Israel/Africa – Netanyahu shows American-Jewish leaders map of Israel’s diplomatic offensive in Africa #Mali

2019/20/02 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told American-Jewish leaders that Israel has “potential” diplomatic relations with Mali and Niger, reported The Times of Israel.

“Israeli officials have long acknowledged their goal to restore formal ties with Mali, though never publicly referred to the status quo of relations in this way,” the report added. Continuer à lire … « Israel/Africa – Netanyahu shows American-Jewish leaders map of Israel’s diplomatic offensive in Africa #Mali »

Air Senegal launches first GX Aviation inflight connectivity in Africa

2019/18/02 – Air Senegal has installed and activated Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight connectivity solution on its newly delivered Airbus A330neos, making it the first African carrier to do so.

The West African airline signed a firm order for two A330neos in February 2018, the first of which arrived at Dakar Blaise-Diagne International Airport on Jan. 31. The aircraft is being deployed on flights between Dakar and Paris. Continuer à lire … « Air Senegal launches first GX Aviation inflight connectivity in Africa »

A new space agency signals Africa’s focus on harnessing geospatial data

2019/18/02 – After decades of playing catch-up, the African Union (AU) is doubling down on plans to join the global space race.

The AU passed legislation to establish the African Space Agency in 2017  and has just approved Egypt as host country for the headquarters of the new agency. Continuer à lire … « A new space agency signals Africa’s focus on harnessing geospatial data »

Paramount Group in talks to develop Africa’s defense industry

2019/18/02 – South African defense company Paramount Group expects to sign agreements with four African governments this year to set up production facilities in their countries, its chairman said on Sunday.

Paramount, Africa’s largest privately owned defense firm, has established manufacturing capabilities to meet demand from specific domestic markets before, including in India, Jordan, and Kazakhstan. Continuer à lire … « Paramount Group in talks to develop Africa’s defense industry »

Turkish, Hungarian officials, businessmen eager to make joint investments in Africa

2019/14/02 – Officials and businessmen from Turkey and Hungary expressed their desire to realize joint projects and investments in Africa, with businessmen seeking to produce solutions to the continent’s problems and play an active role in its development with their experience and know-how.Turkish and Hungarian officials and businessmen came together at the 2nd Turkey-Hungary Africa Business Forum organized by the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) in Istanbul Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Turkish, Hungarian officials, businessmen eager to make joint investments in Africa »

Russian media: Aircraft belonging to ‘Putin’s chef’ flies frequently to Syria and Africa #Chad

2019/14/02 – A private jet believed to belong to the Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “Putin’s chef”, has been flying nearly every month to the Near East and Africa, where Russian mercenaries are known to be fighting, according to an investigation by the Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta and the Russian media: Aircraft belonging to ‘Putin’s chef’ flies frequently to Syria and Africa

The aircraft, a Raytheon HAWKER 800XP with the registration number M-VITO, officially belongs to a company in the Seychelles with an unknown owner. The authors of the investigation believe it belongs to Prigozhin, based on information from his daughter’s social network account and the fact that the same company owns a yacht that was used by the Prigozhins on a family holiday. Continuer à lire … « Russian media: Aircraft belonging to ‘Putin’s chef’ flies frequently to Syria and Africa #Chad »

Blue Economy: The New Frontier for Africa’s Growth & How Japan Can Help

An interview with Siddharth Chatterjee UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya by Nikkei Shimbun, Japan and reproduced by IPS. Continuer à lire … « Blue Economy: The New Frontier for Africa’s Growth & How Japan Can Help »