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U.S., Benin, Niger Make Progress on Strengthening Cross-Border Transportation

The proposed Benin-Niger Regional Transport Compact will increase regional trade, attract investment, and ultimately contribute to the region’s efforts to reduce poverty through economic growth

The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and representatives from the Governments of Benin and Niger met May 12-13 to advance a proposed regional development grant designed to reduce the cost of transportation along the road corridor between the port of Cotonou and the capital city of Niamey. MCC’s Principal…

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BUTEC Group completes the takeover of ENGIE’s 17 Energy Services companies in Africa

This transaction will allow BUTEC Group to capitalize on 2000 collaborators and highly skilled executives

BUTEC (www.BUTEC.com) based in UAE, a leading contracting group in the MENA and GCC regions, has recently completed the takeover of 17 Energy Services companies in Africa previously owned by the energy global player, ENGIE Group. The acquisition process was completed on the 31st of March 2022, following the initial…

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Commissioner Sediko Douka ‘s Working visit to the West African Power Pool in Cotonou, Benin

WAPP’s Information and Coordination Centre was created as an energy sales and purchase operator within the framework of operationalising the regional electricity market

The ECOWAS Commissioner for Energy and Mines was in Cotonou, Benin on 7 and 8 April 2022, to assess the progress of construction works at the WAPP Information and Coordination Centre. The Commissioner kick-started his visit by inspecting the ICC site where construction has been ongoing since 2017 in the Abomey,…

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Broadcasters Unanimously Maintain the "No Change position" regarding the attribution of the 700 MHz Band Spectrum

AUB Workshop Day 2 will enable participants to come up with solid recommendations and resolutions for a better management of 700 MHz Band Spectrum

The AUB’s (www.uar-AUB.org) International Workshop on "The future of spectrum for broadcasting" was launched on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop welcomed delegates from the following countries: Senegal (RTS, E-Media Invest, TDS), Benin, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Rwanda, Angola, Niger, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Comoros, Namibia, Algeria,…

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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Raises Awareness on Political and Trade Credit Risks Insurance in Togo

Togo has benefited from ATI’s insurance capacity to the tune of USD305M in the finance and transport sectors

In a bid to raise awareness within the relevant government agencies and private sector about political (investment) and credit risk insurance in Togo, ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) held a series of awareness activities in Lomé, in partnership with Togo’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the KfW Development…

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Blue Note Records and Universal Music Group Africa Announce the Creation of a New Imprint Blue Note Africa

Blue Note Africa Launches this Spring with the Release of Nduduzo Makhathini’s Newest Album In The Spirit of Ntu

The legendary Jazz label Blue Note Records and Universal Music Group Africa have announced the creation of Blue Note Africa (www.BlueNote.com), an exciting new imprint dedicated to signing Jazz artists from across the African continent, bringing them to a global audience, and promoting a cultural exchange of ideas that transcends…

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African Development Bank New Series of African Country Gender Profiles Show Progress in Addressing Gender Discriminatory Law

The Bank’s country gender profiles evaluate gender equality and offer recommendations to drive parity across a range of metrics

New reports the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has produced on Benin, Djibouti, Somalia, Zimbabwe and Liberia show the countries have successfully put national policies in place to advance gender equality. At the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic has sharpened the challenges women face.    Prepared in collaboration with the countries…

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Helios Investment Partners and Sojitz Corporation start collaborations in West African gas downstream businesses

Helios and Sojitz expect to accelerate further growth of Axxela’s business by leveraging Sojitz's expertise in developing gas and power infrastructure projects

Helios Investment Partners (“Helios”), the Africa-focused private investment firm, acting on behalf of funds it advises, and Sojitz Corporation (“Sojitz”), one of the leading conglomerate investment and trading houses listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, announce the completion of the sale by Helios of a 25% interest in the holding…

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The United States Support Women Entrepreneurship through the 2021 AWE GROW-UP Week

Head of AWEP-Benin, Ismène Ahamidé Zoumenou, along with her team, walked the 120 young women entrepreneurs through conferences and site visits

U.S. Embassy Chargée d’Affaires, a.i. Stephanie Arnold officially launched the Grand Fair of the 2021 Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) at conference room Le Marin in Cotonou on March 10, 2022. Organized by alumni of the African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP-Benin), this year’s fair was one of the highlights of the AWE…

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Ghana’s Energy Minister to Present Policy Reforms and Investment Opportunities Required to Boost Africa’s Hydrocarbon Sector at African Energy Week 2022

Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy for the Republic of Ghana, has confirmed his participation at African Energy Week 2022 where he will showcase investment opportunities within the country’s energy sector

The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org) is honored to announce the attendance and participation of Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy for the Republic of Ghana, at the continent’s premier energy event, African Energy Week (AEW) 2022 which will take place on October 18-21, 2022, in Cape Town,…