Daily Archives: June 16, 2015
Being a young entrepreneur is difficult, no matter where you are from. But in Africa, the challenges are often far more emphasised. Resources, financing, mentorship and supporting services are even scarcer. Yet despite this, the continent’s youth unemployment is higher than elsewhere, and for many young Africans, entrepreneurship is less of a choice, and more of a requisite for survival.
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday issued the following statement:
The discovery Monday of the remains of 30 migrants in Dirkou, northeast of Niger’s Agadez crossroads brings to 48 the total of dead migrants found in the Sahara this week, adding to the growing death toll of Africans and Middle Easterners believed to have perished this year on their way to Europe.
ecosur afrique (http://www.ecosurafrique.com), the leading carbon finance group in Africa, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), an impact investment fund dedicated to small and medium size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa and Volta cars Rental Services (VRS), a car leasing company operating in West Africa, announced the first ever carbon credits transaction involving a Seller and a Buyer from West Africa.
IBFD is pleased to announce that its inaugural Africa Tax Symposium, Trends in International Taxation: An African Perspective (http://tinyurl.com/qx6z7y4), will take place on 18 and 19 June 2015 in Livingstone, Zambia. The two-day event will present a complete picture of international taxation in the BEPS era, with special focus on Africa, and will feature prominent speakers, including IBFD tax experts on Africa, and eminent tax practitioners and professors from Africa, the United States and Europe.