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Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Côte d’Ivoire receives a boost for development planning from the ECA

This project forms part of the fundamental mission of the ECA to provide assistance to African countries and aims at supporting the renewal of development planning in Côte d’Ivoire

On Monday, the Ivoirian Government, through the Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD) and the Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), launched the support project to strengthen development planning in Côte d’Ivoire. This project forms part of the fundamental mission of the…

Source: Sciences Po Executive Education |

LeAD Campus – Global Leaders for Africa’s Development Certificate Programme Accepting Applications for Second Course

Sciences Po Executive Education is seeking for 30 participants reflexive of the excellence and socio-professional diversity of leaders in Africa to take part in the second LeAD Campus course

Sciences Po Executive Education (www.SciencesPo.fr/executive-education), in partnership with the French Development Agency, the University of Cape Town, the Higher Institute of Management in Dakar and the AfricaFrance Foundation, is pleased to announce the start of the second LeAD Campus course on 2 April. Sciences Po Executive Education is seeking for…

Source: Quantum Global Group |

Transformation in Africa Requires a Convergence of Ideas, Initiatives and Vision

The Convergence of Nations is a compilation of essays from thirty authors and underlines Africa’s potential to profit from globalisation and secure long-term strategic growth

The Convergence of Nations is now available in English, French and Portuguese Thirty contributions from some of the worlds most intellectual thinkers on Africa African Entrepreneur, Investor and Innovation Influencer Jean – Claude Bastos de Morais (www.JeanClaudeBastosDeMorais.com) today announced that two further editions of the highly demanded book – The…

Source: Dangote Group |

Dangote Sets to Launch 25,000 Hectares of Rice Outgrower Scheme in Sokoto

By end of 2017, Dangote Rice will have 25,000 Ha under rice cultivation across 3 sites in Northern Nigeria

Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) is set to launch in Sokoto. Sokoto state it’s multi-million naira 25,000 hectares of rice outgrower scheme with a prospect of hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities for the rural communities inhabitants. President of the Group, Aliko Dangote disclosed at the weekend…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

2017 Namibian-German Bilateral Consultations on Development Cooperation Successfully Concluded

Namibian-German cooperation is fully aligned with the ideas and goals formulated in Namibia’s long-term development strategies as well as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

This year’s Consultations on Development Cooperation took place on the 7 and 8 of February in Windhoek. During the consultations, both parties confirmed the three focal areas of the joint cooperation: management of natural resources, sustainable economic development and transport. Among further fields of cooperation outside the focal areas, that…

Source: South African Embassy to the Federal Republic of Germany |

State of the Nation Address (SoNA) 2017, 9 February 2017, 19h00

This will be President Zuma’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SoNA) since he was re-elected in May 2014

President Jacob Zuma will present the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 9 February 2017 at 19h00. This will be President Zuma’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SoNA) since he was…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

SALGA on the Outcomes of Its National Executive Committee Lekgotla

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is convening its National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla in Cape Town, having commenced on 6 February 2017. Today is the third day of the Lekgotla

SETTING THE SCENE The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) is convening its National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla in Cape Town, having commenced on 6 February 2017. Today is the third day of the Lekgotla. It is an important week in South Africa, with the State of the Nation Address (SONA)…

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Source: Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd |

Riskmap 2017: A Year of Acute Uncertainty for Business

The high levels of complexity and uncertainty attached to the key political and security issues for the year, highlighted by RiskMap, mean that boards will need to undertake comprehensive reviews of their approaches to risk management

Challenge to globalisation and free trade highlighted by US election and Brexit referendum ushers in a year of heightened strategic uncertainty for business The distinction for businesses between domestic markets perceived as safe and foreign markets perceived as challenging has become marginal as risks increasingly come home through political, cyber…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

ECA and FAO cement relationship with MoU for improved cooperation

The MoU will also see the two organisations cooperating in the development of strategies for policy assistance, statistics, the regional coordination mechanism (RCM), population dynamics and urban-rural linkages and governance, among others

Acting Executive Secretary, Abdalla Hamdok, of the Economic Commission for Africa on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the ECA and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) providing a framework for strategic collaboration between the two UN entities in areas including sustainable agriculture and agribusiness development, food and nutrition…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The dti to spend R216M on upgrading of five industrial parks

The first phase of the revitalisation of the Nkowankowa, Ekandustria, Bodirelo, Phuthaditjhaba and Garankuwa industrial parks is about to commence, after their budgets were approved late last year

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has set aside R216 million for the renovation of five industrial parks with the aim of upgrading their infrastructure in order to contribute in stimulating the country’s industrial development, economic growth and job creation.      “Last year, the dti spent more…