Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

G5 Sahel heads of State throw their weight behind African Development Bank initiative Desert to power

Bank commits $20 million towards project preparation for the realization of the project

G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) -led initiative. The summit, "Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries" came on the heels of a high-level technical…

Source: European Commission |

Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014

The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech in September 2018 to have supported…

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Merck Foundation to conduct 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” October 2019 in Ghana

African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, Gender, Information and Education from 20 African countries will attend the conference

The 6th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary will be co-chaired by H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation  (Merck-Foundation.com); The President of Ghana, H.E. MR. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO will officially inaugurate the “Merck Africa Asia Luminary”; 2nd Anniversary…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

African Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to attract $103 Billion in 2019

Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Mozambique, Senegal and Mauritania lead investment across supply and demand driven projects

Africa is an exciting frontier in the global natural gas sector. The continent holds 7.1 percent of proven global gas reserves (http://bit.ly/2KKgTgQ) and is expected to contribute nearly 10 percent of global production growth through to 2024 (http://bit.ly/30murnZ). On the demand side, Africa’s large, urbanized and industrialized societies of the…

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

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Chinganya praises Sierra Leone for its commitment to Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) and ID issues

Sierra Leone’s CRVS System, he said, is exceptional like in a few other African countries

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is committed to supporting the mobilization of resources required to support the implementation of Sierra Leone’s strategic plan which aims to strengthen the country’s Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) and ID management system. This will make the system to function efficiently in supporting…

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

Second Africa Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Day focuses on importance of birth certificate

The first CRVS day was observed on the 10th of August 2018 under the theme Promoting Innovative Universal Civil Regis¬tration and Vital Statistics System for Good Governance and Better Lives

Africa on Saturday marks the second Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Day under the theme Birth Certificate for All: Fundamental for Protecting Human Rights and Promoting Inclusion, based on the recognition that the right to birth registration, especially to a birth certificate is a fundamental means of safeguarding a person’s rights for…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Innovative Insurance Cover to Help Drought-Hit Communities in Africa

These policies will unleash funds to assist vulnerable communities threatened by drought before it reaches catastrophic levels

Humanitarian agencies are setting up innovative climate risk insurance policies to protect up to 1.3 million people in West Africa from catastrophic drought. The countries benefitting include Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and the Gambia.  These policies will unleash funds to assist vulnerable communities threatened by drought before it reaches…

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Senegal’s energised renaissance (By Sebastian Wagner, CEO, DMWA Resources)

A chance for Senegalese economic growth is here but many steps need to be taken to avoid the pitfalls of a curse

By Sebastian Wagner, CEO, DMWA Resources After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest. With the government's bet in recent years in new power generation facilities, power outages have…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Senegal Oil & Gas Industry Offers Template for Other African Economies, Says Report

This first comprehensive report on Senegal’s energy industry highlights the country as a prominent investment destination with a strong institutional and regulatory framework

“Africa Energy Series – Senegal 2019,” produced by Africa Oil & Power (https://AfricaOilandPower.com), will be launched October 9 at the Africa Oil & Power 2019 Conference in Cape Town; This first comprehensive report on Senegal’s energy industry highlights the country as a prominent investment destination with a strong institutional and…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Senegal’s Ambitious Gas-to-Power Agenda

Senegal aims to obtain sufficient energy sources while reaching a triple objective that includes providing reliable electricity for its citizens

Africa is leading the liquefied natural gas (LNG) global race as it will receive one-third of total global greenfield investments for LNG projects in 2019, around $103 billion. Senegal is leading the way with its giant Grand Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) gas field, which will have economic and social benefits in…