The African Energy Chamber, will focus on new ways to bring investors directly to opportunities in Africa

The African Energy Chamber’s Investment Committee commits to facilitate investments worth billions of USD in 2021 for African energy projects AEC ( investment Committee members bring a wealth of finance & energy industry experience and creative thinking that are key to solve the huge lack of finance facing the energy sector across Africa. • The African Energy Chamber, will focus on new ways to bring investors directly to opportunities in Africa • The investment Committee members bring over 100 years […]

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Angola’s 65 Years of Oil History has been Good for Angola Despite Some Challenges

In addition to generating vast amounts of revenues, good paying jobs and improving key socioec-onomic indicators, oil and oil-sector reforms in Angola intended to make the sector globally com-petitive have also led to progressive and reform-driven growth in other sectors Angolan lawmakers last week approved the revision of current legislation, allowing for oil and gas pre-exploration studies to be carried out in some areas previously designated as natural reserves. The government however stressed, that this law was by no means […]

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AEB and EBC Channels Now Exclusively Broadcast via Ethiosat at 57 degrees East

Both private and public broadcasting associations in Ethiopia have responded to the government’s call to migrate their channels SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, announced today that the Ethiosat platform is now broadcasting all channels of the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) exclusively, including many of Ethiopia’s most popular channels such as EBS, ETV News and FANA TV. The variety of lifestyle, news, sport and educational channels – more than 90 channels, […]

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Water project improves quality of life, halts school abstention rate in Rwanda

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Beatrice Icyimanaizanye considers it a miracle that she no longer has to walk more than 6 km in search of water. She can now fetch it almost at her doorstep. She is overjoyed as she narrates how a project funded by the African Development Bank has enabled her community in Tumba village in Rwanda’s Rulindo district to access safe and clean water. “Before the water supply system was completed in this village, life was very difficult, especially for mothers like […]

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Virtual launch of the African Economic Outlook 2021

Who: The African Development Bank, with President Akinwumi A. Adesina and Prof. Joseph StiglitzWhen: Friday, 12 March 2021, 14.00 – 16.30 GMTWhere: Virtual The African Development Bank will launch its 2021 African Economic Outlook on Friday, 12 March 2021. The theme of this year’s report is From Debt Resolution to Growth: The Road Ahead for Africa, which examines Africa’s growth performance and outlook and presents the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Africa is projected to recover in 2021 from […]

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Earth from Space: Lusaka, Zambia

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lusaka – the capital and largest city of Zambia. Lusaka, visible at the top of the image, is located on a high plateau in south-central Africa with an elevation of around 1200 m. With a population of over 2 million people, Lusaka is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa. Lusaka National Park is easily identifiable as a brown patch of land just southeast of the city. The 6700 hectare park […]

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Security and Community: Safeguarding Operations in Mozambique

Through the implementation of standardized security regulations and enhanced community empowerment, Mozambique’s LNG industry can ensure safe and sustainable operations With substantial offshore gas discoveries equating to over 100 trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment aimed at driving Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) developments in-country. Despite major energy and infrastructure projects spurring job creation and a rise in local activity, the risk of the “resource curse” – in which resource-rich countries fail to fully benefit from […]

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WTO’s Dr Okonjo-Iweala: the game-changer we need for the multilateral trading system

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Statement of leading MEPs Bernd Lange and Sven Simon welcoming the 15 February appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new Director General of the World Trade Organization. “I am extremely pleased with the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Not only will she become the first female Director-General, she will also be the first Director-General from Africa. For too long the interests of developing and emerging countries were not taken […]

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