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The United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration enters into force today

 The United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (“The Mauritius Convention on Transparency”) will enter into force today, 18 October 2017. The Convention has to date been ratified by Canada, Mauritius and Switzerland. None of the ratifying States made reservations and, as a result, the Transparency Rules are now part of the investor-State dispute settlement regime created by investment treaties concluded by those three States. Consequently, the Transparency Rules will apply to investor-State disputes arising under investment treaties concluded by those States before April 2014 in accordance with the conditions set forth in the Transparency Convention and the relevant investment treaties. read more

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ITFC Fuels The Gambia’s Energy Sector with a US$ 45 Million Financing

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signed a US$ 45 million Murabaha Financing Agreement with the government of The Gambia. read more

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IMF Staff Concludes Visit to The Gambia

With the transition to a new, democratically-elected government, The Gambia is at a historical turning point read more

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African migrants reportedly being sold in ‘slave markets’ in Libya, UN agency warns

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 read more

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Analyses and recommendations for the structural transformation of West African countries

Among the 21 reports presented, four are from West Africa: Cabo Verde, the Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria read more

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SWIFT’s messaging traffic grows by 15.8% in West Africa

Figures released at the SWIFT Business Forum West Africa show that the region has outperformed the total growth of SWIFT globally read more

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES)

Revitalisation of the Inter- African Coffee Organisation (IACO): Preparation of the 2017-2022 and Strategy and Institutional Review. read more

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African Ministers of Energy to discuss opportunities for power sector investment this June

Ministers officially open the 2015 Forum: Hon. Dr Kwabena Donkor, Minister of Power Ghana; Hon. Mr. Mamadou Frankaly Keita, Minister of Energy and Water Mali; Hon. Mr. James Musoni, Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda; Hon. Mr. Simon Dujanga, State Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Uganda; Hon. Amb. Henry Macauley, Minister of Energy, Sierra Leone; Hon. Mr Charles Zulu, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development Zambia read more

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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) read more

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Corruption on the rise in Africa poll as governments seen failing to stop it

Transparency International estimates 75 million Africans paid a bribe in the past year read more

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INTERPOL operations target illegal timber trade in Africa and the Americas

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. read more

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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 read more

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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. read more

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with The Gambia

On September, 18, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation(1) with The Gambia. read more

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