BGFIBank: An African bank for the world

After presenting its 2016 financial year, more than positive, the first pan-African bank in the CEMAC zone brought together its senior executives to reflect on the challenges ahead. BGFIBank, as the leading player in the banking sector in Africa, is innovating through a new model.
By Dounia Ben Mohamed, Libreville


Strategy: Africa Life decrypts the African consumer

The Kantar Group, which is specializing in market research, launched its new “Africa Life” report in early May. Focusing on African consumers, it reveals many trends, one of which is strong confidence in the future and an ever increasing use of the Internet.


“People need to be trained and educated about renewable energies” – Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe

The second edition of the African Energy and Renewable Energies Week (SEERA) was held on May 2-7, in Ouagadougou. Many structures attended the event, including the African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE). We shared with his coordinator – Prof. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, a Cameroonian living in Germany – on his advice on energy awareness and promotion of renewable energies.


“Trade relations with Germany must be strengthened” – Alpha Barry, Burkina Faso Foreign Minister

Germany, which invests $ 10 billion dollars every year in the continent, 90% of which is shared between Algeria, Nigeria and South Africa, is now planning to boost its trade relations with Sub-Saharan countries. Therefore, it announced, during the German-Togolese spring last April, the creation of a “German-afro-francophone” chamber of commerce and industry. For Alpha Barry, Burkina Faso Foreign Minister,


Algerian Legislative elections: Work and housing at the heart of the concerns of young voters

In Hussein Dey, around Alger, young adults discussed in the street. “Ma n’votich” (I do not vote), said one of them. These days, this sentence was practically expressed by all populations. We just had to listen carefully to understand that the main discussions revolved around the election of May 4. In the center of Alger, it is the same thing.

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Elections in France: What future for Franco-African relations?

If François Hollande’s mandate resulted, if not a rupture, in a return of the French gendarme to Africa, what years to come? Africa has been insignificantly involved in the campaign, though it is mentioned in the programs. Some people even came to the continent. So, continuity or renewal?

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Africa was insignificantly involved in the presidential campaign, but was behind the scenes…

Immigration, unemployment, Islam, security … all these themes will have marked the presidential campaign. Africa, on the other hand, will not have been at the heart of the debate. And yet, behind the scenes, some very French traditions will not have been broken.

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Elections in France closely followed by economic operators in African English-speaking countries

Long overtaken by the other powerful countries in African English-speaking countries, France now wants to gain ground through active diplomacy. From the economy through military training, all sectors of activity are increasingly being used. And some English-speaking countries such as Ghana are expecting a lot from the new tenant of the Elysée Palace.

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Interview “There is a malaise of African civil societies, about French political action.”

For the past five years, Pierre De Gaétan Njikam Mouliom, deputy mayor of Bordeaux in charge of partnerships with sub-Saharan Africa, has been organizing the National African Diaspora Day in Bordeaux. Beyond putting the spotlight on the Diasporas’ talents, JNDA invites to rethink Franco-African relations. A few days before the presidential election, we asked him about the future of France-Africa.

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Elections in France: Who is Africa voting for?

Any change of the Elysée Palace tenant has implications in Africa. Still, it is with keen interest that the 2017 election is followed behind the scenes of the palaces. Everyone having their favorite…


Presidential election Elysée 2017: Africa forgotten!

The French presidential election in two rounds was held on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Eleven competing candidates must succeed François Hollande who had admitted his failure. Actually, he has been poorly evaluated at all levels, including in terms of French African policy. In this particular context, the candidates presented their ambitious political programs to attract the French voters who


Ethiopia: Factors of strong attractiveness

With a decade of record economic growth, Ethiopia was the locomotive of the Horn of Africa. If for twelve years the country could boast of an average growth of over 10%, it seems that today the trend is to slow down due not only to a serious humanitarian crisis that affects the region, but also to internal tensions forcing the


Natural resources management: a challenge for tomorrow, an emergency today

While NGOs announce one of the most serious humanitarian crises in Africa over the last sixty years, no short-term response is envisaged. Despite the most important reserves in terms of natural resources, Africa is not always in a position to meet the vital needs of its populations, starting with access to water. Reporting in Ethiopia, on the sidelines of the


Gambia: Tourists bounce back after political impasse

Gambian tourism is picking up again with many European tourists returning to the country after the recent political impasse which drove thousands of holiday makers away from the “smiling coast of Africa.”
Gambia is very popular as a tourist destination and tourism plays a key role in the country’s economy. It is the main foreign exchange earner and source of


“Three projects we finance in Togo” – Makhtar Diop, Vice President of the World Bank for Africa

Since it has reached the completion point of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Program in 2010, Togo continues to enjoy financial support from the Bretton Woods institutions, including the World Bank. The latter has just announced several measures to support Togo in the coming years, through Makhtar Diop, the institution’s vice-president for Africa, during his recent stay in Lomé.