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At a breakfast meeting held in Accra on Friday, December 15th, 2017, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, announced that “we are today examining the possibilities of arranging for a total of US$300 – 500 million Ghanaian debt issuance on Asian capital markets.” The second ambition he said, is to structure partnerships between state owned enterprises and the private sector in Ghana with counterparts… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/ghanas-big-push-to-attract-investment-from-asia-japan-singapore-and-china-is-well-underway?lang=en

Luambe National Park in Zambia has achieved a conservation milestone this week as it became the most carbon neutral National Park in the world. Luambe’s carbon neutral status is a result of the USAID-funded Community Forests Program (CFP) implemented by BioCarbon Partners (BCP) (http://BioCarbonPartners.com), in partnership with the Zambian Government. This world-first level of carbon neutrality… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/luambe-national-park-now-the-worlds-most-carbon-neutral?lang=en

IMPACT (auparavant Partenariat Afrique Canada) (www.ImpactTransform.org), un organisme à but non lucratif ayant son siège au Canada, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il se retirait du système de certification des diamants de conflit connu sous le nom de Processus de Kimberley. L’annonce a été faite à la fin de la plénière du Processus de Kimberley, qui a eu lieu à Brisbane du 9 au 14 décembre,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/consumers-are-being-sold-something-thats-not-real-nonprofit-announces-departure-from-conflict-diamonds-certification-scheme?lang=fr

The Canadian-based non-profit organization IMPACT (formerly Partnership Africa Canada) (www.ImpactTransform.org) today announced it is leaving the conflict diamond certification scheme known as the Kimberley Process. The announcement came at the end of the Kimberley Process Plenary held in Brisbane from December 9-14, during which members were to discuss and adopt needed reforms. The scheme goes through… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/consumers-are-being-sold-something-thats-not-real-nonprofit-announces-departure-from-conflict-diamonds-certification-scheme?lang=en

– flydubai becomes first UAE airline to provide direct air links to Kilimanjaro – Dubai-based carrier expands network in Africa to twelve destinations with 14 flights a week – Kilimanjaro becomes third point in Tanzania ‎Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight touched down today at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (https://www.flydubai.com), increasing capacity to Tanzania and further expanding… Read more on https://flydubai.africa-newsroom.com/press/flydubai-touches-down-at-kilimanjaro-international-airport?lang=en

Le Groupe Orabank (www.Orabank.net), présent dans 12 pays répartis sur quatre zones monétaires d’Afrique de l’Ouest et d’Afrique Centrale, annonce l’ouverture d’une salle de marchés à vocation régionale et internationale à Lomé, au Togo. Depuis sa création, le Groupe Orabank a toujours eu la volonté et l’ambition d’accompagner ses clients (particuliers et entreprises), de contribuer… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/togo-the-orabank-group-opens-a-trading-room-in-lome?lang=fr

Posted by: APO | 15 December 2017

Togo: The Orabank Group opens a trading room in Lomé

The Orabank Group (www.Orabank.net), present in 12 countries and in four monetary zones in West and Central Africa, announces the opening of a regional and international trading room in Lomé, Togo. Ever since its formation, the Orabank Group has always had the will and ambition to support its customers (both individuals and businesses), to actively contribute to the financing of the private sector,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/togo-the-orabank-group-opens-a-trading-room-in-lome?lang=en

Après 2 jours passés à Paris à la rencontre des partenaires techniques et financiers, des bailleurs de fonds et des investisseurs, le Niger peut se targuer d’un succès diplomatico-économique de taille. Combatif et persuasif, le gouvernement nigérien sous la conduite de Son Excellence Mahamadou Issoufou a réussi à lever plus de 23 milliards de dollars pour soutenir le pays dans le financement… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/a-la-conference-de-la-renaissance-le-niger-releve-brillamment-le-defi-et-mobilise-plus-de-23-milliards-de-dollars-pour-financer-son-plan-de-developpement-economique-et-social-20172021?lang=fr

National Aviation Services (NAS) (http://NAS.aero), le fournisseur de services aériens qui connaît la plus forte croissance sur les marchés émergents, a annoncé aujourd’hui le lancement de ses salons Pearl Lounge à l’aéroport de Marrakech-Menara au Maroc. Les deux magnifiques salons, d’une superficie totale de 800 mètres carrés, combinent luxe et sérénité pour offrir un maximum de confort… Read more on https://nationalaviationservices.africa-newsroom.com/press/nas-launches-new-pearl-lounges-at-marrakech-menara-airport?lang=fr

National Aviation Services (NAS) (http://NAS.aero), the fastest growing airport services provider in the emerging markets, today announced the launch of its Pearl Lounges at the Marrakech-Menara Airport in Morocco reinforcing capacities at the newly renovated airport. The two exquisite Pearl lounges in arrivals and departures, covering 800 square meters, combine luxury and serenity to offer maximum… Read more on https://nationalaviationservices.africa-newsroom.com/press/nas-launches-new-pearl-lounges-at-marrakech-menara-airport?lang=en

Le Groupe BMCE Bank of Africa ([www.BMCEbank.ma](http://www.bmcebank.ma/)) annonce les lauréats de la troisième édition de l’African Entrepreneurship Award ([www.African-Award.com](https://africanentrepreneurshipaward.com/)),, une initiative de soutien aux entrepreneurs Africains, ou originaires du Continent, qui a récompensé depuis son lancement en 2015, 33 entrepreneurs, accompagnés par… Read more on https://african-entrepreneurship-award.africa-newsroom.com/press/bmce-bank-of-africa-is-honored-to-announce-the-winners-of-african-entrepreneurship-award-2017-its-support-program-for-african-entrepreneurs?lang=fr

BMCE BANK of Africa ([www.BMCEbank.ma](http://www.bmcebank.ma/)) is announcing the winners of the third edition of African Entrepreneurship Award ([www.African-Award.com](https://africanentrepreneurshipaward.com/)), an initiative that aims to support African entrepreneurs, and has encouraged, since its launch in 2015, 33 entrepreneurs who were supported by more than 300 African and Global Mentors.… Read more on https://african-entrepreneurship-award.africa-newsroom.com/press/bmce-bank-of-africa-is-honored-to-announce-the-winners-of-african-entrepreneurship-award-2017-its-support-program-for-african-entrepreneurs?lang=en

Le quotidien marocain Le Matin ([www.LeMatin.ma](http://www.lematin.ma/)) a publié aujourd’hui une interview exclusive du Président de Rugby Afrique (www.RugbyAfrique.com), l’association africaine de World Rugby, Mr Abdelaziz Bougja. Extraits : « J’en profite pour vous informer que Bernard Laporte, président de la Fédération française de rugby, nous fera le privilège d’être présent… Read more on https://rugbyafrica.africa-newsroom.com/press/interview-du-president-de-rugby-afrique-abdelaziz-bougja-au-journal-le-matin-maroc?lang=fr

Debmarine Namibia ([http://DebmarineNamibia.com](http://debmarinenamibia.com/)) embarked upon a long road safety awareness campaign to promote and inculcate road-safety consciousness in the country, primarily among its employees, but also aimed at drivers, passengers and the community members at large. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/fZGJox75ODo Road safety and accident prevention are recurring,… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/road-safety-a-social-responsibilty-debmarine-namibia-embarked-upon-a-long-road-safety-awareness-campaign-to-promote-and-inculcate-roadsafety-consciousness-in-namibia?lang=en

West African governments are clamping down on non-compliance among business and individual taxpayers as they strive to improve their low tax-to-GDP ratios or internally generated revenues. As the tax year-end looms in Nigeria and Ghana, companies have an opportunity to evaluate whether their payrolls are fully compliant with the laws and regulations around collection of pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) tax.… Read more on https://sage.africa-newsroom.com/press/tax-year-end-is-your-business-payasyouearn-paye-compliant-and-ready-for-the-new-tax-year?lang=en

The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax year-end is looming in most East African territories, and governments are clamping down on non-compliance among businesses and individual taxpayers as they strive to raise more funding for public spending. That means businesses must ensure that their payrolls are fully compliant with the laws and regulations around collection of PAYE tax. Commenting on compliance in… Read more on https://sage.africa-newsroom.com/press/payroll-compliance-high-on-the-agenda-for-east-african-tax-authorities?lang=en

Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a 7% increase on the same period of last year, or 70 million more international arrivals. Strong demand for international tourism across world regions reflects the global economic upswing. The strong tourism demand of the… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unwto-world-tourism-barometer-southern-and-mediterranean-europe-north-africa-and-the-middle-east-drive-tourism-growth-through-october-2017?lang=en

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) (www.AfricanGuaranteeFund.com) which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has received an Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) rating of ‘AA-‘ (very strong) from the globally renowned Fitch Ratings agency.… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-african-guarantee-fund-receives-very-strong-aa-fitch-rating-owing-to-strong-business-model-and-operational-strategy?lang=en

Lors de la cérémonie spéciale tenue hier matin au Koweït, son Altesse le Prince héritier Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah a décerné la récompense de l’édition 2017 du concours, qui comprenait la somme d’un million de dollars, une médaille d’or et un bouclier. Le prix de la catégorie Éducation du concours Al-Sumait 2017 a été attribué au Forum des éducatrices africaines (Forum of African… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-winner-of-kuwaits-alsumait-prize-for-african-development-for-2017-in-the-field-of-education-today-received-their-award-at-a-special-ceremony-held-in-kuwait-city?lang=fr

His Highness Deputy Amir Crown Prince Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah awarded the 2017 prize, which comprises of one million dollars, a gold medal and shield at a special ceremony this morning in Kuwait. The 2017 Al-Sumait Education category award went to the Forum of African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Kenya, for their sustained efforts towards the achievement across the African continent of equity and… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/the-winner-of-kuwaits-alsumait-prize-for-african-development-for-2017-in-the-field-of-education-today-received-their-award-at-a-special-ceremony-held-in-kuwait-city?lang=en

The number of new malicious files processed by Kaspersky Lab’s in-lab detection technologies ([www.Kaspersky.co.za](http://www.kaspersky.co.za/)) reached 360,000 a day in 2017, which is 11.5% more than the previous year. After a slight decrease in 2015, the number of malicious files detected every day is growing for the second year in the row. The number of daily detected malicious files reflects… Read more on https://kaspersky.africa-newsroom.com/press/kaspersky-lab-detects-360000-new-malicious-files-daily–up-115-from-2016?lang=en

– Memorandum of Understanding for combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 660 megawatts – Total investment volume of more than $500 million In order to help Ghana meet its industrialization targets, Siemens (www.Siemens.com) and Rotan Power (www.RotanPower.com) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and build a combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 660 megawatts (MW)… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/siemens-and-rotan-power-sign-agreement-for-power-plant-project-in-ghana?lang=en

– Macroeconomic performance under the program has been satisfactory. – Discussions on key elements that could underpin a successor arrangement made progress. – GDP statistics show continued strong growth in the first half of 2017, but other economic indicators suggest the economy may be slowing down. A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Tanzania from… Read more on https://imf-fmi.africa-newsroom.com/press/international-monetary-fund-staff-concludes-visit-to-tanzania?lang=en

The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos Nigeria, on Monday 11 December 2017 launched the first complete braille version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) to mark the 2017 International Human Rights Day and the beginning of the year-long campaign to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR. Launching the braille at the National Human Rights Commission… Read more on https://africa-newsroom.com/press/unic-lagos-launches-worlds-first-complete-braille-of-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-udhr?lang=en

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