The "Desert to Power Initiative", an ambitious plan to eliminate energy poverty in Africa and provide 10 GW of solar energy by 2025 and support 250 million people with green electricity, was just unveiled at the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24.
Chad Tender and Business News
Thanks to the March 2018 signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement AfCTA in Kigali, Rwanda, Africa will soon become home to the largest free trade area in the world.
State-owned Zambia Airlines was shut down after liquidation in 1994. It is on track to launch yet again thanks to a new shareholding agreement just signed with Ethiopian Airlines.
TerraPay, a mobile payments platform headquartered in the Netherlands, and GIMAC, the regional electronic money transfer platform of Central Africa, have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will allow instant cross-border money transfer to bank accounts and mobile wallets in Africa's CEMAC region.
The European Commission just announced it will be providing a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million to assist Africa's Sahel region, which is continuing to experience its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years.
Smallholder farmers in Kenya and many regions of Africa are struggling after long-term climatic change effects and extended drought have virtually destroyed what used to be a far stronger agricultural economy. Those farmers must be involved when plans are created to help them recover their croplands for the future.
On June 30, the United Nations announced an ambitious plan it was launching, to harness the "immense" potential of Africa's Sahel region, from renewable energy and natural resources to culture and tourism.
An $8 billion project to transform the landscape of Africa and restore drought-stricken areas has started and yet most of the world does not know of it. It is the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative, and involves the planting of a wall of trees over 7,600 kilometers long.
The Mukjar refugee camp in Central Darfur, Sudan, is closing after 10 years of hosting Chadian refugees there.
The African Finance Corporation, a Nigeria-based multilateral institution focusing on African infrastructure investments, just announced that the Republic of Malawi has joined AFC as only the second Southern African member country.
Millicom, an international telecommunications and media company, announced its Tigo mobile operations' commitment to reduce the gender gap in mobile Internet and mobile money across low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and Africa.
Norway has intensified its efforts in countries and regions affected by conflict and fragility with an increased support for the Sahel region by a further NOK 15 million to around NOK 455 million.
As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.
Sweden has announced its investment of over SEK 800 million to the 'Strategy for Sweden'’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nigeria-based MainOne won a 15-year contract to provide high-speed bandwidth services with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) (www.WACREN.net).
Canada just announced an additional $19.8 million in funding to deal with food shortages in Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda.
Recently the Central African country of Chad has been mentioned in mainstream media because of Donald Trump's ban on Chadians traveling to the US. Although the country has a dubious election history, the ban is seen as nonsensical due to Chad's role as a stabilizing force in the sub-Saharan region.
The practice of breast-flattening in order to minimize the risk of violence affects some 3.8 million women worldwide, including in 9 African countries. A massive educational campaign is underway to bring a stop to the extremely dangerous practice.
The United States just pledged up to $60 million dollars to support the counterterrorism efforts for the G5 Sahel Joint Force.
The government of the Republic of Chad has signed an agreement with African Parks, a South Africa-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that seeks to address environmental conservation issues in Africa, especially the decline of many of Africa’s national parks.
Chad's new National Development Plan just received a major vote of support -- with money to go with it -- in the form of US $540M of financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group.
The U.S. Army has awarded a new multi-year contract to Vizocom, a U.S. technology company based in the UAE, to provide satellite communications services to support the U.S. Army in the African nation of Chad.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have begun a new major collaboration initiative to help transform precarious situations in the desert part of Africa into developmental opportunities. It is called the 'Desert to Power program', and will be deployed to 11 countries including Sudan.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a major pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer focuses on infrastructure, just added Kenya as its 15th member nation.
A special course was recently held on Industrial Policy in Africa, for civil servants from 20 African countries. Its goal was to strengthen the group's capacity in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating appropriate strategies to facilitate the structural transformation of the continent’s economies.