Source: European Parliament - The President |

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

A delegation of representatives from European entities including the European Commission and European Investment Bank, as well as international organisations, such as UNIDO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, together with European private sector representatives, will accompany President Tajani

“Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara…

Source: Udeme Etukeyen |

Akwa Ibom - Sustainable Development in Nigeria's Prime Investment Destination

By Udeme Etukeyen

Seen from afar, Nigeria is one large African nation and the continent's most robust economy, but within the powerhouse that Nigeria represents there are several engines that drive the economy. Best known is Lagos State, which includes Nigeria's largest city and economic capital, but beyond there a less known success…

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

South Africa: Government Activities for the Week 16 -22 July 2018

On Wednesday, 18 July, South Africans and the world will again celebrate the birthday of South Africa’s first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela

Government has scheduled the following briefings/activities for the week: 16 - 22 July 2018. The activities, which are aligned to the National Development Plan and outlined in the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-2019, are undertaken to build a better South Africa: The Minister of Communications, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, will on…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund Staff Concludes Visit to Nigeria

The outlook for 2018 remains challenging, as private sector lending remains low and foreign exchange inflows are mostly short-term

Higher oil prices and portfolio flows have helped strengthen fiscal and external buffers; The outlook for 2018 remains challenging, as private sector lending remains low and foreign exchange inflows are mostly short-term; Action on a coherent set of policies to reduce vulnerabilities and increase growth over the medium term remains…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Statement of United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer at Opening Plenary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum

Ambassador Lighthizer: Welcome to this year’s AGOA Forum.  I am pleased to be with you all this morning.  The theme for this AGOA Forum is “Forging New Strategies for U.S. – Africa Trade and Investment.”  I’d like to spend my time with you addressing one very specific new strategy—the Trump…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan’s Remarks at the the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum

DEPUTY SECRETARY SULLIVAN: Thank you, Robert, for that kind introduction, and good morning, everyone. It’s a pleasure to be with you this morning. On behalf of Secretary Pompeo, I’m honored to welcome you to the State Department. And on behalf of the United States Government, I’m delighted to open the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Ramaphosa to Undertake Working Visit To The Federal Republic Of Nigeria

South Africa and Nigeria enjoy good political, economic and social relations formally established in 1994, immediately after South Africa’s first democratic elections

President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake a Working Visit to the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 10th to 11th July 2018. During the visit the President will meet with his counterpart, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.E. Muhammadu Buhari. At the invitation of President Buhari, President Ramaphosa will…

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

Minister Davies Leads South African Delegation to Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Washington

The theme for this year’s Forum is “Forging New Strategies for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment”

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies leaves tonight for Washington, DC in the United States of America for the 17th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum taking place 11-12 July 2018. The AGOA Forum is an annual forum taking place on an alternating basis between Sub-Saharan…

Vantage Capital Group
Source: Vantage Capital Group |

Vantage Capital provides $10 million of funding for Cap Tamarin Ltée, a Smart City property development in Mauritius

The promoter of the transaction is Trimetys through its subsidiary, Cap Tamarin Ltée, a Mauritian-based diversified real-estate, hospitality, education and agricultural group led by Kian Jhuboo and Georges Talbotier

Vantage Capital (www.VantageCapital.co.za), Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided $10 million of mezzanine funding to Cap Tamarin, a mixed-used, residentially-focused “Smart & Happy” Village located on the sought-after west coast of Mauritius in a seaside village called Tamarin. The promoter of the transaction is Trimetys…

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

South Africa keen on Balancing Two-Way Trade with Ghana

Grant added that Ghana had a thriving community of South Africa businesses plying their trade in his country

South Africa is keen on balancing two-way trade with Ghana and key to achieving this, would be the identification of new investment and trade opportunities between our respective countries. This was said by the Deputy Director-General of Trade and Investment South Africa and Trade Invest Africa (TIA) at the Department…