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Every day, fake medicines and medical products are sold at street corners, in open air markets or on unregulated websites in several countries in the African Region. These poor quality, unsafe medicines and products promote drug resistance and lead to loss of confidence in health professionals, pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors and in health systems.
Adoption de la stratégie régionale sur la réglementation des produits contrefaits
Congo registering a strong demand momentum for international and cross-border money transfers
The Nile River has been navigable since the time of the pharaohs some 4,000-years ago, while sections of the Niger, Benue, Congo and Zambezi Rivers have also been navigable. While Cecil John Rhodes sought to build a north – south Cape-to-Cairo railway line, African railway networks remain regional with the own distinctive railway gauge. Paced road networks are to be found in major cities and in certain regions, with a network of unpaved roads offering most of the continent’s long distance connections for the truck transport industry. Trucks carry most of Africa’s long-distance freight.
Colloque international à la FAO du 15 au 17 février 2016
Food security worsening in areas suffering from civil conflict and adverse weather conditions
La sécurité alimentaire s’aggrave dans les zones victimes de troubles civils et de conditions météorologiques défavorables
La corruption gagne du terrain et les gouvernements sont impuissants à enrayer le phénomène, d’après le sondage d’opinion mené en Afrique
Transparency International estime que 75 millions d’Africains ont versé un pot-de-vin au cours de l’année dernière
La Chambre de Commerce de Dubai présente un rapport sur les secteurs autres que ceux des matières premières lors de l’Africa Global Business Forum
Le co-investissement avec des fonds de capital-investissement, l’achat de sociétés de capital-investissement et les rachats directs constituent les principaux modes d’entrée des IDE pour les investisseurs du Golfe intéressés par l’Afrique subsaharienne
Les organisations de la société civile qui siègent à titre de membres d’un mécanisme de certification des diamants de conflit ont annoncé aujourd’hui leur intention de boycotter le processus de Kimberley en 2016, en réaction à la présidence annoncée des Émirats arabes unis.
Les Gouvernements africains doivent s’engager dans un programme de développement qui ne laisse personne de côté en prenant des décisions audacieuses, tel le renforcement du rôle de l’État dans la transformation économique pour lutter contre la pauvreté et les inégalités sur le continent.
La croissance lente constante, le taux élevé du chômage et la baisse en exportations conduisent à une baisse marquée de la confiance
The Anzisha Prize (anzishaprize.org) is pleased to announce a diverse, experienced and representative judging panel for the 2015 Anzisha Prize award for African youth entrepreneurs. The Prize has invited a panel of four experienced professionals from the both the business and social sectors who represent a holistic view of contributors to the dialogue around youth entrepreneurship in Africa. The judges’ experience stems from a diverse knowledge and experience base. The panel includes entrepreneurs at both an established and scaling stage, leaders from social and business sectors, contributors to the African business dialogue through media, and represents a cultural diversity that is relevant to and mirrors the youth entrepreneurs that they will be assessing. The finalists for the Anzisha Prize will pitch their ventures to the judges on Monday 16 November. The panel will consider each project on its own merits in responsiveness to a market opportunity or social need, ingenuity, scalability and impact. The grand prize-winner will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Tuesday 17 November at Room Five in Rivonia, Johannesburg, South Africa.
IFAD new financing to strengthen inland fisheries and aquaculture, and to boost food and nutrition security in the Republic of the Congo
The Republic of the Congo and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed today a US$17.56 million agreement to finance an inland fisheries and aquaculture project (PD-PAC) in the northern departments of Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest, Sangha and Plateaux. The funding includes a $7.7 million IFAD loan, a $ 0.5 million IFAD grant, a contribution of $3.17 million from the government of the Congo and $2.5 million from the project’s beneficiaries.
Brazzaville is hosting African Airlines Association (AFRAA) 47th General Assembly from 8 to 10 November 2015
The national airline of the Republic of the Congo, ECAir (Equatorial Congo Airlines), is organising the 47th Annual General Assembly and the Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) from the 8 to the 10 November 2015 in Brazzaville. The theme will be “Open skies: Growth through competition and collaboration”. The event has been organised under the patronage of His Excellency, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo.AFRAA regroups 45 African airline members and around a hundred industrial partners, including aircraft and engine manufacturers, consultants, and high technology service providers, as well as representatives of governments, airports and international organisations.
The Association was created in 1964. Its mission is to encourage and support African companies as they develop their air transport services. It also aims to facilitate cooperation between African companies in order to develop interconnectivity and establish a maximum of intra-African relationships. The AFRAA General Assembly is a unique business event in Africa and it takes place every year in November. It is organised by an African airline and is attended by an average of 400 participants. This includes airline directors, chief executive officers and decision-makers on a global scale.
The Republic of Congo, Gabon and Madagascar sign the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration
During the 2015 Treaty Event, “Seventy Years of Multilateral Treaty Making at the United Nations,” held at United Nations Headquarters in New York (28 September – 1 October 2015), Gabon, the Republic of Congo and Madagascar signed the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the “Mauritius Convention on Transparency”), respectively on 29, 30 September and 1 October.
The AFRITACs Central and South organized on September 28-October 2 an interregional seminar, in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute. The event organized at the institute’s headquarters in Mauritius brought together senior officials and experts in tax and customs from Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo.