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Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of Japan analyze the strengthening of Bilateral Cooperation between Angola and Japan

The reinforcement of bilateral cooperation between Angola and Japan was on 01/21, under analysis at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during a hearing, held between Minister Manuel Domingos Augusto and the Japanese Ambassador, Hironori Sawada.

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Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio

Partnership will infuse an additional US$450 million into global polio eradication effort

Rotary (https://www.Rotary.org) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. “Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost 19 million people are walking today who…

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UN finds that prospects for economic growth in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty

Africa has experienced a decade of near stagnation in per capita GDP

Impacted by prolonged trade disputes, the global economy suffered its lowest growth in a decade, slipping to 2.3 per cent in 2019.  The world, however, could see a slight uptick in economic activity in 2020 if risks are kept at bay, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and…

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African Energy Chamber encouraged by Kosmos Energy on Recent Appointment of New West Africa Regional Director

African Energy Chamber demands more action from International Oil Companies (IOC's) and Governments on empowering women in Oil and Gas

The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is encouraged by Kosmos Energy’s appointment of Senegalese national Khady Dior Ndiaye as Vice President and Regional Director for West Africa. The appointment is a very positive step towards promoting women in leadership positions in the oil sector and recognising the extremely talented energy leaders…

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Global Growth: Modest Pickup to 2.5% in 2020 amid Mounting Debt and Slowing Productivity Growth

In the West African Economic and Monetary Union, growth is expected to hold steady at 6.4%

Global economic growth is forecast to edge up to 2.5% in 2020 as investment and trade gradually recover from last year’s significant weakness but downward risks persist, the World Bank says in its January 2020 Global Economic Prospects. Growth among advanced economies as a group is anticipated to slip to…

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What will it take for 2020 to truly be the year of Gas in Nigeria? (By NJ Ayuk)

Naming 2020 the year of gas for Nigeria has a really nice ring to it, but marketing alone will not cut it

By NJ Ayuk “The Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, H.E. Chief Timipre Sylva has declared 2020 as the year of Gas for the Nation”, the news piece started. What amazing news! And certainly long overdue. As it seems, Nigerian officials have finally taken the cue. As I have…

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Basketball Africa League Unveils Official Logo

New Logo Celebrates League’s Pan-African Footprint, Africa’s Diversity and Continent’s Rich Basketball Heritage

The Basketball Africa League (BAL), a new professional league featuring 12 club teams from across Africa and scheduled to begin play in March 2020, today unveiled the league’s official logo.  The new logo, which features the silhouette of a basketball player taking a jump shot on a vibrant green, yellow,…

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As Africa gains development ground, new inequalities emerge, says new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report

The Report analyzes inequality in three dimensions beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today and proposes a battery of policy options to tackle it

African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground on primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up that, left unchecked, threatens to undermine further progress and make it harder for those already behind to catch up.   So finds the United…

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Angola set to attract even more foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020

Angola Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition returns to Talatona June 16-17, 2020

Africa Oil & Power supports Angola with year-long FDI campaign in 2020 to promote capital inflow into bankable projects; Angola Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (AngolaOilAndGas2020.com) returns to Talatona June 16-17, 2020; “Angola: African Investment Capital 2020” will capitalize further on the critical reforms passed by Angola President H.E. President João…

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Market access and cooperation will unlock opportunities in Africa’s energy sector

Last week, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) launched its first annual African Energy Outlook for 2020

Africa’s energy sector is a catalyst for growth and development across the continent. Industry and investors need to stay abreast of the high-speed advances in the energy landscape. Last week, the African Energy Chamber (AEC) (EnergyChamber.org) launched its first annual African Energy Outlook for 2020. The report, compiled to provide key…