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Africa Oil and Power launches the 2019 conference in Cape Town with a focus on deal making 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 (https://AfricaOilandPower.com), 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 will seize on momentum of country’s historic offshore discovery and independent power producer programs; An election year in South Africa, Nigeria…

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European Union supports water development projects in Sudan

Access to water is a burden in many parts of Sudan as too many women and children still have to walk kilometers in severe weather conditions to access drinking water sources

Access to safe drinking water is a fundamental right but remains a challenge in many parts of the world. Around 2.1 billion people across the globe lack access to drinking water and 340,000 children under five die annually from unsafe drinking water and diarrhea due to poor sanitation. Sudan faces…

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Call to action to ramp up collective efforts on Sahel land restoration

FAO and partners pledge to strengthen collaboration to combat food insecurity

Now is the time to further accelerate land restoration efforts in the Sahel and make a difference to hundreds of millions of communities in the ecologically fragile area, key stakeholders agreed at the Beating Famine Conference in Bamako. The capital city of Mali saw hundreds of stakeholders congregate to address…

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Regional integration remains low, according to African Regional Integration Index (ARI)

The Index, known as ARII, was set up to monitor and evaluate the status of economic integration among African countries and provides a basis for member States to track their progress

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) marks a momentous milestone for Africa but preliminary findings of the upcoming 2019 African Regional Integration Index, released at the on-going Conference of Ministers in Morocco on Saturday, indicate that regional integration in Africa remains low. The Index, known as ARII, was set…

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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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African countries can do better with improved fiscal policy, says Songwe

A typical economy on the continent, she said, collects just about 16 percent of GDP in taxes, with the exception of countries like Morocco which collect at least 25 percent

The 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development opened in Marrakesh, Morocco, Wednesday with a clarion call for African countries to improve their fiscal policy and expand their tax base so they can ably fund their developmental processes. In…

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South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum Encourages Refiners and Traders to Take Part in Upcoming Crude Tenders

The minister also said that South Sudan would sell its crude via a competitive and transparent tender process for spot and term buyers

South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth today announced that the government was inviting more refiners and traders to take part in its upcoming competitive tenders for government-owned crude cargoes. “Due to efforts by the government, under the leadership of H.E President Salva Kiir to increase current production…

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Understanding and working with communities is essential to end Ebola, says International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General

The DRC Red Cross is set to strengthen its Ebola operation with the support of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners

The Secretary General of the world’s largest humanitarian network has called on organizations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to place more emphasis on deepening understanding of communities and partnering with them to respond to their needs. Speaking at the end of a three day…

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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…

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Study Highlights Need for Free Movement of Labour in East Africa

The comparative study assesses migration patterns and policy issues in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania – four of the six EAC countries

A new study has urged member countries of the East African Community (EAC) to adopt labour migration policies based on international best practices, improve data management and boost the operationalization of One Stop Border Posts. The comparative study assesses migration patterns and policy issues in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and the United…