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H.E Ibrahim Yacoubou to Promote Investment Opportunities within Niger’s Energy Sector During African Energy Week (AEW) 2022

The participation of H.E Yacoubou at Africa’s leading investment platform for the energy sector will be critical for highlighting Niger’s energy sector perspectives, challenges and opportunities

The Secretariat General confirms participation at African Energy Week 2022 (www.AECWeek.com) where he will promote investment opportunities within Niger’s expanding energy landscape while providing an update of current and planned energy developments. H.E Ibrahim Yacoubou, Secretariat General of the Ministry of Energy and Renewable Energies, Republic of Niger, has confirmed…

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Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) to Promote Investment Opportunities Across Ghana’s Energy Sector at African Energy Week (AEW) 2022

The company’s Deputy CEO, Afriyie, has been instrumental in leading the company alongside CEO Reginald Rofi Grant, with the deputy coming to AEW to discuss investment in a post-COVID-19, energy transition context

With significant opportunities present across the entire oil and gas value chain, the Ghana Investment Promotion Center, represented by Deputy CEO Yaw Amoateng Afriyie, will be making a strong case for Ghana-directed investment at AEW 2022 (www.AECWeek.com). The African Energy Chamber (AEC) is proud to announce the participation of Yaw Amoateng…

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A Rise in Female Leadership Will Trigger Newfound Economic Growth and Inclusion (By Kelly-Ann Mealia)

While women’s participation in leadership roles globally has been minimal for centuries, a new wave of female leaders promise change, inclusion and overall equality

By Kelly-Ann Mealia, Chairperson, Energy Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) The election of Her Excellency Francia Márquez as Colombia’s first Black Vice President is a testament to the increasing role women play in leadership positions globally, and both the international and African community should support her as she tackles her new…

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JA Worldwide and JA Africa Announce Partnership with Z Zurich Foundation to Create Bright, Boundless Futures for African Youth

This three-year partnership will enable thousands of youth to access JA programs to set them on the path to success, not just as individuals but as leaders who will influence positive change within their communities

Z Zurich Foundation (ZZF) announced today—International Youth Day—that it will partner with JA Worldwide and JA Africa (www.JA-Africa.org), building on relationships already established with JA Canada and Junior Achievement España (JA Spain). ZZF has made a strategic decision to venture and fund Africa, and has chosen us, Africa’s largest and…

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    • Akshay Grover, Cellulant CEO & Benji Fernandes, Nala Founder and CEO
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International Youth Day 2022: The Role of the Youth in Driving Financial Inclusion in Africa

Depending on their needs and stage of life, access to financial services can empower young people and improve their well-being in the right circumstances

The African Union defines ‘youth’ as someone between the ages of 15 and 35. With 70% of sub-Saharan Africa's population under the age of 30, Africa has the youngest population in the world. With such a burgeoning young workforce, the continent’s economy has a chance to grow exponentially, but only…

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Uganda Bans Prominent LGBTQ Rights Group

End Harassment, Allow Group to Operate

Last week, Uganda’s National Bureau for Non-governmental Organizations banned Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a prominent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights organization, for not having officially registered with it. Before being banned, SMUG had provided education on sexuality and advocated for health services for LGBTQ people since 2004. Frank Mugisha,…

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United Arab Emirates leaders congratulate Chadian Transitional Military Council Leader and President on Independence Day

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, sent similar messages to Déby and Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké on the occasion

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Mahamat Idriss Deby, Transitional Military Council Leader and President of Chad, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day, observed on 11th August. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and…

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President Barrow Declares Assumption Day as Public Holiday

President Barrow urges all Gambians to continue to adhere to the principles of tolerance and peaceful co-existence

His Excellency President Adama Barrow, acting under Section 76 (1) of the Constitution (1997) of the Republic of The Gambia, is pleased to declare Monday, 15th August 2022 as a Public Holiday throughout The Gambia, in observance of the Christian feast of Assumption of Mary (Sang Marie). President Barrow urges…

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MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power Launches Golf Tournament

Corporate and civic leaders assembled in Dakar for the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power Conference 2022 will have the opportunity to compete in a golf tournament on the event’s third day, promoting energy sector discourse in the formation of the Dakar Energy Club.

Energy Capital & Power (ECP) (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com), in partnership with the African Energy Chamber, is proud to announce a nine-hole golf tournament challenge to follow two days of packed programming on September 1-2 in the world-renowned CICAD venue in Dakar for MSGBC 2022. Celebrating the formation of the Dakar Energy Club…

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Paul Eardley-Taylor to Discuss Financing Africa’s Energy Future at African Energy Week (AEW) 2022

With African energy financing serving as a central point of discussion, Paul Eardley-Taylor, Head of Oil and Gas for southern Africa at Standard Bank, will help reshape finance narratives at AEW 2022

During the continent’s premier event for the African oil and gas industry – African Energy Week (AEW) (www.AECWeek.com) 2022 – discussions will center largely on how the continent will finance the development of its energy resources. As the world begins to look at Africa as a potential supplier of the global…