The Automotive opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

On 17 June, the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat are hosting a webinar to explore how the AfCFTA is helping to shape the automotive policies for Africa which, in turn, drives industrialisation. Also to be discussed during the free virtual event is why the Rules of Origin are key in driving investment and confidence in Africa. “We believe that all automotive industry role players, including policy advisors, business leaders and […]

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Building back better: African Development Bank to launch Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa

What:     Launch of the Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa 2021-2025 Who:      The African Development Bank When:     Friday, 2 July 2021, 10:30-11:30 GMT Where:    Virtual On Friday, 2 July 2021, the African Development Bank will launch a comprehensive five-year Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa (SEGA). The strategy will serve as the Bank’s operating manual for fostering public sector effectiveness at national and sub-national levels by stimulating structural transformation in Africa, and ensuring that citizens, communities and civic […]

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IDEV beats 2020 evaluation targets under trying circumstances

The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) function delivered a record 20 evaluation products in 2020, exceeding its targets and contributing to learning and accountability on achievement of the Bank’s High-5 strategic priorities, according to its 2020 Annual Report released on 25 May 2021. Over the last year, IDEV produced its first Management Action Record System report, tracking the implementation of evaluation recommendations. It also produced two impact evaluations, two country strategy and program evaluations, and 4 corporate evaluations, demonstrating resilience and responsiveness by […]

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EU – Talent Partnerships

TALENT PARTNERSHIPS – EU Commission launches new initiative to address EU skills shortages and improve migration cooperation with partner countries Today, the Commission is launching Talent Partnerships, a key initiative under the New Pact on Migration and Asylum that will help to address skills shortages in the European Union and to strengthen mutually-beneficial partnerships on migration with third countries. Matching the skills of workers from countries outside the EU with the labour market needs inside the EU, Talent Partnerships should […]

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We need to treat Africa’s oil and gas industry as a brand of leadership

The African Oil Industry is at a cross roads and going into COP26, we need to have an African Agenda on energy transition and energy poverty Following Africa’s Oil Week announcement of moving their flagship Cape Town event to Dubai, H.E Mahaman Laouan Gaya, Former APPO SG and Former Petroleum Minister of Niger Republic has expressed his dissatisfactory views of the annual industry conference leaving the continent. He criticizes the “humiliating idea” of African Oil Week in Dubai and urges […]

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Bank of Central African States and the African Energy Chamber to work together on solution for FOREX regulation for energy industry

The meeting was in response to concerns by energy companies operating in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) region The African Energy Chamber (AEC) (www.EnergyChamber.org), on Monday 17 May held a meeting with the Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC) to discuss the effects of BEAC’s in December 2018 adopted FX regulations, which are due to come into effect on the 1 January 2022. The meeting was in response to concerns by energy companies operating in the […]

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Hamburg’s German African Energy Forum to jumpstart Africa’s Economic Transformation

The 14th German African Energy Forum is set to provide key market insights, trends and opportunities over the next decade The African energy sector continues to solidify partnerships with German investors and technology with the aim of leading energy businesses from Germany, Europe and across the African continent. From upstream to downstream, Africa’s energy sector must accelerate its transition to net-zero, continue to adopt new technologies and start to embrace digitization and decentralization over the next decade. The 14th German […]

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Panafrican Energy Services Wins Gas Lift Engineering and five Wells intervention Services Contracts for Petroci CI-11 Project

The agreement represents a prosperous future for the current evolving oil and gas landscape Panafrican Energy Services Group today announced it has signed a contract with Petroci CI-11 to provide 5 Wells intervention services in the Block CI-11. Under the contract Panafrican Energy Services Group will maximize the Block CI-11 oil and gas field asset value using gaslift, and carry out work activities starting this month. “We are pleased to be awarded this work and the opportunity to collaborate with […]

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