Orange Middle East and Africa
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Orange Digital Center inaugurated in Guinea Bissau to train young people in digital skills, boost their employability and encourage innovative entrepreneurship

This initiative responds to the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, targeting 6 sustainable development goals

Orange (https://www.Orange.com/en) is proud to inaugurate today the Orange Digital Center (ODC) Guinea-Bissau, an ecosystem dedicated to the development of digital skills to promote innovation, strengthen the employability of young people and support local entrepreneurship. The ceremony is taking place in the presence of high-level political authorities, including the Minister…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Guinea Bissau on Sixth Review of Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

The initial arrangement was approved by the IMF Executive Board for a total amount of SDR 28.4 million (about US$ 37.3 million)

The IMF and Guinea Bissau have reached staff-level agreement on economic policies that could support the sixth review of the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). Once the review is approved by IMF Management and completed by the IMF Executive Board, Guinea Bissau will have access to about US$ 7.2 million; The…

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Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) High-Level Mission to Guinea to discuss the development of the Amilcar Cabral Submarine Information Technology (IT) Cable project

The objectives of the project are to enhance international telecommunications capacity, improve access to digital services and provide essential redundancy to guarantee broadband internet resilience

The Amilcar Cabral IT cable project aims to connect Cabo Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, and Sierra Leone through a submarine cable network. The objectives of the project are to enhance international telecommunications capacity, improve access to digital services and provide essential redundancy to guarantee broadband internet resilience. Within…

Source: The World Bank Group |

New Data: Private Sector Pumps $86B into Infrastructure in Low- to Middle-Income Nations

Despite the decline in total investment, more countries received private investments in infrastructure across a wider sample of projects

New World Bank data finds that private infrastructure investment in low- and middle-income countries totaled $86 billion in 2023. Investments declined 5% compared with 2022, however, were on par with the previous five-year average. Despite the decline in total investment, more countries received private investments in infrastructure across a wider…

President of the Republic of Kenya
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Kenya-Guinea Bissau Revamping Trade Ties

President Ruto said Kenya and Guinea-Bissau are keen on implementing the Memorandum of Understanding that established a Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) signed in 2022

Kenya and Guinea-Bissau are implementing far-reaching policies that will boost trade between the two countries. President William Ruto said while the current trade volume between the two countries is low, there is potential for improvement. He cited the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement that is poised to enhance commerce.…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Guinea Bissau on Fourth and Fifth Reviews of Extended Credit Facility Arrangement

Conclusion of the Fourth and Fifth Reviews by the IMF Executive Board, tentatively scheduled for mid-May 2024, would enable the disbursement of SDR 6.17 million (about US$ 8.2 million), bringing total disbursement under the arrangement to SDR 19.44 million

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Jose Gijon, Mission Chief for Guinea Bissau, held videoconferences and meetings in Bissau during February 28– March 11, 2024, to discuss macroeconomic policies in the context of the Fourth and Fifth Reviews of the ECF arrangement [[1]]. The initial arrangement was…

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A travelling theatre in Guinea-Bissau sparks conversations and changes minds about gender-based violence

To help counter practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage, 25 actors from the National Ballet, the Nossa Patria Amada, performed three plays at local markets

“The piece on forced marriage touched my soul, because I am a victim of this harmful practice,” said Domingas* in Quinhamel, in the western Biombo region of Guinea-Bissau. “I speak with my mother every single day about my marriage to an older man, but she always says ‘these are our…

Source: African Union (AU) |

The African Union Strongly Condemns Violence in Guinea Bissau

The Chairperson calls on the government and all national stakeholders to prioritise dialogue in the furtherance of peace and to respect the Constitution to ensure the preservation of stability and unity of the country

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, strongly condemns the recent violence in Guinea Bissau, perpetrated by elements of the National Guard. The Chairperson equally notes with concern the dissolution of the National Assembly. The Chairperson calls on the government and all national stakeholders to prioritise…

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The Future of Natural Gas a Key Topic at MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2023

A panel discussion during the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power conference this November will spotlight the future of natural gas in the evolving energy landscape, addressing geopolitics, regulation, pricing, and energy storage technologies

The MSGBC region is poised to become a global gas hub owing to its substantial proven resources, million-ton-projects and strategic location. With a major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project coming online in 2024 and new exploration campaigns kicking off, the region’s premier energy, the MSGBC Oil, Gas & Power 2023…