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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

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

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

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.

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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)

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Retail potential on African continent confirmed

– AT Kearney’s 2nd African Retail Development Index reconfirmed the continent’s retail potential

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Discrimination against women: UN Committee publishes findings on Senegal, The Gambia, Namibia …

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has published its findings on women’s rights in the States it examined during its session from 6 to 24 July: Senegal, Spain, The Gambia, Viet Nam, Bolivia, Croatia, Namibia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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The African power landscape – A continent on the tipping point?

The African power mix, the rise of renewables, infrastructure investment and the role of temporary power. =&0=& Would this year’s Africa Energy Forum have the same stories of promised projects? The “Africa is open for business” message? The same sense of pent-up desire for electrification mirrored only by frustration and a lack of movement?

Thirty six interviews later, talking to ministers, investors, regulators and financiers on and off the record, here is our view.

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World crop prospects positive in 2015; but food insecurity hotspots pose concern

Global Food Price Index falls in June, cereal production is forecast to be strong despite El Niño fears

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It’s Not Just about the Money: To Change the World We Must Change Ourselves

The Mediterranean sea has become a graveyard for Africa’s youth. Every day, we see images of what would appear to be a continent racked by conflict and poverty, and people risking – often losing – their lives in an attempt to flee . Yet Africa has 11 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world. Africa has enormous resources, and almost half of the world’s uncultivated land that is suitable for growing food crops. So why are so many people desperate to leave behind a land of such opportunity?

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Huge opportunities for agricultural growth in West Africa

West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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Afrique de l’Ouest: des opportunités sans précédent en matière de croissance agricole

L’Afrique de l’Ouest dispose d’opportunités sans précédent de croissance agricole, mais pour en tirer le meilleur parti, il apparaît nécessaire de renforcer l’intégration régionale, indique un rapport publié par la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) et la Communauté Économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO).

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