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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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USTDA Connects U.S. Energy Industry to Projects in Madagascar

Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Henri Fraise Fils & Cie, a Malagasy energy company, for the development and implementation of minigrids in Madagascar, where only 15 percent of the population has electricity access. The grant supports the technical and economic study of solar photovoltaic (PV) powered minigrids with integrated battery storage technology at up to 100 sites, as well as a pilot to demonstrate the minigrid solution. read more

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Madagascar to lay focus on land governance in its Agricultural Investment Plan

The AU-ECA-AfDB Land Policy Initiative (LPI) in partnership with the government of Madagascar organised a workshop on 31 August 2017 to validate the Country Report and Business Plan on Mainstreaming Land Governance in the National Agricultural Investment Plan of the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Programme (NAIP/CAADP). read more

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“African countries are increasingly focused on the potential renewable energy offers to their economies.”

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“In each market where wind energy is being developed, the state is a big player in the initial stages of industry development and is often the sponsor of pilot projects.”

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MITSUMI wins IT Distribution Company of the year award at BoICT Awards Nigeria

EUROCHANNEL PICKS EUTELSAT 16A TO EXTEND REACH IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

The range of channels broadcasting across sub-Saharan Africa via the EUTELSAT 16A satellite further increased today with the launch of Eurochannel, the international TV channel dedicated to European films and series. Eurochannel’s selection of EUTELSAT 16A marks the latest step in its international expansion and comes three months after its launch into all Europe via Eutelsat. The channel has signed a new five-year contract for capacity and services with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) (http://www.eutelsat.com). read more

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Eurochannel picks EUTELSAT 16A to extend reach in sub-Saharan Africa

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Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague / Half of the country infested by locusts – food production seriously at risk

ROME, Italy, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country’s next cropping seasons and the food security of more than half the country’s population, FAO said today. The agency underlined, however, that a three-year strategy is needed – requiring an additional $19 million. read more

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Madagascar a besoin de 41 millions de dollars pour mettre fin à l’invasion de criquets / La moitié du pays est infestée, ce qui menace gravement la production alimentaire

ROME, Italie, 26 mars 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Madagascar a besoin d’urgence de plus de 22 millions de dollars d’ici juin pour commencer à lutter contre la terrible invasion de criquets qui menace les prochaines saisons culturales et la sécurité alimentaire de plus de la moitié de la population, indique la FAO. L’Organisation souligne toutefois la nécessité de mettre en œuvre une stratégie sur trois ans, qui requiert 19 millions de dollars supplémentaires. read more

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