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.
Mauritania Tender and Business News
According to consulting group PwC's just-released annual Africa Oil & Gas Review, the outlook for the continent's oil and gas industry is favorable over the near term. The reason is the industry has been aggressively cost-cutting as price pressures grew tighter.
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.
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.
A major side event at the 31st African Union Summit currently underway in Mauritania was the joint African Union-European Union "Women in Power" event.
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.
Golar LNG To Begin Front End Engineering Design for FLNG Vessel to Support Field Offshore Mauritania and Senegal
Golar LNG Limited of Bermuda has reached an agreement to proceed with the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the provision of an FLNG vessel, to help develop Phase 1A of the Greater Tortue/Ahmeyin field, located offshore Mauritania and Senegal
UK-based TechnipFMC, a provider of lifecycle services for the energy industry, has been awarded a front-end engineering design contract for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Tortue/Ahmeyim Field Development.
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 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.
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.
Cécile Pouilly, a spokesperson for UNHCR, the UN Relief Agency, gave a press briefing on February 23 regarding the launch of birth certification services for Malian refugee children in south-east Mauritania's Mbera camp.
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.
What was originally labeled as a 'crazy idea' involving a genome fingerprinting research project, and involving Italian researchers and Swedish funding, has produced a kind of drum wheat which can survive the climate-change extreme heat currently causing famine in Senegal, Mauritania, and Mali. It won the 2017 OLAM Prize for Innovation in Food Security.
The United States just pledged up to $60 million dollars to support the counterterrorism efforts for the G5 Sahel Joint Force.
The Council of Ministers in Mauritania, a country in Africa, has issued a formal decree granting a 30-year mining license to Quebec-based mining and metals exploration company Algold Resources for its project in Tijirit.
Texas-based KBR, Inc. has been contracted by BP to provide pre-FEED and project support covering design of the subsea, pre-treatment floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, inshore hub/terminal, and interfaces for floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) for the Tortue Project.
The West African nation of Mauritania has become the latest focus of turmoil on the continent, with regular ongoing protests between citizens and state authorities. To some it appears all too similar to backlash by Venezuelan citizens over that country's President Nicolás Maduro’s plan to amend the constitution recently.
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.
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.
According to the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index, Africans were able to travel more freely across the country in 2016 versus 2015. Still, as Aliko Dangote, President and CEO of Nigeria's Dangote Group notes, "Despite the size of our group, I need 38 visas to move around Africa".
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.
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
Mauritania has been suffering severe food shortages from a combination of climate change and the recent influx of 48,500 refugees from Mali who have taken refuge in the Mbera camp of the country. The European Union's just-disclosed gift of €1.5 million will help ease this for a short while.