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Vivendi and Orange Partner to Bring New Movie Theaters and Cinedays to Africa

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.

ENGIE Wins Two Solar Power Projects in Senegal

ENGIE (www.ENGIE-Africa.com), part of the French ENGIE corporation, along with Meridiam, its investment partner, have won a contract from Senegal's Electricity Sector Regulation Commission (CSRE) as the preferred bidder in a tender launched in October 2017 for two solar photovoltaic projects providing a total of 60MW power.

VINCI Energies Wins Contract to Expand Electricity Grid in Senegal

French energy efficiency solutions provider VINCI Energies has won the Société d'Electricité du Sénégal (SENELEC) contract as part of Senelec’s transmission and distribution grid expansion, reinforcement and reliability enhancement program in the West African nation of Senegal.

Dakar Hosts Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference

This year's Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference in Dakar, Senegal, was attended by ten current and three former heads of state, plus more than 60 ministers. It was also co-hosted by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal and President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic.

Africanews Signs New Partnership With L'Obs TV

Africanews (www.africanews.com), headquartered in Brazzaville, Congo, and already a strong presence in pay TV markets in Africa, announced a new partnership with L'Obs TV, a Futurs Médias Group entity, created by Youssou N'DOUR. The new connection will expand its presence in Teranga, Senegal.

UNESCO To Promote The African Education Sector in the GPE Conference in Senegal

The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, has announced her participation in the Financing Conference of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in Dakar, Senegal from 1-3 February 2018 to promote the education sector and priority given to the African Continent.

IATA Launches Single African Air Transport Market Push

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.

ENGIE Africa to Acquire Afric Power and Tieri

French energy developer ENGIE, via its African subsidiary (www.ENGIE-Africa.com), has agreed to acquire Afric Power and Tieri (www.Tieri.com), two companies specilizing in energy services in West Africa.

Human Rights Education Initiative Takes Shape In Senegal

A new human rights education (HRE) initiative was recently launched by UNESCO Dakar as part of its Learning to Live Together (LTLT) programme, in coordination with Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD) of Senegal and Teachers College, Columbia University in the U.S.

Non-GM Molecular Breed of Durum Wheat Can Survive Extreme Heat In 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.

West African States Land $155M Funding for Affordable Housing Financing

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), based in Burkina Faso and representing 8 member states, signed a $155 million package for the World Bank, The West African Development Bank and the West African regional mortgage refinance company (CRRH-UEMOA) to create affordable housing finance throughout the WAEMU region.

Experts Urge Increased Spending on Research Infrastructure in Africa

A group meeting this past week in Addis Ababa, on 'building research infrastructure capacity in Africa to achieve sustainable development goals', pushed for significant increased expenditures on research infrastructure in order to support Africa's future sustainable growth.

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