The OPEC Fund and the West African Development Bank (BOAD) have signed a Framework Agreement to further strengthen their development cooperation in the the member countries of the Western African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU).
WAAREE Energies, India's largest solar module manufacturer has strengthened its presence in West of African continent by opening franchise in Conarky.
Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd (SWPL) has announced that it's Hybrid & Energy Storage division (HES) has signed an EPC contract to construct a Solar PV Battery Storage and Diesel Genset based hybrid power plant in Agadez, Niger, in West Africa.
The OPEC Fund and the West African Development Bank have signed a Framework Agreement to further strengthen their development cooperation in the member countries of the Western African Economic and Monetary Union.
Polarcus, geophysical service provider of safe and environmentally responsible marine acquisition services announced a letter of award has been received for 3D seismic data acquisition services in West Africa.
Starsight, Commercial and Industrial solar power provider in West Africa announced its expansion into Ghana.
Nigerian mobility startup MAX.ng partners with DLM Capital to transform transportation finance in Africa
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.
Coffee farmer, Francois Dadi Serikpa, from Gnamagnoa in Côte d’Ivoire, joined Nestlé’s Nescafé Plan 10 years ago. The coffee farms that had been in his family for generations were producing poor yields, making it hard for him to earn a good living.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant for a feasibility study to help Lekela Energie Stockage deploy utility-scale battery storage technology in support of its Taiba N’Diaye wind farm, the largest of its kind in Senegal and West Africa.
Rack Centre, carrier neutral data centre operator in West Africa, announced an expansion programme that will increase capacity to a total net lettable white space of 6000 square metres and allow for 13MW of IT power capacity in its Lagos campus.
Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire’s Joëlle Abega-Oyouomi is one such example. She is the first-ever female factory manager in Nestlé Central and West Africa.
Olam Markets, Ghana's first and only B2B mobile app in the food sector, has made such a positive impact with grocery distributors that its owner, global food and agri-business Olam International, is now planning to take the app into West Africa.
Nestlé has appointed Mauricio Alarcon as new Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd, effective September 1, 2020.
Polarcus announced the award of an XArray 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa commencing in October 2020 with a duration of approximately 2 months.
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) announced its third funding allocation comprising $49.3 million, expected to benefit over 15,000 women-led businesses.
West-African airline, ASKY, has signed a multi-year agreement with Sabre Corporation, enabling the carrier to move forward with innovative, next-generation technologies that will facilitate further expansion.
The World Bank approved a total of $300 million in International Development Association (IDA) credits and grants to support reforms that will help promote electricity trade in West Africa.
MainOne, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider recently on-boarded BMI-CI on its network by providing internet infrastructure and data center solutions.
Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider announced the successful upgrade of its core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps, in line with its focus on accelerating access to affordable broadband connectivity.
Infinera announced that Orange deployed spectrum capacity with Infinera’s submarine solution on its MainOne submarine cable, a new network built to provide large-scale international capacity.
Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Orange Bank Africa has gone live with cloud-native Temenos Transact delivered as SaaS.
Chevron Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with Noble Energy to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Noble Energy in an all-stock transaction valued at $5 billion, or $10.38 per share.
Meckanzy reaches out to West Africa’s youth to support the development of digital marketing capabilities
Meckanzy Inc. has announced a free professional complete digital marketing training opportunity.
15.4 million cases of acute malnutrition in children under five years old are expected in 2020 in West and Central Africa if adequate measures are not put in place now, warns UN agencies, UNICEF and WFP.
IBM has appointed Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as General Manager for IBM North, East and West Africa.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved € 16.6 billion of new financing for projects across Europe and around the world, including more than € 10 billion of COVID-19-related investment to improve public health.
Nigeria's national telecommunications operator Globacom has slashed international call tariffs by as much as 55% to help its subscribers stay in touch with their loved ones abroad at a much more affordable cost.
Container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM will launch its new product 'Round the Africa' (RTA), in complement of the current existing 31 services to Sub Saharan Africa, come July 25, 2020 in Shanghai, China.
BUA Cement to establish ultramodern 3,000,000 metric tonnes cement plant, 50mw power plant in Adamawa, Nigeria
West Africa’s BUA Cement announced it is set to establish a three million metric tonnes cement plant and 50 megawatts power plant in Guyuk and Lamurde local governments of Adamawa state in the North Easter region of Nigeria.
TGS announced the completion of its flagship Jaan 3D seismic survey covering the MSGBC Basin in NW Africa acquired in partnership with PGS and GeoPartners.
The trend of declining foreign direct investment (FDI) to Africa is set to exacerbate significantly in 2020 amid the dual shock of the coronavirus pandemic and low prices of commodities, especially oil.
Suguba is organizing their second 6-month investment readiness program in West Africa to support the 8 most promising startups in the digital sector in Francophone West Africa.
MainOne has partnered with AWALE to support the Crisis Cell of the Ivoirian Government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has announced partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa.
West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider MainOne has commenced construction activities on the project with official site groundbreaking at the Appolonia City enclave in Ghana.
The African Development Bank approved an emergency project in favor of low-income countries members of ECOWAS for strengthening the health systems of The Gambia, Mali and Niger.
Over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions being a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).
The African Development Bank approved an additional funding of € 12.33 million in favor of the ECOWAS Commission to cover part of the costs related to the study of the Abidjan – Lagos motorway corridor development project.
Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) announced the kick-off of Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express (SHARE) Cable, the first high-capacity direct link from the African continent to the offshore islands of Cape Verde.
The World Bank approved $273 million for Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger to facilitate access to services for millions of people through the West Africa Unique Identification for Regional Integration and Inclusion (WURI) Program.
CSS and Forsway have announced the next phase of their cooperation in Mauritania to deliver affordable broadband in West Africa.
ECA, ECOWAS join forces to strengthen Commission's leadership and management capacities for development
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the ECOWAS are paving the way for close collaboration to strengthen the ECOWAS Commission's leadership and management capacities for development.
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), the West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA) and AfricaFertilizer.org have partnered to launch the West Africa COVID-19 Fertilizer Watch.
IFDC is urging governments and ministers of agriculture in the 15 ECOWAS states to release any restrictions on fertilizer importation, distribution and use by agricultural producers for the duration of the pandemic.
Polarcus has announced the termination of an award of a 3D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa.
Nigeria's smartphone market grew 5.3% quarter on quarter in Q4 2019, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
“There should be equality for all – men and women – at all levels, and all ages” was the compelling call from Anna, one of our young female talents at Nestlé CWA Ltd, about gender equality.
Parc Eolien Taiba N’Diaye (PETN), West Africa’s first utility-scale wind farm was officially inaugurated by the Senegalese Head of State, His Excellency Macky Sall.
Sage has appointed three Authorised Sage Distributors in the SADC, East Africa and West African regions to serve as valued-added distribution partners for its small and medium business products and services.
The Rainforest Alliance has unveiled new measures to continuously improve and strengthen its pioneering cocoa certification program, the world’s largest initiative to drive more sustainable cocoa farming.
As a part of implementation and coordination of ARIS II for the sustainable development of animal resources, African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources will be transforming priority regional livestock value chains.
Nigerian fintech start-up, Aella has raised a $10m debt financing round, from HQ Financial Group to bolster the company’s commitment to serve the underbanked population in West Africa.
ECOWAS, World Bank collaborate on securitisation of payments related to cross-border power trade in West Africa
Ministers in charge of Energy from Six Member States of ECOWAS and the World Bank met in Côte d’Ivoire to collaborate and adopt a policy on the Securitisation of Payments Related to Cross-Border Power Trade in West Africa.
SeaBird Exploration has received a letter of award for provision of source services for two OBN surveys to be carried out in West Africa, with an expected total duration of about 80 days.
NHV Group and Tropical Arctic have entered into a teaming agreement to allow both companies to jointly pursue strategic opportunities in Nigeria and West-African offshore industry.
SAExploration, an international oilfield services company has won two new projects in offshore West Africa.