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Business continuity news and information: Africa

Africa business continuity Ebola still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern: IHR Emergency Committee
Statement issued after the 5th meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Business continuity strategies for power supply load-shedding threats
ContinuitySA provides advice for organizations based in areas where power supplies are unstable.

DDoS attacks increasing as a business continuity threat to EMEA organizations
Survey shows more than a third of multiple DDoS attacks affected impacted businesses for more than 24 hours.

Expanding into Africa? Consider these operational risks…
Expanding into new markets is intrinsically a risky business and so has to form part of the business continuity management cycle.

BCI Africa Awards presented
The 2014 Business Continuity Institute Africa Awards took place on Tuesday 19th August at a ceremony in South Africa.

How to choose a contact centre recovery facility
Five points to consider when assessing a recovery site for your contact centre.

Ebola response steps up another level
WHO opens regional Ebola response centre; first case in Nigeria; Liberia imposes border controls.

As Ebola spreads to the nation’s capital, Médecins Sans Frontières warns about the 'unprecedented' nature of the Guinea outbreak
With eight confirmed cases of Ebola reported in the Guinea capital, Conakry, Médecins Sans Frontières says that the country is 'facing an unprecedented epidemic in terms of the distribution of cases.'

Organisational resilience and BCM
In a follow up to a paper published by Continuity Central earlier in 2013, Dr David J. Smith asks “In recognising there is a link between organisational resilience and being competitive – How do you measure up?”

Business continuity in manufacturing
ContinuitySA has identified some key success factors for business continuity management in manufacturing businesses.

BCI Africa Awards presented
The Business Continuity Institute’s inaugural Africa business continuity awards were presented at a ceremony on the evening of 10th September in South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre, Gauteng.

KPMG survey looks at business continuity practices in Africa
‘Business Continuity Management in Africa: Building resilience in a volatile environment.’

Five emerging business continuity risks for South African organizations
Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA, and his team have identified five emerging risks that South African organizations should be featuring in business continuity planning.

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CEO? Here are three key business continuity questions that you need to ask…
How business continuity management can be an important strategic tool.

New business continuity facility opened in Mozambique
Global Continuity SA has expanded its geographical footprint beyond South Africa’s borders by opening a recovery facility in Mozambique’s capital and largest city, Maputo.

Making the case for business resilience
Building business resilience, which gives organizations the ability to ‘bounce back' from challenges, has become essential to minimising risk and creating success.

Ebola emergency response: United Nations takes unprecedented step
The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council have approved resolutions creating the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to contain the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

CDC develops a modeling tool for predicting the success of various Ebola response measures
The model indicates that if the international community takes the actions that are planned Ebola can be brought under control.

WHO identifies six countries at high risk for spread of Ebola
Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Senegal identified as being at risk for the spread of the Ebola virus disease.

All countries with Ebola cases should declare a national emergency, says WHO
Meeting of the WHO International Health Regulations Emergency Committee sets out a list of steps that should be taken to gain control of the Ebola situation, which is now deemed a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Marsh issues Ebola planning advice for organizations
As the World Bank announces that it has created a US $200 million emergency fund to help contain the spread of Ebola infections, Marsh Risk Consulting has provided organizations with a check list of actions that can be taken to prevent and prepare for future possible Ebola related issues.

West Africa Health Ministers agree on priority actions to end Ebola outbreak
The current situation poses a serious threat to all countries in the region.

Internet Solutions acquires ContinuitySA
South Africa-based business continuity company gains new owners.


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