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

Preparations for the 2020 Africa-France Summit take off

The Summit presents an opportunity for African countries to further reinvigorate commitments to advance sustainable urbanization

African experts have convened in Lusaka to deliberate on regional priorities for the 2020 Africa-France Summit, 4-6 June, Bordeaux, France on the theme of “Better Cities, Better Lives” co-hosted by the African Union Commission, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). With…

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Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Equatorial Guinea Announces $1 Billion in Projects for ‘Year of Investment 2020’

The projects were announced during a press conference at the 2nd Gas Exporting Countries Forum International Gas Seminar on Wednesday

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima revealed several capital-intensive projects as part of Equatorial Guinea’s upcoming 2020 Year of Investment initiative; Notable projects open for investment include the construction of three in-country oil refineries, liquefied petroleum gas strategic tanks, a Urea plant and the expansion of a…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Egypt and European Investment Bank (EIB): A 40 year-long partnership to improve people’s lives

Since 1979, the Bank of the European Union (EU) invested more than EUR 9.2 Billion and disbursed around EUR 6.8 Billion in Egypt

European Investment Bank Vice President Dario Scannapieco will visit Egypt later this week to participate in the “Invest in Africa 2019” Forum and mark the 40 year anniversary of local operations of the world’s largest multilateral financial institution in Egypt. Since 1979, the Bank of the European Union (EU) invested…

African Union of Housing Finance (AUHF)
Source: African Union of Housing Finance (AUHF) |

African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) Cape Town Declaration provides 5 Point Plan for African Governments to address housing Finance Shortage

The most critical issue facing housing markets worldwide, whether in established or emerging markets, is housing affordability

Following the successful completion of their 35th Annual Conference, the members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF.co.za) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance, at their Annual General Meeting on 6 November 2019.  The 35 active AUHF members expressed their commitment to realising housing affordability across the…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Sheinvest - New Initiative to Mobilise EUR 1 Billion for Women across Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative to boost gender equality and female economic empowerment

The European Investment Bank is unlocking transformative investment supporting gender equality and female entrepreneurs; Boosting innovative digital and financial solutions for women; Promoting gender-responsive climate financing. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative to boost gender equality and female economic empowerment. The aim is to mobilise…

Orange
Source: Orange |

Orange and itel launch the 4G version of Sanza to generalise mobile internet access in Africa

From December 2019, this mobile phone with voice recognition functionalities will be on offer for around 28 US dollars in seven countries in Africa and the Middle-East

At the AfricaCom international congress, Orange (Orange.com) is partnering with itel (itel-mobile.com), the leading mobile brand in Africa and, once again, with KaiOS Technologies, maker of the leading operating system for smart feature phone KaiOS, to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone, “Sanza XL”. From December 2019,…

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)
Source: Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) |

South Africa’s first ever blockchain-based property register pilot

The pilot study area consists of almost 1 000 properties located in four sites in Makhaza, Khayelitsha

The Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) (HousingFinanceAfrica.org), research consultancy 71point4 and Seso Global have partnered to develop South Africa’s first blockchain-based property register. The pilot study area consists of almost 1 000 properties located in four sites in Makhaza, Khayelitsha. All the properties are Government subsidised properties that…

Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

New Internet Exchange Point in Democratic Republic of Congo to bring faster and more reliable Internet access to region

Currently, Internet traffic in Lumbumbashi, the second largest city in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is exchanged outside the region and in many cases, outside the country

The Internet Society (InternetSociety.org), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet and the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (ISPA-DRC.cd) launched a new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Lubumbashi that will bring faster and more reliable…

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF)
Source: Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) |

2019 Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook launched with regional argument for investment in affordable housing

The Housing Finance in Africa Yearbook is the flagship publication of Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) and remains the only publication of its kind on the continent

Investor interest in affordable housing for lower-income households has grown considerably in Africa over the past 10 years. However, the lack of reliable, available information continues to stunt market growth and often drives investment away. A number of crucial gaps are identified in the latest edition of the Housing Finance…

Source: Ambassade de France à Windhoek, Namibie |

Inauguration of the new living space at the French Residence with Roche Bobois

French Ambassador to Namibia hosted a Cocktail to inaugurate the new living space at the French Residence

On the 15th of October 2019, French Ambassador to Namibia hosted a Cocktail to inaugurate the new living space at the French Residence. Entirely redecorated by the French leader in luxury furniture Roche Bobois, H.E. Claire Bodonyi had the pleasure to welcome Sandrine Fanchette, Director and co-owner of Roche Bobois…