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Agricultural Policy Research in Africa official launched in Addis Ababa

APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural commercialisation and their differential impacts on empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security and in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) programme was officially launched at the ongoing land policy conference in Addis Ababa. APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural commercialisation and their differential impacts on empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security…

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Agrofood & Plastprintpack West Africa 2017 featuring a record participation of 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries

West African food imports increased to 14.4. Billion US$ in 2015 compared to 13.1 billion US$ in 2014, a plus of 10% (WTO World Trade Organization)

Organized by the German trade fair specialists Fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de) the 4th edition of Agrofood (www.Agrofood-WestAfrica.com) & PlastPrintPack West Africa (www.PPP-WestAfrica.com) will take place on 05 to 07 December 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. More than 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries including 5 national pavilions from…

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Abidjan celebrates all gamers with the first and largest eSport event in Africa - FEJA

Close to 30 000 people watched the event online with a peak of 8000 simultaneous viewers during the finals

On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of November, Abidjan was host to the first and largest eSport event in Africa where 256 gamers gathered to compete over 2 days for cash prizes amounting to 8 500 000 FCFA (13 000 Euros) at the Palais de la Culture. Street Fighter V, Naruto…

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Excitement about potential and opportunities in East Africa in focus at Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi

Free expo offers workshops and new technologies

Huge potential, unlimited opportunities – this is how energy experts in the region describe the East African power sector. A required investment of approximately $93 billion per annum needed to address East Africa’s power and infrastructure needs opens up exciting business opportunities for suppliers and solution providers from across the…

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Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa

Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies

Rebounding economy after a trying year Gas is West Africa’s new oil Africa’s evolving role in FinTech leadership The 2017 version of Ecobank Research’s Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook, which provides expert knowledge and analysis on African markets for investors and businesses, was launched today at AfricaFICC. Indicating…

Africa Dialogues
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On World Children’s Day, African youth share their vision of the Africa they want

Live stream of the youth on stage on 20 November at: http://AfricaDialogues.com

Eager to make their voices heard, 10 youth from eight African countries will take over the stage in Accra (Ghana) on World Children’s Day to tell the world about the Africa they want to live in, through a series of short, powerful talks. The 10 girls and boys aged 12…

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Marriott International and Landmark Africa Group announce signing of renaissance Lagos hotel and Marriott executive apartments

The 25 floor hotel will feature the 216 room full service Renaissance Lagos Hotel and 44 room Marriott Executive Apartment offering extended stay apartments with space, ambience and the privacy of residential living

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) and Landmark Africa Group (www.LandmarkAfrica.com) today announced the signing of Renaissance Lagos Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments. Slated to open in 2020, the hotels will be located within the Landmark Village precinct, a premier mixed-use, business, leisure and lifestyle development along the Atlantic Ocean waterfront…

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UAE-based firm Mineral Circles Bearings (MCB) bets on growth in West Africa

Mineral Circles Bearings partners with Automechanika Dubai for West Africa Roadshow 2017

After a pioneering Johannesburg stint in September, Mineral Circles Bearings (MCB) (https://MCB.ae)  continues the smart race with Automechanika Dubai , one of the region’s leading event organizers, to West Africa this month of November. Represented by Regional Sales Manager Michel Peltier, MCB is all set to explore the bull market…

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Free Broadcast Quality Video - Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan

The event has attracted participants from the entire eco-system of gaming in Africa including those working in animation, game design and sales of gaming technology

The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) (www.FEJA.ci) opened on November 11th at Palais de la Culture in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It brings together thousands of gaming enthusiasts from all over Africa, around the theme : video games in Africa, it is possible. During the month of September,…

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Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde dominate the West African hotel pipeline with 77% of the total planned hotel rooms

W Hospitality Group’s 2017 Hotel Chains Pipeline report shows that hotel groups need to tackle lengthy development periods in West Africa

West Africa has been at the heart of the continent’s growth and economic transformation in recent years. Notwithstanding the sharp slowdown experienced in 2016 and 2017, the region’s economy is expected to rebound in 2017 onwards. Commodity-based economies, like Nigeria, are slowly recovering from the fall in oil prices and…