Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

Connecting Africa & La French Tech: Collaboration Fuelling Economic & Social Empowerment

Collaboration, co-operation and co-creation.

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Humanitarian Leaders to Discuss Sustainable Development Goals in sub-Saharan Africa

More than 300 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government and UN organisations are set to convene at the Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi this February exchanging innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa.

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Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2017 to take place in Kenya for the first time

The 11th edition of the AFIF “Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth” will be hosted by the Strathmore University in Nairobi.

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Canadian Government to Invest $120m into Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

The newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has announced the kick-start of a project termed ‘Planting for Food & Jobs programme’ under Ghana’s agricultural sector which is set to receive 125 million Canadian Dollars investment from the Canadian government. According to the minister, the project will create over 750,000 jobs for the youth. The project is scheduled to commence this March and to continue during the next farming season this year. The project seeks to create a sustainable food security structure for all people across the country. Planting for Food & Jobs will be operating under five main components: supply of improved seedlings, provision of fertilisers, extension services, marketing for produce and e-agriculture. Ken Ofori-Atta – Ghana’s Finance Minister represented the government of Ghana to sign the agreement which allows the release of the funds. The Canada government was represented by Ms Heather Anne Cameron, the Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana.

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From Mob Programming to Blockchain: DevConf 2017 covers it all

DevConf 2017 will present the hottest topics to SA’s developer community this year

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Riskmap 2017: A Year of Acute Uncertainty for Business

The high levels of complexity and uncertainty attached to the key political and security issues for the year, highlighted by RiskMap, mean that boards will need to undertake comprehensive reviews of their approaches to risk management

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Risks in Renewable Energy Projects 2016

First report about ‘Risks of renewable energy projects’, elaborated by Blue Tree Asset Management and CMS Albiñana & Suarez de Lezo among 110 investors from 7 countries

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IMF Statement on Tunisia

Mr. Björn Rother, IMF mission chief to Tunisia, made the following statement at the end of a staff visit to discuss the economic outlook and the authorities’ policy intentions under Tunisia’s economic reform program supported by a four-year IMF Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement approved in May 2016 (See Press Release 16/238):

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Falling Liberian Dollar Results in 60-day Travel Ban

Official travel overseas have been withheld by orders of the Liberian President. The 60 day travel ban is being undertaken to save the country’s depleted foreign currency holdings. Doing business in the country has been tough as fluctuation due to continuous fluctuation of the Liberian dollar. This had contributed to traders and business owners engaging in a protest to draw attention to the government on the crisis that befalls them in their businesses. The situation could also be affected by the business owners themselves as some business owners are known to travel overseas with money in their suitcases creating foreign exchange shortages.

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