Event in West Africa

  • AfDB to Participate At 5th African Union - European Union Summit

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2017/11/30 The African Development Bank (AfDB) will participate at the 5th African Union Commission (AUC) and European Union (EU) Summit taking place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, from November 29-30, 2017. The Summit is organized by the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, the President of the African Union and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. This year's theme is "Investing in youth for a sustainable next." The AU-EU Summit brings together key decision-makers to deliberate the next relations and deepen connections between the two continents. The Summit, which takes place each three years, allows the AU and the EU to manage aspects of their partnership, monitor evolution in the implementation of commitments, and provide guidance for further work. The 2017 edition includes several key events, inclunding the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) and a focus on the new work programme for 2018-2020.
  • Slavery scandal overshadows EU-Africa summit

    ABIDJAN, 2017/11/30 Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara demanded action Wednesday to combat migrant slave trading in Libya, as the issue dominated a Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term increase and stability. The summit comes just two weeks after US network CNN aired footage of black Africans sold as slaves in Libya, sparking outrage from political leaders and street protests in African and European capitals.   Summit host Ouattara lashed slavery as a "wretched drama which recalls the worst hours of human history." "I would like to appeal to our sense of responsibility to take all urgent measures to put an end to that practice, which belongs to an extra age," he said, opening the gathering of 55 African Union and 28 European Union nations in Ivory Coast's economic capital.
  • Cote d’Ivoire’s president, Alassane Ouattara to visit Ghana Monday

    ABIDJAN, 2017/10/17 Cote d’Ivoire President, Alassane Ouattara, will from Monday, 16th October, begin a two-day official visit to Ghana. “This visit is a reciprocal one to the visit made to Cote d’Ivoire by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in May this year, at the start of his tour of the nations of West Africa,” a statement from the Presidency said.
  • Ivorian President expected in Ghana for two-day working visit

    GHANA, 2017/10/17 The Ghanaian capital city, Accra is ready to receive Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara on Monday for a two-day working visit, APA learns here.Prior to his arrival, the Ghana Police Service has announced the closure of some ceremonial roads in the capital city, thereby drawing the attention of the motoring public to the visit of the Ivorian leader.
  • China Invites 5 Countries As Guests For BRICS Summit

    CHINA, 2017/09/04 China has invited Egypt, Guinea, Tajikistan, Mexico and Thailand as guest nations for the upcoming BRICS summit but clarified that the invitation is not an attempt to expand the group under its 'BRICS Plus'border. China will host the BRICS summit in Xiamen city from September 3 to 5 in which leaders of the five nations will participate, inclunding Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We need to have some further explanation about the BRICS Plus to help people better understand the rationale of this idea," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Beijing, addressing the media about BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit.
  • Africa: Graca Challenges Women, Girls to Grab Emerging Opportunities

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/13 Women and children's rights advocate Graca Machel yesterday urged women and youth in Tanzania to be proactive at the same time as it comes to seeking development opportunities. Ms Machel, the founder of the Graca Machel Trust, said this during the closing of an eight-day conference in the city which was aimed at empowering communities to tackle development challenges.
  • South Africa plays an active role in the AU

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows, quoted Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a consultant at the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), who said South Africa was “ceding power to other players on the continent, such as Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame and the current AU chairperson President Alpha Condé of Guinea”.
  • Major Leap for Africa At G20 Summit

    GERMANY, 2017/07/12 The G20 Leaders' Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for world development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from the world's major economies, inclunding the European Union.
  • Regional Agriculture Investment Plan Forum Ends in Cottonou

    BENIN, 2017/06/06 The 2nd Regional Agriculture Investment Plan forum has ended recently in Cottonou, Republic of Benin. The farmer conference attracted participants from all over West Africa and was held from the 16th to 20th May 2017 and The Gambia was represented by the president of NACOFAG, Musa F. Sowe. The farmer's forum was organized on behalf of Civil Society and Farmer's Organizations for West Africa under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in partnership with the Network of Peasants and Producers Association (ROPPA).
  • CEOs to rethink Africa’s “business model” in Geneva

    SWITZERLAND, 2017/03/08 he 5th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will take place from 20 – 21 March in Geneva and will focus on how to succeed in this new economic cycle on the continent. Having cemented its status as the foremost conference dedicated to the development of the African private sector, the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2017 will bring together additional than 1000 personalities, key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from the African continent and around the globe.