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Chinese and African leaders will come together at the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation to explore new partnerships to address some of the most pressing health challenges facing Africa and strengthen an innovative health partnership based on south-south cooperation. This year’s roundtable is the first to take place on the African continent. It will focus on promoting sustainable health solutions that meet the needs and priorities of African countries and draw on China’s unique expertise.
African Utility Week to give practical solutions to solve power challenges facing big business
ACCRA, Ghana, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Christina Daseking, visited Accra during April 2-12, 2013, to conduct discussions for the 2013 Article IV consultations. The mission met with President Mahama, Vice-President Amissah-Arthur, Finance Minister Terkper, Bank of Ghana Governor Wampah, other senior officials, members of parliament, and representatives of the private sector, think tanks, trade unions, and civil society.
“Solar investors, project developers and EPCs are shifting from a short term cost per Watt focus to a more accurate measure of a system’s value based on the levelized cost of electricity, expressed as cost per kilowatt hour.”
African Utility Week to give insight into large power users’ challenges
ABUJA, Nigeria, March 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – On February 6, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2012 Article IV consultation with Nigeria.1
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.
Notwithstanding the prolonged reforms of the legal and regulatory framework governing the energy sector in Nigeria, especially due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), international and local companies continue to find and take advantage of several investment opportunities. Such opportunities arise amidst substantial legal risks and regulatory challenges. How has the industry capitalized on the opportunities and dealt with the legal risks and regulatory challenges? Looking ahead, what are the options to be considered in creating a fair and effective legal/regulatory framework in the mid and long-term to enhance investments and growth in the industry? At this two day event to holding at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria, between 9th and 10th April 2013, from 9:00am daily, representatives of oil and gas as well as Power companies will meet with Nigerian financial, legal and insurance experts to discuss some of the perennial challenges facing the sector today, and point the directions for their future closer interface in a robust and reformed energy industry. Legal Blitz publishers of Esq Legal Practice Magazine hereby invites you to participate at this all important event.
China Oilseed Processing Report Provides Exclusive Insight Into Growth and Investment Potential in the Sector Over Next Decade; Report Now Available
The in-depth insider report provides a comprehensive analysis of the market dynamics driving growth in the Chinese oilseed processing industry over the next decade including:
NAIROBI, Kenya, February 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Mr. Domenico Fanizza, visited Nairobi from February 4-14, 2013 to carry out the fifth review under the three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement approved in January 2011. The mission met with Minister for Finance Hon. Robinson N. Githae, Professor Njuguna Ndung’u, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), other senior government officials, and representatives of the private sector, civil society and development partners. The team wishes to thank the authorities for their warm hospitality, the close collaboration, and the constructive discussions.
TUNIS, Tunisia, February 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The African Water Facility offered a 1 million euro grant to the Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) to support their Kawempe Urban Poor Sanitation Improvement Project (KUPSIP). The project is designed to provide affordable and sustainable sanitation services to over 100,000 urban poor living in the Kawempe Municipality, in Kampala, Uganda.