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Featured

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac: The cost of keeping airlines flying

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International Air Transport Association head discusses turbulent times in the industry amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Africa’s president unveils $60bn plan to boost economy

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South Africa will embark on a major public works and job-creation drive in response to the coronavirus crisis, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday, unveiling…

Will Zambia be first African nation to default during pandemic?

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Zambia moved closer to becoming the first African nation to default on its dollar bonds since the onset of the coronavirus, making it a test…

Advisory

African nations downgrade their views on aggressive ratings firms

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An African Union review panel criticized credit ratings companies for aggressive downgrades of countries on the continent during the coronavirus pandemic.

Old Mutual wants to create an African affordable housing fund

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Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI) hopes to launch a new pan-African affordable housing fund towards the end of 2021, joint CEO Paul Boynton stated.

Government of Rwanda – World Bank Sign a $20 million Agreement to Support Public Financial Management Reforms.

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The Public Financial Management Reform Project (PFMRP) will support the Ministry of Finance in expansion of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) coverage and…

SWIFT Caves To US Pressure By Cutting Off Iranian Banks

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Shortly after Trump reimposed nuclear sanctions on Tehran on November 5, the international financial messaging system SWIFT announced the suspension of several Iranian banks from…

Commodities

Zambia-Zimbabwe: Preliminary works for Batoka Gorge hydroelectric dam commence

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The preliminary construction works on the 2 400MW Batoka Gorge hydroelectric dam developed by the government of Zambia in collaboration with that of Zimbabwe has…

Perenco Acquires Portfolio of Gabonese Interests from TOTAL Affiliate

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Privately held international oil company Perenco SA has entered into an agreement with TOTAL Gabon SA, a 58%-owned affiliate of French energy major TOTAL SA,…

Merger between Gabon’s Sogara and GOC abandoned

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For unclear reasons, the government of Gabon has just ended the merger project, underway since 2019, between Sogara and Gabon oil company (GOC). The objective…

Tax evasion and theft ‘rob Africa’ of $89bn a year: UN study

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Africa is losing nearly $89bn a year in illicit financial flows such as tax evasion and theft, amounting to more than it receives in development…

Security

‘40% increase in kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea’

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Although one of the World’s richest regions in terms of unexploited natural resources, the Gulf of Guinea has become infamous for the incidents of piracy…

LNG carrier crew member kidnapped in Equatorial Guinea.

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According to Dryad Global, LNG tanker METHANE PRINCESS (IMO9253715) was boarded by pirates whilst at anchor off Malabo. The vessel was attacked shortly after breaking…

Ghana, Togo to sign maritime boundary treaty 2019

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The timetable is one of many provisional arrangements from the second joint Ghana-Togo Maritime Boundary Delimitation Meeting held in the Togolese capital, Lome, last week.…

Uganda to set up new force to make Kampala safe

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About 6,000 LDUs are currently being trained to help the security forces curb crime following a wave of high-profile murders. Critics have memories of the…

Technology

Blockchain securities exchange in Mauritius

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MINDEX; a complete exchange, post trade and physical infrastructure, facilitating a variety of asset classes to be traded in Mauritius, supported by GMEX; a world…

Atel officially launches 3G network in Mali under Telecel brand

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The holder of the third mobile licence in Mali has officially inaugurated its 3G network with the launch of its first commercial services in the…

Qadium will find you

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Qadium's platform is akin to a Google Street View for the Internet of Things, helping customers find devices on their network they never knew were…

5 questions about project failure: through the looking glass of tech and transparency.

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