Investment - In Brief


- Satellite operator SES – very active in Africa - reported first half recurring revenues of  €853.2 million, a 3% year-on-year increase.

- Africalia set up “The Africaliennes” to showcase the work of African partners in Belgium. It recently organised an event in Brussels raising awareness of the work done in South Africa with projections and discussions (in English, subtitles in Dutch).

- In the USA on July 11, 2011, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and BET have announced that they will join forces to make this year's edition of  UNCF's long-running ‘UNCF An Evening of Stars’ the most exciting and moving in the program's 33-year history. UNCF An Evening of Stars has long been a TV showcase both for legendary and fast-rising stars from the music industry - recent performers and prior honourees have included Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend and Stevie Wonder - and for education success stories that embody the spirit of UNCF's iconic motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."