Tag: African development

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He is much followed every morning by RFI listeners especially those living in Africa. With his column "the so very democratic Republic of Gondwana", artistically and with humor, Mamane remakes current events. But the Frenchman of Niger origin was not predestined to practice in communication. Born in Niger in 1964, Mamane, of his real name Mo ...
Africa Top Success reported it to you that the American star of Senegalese origin, Ekon is resolutely committed to light the countries of Africa. With his "Akon Lighting Africa" association, he organized last 7th August, the "New Partnership Models for Growth" conference for which several African heads of State were invited. The artist has just ...
His performances at the head of the African export-import bank (Afreximbank) are unanimously appreciated by his peers. The Ivorian Jean-Louis Ekra leaves the chair of the bank after 10 years of loyal duties. AfricSearch and his close relations decided to award him the Global African Achievers Awards. The award honors men and women who have w ...
Orange has launched a call for applications for the 5th edition of Orange Prize for Social Entrepreneur in Africa. This initiative aims at encouraging start-up projects making innovation serve the acceleration of development of the African continent. The Prize rewards three projects with grants for 25 000, 15 000 and 10 000 Euros as well as ...
The news has hit the headlines of on-line magazines on Monday. The Togolese minister of prospective and evaluation of public policies, Pr. Kako Nubukpo, is on the radar of the Central Bank of the West Africa States (CBWAS). The eminent economist and academic is blamed for his public outspoken remarks towards the monetary policy of the instituti ...
Africa counts on the Public Private Partnership to achieve emergence. Actions are increasing in this way these last five years. It's in this context that Senegal hosts from 5th to 7th May 2015 a forum on the theme: "Public - Private Partnerships: the column carrier of the Senegal Emergent Plan". According to the Senegalese News agency, (APS) ...
The assessment of the last three years by Macky Sall at the head of Senegal is globally positive according to certain observers who support that the Head of State inherited a country socially and politically deconstructed. His Senegal Emergent Plan (PSE), an ambitious program to put the country back on the rails, is appreciated by all. Th ...
The third edition of the agriculture and animal resources international fair (SARA) opened on Friday, 3rd April in Abidjan already bears fruit. Ivory Coast and Morocco have just signed an agreement, 24 hours after the opening of the fair. The new partnership should provide Ivory Coast with an agricultural insurance. According to the APA agen ...
The third edition of the Africa-China Young Leaders Forum came to an end on Sunday, 29th March 2015 in Arusha (Tanzania). Co-organized by the Chama Cha Mapinduzi party (CCM, party in power in Tanzania) and the Communist Party of China (CPC), the meeting was placed under the theme "Friendship, cooperation and development". All in all, 400 young ...
According to a study published by the national electricity production company, "Kenya Electricity Generating", Kenya henceforth occupies the 8th position at the world level regarding geothermal energy production. The electricity production by the 1st economy power of East Africa, deriving from geothermal source, is at present up to about 580 ...
Ivory Coast is a "model" regarding economic development, declared Mrs. Helen Clark, Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on Wednesday at the opening of the international conference on emergence of Africa, in the presence of the Heads of States of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, and of his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sa ...
The organizers of prestigious Africa Ceo Forum dedicated to the holding of the event on the African land. After the Ivorian attempt missed because of Ebola, the promoters of the forum intend to come back on the continent. In his speech at the opening of the third edition that started on 16th March in Geneva, Donald Kaberuka, the chairman of ...
The third edition of Africa CEO forum started on Monday, 16th March 2015 in Geneva. A total of 800 decision-makers coming from 63 countries (among which 43 African countries) are taking part in this high-level meeting initiated by the Jeune Afrique Group, the African Development Bank and the Swiss company, Rainbow Unlimited. One of the innov ...
About forty countries working for emergence as well as about twenty institutions and heads of States are expected from 18th to 20th March at the first international conference on the emergence of Africa that will be held in the Ivorian economic capital, Abidjan. The announcement was jointly made on Thursday by Ivorian Minister planning and d ...
Beauty competitions as Miss France, Mister France, Miss International Africa, are common in France. And for the first time, a Parisian event highlighting the beauty of men native of the African continent is established. It is about "Mister Africa France", an initiative from the Boomer Events foundation, a company specialized in special ev ...
The investments in the Building and Civil Engineering Works sector in Africa reached 325 billion dollars in 2014 against 222 billion in 2013, representing thus an increase of 46 % with regard to 2013, underlined a study carried out by the audit and consulting firm, Deloitte. The number of infrastructures projects started during the previous ...
The young Burkinabe, Cyrille Guel, won the prize of the African youth launched in 2014 by the Ghanaian, Akpah Prince. The prize rewards the initiatives from the African young people that have impacts on the development of their continent. The works of the young Burkinabe were appreciated in the category of the communication jobs where for wh ...
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) represent one of the economic lifeblood of the continent. In Senegal, in order to connect the Senegalese SME between them and with all Africa, Represent' Action West Africa organization, in partnership with the Agency for development, supervision and promotion of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises ...
Launched in December, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria, the "Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program" program arouses an unprecedented craze in the African entrepreneurs. According to figures published by the Foundation with the Jeune Afrique magazine, about 9635 applications were received. 60 % of the applications come from West Africa (w ...
Ivory Coast wants to make up its deficit in digital maturity in order to be at the forefront of the information and communication technologies (ICTS). The Ivorian government has just launched an ambitious project called "One citizen, one computer + an internet connection". The launching ceremony was chaired on Thursday by the Head of Stat ...
The Electricity Tower of Cameroon (TOUREL) is the 41-storey building presented as the future highest building in Central Africa that will be erected in the next months in Cameroon. The jewel that will be built in Yaoundé, the capital, will gather the main public structures working in the electricity sector mainly the Rural Electrification Ag ...
In front of the strong penetration of China and emerging countries on the African market, the classic partners of the continent have changed method. After the USA-AFRICA Summit, France is also trying to catch up on the African market. The French-African foundation will be officially launched on 6th February 2015. Proposed by a workgroup gathe ...
The African Union (AU) and China concluded a draft agreement in order to cooperate on large infrastructure networks and the industrialization process in Africa.The chairwoman of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the special representative and Vice Minister for the Foreign Affairs of China, Zhang Ming, signed this agreement concerning t ...
The Zimbabwean Head of State, Robert Mugabe, was appointed on Friday, 30th January by his peers in meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as serving chairman of the African Union (AU). He thus succeeds to his Mauritanian counterpart, Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, who took the lead of the Union in January, 2014. Showing his gratitude to his peers for cho ...
The Senegalese president, Macky Sall, proceeded last Wednesday to the laying of the first stone of the second university of Dakar called UNIDAK 2, situated at Diamniadio, about 30 km from Dakar, the capital town. For a global cost of 65 billion FCFA, the UNIDAK 2 will be directed to sciences, technologies, professions, economics, management and ...
In a press release published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the manager of the monetary institute, Christine Lagarde, is starting an African visit on 26th January of this year. The Chief Executive Officer of the IMF will first visit Rwanda from 26th to 29th January 2015 before finishing her tour in Senegal from 29th to 31st Januar ...
Last Wednesday in Dakar, the Cape Verdean minister of finances and Planning, Cristina Duarte, candidate for the chair of the African Development Bank (ADB), promised to lead Africa to a "structural development" if she is elected. It is our colleagues from the APS agency that reported the news. During a press conference in the Senegalese capi ...
The news is reported by APA News. The World Bank estimates the cement works project in Guinea Bissau at 22 million euros for a production capacity of 200.000 tons per year, indicated a communiqué from the world financial institution. The promoters requested a loan for 11 million euros, the half of the value of the project, and the decision m ...
Formerly considered as a land of poverty, Africa has emerged these recent years as a space of opportunities and intends to become a land of performance with the aim of facilitating investment, both internal and external. It is within this context that an international forum will gather on 20th March of this year in Neuville Saint Amand (France) ...
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