Earth from Space: Inhambane Bay, Mozambique

s Inhambane Bay, in southeast Mozambique, is featured in this true-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Click on the image below to explore it in its full 10 m resolution. Inhambane Bay is a deep inlet into which the small Mutamba River flows. In the north of the bay, where the waters exit into the Mozambique Channel, an arm of the Indian Ocean, different water depths can be identified in tones of green and blue. Two small islands […]

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African Development Bank to showcase its youth agenda at Youth Connekt Africa Summit

What:      African Development Bank to host session at Youth Connekt Africa Summit Who:      The Government of Rwanda; YouthConnekt Africa Hub, the United Nations Development Programme; African Development Bank, Development Partners When:     14 October 2022 Where:    Intare Conference Arena, Kigali, Rwanda African Development Bank Vice President for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization Solomon Quaynor will join Africa’s young generation of innovators, policymakers, champions and leaders at the 2022 Youth Connekt Africa Summit, taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 13 to15 October […]

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Stellantis invest in Africar Group to create Auto24, African used vehicle start-up

• Auto24, new subsidiary of Africar Group, launches its activities in Ivory Coast • Africar Group is a class leading and multi country digital automotive marketplace across Sub-Saharan Africa • Stellantis investment aims at accelerating its used vehicle (UV) business on the buoyant African UV market • Auto24 is a faster and safer way to buy and sell used vehicles in Africa Africar Group and Stellantis announce the launch of Auto24 activities in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Auto24 is a direct […]

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AAAM/VDA Lead a Study tour to Morocco

Due to many factors including its proximity to Europe, highly skilled human capital, political stability, and free trade agreements with the USA, EU, and other countries, the Kingdom of Morocco has attracted many global automotive players over the last few years. For the year 2021, estimated passenger vehicle production was reported at 403,007 vehicles with some 175, 360 units sold locally whilst 358, 745 were exported. Renault and Stellantis are the main OEMs with CKD manufacturing facilities in the country, […]

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Rethinking the Foundations of Export Diversification in Africa

Soaring food and energy prices are hitting African countries especially hard as they struggle with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the war in Ukraine. To cope with current crises and insulate itself against future shocks, Africa must diversify its economies. The continent of 1.4 billion people is among the least diversified regions in the world with regard to exports. Download the full report Download the executive summary Commodities account for more than 60% of total merchandise […]

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EU-African trade gets new opportunities

The Ukraine war will also lead to a reorganisation of supply chains in the mechanical and plant engineering sector, strengthening closer economic ties between Europe and Africa. VDMA, Europes’s most important Mechanical Engineering Industry Association has established training centres in Botswana, Nigeria and Kenya, where prospective skilled workers are trained on modern machinery and equipment as part of the initiative “Skilled Workers For Africa”. “After the Ukraine war, many companies from the mechanical and plant engineering sector will try to […]

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Focus will be on local businesses, products and services at upcoming Automechanika Johannesburg

Wide-ranging participation by large numbers of overseas exhibitors from a host of countries has been a feature of Automechanika Johannesburg since the first of these trade shows for the automotive aftermarket was staged at Expo Centre, Nasrec, in 2009. This all changes in favour of local exhibitors at Automechanika Johannesburg 2022, which takes place at the same venue from June 7-10. “Although the only international exhibitors currently signed up to come to Automechanika Johannesburg this year are from Germany, the […]

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VDMA: Strengthen relations with Africa!

V Commenting on the sixth Summit between the EU and the African Union on 17 and 18 February 2022, Ulrich Ackermann, Head of the Foreign Trade Department at VDMA, says: “It is important that this Summit lays the foundation for a deeper and comprehensive partnership between the EU and the African Union, especially in the areas of trade, infrastructure and climate change. Africa is our neighbouring continent with more than 1.3 billion people, making it an important partner region. It […]

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