Year of Energy
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African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) Secretary General Pushes Africa-wide Cooperation, Reforms to 18-Member Petroleum Producers’ Organization

African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) members will meet in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the Cape VII Exhibition and Conference from April 1-5

The Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers Organization (https://YearOfEnergy2019.com/APPO/) is calling for meaningful intra-African trade and cooperation; APPO members will meet in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the Cape VII Exhibition and Conference from April 1-5; New APPO reforms aim to increase the organization’s influence on the international stage  The Secretary General…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector

That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when women are involved in decision making, agreements on the environment are more likely to be ratified and projects around natural resources, such…

Siemens AG
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Digitalization inspires a sustainable business opportunity in Alexandra Township

Siemens is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society

The Digital Transformation of enterprise and society is changing the way people work and how we function. Siemens (https://www.Siemens.com) is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society. Partnership with Legae Larona, 100% Black owned Women Enterprise, to create proudly South Africa merchandise using a data visualization of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in…

Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky Lab shares Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) 2018 Financial Insights and Predictions for 2019

Kaspersky Lab recorded a 4-fold increase in cryptomining attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region from 3.5 million in 2017 to 13 million in 2018

The past year has been extremely eventful in terms of the digital threats faced by financial institutions: cybercrime groups have used new infiltration techniques, and the geography of attacks has become more extensive. According to the KSN statistics by Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com), the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes Fourth Reviews under an Extended Credit Facility and Extended Fund Facility for Côte d’Ivoire and Approves US$133.7 Million Disbursement

The country’s economic outlook remains robust, with growth projected at about 7½ percent in 2018–19

The budget deficit is projected to converge to the WAEMU regional norm of 3 percent of GDP in 2019; the program aims to achieve a sustainable balance of payments position, enhance domestic revenue mobilization, ensure debt sustainability, and foster inclusive growth and poverty reduction. On December 12, 2018, the Executive…

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
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Smaller African nations should not fear but embrace African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Songwe

Ms. Songwe said the ECA is strongly committed to continue supporting African Union (AU) member States towards the successful realization of the AfCFTA

Smaller African economies should not fear the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) but rather embrace the accord for the benefits it will bring to the continent through expanded intra-African trade, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe. In a speech read on her behalf at the…

ROAM
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Nine of ten Africans unqualified for the Jobs they apply to

Research conducted by the ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) Group shows that many Africans who apply for a job are not qualified in the first place

Close to 90% of applicants that apply to a job position are objectively not a match to the role advertised. This is caused less by a shortage of jobs, but a fundamental misunderstanding of job requirements, both from employers and candidates. This has been uncovered by research conducted by ROAM…

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South Africa deposits the Instrument of Ratification of the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

The deposit of the instrument means that South Africa has formally and legally committed to theTripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) on the margins of the African Union Ministers of Trade meeting taking place in Cairo, Egypt from 12-13 December 2018. The TFTA comprises three regional economic blocks – the Common Market for…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Home Affairs Minister to assess operations at OR Tambo International Airport and brief Media on UN Conference on Global Compact on Migration

OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) is one of South Africa’s busiest ports of entry, particularly during peak periods like the festive season

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, is scheduled to interact with travellers and immigration officials on Thursday 13 December 2018, at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA). He will assess festive season operations and how recent amendments to immigration regulations are impacting on travellers. ORTIA is one of South…