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Orange Middle East and Africa publishes "Seeds of Change" its 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report

The millions of opportunities available to young people, women and entrepreneurs through our free initiatives for inclusion are also seeds of change

Orange Middle East and Africa (OMEA) (www.Orange.com) is firmly rooted in the regions it serves. It is driven by responsible and ethical corporate governance and is constantly innovating. It relies on reliable infrastructure that fosters the development of value-creating technologies and services. These technologies are being deployed with a low-carbon,…

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    • Natural Gas, the Right Transition Fuel for South Africa (By NJ Ayuk)
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Natural Gas, the Right Transition Fuel for South Africa (By NJ Ayuk)

South Africa’s ongoing power shortages highlight the urgent need to tap into its natural gas resources, a cleaner-burning fuel that can bridge the energy gap while facilitating a transition to renewables and a lower-carbon future

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org). A recent policy brief, “Natural Gas as a Transition Fuel in South Africa,” produced by Eye for Business, minced no words concerning the need to access and use that plentiful underground resource. As stated up front, “Among alternatives, there is a…

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    • Next Generation of Energy Leaders to Drive Transformation at the African Energy Week (AEW) 2024
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Next Generation of Energy Leaders to Drive Transformation at the African Energy Week (AEW) 2024

African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy will feature a Youth Energy Roundtable, advocating for increased youth participation in Africa’s energy industry

With Africa serving as a dynamic hub for oil and gas, renewable energy and cutting-edge technologies, the participation of youth in the sector is crucial to bringing in new perspectives, fostering innovation and effecting policies that drive inclusive growth. The African Energy Week (AEW): Invest in African Energy 2024 conference,…

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Communique adopted at the Sudan Women’s Dialogue

Expressing regret that the warring parties have failed to date to implement the provisions of the Declaration of Commitments to Protect the Civilians of Sudan, signed in Jeddah on 10th May 2023

WE, the women of Sudan from women’s organisation, civil society, the private sector, gathered in Kampala, Uganda from 3-4 July 2024, on the occasion of the Sudan Women’s Peace Dialogue, convened by the African Union Commission through the Office of the Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, under the leadership…

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Agriculture, digital service, artisans and beekeeping offer path to jobs to refugees in Kenya

Kenya hosts over 770,000 refugees, with 288,000 in Turkana alone

County officials, business leaders and leading non-government organizations reviewed the findings of a study that looked at ways to create jobs and grow the economy in Turkana County. Turkana is home to Kakuma, one of the world’s largest refugee camps. But many people in Turkana are agro-pastoralists, giving few opportunities…

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Refugees, migrants face violence, abuse and death on routes across Africa, new data shows

Refugees and migrants continue to face extreme forms of violence, exploitation and death on sea and on land across Africa as they attempt to leave the continent, UN agencies said on Friday, in an appeal to border authorities to do more to protect them

Data from a new report by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, the UN migration agency IOM and the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) highlights the often under-reported perils facing vulnerable people on the move on dangerous land routes. Abuse along the route “Regardless of their status, migrants, refugees, seem to face serious human rights violations and…

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    • AfDB Vice President Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade (right) meets with Angolan Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Dr António Francisco de Assis ( centre) and AfDB Country Manager for Angola Pietro Toigo during an official visit. Angola, June 2024
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Angola: African Development Bank Vice President Akin-Olugbade on mission to boost development impact

The parties discussed the cooperation between Angola and the Bank and its priorities, which focus on accelerating economic diversification and job creation

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Vice-President for Regional delivery, Integration and Business Delivery, Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade has completed a mission to Angola in which she held several strategic, high-level dialogue sessions with authorities of the country. The talks provided the foundation for the implementation of the Bank’s new 2024-2029 Country Strategy Paper.…

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    • TotalEnergies’ Commitment to Local Content: A Key Driver of Economic Growth in Africa
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TotalEnergies’ Commitment to Local Content: A Key Driver of Economic Growth in Africa

With dedicated dialogue, impact assessment and socioeconomic development at the heart of its local content strategy, TotalEnergies aims to drive long-term and sustainable growth in Africa

With activities in 43 African countries, French major TotalEnergies is a central player in the continent’s oil and gas industry. TotalEnergies’ approach to local content development ensures that its operations in Africa not only harness untapped energy resources, but also contribute to local employment, capacity building and partnership formations. By…

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    • Several regions of Mauritania will benefit from the AfDB project, which aims to increase productivity, add value to agricultural products, boost women's incomes and support female entrepreneurship
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Mauritania: The African Development Bank grants $17 million to strengthen resilience of female market gardeners, add value to agricultural production and increase incomes of rural women

The project will directly benefit up to 22,200 households and will have indirect impact on nearly 90,000 people

The African Development Bank (ADB) Group (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors has approved a grant of $17 million to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania to implement the Project for Promotion of Gender-Sensitive Agricultural Value Chains and Women's Entrepreneurship (French acronym PCVASGEF) (http://apo-opa.co/3ztTpsd). This project is financed under the Global Agriculture and…

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    • Local Content in Oil & Gas: A Catalyst for Shared Growth in Namibia
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Local Content in Oil & Gas: A Catalyst for Shared Growth in Namibia

Ndapwilapo Selma Shimutwikeni, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Rich Africa Consulting, explores how Namibia's focus on local content is set to unleash a wealth of opportunities for the local population, building on recent breakthroughs in the upstream industry

In the oil and gas industry, local content refers to the development of local industries, workforce and resources to support the operations of international oil companies (IOC) within a country. For Namibia, fostering ‘Namibian Content’ can significantly enhance economic growth, social development and technological advancement. Leveraging Local Content to Drive…