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Cameroon Tender and Business News
In Africa, perhaps more than any other region, economic inequality is often a symptom of bigger issues. It can also be a cause of other inequalities, including availability of sexual and reproductive health services for women.
Greenpeace's ship The Espereanza has arrived at Douala, Cameroon, as a first stop on its tour in Central Africa, to engage with local communities and raise awareness on the importance of the Congo Basin Forest.
A new way of funding health care in low and middle income countries was just introduced in Cameroon as the Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan.
Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels & Resorts just announced plans to double the number of Hyatt Hotels in Africa by 2020. That will bring six new hotels in total in Africa, including ones in Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal and Marrakech.
The Cameroon government's response to growing criticism is to shut it down rather than engage. The move is only driving those critical of the government, especially during the last 11 months of protest in the country's English-speaking region, to fan the flames of dissent even higher.
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, published a new report on September 7, detailing findings from almost a decade of monitoring the ivory trafficking network. The report details a tragic history of how ivory smuggling in Central Africa became as lucrative of many international drug cartels.
Dallas-based Bell Helicopter has won a contract with Nigeria-based Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of The Caverton Offshore Group Plc, to deliver eight new Bell 407GXPs to the company.
African countries may have embraced the Internet for its potential to educate and to stimulate a digital economic revolution. Unfortunately the governments in those countries are often shutting down the internet all too often, when it suits their interests in blocking public dissension and distribution of information the country wants hidden.
LafargeHolcim, a Swiss building materials manufacturer, is expanding in Middle East Africa under the new banner of Iraq-based Binastore.
Senegal-based African fintech company InTouch (www.InTouchgroup.net) recently reached a deal with France-based Total, a global provider of oil, gas and solar energy solutions, and Worldline, a French e-payment service provider. The deal will bring rollout of InTouch's 'Guichet Unique" payment solution to eight African countries.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 17 for the badly-needed Lom Pangar Dam power plant now under construction in the département of Lom-et-Djerem in eastern Cameroon.
A new competition was just launched to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.
French telecom giant Orange (www.Orange.com) has updated its Orange Digital Ventures (http://DigitalVEntures.orange.com) venture strategies by creating a new African investment section of the program and committing 50 million euros to it right now.
The Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network (GOGIN), a project of the European Union aimed at fighting crime at sea in conjunction with nineteen coastal countries on the African continent, just launched.
Riding on a wave of success with over 9 million viewers in Ivory Coast and 10 million in Cameroon watching every Saturday for a period of five months, UK-based VoxAfrica TV just launched its second TV broadcast season, in French-speaking Africa.
Konnect Africa, headquartered in the United Kingdom, just announced a broad collection of new next-generation telecom services available today in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda. It is part of a major expansion move planned to cover all across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, has completed an extensive study of the drought situation in Africa. In a report published on May 29 on the analysis, the information shows significant reserves of good quality water are in fact still available in Africa's drought-prone Sahel region.
Cameroon just signed off on the United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration ("The Mauritius Convention on Transparency")
Netherlands-based Wetlands International just published a new report showing the relationship between the health of wetland ecosystems and involuntary human migration in Africa's Sahel region. It is aimed a policymakers and hopes to drive new decisions to save the wetlands of Africa.
Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale's Hausa service, was just sentenced in a court in Cameroon to 10 years in prison for charges of "non-denunciation of terrorism" and "laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts". His conviction has been labeled a travesty of justice by Amnesty International.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
Natural disasters are the driver behind around half of all emergency multilateral food assistance to Africa, with advancing droughts significantly threatening both livelihoods and economic growth.
Cameroon's English-speaking regions have had no access to the internet for over two months, as a move to minimize unrest in the region. Protesters and international organizations have expressed their outrage and are demanding its return.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN Economic Commission fo Africa (ECA) are urging far more sharing of experiences among development partners, as Central Africa's economies deal with the combination of lower prices for commodities and the need to 'strike now' at this opportune time for growth in the region.