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AAEC deepens partnership with WAEMU through additional funding of 10 million CFA
27-05-2022 | 15:33:00
The Africa Alliance for E- Commerce (AAEC) has renewed its partnership with West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) through an  additional funding of 10 million CFA Francs this year to support the joint project between  WAEMU-AAEC-AfDB.  
Six Liquefied Natural Gas developments to watch in West Africa
27-05-2022 | 15:26:00
With the energy transition a hot topic off the back of COP 26 and in the lead-up to COP 27, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in particular, has risen to the fore on account of its 25% lower carbon emissions when compared to traditional heavy fuel oil emissions.
Skaleet and Mobiblanc announce partnership for a cutting-edge technology to serve banks across Africa
20-05-2022 | 12:38:54
Skaleet has partnered with Mobiblanc to offer turnkey solutions to financial institutions across Africa.
Kuramo Capital s'engage à verser 10 millions de dollars à Uhuru Fund I
19-05-2022 | 09:02:00
L'aide apportée au Uhuru Growth Fund offre aux GP et aux entrepreneurs la possibilité d'accéder à des capitaux institutionnels, ainsi que de développer une empreinte mondiale et une connaissance approfondie de la région ouest-africaine.
Kuramo Capital makes US$10 million commitment to Uhuru Fund I
19-05-2022 | 08:49:00
The support to Uhuru Growth Fund includes opportunities for GPs and entrepreneurs to access institutional capital, as well as develop a global footprint and deep understanding of the west African region.
Barrows develops new International Airport Business Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria
16-05-2022 | 15:31:00
Barrows Hotel Enterprises, the provider of hotel investment and advisory services for hotels in the Middle East and Africa, is developing a new 4-star International Airport Business Hotel in Lagos Nigeria.
Central bank BCEAO sets up fintech promotion bureau
12-05-2022 | 09:05:10
A few days ago, the central bank issued the first e-money issuance license to a fintech, Wave notably. With the creation of the support bureau, analysts expect incentive guidelines for fintech startups active in West Africa.
Flexential partners with Angola Cables to strengthen connectivity in African markets
11-05-2022 | 09:01:00
Flexential, the provider of data center colocation, cloud and connectivity, announced its partnership with Angola Cables, to drive colocation and interconnection options for customers in the Southern and West African markets.
Accelerex Holdings secures $20m investment from Africa Capital Alliance
09-05-2022 | 10:07:28
Accelerex Holdings Mauritius announced it has signed an investment agreement with regional private equity firm, Africa Capital Alliance (ACA), for the Capital Alliance Private Equity IV (CAPE IV) fund to invest $20 million in Accelerex.
West African Development Bank issues first African sustainability bond
09-05-2022 | 10:07:27
Global investors welcomed the West African Development Bank’s first bond issue with sustainable development objectives (Sustainability Bonds).
Nigerian mobility startup MAX.ng partners with DLM Capital to transform transportation finance in Africa
09-05-2022 | 10:07:25
Metro Africa Xpress, a mobility platform in Nigeria and West Africa, announced the successful issuance of a ₦400m 1-year fixed-rate notes under its newly structured ₦10bn/$22m Private Company Bond program.
DFC signs $14.75m loan to advance economic growth in West Africa and the Sahel region
09-05-2022 | 10:07:21
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), signed a $14.75 million loan portfolio to support lending to small and medium enterprises in West Africa and the Sahel region.
Kenya Airways expands West Africa’s connectivity with Africa World Airlines partnership
06-05-2022 | 16:06:26
The partnership will provide guests increased options into the domestic destinations in Ghana and West Africa. This is part of KQ’s broader strategy to extend its footprint across the continent.
ECOWAS, ITC launch SheTrades project to support women entrepreneurs across West Africa
06-05-2022 | 15:34:00
The ECOWAS Commission has combined efforts with the International Trade Centre (ITC) SheTrades Initiative to launch the ECOWAS – ITC SheTrades project.
La CEDEAO et le CCI lance le Projet SheTrades CEDEAO – CCI
02-05-2022 | 07:16:30
Le projet She Trades va déployer les outils et les ressources de l’Initiative SheTrades du CCI pour fournir un soutien ciblé et une expertise technique aux femmes d’affaires à l’echelle régional
One tonne of African gold is expected to be exported to Turkey by Hacıoğlu Gold Mining.
28-04-2022 | 14:20:00
Hacıoğlu Gold Mining has announced that it will begin field research in addition to gold collection activities in the area.
Worley obtient un contrat pour fournir des services d'ingénierie pour le projet de gazoduc Nigeria-Maroc.
28-04-2022 | 12:41:47
Worley s'est vu attribuer un contrat pour fournir des services d'ingénierie d'avant-projet détaillé (FEED Phase II) pour le projet de gazoduc Nigeria-Morocco (NMGP). L'étude d'ingénierie progresse conformément à la planification initiale du projet.
Worley awarded contract to provide FEED services for Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline project
27-04-2022 | 09:13:59
Worley has been awarded a contract to provide main front-end engineering design (FEED Phase II) services for the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project. The engineering study is progressing in accordance with the initial project planning.
Une tonne d'or africain devrait être exportée vers la Turquie par Hacıoğlu Gold Mining.
25-04-2022 | 12:14:00
Hacıoğlu Gold Mining a annoncé qu'elle allait commencer des recherches sur le terrain en plus des activités de collecte d'or dans la région.
La valeur de l'euro a reculé de 14% en 12 mois : les implications pour les pays de la zone CFA
21-04-2022 | 11:40:00
La parité fixe entre le franc CFA et l’Euro est souvent défendue comme un gage de stabilité. Mais sur un marché monétaire international dominé par le dollar US, le filet de sécurité présente parfois quelques fragilités.
Sekou Oumar Barry est le nouveau directeur de l'ARTAO
14-04-2022 | 10:26:00
La Guinée succède au Nigeria à la présidence de l'Assemblée des régulateurs des télécommunications d'Afrique de l'Ouest (ARTAO).
Sekou Oumar Barry is the new director of WATRA
14-04-2022 | 10:21:00
Guinea takes over Nigeria as chairman of the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA).
VAALCO announces successful drilling of Avouma 3H-ST development well offshore Gabon
12-04-2022 | 10:23:24
 VAALCO Energy announced the successful drilling of the Avouma 3H-ST development well that was drilled from the Avouma platform in the Etame field, offshore Gabon.
African Management Institute launches francophone learning programs for French-speaking West Africa
28-03-2022 | 11:37:00
The African Management Institute (AMI), pioneer in business and management training, recently launched a new series of francophone learning programmes to support the growth of small enterprises.
FactSpace West Africa and AW Free Foundation partner to tackle misinformation
25-03-2022 | 10:24:00
FactSpace West Africa has entered into a partnership with AW Free Foundation to expand the fight against misinformation, disinformation, fake news and propaganda across Africa.  
Phase3 Telecom moves onto digital connectivity enterprise in Nigeria and West Africa
10-03-2022 | 09:40:18
This development is also designed to amplify Phase3 enterprise value active network deployments for MSMEs, large scale corporates and institutions.
IFC launches Africa fragility initiative to promote responsible private sector development in Africa
08-03-2022 | 19:17:00
IFC announced the launch of the Africa Fragility Initiative (AFI), a five-year program dedicated to supporting responsible private sector-led growth and job creation across 32 African countries affected by fragility and conflict.
IFC partners with DTRT to help make west Africa a major textiles manufacturing hub
07-03-2022 | 10:48:00
West Africa has an opportunity to build an integrated textiles value chain, creating thousands of better jobs and introducing innovative sustainable fabric production technologies, thanks to a new partnership announced between IFC and DTRT Apparel Group, the region's largest clothing manufacturer.
Orange Mali selects Intelsat to deliver 3G and 4G connectivity
03-03-2022 | 09:37:27
Intelsat, operator of the world’s integrated satellite and terrestrial network and provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), has been selected by Orange Mali SA to bring 3G and 4G connectivity to hard-to-reach areas in Mali.
ECOWAS launches $568 million North Backbone electricity project
25-02-2022 | 13:00:00
The project is funded by the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the French Development Agency, the European Union with consideration from Nigeria. T
KARL STORZ joins IFC medical equipment facility to improve healthcare services in Africa
23-02-2022 | 07:28:19
Leading endoscope manufacturer KARL STORZ became the newest company to join IFC's Africa Medical Equipment Facility, IFC announced today, helping Africa's healthcare providers to further strengthen their services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts address the need for inclusivity and smallholder transformation in Ghana and Nigeria
11-02-2022 | 13:00:00
For the West Africa region, discussion addressed cocoa- and agricultural-related issues in Ghana and Nigeria.
CDC appoints Kwabena Asante-Poku as Coverage Director for Ghana
07-02-2022 | 15:14:00
UK’s Development Finance Institution (DFI) CDC announced the appointment of Kwabena Asante-Poku as Coverage Director for Ghana. The new position will amplify the DFI’s presence in West Africa and strengthen its reach across the continent.
MainOne expands global Cloud Connect services to drive business digital transition in West Africa
07-02-2022 | 11:40:00
MainOne, the provider of connectivity solutions for businesses in West Africa is empowering enterprises to adopt cloud technology by connecting businesses across the region directly and privately to public cloud service providers.
AfDB et ONU Femmes signent une convention de $4 millions pour soutenir les femmes en Afrique de l’Ouest
04-02-2022 | 08:47:00
L'AfDB à travers son Initiative pour favoriser l’accès des femmes au financement en Afrique (AFAWA), une convention de financement de quatre millions de dollars américains avec ONU Femmes pour soutenir l’accès des femmes entrepreneures aux marchés publics en Afrique de l’Ouest.
FEDA invests in Ecow-Gas to promote LNG distribution in West Africa
04-02-2022 | 08:36:13
Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), has announced that it has invested into Ecow-Gas B.V. (Ecowgas), a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) distribution infrastructure platform in the West Africa region.
African mobility fintech company Moove secures $10 million financing to support expansion to West Africa
01-02-2022 | 14:09:31
NBK Capital Partners Mezzanine Fund II has announced that it closed a $ 10 million financing facility with Uber's exclusive vehicle supply partner in Africa, the mobility fintech Moove.
African Guarantee Fund provides West African SMEs access to capital and technical assistance
25-01-2022 | 14:04:37
Through the COVID-19 Guarantee Facility, AGF expects to issue loan guarantees to 30 partner financial institutions (PFIs), allowing them to unlock up to $160 million in financing for approximately 3,000 West Africa-based SMEs impacted by the pandemic.
AfDB Board approves €70 million credit facility and $24 million equity investment to West African Development Bank
17-12-2021 | 14:38:00
The line of credit will support businesses in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, particularly in job-creating sectors such as agribusiness, renewable energy, health and information and telecommunication, which were drastically affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: West Africa’s circular economy efforts at the forefront of fostering a more sustainable future
24-11-2021 | 08:24:00
The vast majority of population growth across the continent will be concentrated in urban areas. WEF data indicates that more than 80% of Africa's population growth between now and 2030 will be in cities, with Lagos growing at a pace of 77 people every hour.
Africa-based cryptocurrency exchange Busha raises $4.2m seed round to deepen its market positioning
23-11-2021 | 15:02:00
Africa-based cryptocurrency exchange Busha, raised $4.2 million seed round led by Jump Capital. Cadenza Ventures, Blockwall Capital, CMT Digital, Greenhouse Capital, Raba Capital, and other investors also participated in the financing round.
World Bank approves $570m to address food insecurity, boost resilience of food systems in West Africa
23-11-2021 | 09:21:00
Four million people across West Africa stand to benefit from a new multi-phase regional program that will complement and enhance ongoing efforts to reduce food insecurity and improve the resilience of food systems.
Symbiotics and Oikocredit invest US$ 30.75 million to support West Africa cocoa and cashew value chains
19-11-2021 | 09:24:00
Symbiotics, and Oikocredit have extended a loan to the value of $30.75 Million to Agri Commodities & Finance FZ-LLC, the UAE subsidiary of Export Trading Group (ETG).
IFC, Proparco and EAIF invest in cement producer CIMAF to meet rising demand in West Africa
11-11-2021 | 07:57:00
IFC, Proparco, the French Development Institution and Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) are partnering with Ciments de l'Afrique (CIMAF), to help the company boost its production of cement in West Africa.
Africa Finance Corporation onboards all West African countries as members
09-11-2021 | 09:45:00
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has welcomed the Republic of Niger as its 33rd member state. The Corporation has now achieved 60% of countries of Africa as member states.
Oracle et Orange annoncent le lancement d'un projet commun en Afrique de l'Ouest
29-10-2021 | 09:28:00
Oracle et Orange annoncent aujourd'hui la signature d'un accord de collaboration s'inscrivant dans un projet commun visant à accélérer la transformation digitale basée sur le cloud en Afrique de l'Ouest.
Oracle partners with Orange to strengthen digital infrastructure in West Africa
28-10-2021 | 16:04:00
Oracle and Orange signed a collaboration agreement as part of a joint plan to accelerate cloud-led digital transformation in West Africa.
Africa’s second plant breeding conference kicks off in Rwanda
26-10-2021 | 13:09:00
From 25th-29th October 2021, scientists, entrepreneurs, institutional leaders and students from Africa and beyond are meeting in Rwanda and online for the second continental African Plant Breeders Association Conference.
Africa Investment Forum, projects worth $140 million on the table to boost vaccines and healthcare in Africa
25-10-2021 | 09:26:00
Members of the Africa Investment Forum team showcased two projects as the continent looks to boost its healthcare sector and attract much-needed investment in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Radisson Hotel Group set to double its West and Central Africa portfolio by 2025
22-10-2021 | 08:04:29
Radisson Hotel Group has identified West & Central Africa as key markets in its African development strategy, growing its portfolio from one hotel in 2008 to the current portfolio of 25 hotels in operation and under development.
MainOne's MDXi expands data center facilities in Lekki, Nigeria
12-10-2021 | 14:24:00
Nearly four months after the launch of its Tier III facility at Appolonia City, Accra, Ghana, MDXi, a MainOne company, has announced the expansion of its data center facilities in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.
Ford Foundation appoints Catherine Chinedum as regional director for West Africa
08-10-2021 | 07:31:00
The Ford Foundation has announced the appointment of Catherine Chinedum (‘ChiChi’) Aniagolu-Okoye as its new regional director for its office serving West Africa.
Sendy and partners acquire a significant stake in West African logistics startup Kamtar
07-10-2021 | 07:09:00
Sendy has partnered with Mobility 54 Investment SAS, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and CFAO’s corporate venture capital arm, to acquire a significant stake in West African logistics startup Kamtar
WFP, Takeda deepen partnership in West Africa to strengthen health emergency response
23-09-2021 | 08:13:00
A new $10.8 million partnership between Takeda and Global CSR Program to the World Food Programme (WFP), has brought forward a 5-year initiative to help strengthen regional health supply chain capacities in West Africa.
Ingenico appoints Ugo Obasi to drive new business in Nigeria and West Africa
16-09-2021 | 11:30:00
Worldline brand Ingenico has appointed Ugo Obasi as the new Area Business Head for Anglophone West Africa. Ugo's arrival is an important step in Ingenico's strategic expansion into the West African market.
Zalgen Labs announces contract with CEPI for Lassa Fever study in West Africa
03-09-2021 | 11:44:46
Zalgen Labs (Zalgen), a biotechnology and diagnostics company, announced contract with CEPI, to further advance the development of vaccines against Lassa Fever (LF) in West Africa.
SparkMeter to complete utility digitalization initiative in Africa 
03-09-2021 | 08:24:57
SparkMeter, a provider of smart metering technology and grid analytics for developing markets, has been selected as prime contractor by the United States Trade and Development Authority (USTDA) to deploy a comprehensive digital analytics platform to improve electricity grid operations for 100,000 people in West Africa. 
TPT Global Tech partners with SWA to develop Smart Villages in West Africa
01-09-2021 | 08:25:00
TPT Global Tech announced it has entered into a strategic technology agreement with Skybridge West Africa (SWA), to participate in the development of 20 Smart Villages in West Africa.
PGS completes coverage of West African transform margin with new Côte d’Ivoire data
27-08-2021 | 12:49:00
In partnership with PetroCi and Direction Générale des Hydrocarbures, PGS has completed phase two of the Côte d’Ivoire MegaSurvey, adding 9 897 sq. km of 3D and 24 632 km 2D in the Tano Basin. 
Africa Search Capital acquires Falcon Security Hub
25-08-2021 | 09:37:00
Africa Search Capital (ASC) announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Falcon Security Hub (Falcon).
Nigerian mobility startup Plentywaka raises $1.2m seed funding, acquires Ghana’s Stabus
24-08-2021 | 13:31:00
Nigerian mobility startup Plentywaka raised $1.2 million seed round, after successfully ending the Techstars Toronto Accelerator Program in July 2021. The startup also announced it has fully acquired Ghana’s mobility startup Stabus. 
[Column] Arnold Kavaarpuo: Considering the SME lending gap in West Africa 
18-08-2021 | 11:36:30
Despite their importance, access to capital is a key constraint to SMEs realising their full potential. SMEs are less likely to be able to obtain bank loans compared to large firms.
Guinea confirms first case of Marburg virus disease in West Africa
13-08-2021 | 11:31:15
Health authorities in Guinea confirmed a case of Marburg virus disease in the southern Gueckedou prefecture. This is the first time Marburg, a highly infectious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever, has been identified in the country, and in West Africa.
Tizeti launches NeXTGEN connectivity solutions, announces partnership with $5m fund for African startup ISPs
12-08-2021 | 11:27:00
To enable more Africans take advantage of digital offerings in a new world defined by the Covid-19 pandemic, West Africa’s solar-based internet and voice service provider Tizeti, has launched new connectivity offerings.
JICA signs grant agreement with IOM to procure public health equipment and infrastructure in West Africa
11-08-2021 | 12:38:00
JICA signed a grant agreement with International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide grant aid of up to 544 million yen for the Project for Enhancing Border Management Capacity for Responding to the Public Health Crises in West Africa.
Mdxi-MainOne consolidates position in building west African digital ecosystem
09-08-2021 | 14:43:00
MDXi, a MainOne company, continues to consolidate its position as the leading Data Center Business across West Africa with the launch of its recent Data Center in Appolonia City, Ghana.
Jobomax launches new housing model to expand options for middle and lower-income buyers in West Africa
06-08-2021 | 09:54:43
Jobomax, West Africa's homebuilder, announced its first model in the $10,000 - $20,000 price range, to expand options for middle and lower-income buyers.
Proparco invests in ARAF to drive climate adaptation for smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa
06-08-2021 | 09:43:00
Proparco, through FISEA+, the AFD Group fund advised by Proparco, signed a $5 million investment in Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), to help smallholder farmers in East and West Africa adapt to climate change.
West African solar operator MyJouleBox secures €3m Series A round to boost growth in core markets
27-07-2021 | 09:10:00
MyJouleBox, a solar distributor & operator, completed a €3 million Series A round aimed at strengthening its positions as a leading energy specialist in Benin and accelerate its expansion in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo.
ECOWAS launches Regional Trade Promotion Organization Network
22-07-2021 | 15:18:31
The ECOWAS Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO) Network is a public-sector led entity and will work in partnership with the ECOWAS commission to drive inclusive trade development initia-tives within West Africa and beyond.
NuRAN signs MOU with Telinno-Consulting in Mali and Sierra Tel in Sierra Leone
15-07-2021 | 15:38:00
NuRAN Wireless Inc., a leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions, announces it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Telinno-Consulting Limited for the in Mali, West Africa and Sierra Leone.
Kenyan startup Marketforce appoints Ore Omolaja as Country Manager, Head of Business for Nigeria
14-07-2021 | 10:36:00
Marketforce, the Kenyan-based B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa, announced the appointment of Ore Omolaja as the Nigeria Country Manager and Head of Business, effective 15th July 2021.
Le Groupe Ecobank franchit une nouvelle étape dans le domaine de l'inclusion financière au Togo
07-07-2021 | 11:37:00
Le Groupe Ecobank et la fintech Semoa, basée à Lomé, donnent désormais aux utilisateurs de mobile money au Togo la possibilité d'effectuer des opérations bancaires plus rapidement et plus facilement, dans toute l'Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA), grâce à un nouveau service de banque numérique via Whatsapp baptisé "Express cash by Semoa".
[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: Cybercrime is an existential threat to West Africa's economic growth
07-07-2021 | 10:31:20
While organisations across West Africa work to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, the global cybercrime industry is going into overdrive.
Ecobank partners with fintech company Semoa to deepen financial inclusion in Togo
06-07-2021 | 09:30:00
The Ecobank Group and Semoa a Fintech based in Lomé, are enabling mobile money users in Togo to carry out banking faster and easier, across West African Economic and Monetary Union.
[Burkina Faso] ITFC extends €20 million facility to Coris Bank International
01-07-2021 | 08:03:56
The Euro 20 million agreement is part of the West Africa SMEs Program, a flagship program of ITFC aimed at improving access to finance for SMEs in the region by providing them, as well as partner banks, with credit and capacity building facilities.
MainOne to unveil new data center in Appolonia City, Ghana
22-06-2021 | 08:37:00
MainOne, the provider of connectivity, cloud and data center solutions in West Africa is set to launch the Appolonia Data Center of its subsidiary, MDXi, in Accra, Ghana.
GE Healthcare appoints George Uduku as General Manager of West Africa
01-06-2021 | 09:34:33
General Electric has announced the appointment of Dr. George Uduku, a Nigerian national, as the General Manager for West Africa
Financial challenges fuel delays in Africa's COVID-19 vaccine rollout
20-05-2021 | 23:19:00
A blockage on supplies and financial challenges are delaying Africa’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and risk curtailing plans to significantly expand the continent’s rollout later this year.
IFC invests in Addax Energy to support fuel imports, economic activity in West Africa
20-05-2021 | 13:14:00
To support imports of crucial energy products into several West African countries, IFC has invested in two trade finance facilities arranged by Société Générale for Addax Energy S.A.
ASTM International partners with API to harmonize petroleum standards in West Africa
14-05-2021 | 08:54:58
Global standards organization ASTM International and the American Petroleum Institute (API) have announced a partnership on a project aimed at harmonizing petroleum standards in the West African region.
Starsight Energy expands into East Africa
13-05-2021 | 14:24:00
Starsight Energy announced its expansion into East Africa via the acquisition of a 50% stake in the East African operations of Premier Solar Group, a Commercial & Industrial (C&I) solar company with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: As West Africa starts vaccine rollout, what role should technology play?
06-05-2021 | 09:17:46
It is essential that governments leverage technology to streamline data collection, transfer and analysis to speed up rollouts.
West Africa's Uhuru Investment Partners closes growth fund at $113m with capital support from CDC
05-05-2021 | 11:32:00
Uhuru Investment Partners (Uhuru), a middle-market private equity firm based out of Lagos and Abidjan, announced the first close of Uhuru Growth Fund I (UGF) at $113 million, with capital support from CDC Group.
Siemens Energy to supply F-class gas turbine to new power plant in Côte d’Ivoire
05-05-2021 | 11:08:00
Siemens Energy signed an agreement with Spanish EPC contractor TSK to provide the company’s highly efficient energy technology and services to Atinkou, a new combined cycle power plant to be built in Jacqueville, Côte d'Ivoire.
American homebuilders of West Africa returns to roots with Jobomax rebrand
05-05-2021 | 08:19:09
West Africa's provider of high-quality housing and housing finance solutions announced an updated logo and a return to its founding corporate identity as Jobomax.
Atlanta-based startup Outsource Monetic commences commercial and technical operations in West and Central Africa
04-05-2021 | 16:50:00
Outsource Monetic™, an Atlanta GA based startup, officially started its commercial and technical operations in West and Central Africa regions.
Team Europe backs new Guinea-Mali power line with €330m financing to provide clean, affordable energy in West Africa
28-04-2021 | 09:36:00
Team Europe is backing the new Guinea-Mali 225 kV power line with €330 million financing to provide clean and affordable energy to millions in West Africa.
Explosive mix of soaring food prices, conflict drives up hunger by a third across West Africa
20-04-2021 | 12:08:00
Millions of families in West and Central Africa are growing more hungry and desperate by the day as food prices skyrocket, stoking a widening hunger emergency in a region engulfed by conflict and the socioeconomic fallout from COVID-19.
West Africa launches new payments digitization agenda
19-04-2021 | 15:47:50
Digital payments stimulate domestic production and consumption. If 50% of temporary workers in Senegal received payments digitally, 45 billion CFA francs would be added to GDP per year.
CEPI and the African Union join forces to boost African vaccine R&D and manufacturing
14-04-2021 | 08:49:26
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the African Union Commission announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding responsible for the prevention and control of diseases in Africa.
InspiraFarms partners with Ifria to develop cold chain tech in West and North Africa
08-04-2021 | 08:00:31
Ifria and InspiraFarms are partnering following a mutual concern. Over 40% of food produce in Africa spoils before it reaches a consumer, approaching 60% for fresh produce in Sub Saharan Africa and North Africa.
AfDB launches second phase of West African Capital Markets Integration Project backed by $850,000 grant
25-03-2021 | 07:01:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched the second phase of the West African Capital Markets Integration (WACMI) Project to establish a common securities listing and trading platform across West African bourses.
FAO builds stronger veterinary diagnostic laboratories in West and Central Africa
24-03-2021 | 07:38:21
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has buillt stronger veterinary diagnostic laboratories in ten countries in West and Central Africa.
ASKY joins African Union Vaccine and Lab Test Passport Alliance
24-03-2021 | 06:08:05
ASKY, a Pan-African Airline set up at the initiative of West & Central African governments, has become the first airline with a hub in West Africa to join the Africa CDC Trusted Travel Alliance.
ACF secures $115m syndicated loan for sustainable agriculture
22-03-2021 | 10:12:09
The $115 million syndicated line of credit now available to Agri Commodities and Finance (ACF) has been opened by several development finance institutions
Nigeria to chair West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly
17-03-2021 | 08:52:22
After a successful tenure as 1st vice chairman of West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA), Nigeria has, unanimously and by consensus, emerged as Chairman of WATRA for 2021.
World Bank adds funding to ROGEAP to promote solar products in Western and Central Africa
12-03-2021 | 08:37:58
The World Bank approved a total of $22.5 million in additional financing to the Regional Off-Grid Electricity Access Project (ROGEAP), to support the development of the market for stand-alone solar products in Western and Central Africa.
MTN Group appoints new executive to drive its strategic repositioning
09-03-2021 | 08:32:56
MTN Group has announced the appointment of Chika Ekeji as Executive: Strategy and Transformation as part of plans to further bolster management capacity to accelerate the Group’s strategic ambitions.
Global Fund, Fondation CHANEL partner to advance women’s health in Western and Central Africa
05-03-2021 | 15:13:00
The Global Fund and Fondation CHANEL signed a new agreement to set up a civil society-led fund to strengthen women’s and girls’ engagement in developing health policies, including Global Fund-related processes, in western and central Africa.