Author: Rodrigue Fénélon Massala

By Rodrigue Fénelon Massala Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – In a path-breaking development, Africa India Economic Foundation (AIEF) and African Union (AU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 17th March, 2023 to collaborate on promoting business and trade relations between the MSMEs, private and public sectors of African countries and India. The MOU was signed at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by Mr. G. Rathinavelu, Chairman & Co-Founder of AIEF, and H E Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry and Minerals (ETTIM) Department, on behalf of the African Union. Representatives of…

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By Rodrigue Fénelon Massala The Management of Solway Investment Group, a private mining and metals group headquartered in Switzerland with global operations, through Maxime Senecaut, Official Representative of the group in Liberia, has distanced Solway from Russia, saying the company does not have any business with Russia. There were several reports by Liberian media institutions in recent times that that Solway was a Russian Company. Mr. Senecaut, responding to media inquiries regarding the media reports when he addressed the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Edward Wilmot Blyden Forum on Thursday, September 29, 2022 in Sanniquellie City, Nimba, categorically rubbished the…

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By Rodrigue Fenelon Massala, senior reporter. The president of the Transitional Military Council spoke on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, a first since coming to power seven days earlier. His speech comes following the crackdown on a series of protests launched by civil society and the Chadian opposition. Explaining the circumstances which led the Military Council of the Transition (CMT) to take power, General Mahamat Deby believes that this was done following the renunciation of the “President of the National Assembly to assume his charge in his capacity as constitutional dolphin in the face of this imminent peril ”. General Mahat…

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By Rodrigue Fenelon Massala, senior reporter. The brutal death of Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno, shot in the forehead according to the army’s version, automatically recorded a pronuciamentos. Indeed, the Chadian army, which suspended the constitution and dissolved the national assembly, carried out a coup. In the present case, the African Union, in accordance with its charter and statutes, announces the suspension of the country which has installed an unconstitutional decision-making body. At the time of going to press, the chairman of the African Union Commission, apart from his compassionate message posted on his Twitter account, had not yet issued…

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It is a historic moment, a transfer of the torch between the old and the new generation. Raul Castro kept his word and made a point of translating into action the last will of Fidel Castro, who had indicated at a congress his wish to hand over to the new generation. It is in this context that Raul Castro confirmed that he was ceding the leadership of the Cuban Communist Party to the younger generation at the congress that opened on Friday, April 16, ending six decades of reign of himself and of his older brother Fidel. In a speech…

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Rama Yade was promoted this Monday, March 29, director of the Africa pole of the prestigious American Think Thank called “The Atlantic Council”. Rama Yade, who had dropped off her suitcases in the United States, has just landed a job that will put her into orbit. After having completely disappeared from the French political landscape since the fall of her mentor Nicolas Sarkozy, the former secretary of state had turned the page by settling in the United States. And now, it is from Uncle Sam’s country that she will be able to reconnect with her origins because her new position…

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Israeli businessman Dan Gertler nicknamed the King of the Diamond, practicing in the DRC for almost 20 years, has just been re-authorized to transact in dollars and to collaborate, in business, with American citizens . According to a Fed notification released on Sunday January 24 and sent to Congolese banking institutions, Dan Getler is authorized to transact in US dollars. He is also authorized to collaborate with American citizens in business. Suspected of inconvenient practices and corruption, it was banned by the US Treasury. But since the end of 2020, the businessman has excelled at communication to improve his image.…

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Huawei Northern Africa confidently kicks off 2021 with a quality standard. The company Huawei, its parent company, one of the main world leaders in the supply of equipment, information and communications technology infrastructure, has just won the “Top Employer” certification which rewards its management policy human resources focused on the provision of quality services in the perspective and prospective of a living environment and decent work to its operational staff. The Top Employers program assesses companies based on their performance in the “HR Best Practices Survey”. This covers 6 criteria for managing human resources in companies, divided into 20 themes…

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The Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Kenyan Mukhisa Kituyi will leave office early to run for president in Kenya in 2022. The information is official, “Mukhisa Kituyi has informed (UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres) that he will step down on February 15,” UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said. Mukhisa Kituyi’s second term, in office since 2013, was expected to end on August 31, 2021. His deputy, the Belgian Isabelle Durant, will act until the appointment of a new secretary general for a four-year term, the UN spokesperson said. Asked about the reason for this…

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The South African presidency announced in a statement, obtaining 270 million vaccines in order to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who holds the rotating presidency of the AU on Wednesday convened the bureau of the conference of heads of state and government of the union by videoconference to examine the funding arrangements and deployment of the vaccine against Covid-19 as part of the global collaboration called “Access to Covid19 Tools accelerator” Indeed, according to the information in our possession, the vaccines, of which at least 50 million will be available between…

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After ten years of exclusion, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has just been re-registered on the list of countries that will be able to benefit from the trade preferences offered by AGOA, the American law on Growth and Development Opportunities. in Africa. This decision was taken by Donald Trump, at a time when, moreover, the United States is emerging as one of President Tshisekedi’s strategic partners. Indeed, on May 19, 2020, according to our sources, Constance Hamilton, deputy representative of the United States for foreign trade for Africa, had officially entered by correspondence the Congolese government to discuss…

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London-based Zimbabwean Business Chairman Strive Masiyiwa, considered Zimbabwe’s first billionaire, was appointed Netflix’s new director last week. This is the first time that an African has joined the board of directors of the video-on-demand platform with 190 million subscribers. The designation of the Zimbabwean billionaire should allow the platform to strengthen its position on the continent. Netflix on demand has indeed developed in recent years a communication strategy vis-à-vis new markets, particularly the African market, where the platform currently only has a few million users. Indeed the choice of Strive Masiyiwa, founder of Econet, a globally successful telecommunications group, could…

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The imminent loss of Françafrique’s nebulous influence is at stake in the Central African Republic. Indeed, since the beginning of its military cooperation with the Central African government of Faustin-Archange Touadéra three years ago, Russia has been increasingly present in the country, from military training to the protection of mines and presidency. The Central African Republic has become in a few months a strong symbol of the Russian presence on the continent. Six days before the presidential election, we are witnessing a resurgence of tension in the country with, in a spectacular way, the merger of 3 armed groups formerly…

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Cameroonian Calvin Mebenga had succeeded in record time in subscribing nearly 10,000 people in the cities of Yaoundé and Douala in investments in exchange for high returns. At the head of the company Mekit Invest, the Bernard Madoff of the tropics offered his clients to invest sums of money in terms of investment that he remunerated at rates of up to 15% per week over a period of 21 month. The first phase of operations seemed to attract a lot of clients until the promoter was no longer able to pay the interest promised to its subscribers. Thus, on September…

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