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ManpowerGroup South Africa Creates Opportunities for Refugees

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Manpower South Africa is playing an innovative role in finding labour market solutions for refugees and has placed a total of 10 refugees in 2010 despite South African labour laws that privilege native South Africans. The company has acquired a reputation as the agency to go to for refugees looking...

Tropical Fruit Juice Project Helps to Spur Economic Revival in Ethiopia

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In April 2009, africaJUICE Tibila Share Company, a joint venture between africaJUICE BV of the Netherlands and the Ethiopian government, took operational control of Tibila Farm in Ethiopia’s Upper Awash Valley.

Weather insurance for African farmers

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Insurance company Zurich Financial Services has partnered with a Swiss government agency and UN group International Labor Organisation (ILO) to provide microinsurance to African farmers.

Cadbury Dairy Milk commits to going Fairtrade

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Cadbury and the Fairtrade Foundation announced plans to achieve Fairtrade certification for Cadbury Dairy Milk, the UK’s top selling chocolate bar, in March 2009 and have since achieved that goal.

World Shoppe launches new line of Fair Trade jewelry from South Africa at Beckman’s handcrafted gift show

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World Shoppe debuted a new line of copper and brass jewelry with semi-precious gemstones from South Africa at the Beckman’s Handcrafted Gift Show ® Chicago in January 2010.

Siemens helps to create a portable water filtration unit

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Natural disasters often affect water infrastructure leading to contaminated drinking water and outbreaks of water born disease. As a part of their Siemens Caring Hands programme Siemens collaborated with SkyJuice Foundation to create SkyHydrant a portable water filtration unit.

Unilever supports recycling initiatives in Ghana

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Unilever Ghana's factory in Tema supports a recycling initiative that reduces waste and provides income for local people.

Eurolab and Ericsson help install communications in Congo

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Two Ericsson employees were sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo on behalf of Ericsson Response. In collaboration with several humanitarian organizations, they established radio communication within the Kalabo region in order to support a UN coordinated de-mining mission.

New Partnership for TB Control Links the Ethiopian Ministry of Health and Private Sector

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Work by the Abt Associates-led USAID Private Sector Programme (PSP) helped the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health create a new partnership between the public and private healthcare sectors to improve access to Tuberculosis (TB) treatment.

Heineken funds mobile health clinics in Namibia

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In April 2010 the Heineken Africa Foundation approved the first project in Namibia to support the provision of mobile primary health care in rural Namibia. Funding was provided for the purchase of three mobile clinics and the support for implementation of a mobile health service programme by 2013....