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Source: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République Française |

Algeria – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Abdelkader Messahel, Minister responsible for North African Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League of the Republic of Algeria (Paris, January 18, 2017)

Abdelkader Messahel is currently conducting a working visit to Paris to take part in the strategic consultations between France and Algeria

Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, met with Abdelkader Messahel, Minister responsible for North African Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League of the Republic of Algeria on January 18. This meeting notably provided an opportunity to discuss the regional crises, especially in Libya and the…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Mali: Islamist Group Abuses, Banditry Surge

Killings, Repression, Insecurity Imperil Civilians in North, Central Region

Islamist armed groups in northern and central Mali have executed numerous people and are increasingly imposing restrictions on village life, Human Rights Watch said today. The Malian government has largely been unable to protect vulnerable civilians in northern and central Mali, while security forces summarily executed at least 10 suspected…

AfroChampions Initiative
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    • Dr Edem Adzogenu, Member of the AfroChampions Organisation
    • Monsieur Gervais Djondo, Fondateur d’Ecobank et Asky Airlines, et Monsieur Konimba Sidibé, Ministre de la Promotion des Investissements et du Secteur privé au Mali
    • Speech from Mr Samba Bathily, Founder and CEO of ADS Group
    • Mr Konimba Sidibé, Minister for Investment Promotion and Private sector in Mali
    • Founder of Ecobank and Asky Airlines Gervais Djondo receives AfroChampions Lifetime Awards from Founder and CEO of ADS Group Samba Bathily and Founder and President of Group AfricSearch Didier Acouetey
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Source: AfroChampions Initiative |

Founder of Ecobank and Asky Airlines Gervais Djondo receives AfroChampions Lifetime Awards for his pan-African vision and contribution to the development of the continent

As a founding father of coprorate pan-Africanism, and a champion of Africa, Mr Djondo’s accomplishments remain an inspiring model for entrepreneurs all over the continent

The AfroChampions Initiative, an innovative project designed to promote African private sector champions, has been officially launched in Bamako, Mali, at an inaugural dinner sponsored by the Organizing Committee of the Africa-France Summit for Partnership, Peace and Emergence, advisory firm Konfidants and ADS group. Partners of the initiative have honoured…

Source: Embassy of France to Ghana |

Opening ceremony of an equipment donation for the Ghana Police Service CID/DLEU

French experts will train Ghanaian police services, and some Ghanaian police members will be invited to France for taking part in different type of training sessions, for them to improve their skills in counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, and public order

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Mr. Prosper AGBLOR and the Ambassador of France to Ghana, HE François Pujolas, met at the CID Headquarter, in order to attend a presentation ceremony introducing different types of cooperation between France and Ghana regarding security and coordinated…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles |

Africa-France Summit Bamako, Mali 13 - 14 January 2017

The Vice-President will be accompanied by the Principal Secretary of the Vice-President’s Office, Mr Alain Volcere

The Vice-President of the Republic, Mr Vincent Meriton, will be representing President Danny Faure at the Africa-France Summit which will be held in Bamako, Mali on 13th and 14th January 2017. Under the theme ‘Le Partenariat, la Paix et l’Emergence’, the summit is being held within the context of maintaining…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Joint statement on Libya

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States: One year after the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) in Skhirat, Morocco, the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States commend the Presidency…

Source: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de la République Française |

Libya – Conversation between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Fayez Serraj

The minister also reaffirmed our commitment to supporting the Government of National Accord and the Presidency Council in their efforts to ensure the unity of all Libyan forces under their authority. Libya must return to the path of peace and stability in order to defeat terrorism

As we approach the first anniversary of the Skhirat agreement on December 17, 2016, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, called Fayez Serraj, Libyan Prime Minister and President of the Presidency Council, on December 15. He reaffirmed France’s support for the Government of National Accord and for…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa |

African Climate Policy Center and Development Partners Roundtable

The objective was to present a new strategy that repositions ACPC within the Economic Commission of Africa's (ECA) institutional architecture as a center of reference

Today, 15 December, the Africa Climate Policy center (ACPC) organized a development partners round table. The objective was to present a new strategy that repositions ACPC within the Economic Commission of Africa's (ECA) institutional architecture as a center of reference, responding to new realities and harnessing emerging opportunities in the…

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Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. |

Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry

Sheraton Grand Conakry Joins Brand’s Premier Tier of Best-in-Class Hotels Around the World

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (www.StarwoodHotels.com/sheraton), part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry (www.SheratonGrandConakry.com), welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognized for their exciting destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest…

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

Concerns of the Poultry Industry

The Government through the dti and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has been working with the domestic industry to address the challenges in the industry

The dti has noted the concerns raised by the poultry industry in South Africa especially in relations to the increase in imports of poultry products. The Government through the dti and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has been working with the domestic industry to address the challenges…