Tag: Leadership in Africa

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Investment Corp of Dubai is diversifying its investments and becomes allied to the Nigerian giant, Dangote Cement. The United Arab Emirates fund announced its participation in the biggest cement company of Africa at the level of 300 million dollars. According to the Ecofin agency, this participation represents only 1,3 % of the capital of Dango ...
The RDI-France buying group supports excellence in the countries where they operate, with the René Descamps prize of the name of its founder. In Togo, three schools (CS E-snam, Kpime Woume and SOS children's village of Kara) won the prizes involved for this year. The pupils of the Hermann Gmeiner School, a structure of SOS children's village of Kar ...
The Indian group of telecommunications, Bharti Airtel signed a contract with the VeriFone Mobile Money Company for the supply of its trade application for payment by mobile "Tap n Pay" in 17 countries of Africa where Airtel operates. According to Chidi Okpala, the manager of Airtel Money, with the VeriFone "Tap n Pay" secured application, Ai ...
The second edition of "Lomé Basket Camp" started on Monday, 18th August. According to the Basketball League of Lomé Golf, 100 Togolese children (12 - 18 years) will benefit from the two week training organized in support of the USA embassy in Togo. As topical question, the participants will be informed about the Ebola virus. They will also bene ...
Angola, one of the biggest diamond producers of the world, will launch at the end of September, the operation of polishing of its diamonds. The information was give on Thursday in Luanda by the Chairman of the National Diamond Company (Endiama) Meeting Board, António Carlos Sumbula. The polishing of diamonds exploited in Angola will open the ...
They are artists and participate in the success of other artists. The instrumentalists, the cornerstone of music stars, are henceforth getting known. Cotonou, the Beninese capital town will shelter from 20th to 27th September 2014, the very first edition of the Best Instrumentalists of Africa Festival (MIA). 25000 festival-goers are awaited in the ...
Tourism remains a driving force for growth in Africa. And the country of Paul Biya (appreciated by 70% of his countrymen) could be listed among new destinations of African tourism.   "Cameroon expects to welcome two million foreign tourists and six million national tourists per year on the horizon 2020", indicated on Thursday Philémo ...
Africa is the continent that has the lowest rate access to electricity whereas its fossil and renewable energy resources are colossal. According to a report from the World Bank published in 2013, 1, 2 billion individuals in the world live without electricity. One third of them are concentrated in twenty Asian and African countries. All econo ...
The continental integration of Africa has become an essential priority both for the African Union (AU) and for the European Union (EU).   A new consolidation program of the strategic partnership Africa-EU set up since 2007 has just benefited from a short in the arm. It is about the "Pan-African Program" that has just been launched by ...
The development of Africa passes by its investment in the new technologies. The French-Togolese businessman, JX Paulin, the promoter of MYSIMAX is conscious of that. He puts his skills acquired in this sector after almost two decades in China at the service of the African continent. His structure offers scholarships to African students thanks t ...
Present in Washington for the first USA-AFRICA Summit, the Senegalese president, Macky Sall delivered his expectations to Jeune Afrique magazine. The only African president to have received and to be received in by the American president is waiting for answers from his American counterpart on economic and security questions.   "I am ...
Busy agenda for Hery Rajaonarimampianina within the framework of the USA-AFRICA summit. Arrived since Saturday on the American land, the president of Madagascar did not have necessary time for tourism. On Sunday, the Madagascan delegation took part in Believe in Africa day. With a GDP higher than 2000 billion dollars and the growth rates bey ...
Further to the success got on the financial market of Burkina Faso (2nd behind Ecobank), Coris Bank International sets out to conquer Africa. Investigated after the missed missed attempts of Niger and Chad, the bank of the SME and the SMI settled down in Ivory Coast, in Mali (on 1st August) and in Togo (in September). Within six years of existe ...
The innovations brought by Equity Bank paid off. The Kenyan bank is the first on the African continent according to the world ranking published by the Financial Times magazine. The South African Capitec Bank Holdings and the Kenya Commercial Bank, the other Kenyan bank completed the list of the top 3. For the second consecutive year, Equity ...
Kigali wants to be the Number One of the ICTS in Africa and facts are evident. The Rwandan mobile phone operator, MTN Rwanda, has just proceeded to the launching of the very first mobile cash dispenser in the world. The project came into being thanks to the collaboration between the operator and several banks of the country. The 1, 7 million sub ...
The Ecobank group obtained in Kenya a licence of investment bank delivered by the Capital Market Authority (CMA). The present authorization will facilitate the diversification of the activities of the bank and will reposition it on a market that it has difficulty to conquer. In Kenya, Ecobank is not listed among the Top 20 banks of the country. ...
Senegal appears among the 12 countries with high and intermediary incomes outstripping the other countries of their group of income. Last Friday in Geneva (Switzerland), during the ranking of the Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII), the country occupied the African 9th position and the world 98th with a score of 30,6 points over 100. Publi ...
The West Africa media groups will launch in September 2014 the satellite platform of the sub-region. A bouquet of 42 channels will be free of charge accessible to households of this part of Africa. The CEO of Africable, the Malian Ismaïla Sidibé, the boss of Media Plus International, the Togolese Richard Aquereburu, with other African partne ...
The supports for the candidacy of the Mauritian, Jean Claude de L' Estrac, at the post of General Secretary of the International Organization of the Francophonie are increasing. About thirty important personalities coming from various horizons are united in a collective behind the Mauritian for "an open, happy and uninhibited Francophonie". ...
The expectation will have lasted about ten years. Since 2nd July 2014, Guinea is member of the Initiative for Transparency in the Mining Industries (ITIE). This new status of the country marks the will of the government and the other members of the mining sector to work for transparency and good management of mines. Guinea has rich subsoil. ...
The Hollywood star of Kenyan origin, Lupita Nyong'o is riding high. Having hit the headlines of the famous magazine, Vogue, she is on the front page of ELLE magazine. Within one year, the most beautiful woman to the world according to People magazine got a global fame. The last publication of ELLE magazine in kiosk since 18th July, praises t ...
All the sectors of the Ivory Coast economy have been moving since a few months. After the multiple reforms undertaken the mining sector, the country henceforth makes of the development of its agriculture, a priority. During the ceremony of presentation of the National Program of Agricultural Investment (PNIA) 2010-2015, Ivory Coast Minister for ...
The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe launched the "Initiative Abé", a program that aims at welcoming young students on the basis of scholarships of excellence within the framework of the training of human resources on the African continent. The Japanese government intends by this measure to train young people who will be responsible for N ...
The University of Djibouti operated a high level software system in order to concretize its project of supplying a higher education to students of East African countries. Financed by the ministry of the higher education, the e-campus platform of the University of Djibouti was revealed during a ceremony in which participated the President of ...
Elhadji Ass Diagne just had a successor. Magatte Wade, former civil servant of the African Bank of Development (ABD), was invested on Thursday, the 7th mayor of the municipality of Meckhé in the district of Tivaouane in Senegal..   This investiture took place after the victory of the Takku Liguey Ngaye Coalition close to the Alliance ...
Behind the beauty and the charm of this young lady from Ivory Coast, lies a businesswoman who is getting ready to revolutionize mentalities in Ivory Coast. On 31st July 2014, Isabelle Boblai will officially launch in Abidjan, the fair of creativity and products "Made in Côte d'Ivoire", (MICI on 2014). For the representative of Airstar in Ivo ...
On the invitation of Barack Obama, 47 African Heads of States will participate in a summit on the next 5th and 6th August in the White House. This summit is organized within the framework of the strengthening of the links between both continents. In other words, it is a question for the United States of America of "strengthening the American ...
The project of highway connecting Lagos to Abidjan means a lot to Nigeria. In the opening of the meeting of the steering committee of the aforementioned project in Cotonou, the Nigerian minister of the Public works, Mike Oziegbe Onolememen, reaffirmed the will of his country to invest 25 billion FCFA (50 million dollars) for the starting up of ...
The airline company, Air Mauritius of the Mauritius Island was just propelled into a new category among the 40 best in the world. It has just got the status of 4 stars, an accreditation of excellence by Skytrax. Last Tuesday, Edward Plaisted, the CEO of Skytrax, personally handed this accreditation over to Mr. Appalsamy Thomas, Chairman o ...
The "Abolitionist Prize 2014" will be awarded on the coming 18th July to the Beninese Head of State, Dr Boni YAYI, in Roma, Italy. This award is a sign of gratitude for the diplomatic and politics commitment of the Number 1 of Benin for his "commitment" for diplomacy of the values, the abolition of the death penalty in particular. The ini ...
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