On Sunday, May 15, Somalia held its presidential elections, after several postponements over an about one year period. The winner is Hassan Cheikh...
In 2018, the country announced it would not extend the 3-year program signed in 2015 by former president John Mahama. Two years later, it turned to the...
Tanzania and Uganda are already collaborating in many fields but they want to further improve their bilateral relationship. The opportunity was presented...
In July 2021, the IMF approved a US$1.5 billion financing for DRC in the framework of an extended credit facility. Following the second review of the...
Within just 100 years, Côte d'Ivoire lost nearly 82% of its forest cover. From 16 million hectares in 1900, the country had only 2.9 million hectares in...
During the COP14 in India, in 2019, countries renewed their commitment to achieving land degradation neutrality by 2030. Three years later, they are...
Egypt wants to revive its automotive industry whose production has been dropping constantly since 2009-2010. In that regard, it developed a national...
In January 2022, in the WAEMU region, inflation reached a 6-month high of 7.9%. In February, it dropped to 6.1% but, the following month, it appears to...
On 20 April 2022, Congo Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports, introduced two new RTG cranes worth €3.8 million (2.5 million CFA francs). The...
In early September 2021, diplomatic sources announced the arrival of Wagner group in Mali following an agreement with transition authorities. The latter...
In Cameroon, 8 percent of GDP contribution in the agricultural sector is compromised every year because of the challenges facing the sector, according to...
In 2017, Nigeria raised US$300 million with its diaspora bonds, which offers the government alternative funding means.  Nigeria is currently...
On 23 April 2022, Côte d’Ivoire Terminal took delivery of six fleet gantries for the second container terminal currently under construction at the Port...
Faced with a tough security situation, Nigeria increased its military spending in recent years, to improve its military power. Early this month, the...
Based on Côte d’Ivoire’s economic resilience, the reforms initiated by the country, the discovery of new oil and gas reserves, and tax and customs...
Zambia’s external debt has been growing since 2006, according to World Bank data. To address the situation, the country, which is facing numerous economic...
In September 2022, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Cote d’Ivoire will inaugurate a modern logistics base with a total area of 9,000 m2, in the airport area...
Gabonese authorities recently reduced value-added tax (VAT) on some sales transactions and services to 5% to ease the tax pressure on some segments of the...
DRC currently sources about 70% of its wheat supplies from Russia and Ukraine. The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict fueled imported inflation in the...
Despite the economic challenges posed by covid-19 and international inflationary pressures exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Egypt’s economy is...
The African Development Bank hosted virtual consultations with African government ministers, representatives of the African Union, government officials,...
Kribi Conteneurs Terminal, operator of the container terminal of the Autonomous Port of Kribi, has been granted the Green Terminal label following the...
Niger, like most Sahel countries, is facing an economic and security crisis. In 2020, the country’s economic challenges were worsened by climate shocks....
Faced with tough security challenges, Nigeria is trying to build its military capabilities with the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment. With each...
Côte d’Ivoire will invest US$825.8 million to boost its tourism sector by 2025. The announcement was made on Tuesday, April 12, by the Director-General...
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) obtained nearly US$2 billion in funding pledges from the international community to...
Ghana will host the African Development Bank Group’s 2022 Annual Meetings from 23-27 May in its capital, Accra. This year’s meetings mark a return to...
From 26 February to 30 March 2022, Bolloré Transport & Logistics Benin teams transported six electrical transformers weighing a total of 464 tonnes to...
Despite efforts to build vaccine capacity in low-income countries, lack of funding continues to be a major obstacle in the fight against covid-19. The...
In Nigeria,  Mele Kyari (Photo), MD of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is calling for the creation of a special court for oil...
In Rwanda, real GDP grew by 10.9% in 2021. This is the estimate presented by an IMF team in an end-of-mission release issued on April 5, 2022, in the...
Blaise Compaoré, former Burkinabe president, was since late 2021, prosecuted with several of his relatives for “complicity”, “corpse concealment” and...
Despite the rise in gas prices following the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Sonatrach previously reassured its clients it would apply...
South Sudan has since 2013 been trapped in a cycle of violence due to rivalries between its President and Vice-president. To end that cycle, several...
African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina wrapped up an official visit to the United Arab Emirates on Friday. The three-day visit...

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