Category Archives: Gambia News
With the transition to a new, democratically-elected government, The Gambia is at a historical turning point
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is sounding the alarm today after its staff in Niger and Libya documented over the past weekend shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia
Among the 21 reports presented, four are from West Africa: Cabo Verde, the Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria
Figures released at the SWIFT Business Forum West Africa show that the region has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally
Revitalisation of the Inter- African Coffee Organisation (IACO): Preparation of the 2017-2022 and Strategy and Institutional Review.
Over 130 speakers to date have confirmed to attend the 18th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) (Africa-Energy-Forum.com), taking place in London this year from 22-24th June. Widely considered the meeting place for Africa’s power sector professionals to discuss opportunities for investment into the power sector, 56% of the African continent was represented at the Forum in 2015.
Première africaine pour la gamme de machines agricoles Massey Ferguson lors du Sommet des affaires États-Unis/Afrique d’Addis-Abeba
Nouveau partenariat annoncé entre l’AGCO et Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
Transparency International estimates 75 million Africans paid a bribe in the past year
INTERPOL-coordinated illegal logging operations in West Africa and Central and South America have identified key trade routes used by criminal networks to traffic illicitly harvested timber and led to major seizures of protected and valuable timber species worth more than USD 262 million.
Dangote Group’s Joseph Makoju, Akon Lighting Africa and the AfDB big winners at West African Power Industry Awards in Lagos
200 top power professionals gathered for 2nd edition of coveted awards
Illicit Financial Flows: Significant Impediment to Achieving Sustainable Development Goal #6 — Ensuring Healthy Lives
Analysis of illicit financial flows (IFFs) in the poorest nations shows that from 2008 – 2012 IFFs swamped national health spending in many countries. The IFF/Health Spending ratios provided below give an indication of the challenge some countries will face in achieving Sustainable Development Goals #6.
On September, 18, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation(1) with The Gambia.
Illicit Financial Flows: Major Hurdle to Achieving Sustainable Development Goal #4 — Ensuring Quality Education
Analysis of illicit financial flows (IFFs) in the poorest nations shows that from 2008-2012 IFFs swamped national education spending in many countries. The IFF/Education Spending ratios (see below) give an indication of the problem some countries will face in achieving Sustainable Development Goals #4. GFI President Raymond Baker said that the UN commitment to “substantially reduce” IFFs in target 16.4 “is a welcome advance in the fight to curtail the damage illicit flows inflict on children around the globe.”
– AT Kearney’s 2nd African Retail Development Index reconfirmed the continent’s retail potential