Cameroon: Latest News
Nanci Theoret, 8:24 am
A U.S. company is playing a role in bringing much-needed electricity to Africa. After completing a turn-key $5 million solar-panel manufacturing plant in Ethiopia, Florida-based SKYei now plans to build two hydropower plants in Tanzania. “We train locals and that differentiates us from other companies,” said Roland McLean of SKYei. “It’s been our experience that we can always find good local help. We pay more and wreck the local wage scale.”
Ann Brown, 5:00 pm
From Voice of America Authorities in Cameroon have begun rolling out a campaign to eliminate non-degradable plastic bags by early next year. The measure seeks to halt their risk to human and animal life as well as the environment. Producers, importers and marketers of non-degradable plastic wrappings in Cameroon have until March 2014 to halt […]
Dana Sanchez, 3:13 pm
Globally, there has been a shift in the importance businesses place on talent and people management within company structures – and this is very evident in businesses operating in Africa, says Samantha Crous with Top Employers Institute. “There is a great demand for talent and human capital and companies find themselves competing for the most experienced and skilled staff.”
Dana Sanchez, 1:38 pm
The recent acquisition of Kenyan beauty product manufacturer Interconsumer Products (ICP) by L’Oréal suggests that global players are looking to expand into the African continent given its growth potential.
Dana Sanchez, 11:00 am
Gold also benefited as investors sought a safe-haven investment amid the rising political tensions in the Middle East and on renewed uncertainty about the outlook for U.S. monetary policy.
Dana Sanchez, 3:37 pm
Google announced Thursday it plans to add five African languages – Somali, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba and Zulu – to its list of options on Google Translate, the search engine giant’s free automatic translation service. Here’s how one person responded to Google’s invitation to evaluate its African language translations. “Overjoyed to hear this. Wow, Hausa on Google Translation.”
Keren Mikva, 11:00 am
The good news is that the Brazilian wandering spider is also called “natural Viagra,” but don’t get too excited. The venom can cause erections in male victims, which can last for hours and lead to impotence. So be VERY careful what you wish for.
Keren Mikva, 9:00 am
Cameroonian star striker Samuel Eto’o scored more than 100 goals in five seasons with his previous team, Barcelona, and is the most decorated African player of all time, winning the African Player of the Year four times.
Makula Dunbar, 11:58 am
More than 500 Pentecostal churches call Cameroon home. Yet only 50 are legal, claim government officials in the Central African coastal nation.
Isaac Mwangi, 11:00 am
Using locally-made materials, the greenhouses are built in a way that makes it easy to harvest rainwater. Available in various sizes, they’re suitable for urban farming, where land is often scarce. The problem is, most farmers can’t afford them.
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