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.
Senegal Tender and Business News
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
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.
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.
Senegal's refugees had sought jobs and a better life by heading north to Algeria, Libya, and Europe beyond. When that was done, returning back to their homeland has for some proven a bigger challenge than expected.
Intelcia, a customer relations outsourcing company based in Morocco, announced the integration of outsourcing sites Outremer Télécom Maurice et Madagascar, which will now conduct business under the Intelcia banner.
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.
AccorHotels, a multinational hotel group based in Paris, and Air France launched a digital campaign, #MyChicAfrica, to offer African influencers the possibility of becoming Ambassadors of their continent in order to portray a bold and trendy Africa.
Antwerp and Dakar port authorities have announced that they will be collaborating more closely in the next few years.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
The Regional Energy Co-Operation Summit 2018 coming up January 24-25 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, is finalizing its agenda.
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.
SENELEC, Senegal National Power Company, has received a €110.5 million loan, in the form of a Murabaha Financing Agreement from the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) of Saudi Arabia.
Senegal's new 525 million euro International Blaise Diagne Airport (AIBD) in Senegal opened for business on December 7.
French energy company VINCI Energies, through its Omexom brand, has been awarded a contract by Senegal’s national electricity company Senelec to build eight photovoltaic power plants in Senegal within a period of 10 months.
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 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.
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.