Russia views Africa as continent of the future, says diplomat

2018/16/11 – Russia considers Africa to be the continent of the future and the global storehouse. Today new opportunities are opening up for deepening cooperation with the countries on the continent, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told TASS on Tuesday. Continuer à lire … « Russia views Africa as continent of the future, says diplomat »

Russia/Africa – Aid to African states should go beyond military cooperation, Russian diplomat says

2018/12/11 – African countries are still facing a number of serious problems now, which is why it is necessary for the global community to go beyond military cooperation in providing assistance to them, Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said, addressing the Dialogue of Civilizations forum on Saturday. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Africa – Aid to African states should go beyond military cooperation, Russian diplomat says »

Africa can get more from its minerals by building industries to service mines

2018/09/10 – Multinational firms from Europe, North America and more recently China still dominate the extraction and refining of most of minerals mined in Africa with minimal roles for African firms. From these minerals, foreign manufacturing firms produce consumer and industrial goods for sale in global markets at much higher prices than what’s paid for the raw materials. This is a source of lots of angst among policymakers and economists who are calling for increased local participation in the mining industry. Continuer à lire … « Africa can get more from its minerals by building industries to service mines »

Japan/Africa – Africa aid should factor debt sustainability, Japan says

2018/08/10 – Japan will focus on high-quality infrastructure investment in its aid to Africa, the country’s foreign minister said Saturday, seeking to build its profile on the continent while distinguishing itself from China, whose massive contributions have stirred fears of debt traps. Continuer à lire … « Japan/Africa – Africa aid should factor debt sustainability, Japan says »

Nigeria interested in cooperation with Belarus in mechanical engineering

2018/08/10 – Nigeria is interested in cooperation with Belarus in the area of mechanical engineering, BelTA learned from Desmond Nwosu, First Secretary of the Embassy of Nigeria in Russia with concurrent accreditation to Belarus, on 21 September.  Continuer à lire … « Nigeria interested in cooperation with Belarus in mechanical engineering »

UK/Africa – Our special relationship with Nigeria is a model for UK-Africa relations (Opinion)

2018/08/10 – As heads of state, diplomats and political advisers from around the world converge on New York for the United Nations General Assembly, we are reminded of the challenges facing UK foreign policy. New alliances and new partnerships are a necessity. Neglected allies, most notably the countries of the Commonwealth with whom we have a shared history, language, and culture are an obvious place to start. Continuer à lire … « UK/Africa – Our special relationship with Nigeria is a model for UK-Africa relations (Opinion) »

Mali expects 2018 industrial gold output to rise 21 pct

2018/07/10 – Industrial gold production in Mali, Africa’s third biggest producer, is still expected to rise almost 21 percent to 60 tonnes this year, a government official told Reuters on Friday, despite slightly lower than expected output so far. Continuer à lire … « Mali expects 2018 industrial gold output to rise 21 pct »