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Ivory Coast: African and European youths call on governments

As a prelude to the EU / Africa summit on the 29th  and 30th  November, African and European youths gathered in Abidjan to challenge African governments for their effective inclusion in development themes.

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Ivory Coast: with 6% of Ivorian GDP, construction, the third sector creating employment

From the 3rd to the 7th  of October, 300 companies of the real estate chain exhibited their know-how during the 6th edition of the architecture and building trade fair, which remains the third sector of employment with 11,000 jobs, 6% of Ivorian GDP.

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Africa Meetings: Kenya, a challenge for France

After Abidjan, and at the same time as Tunis, Africa Meetings were held in Nairobi on the 5th and 6th of October. An edition that had multiple challenges starting with strengthening the presence of French companies in the region. A successful bet?

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Africa Meetings in Ivory Coast: French investors invited to regain control

The second edition of the Africa 2017 Meetings, the first of the three events planned this year, was held on 2 and 3 October in Abidjan, and was used by the Ivorian authorities to promote the National Development Plan (NDP). And to invite French investors to reposition themselves in a market where now the Chinese, Moroccans and other partners of

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Ivory Coast: Increase in cocoa production by 28%

A gloomy atmosphere for the 4th edition of the National Coffee and Cocoa Days (JNCC), held in the last weekend in Abidjan. Despite an increase in production of 28%, a guaranteed purchase price kept at 700 F / Kg, the sector is hardly recovering from the impact of falling prices on world markets.

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Tunisia: Worrying Economic Indicators

The latest figures published by the Central Bank of Tunisia show a worrying development of the Tunisian public debt whose amount reaches 63.18 billion dinars. In one year, the total government liabilities to its various donors increased by about 10 billion dinars, reaching 66.9% of the GDP for   July 2017 (against 60.9% a year earlier).

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Gulf of Guinea: France brings its expertise in the fight against port crime

Abidjan is hosting a seminar on “Combating port crime” in the Gulf of Guinea, hosted by African and French experts, with their auditors at the General Directorate of the Port of Abidjan, from Monday, September 25th  to Thursday 28th .

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INTERVIEW « Africa Meetings, an enormous logistic, technical and human challenge »

The Africa Meetings will be held from 2 to 6 October. A manifestation wanted as a partnership between French and African companies. And for the second edition, the event will take place in three cities in the continent:  Abidjan, Tunis and Nairobi. In this interview, General Commissioner, Marc Hoffmeister, tells us the whole story.

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Africa Time For A New Deal believes in inclusive solutions

Training, financing, the role of the states and the private sector, social entrepreneurship … All themes addressed in the framework of the Africa Time For a New Deal (ATND) forum, which deals , among other things, with the issue of business development. An initiative which was held, for the second edition, on September 20th  in the Peninsula, in Paris, carried

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Junior NDONG NDONG: “Rethinking our training model”

Founded five years ago, Junior Achievement is an alternative to youth unemployment in Gabon. A country that displays, among other paradoxes, a graduate youth that does not meet the needs of the local labor market. Special Adviser to the Gabonese Presidency in charge of youth, Junior NDONG NDONG analyzes the problem and presents the solutions tested in the country.
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Cameroon:  Cosaco promises a scientific and technological revolution

Former students of the Sacré-Cœur secondary school in Makak (Cosaco), have made every effort to make a new school program  in the country.

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STEM has taken South Africa’s education sector forward

Farai Diza
South Africa’s education sector had been under heavy scrutiny ever since the World World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report  for 2014 – 2015 was released.
This report carried unpleasant reading for the local education sphere as it stated that among 144 countries in the world, South Africa was ranked at the bottom in science and maths education.
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Ivory Coast: Vocational schools, an alternative for young graduates

The government is struggling but does not intend to cede the problem of the professional integration of young graduates from general and vocational schools. The adequacy between the training system and the professional environment remains the equation to be solved. The issue has been the subject of intense reflection in academic circles.

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Francophonie: The colors of the economic and digital strategy

Green, blue, mauve, gray … La Francophonie declines its action in so many colors that count the rainbow to take up the bet of the economic and digital transition. A strategy presented at the second edition of the “Francophonie  days” (JFEN), organized in Paris on September 14th.

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EDUCATION EN AFRIQUE : le modèle a craqué ; il faut le repenser !

Didier Acouetey est président d’Africsearch, premier cabinet de recrutement des talents d’Afrique et de la diaspora.  L’ensemble des études montre que le manque d’éducation et l’inadéquation des compétences sont les principaux obstacles que rencontrent les jeunes sur le marché du travail en général. L’Afrique n’échappe pas à cette réalité.