Comité exécutif Caf : Renouvellement des membres le 18 juillet

La Caf a annoncé la tenue d’une Assemble générale ordinaire le 18 juillet prochain. Entre autres points à l’ordre du jour, le renouvellement de certains membres du Comité exécutif de l’instance. Arrivés au terme de leur mandat, Jamal El Jaafri (Libye) pour la Zone Nord, Augustin Senghor (Sénégal) Ouest A, Sita Sangaré (Burkina Faso) Ouest … Continue reading “Comité exécutif Caf : Renouvellement des membres le 18 juillet”

Nigerian, Victoria Obaze elected first black female Mayor in UK

London, May 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Mrs Victoria Obaze, a Nigerian from Imo State made history on Wednesday after she was sworn into office as the first black female Civic Mayor of London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom (UK). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Obaze’s inauguration on Wednesday is the latest in turn … Continue reading “Nigerian, Victoria Obaze elected first black female Mayor in UK”

Zambia arrests ex-minister for alleged corruption over British aid

London, May 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Zambian authorities on Wednesday arrested a former minister for alleged corruption that led Britain to suspend aid to the southern African country last year, an official said. Emerine Kabanshi was arrested “for abuse of authority of office”, said a statement from Zambian anti-corruption and anti-money laundering agencies. Ms Kabanshi was Community … Continue reading “Zambia arrests ex-minister for alleged corruption over British aid”

Près de 40 milliards pour le financement des femmes en Afrique : 21 pays dont le Sénégal ciblés

Vingt et un pays admis à bénéficier de l’aide de l’Association internationale de développement (Ida) dont le Sénégal sont ciblés par le programme de discrimination positive pour le financement en faveur des femmes en Afrique (Afawa) de la Banque africaine de développement (Bad) qui a obtenu 61,8 millions de dollars, soit près de 40 milliards … Continue reading “Près de 40 milliards pour le financement des femmes en Afrique : 21 pays dont le Sénégal ciblés”

AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established … Continue reading “AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project”

Egypt is best in African hotel development, Nigeria, Morocco, Ethiopia follow – Hospitality survey

London, May 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the 11thannual survey by W Hospitality Group. The four countries head the top ten by numbers of rooms in the internationally-branded hotel development pipeline, with Egypt showing 15,158 rooms in 51 new hotels. A total of … Continue reading “Egypt is best in African hotel development, Nigeria, Morocco, Ethiopia follow – Hospitality survey”

Africa Green Tec powers another Malian village with solar

London, May 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The German start-up, Africa GreenTec, is installing a mini solar containerised grid in Fanidiama village, located in the Sikasso region of southeast Mali. Equipped with batteries, the containerised mini-grid has a capacity of 45 kWp. Fanidiama is a small village located 462 km from Bamako, the Malian capital. It is rather … Continue reading “Africa Green Tec powers another Malian village with solar”

How cross border payments, remittances are exploding African continent-Experts

London, May 7, 2019 (AltAfrica)-With mobile money continuing to dominate the continent’s commerce growth, opening doors to business to everyone from a rural farmer to an entrepreneur, and cross-border seeing inter-country transactions and remittances on the rise, the continent is making a play to be the world’s biggest e-commerce opportunity. According to Visual Capitalist, 13 … Continue reading “How cross border payments, remittances are exploding African continent-Experts”

Populism, nationalist rhetoric and the unending agony of Africans in South Africa

London, May 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-African nationals living in South Africa, whether as undocumented migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees, or citizens have long struggled for full inclusion in society. But advocates say their situation has worsened as elections approach and that the rise of global nationalism, particularly in the US from President Donald Trump, is to blame South … Continue reading “Populism, nationalist rhetoric and the unending agony of Africans in South Africa”

WHO begins vaccination of health workers against Ebola in South Sudan

London, May 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The World Health Organisation has begun vaccinations of health care and frontline workers against the Ebola virus at the Juba Teaching Hospital in Juba, South Sudan. The WHO has carried out similar campaigns in Yei River, Gbudue and Torit State where 1,904 people received the vaccinations as part of Ebola preparedness … Continue reading “WHO begins vaccination of health workers against Ebola in South Sudan”

Badminton : l’Algérie éliminée en quarts de finale

La sélection algérienne de badminton a été éliminée en quarts de finale après sa défaite devant son homologue mauricienne sur le score de 3 à 1, mercredi pour le compte des Championnats d’Afrique 2019 qui se déroulent du 22 au 28 avril à Port-Harcourt (Nigeria). Les demi-finales du rendez-vous de Port-Harcourt mettront aux prises Maurice … Continue reading “Badminton : l’Algérie éliminée en quarts de finale”

La problématique du financement de l’émergence : La contribution de l’intermédiation financière, banques et établissements financiers

INTRODUCTION Le système productif est le moteur de l’économie, et la finance en est le carburant. Tant qu’il n’y a pas un système d’injection de carburant qui fonctionne, le moteur ne pourra pas tourner. Plus le moteur tournera rapidement, plus il aura besoin de carburant. «C’est le système financier qui doit injecter l’argent dans l’économie … Continue reading “La problématique du financement de l’émergence : La contribution de l’intermédiation financière, banques et établissements financiers”

Un nouveau test pour détecter le paludisme dans la salive

La Journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme est l’occasion de rappeler que ce fléau demeure l’une des maladies les plus meurtrières au monde, et que l’Afrique lui paye le plus lourd tribut. En effet, parmi les 435 000 décès liés au paludisme reportés en 2017 par l’OMS, 93 %, soit 403 000 morts, sont survenus sur le continent africain. La … Continue reading “Un nouveau test pour détecter le paludisme dans la salive”

Netflix debuts first African all-girl children super hero animation

London, April 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-One of biggest and money spinning comic in the entertainment world now is children’s super hero animation films A superhero is a type of heroicstock character, usually possessing supernatural or superhuman powers, who is dedicated to fighting the evil of their universe, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains. Before now, almost all … Continue reading “Netflix debuts first African all-girl children super hero animation”

Why Uganda and Angola Are Flying State of the Art Russian Su-30 Fighters

Expensive yes, but multi-role and nothing beats its range Uganda was the first African country to buy Su-30 fighter-bombers from Russia. While this acquisition was often explained by the possible requirement to protect oil sources that might – or might not be – be found in the south of the country, the local air force … Continue reading “Why Uganda and Angola Are Flying State of the Art Russian Su-30 Fighters”

Video: Spotting and harnessing Africa’s business opportunities by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance

London, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A development economist and two time minister of finance in Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says African continent has become a bundle of business opportunities and no longer the usual and generalised perception of a continent bedevilled by volatility Many still see Africa as a continent bedevilled by volatility. Although clear-eyed about … Continue reading “Video: Spotting and harnessing Africa’s business opportunities by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance”