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3 Reasons to Attend the Global Black Impact Summit Next Week

The summit promises unparalleled opportunities for learning, networking and collaborating, with registration still open

As the countdown to the Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) (https://apo-opa.co/48u1IA7) continues – taking place on February 27 in Dubai – anticipation is mounting across the globe. Hosted by the Black Impact Foundation (BIF) and organized by Energy Capital & Power (https://EnergyCapitalPower.com/), the summit presents a unique opportunity to access impactful…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: African Development Bank grants $7 million trade finance guarantee facility to Access Bank DR Congo to support SMEs and local businesses

The African Development Bank will now be able to provide up to a 100% guarantee to confirming banks for the non-payment risk from the confirmation of letters of credit

On 20 February 2024, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) approved a $7 million trade finance guarantee facility grant to Access Bank DR Congo. The African Development Bank will now be able to provide up to a 100% guarantee to confirming banks for the non-payment risk…

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Africa’s 2024 Bid Rounds Mean Fresh Opportunities for Upstream Investors

The Invest in African Energy forum in Paris will feature dedicated licensing round presentations from Africa’s leading oil and gas ministries, showcasing available blocks

Africa’s oil and gas blocks continue to draw global investors, from IOCs to junior and indigenous explorers. In a bid to boost production and reserve volumes, the continent is seeking to attract a broader range of companies to sign new contracts and drive exploratory drilling. At the Invest in African…

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APO Group appoints Laila Bastati as Chief Commercial Officer

APO Group is a trusted communications partner for hundreds of prestigious global organizations operating in Africa, and Bastati has been hired to take the company to the next level of growth

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the premier award-winning Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to announce the appointment of Laila Bastati as Chief Commercial Officer. Laila has more than 15 years of experience in international business development, strategic partnerships and operations with a proven track record of building…

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African Multilateral Financial Institutions forge historic strategic alliance to serve as catalyst for Sustainable Economic Development and financial self-reliance in Africa

The historic inauguration of the Alliance witnessed a momentous occasion as all seven founding members signed a declarative statement announcing their commitment to the principles and objectives behind the establishment of the Alliance

Under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana and the Champion on the African Union Financial Institutions, Africa’s multilateral financial institutions have collaborated and launched the Alliance of African Multilateral Financial Institutions (AAMFI). The auspicious inauguration, which took place on…

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Excessive trust in generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) makes users vulnerable, survey finds

A significant number of people are comfortable sharing their personal information with generative AI tools like ChatGPT, a recent survey conducted by KnowBe4 AFRICA found

The survey, which spanned 1,300 respondents in ten African and Middle Eastern countries, revealed that 63% of users are open to sharing their personal information, while an impressive 83% expressed confidence in the accuracy and reliability of these AI tools. “While the results clearly show that generative AI tools are…

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The Invest in African Energy (IAE) Forum to Connect African Energy Projects with Saudi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Buyers

Gulf countries have shown rising interest in helping Africa to develop its oil and gas resources and build much-needed infrastructure

Over the past twelve months, the Middle East’s oil and gas heavyweights – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar – have accelerated their involvement across Africa’s energy value chain. Beginning with diplomatic visits turning into tangible cooperation agreements and planned investment campaigns, Gulf countries have cemented their…

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    • Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) and Victoria's Secret Partner to Launch Growth Accelerator in Nigeria – Call for Applications
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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) and Victoria's Secret Partner to Launch Growth Accelerator in Nigeria – Call for Applications

AWIEF is honoured to collaborate with the world-leading retailer to extend its flagship AWIEF Growth Accelerator to women-owned or women-led SMEs based and operating in Nigeria

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (https://www.AWIEForum.org) announces the launch of its Growth Accelerator programme in Nigeria, in partnership with iconic global brand Victoria's Secret & Co. AWIEF is implementing the programme as part of The Tour Impact Fund, a Victoria's Secret initiative dedicated to advancing gender equality,…

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Nigeria to Promote Gas Exploration, Infrastructure Prospects at Invest in African Energy (IAE) 2024 in Paris

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas) will speak at the Invest in African Energy Forum this May

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Ekperikpe Ekpo, will speak at the Invest in African Energy (IAE) forum (https://apo-opa.co/4bJmL4o) on May 14-15. Connecting with global investors in Paris, Minister Ekpo will outline investment opportunities in Nigeria’s gas sector, drawing attention to exploration prospects and…

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Supports National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) to Enhance its Corporate Governance and Strategic Leadership

Capacity Building Workshops Supported NAWEC’s Sustainable Business Growth Strategies Designed to Contribute to the Socio-economic Development of The Gambia

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), has conducted a capacity-building training workshop on leadership and change management for the Gambia National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC). The workshop was conducted within the framework of ITFC’s Integrated Trade Solutions (ITS) under…