UAE/Niger – Khalifa Fund signs $25m deal to support SMEs in Niger

2019/07/02 – Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, and Saadou Sidou, Nigerien Minister of Trade and Private Sector Development, have signed a $25 million (Dhs92 million) agreement aimed at providing support for micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), in Niger, where the amount will be distributed in equal instalments. Continuer à lire … « UAE/Niger – Khalifa Fund signs $25m deal to support SMEs in Niger »

Saudis maneuver for dominance in Africa

2019/06/02 – Saudi Arabia stumbled to the finish line in 2018. Its war in Yemen got messier. Its reputation was severely damaged by the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Its regional rival Iran solidified its power in Syria. But as the old year gave way to the new, the desert kingdom could count at least one success: the joint naval maneuvers known as Red Wave 1. Continuer à lire … « Saudis maneuver for dominance in Africa »

Mali – Iran to Increase Medical Help to African Countries

2019/03/02 – Rouhani stressed that Iran is willing to deepen relations with African countries, including Mali, adding, “there are good opportunities for development of relations between Iran and Mali in economic fields. » Continuer à lire … « Mali – Iran to Increase Medical Help to African Countries »

Mali / UAE – AD CP receives Mali leader, signs $25m agreement

2019/01/12 – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received the President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, at the Al Shati Palace on Saturday.

Sheikh Mohamed and Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, President of Mali, witnessed the signing ceremony between the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and the Malian Government represented by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in Abu Dhabi. Continuer à lire … « Mali / UAE – AD CP receives Mali leader, signs $25m agreement »

Libya – Interior Minister discusses with Chinese ambassador return of Chinese companies

2019/10/01 – Interior Minister of PC Fathi Pashagha reaffirmed Libya’s desire to cooperate with China in the security field to raise the efficiency and performance of the Ministry of Interior officers.

The minister’s remarks came at a meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Libya at the ministry’s HQ in Tripoli, during which the Chinese ambassador expressed that the improved security situation in the capital will encourage Chinese companies to return to work from Libya, according to the ministry’s Information Office Facebook.

Safa Alharathy – Libya Observer

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Call to expand Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation

2018/11/12 – Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation needs to be taken to a higher level, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said as he met with Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir on 11 December, BelTA has learned. Continuer à lire … « Call to expand Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation »

Saudi Arabia pledges $113m to support Sahel countries #G5Sahel

2018/11/12 – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan announced Friday a donation of $113.7 million to support Sahel countries. Kattan revealed the donation during the opening ceremony of the Coordination Conference of G5 Sahel Partners and Funders for Financing of Priority Investment Programme (PIP) for (2019-2021) in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.
The G5 Sahel comprises Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. He said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries, adding that half this amount would be allocated to support priority investments in the Sahel.

Arab News / Sahel-Elite Photo: Ahmed Kattan said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries. (AFP)