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.
Mauritania Tender and Business News
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.
Belgium is donating EUR 250,000 for special training programs to help prevent the growth of terrorism in Mauritania and Burkina Faso.
Two of BP's recently signed agreements to explore West African oil exploration blocks are expected to close this fiscal quarter. The deals are with Kosmos Energy, for a 62% working interest in its Mauritania exploration blocks and a 32.49% working interest in Kosmos' Senegal region.
Trans-Africa Pipeline Inc. (TAP), a non-profit corporation based in Toronto, is a major construction task including a fresh water pipeline, associated solar power plants and desalination of sea water facilities in Mauritania. It recently gave an update on the state of the overall project to governing bodies, and at this time the work is going well, with few major challenges at this time.
The port of Mouadhibou may be the way up for the economy Mauritania, now that demand has fallen for the iron ore that lays underneath it Sahara desert sands.
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.
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.
Under a new agreement negotiated between the European Union and Mauritania. European Union ships will now be allowed to fish for shrimp, demersal fish, tuna and small pelagic fish within Mauritania's Exclusive Economic Zone.
With financial support from the location branch of Switzerland's International Office of Migration, Senegal just announced it has just begun construction on five new border posts along its perimeter.
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.
Under a EUR 2,35 million, EU-funded project implemented by IOM in partnership with the Mauritanian Gendarmerie, four new border posts constructed by IOM have been officially inaugurated in southern Mauritania as of March 11.
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.