Togo and the United States are co-hosts for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lome, Togo from August 8-10. With the Trump administration's tough talk about trade between the U.S. and all countries as a background, many eyes and ears will be on this year's forum to see if there is a substantial change in policy coming.
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A new competition was just launched to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.
A special course was recently held on Industrial Policy in Africa, for civil servants from 20 African countries. Its goal was to strengthen the group's capacity in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating appropriate strategies to facilitate the structural transformation of the continent’s economies.
The Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network (GOGIN), a project of the European Union aimed at fighting crime at sea in conjunction with nineteen coastal countries on the African continent, just launched.
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.
FORBES AFRICA TV, in partnership with Togo-based Ecobank, will be broadcasting the first of its new TV talk show "Against the Odds with Peace Hyde" on April 28. The show is woman's interest magazine FORBES WOMAN AFRICA's first television offering.
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.
24 new development projects were just launched under the 2016-17 round of Australia's Direct Aid Program to Africa (DAP).
The New Partnership for Africa's Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) is working with the Infrastructure Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU) to strengthen collaboration on the preparation of regional infrastructure projects in West Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines will be soon be adding an important new link to its Pan-African airline network. It will connect Lomé, Togo to Johannesburg, South Africa starting on April 9, 2017
Appointing a former Prime Minister of Togo as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) could have powerful and valuable long-term implications for long-term African economic development.
Pan-African banking group Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, with headquarters in Togo, recently signed an agreement with Microsoft to help Ecobank modernize and raise the standards for handling digital financial transactions across the continent
Togo hosted a team from the International Monetary Fund which visited Lomé from January 5-18, 2017. The staff-level agreement reached during the trip, led by IMF's Cemile Sancak, is a recommendation for the IMF to extend further credit to help stabilize the country's financial situation.
The Republics of Benin and Togo recently received approval for a US $40.8 million loan to upgrade a four-lane 30 kilometer road section that runs between the capitals of both countries. The repairs will reinforce the road and help minimize impacts of coastal erosion along the route.
During this week's summit on African Maritime Security, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has taken a strong stand urging African governments to sign off on -- and take action to enforce -- the Port State Measures Agreement. The agreement is one major step to help stop unlawful fishing.
The African Union is holding its "Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security, Safety and Development in Africa: this week. It runs from October 11 through October 15 in Togo.
Carlson Rezidor (CarlsonRezidor.com), one of the largest hotel groups in the world, is making good on its objective to have more than 23,000 rooms in Africa either open or under development by the end of 2020. The comments were made by the company's President during the recent Africa Hotel Investment Conference in Rwanda.
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.
As part of its programs to transform the way agriculture works in Africa, the African Development Bank has just announced it will be supporting another digital payment project -- with a project called AGRIPME (Agri Porte Monnaie Electronique) in Togo.
Hong Kong's Centre for Food Saftey (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on August 26 that it is putting an emergency ban on the import of poultry meat and related products (such as eggs) from Togo.
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.
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.