Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Presidential Election in the Republic of Madagascar

Statement by Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga

1. The Government of Japan welcomes that the presidential election in the Republic of Madagascar was held peacefully on last December 19th, and congratulates Mr. Andry Nirina RAJOELINA on his election as the next President on 8th January. 2. The Government of Japan expects the Republic of Madagascar to foster…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Canadian statement following Madagascar’s presidential election

Canada congratulates the people of Madagascar on their recent elections

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement following confirmation by the Madagascar’s High Constitutional Court of the results of the country’s presidential election. “Canada congratulates the people of Madagascar on their recent elections. We look forward to advancing our collaboration with President-elect Andry Rajoelina and his government. “We commend all involved…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Ramaphosa congratulates newly elected President of Madagascar

South Africa strongly supports national reconciliation, socio-economic development and a lasting political solution in Madagascar

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Madagascar for running a successful peaceful run-off presidential election which has seen Mr Andry Rajoelina emerging as the president of the country. President Ramaphosa wished President Elect Mr Rajoelina well in his term as the president of Madagascar. He also praised both leaders, Mr Rajoelina…

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

Ethiopia’s digital platform guiding investors to the country launched in Addis Ababa

The iGuide covers a wide range of topics deemed relevant to investment consideration and will serve as the first point of contact for domestic and international companies and businesspeople interested in investing in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s online investment guide, iGuide, which seeks to help investors discover opportunities in the country, business costs, key procedures and laws they may need to know before committing their money, was officially unveiled in Addis Ababa Wednesday. The web-based investment promotion tool was launched in the presence of Mr. Shumete…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
Source: Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) |

Rugby: Kenya to host the pool a under20 Barthes Cup

Earlier this year, Participating Unions had been asked to bid to host this tournament which takes place on the 27th and 30th of March

Rugby Africa have confirmed that Kenya will be hosting the Pool A matches of the 2019 U20 Barthes Cup. Earlier this year, Participating Unions had been asked to bid to host this tournament which takes place on the 27th and 30th of March. 27th March Match 1: Namibia vs Senegal  Match…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Ghana’s First Lady Joins Network of African Leaders for Nutrition Champion

The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union (AU)

The African Leaders for Nutrition on Monday inaugurated Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo as a Nutrition Champion, acknowledging her work and commitment to sound nutrition and the wellbeing of mothers and infants. The ALN initiative is a platform for high-level advocacy and engagement to advance nutrition in Africa, endorsed by…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Madagascar

The Secretary-General appeals to all stakeholders to exercise restraint in the lead up to the run-off election on 19 December

The Secretary-General takes note of yesterday’s announcement of the final results of the first round of the Presidential election held in Madagascar on 7 November. He commends the people of Madagascar for having peacefully expressed their constitutional right to vote, as well as the Malagasy institutions, in particular the National…

Societe Generale
Source: Societe Generale |

Societe Generale continues its sustainable growth strategy in Africa

During a press trip to Dakar, Societe Generale group confirmed the solid growth of its African operations, in line with its “Transform to Grow” strategic plan

A region of profitable growth for the group; A new organisation to promote a high level of operational efficiency; Launch of “grow with Africa”, a growth plan to foster positive transformation across the African continent. During a press trip to Dakar, Societe Generale (www.SocieteGenerale.com) group confirmed the solid growth of…

Source: SimbaPay |

Family Bank partners with SimbaPay to launch instant transfers to China’s WeChat

This initiative therefore connects Africa’s largest mobile money ecosystem to China’s largest payment service in real-time

Family Bank Limited (FamilyBank.co.ke), a leading bank in Kenya, has partnered with London-based financial technology firm SimbaPay (www.SimbaPay.com) to launch an instant money transfer service from Kenya to China through WeChat – a service that will help boost Kenya-China trade. Over seven million customers and businesses in Kenya will now access…

EY
Source: EY |

EY honours Southern African entrepreneurs who redefine convention and inspire change

This year EY marks 21 years of recognising and celebrating entrepreneurs who have consistently demonstrated excellence in their businesses

Since the first award in 1998, when Adrian Gore of Discovery was the inaugural winner, EY (www.EY.com) continues to see trailblazing entrepreneurs whose vision is shaping industries, creating new markets and generating employment opportunities while contributing to economic growth and development. We are excited to announce, in alphabetical order by…