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By Alexander B. Cummings On 26 July, my country Liberia celebrates its 174th anniversary. In that time, few national days have arrived on the back of such turmoil. Today, our health workers are fighting day in, day out on the front line against COVID-19. I am proud of how Liberia, like the rest of Africa, is truly united in its determination to overcome the twin threats of a health crisis and the economic slowdown it has triggered. The pandemic has created a global economic crisis and Africa will emerge from its battle with COVID-19 into a very different economic environment.…

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What makes you richer, faster. By Judy Smith Investing is no longer an activity that the richest do to increase their market values. Nowadays, even small households are taking the plunge to improve their quality of life and secure a better future. The options are varied: stocks, funds, bonds … Something to suit all profiles. Today, we’re looking at the hottest investments right now, cryptos and real estate! Crypto vs Real Estate: which is the best decision? We tell you everything! Advantages and disadvantages of investing in cryptocurrency Did you know that only 5% of French people have BTCs? Reaching…

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By Khalid Cherkaoui Semmouni, Professor at the Faculty of Law in Rabat and at ISIC Terrorism is one of the most serious threats to peace, security and stability, as well as to the enjoyment of human rights and economic and social development in Africa. It compromises security, well-being, and cripples the economy and destabilizes entire regions. Indeed, in recent years, terrorism and violent extremism continue to grow in different parts of the continent, especially in the Sahel zone, whose offensives have claimed the lives of thousands of civilians and caused great economic losses in the region. region. Many terrorist groups…

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By Khalid Cherkaoui Semmouni, Professor at the Faculty of Law in Rabat and at ISIC Recent advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have changed our lives in ways that could hardly have been imagined 20 years ago. Aware that these technologies make it possible to overcome the constraints of geography and time, to accelerate economic integration and the transmission of information, whether in the world of administration or business, and to carry out electronic commercial transactions (“e-commerce”) which are constantly evolving, Morocco has developed an ICT strategy focused on strengthening “digital trust” which manifests itself in a legal framework…

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By Charles Njoroge, Advisory Board Member of World Mobile  African vaccine rollouts have been deficient, to say the least. Not only are the roll outs slow, but most of the African nations cannot afford to obtain medical supplies needed to help fight the disease, let alone have the collateral to secure enough vaccines. The African Union had only obtained 672 million vaccines, which is enough for only 38 percent of Africans, by March 2021. Now, they have secured 400 million doses of Johnson & Johnson but very few have finalized their orders. Compared to developed nations such as the United…

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Since coming to power in 2012, Senegalese President Macky Sall has been seen as the herald of regional diplomacy geared towards dialogue, appeasement and diplomatic, military and economic cooperation with his neighbors. A posture that fits in with the supposed Senegalese destiny of being “the friend of all countries”, in Macky Sall’s own words. This approach to African affairs also allows it to assert itself as a privileged interlocutor of the international community in the field of respect for the rule of law and democracy in West Africa, but also to guarantee a network of allies at the borders. Become…

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It was perhaps not necessary that we speak about the “Paris Summit on the Financing of African Economies Post Covid” since we have already developed our position on the subject in a series of contributions inaugurated by the one entitled “Consensus of Dakar Not the Choice of African Youth ”. This contribution followed the Dakar Conference on African Debt held in 2019 in the presence of the Managing Director of the IMF. His main thesis was that Africa could be an important locomotive of world growth, but that this locomotive should not be made an objective from the outside financed…

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An internal study by Wärtsilä making it possible to model the optimal development scenarios for the Ivorian energy sector, sheds new light on the government strategy aimed at increasing the share of renewable to 16% of the country’s electricity mix by 2030. According to Wärtsilä, this ambitious objective is not only possible, but it would even be optimal from a cost-system point of view and grid stability, on the sine qua non condition that the country acquires 1GW of flexible thermal capacity to counterbalance the intermittence of the grid. renewable. Demand for energy in Côte d’Ivoire, which remains one of…

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By Guy Gweth * If, in an agricultural country like Cameroon, the efforts of the public authorities in favor of seed companies and nurserymen do not reach their targets, it is necessary to be worried. Usually so discreet, these key players in the agricultural chain sit in front of the line ministry to claim their billions in arrears. Some claim to have exhausted the means to obtain the payment of their arrears of production services of seeds and plants. Others, among them, confirm that the members of the Collective of nurseries and seed companies of Cameroon (CPSC) are not unanimous…

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African governments must digitize in order to become more innovative, more inclusive and more resilient By Ryno Rijnsburger, Director of New Technologies, Microsoft 4Afrika initiative More than ever, the Covid-19 pandemic now offers Africa the opportunity to make a huge leap forward in development and potentially position itself as a major digital power internationally. While the private sector has an important role to play in this dynamic, governments across Africa should step up efforts to further encourage digitization. To do this, they must capitalize more on the development of digital infrastructures, but also on the digitization of their own…

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The Covid-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc around the world. In Madagascar, the country is fighting to save lives. President Andry Rajoelina has acted for the acquisition of new healthcare capacities and the forthcoming opening of a new covid-19 treatment center. Since the first wave of the pandemic, Madagascar has deployed a vast pandemic response operation through the creation of dedicated care centers, test centers and equipment supplies. Despite this, as in many other countries, the pandemic continues to claim victims on the Big Island. Hence the desire to bring additional material capacities to the country, intended to prevent new…

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After the worst economic downturn on record, with an estimated 1.9% contraction in 2020, sub-Saharan Africa is set to lag in the recovery this year, with growth of 3.4% vs. 6% forecast for the rest of the world, according to the IMF’s regional economic outlook. That’s in part because of the region’s limited access to Covid-19 vaccines and a lack of policy support seen in the developed world. The impact of the pandemic also led to significant capital outflows from Africa, with $5bn being pulled from the continent—$3.1bn from South Africa alone, according to a report from Afreximbank. That has…

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By Mohamed Salem Ould Brahim, political scientist Nouakchott. Under judicial control, forbidden to cross the boundaries of Nouakchott, the former Mauritanian president, Mohamed Abdel Aziz nevertheless retains his overflowing verve. At a Ramadan press conference held on the evening of April 28, the General did not bother with oratorical precautions to spit out “his raw truths”. Like this journalist who had the good fortune to question him in French. “We are in a 75% Arab country. Ask me your questions in Poular and why not in Wolof, but not in French, ”retorts the former president in substance in an attempt…

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On the advice of the Egyptian authorities, the 2021 Inaugural Conference of The Africa Road Builders – Trophée Babacar NDIAYE, initially scheduled for the end of March, will finally take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in Cairo. The General Commission thanks the Egyptian authorities and expresses in particular its deep gratitude to the Egyptian Minister of Transport, His Excellency Mr. Kamel ELWAZEER and his collaborators. The General Commission recalls that the Inaugural Conference is a forum for exchange to share experiences on the road and transport, in relation to the central theme of the year. For this 6th edition,…

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