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.
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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.
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts just opened their first hotel in West Africa. The hotel is the Sheraton Grand Conakry in Guinea and also represents the debut of the Sheraton Grand brand in Africa.
Guinea, as part of its move as the first Sub-Saharan country to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, recently sent a delegation to Beijing to discuss bilateral mutually beneficially cooperation in various fields. Principal meetings were held on November 2.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF), a new fund to support countries needing financial assistance with complex business legal negotiations, has just received its first voluntary contribution from an African nation. The Republic of Guinea stepped up to be the first to help out its fellow nations on the continent.
United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.
The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.
The World Health Organization just issued its latest Zika Virus situation report, including maps showing the spread of the virus worldwide and recommendations for those who are or may become infected.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released Financing Change: the AfDB and CIF for a Climate-Smart Africa, its 2015 Annual Report for its Climate Investment Funds (CIF) portfolio. The report demonstrates that by the end of 2015 through its AfDB-supported CIF portfolio, 27 African nations – half of Africa – had become engaged in various aspects of climate solutions, and through 39 pilot programs are embedding them in their national development economic and social goals.
This partnership, which is already operational in Mali since January 2015 and in Cameroun since August 2015, facilitates money transfers for both Ecobank (Ecobank.com) and Orange (Orange.com) customers by allowing them to top-up their Orange Money e-wallet from their bank account, and vice versa.
The Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) International Growth Centre (IGC) held a three-day West African Sub-regional workshop on mobile financial services and regional inclusion last week.
A 6,830-ton North Korean cargo ship was seized by Philippine government officials as it docked into Subic Bay on March 3. The vessel, its cargo and its crew will be held indefinitely as part of new tougher United Nations sanctions recently approved against the North Korean government.