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Published: 10 Oct 2019 21:13

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Africa: Where to invest in Africa? Ranking the top 10 countries

The latest edition of Rand Merchant Bank’s Where to Invest in Africa report assesses each African economy’s investment potential, by overlaying macroeconomic fundamentals with the practicalities of doing business on the continent. “After nine years of publishing, we never fail to be both pleased and surprised by the extent of improvement in countries that are not ...

Source: How We Made It in Africa (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: Africa's oil may have to stay in the ground to protect the climate

As a result of climate change, resource extraction industries in Africa will be ... Africa also has 10 percent of the world's oil reserves and 8 percent of ... 2050 to immediately end construction of, and investment in, coal power and to ...

Source: The Africa Report (08 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: AFK: African Economic Growth To Return In 2020s

For the vast majority of investors, it is extremely difficult to invest in African stocks, particularly those outside South Africa. I have written about Nigeria ...

Source: Seeking Alpha (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: Report: Where to Invest in Africa

Wayne Troughton of HTI Consulting has shared insights on the top and bottom hospitality investment markets in Africa ahead of the 10th annual African Property Investment (API) Summit here on October 2 and 3. According to Troughton, the hospitality sector continues to attract investment from a broad spectrum of international and African investors. “We are tracking investment from structured funds, predominantly from Europe and the Middle East—an increasing percentage of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) from Europe, Middle East and Africa itself, owner operators that invest from Europe, Africa and the U.S., as well as family offices [in the]Middle East, the U.K., Europe and South America.”

Source: Hotel Business (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa, Russia: Russia-Africa Summit: A New Era of Cooperation

Today, Africa is the fastest growing region in the world, and offers enormous potential for foreign investment. Investing in Africa is a popular trend and ...

Source: valdaiclub.com (02 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Angola: Angola melhora Índice de Risco e Recompensa

Sem revelar números ou dados comparativos que indicam o aumento dessa pontuação, o estudo desses especialistas, que mede o Índice de Riscos e Recompensas em África, também incluiu nessa lista países como a Nigéria e o Egipto, que melhoraram as suas pontuações. O relatório internacional, publicado ...Translate

Source: Angop Angola Press Agency (25 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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West Africa: Why Western Africa Is Investing In Digital Education

In a recent trip to Dakar, Senegal, I worked with a startup organization that was focused on bringing digital education to youth in sub Saharan Africa.

Source: Forbes (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Burkina Faso, Turkey: Coopération : La Turquie veut investir dans le textile burkinabè

Le Burkina et Turquie se retrouvent les 2 et 3 octobre 2019, à Ouagadougou, pour la 2e session de la commission mixte de coopération économique. Les acteurs économiques des deux pays entendent renforcer la coopération économique dans les domaines de la santé, de l’économie, de l’éducation, du textile et militaire. L’ouverture des travaux a eu lieu ...Translate

Source: Le Faso (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa, Australia: Investing in Africa Seminar Series #3

Eventbrite - AAMEG presents Investing in Africa Seminar Series #3 - Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at Lavan, Perth, WA. Find event and ticket ...

Source: www.eventbrite.com.au (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa, Dubai: Dubai-based BECO Capital closes $100m fund for MENA startups

The Dubai-based VC firm BECO Capital has closed its second fund at US$100 million, which it will use to invest in early-stage startups in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region. Founded in 2012, BECO Capital has made 22 investments in startups that include Careem and Property Finder, while its recent investments include Egyptian startups Swvl, Vezeeta and MaxAB. Its ...

Source: Disrupt Africa (News) (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa, UK: Inside DFID's £90M investment in FSD Africa

The United Kingdom is putting £90 million ($110 million) of aid money into a little-known development finance outfit with the promise that it can unlock more than £500 million in private investment for small businesses across sub-Saharan Africa and create 50,000 jobs over 10 years — but development finance experts have questioned whether and how this can be done.

Source: Devex (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa, USA: US, Africa Discuss Trade, Investment Opportunities

THE US government recently engaged African ministers on the best ways to dramatically increase trade and investment within the continent.

Source: Peace FM (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: Orange: digital transformation in Africa

Business Chief caught up with Asma Ennaifer, Chief External Relations, CSR and Innovation officer for Orange, to discuss the progress of the Orange Digital Centre Orange is one of the largest global telecommunications operators in the world, and is recognised for its expertise in the field of innovation. With over 5,000 employees across its international research labs, the “Orange Digital Centre” in Tunis, Tunisia was launched in April 2019. Providing a wide range of activities, the Orange Digital Centre is a support system for startups and offers training to young people, with its unveiling recognised as the first of its kind in the Middle East and Africa.

Source: African Business Chief (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: Africa's growth-at-all costs model is a recipe for disaster

Economic growth, the hegemonic progress narrative of our time, is revealing itself to be more complicated than its proponents would allow.  Across Africa, indeed across the globe, national and municipal governments, investors, economic institutions, politicians, policy makers, and development experts look to growth as the basis of future well-being. So much is done in ...

Source: Mail (06 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: Cloud service competition for Africa - bring it on says Microsoft

At the heart of Microsoft's core cloud strategy is the desire that customers get more out of their investment in services and solutions to enable this ...

Source: IT Web Africa (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: An Impact Investing Model Designed for Africa: Why the Continent Should Embrace Search Funds

There's a little-known investment model perfectly suited to Africa's economy that can also produce such a multiplier effect: a search fund, also known ...

Source: nextbillion.net (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: Newcomer Boru eyeing up sub-Saharan assets

Boru Energy has its sights set on producing assets in Africa as the private equity-backed ... Carlyle has a vast stable of oil and gas investments.

Source: upstreamonline.com (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Kenya, South Africa: Bwala seeks funding following its entry into Africa Smart Mobility challenge

Bwala Africa , a lastmile logistics company, is officially opening its series A round to investors after securing a deal with a leading tech firm based in Europe to assist in development and deployment of various tech platforms (shipping Apps and mobile web ) to enable the company scale its Apps capacity. Bwala has been using an in house App for its last mile activity , ...

Source: CIO East Africa (CIO East Africa) (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: Nissan at Smarter Mobility Africa

The time has arrived for emerging markets to invest in their transportation infrastructure. It has been proven that smart cities are a catalyst for social ...

Source: Engineering News (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: Why Africa's Angel Investors are slow to the startup party

Africa's investment scene has certainly seen its fair share of frenzied activities most of which were led by venture capitalists (VC) firms. In 2018, VCS ...

Source: PressReader (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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East Africa

East Africa: Top hospitality investment markets in Africa - The Exchange

Bottom and top hospitality investment markets in Africa as shared by Wayne Troughton of HTI Consulting. According to Troughton, the hospitality sector continues to attract investments from both international and African investors. “We are tracking investment from structured funds, predominantly from Europe and the Middle East; an increasing percentage of High Net Worth ...

Source: The Exchange (General) (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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East Africa:  East African Tea Farmers to Feel the Pinch of Declining Prices in International Market

It is going to be a sour season for tea farmers in East Africa, with low international prices dropping from a high of $2.98 per kilogramme in 2017 to a low of $1.76 per kilogramme in July. At a media briefing to discuss global trend in tea prices, the state of the tea industry and the proposed Tea Bill in Kenya, the decline in international prices was blamed not only on ...

Source: The East African (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Djibouti:  Telecoms Vendor Ericsson's Foreign Corrupt Practices Fine of Around U.S.$1 Billion Puts the Spotlight On Djibouti Telecom

London — Every few years a corruption case under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act blows the lid off Africa's often seamy way of doing business in the telecoms sector. Russell Southwood looks at the recent case of Ericsson and looks at how Chinese vendors do things. According to a company announcement on Thursday:"Ericsson has been co-operating voluntarily ...

Source: Balancing Act (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Ethiopia: Ministry Takes First Step to Privatise Telecom

State Minister for Finance Eyob Tekalign (PhD) gave a press briefing last week about the transaction advisor the Ministry is looking to hire for the partial privatisation of Ethio telecom. The government took the first step of the partial privatization process of Ethio telecom last week by announcing its search for a company that will consult on the transaction ...

Source: Addis Fortune (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Ethiopia: Nation Prepares Tourism Strategies

Ethiopian Tourism in collaboration with the International Financial Corporation (IFC) is preparing both a meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) and a stopover tourism strategy to increase Ethiopia's tourism competitiveness. Ethiopian Tourism in collaboration with the International Financial Corporation (IFC) is preparing both a meetings, incentives, ...

Source: Addis Fortune (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Kenya, USA: US investments in Kenya to overshadow aid cuts: official

A recent cut in US funding for combating HIV/Aids in Kenya does not amount to a scaling back of US interests in the country, the State Department's top Africa official said on Wednesday. “Our official government funding that we spend around the world represents a very, very small percentage of total US investment in countries,” Tibor Nagy, the assistant secretary of ...

Source: The East African (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Kenya:  New Kenyan Oil Finds Set to Enhance Economic Diversity, Reports Icaew

While most African countries are bearing the brunt of the US-China trade war, as well as a slump in commodity prices which is greatly affecting exporters, East Africa's economic diversity is still playing a key role in cushioning the region from shocks. This is according to the latest report from ICAEW - the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - ...

Source: CIO East Africa (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Kenya: Blow to coffee farmers as price drops in international markets

Coffee farmers have been dealt a blow after the price of the cash crop dropped in the international market due to oversupply despite a drop in production locally. Leading marketing and promotion agents yesterday warned farmers about further price declines due to high volumes of quality coffee in the international market. ...

Source: Daily Nation (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Kenya: SIB offers region's investors gold, oil, gas, forex trading

Kenya's Standard Investment Bank (SIB) is now offering investors in the region ... net-worth investors access to a wide range of global investment products. ... in talks to have agents in Rwanda and even South Africa - said Mr Mungai.

Source: The East African (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Kenya: Hope for Turkana oil project as Kenya signs $3b financing deal

Kenya has signed an agreement with oil multinationals that is intended to attract up to Ksh308.4 billion ($3 billion) financing for development of its Turkana petroleum deposits, potentially placing the country ahead of Uganda in the race to the market. Kenyan petroleum ministry officials were this past week in London to finalise an information memorandum that will be ...

Source: The East African (06 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Mauritius: Mauritius economy on track with historic rail network

SAVIOUS KWINIKA recently in Port Louis, Mauritius PORT LOUIS, (CAJ News) – THE multimillion-dollar Mauritius Metro Express light rail network, dubbed the country’s biggest infrastructure investment project, is set to result in a galore of business opportunities and vast employment opportunities when it takes off. The newly-inaugurated MUR 18,9 billion ($525 ...

Source: CajsNewsAfrica (News) (08 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Rwanda: Le Rwanda veut atteindre 800 millions $ de revenus touristiques d’ici 2024

(Agence Ecofin) - Selon la directrice de l’Office rwandais du tourisme, Belise Kariza (photo), le Rwanda ambitionne de porter à 800 millions $, le niveau de ses revenus touristiques d’ici 2024 ; soit le double des performances actuelles du secteur. S’exprimant récemment à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale du tourisme, Belise Kariza a expliqué que ...Translate

Source: Agence Ecofin (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Rwanda:  New Cargo Flight to Facilitate Rwanda's Agriculture Exports

Rwanda has introduced a weekly direct cargo flight to Europe with hopes to ease the transportation of agriculture exports and offset the trade deficit. We are glad to announce that we launched new B747 widebody freighter operations with @MagmaCargo. The new aviation weekly services will facilitate agri-exports direct route (from Kigali International Airport to Liege ...

Source: The New Times (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Rwanda: 115 Years of Rwanda Coffee – KT PRESS

Coffee washing station in Muhondo sector, Gakenke district Rwanda is celebrating the 115 th Anniversary since coffee was first introduced in Rwanda. The Anniversary coincides with International Coffee Day on October 1st, established by the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), as a way of promoting coffee as a popular drink. It is a day where in some countries, ...

Source: KT Press (Business) (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Sudan, China: Why China is hoping for a peace dividend in South Sudan

Stability in South Sudan is also important for China, which has invested ...... to link China with Europe and Africa through investment in infrastructure.

Source: South China Morning Post (05 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Somalia, USA: U.S reopens its embassy in Somalia, grants over $200 million

On Wednesday, the United States announced the reopening of its embassy in Somalia, a move that marks the beginning of a new relationship between both countries. “Today we affirm the relations between the American people and the Somali people and our two nations. It is a significant and historic day that reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years,” said U.S. ...

Source: Ventures Africa (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Sudan, France: France supports Sudan's transitional government; to host conference with Khartoum's international ...

France has voiced “unconditional support for the democratic transition” in Sudan and vowed a €60 million aid, including 15 million that will be made available very quickly. President Emmanuel Macron of France made the announcement Monday after a meeting in Paris with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, whose government is tasked with leading the country’s transition to civilian rule.

Source: The North Africa Post (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Sudan:  Minister of Industry - Research and consultations are important for resurgence of industries

Khartoum — The Minister of Industry and Trade Madani Abbas Madani has stressed the importance of industrial research and consultations in the resurgence and development of small and medium industries to develop large industries. The minister said, during an inspection visit on Sunday to the Industrial Research and Consultations at the suburb of Halfaya in Khartoum, ...

Source: Sudan News Agency (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Tanzania:  Tanzania - the Next Big Sub-Saharan Energy Hub

Across East Africa, Tanzania is strategically positioning itself as the next Sub-Saharan powerhouse, with the potential to draw billions, revitalize its economy and strive to industrialize Tanzania. The third Tanzania Oil and Gas Congress, went a step further to explore crucial aspects within the extractives industry, such as sectorial collaboration for successful oil ...

Source: The Exchange (05 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Tanzania: Can Tanzania secure billions through Oil and Gas? - The Exchange

Over the past decade, Tanzania’s oil and gas industry has demonstrated astonishing milestones in energy generation and consumption, demonstrating that an industrialized Tanzania might be a feasible ambition for East Africa’s fastest-growing economy. Since Tanzania discovered natural gas in 1974, remarkable developments have been achieved. These include saving ...

Source: The Exchange (General) (02 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Tanzania:  Trading Centres Boost Tanzania's Mining Sector

When Tanzania made policies that would assure the country gains more from its natural resources, one of the steps it took was the setting up of mineral trading hubs in various regions of the country. Currently there are 28 operational trading hubs in the mineral-rich areas of Mwanza, Geita, Chunya, Arusha, Namanga, Singida Sekenke, Dar es Salaam, Kahama, Shinyanga, ...

Source: The Citizen (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Uganda: UNBS acquires machinery for testing aluminium products

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), has acquired the Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES), a machine used to test chemical composition of steel and Aluminum metal products. The machine is able to determine the amount of chemical elements as well as trace metals in steel and aluminium products, according to UNBS statement released to media. “The machine acquisition ...

Source: CIO East Africa (CIO East Africa) (02 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Uganda: Uganda oil firms ready to resume operations, seek fresh talks over tax row

By The East African Ugandan oil companies have caved in to pressure and proposed fresh dialogue to resolve the current standoff with the government, a month after suspending all technical activities in Uganda’s budding oil and gas sector. The companies, which abandoned oil infrastructure projects following tax payment disagreements with the Uganda Revenue ...

Source: The Citizen (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Uganda: Tullow partners with Stanbic Bank to open Agriculture Enterprise Centre in Oil Region

Tullow Uganda is in partnership with Stanbic Bank Uganda to open an Agriculture Enterprise Centre in Hoima, an oil rich District in the Albertine region. This is in a bid to expand the reach of its business incubator programme and impact on small and medium enterprise (SME) growth across the country. The Centre, which has been launched in partnership with Tullow Uganda ...

Source: CIO East Africa (CIO East Africa) (05 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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West Africa

West Africa: Tullow founder Aidan Heavey secures $1bn for new oil and gas venture

... US investment giant Carlyle for a new oil and gas venture in west Africa to be ... in oil and gas assets across several sub-Saharan African countries.

Source: Irish Times (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Benin: Le Parlement béninois approuve un prêt de 17 milliards FCFA de la BOAD pour rénover de la route cotonnière Djougou-Banikoara

(Agence Ecofin) - L’axe Djougou-Pèhunco-Kérou-Banikoara, long de 209,68 km, sera bientôt aménagé et bitumé. Réunis en assemblée extraordinaire le 25 septembre, les députés béninois ont donné leur quitus pour la ratification de l’accord de prêt signé à Lomé le 16 juillet 2019, entre la République du Bénin et la Banque ouest-africaine de développement ...Translate

Source: Agence Ecofin (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Burkina Faso, Cuba: Diplomatie : Cuba sollicite l'appui du Burkina contre le blocus américain

Ana María Chongo Torreblanca, ambassadrice de Cuba au Burkina Faso, a été reçue en audience par le chef du gouvernement, Christophe Dabiré, ce 24 septembre 2019. A l’ordre du jour, le renforcement de la coopération bilatérale et la dénonciation du blocus économique américain imposé à l’île. Au sortir de l’audience, l’ambassadrice a confié ...Translate

Source: Le Faso (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Burkina Faso, Japan: Tamotsu Ikezaki, ambassadeur du Japon : « Le Burkina recevra des équipements sécuritaires d'une valeur de 3 milliards 250 mil

L’ambassadeur du Japon au Burkina Faso, Tamotsu Ikezaki, en poste depuis 2017, dans une interview accordée à Lefaso.net, livre ses analyses sur la coopération bilatérale, la rupture des relations diplomatiques entre le Burkina et Taiwan, les défis sécuritaires au Sahel et l’évolution des rapports sino-japonais. Le diplomate nippon nous parle aussi des Jeux ...Translate

Source: Le Faso (06 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Burkina Faso: Burkina Faso : la Banque mondiale approuve un prêt de 200 millions de dollars pour l'agriculture

L’accord, signé le 24 septembre par Lassané Kaboré, le ministre burkinabè de l’Économie, des finances et du développement, et Soukeyna Kane, la directrice des opérations de la Banque mondiale (BM), prévoit de financer le Projet de résilience et de compétitivité agricole (PReCA) à hauteur de 200 millions de dollars (183 000 euros). C’est une ...Translate

Source: Jeune Afrique (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Cape Verde: Cabo Verde posts average economic growth of 5.7% in the first half of 2019

Cabo Verde’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by an average of 5.7% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, with the value recorded in the second quarter reaching 6.2%, according to the archipelago’s National Statistics Institute (INE). The growth recorded in the second quarter resulted from the higher ...

Source: Macauhub (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Cape Verde: Bank of Cabo Verde studies the application of reserves in Chinese currency and gold

The Bank of Cabo Verde (BCV) is studying the application of part of its reserves in Chinese currency, Governor João Serra said while making statements in Praia, during the first reserve management meeting of the central banks of the Portuguese-speaking countries. The governor justified his statement by the fact ...

Source: Macauhub (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Côte d’Ivoire: MainOne fait atterrir son câble sous-marin en Côte d’Ivoire

Télécharger le logo L’opérateur panafricain MainOne (www.MainOne.net/francophone) fait atterrir son câble sous-marin à Grand-Bassam en Côte d’Ivoire, la dernière étape de son projet d’expansion de son réseau de télécommunications internationales au Sénégal et en Côte ...Translate

Source: Alwhida Info (News) (02 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Côte d’Ivoire: Orange lève un financement syndiqué de 70 milliards FCFA pour des investissements dans la fibre optique

(ORANGE CI) - Orange Côte d’Ivoire a conclu, ce 26 septembre 2019, accord pour une levée de fonds à hauteur de 70 milliards de FCFA, destinée au financement de ses besoins d’investissement essentiellement en fibre optique. Cette convention de crédit renouvelable et d’une maturité de cinq (5) ans, signée au siège de la BICICI au Plateau, a été accordée par ...Translate

Source: Agence Ecofin (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Equatorial Guinea: Equatorial Guinea pitches for investment

Equatorial Guinea is pioneering developments in gas trading around West Africa with plans for a first regasification facility and political initiatives.

Source: Energy Voice (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Ghana, China: Ghana : une nouvelle usine de transformation de cacao pour se rapprocher du marché chinois

Le Ghana a signé un protocole d’entente avec le conglomérat public chinois Genertec, mardi 17 septembre à Accra, pour la construction d’une usine de transformation de cacao à Sefwi Wiawso, dans l’ouest du pays. Son montant est estimé à 100 millions de dollars (90,6 millions d’euros), selon le site du gouvernement ghanéen. ...Translate

Source: Jeune Afrique (24 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Ghana, EU: EU raises alarm over Ghana’s forest degradation | Ghana News Agency (GNA)

By Stephen Asante, GNA Kumasi, Oct. 01, GNA - The European Union (EU) has cautioned Ghana to be proactive in restoring its degraded forest and tree cover in the wake of the changing climatic conditions. “The government needs to take drastic action to reverse the trend for the sustenance of the ecology,” Ms. Diana Acconcia, the EU Ambassador to Ghana, noted, ...

Source: Ghana News Agency (Science) (02 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Ghana, UK: UK-Ghana Business Council to translate priority policies into action | Ghana News Agency (GNA)

By Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA Accra, Oct.4, GNA - United Kingdom-Ghana Business Council, on Friday, resolved to translate its priority policies into actionable activities that would mutually benefit the citizens of the two countries.   The Council was established 12 months ago as a high-level forum to promote bilateral relations and strategic ...

Source: Ghana News Agency (Business) (06 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Ghana:  Ghana's Economy, the Fastest in the World - Akufo-Addo

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has, this year, projected Ghana as the fastest-growing economy in the world, with a projected GDP growth rate of 8.8%. This is attributed to the country's macroeconomic indices that point in the right direction, and it comes as no surprise that Ghana is the leading recipient of foreign direct investment in West Africa. President ...

Source: Government of Ghana (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Ghana: President inaugurates Minerals Income Investment Fund Board | Ghana News Agency (GNA)

By Ken Sackey, GNA Accra, Sept. 4, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday inaugurated the board of the newly established Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF), with a charge on the body to leverage its financial might to raise strong local players in the mining sector. He said that it was not encouraging that after a century of mining in the ...

Source: Ghana News Agency (Business) (05 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Guinea: Guinée : la Banque africaine de développement accorde un crédit de 8 millions de dollars à Vista Bank pour aider les PME agr

Télécharger le logo Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (https://www.AfDB.org/) a donné son feu vert, mardi 24 septembre, à l’octroi d’une ligne de crédit de 8 millions de dollars américains au groupe bancaire Vista Bank en Guinée (Conakry). Ce soutien financier ...Translate

Source: Alwhida Info (News) (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Liberia, Hungary:  Hungary Commits U.S.$50 Million Grant to Liberia's Development Initiatives

The Government of Hungary has committed to providing a 50 Million Grant to the Government of Liberia with additional plans of signing corporation agreements in several sectors. The commitment comes at the sideline of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly where Liberia's Foreign Minister H.E. Gbehzohngar Milton Findley signed the scholarship agreement on ...

Source: The New Republic Liberia (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: CcHub’s Growth Capital fund raising $60m to invest across Africa

Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) is raising US$60 million for its Growth Capital investment arm to back startups across Africa in the wake of its expansion into Kenya with the acquisition of iHub. CcHub’s Growth Capital is a social innovation fund that supports high potential, early-stage businesses building next generation infrastructure. Its pilot fund has made six ...

Source: Disrupt Africa (Hubs) (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Health: Dr. Brown calls for intense private-sector investment

Dr Ola Brown, founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria, has called for investment from ... For every one dollar you invest in the health sector, you get two to ten ... firm makes it easy for patients in Western and Central Africa to access specialist ...

Source: PM News (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Nigeria: CESEL plans to invest $1 billion in solar off-grid with the diaspora

Objective: to mobilise one billion dollars to invest in the solar off grid in ... Nigeria is the most populous country on the African continent with more than ...

Source: Africa Energy Portal (08 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Market Report: NNPC on companies to consider investing in the Nigerian oil & gas sector

Market Report: NNPC on companies to consider investing in the Nigerian oil ... and NNPC to discuss potential investments in Nigeria's energy sector. ... is also considering using Nigeria as a platform to sell gasoline in West Africa.

Source: Africa Oil and Power (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Nigeria: Investment trip to Lagos: Searching for dividends

By Cavan Osborne, Portfolio Manager, Old Mutual Equities On arriving back from our trip to Nigeria, my six-year-old daughter asked me why I had naira notes. Now, around half the returns generated from investing in emerging markets are due to currency movements. Her question however forced me to quickly put exchange rate in simple terms. I explained that when I arrived in ...

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Nigeria: How Nigeria's Agrilet helps users make speedy returns on agricultural investments

Agrilet is not the only Nigerian - or African - platform allowing non-farmers to invest directly in agriculture, but in the size of its returns and the speed ...

Source: Disrupt Africa (02 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Senegal: Sénégal : un accord avec le FMI pour d'éventuels financements internationaux

Vers une meilleure gouvernance au Sénégal ? Le Fonds monétaire internationale (FMI) a annoncé lundi à Dakar un accord avec les autorités sénégalaises visant notamment une gestion « transparente » des récentes découvertes d’hydrocarbures, a précisé l’institution internationale. L’accord, qui devrait être approuvé par le conseil ...Translate

Source: Jeune Afrique (25 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Togo:  Le potentiel est là, mais comment le développer ?

La Banque mondiale a publié jeudi les résultats d’une étude portant sur l’identification des filières agricoles à fort potentiel de marché et d’emploi. Les filières analysées notamment, l’ananas, l’apiculture, l’aquaculture, le karité, le sésame et le soja. L’étude a été cofinancée par la GIZ (Coopération allemande). ‘L'agriculture ...Translate

Source: Republic of Togo (Development) (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Togo:  La BM répond toujours présent

Faure Gnassingbé a reçu lundi Coralie Gervers, la directrice des opérations de la Banque mondiale au Togo. ‘Nous avons discuté des directions futures de notre engagement en appui à la stratégie du développement du Togo', a-t-elle déclaré à la sortie de l’entretien. Il s’est également félicitée des réformes engagées par le pays dans de nombreux domaines ...Translate

Source: Republic of Togo (Finances) (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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North Africa

North Africa: Tunis : la Banque africaine de développement présente au secteur privé des opportunités d’affaires pour l’Afrique du Nor

TUNIS, Tunisie, 4 octobre 2019/APO Group/ -- La Banque africaine de développement (www.AfDB.org) a organisé, ces deux derniers jours à Tunis, un séminaire d’opportunités d’affaires ...Translate

Source: Africa Newsroom-fr (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Egypt: Egypt's real estate sector sees healthy performance – official

Egypt's real estate sector is experiencing a very healthy phase due to the improved performance of the Egyptian market in general over the past two months, head of real estate investment division at the Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce said on Monday. “The real estate market is very sensitive to fluctuations that the country's economy goes through, which ...

Source: Masress (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Egypt, France: Egypt signs €71 mln grants with French agency on energy

Egypt on Tuesday has signed two grants totalling €71 million ($78 million) with the French Development Agency (AFD) to fund national energy projects. The new grants include €3 million signed by Egyptian Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker to finance electricity development programme, said a statement by the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation. ...

Source: Amwal Al Ghad (Business) (08 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Egypt, UK: Leading British companies explore investment opportunities in Egypt

The attendees also discussed Egypt's participation in the upcoming Africa Investment Summit in London in January 2020. The summit will bring ...

Source: MENAFN News (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Egypt, South Korea: South Korea’s LG to inject $15 million in Egypt by 2020

South Korea’s LG Electronics intends to pump new investments of $15 million in Egypt to expand in production lines during 2020, said its representative director Do-Hyun Jung on Tuesday. LG’s made-in-Egypt exports vaulted to around $130 million last year, Jung said at the Egyptian-Korean Business Council’s meetings in Cairo. Related Posts

Source: Amwal Al Ghad (Investment) (08 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Egypt, Switzerland: Swiss investments in Egypt at 700mn Swiss francs over 40yrs

The volume of Swiss investments in Egypt over the past 40 years recorded 700 million Swiss francs, said  the Swiss Embassy in Cairo on Monday. These investments are placed in more than 200 projects to enhance the country’s infrastructure, the private sector, and the civil society, the embassy said in a statement on Monday. Marking the 40th anniversary of ...

Source: Amwal Al Ghad (Investment) (08 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Egypt, Germany: Egypt welcomes German companies to pump more investments

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry hailed the development of relations between Egypt and Germany over the past years in several fields. Shoukry was speaking on Monday during a meeting with the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag Norbert Röttgen, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez said. Egypt welcomed German companies ...

Source: Amwal Al Ghad (Investment) (08 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Egypt: Egyptian e-commerce startup ExpandCart raises $150k from Hong Kong accelerator

Egyptian e-commerce startup ExpandCart has secured US$150,000 in funding after being selected into the Hong Kong-based Betatron accelerator. ExpandCart is a comprehensive, cloud-based e-commerce platform, similar to Shopify but designed specifically for the Arabic language and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The startup is one of eight from around the world ...

Source: Disrupt Africa (Hubs) (08 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Morocco, China: Morocco sees big investment drive from auto part manufacturers

he arrival of the PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Kenitra, northern Morocco, has led to a wave of investments by automotive equipment manufacturers, particularly Chinese ones, in the North African kingdom. The massive investment —$383 million — by the Chinese group CITIC Dicastal, testifies to the dynamism of the automotive industry in Morocco and the emergence of the Middle Kingdom’s equipment manufacturers in this country. CITIC Dicastal inaugurated a rim factory at the end of June in Kenitra — the first of two such factories to be built in the country.

Source: New Telegraph (06 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Morocco, China: Going to Morocco on a motorbike: a bumpy ride for Chinese manufacturers

Morocco is a North African country located along the Mediterranean Sea. With approximately 36 million people, it is an influential country in Africa. As a hybrid regime, Morocco originally endorsed a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with Prime Minister Saadeddine Othmani as the head of government, but since 2015, King Mohammed VI started a series of reforms that ...

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Tunisia, UK: UK-Tunisia bilateral forum 2019: joint communiqué

LONDON, United Kingdom, October 7, 2019/APO Group/ -- Details The UK-Tunisia Bilateral Forum took place on 12 September 2019 in London. Both countries committed themselves to finalising a broad bilateral association ...

Source: Africa Newsroom (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Niger: La Tunisie signe des accords de coopération agricole avec le Sénégal, le Niger et le Burkina Faso

(Agence Ecofin) - La Tunisie a signé la semaine dernière, trois accords de coopération agricole avec le Sénégal, le Niger et le Burkina Faso en marge du Salon international de l’agriculture, du machinisme agricole et de la pêche (SIAMAP) qui se déroulait du 24 au 29 septembre. L’information a été annoncée par le ministère tunisien de l’Agriculture. ...Translate

Source: Agence Ecofin (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Central Africa

Cameroon: Cameroon can't afford to continue ignoring crime in fisheries sector

Cameroon's maritime fisheries, both artisanal and industrial, are largely dominated by foreign fishers. Industrial fishing is carried out entirely by foreign trawlers predominantly, from China and Nigeria, in partnership with Cameroon fish entrepreneurs. They are licensed to commercially exploit fish stocks beyond 3 nautical miles of the coastline. Their main catch includes ...

Source: Sierra Leone News (06 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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DR Congo, Zambia:  Zambia, DR Congo Ink Deal to Export Maize

The Zambian government said on Wednesday it had signed a deal to export to 600,000 metric tonnes of maize to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo from next year. Zambia's Agriculture Minister Michael Katambo said the deal signed in Lusaka between the two governments will also cover other commodities. "The exports under the MoU will start in 2020, as Zambia is ...

Source: The East African (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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DR Congo: La promesse pétrolière non réalisée de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) à l'ère « des milliards en jeu »

JOHANNESBURG, Afrique du Sud, 7 octobre 2019/APO Group/ -- Par NJ Ayuk, PDG du Centurion Law Group et président de la chambre africaine de l'énergie Ce n’est un secret pour personne que ...Translate

Source: Africa Newsroom-fr (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Southern Africa

Angola, Italy: Angola promove na Itália investimento no sector mineiro

Ao falar quinta-feira num jantar de trabalho com empresários italianos, espanhóis e portugueses, participantes na Feira Internacional de Mármore na cidade italiana de Verona, Diamantino Azevedo explicou que Angola já explora ouro, em pequena escala, e vai em breve iniciar a exportação de ferro, ao que se seguirão projectos de ...Translate

Source: Angop Angola Press Agency (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Angola, UAE: Câmara quer aumentar trocas entre Angola e Emirados

Os últimos dados estatísticos referentes  a 2018,   apontam  as exportações dos Emirados Árabes Unidos atingiram os 169 mil milhões de kwanzas contra 69 mil milhões de Angola. Com o surgimento desta organização empresarial pretende-se atrair mais investidores  e  promover trocas ...Translate

Source: Angop Angola Press Agency (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Angola: Executivo precisa melhorar posição do "doing" turismo

Preocupada com o último relatório do Fórum Económico Mundial que avaliou a competitividade mundial do turismo, onde Angola teve um posicionamento muito abaixo da média, reiterou o compromisso de fazer  do país um destino turístico de referência. “Sejamos firmes na crítica e na correcção do ...Translate

Source: Angop Angola Press Agency (27 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Angola: Angola passa a exportar umbilicais submarinos para Ásia

São cinco umbilicais submarinos, num total de 13, dois quilómetros de estruturas de aço arredondadas de cor amarela e com cerca de 170 milímetros de diâmetro, que serão usados na exploração de petróleo no Estreito de Makassar, região leste de Kalimantan, na Indonésia, pela petrolífera italiana ...Translate

Source: Angop Angola Press Agency (26 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Malawi, Republic of Ireland: Irish government urges Malawi to invest more in agri-tech

The Irish Ambassador to Malawi, Gery Cunningham, says Malawi needs to triple investment in climate smart agriculture if the country is to achieve a meaningful and sustainable economic growth. Cunningham:Malawi should consider adopting sustainable agri-food systems Cunningham said since climate crisis and population growth are placing additional strains on soil fertility ...

Source: Nyasa Times (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Malawi, China: China pumps $3m to Malawi in agri-tech enhancement drive

China has released US$3 million (approximately K2.2 billion) to facilitate expansion and enhancement of the use of modern farming and agriculture technologies in order to improve production and productivity among smallholder farmers in Malawi. Signing the agreement.-Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times Finance Minister Mwanamvekha and Chinese envoy exchange of ...

Source: Nyasa Times (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Mozambique: PMI falls to five-month low in September amid output growth slowdown | Standard Bank Mozambique PMI™ – Markit Economics

Key findings Output rises fractionally… … despite solid growth in new orders Selling prices unchanged Business conditions improved again in Mozambique over the course of September, albeit with the rate of improvement slowing amid only a fractional rise in business activity. Firms simultaneously kept selling charges unchanged in order to drive up ...

Source: Club of Mozambique (All News) (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Mozambique: US EXIM Bank approves loan for Mozambique LNG project – AIM report

The board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) on Friday voted unanimously to authorise a direct loan of up to five billion US dollars to support the export of U.S. goods and services for the development and construction of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project located on the Afungi Peninsula in Palma district, in the northern Mozambican ...

Source: Club of Mozambique (All News) (29 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Namibia, Germany:  Delegation Explores Biomas Options in Germany

Namibia presented itself as a prospective partner country at this year's Wood Energy Conference in Würzburg, Germany. According to a statement from the organisers, the congress themed 'Sustainable Solutions for Climate Protection' is the national get-together of the German "biomass scene". With 250 entrepreneurial participants, it is thus an ideal opportunity for ...

Source: The Namibian (03 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Namibia: Namibia commits N$75 million for ocean research

WINDHOEK - Namibia has committed to invest close to N$75 million towards ... In addition, he said Namibia, Angola and South Africa, together with ...

Source: New Era Live (02 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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South Africa, Netherlands: La firme néerlandaise Nutreco rachète son concurrent sud-africain Animal Nutrition & Health

(Agence Ecofin) - Nutreco, une entreprise domiciliée aux Pays-Bas et qui évolue dans le secteur de la nutrition animale, a racheté son concurrent sud-africain Animal Nutrition & Health (ANH) à un montant non divulgué. ANH qui fournit des vitamines et aliments pour animaux en Afrique du Sud était avant cette acquisition une entreprise du portefeuille de la société ...Translate

Source: Agence Ecofin (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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South Africa, Norway: SA mobilises investment in Norway

A South African delegation to the Nordic Africa Business (NABA) Summit has met various key partners in government and business in a bid to mobilise investment into South Africa. The meeting with partners took place on Monday ahead of the NABA Summit in Oslo, Norway. The Summit is attended by the Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, who replaced Deputy ...

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South Africa: Wheels24.co.za | Here's why Volkswagen has unveiled a brand-new look for the future

To reinvigorate the brand in time for a new era of mobility, Volkswagen unveiled its new logo and brand design at the Frankfurt Motor Show under the motto of ‘New Volkswagen’.  “The new brand design marks the start of the new era for Volkswagen,” says Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Volkswagen Board of Management responsible for Sales, ...

Source: Wheels24 (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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South Africa: World's 5th-biggest shipping company launches fast track to SA

Hapag-Lloyd, the 5th largest container shipping company in the world, announced the launch of its new MIAX (Middle East, India, Africa Express) service at an event hosted in Cape Town on Tuesday. The company believes the new service, which will start in November, will provide one of the fastest container shipping service down to South Africa. The MIAX service will offer ...

Source: Liberia News (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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South Africa: S/ African auto sector targets $4bn investment boost

Africa's top vehicle manufacturer, South Africa, could see as much as $4.04 billion invested in its vehicle and component sector over the next five years, ...

Source: New Telegraph (06 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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South Africa: Wheels24.co.za | Toyota pumps R450m into local Hiace assembly plant

Toyota's investment in the facility that assembles the Hiace Ses'fikile minibus exceeded the R1-billion mark after President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) Andrew Kirby announced a R454-million investment at the Prospecton Plant in Durban.  The latest injection of close to half a billion rand adds to the R74-million in 2012 and the R505-million in 2015 as ...

Source: Wheels24 (05 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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South Africa: Foschini continues to invest in South African fashion

The Foschini brand's investment in locally made fashion continues to expand and grow. The move by the brand is a continued commitment to grow the ...

Source: carve.africa (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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South Africa: The future of cars is electric but SA is lagging behind

With natural resources to manufacture electric vehicles, SA is best placed to lead the production of earth-friendly transportation and reap the vast rewards thereof Electric vehicles (EVs) should be everywhere, and considering the deepening global climate crisis, there is no excuse to not be purchasing more of them. This is the sentiment of many people who work in the ...

Source: City Press (Business) (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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South Africa:  How Does Government Balance Regulating Foreign-Owned Businesses With the Drive for Investment?

The South African government says it is looking at legislation to regulate the conduct of foreign-owned businesses in the country. While there are already several laws in place, government would do well to look at what the rest of Africa does in this regard. Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni's move to set in motion legislative intervention to ...

Source: Daily Maverick (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Zambia, Tanzania: Tanzania, Zambia launch one-stop border post

TANZANIAN president John Magufuli and his Zambian counterpart, Edgar Lungu, on Saturday launched a one-stop border post on the two countries' border in the southern highlands to facilitate trade. The construction of the US$6 million (N$90 million) border post at Tunduma in Tanzania and Nakonde in Zambia was financed by Trade Mark East Africa, an organisation that aims to ...

Source: The Namibian (08 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Zimbabwe, USA: US ban Zimbabwe’s diamond import, government protests - The Exchange

Zimbabwe expressed concern over the United States’ ban placed on its diamonds to prevent it from being imported over concerns of forced labour. The US Customs and Border Protection banned targeted products from China, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This has risen suspicion of the blockade being an extension of Washington DC’s trade war with ...

Source: The Exchange (General) (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Zimbabwe:  Regional Milling Indaba to Afford Musarara Chance to Lure Outside Investors

Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairman, Tafadzwa Musarara is set to take advantage of a regional conference he is set to attend this week to lure some foreign business people to consider Zimbabwe's milling industry as a possible investment area. This is after the millers boss has been invited to be the guest speaker at a regional milling and beverage ...

Source: New Zimbabwe (07 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Zimbabwe:  Zimbabwe's Re-Engagement Drive Goes Gear Up

President Mnangagwa took Zimbabwe's engagement and re-engagement crusade a gear up at the just- ended 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York following high- level meetings with Commonwealth Secretary-General Mrs Patricia Scotland and investment discussions with Scandinavian countries. This came as calls for the reform of the United Nations Security Council grew ...

Source: The Herald (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Women & Youth

Africa: FBNQUEST and She Leads Africa Strengthen Partnership, Educate Women on Investing and ...

FBNQuest has reinforced its commitment to empowering women in collaboration with She Leads Africa (SLA), a community for young African women ...

Source: nairametrics (05 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: G7 countries invest in project to bridge Africa's gender financing gap

Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), a pan-African initiative to bridge the US$42bn financing gap facing women on the continent, ...

Source: Global Trade Review (01 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa: Empowering Africa's Women Farmers

When Africa's women farmers thrive, everyone benefits: the women themselves, the children in whom they invest, the communities that they feed, and ...

Source: project-syndicate.org (02 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Rwanda:  Rwanda to Bridge Gender Gap in Private Companies

It will take concerted efforts between the government and the Private sector to bridge gender gaps existing in private companies so as to promote a gender-inclusive business environment, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Soraya Hakuziyaremye, has said. The Minister made the remarks last week at an event recognizing private sector companies for promoting gender equality ...

Source: The New Times (30 Sep 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa, Nigeria, Southern Africa: Deputy President to visit Norway

Deputy President David Mabuza will next week undertake a working visit to Oslo, Norway, to participate at the Nordic-Africa Business Association (NABA) Summit. The working visit, set to take place from 7 to 9 October, will see Mabuza engage various investors and business leaders from Nordic countries as part of South Africa’s drive to attract foreign direct investment into ...

Source: South African Government (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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Africa, Nigeria: Nigeria livestock industry worth N30 trillion — Minister

The Nigerian livestock industry is a N30 trillion worth national asset that should be treated with care, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said. A statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Friday by the National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) quoted the minister as saying this in Zaria during a visit to the institute on Friday. Mr ...

Source: Premium Times (04 Oct 2019 )  Share  Web Page

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