Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa condemns attempted military coup d’état in Gabon

South Africa reaffirms the African Union principle of the total rejection of all unconstitutional change of power

South Africa has noted with grave concern the attempted coup d’état undertaken in the Republic of Gabon this morning (07 January 2019) by elements of the military. South Africa condemns in the strongest possible terms the attempted coup to overthrow the democratically elected Government in the Republic of Gabon.  In…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes the Third Review of Gabon’s Extended Arrangement and Approves US$99 Million Disbursement

Executive Board decision brings total International Monetary Fund (IMF) disbursements to Gabon to about US$395.9 million

The government’s reform program, supported by the IMF, aims to restore macroeconomic stability and lay the foundation for inclusive growth. On December 19, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Gabon’s economic program supported by an extended arrangement under the Extended Fund…

Forbes
Source: Forbes |

Forbes: The Gabonese Journalist Who Built A Multi-Million Dollar Media Relations Company

Forbes interviews the founder of APO Group, a leading media relations consulting firm and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East

Franco-Gabonese entrepreneur Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the founder of the APO Group (www.apo-opa.com), a leading media relations consulting firm and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East. The company, which Pompigne-Mognard founded in 2007, employs close to 80 employees across its offices in Switzerland, Dubai, Senegal and Hong…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gabon (November 28-30, 2018)

During the meeting, both sides discussed issues of bilateral and regional interest, including combating terrorism and development partnership

H. E. Mr. Regis Immongault, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, Francophonie and Regional Integration of Gabon visited India from 28-30 November, 2018. The minister called on the External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj on 30 November, 2018. During the meeting, both sides discussed issues of bilateral and regional interest, including…

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African Oil Producers must support Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) efforts to Restore Stability to the Oil Markets with Continued Production Cuts

The Chamber urges African producing nations, both those that are Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members and Non-OPEC members to speak up with one voice in support of OPEC’s policy on stabilizing the market

The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) urges the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other key global oil producers, including Russia, to continue with the historic production cuts at the December 6, 2018 OPEC meeting to stabilize the oil price. Oil prices have dropped by about 20 percent in November,…

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)
Source: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) |

Africities 8 Summit – Marrakech, November 20-24, 2018: The Highlights

The Africities Summit 2018 in Marrakech has proven itself to be the most important democratic gathering in Africa

An unprecedented participation of 8300 participants represented more than 77 countries, including 53 African countries and nearly 3,000 local elected representatives, mayors and other leaders of local and subnational governments. The Africities Summit 2018 (www.Africities.org) in Marrakech has proven itself to be the most important democratic gathering in Africa. Download Summary of Sessions Here https://bit.ly/2Aqgz0o " The Africities Summit gave a…

GMES and Africa
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Unlocking Africa’s Earth Observation Potential at the 1st Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES and Africa) Forum

Organized jointly by the African Union Commission and the government of Gabon, the Forum is the first gathering of all stakeholders involved in the GMES and Africa programme

The 1st Forum of the GMES and Africa (www.au.int/en/GMESAfrica) has kicked off in the Gabonese capital, Libreville. More than 400 delegates from Africa, Europe and other parts of the world have gathered to discuss new and innovative Earth Observation technologies supporting Africa’s socio-economic development. Organized jointly by the African Union…

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Liberia hosts 6th African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) Key Leader Meeting in partnership with U.S. Africa Command

21 African partner nations were in attendance

The African Partner Outbreak Response Alliance (APORA) is an initiative of senior African medical leaders to collectively prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. Liberia hosted the sixth APORA key leader meeting from November 12-15, 2018. The meeting was held in partnership with the Liberian Ministry of Defense and…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank to play bigger role in African economies by investing in infrastructure private equity

The Bank’s investment will also ensure the highest environmental and social standards are applied to Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF3)

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved its third equity investment of US$40 million in Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund (AIIF3), a closed-ended pan-African infrastructure fund managed by South Africa-based Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM). AIIM is one of Africa’s most experienced infrastructure fund managers. The…

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: a new bold vision tilts capital flows into Africa

The Forum highlighted a solid pipeline of projects and wealth of opportunities ready for investors

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others,” a saying goes. When African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina laid out his vision to tilt the flow of capital into Africa by convening the first transaction-based investment forum, many did not see what was coming ahead. One…