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Winning startups receive a 10,000 EUR cash prize each and will share their insights about FinTech innovation in Africa with the global financial community during Sibos
New research from Innotribe examines the inner workings of innovation within financial institutions, revealing the essentials for high performing innovation teams
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, March 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Abidjan during March 13-27, 2013, to conduct discussions on the third review of a program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), which was approved by the IMF Executive Board on November 4, 2011 (see Press Release No. 11/399) in the amount of SDR 390.24 million (about US$616 million). The mission met with H.E. Dr. Alassane Dramane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire; H.E. Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance; H.E. Dr. Albert Toikeusse Mabri, State Minister for Planning and Development; H.E. Ms. Niale Kaba, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office in charge of Economy and Finance; H.E.Mr. Adama Toungara, Minister of Petroleum, Mines, and Energy; H.E.Mr. Konan Gnamien, Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reform; H.E.Mr. Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture; H.E.Mr. Jean-Claude Brou, Minister of Industry; Mr. Jean-Baptiste Aman Ayayé, National Director of the Central Bank of West African States; and other senior government officials. The mission also met with members of the business and donor communities. Discussions focused on recent economic developments, growth prospects and policy implementation under the ECF.
Report slams failure to prevent toxic waste dumping in West Africa / Amnesty International and Greenpeace call for criminal investigation
LONDON, United-Kingdom, September 25, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Trafigura, the multinational company behind the 2006 dumping of toxic waste in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, resulting in over 100,000 people seeking medical assistance, must be criminally investigated in the UK, Amnesty International and Greenpeace Netherlands conclude in a major new report released today.
NAIROBI, Kenya, September 25, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Amnesty International and Greenpeace Africa are urging UNEP to ensure states protect people and the environment and to hold companies accountable, following the launch of a major report into a multinational company’s dumping of Toxic waste in Cote d’Ivoire in 2006.
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, January 13, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Côte d’Ivoire, Bert Koenders, on Thursday, 12 January 2012, met the World Bank’s Director of Operations for Côte d’Ivoire, Bénin, Burkina Faso and Togo, Madani Tall, in Abidjan to discuss economic and security support to Ivorians.