Ghana Rugby Football Union
Source: Ghana Rugby Football Union |

Herbert Mensah puts his hand up for Rugby Africa Presidency

Herbert Mensah spoke about the nomination and about Rugby in Africa after the nomination was submitted

Mr Herbert Mensah, President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby, was nominated today by the Board of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) (https://GhanaRugby.org) for the position of President of the World Rugby continental body, Rugby Africa. Rugby Africa will be electing a new EXCO at an Annual General Meeting…

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF)
Source: Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) |

Rwanda: Rugby 2019 calendar released

However, the calendar is subject to change according to the national rugby federation

The national rugby federation has unveiled a list of competitions in its new season structure for the 2019 calendar, that will include the women’s sevens tournament to be played in April. However, one of the challenges that are likely to affect the scheduled calendar is the challenge of lack of enough…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cote d'Ivoire |

Coastal Resilience Project launches in Fresco – Cote d’Ivoire, to protect Ecosystems and improve lives of thousands

The Fresco coastal landscape includes the Fresco Lagoon and the upstream watershed consisting of the Bolo and Niouniourou rivers

A new Initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is being launched in Fresco, southern Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, February 13, to promote the wellbeing of households living in an area that is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and an urgent need to increase…

Source: Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) |

Investisseurs & Partenaires announces the second closing of the fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2

To date, I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2) has invested in four SMEs and aims to support more than thirty companies in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2022

The impact investing group Investisseurs & Partenaires (www.IETP.com), dedicated to small and medium-sized African companies, carried out the intermediate closing of its fund I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs 2 (IPAE 2), reaching a total amount of 75 million euros. To date, IPAE 2 has invested in four SMEs and aims to support…

Source: Amnesty International |

​​​Experts from around the world in Abidjan to adopt new guiding principles on the right to education

This landmark text promises to be the new reference point for governments, educators and education providers when debating the respective roles and duties of states and private actors in education

On 12-13 of February 2019, education and human rights experts will meet in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, for the adoption of guiding principles strengthening the right to access free quality public education in the context of growing private actor involvement in education.   This landmark text promises to be the new reference point for governments,…

Digital Afrique Telecom
Source: Digital Afrique Telecom |

Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) launches a smart card and ticketing system for over 700 buses of the leading Ivorian transport company (SOTRA)

This smart ticketing service allows each passenger of SOTRA, the Abidjan local bus company, to buy and top up a smart card online using the platform powered by DAT

Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) (www.DigitalAfriqueTelecom.com) announced the successful launch of a Smart Card and Ticketing system to enable Ivorian public transport users to board over 700 buses everyday through contactless cards. This smart ticketing service allows each passenger of SOTRA, the Abidjan local bus company, to buy and top up…

Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International continues expansion across Africa with three new deal signings

Anticipated new hotels will mark debut in Liberia while strengthening presence in Morocco and Ghana

From the Forum de l'Investissement Hôtelier Africain in Marrakech, Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) announced three new deal signings across North and West Africa, reinforcing the company’s commitment to expanding its presence across the continent. The new deal signings highlight the company’s growth in Morocco and Ghana, while marking its debut in Liberia.…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

CHANGE OF VENUE: African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit

The theme for this year’s African Economic Outlook is “Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity”

What: Presentation of the 2019 African Economic Outlook report When: 8 February 2019  Location: Small Conference Hall 1, AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Time: 8.30 – 10.30 am The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will present the 2019 edition of its flagship African Economic Outlook (https://bit.ly/2Djcpf8) (AEO) report on the sidelines of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank President Adesina confident of “very promising future” for continent

The Bank expects growth of 4% this year and 4.1% in 2020

"The future of our continent is looking very promising indeed," African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina declared in the opening words of his address to diplomats  at a lunch organised today, Tuesday, in Abidjan. Adesina referred to the Bank’s recent flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook 2019 (https://bit.ly/2yXn4pr), which noted that…

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

African Development Bank, Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS), sign agreement for study on Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway

The proposed Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway, a six-lane (3-lane dual) motorway, will connect the countries via Ghana (Accra), Togo (Lomé) and Benin (Cotonou)

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos in Nigeria, marking a new step in building regional integration and trade. The proposed Abidjan-Lagos…