CCA News from and about #Africa

Corporate Council on Africa’s news updates from across the continent

Today’s breaking news on African business, trade and investment. A complementary service provided by CCA.

Friday, October 28, 2016

CCA IN THE NEWS

Connecting The Continent through Infrastructure
What significant investments are being made in logistics and transportation in Africa? What policies (open skies, visa) are being made to support private sector efforts and tourism infrastructure development? Read more>>

Spotlight your support for trade and investment in AfricaLearn more>>

CCA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

General Electric to take over Nigeria Railway Corporation next year The Guardian
General Electric – The Federal Government said yesterday that American company, General Electric (GE) would take over the management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) under a concession… Read more>>

DLR Group appoints new Senior Principals and Principals DLR Group
DLR Group – DLR Group has recognized three firm leaders as Senior Principals and 32 design professionals as Principals in the Firm. These individuals represent the integrated disciplines of… Read more>>

U.S.- AFRICA RELATIONS

Where to after AGOA? How We Made In Africa
One of the principal topics of the recent AGOA Forum was how to structure a new, more normal and reciprocal trade relationship between the US and Africa… Read more>>

HEALTH

Drones launch off-grid healthcare in rural Madagascar Al Jazeera
Drones, initially developed for warfare, are being co-opted to provide revolutionary off-grid healthcare to those who live in the most remote parts of the world… Read more>>

Uganda: Orthopaedic cases in villages overwhelm medics Monitor
Surgeons dealing in orthopaedics have called for more specialists in rural areas, citing the overwhelming number of patients who turned up at the ongoing free medical camp at Mbarara… Read more>>

AGRIBUSINESS

Will Agriculture better distribute wealth in the Niger Delta? Ventures Africa
The first thought that comes to the mind of many Nigerians whenever Niger Delta is mentioned is either ‘oil’ or ‘militancy’, and sometimes… Read more>>

Could African Agriculture Leapfrog Harmful Pesticides By Using Plant Microbiomes? Afk Insider
Scientists are investigating the plant microbiome — the billions of bacteria living in roots, leaves and soil that help plants absorb minerals and nutrients, fight… Read more>>

ENERGY

IFC supports Sierra Leone’s IPP project Esi Africa
The IFC, a World Bank subsidiary, commits $27 million in support of the development of a 57MW heavy oil fuel-fired power plant that will be located outside Freetown… Read more>>

West Africa opens clean energy competition Esi Africa
The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) launches its third annual West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF-3) business competition… Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE

Empowering Sub-Saharan Africa through General Electric Africa Standard Kenya
One exciting investment made by General Electric Africa is in skills training and human capital in GE Garages. This programme is providing upcoming engineers… Read more>>

Angola, Zambia to Restart Talks On Pipeline Construction Oil Price
Zambia and Angola are set to resume talks on the construction of a pipeline that would carry petroleum products from oil-rich Angola to major copper producer Zambia… Read more>>

ICT

China’s Huawei Signs Deal With African Music Vendors All Africa
Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Thursday signed cooperation contracts with global and local music vendors in South Africa to accelerate digitalization of African music.…Read more>>

Tanzania Has Africa’s Lowest Mobile Data Cost Daily News
According to ICT Africa report released recently as #DataMustFall campaign gains traction in the region, Tanzania has the cheapest rate for one gig at 0.89 US dollars…Read more>>

TOURISM

Rwanda keen to showcase tourism potential at world summit Coast Week
“The event will illustrate how the sector offers unique rich cultural, historical and natural assets to the full benefit of the country’s tourism industry,”.…Read more>>

Namibia to develop rural tourism IOL
Rural tourism ventures in Namibia have welcomed the government’s strategy geared towards transforming the tourism industry. Set in a far-flung village in northern Namibia…Read more>>

The Vice President of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will be speaking at a CCA partner event today.
What’s Happening at CCA
Africa’s Economic Outlook
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Register Here>>

41st Annual World Tourism Conference
Monday, November 14, 2016 – Thursday, November 17, 2016
Kigali, Rwanda
Register Here>>

U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference
Sunday, December 4, 2016 – Tuesday, December 6, 2016
New Orleans, LA.
Register Here>>

Trade Mission to Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire
Saturday, December 3, 2016 – Friday, December 9, 2016
Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.
More Information>>

PARTNER EVENTS:

Summit with The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
Friday, October 28, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Houston, TX
More Information>>

23rd Africa Oil Week
Monday, October 31, 2016 – Friday, November 4, 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
More Information>>

Origin Africa 2016
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 – Saturday, November 5, 2016
Antananarivo, Madagascar
More Information>>

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