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

Experts tease out kingpin role of digitization for Africa’s revenue harvest

The experts mainly evoked questions of speed and productivity, governance, timeliness and cybersecurity associated with digitizing fiscal regimes

Digitization has been variously described as pivotal in ramping-up revenue collection for financing Africa’s development. This convergence of views characterized discussions at one of the plenary debates of the 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, taking place in Marrakech,…

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QNET offers a platform to ‘Work hard, benefit and bring about change’

Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and services over the weekend at Mlimani City Mall in Dar es Salaam

Residents showed an amazing mobilization as Thousands attend QNETs (www.QNET.net) 2-days Absolute Living Expo in Dar es Salaam; public benefits from products and business opportunities; QNET Expo caravan sets for Kumasi, Ghana on the 23rd and 24th March. Asian direct selling company QNET has hosted an expo of its products and…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

While leading Oil Industry Working Visit to Nigeria, NJ Ayuk calls for industry collaboration on local content development and improved governance

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer with a massive investment potential in oil

Centurion CEO and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org), NJ Ayuk, is leading an industry delegation to Nigeria this week to meet various oil industry players. On landing in Lagos, he called for more industry collaboration on key issues pertaining to Nigeria’s oil & gas industry, including local…

Source: Africa Oil & Power conference |

South Africa’s Official Energy Event, Africa Oil & Power 2019, Opens Door to Investment Across Oil, Gas and Power Sectors

Africa Oil & Power, Africa’s Energy Conference, is this year designated the official energy event of the South African Department of Energy

AOP 2019, Africa’s Energy Conference, will be held in Cape Town on October 9-11, 2019; In partnership with South Africa’s Department of Energy, Africa Oil & Power 2019 (https://AfricaOilandPower.com) will seize on momentum of country’s historic offshore discovery and independent power producer programs; An election year in South Africa, Nigeria…

Source: Year of Energy |

Equatorial Guinea President, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretary General Headline Premier Lineup of Oil & Gas Leaders for African Petroleum Producers Organization’s (APPO) Cape VII 2019 Congress

APPO CAPE VII welcomes participation of 50+ Africa’s petroleum ministries, national oil companies and private companies as exhibitors and sponsors

H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea, and H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, will both speak at APPO CAPE VII (www.CAPEVII-Africa.com); Secretary General of APPO H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya and H.E. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, will present on…

African Energy Chamber
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Great, South Africa found gas. Now what? (by Zwelakhe Gila)

The Brulpadda well off the shore of Mossel Bay is one of a number of highly anticipated exploration prospects in South Africa

Opinion by Zwelakhe Gila, Head of Commodities, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) Coming at a time when South Africa’s policy makers are struggling to diversify the country’s energy mix, Total Exploration and Production Southern Africa recently announced a major offshore gas discovery. The Brulpadda well off the shore of Mossel Bay…

Source: Greenpeace |

Greenpeace Africa applauds courageous climate strikes

Africa is humbled and inspired by the thousands upon thousands of school children coming out today to demand action on the climate crisis

Today, school students engaged in an inspirational wave of activism across the world, striking for action on climate change in more than 2050 places in 123 countries across the world including South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, and even Antarctica. In response, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) has said: “As…

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

Head Coach Paul Odera has narrowed down his team to participate in the 2019 Barthes Cup to 36 players with three weeks to go

They will have the final camp on the 30th of March to 1st April after which they will name the final 25 who will participate in the Barthes Cup

Head Coach Paul Odera has narrowed down his team to participate in the 2019 Barthes Cup to 36 players with three weeks to go. The team has been training every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday since January as they prepare for their biggest tournament of the year. They will have the…

Financial Gazette Newswire
Source: Financial Gazette Newswire |

One Planet Summit supporting Africa

This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa

When the third One Planet Summit (https://www.OnePlanetSummit.fr/en) gets underway in Nairobi on March 14, it will make history while also making a crucial point about climate change. This is the first time the One Planet Summit, launched by French president Emmanuel Macron in December 2017, will be held in Africa. The…

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20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…