AAAM and the German Cooperation partner to develop an Ethiopian Automotive Industry Development Policy and a Center of Excellence Pilot Programme

The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) has been appointed by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation to develop an Automotive policy for the Ethiopian government that will encourage global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and component manufacturers to invest in Ethiopia. In addition, an automotive training programme for existing assemblers and workshop owners will be developed and piloted along with the development of a foundational concept note for the creation of a Centre of Excellence to train local […]

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Senegal: President Calls for Better Industry Communication, Local Content Amendment

The President made this announcement in a meeting he chaired on 9 February 2021, in which talks were held to assess the state of oil and gas project execution in Senegal H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal has directed (https://bit.ly/3tYWRUe) that information exchange in the oil and gas sector be improved, in order for all participants to be equally well informed. The President made this announcement in a meeting he chaired on 9 February 2021, in which […]

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Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich Biodiversity

by Verner Ayukegba Angola can balance environmental protections with ongoing hydrocarbon exploration, just as is foreseen by its constitution Last month, reports that Angola was drafting legislation to permit oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area stretching across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe led to protests by environmentalist groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, likely weary of test drilling that had begun days […]

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