Source: Embassy of Denmark in Ghana |

Anti-corruption conference kicks off in Denmark with strong Ghanaian team present

The first day of the anti-corruption conference in Copenhagen is over

“Now is the time to act!” That is the message of the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which was opened Monday by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The conference is cohosted by Transparency International and the government of Denmark and brings together more than 1,500 participants…

EnergyNet Ltd.
Source: EnergyNet Ltd. |

EnergyWeek Morocco to welcome 400 energy decision-makers to Marrakech this November to discuss power projects in North & West Africa

The event is a platform for decision-makers in the energy sector to discuss the progress of regional power projects in North & West Africa

EnergyWeek Morocco will take place from 14-15th November in Marrakech. The event is a platform for decision-makers in the energy sector to discuss the progress of regional power projects in North & West Africa Two separate investment meetings will be hosted within this week - the 3rd annual Africa Renewable…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank, Government of Kenya to Discuss Disability Inclusive Education in Africa

It is estimated that fewer than 10 percent of children with disabilities in Africa attend school

The World Bank, in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UNICEF, will conduct a Technical Learning Session on Inclusive Education from October 23 – 25, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event is co-hosted by the Government of Kenya. It is estimated that fewer than 10 percent…

Winston & Strawn LLP
Source: Winston & Strawn LLP |

Leading Emerging Markets Team of Tom Trimble and John Bryant Joins Winston, Expanding Reach in Africa and LATAM

These most recent high-profile hires underscore Winston’s commitment to aggressively expanding its transactional practice and to broadening its reach in the energy markets, including Africa

Winston & Strawn LLP (www.Winston.com) is pleased to announce the addition of leading emerging markets attorneys Thomas B. (Tom) Trimble as partner and John David Bryant as counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and as members of Winston’s corporate practice. Trimble focuses on project finance and private equity, counseling…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Afe Babalola University Confers Honorary Doctorate Degree on African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

In his acceptance address, Adesina lauded the Institution as an epitome of academic excellence commended its high standards of discipline

The Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti,  Nigeria, has conferred a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa on the President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina in recognition of his immense contributions to socio-economic development on the continent. John Olachy Momoh, Chairman of Channels Media Group, Nigeria’s multi award-winning television station…

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Ministers endorse continental report on population and development issues in Africa

Africa needs to invest well to reap a dividend from its increasing youth population

Ministers and senior government officials-in-charge of population in Africa met in Accra, Ghana, from 4 to 5 October 2018 and endorsed a continental report of the five-year review of the implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD).  The AADP, a key framework for addressing population and…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

British High Commissioner's speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

Welcome everyone. Your excellency The Vice President of Ghana Dr. Bawumia, Honorable Minister of Finance, Honorable Minister of Trade, Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade & Export promotion in the UK, Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public in the Policy Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University,…

Source: Canada - The Prime Minister's Office |

Governor General of Canada to visit Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, and Nigeria

The state visit is an opportunity for the Governor General to meet with national leaders, and deepen Canada’s relationships with these three countries

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will visit Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Nigeria, from October 23 to 30, 2018. The state visit is an opportunity for the Governor General to meet with national leaders, and deepen…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion delivered a speech at the UK-Ghana Investment Summit in Accra

Your excellencies The President and Vice President of Ghana, Honorable Minister, High Commissioners, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning. Thank you. I am delighted to be here in Accra to welcome you all here to this first UK-Ghana Investment Summit (Ghana). It is the culmination of a great deal…

Africa Oil Week
Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa Oil Week’s content-rich programme has expanded

Brand new for 2018 is the Africa Oil Week (AOW) Prospect Forum

Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com), the leading international oil and gas event set to take place in Cape Town, South Africa on the 5 – 9 November 2018, will build on 25 years of success by adding a host of sessions and initiatives to their conference programme tailored towards driving transactions,…