09/07/2020 – The Nigerian Government Wednesday said it had signed a deal with Sealink Promotional Company Limited for transportation of solid minerals on waterways through the jetty landing port of Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited. Continuer à lire … « Nigerian govt signs deal for solid minerals transport in biggest industrial project »
09/05/2020 – Sonatrach has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Lukoil for talks on possible partnerships in production and exploration in the North African country, Algeria’s state energy firm said on Monday.The agreement includes discussions on joint investment abroad, Sonatrach said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Algeria’s Sonatrach signs MOU with Russia’s Lukoil »
01/05/2020 – Selon Renergen, un producteur sud-africain de gaz naturel liquéfié et d’hélium, le COVID-19 pourrait stimuler la demande d’hélium à moyen terme, car les hôpitaux font actuellement des stocks de matériels médicaux qui utilisent ce gaz. Les appareils d’IRM par exemple fonctionnent avec de l’hélium pour le refroidissement. Continuer à lire … « Afrique du Sud : A moyen terme, le coronavirus pourrait stimuler la demande mondiale d’hélium »
02/01/2020- The Council of Saudi Chambers will organize the Saudi-Mauritanian Business Meeting which will be attended by Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Obeidi and President of the Mauritanian National Employers’ Union Mohamed Zain El-Abidine.
The meeting will address investment opportunities available in Mauritania.
29/12/2019 – The Algerian-Libyan Economic Forum will be held in the country’s capital Algiers from 12-14 January 2020.
Tripoli Chamber of Commerce reports that the event will address Algerian-Libyan cooperation in all economic fields and consolidate joint action and overcome all difficulties in economic cooperation between the two countries. Continuer à lire … « Algerian-Libyan Economic Forum to be held in Algiers from 12-14 January 2020 »
Their differences notwithstanding, the UK and Russia could cooperate in Africa.
Today, neither Russia nor the UK can claim a leadership role in Africa. London reached the peak of its influence there between the First and Second World Wars, when the British Empire had a large part of the continent under its direct control. Moscow’s heydays in Africa were the 1960s and 1970s, when the Soviet Union was the main overseas supporter of the continent’s national liberation movements. The odds are that in the 21st century, the destinies of African countries will depend more on the logic of the emerging global competition between the US and China than on any decisions taken in the Kremlin or Downing Street. Continuer à lire … « We Should Exempt Africa from the UK-Russia Geopolitical Confrontation »
17/11/2019 – The EU has wounded up a 2 day workshop on assessment of capacity and laying down plans to promote the private sector in Libya. The project management said it aimed to put in place a work plan, and provide training opportunities for emerging small and medium size companies, to encourage their investments. The EU has launched, two week ago, a plan to support the private sector in Libya in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and civil society organisations across the country, with the aim of building capacities and encouraging youth and women to contribute vigorously to the national economy. The EU-financed project is executed by France Experts Organisation.
12/09/2019 – The plans, which are still in the early stages according to diplomats, are the first major diplomatic push since eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar launched in April an offensive to take the capital Tripoli, held by the internationally recognized government of Premier Fayez al-Serraj. Continuer à lire … « Germany aims to host Libya conference to stabilize oil producer »
08/09/2019 – The French logistics company has enlarged its footprint in Western Africa by inaugurating a multi-modal logistics hub at Abijan’s Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, investing 6.8 million euros. The “Aerohub” will provide logistic solutions tailored to players in the distribution of standard cargo, consumables, pharmaceuticals, the telecommunications and catering sectors. Continuer à lire … « Ivory Coast: Bolloré launches Aerohub »
Egyptian and Russian officials on Thursday went over the preparations for the coming Russia-Africa summit set to be held in Sochi in October and to be co-chaired by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry, Egypt’s Ambassador to Russia Ihab Nasr and Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov presented the latest preparations on the summit to African ambassadors during a Thursday meeting held at the Russian foreign ministry.
The summit, the first of its kind, will be held on 23-24 October and will include major Russian and African companies and businessmen.
Nasr cited the noticeable leap forward witnessed by Russian-African relations in the past years, highlighting the hopes of African countries for concrete outcomes from the summit.
Arrangements related to an economic forum set to be held on the sidelines of the summit were also discussed.
Participation in the event is a vital chance to boost cooperation in trade and investment between the two sides, Nasr added.
Egypt is chairing the African Union this year.
Shael-Elite | Photo: Ambassador Ihab Nasr (3rd from R) at the meeting to prepare for the Africa-Russia Summit (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry)