Africa Day; Tanzania for transparency in mining sector; Vietnam appeals to Italian investors
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DOMINICAN WOMAN WINS MONEYGRAM PRIZE FOR FOREIGN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Berenice Brown Omage, a 25 year-old Dominican-born woman, won the Moneygram Award for Foreign Entrepreneurship in Italy. Berenice owns a supermarket with a bakery and employs 15 people. During the awards ceremony, the speaker of the House of Representatives Laura Boldrini stressed that migrants “contribute to State coffers with more than 9 billion euros per year, almost 7 percent of the GDP of Italy”.
GRANDI (UNHCR): NO CHOICE, BE THERE AT SEA AND SAVE LIVES
“Those who are helping at sea face a dilemma where they have no choice, they must just be there and save lives” Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said in Rome at a presentation of his book ‘Refugees and Returns’. The presentation turned out to be a good time to reflect on unresolved conflicts, from Palestine to Afghanistan, and to repudiate accusations made by some Italian politicians against NGOs that help migrants adrift in the Mediterranean.
AFRICA DAY, ITALY READY TO HELP INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Meetings and debates took place in Rome on the occasion of the Africa Day, which commemorates the foundation of the Organization of the African Unity. Achievements and commitments were highlighted by Kamara Dekamo Mamadou, ambassador of the Republic of Congo, dean of the African ambassadors in Italy. “Today our task is the integration of the continent and the opening of corridors between countries, which are key to development” ambassador Mamadou told DIRE News Agency.
TANZANIA PUSHES FOR LISTING OF MINING COMPANIES
By August all mining companies in Tanzania will have to be listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. The provisions have been announced by President John Magufuli. According to the head of state, the aim is to combat tax evasion by monitoring the profits of multinationals, mostly active in the extraction of gold, coal, uranium and diamonds.
VIETNAM, APPEAL TO ITALIAN INVESTORS: COME TO OUR NEWEST SMART CITY
The twenty-first smart city of the world is growing north of Ho Chi Minh City, in Vietnam: that was the point made by the Binh Duong’s provincial administration vice-president, Mai Hung Dung, at a meeting hosted by the Chamber of Commerce in Milan. He appealed to Italian investors and gave some figures: 28 industrial poles and 29 billion dollars of foreign investments, with the smart city just by the production area.