French mass media conglomerate Vivendi and Paris-based telecom Orange are partnering to open new movie theaters across western and central Africa. The goal is to help reestablish the experience of movie-watching under the best technical conditions and in comfort, after three decades in which cinemas have all but disappeared in some area.
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The British Council and Ynaija.com, a Nigerian news website and blog, announced the launching of the West Africa Arts Exchange (WAArtsExchange), a community of the talented artists from West Africa and arts lovers across the world.
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.
The servicing arm of the Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI), LCI Services, has expanded its Debt Collection Services to cover 11 new African markets to support clients in their regional growth and protect their trade receivables.
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).
The Regional Energy Co-Operation Summit 2018 coming up January 24-25 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, is finalizing its agenda.
South Korean solar power plant construction company Hyundai Solar Energy has entered the African market after signing a contract for the construction of a large-scale solar power plant in Africa’s Guinea, which currently needs more energy to support its growing economy.
The SMB-Winning Consortium (http://SMB-Guinee.com), a major consortium in the bauxite sector consisting of Singaporean, Chinese, and Guinee-based companies, will be building an alumina refinery in Guinea as well as a railway connecting the Boffa corridor, the refinery, and the Dapilon river port.
A training program for business leaders from 25 Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) was recently conducted in the region of Boke by the National Office of Professional Training (ONFPP in French) (ONFPPguinee.org), in partnership with the Guinean government's Delivery Unit (DU).
The reconstruction of the border road from Guinea to Sierra Leone just received approval for €48 million from the African Development Fund (ADF).
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.
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.
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.
The Delivery Unit under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea recently launched a study to develop a series of pilot projects aimed at enhancing development of the agriculture and mining business sectors, and leadership training.
South Africa's AngloGold Ashanti has signed an agreement with Finnish technology group Wärtsilä to supply a power plant extension at the company's gold mine in Siguiri, Guinea.
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.
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.
Africa Legal Network (www.AfricaLegalNetwork.com), with central offices in Kenya, just announced it has signed three new member firms which will expand its capabilities in Francophone Africa. These are based in Algeria, Guinea and Morocco.
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.
24 new development projects were just launched under the 2016-17 round of Australia's Direct Aid Program to Africa (DAP).
In a move to raise awareness on the state of ocean fisheries off the coast of Africa, Greenpeace's ship My Esperanza has launched an eleven week tour through the region. The transit
Shell's licensee in Africa, Vivo Energy, has announced a Pan-African partnership agreement with Orange across nine countries. It allows those countries where both companies overlap to use Orange Money to pay for their fuel.
Four CanalOlympia cinema and entertainment venues will be opened by Vivendi this January and February, in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea and Niger.