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Private Sector Joins IOM to Enhance Skills of Gambian Returnees

On Tuesday 19 March 2019, the trainees formally graduated from their three-month training in construction, carpentry, electronics, mechanics, plumbing, tailoring, welding and many other sectors

Abba Wollow left The Gambia in 2016 with hopes of reaching Europe. “I left The Gambia because the small garage I was working on was not enough to support my family,” he explained. “I left to find something better for them.” Instead his journey ended in Libya, where he stayed…

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Policy, Trade and the Private Sector in the Digital Era to dominate debate as Conference of African Ministers kicks off in Marrakesh

The conference will also provide a platform for delegates to review fiscal policies for the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

The annual Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development - COM2019 (www.UNECA.org/CFM2019) - kicked off in Marrakesh on Wednesday, with emphasis on the importance of digitalisation in enhancing African economies as the continent celebrates the first anniversary of the highly hailed and historic…

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Equatorial Guinea Pushes Growth and Diversification via Year of Energy Initiative, Eyes Tourism and Services Expansion

In April Equatorial Guinea will welcome new oil and gas operators, aims to reach financial close on major gas infrastructure and continues 2019 licensing round

At III Oil & Gas Meeting Day, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons promotes Year of Energy 2019 (www.YearofEnergy2019.com) events, including APPO CAPE VII Congress on April 2-5; Minister emphasizes that Equatorial Guinea aims to diversify its economy into services and tourism, calls for investment and exchange of experience; In April…

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Experts tease out kingpin role of digitization for Africa’s revenue harvest

The experts mainly evoked questions of speed and productivity, governance, timeliness and cybersecurity associated with digitizing fiscal regimes

Digitization has been variously described as pivotal in ramping-up revenue collection for financing Africa’s development. This convergence of views characterized discussions at one of the plenary debates of the 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, taking place in Marrakech,…

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Canon Saudi Arabia inaugurates its offices and business solutions showrooms in the Kingdom

Canon Saudi Arabia’s direct presence to support growing demand for business solutions that enhance economic diversification and competitiveness

Canon Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of Canon Middle East (CME) (https://bit.ly/2CrQy2s), officially opens its first office and business solutions showroom in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The company was formed in partnership with Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Brothers (AZAQ) in June 2018, and with two additional offices and…

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African countries can do better with improved fiscal policy, says Songwe

A typical economy on the continent, she said, collects just about 16 percent of GDP in taxes, with the exception of countries like Morocco which collect at least 25 percent

The 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development opened in Marrakesh, Morocco, Wednesday with a clarion call for African countries to improve their fiscal policy and expand their tax base so they can ably fund their developmental processes. In…

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NBA and Youtube Partner to Launch Live Games on League’s First Channel Dedicated to Fans in Sub-Saharan Africa

New NBA Africa YouTube Channel to Broadcast Live Primetime Games Each Week and Celebrate Africa’s Impact on the NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com) and YouTube (https://www.YouTube.com) today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to featuring two live games per week in primetime for the rest of the 2018-19 season, including the Playoffs, Conference Finals and The…

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    • Regional Commissioner for Dar es salaam, Mr. Paul Makonda (Centre) with Regional Manager of QNET for sub-Saharan Africa, Biram Fall (left) and QNET Agent-Tanzania, Edward Mkony (Right) during opening celebrations of QNET Expo 2019 in Dar es salaam
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QNET offers a platform to ‘Work hard, benefit and bring about change’

Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and services over the weekend at Mlimani City Mall in Dar es Salaam

Residents showed an amazing mobilization as Thousands attend QNETs (www.QNET.net) 2-days Absolute Living Expo in Dar es Salaam; public benefits from products and business opportunities; QNET Expo caravan sets for Kumasi, Ghana on the 23rd and 24th March. Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and…

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While leading Oil Industry Working Visit to Nigeria, NJ Ayuk calls for industry collaboration on local content development and improved governance

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer with a massive investment potential in oil

Centurion CEO and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org), NJ Ayuk, is leading an industry delegation to Nigeria this week to meet various oil industry players. On landing in Lagos, he called for more industry collaboration on key issues pertaining to Nigeria’s oil & gas industry, including local…

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IMF Staff Completes the Third Review Mission to Seychelles

Economic growth reached 4.1 percent, reflecting increased tourism earnings and stronger output in the fishing industry

Seychelles’ macroeconomic performance continued to be strong in 2018; economic growth reached 4.1 percent, the 2018 primary fiscal surplus stood at 3.2 percent of GDP; delays in the implementation of Air Seychelles’ restructuring plan could undermine government’s efforts to sustain strong fiscal primary surpluses and jeopardize medium-term public debt reduction…