Many African countries are now actively embracing what is called the "blue economy", with business and social benefits for actively looking to oceans, lakes and rivers to help expand their business opportunities.
Seychelles Tender and Business News
Seychelles just launched a tender for an appropriate vendor to develop, finance, own and operate a 4 MW floating grid-connected solar PV plant in le Rocher Lagoon, Mahé.
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, just announced a significant expansion in its supply of electronic components within Africa. It just opened an e-commerce website, www.RSOnline.africa to serve a total of 15 countries countries on the continent.
The Port Victoria harbour in the Seychelles, managed by the Seychelles Ports Authority, just secured major funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union, and the French development agency (AFD), for a significant expansion and upgrade project.
On April 9 and 10, Nairobi, Kenya will host the regional strategic meeting of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) (UCLGa.org) for the Eastern Africa Region.
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.
On July 12, Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, switched over to a common-use passenger processing system (CUPPS) at Seychelles International Airport.
Representatives from the Indian Ocean Islands and East Africa met in a major two-day planning session on June 27-28, to discuss the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), an initiative to attack the growing global problem of illegal fishing.
VLCC Group, a weight loss solutions plus hair and skin treatment company headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with an existing presence in Nairobi, just announced announced its plans to expand -- via franchise -- throughout a number of African countries.
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.
Products shipping from Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho to the European Union have now been granted duty-free access. The European Parliament just voted to approve the duty-free trade arrangement.
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.
Africa is going to launch an electronic passport (e-Passport) at the next African Union Summit taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, in July 2016. The passport should make intra-African travel and trade much easier than in the past and help accelerate the already rapid pace of economic growth on the continent.
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.
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.
A new study by ABI Research suggests that despite a floating myth speculating that it will only be a matter of time before personal computers meet their demise, the market is still going strong and shows no sign of slowing down in the immediate future.
The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month.
Consulting group In On Africa (IOA)recently released its first Africa Country Benchmark Report, a holistic assessment of Africa country performance. It draws on sixteen reputable indices spanning business, economic, political and social spheres, combined with other insights.
A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, and Bridge Alliance (of 35 providers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa) are demonstrating a solution for multi-country deployment of IoT devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, using Gemalto's LinqUs On-Demand Connectivity (ODC) subscription management solution.