Daily Archives: February 1, 2016

Extractive Resources have not benefited resource-rich countries in Africa

Interview with ECPDM Deputy Manager, Isabelle Ramdoo read more

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The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit will be held in Africa for the first time

TICAD VI will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 August 2016. H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, announced today, Saturday 31 January 2016, in the company of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, Representative and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan to the AU 26th Summit. The announcement of the dates of the TICAD VI was made at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in the sideline of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads and State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. read more

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IMF Executive Board Completes the Third Review of the Precautionary and Liquidity Line for Morocco

On January 27, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third and last review of Morocco’s economic performance under a program supported by a two-year Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) arrangement, and reaffirmed Morocco’s continued qualification to access PLL resources. read more

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Practical agricultural and agro-processing initiatives among the action plans for the 2016 African Year of Human Rights

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to invest in securing women’s rights to land and other productive resources, developing their capacity to boost food production and creating more wealth for family farmers, while preventing and minimizing food losses and waste. The objective being to enforce women’s right to land, food and decent employment. read more

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Le Bénin et le FIDA travaillent ensemble pour renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle tout en créant des emplois pour les jeunes

La République du Bénin et le Fonds international de développement agricole des Nations Unies (FIDA) ont signé ce jour un accord pour financer le Projet d’appui au développement du maraîchage (PADMAR), une initiative qui permettra de créer environ 3 000 nouveaux emplois, en particulier pour les jeunes femmes et les hommes, et d’améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans 27 communes de sept départements dans le sud du Bénin (Atlantique, Couffo, Littoral, Mono, Ouémé, du Plateau et du Zou). read more

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Ethiopian Airlines partners with IOCC Consulting

Ethiopian Airlines and IOCC Consulting are now in the final stage in concluding a long-term agreement between the two companies. The initial part of the agreement was signed on 14 January 2016 by Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and IOCC Consulting’s CEO Mr. Dustin Paul Wilden. The agreement will include a mutually beneficial business relationship regarding aviation simulators and training at Ethiopian Airlines headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. read more

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African Capital Markets continue to reflect strong figures for 2015 – but challenging times may lie ahead

Coenraad Richardson, PwC South Africa Capital Markets Partner read more

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United States Announces Nearly $100 Million in Additional Food Assistance for Ethiopia

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced an additional $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia today, to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon. read more

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ICT infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure establishes new business with focus on Nigeria

Flexenclosure, a specialist developer of intelligent power management systems and pre-fabricated data centres for the ICT industry, has set up a new company in one of its key markets – Nigeria. read more

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