Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

New study reveals economic toll of malnutrition to the Gambia's economy

Malnutrition rates are in decline and the country is on target to meet the government’s National Development Programme’s nutrition target of reducing stunting to 12.5 percent

The economy of The Gambia is losing 3.96 billion Gambian Dalasi (US$83 million) a year – about 5.1 percent of the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study released in Banjul today. The multi-agency Cost of Hunger in Africa…

Source: Bench Events |

Revealed: what’s fuelling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa

Across Africa, hotel development remains important in most advanced economies

Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. Over the last four rolling quarters, as of September 2019, Accor, Hilton, Marriott International and Radisson Hotel Group have…

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Atlantic Methanol Production Company to create a methanol-to-gasoline and derivatives unit to further monetize domestic gas produced in Equatorial Guinea

Atlantic Methanol Production Company (AMPCO) is part of a series of foreign investors planning to increase their investment in Equatorial Guinea this year

The Atlantic Methanol Production Company (AMPCO), which runs one of Africa’s largest methanol plant on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea, has decided to support the ongoing Year of Investment initiative and invest in the expansion and diversification of the country’s downstream sector. This was discussed during a meeting in Malabo…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

U.S.- Cameroonian Military Cooperation Broadens and Matures

The United States has made significant contributions to Cameroon’s maritime security

Starting in January 2020, the United States began its one-year secretariat of the G7++ Friends of Gulf of Guinea Group, with Gabon serving as co-secretariat.  This group coordinates the support of international partners for the maritime security standards agreed upon by West and Central African heads of state at a…

Centurion Law Group
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Centurion Law Group leads market entry of Turkish Airlines in Equatorial Guinea

As part of its mission to open new routes and expand its fleet in 2020, Turkish Airlines has added Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to its route network

Pan-African law firm Centurion Law Group (www.CenturionLG.com), leads the entry of Turkish Airlines into Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Operations on the new route will commence 7 February 2020; The entry of Turkish Airlines into Equatorial Guinea supports the objectives of the Year of Investment Initiative led by the Ministry of Mines…

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Africa Oil & Power launches Renewables, African LNG and Energy Finance Events at Africa Oil & Power 2020 in Cape Town

This year’s event will have a major focus on the driving factors behind Africa’s energy transition

Africa Oil & Power (https://AfricaOilandPower.com/) 2020 highlights African integration across borders throughout the entire energy value chain; AOP 2020 welcomes presidents, ministers, national oil company and utility heads, IPP and renewables executives and more for the fifth edition of Africa’s Energy Conference; This year’s event will have a major focus…

Source: The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) |

Capitalism for everyone: The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd (MCB) join forces with the AFRICA CEO FORUM to rethink the role of Africa’s private sector

With the role of capitalism sparking intense debate around the world and as the need to “do good” becomes increasingly pressing in Africa, 1,800 leading decision-makers from industry, finance and politics will come together in Abidjan to boost the impact of African companies

The eighth edition of the largest international gathering of the African private sector will be held on 9 to 10 March 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; With the role of capitalism sparking intense debate around the world and as the need to “do good” becomes increasingly pressing in Africa, 1,800 leading…

African Energy Chamber
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African Energy Chamber encouraged by Kosmos Energy on Recent Appointment of New West Africa Regional Director

African Energy Chamber demands more action from International Oil Companies (IOC's) and Governments on empowering women in Oil and Gas

The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) is encouraged by Kosmos Energy’s appointment of Senegalese national Khady Dior Ndiaye as Vice President and Regional Director for West Africa. The appointment is a very positive step towards promoting women in leadership positions in the oil sector and recognising the extremely talented energy leaders…

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H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima kicks off Year of Investment with Several Meetings and Agreements in Abu Dhabi

The delegation of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) held several bilateral meetings and discussions with heads of national oil companies

H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, officially kicked off the country’s Year of Investment initiative during the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi. The delegation of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) held several bilateral meetings and discussions with heads…

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Is waste the future?

How Africa is making the most of waste

VA BizHive: Ventures Africa releases the second edition of its business series—Is waste the future? Ventures Africa (VenturesAfrica.com), an online news platform and community that produces stories about an evolving Africa, has released the second edition of its business series, Ventures Africa BizHive. The quarterly digital magazine covers news analysis and…