Daily Archives: July 19, 2016

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

Orange announces today that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange has obtained all the official approbations necessary to complete this transaction. read more

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Le moment est venu d’investir en Afrique

par Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Secrétaire d’État adjointe aux Affaires africaines read more

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Ghana: Consumer Inflation Rate Drops

The increasing inflation rate in Ghana for the past two years can be related to the country’s wretched economic functioning and fluctuating energy supply which has led to the poor performance of the industrial sector and also increasing unemployment in the country. It is no doubt that inflation affects the standard of living for Ghanaians. However, the second quarter of 2016 seemed to have shrugged off a little better than known. With 2015’s 17.7 per cent ending inflation rate, currently about 1.2 per cent lower than 18.95 May rate which is even lesser than rates of the first quarter. read more

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FAO Study Provides the Most Detailed Snapshot to Date on Trees, Forests and Land Use in the World’s Drylands

A new FAO report helps to fill a significant knowledge gap on the presence and extent of forests and trees in the world’s drylands, where the food security and livelihoods of millions of people, already precarious, are increasingly being threatened by climate change. read more

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2016 U.S. Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum

The United States will host the fifteenth annual U.S.-sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, commonly known as the AGOA Forum, on September 26, 2016, at the U.S. Department of State, in Washington, D.C. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is the U.S. government’s signature trade initiative with sub-Saharan Africa. The AGOA legislation mandates the annual AGOA Forum to foster close economic ties between the United States and its partners in sub-Saharan Africa. This year’s theme is “Maximizing AGOA Now while Preparing for the Future Beyond AGOA.” read more

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Policy coherence needed to turn trade into an engine for growth in Africa

By Gilbert Houngbo, Deputy Director for Field Operations and Partnerships, the International Labour Organization (ILO) read more

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Bridging South Africa’s Economic Divide

David Lipton / Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg read more

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