Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber calls for better fiscal terms and incentives to encourage exploration

In 2020, hundreds of blocks and acreages will be up for grab across Africa, from Senegal to Nigeria to Somalia

In its latest African Energy Outlook 2020, the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) calls for sustained fiscal reforms to attract capital and technology into exploration in the continent. In 2020, hundreds of blocks and acreages will be up for grab across Africa, from Senegal to Nigeria to Somalia. Competition will be…

Centurion Law Group
Source: Centurion Law Group |

Zion Adeoye on the importance of the legal profession to African economic development

Zion holds an Bachelor of Legislative Law (LLB) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Bachelor of Law (BL) from the Nigerian Law School

Centurion Law Group’s (https://CenturionLG.com/) Senior Associate Zion Adeoye is an oil and gas specialist who has focused his career on energy law and finance. He is the Country Relations Lead for South Sudan at Centurion Law Group. He has been a key legal advisor on over 25 oil and gas…

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Charge d'Affaires a.i. of the Chinese Embassy Mr. Wang Bangfu Attends the 10th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute at Uiversity of Botswana

Mr. Wang pointed out that exchanges and mutual learning among civilization form an important drive for human progress and global peace and development

On 25th November 2019, Mr. Wang Bangfu, Charge d'Affaires a.i. of the Chinese Embassy in Botswana was invited to attend the 10th Anniversary of the Confucius Institute at the University of Botswana (CIUB). Prof. David Norris, Vice Chancellor of University of Botswana, Prof. Jiang Mingjun, Deputy President of Shanghai Normal…

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Equatorial Guinea Announces $1 Billion in Projects for ‘Year of Investment 2020’

The projects were announced during a press conference at the 2nd Gas Exporting Countries Forum International Gas Seminar on Wednesday

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima revealed several capital-intensive projects as part of Equatorial Guinea’s upcoming 2020 Year of Investment initiative; Notable projects open for investment include the construction of three in-country oil refineries, liquefied petroleum gas strategic tanks, a Urea plant and the expansion of a…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2019 Article IV Mission to Botswana

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Mr. Papa N’Diaye, visited Gaborone during November 13-27 to hold discussions for the 2019 Article IV Consultation with Botswana

Growth is expected to slow to about 3½ percent in 2019, due to weaknesses in the diamond market, a severe drought, and slower growth in neighboring countries. In 2020, it is expected to rise to 4.2 percent as the diamond market normalizes and copper production comes into stream; Fiscal consolidation…

African Energy Chamber
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African Energy Chamber | African Energy Outlook 2020

The African Energy Chamber is set to release its African Energy Outlook for 2020

What is the African Energy Outlook 2020? A comprehensive overview of the oil and gas sector across sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the strategic, operational and investment trends in the industry. Key insights Strategic: The low oil price environment is forcing African producers to sharpen their competitive edge. Several…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

United Nations in South Africa Calls for Support for the President’s Plan as it Marks 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

This year, the UN’s commemoration of 16 Days will focus on galvanising support for the President’s Emergency Plan of Action on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

The United Nations in South Africa will join government, civil society and the private sector in marking 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence starting on 25 November on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This year, the UN’s commemoration of 16 Days will focus on…

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A Tanzanian Delegation at Water Technology and Environment Control (WATEC) 2019 led by Prof. Kitila A. Mkumbo, PS to the Ministry of Water

The WATEC event is an important and central part of the branding and marketing process of the Israeli water industry

WATEC 2019 is being held on November 18-21, 2019 at the InterContinental David Tel Aviv Hotel, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of participants from around the world. Thousands of guests from around the world came to Israel to attend the WATEC 2019, which include conferences, exhibition and professional discussions. Among the…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

A historic moment as the Ethiopian Parliament goes blue to mark World Children’s Day

Ethiopia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1991 and it has also incorporated into domestic laws

On the eve of World Children’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 20 November, the House of Peoples’ Representatives lights up in blue to signify Ethiopia’s support for child rights. Countries across the world are lighting up their national landmark buildings…