Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

UK government sets out plans to curb illegal ivory trade in Africa

Environment Secretary proposes a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to elephant poaching.Ban will prohibit the sale of ivory items of all ages. Plans will put the UK at the forefront of global efforts to address the drastic decline in the elephant population. The UK will impose a ban on ivory sales to help bring an end to the poaching of elephants, under plans announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove today.

The proposals will protect elephants and help combat poaching by removing opportunities for criminals to trade illegally-poached ivory. Today’s plans will be subject to a 12-week consultation and cover items of all ages, not only those created after a certain date. read more

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Identifying New Energy Markets In Africa

The population in Africa is growing with an expected 6% annual increase in demand for electricity, but the deficit in access to energy in Africa is a severe constraint to growth, development and productivity – on a scale that restricts Africa’s ability to compete effectively in the global economy. Two thirds of the population in Africa (est. 620 million people) are currently without electricity with large parts of the population living in rural and scattered areas. read more

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STR: Africa’s hotel supply projected to grow 11%

Ahead of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF)STR highlights Africa’s key hotel development and performance trends. read more

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Ethiopian companies to benefit from European Investment Bank backing for USD 100m private equity

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support private equity investment across Ethiopia though support for the new USD 100m Cepheus Growth Capital Fund. The EIB’s USD 10 million participation represents the first backing for an Ethiopia focused fund and one of the first engagements with a single country private equity fund in Africa by Europe’s long-term lending institution. read more

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Botswana: Mining sector dents show in economic

Pascal Raditsebe read more

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Hurricane Electric Expands Global Network to East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi

Third African point of presence positions largest IPv6 backbone for continued growth in the region read more

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Le Soleil : Interview de Rémy Rioux, le Directeur Général de l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

AFD directeur general Remy Rioux à Paris le 3 juin 2016. read more

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