Experts Policy Center

Five Reasons Why Russia Isn’t China

By Yevgeny Bazhanov

MOSCOW, March 15, (TMT) - Ever since Mikhail Gorbachev became general secretary 25 years ago last week, the world has compared China’s successful economic reforms, which were first set into motion in late 1978 under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, with the Soviet Union’s and then Russia’s largely unsuccessful attempts to overhaul its economy.



Sunday 14 March 2010

 

African Poverty Falling "Faster Than We Thought" PDF Print Email
Sunday, 14 March 2010 10:34 News

African Poverty Falling "Faster Than We Thought"

By Ed Cropley, African Investment Correspondent

JOHANNESBURG, March 4 (Reuters) - Africans are getting wealthier more quickly than previously believed, according to a new study that also suggests the poorest continent's riches are spreading beyond the narrow confines of its elite.



Saturday 13 March 2010

 

Russian Businesses Seek Increased Cooperation With Africa PDF Print Email
Saturday, 13 March 2010 10:52 News

Russian Businesses Seek Increased Cooperation With Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, March 10, (Buziness Africa) - Irina Ruzankina, head expert of the department of International Cooperation of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), has emphasized the importance of increasing business and economic cooperation with the African countries.

 



Friday 12 March 2010

 

Duma Looks to Give Foreign Teachers a Break PDF Print Email
Friday, 12 March 2010 11:06 Education

Duma Looks to Give Foreign Teachers a Break

By Irina Filatova

MOSCOW, March 11, (The Moscow Times) - State Duma deputies will hear a bill in a key second reading later this month that would streamline the current process for employers to register foreign teachers.


 

African Talent in Diaspora Lead Brighter Futures in Ghana PDF Print Email
Friday, 12 March 2010 10:54 Society

African Talent in Diaspora Lead Brighter Futures in Ghana

LONDON, March 12 (Buziness Africa) - A group of African Human Resource (HR) and Information Technology experts on the Diaspora will be storming Accra, capital city of Ghana, to lend their expertise and share knowledge with conference delegates will be attending the next Ghana’s biggest career event dubbed, Brighter Futures 2010.



Thursday 11 March 2010

 

Create Jobs in Africa, and All Else Will Follow PDF Print Email
Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:08 Experts Policy Center

Create Jobs in Africa, and All Else Will Follow

By Rosa Whitaker

United States, March 11, (The Whitaker Group) - Bill Gates’ commitment at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to give $10 billion over the next decade to develop and distribute vaccines to children in the world’s poorest countries has stimulated an interesting discussion on what would be the best use for such a large charitable gift. It’s an important discussion too, as more very wealthy entrepreneurs use their charitable giving to change the whole paradigm of aid to the “bottom billion.”


 

Kremlin Prepares To Unveil Russias Silicon Valley PDF Print Email
Thursday, 11 March 2010 11:01 News

Kremlin Prepares To Unveil Russia's Silicon Valley

By Valery Kodachigov, Natalya Kostenko, Bela Lyauv and Maxim Tovakaido

MOSCOW, March 11, (Vedomosti) - In 10 days, President Dmitry Medvedev will indicate where the future Russian Silicon Valley will be created, and one of the early favorites is the area near the business school Skolkovo.


 

Fund for Start-Ups Gets Extra Cash PDF Print Email
Thursday, 11 March 2010 10:58 News

Fund for Start-Ups Gets Extra Cash

MOSCOW, March 11 (The Moscow Times) - The government will increase its funding of a program that provides assistance to those starting their own business, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov said Wednesday.


 

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