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Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Intensified efforts and investments needed to keep famine at bay

Member Nations briefed on famine-fighting efforts in four at-risk countries

Preventing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen urgently requires intensified humanitarian support and further funding. That was the message of an event hosted by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme on the sidelines of FAO's Conference.   "The situation remains extremely dire," said…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the ECF Arrangement with Guinea-Bissau and Approves US$ 4.1 Million Disbursement

On July 6, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Guinea-Bissau’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The completion enables the release of SDR3.03 million (about US$4.1 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

Win an invitation to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and be the privileged journalist to cover the landmark event

As part of its CSR policy, APO Group gives every year the opportunity to African journalists and bloggers to attend exclusive events held in the largest cities of the continent

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com) is delighted to announce the launch of its prize draw to win an invitation at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.Africa-Conference.com). The prize draw reflects the company’s DNA and commitment to supporting journalism in Africa by responding to one of the biggest challenges local professionals face:…

Source: European Union Delegation to the African Union |

Media Advisory: European Investment Bank to confirm largest ever financing in Ethiopia

The announcement will be made on the first day of a two day official visit to Ethiopia by the Vice President of the European Investment Bank

What: Media are invited to attend the announcement of EIB support for multi-billion Birr private enterprise financing programme with the Development Bank of Ethiopia Who: Dr. Abraham Tekeste, Ethiopia's Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Pim van Ballekom, European Investment Bank Vice President, Getahun Nana, President of the Development Bank…

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

PwC’s 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ projects that South African hotel room revenue will grow by 10.1% in 2017 to R17.5 billion

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.co.za), says: “Africa’s hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic…

Source: ReadAFRICA.global |

African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity - A review of the book "BIG BARRELS"

Book Review by Funke Michaels, Curator, ReadAFRICA.global

BIG BARRELS has arrived very late. For many like myself, who struggled with the scarcity of positive Africa-specific case studies at business school; it’s about time, too. By showcasing examples of countries where the ‘Resource Curse’ is being overcome, NJ Ayuk and João Gaspar Marques have placed a finger right…

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

The Dti and DBSA to Host Madagascar Investors Conference

The Conference is aimed at promoting Madagascar as an investment destination and further profile the country’s economic opportunities

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the Madagascar Investors Conference that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). The Conference will be…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The Dti to Host Seminar on Investment Policy and Promotion in Sandton

The four-day seminar is intended to enable representatives of governments from South Africa, Lesotho and Zimbabwe to learn and become familiar with global best practices in investment policy formulation in order to support ongoing efforts to generate and harness Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

The Department of Trade and Industry, (the dti) in partnership with the World Bank will host a seminar on Partnership Investment Policy and Promotion at The Capital Empire Hotel, in Sandton, Gauteng from 12-15 June 2017. The four-day seminar is intended to enable representatives of governments from South Africa, Lesotho…

Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo
Source: Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo |

Top Real Estate Developments to be recognised at the Africa Property Investment Awards

The awards will recognise innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry

Africa’s premier real estate competition, the African Property Investment Awards (API Awards) will be launched at this year’s API Summit & Expo 2017 (www.APIsummit.co.za), taking place on the 24th August 2017, at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards will recognise innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire…

Simon Kolawolelive
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Source: Simon Kolawolelive |

What happened to transparency?

By Simon Kolawolelive

At the annual Nigerian jamboree to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, Dr. IbeKachikwu, the minister of state for petroleum resources, told a “world press conference” on May 5, 2017 that Nigeria’s refineries would soon have new investors. He said 26 investors had indicated interest in the epileptic…