2018/23/10 – OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has signed public sector loan agreements totaling more than $80 million.
The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish and ministers from the beneficiary countries. Continuer à lire … « OFID signs loan agreements of $80 million with Benin, Niger and China »
2018/09/02 – Thanks to her migration policy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a popular figure in Africa. But her tour to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria was primarily for her voters back home, says Claus Stäcker. Continuer à lire … « Opinion: Angela Merkel in Africa — A transparent tour »
2018/07/16 – There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic growth and environment sustainability. African food market continues to grow. It is estimated that African food markets will triple to US$1 trillion from its current US$300 billion value. Farming accounts for 60% of total employment in Sub-Saharan Africa—and food system jobs account for even more. In Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, the food system is projected to add more jobs than the rest of the economy between 2010 and 2025. Continuer à lire … « How can digital technology help transform Africa’s food system? »
On 25 June 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on the Sahel/Mali.
The Council reiterated the EU’s strategic and comprehensive engagement towards the Sahel region. The Council reaffirmed that the EU will continue to support the stabilisation efforts of the G5 Sahel countries as a basis for the development of the Sahel. The Council also called for enhanced coordination with all international actors involved to tackle the root causes of the multiple challenges in the region and promote its sustainable and inclusive development.
In relation to the situation in Mali, the Council underlined the need for consistent progress in the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement. The Council reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to support Mali in the forthcoming electoral process and to accompany Mali in its efforts to improve the security and the development of the North and Centre of the country.
2018/05/15 – In the middle of the night a group of Islamist extremists attacked the small town of Banamba, Mali, looting the town bank and freeing prisoners. It was not only money the town lost that November night 2016. The attack closed the town’s only bank, severing an economic lifeline between Banamba and the rest of the Malian economy, leaving local businesses and already vulnerable groups to face an even less certain future. Continuer à lire … « Why the Sahel Must Build Local Economies to Address Regional Security #Mali »
2018/04/11 – The Republic of Chad and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, BADEA, have signed a loan agreement, whereby BADEA grants Chad a loan of US$15 million, to contribute to the financing of the Drinking Water Supply project in the town of Abeche.The agreement was signed by Dr. Sidi Ould Tah, BADEA Director-General, and Issa Doubrague, Chad’s Minister of Economy and Development Planning BADEA’s loan is refundable over a 30-year period, including a 10-year grace period, with an annual interest rate of 1 percent. Continuer à lire … « Chad, BADEA sign loan agreement of US$15 million »
2018/02/12 – Le directeur général d’Air Sénégal SA, Philippe Bohn a annoncé, dimanche à Dakar, le démarrage des vols commerciaux de la compagnie aérienne nationale « avant le mois d’avril » prochain, a appris l’APS. Continuer à lire … « Sénég´l- Air Sénégal SA démarre ses activités « avant avril » prochain (Directeur général) »