Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Member States urged to explore non-traditional sources of financing in Central Africa

Mr. Pedro argued if all of these resources were to be properly monetized they could be used as financial assets in the pursuit of resource-driven Industrialisation

“Financing industrialization is not only about chasing money,” said Antonio Pedro, Director of the ECA Subregional Office for Central Africa. “We need to look at the soft and hard infrastructure that will then create the necessary enablers for money to flow,” he stated in N’Djamena on 19 September during a…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers

The Scale Up Conference will bring together hundreds of individuals and organizations engaged in the introduction, diffusion, and adoption of agricultural innovations that have the potential to reach millions

African Development Bank and Purdue University to hold conference on successful technologies for African farmers: From:               25/09/2018 To:                   27/09/2018 Location:          Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana The African Development Bank  (www.AfDB.org )  and Purdue University are organizing the Scale Up Conference on Agricultural Innovations (https://AG.Purdue.edu/scaleup/Pages/about.aspx) from September 25-27, 2018,…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Integrity in Development Projects: African Development Bank Debars GEO SCIENCES for 48 Months for Fraudulent Practices

The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the African Development Bank found the company to have engaged in numerous fraudulent practices

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) on 20 September 2018, announces the debarment of GEO SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL SARL, a consulting firm based in Yaoundé, Cameroon, for a minimum period of 48 months. An investigation conducted by the Bank’s Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption established that GEO SCIENCES engaged in numerous…

Source: Africa Dialogues |

Africa Dialogues Win Best Corporate Event at Ghana Event Awards 2018

This first event sparked the interest of the team to focus on curating programs and initiatives that promote cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing Africa

AFRICA DIALOGUES (www.AfricaDialogues.com) won the Best Corporate Event at the just ended Ghana Event Awards 2018 by Event Guide. The awards ceremony by Event Guide was organized annually to celebrate and honor indigenous Ghanaian events and organizers who go the extra mile for excellence in their respective fields. Africa Dialogues…

Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR

First ever intermodal TIR operation between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the EU is launched today, with a container leaving the UAE bound for Europe under a single customs transit document and a single guarantee

The United Arab Emirates is an important trade hub with a robust economy. TIR (www.atcuae.ae/tir-system/) offers huge potential for improving transit connectivity between ports and borders with free zones and integrating them into the global logistics chain. The UAE’s strongest trading partners are India and China – both part of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: Deputy President Mabuza leads The Human Resource Development Council (Hrdc) to The North West Province

Deputy President Mabuza will be accompanied by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Ms Naledi Pandor and Premier of North West, Prof Job Mokgoro and other senior government officials

Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) of South Africa, will on Friday, 21 September 2018, visit the North West Province to hold the 21st HRDC meeting at the ORBIT TVET College in Rustenburg. The meeting will receive a progress report…

Source: MainOne |

TE SubCom chosen to extend MainOne Cable System to francophone region

New landings designated for 7,000km submarine communications cable stretching from Portugal to West Africa

TE SubCom (http://www.TE.com/global-en/industries/subsea-communications.html), a TE Connectivity Ltd (http://www.TE.com/) company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that it has secured a contract from leading connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne(http://www.MainOne.net/), to extend its active submarine cable system into West Africa’s francophone region with two additional branches connecting…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will spur Africa’s industrialization and economic development, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA’s) David Luke

The AfCFTA helps promote the type of trade that produces sustainable growth, creates jobs for Africa’s youth, and establishes opportunities for nurturing Africa’s businesses and entrepreneurs

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a tool that countries can use to create opportunities for African businesses and through them drive the continent’s industrialization, economic diversification and development, says David Luke, Coordinator of the Africa Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). In…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank President Adesina urges Canada to be present at Africa’s investment table

Adesina made the call while meeting with 80 leading representatives of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce in Toronto

African Development Bank President (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, on Wednesday urged Canadian business leaders to “be part of the action and seize investment opportunities on the continent.” Adesina made the call while meeting with 80 leading representatives of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Commerce in Toronto. Promoting the Bank’s upcoming Africa Investment…

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Strengthening of Economic ties is important to South Africa -Ambassador Dlomo

Dlomo was speaking on the sidelines of the investment mission that is currently underway in Japan

Strengthening of economic ties, partnerships and cooperation with other countries is important to the South African government and private sector. To this end, the South African government regards the Japan-South Africa bilateral economic relations as strategic and reaching out to Japan is a priority. This was said by the South…