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High Net-Worth Investors driving Hospitality Sector in Francophone Africa

According to Derycycke, the market is very active with global and regional brands “targeting hotel openings in the majority of the region’s major cities”

Francophone Africa’s burgeoning hospitality market continues to be a critical opportunity for “global hospitality brands and investors,” says the host of the second annual bilingual FrancoReal Property Investment Forum, Kfir Rusin. Taking place in Abidjan on 29 & 30 October 2019, the Summit is hosted by the continent’s leading pan-African…

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    • Panel on young entrepreneurs: Panel discussion on „Dreaming big and chasing the money“ with (f.l.) Head of Collabora- tion GCAF Sannssi Cissé, Founder and CEO Etudesk Lamine Barro, Founder of Mangishi Kapase Musonda, CEO of MyAfricanStartUp Christian Kamayou, Founder of BriterBridges Dario Giuliani as well as Founder and CEO of ARED Henri Nyakarundi.
    • Workshop with Startups: CEO GreenTec Capital Partners Erick Yong trains Start-ups with regards to investment readiness.
    • Investor Panel: Panel discussion on „Demystifying Investment in African Entrepreneurship” with (f.l.) IFC Country Manager Côte d’Ivoire Olivier Buyoya, CEO NamProFund Kauna Ndilula, Investor Frank Dupuis, CEO GreenTec Capital Partners Erick Yong and Chef de Projet of the Delegation Générale à l’Entrepre- nariat Rapide Thierno Sakho.
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Beginning of October the GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation (GCAF) and the Land of African Business (Le LAB) co-organized the #EntrepreneursOnTheMove conference in Abidjan to catalyze investments for African entrepreneurs

Start-ups, business leaders, investors, and government officials involved in entrepreneurship participated in this 3 days event

#EOM is a new platform for building capacity of entrepreneurs while mobilizing key enablers and investors in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems in Africa: Start-ups, business leaders, investors, and government officials involved in entrepreneurship participated in this 3 days event: Signing of a MoU between GCAF ( https://GreenTec-Foundation.org/) and Digital Africa,…

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First WATT Renewables winners of Renewable Energy Forum 2019 co-organized by the African Development Bank

The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable energy solutions

First WATT Renewables were winners of the 4th West African Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing (WAFCCEF) contest, held on Thursday 26 September in Abidjan and co-organized by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). The company, based in Canada, is a private sector clean-energy technology producer and supplier of sustainable…

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Inaugural Forum paves the way for Sustainable Fertilizer Financing in the West Africa region

A major outcome of the forum was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the West Africa Fertilizer Association and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Key stakeholders in West Africa’s fertilizer sector are calling for more action to support the industry, which is central to the continent’s agricultural revolution. The call came out of the first West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum, organized by the African Fertilizer Financing Mechanism and partners, and held at the African…

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African Development Bank and partners launch pilot Cities Diagnostics tool in five cities

The tool includes key environmental and urban sustainability indicators as well as disaster risk and vulnerability, and urban footprint growth

“The urban opportunities far outweigh the challenges,” said Prof. Davis G. Mwamfupe, the Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania, during his message to the Cities Leadership workshop, launching the City Diagnostics for five pilot cities in Africa, held on the 25th and 26th September 2019 in Abidjan. Five cities were chosen for…

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Kenya: African Development Bank Group approves loans of €209m for expansion of ‘Great North Road’

The five-year project will convert the 84km Kenol–Sagana–Marua Road in central and eastern Kenya from a two-way single carriageway into a dual bypass

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved loans of around €209 million to fund the expansion of a highway that links major economic hubs in Kenya. The approval was granted on 26 September during a meeting at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The total…

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MainOne lands submarine cable in Cote D’Ivoire

The Grand Bassam landing which follows the recent completion of the landing in Dakar Senegal will extend the reach of the cable into Cote D’Ivoire and neighboring countries

MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has finally landed its submarine cable in Grand Bassam, Cote D’Iviore, which is the final leg of the ongoing expansion to reach Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire. The Grand Bassam landing which follows the recent completion of the landing in Dakar Senegal will extend the reach of the cable…

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Top Investment Hospitality Markets Released

In East Africa, the Top Investment Hospitality Markets are Kampala, Addis Ababa, and Dar es Salaam

Acknowledged as one of the continent’s leading hospitality investment experts, Wayne Troughton of HTI Consulting shared unique insights on the Top 5 and Bottom 5 Hospitality Investment markets in Africa ahead of the 10th annual African Property Investment (API) Summit (www.APISummit.co.za) in Johannesburg on 2 & 3 October. Recognised as…

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Côte d'Ivoire and Kenya named rising stars of global trade

African economies come first and third in the Standard Chartered Trade20 Index, which identifies the markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth

Côte d'Ivoire is the market that has most rapidly improved its trade growth potential over the past decade, according to new research from Standard Chartered (www.SC.com). The Trade20 index, which identifies the 20 rising stars of trade, places African markets Côte d'Ivoire in the top spot, and Kenya at number…

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African Development Bank to host first West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum

The Forum, “Fostering Fertilizer Future” will discuss the financing needs of the fertilizer value chain and appropriate financing products

What: West Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum When: 30 September – 01 October 2019 Who: African Development Bank, Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism, West Africa Fertilizer Association Location: Babacar N’Diaye Auditorium, African Development Bank Group Head Office, Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire Time: 08.30 am (30 September) Full programme is also attached The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/),…