Monthly Archives: June 2015

AFC s’apprête à investir 30 millions d’EUR dans des améliorations essentielles apportées à l’infrastructure de transport de la Guinée

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) ( annonce l’octroi d’un prêt de 30 millions d’EUR au Groupe EBOMAF pour la réfection et l’asphaltage d’un tronçon de 194 km de la Route nationale 6 (RN 6), reliant Kissidougou et Kankan. read more

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IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth PSI Review for Uganda and Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund today completed the fourth review of Uganda’s economic performance under the program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI)1 and also concluded the 2015 Article IV consultation2 with Uganda. read more

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Oberthur Technologies Recognized as #1 in Payment Innovation by ABI Research

Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, scored number 1 position for innovation in the payment sector in ABI Research’s Payment & Banking Card Technologies competitive assessment. OT’s strong innovative strategy and products such as its revolutionary OT Motion Code™ – the world-first dynamic cryptogram solution – and its embedded Secure Element based mobile payment solution made the difference. read more

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Exclusive interview with Christina Watson, CEO of Via Afrika

1)    Let’s start with an overview of the history of Via Afrika and its products.
Via Afrika is a leading publisher of quality educational content in print and digital format. With over 65 years of experience in South Africa and other Southern African countries, our products meet the needs of learners from early childhood development to Grade 12, TVET (vocational) Levels 2 to 4, as well as for Adult Education and Training. read more

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Finalists announced for African EduWeek Awards celebrating achievement in education’s Gareth Cliff to host the awards evening next week read more

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Foreign direct investment in Africa at all time high

Although the number of foreign direct investments (FDI) fell by 8.4% in 2014, capital investment into Africa surged to US$128b, a year-on-year increase of 136%, according to the recently released EY 2015 Africa Attractiveness Survey and the average investment increased to US$174.5m per project, up from US$67.8m in 2013. read more

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Embracing digital disruption

Harnessing technology to leverage the internet of things read more

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The Oshwal Centre (Parklands), Nairobi played host to the first ever Convergence of IT, Media, Internet and Broadcast Event in Africa dubbed Convergence Africa World 2015 from 17-19th June 2015. The event was jointly organized by Exhibitions India Group, which organizes the internationally recognized Convergence India expositions annually, and AfriEXPOS, a Nairobi-based expo organizer. The exhibition and conference was inaugurated by Ambassador D. N. O Awori, chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). read more

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IOM Joins Forces with Interpol to Combat Child Trafficking in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana

Forty-eight child victims of trafficking have been rescued and 22 alleged traffickers have been arrested pursuant to the AKOMA Police Operation carried out at the beginning of June 2015. read more

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E-Tech Africa: A Journey into the Future of Education

Africa’s first Technology & Education Event read more

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Premium Education Event kicks off on 1 July

Eduweek, Honouring Excellence within the African Education Industry read more

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Kenya recognized for its innovative public service project to advance the new development agenda

22 institutions from 18 countries were awarded by the United Nations for providing innovative public services on the occasion of the UN Public Service Forum, Day and Award Ceremony. read more

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Minister Paradis Launches Calls for Proposals for Women’s Economic Empowerment Projects in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today launched three calls for proposals aimed at supporting sustainable economic growth in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco by increasing women’s entrepreneurship and participation in the workforce. read more

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Le ministre Paradis lance des appels de propositions pour des projets d’autonomisation économique des femmes en Égypte, en Jordanie et au Maroc

Le ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Christian Paradis, a lancé aujourd’hui trois appels de propositions visant à soutenir la croissance économique durable en Égypte, en Jordanie et au Maroc, en développant l’entrepreneuriat féminin et en encourageant la participation des femmes au marché du travail. read more

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