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Togo: Towards the adoption of a new mining code

In Togo, people bordering the mining sites feel that they are not benefiting enough from mining activities. The old mining code should be reviewed to comply with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) standards in order to meet the expectations of populations by creating much more wealth. Therefore, Togo has just validated a new mining code at the

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FIAD 2017: Moroccan ambitions are confirmed… and questioned

Two heads of State, some thirty African delegations, more than 2,000 economic operators … The 5th Africa Development Forum, held on March 17-18 in Casablanca, confirms a successful platform, initiated by the Attijariwafa bank group, which reinforces its positioning in Africa just like the Sherifian Kingdom which is accelerating its pan-African strategy and getting more ambitious. Far from being an

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CEMAC: the European Union seeks to convince member countries

The member countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) refuse to sign the bilateral Cameroon-EU agreement, as suggested by Yaoundé and Brussels, despite a collective meeting held on March 3 in Douala.

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The Saint-Louis Forum: A city of Giving and Receiving

Amadou Diaw
Chairperson of the Saint-Louis Forum
The world, of course, has become complex. But as Edgar Morin rightly mentioned, “it is said more and more “it is complex” to avoid to explain. Here, we must make a real reversal and show that complexity is a challenge that the mind must and can meet.” How can we not consider this approach, which

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South Africa: solar energy meant to empower office barons

L’utilisation de l’énergie solaire comme alternative à l’électricité se répand dans les quartiers pauvres et dans les zones rurales africaines. Mais le solaire s’intéresse aussi aux zones urbaines, en ciblant les propriétaires de biens immobiliers et commerciaux par un système de préfinancement. Retour sur un business plan encore en devenir avec l’exemple sud-africain.

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“We are developing renewable energies” – Yamako Soungalo Soulama

The Albert Schweitzer Ecological Center of Burkina Faso (CEAS-Burkina Faso) develops renewable energies through its “research, action and innovation” Department. We met Yamako Soungalo Soulama, the Technical Innovation Assistant, who talked about current projects and their financing sources.

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Togo: How to finance an affordable electrification rate?

Despite the enormous energy potential in Togo, a great number of the population suffers from serious lack of electricity. Given the growing demand, and aware of the crucial role of electric power for economy and social well-being, the Togolese senior officials have developed several micro and macro energy projects tailored to meet the power needs.

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Ivory Coast: Renewable energy for Ivorian villages

Too little known and undeveloped, renewable energy gradually integrates in the decision-making process by the Ivorian authorities and attracts strong investors – despite increasing funding difficulties.

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IAER: an example of North-South cooperation

Despite its huge energy potential, Africa lacks financing to invest in renewable energies. To achieve this goal, the African Initiative for renewable energy (AIRE), launched in December 2015, enjoyed support from technical and financial partners at COP 22 in Morocco.

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Namibia and Japan further enhance mining ties

Namibia’s mining sector is on an upward resurgance which is further boasted by the fact that it is the nations biggest GDP contributor. The country’s Minister of Mines Obeth Kandjoze reiterated that his ministry will “continue working with mining experts from Japan to ensure that it remains a viable industry.” Kandjoze said this during the opening of the one-day Japan

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Ghana: reviewing the three-year agreement with the IMF

A few months after taking office, the new Ghanaian government of President Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo wants to review its aid program estimated at 918 million dollars with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This, according to the new government, will help have a maneuver to keep the election promises.

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Morocco returns to AU: “a battle won but not a war”

Interview with Hicham Rahil, member of the National Council of the People’s Movement, and head of diplomatic affairs at the Maghreb Center for Strategic and Security Studies
 

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Tunisia: First African Energy Fair

As a major challenge for the continent, energy autonomy will be at the center of the upcoming African Energy Fair as part of the Africa News Agency (ANA) Forums, quarterly meetings which bring together all the technical and financial partners on one of the themes at the heart of the challenges of the continent today.

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North African companies at the Barcelona MWC

The Mobile World Congress, an essential event in the world of telephony, was held from 27 February to 2 March in Barcelona, ​​Spain. Over 100,000 people visited the Catalan city to explore the stands of about 3,000 exhibitors scattered throughout the eight halls of Fira Gran Via, including many Chinese, Korean and Japanese brands as well as North African exhibitors.
 

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Casablanca: FIAD celebrates its 5th anniversary

The Africa Development Club, founded by the Attijariwafa bank Group, helps facilitate regional trade through South-South cooperation. For its 5th meeting, the group will jointly organize, with Morocco Export, the very important International Africa Development Forum (FIAD), on March 16-17 in Casablanca.