Africa Oil & Power Conference
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South Africa’s Former Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe appointed to reassure African counterparts

President Cyril Ramaphosa is determined to assure fellow African countries that the government is taking every necessary step to ensure a safe and secure South Africa

A team of Presidential Special Envoys departed South Africa on Monday to visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia to deliver a message of solidarity from President Cyril Ramaphosa;The Special Envoy consists of South Africa’s former Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mmabolo…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff completes First Review under the Staff-Monitored Program for Somalia

The IMF team and the Somali authorities reached a staff-level agreement on the completion of the first review

Somali authorities and IMF staff reach a staff-level agreement on the completion of the first review of the fourth Staff-Monitored Program (SMP IV); authorities’ continued strong commitment to economic and financial reform is supporting satisfactory performance under SMP IV. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Allison Holland visited…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

Statement at the End of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Visit to Malawi

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Pritha Mitra, Mission Chief for Malawi, visited Lilongwe from September 10-17, 2019

Malawi’s recent economic performance has been favorable despite the impact of Cyclone Idai; Economic growth is expected to strengthen to about 4.5 percent in 2019 supported by a rebound in agriculture in most of the country and reconstruction of infrastructure damaged by the cyclone; Inflation is expected to remain in…

Canon
Source: Canon |

Canon to operate production-level implementation of the Free Viewpoint Video System and provide highlight footage of Rugby World Cup 2019

These video highlights feature viewpoints and angles not possible with conventional cameras, effectively conveying the thrill of such sports as rugby

Canon Inc. (Global.canon) announced today that during seven matches of Rugby World Cup 2019, to be held from September 20 to November 2, the company will provide highlight footage created by the Free Viewpoint Video System to the International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS). These video highlights feature viewpoints and angles…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Second UK-Morocco Strategic Dialogue held in Rabat

Ministers also discussed the Africa Investment Summit to be held in London on 20 January 2020

Today (Tuesday 17 September), the second UK-Morocco Strategic Dialogue was held in Rabat, attended by Middle East Minister Dr Andrew Murrison and Trade Policy Minister Conor Burns. The session was opened by Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and the Moroccan delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Mounia Boucetta. As well…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Vibrant discussions take place around Kenya's African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) strategy

About 60 participants attended the two-day event in Nairobi

To accelerate the implementation of the AfCFTA, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Trademark EastAfrica and the Kenya State Department for Trade organised a Forum together to discuss the draft national strategy for Kenya to harness the benefits of the AfCFTA. About 60 participants attended the two-day event in Nairobi.…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Democratic Republic of Congo conducts national consultation on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

AfCFTA is an important lever to increase the production capacity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and unlock its commercial potential

By establishing a single market of 1.2 billion individuals representing $ 2.5 trillion of cumulative GDP, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an important lever to increase the production capacity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and unlock its commercial potential. It also offers the prospect of…

Bench Events
Source: Bench Events |

Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) delegates will run for charity with Haile Gebrselassie

AHIF’s charity sponsor, Derba MIDROC Cement, and AHIF’s organiser, Bench Events, have each pledged to make a donation

Delegates at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.AHIF.com) will have the chance to go running with the Ethiopian Olympic gold medallist and four-time World Championship title holder, Haile Gebrselassie, to raise money for charity. On the morning of September 25th, Haile will lead the way around a loop inside…

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Africa Logistics Properties holds Supply Chain Networking Breakfast Forum to tackle current challenges in the East African Region

The event brought together key stakeholders in the Logistics and Supply Chain sector with the aim of generating industry solutions

Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) (http://www.AfricaWareHouses.com/), a modern warehousing solutions company hosted a Supply Chain Networking Breakfast Forum in celebration of it’s second anniversary since the completion of phase one - ALP North at Tatu City’s Industrial Park. The event brought together key stakeholders in the Logistics and Supply Chain sector…

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Mixed-use is the key to funding hotel development in Africa

JLL’s research into global property transactions reveals that in the first half of 2019, there was a 42% increase in the value of mixed-use property transactions

A new report from JLL (www.JLL.com), the world’s largest professional services firm specialising in real estate, has revealed that people seeking to finance a new hotel project in Africa will be much more successful if their hotel is part of a mixed-use development. JLL’s research into global property transactions reveals…