Archive for: September, 2015

Logistics company to boost SMEs’ potential

Hennie Heymans, Managing Director for DHL Express

By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – DHL Express, the express logistics provider,will next month launch an entrepreneurial training programme in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). The scheme, Growing Beyond Borders, is set to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) understand the economic potential of international trade and the subsequent benefits to their businesses. The company […]

Child marriages decline in Kenya

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From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – DESPITE reports of early pregnancies in Kenya, a recent report shows low rates of early marriage and childbearing in Kibera and Wajir. The Adolescent Girls Initiative Kenya (AGI-K) baseline report shows that less than one percent of girls aged 11-15 in the counties have ever […]

Starwood in aggressive expansion into Africa

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By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – STARWOOD Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, the American hotel and leisure company, has announced plans to expand to the continent with the opening of some 20 hotels. The facilities will be opened at such countries as Egypt, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan and Tanzania. With […]

US Embassy funds empowerment projects

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From AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE United States Consulate General in Nigeria has awarded more than $200 000 to organisations as grants for various social projects aimed at empowering Nigerian local communities. The grants, amounting to $253 085, are in support of 30 most outstanding projects out of approximately 300 […]

Group wary of worsening violence in the Delta

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From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – VIOLENCE in the Niger Delta region may soon increase unless the Nigerian government acts quickly and decisively to address long-simmering grievances, the International Crisis Group (ICG), warned. The organisation said the costly Presidential Amnesty Program for ex-insurgents due to end in a few months, there […]

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