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Senegal: A West African Leader on the Rise (By Thomas Hedley, Field Editor)

By Thomas Hedley, Field Editor Although they are located 1,800Km from each other, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal vie for the place of economic leader in West Africa, with a slight advantage for the former which, thanks to its leading economic capital Abidjan, was able to attract many investors, particularly French speaking. The population of Senegal reached 15.85 million people in 2018 compared to 25 million in Côte d'Ivoire. The same difference can be observed when loo

AGCO recasts vision to underscore its commitment to providing Sustainable High-Tech Solutions

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) (www.AGCOCorp.com), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, today announced it is highlighting its commitment to bringing farmers sustainable high-tech solutions by relaunching its vision. “Our new vision—Sustainable high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world—better represents our thoughtful approach to helping our farmers and our business continually find better and more sustainable ways t

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 could not have come at a worse time for vulnerable communities across West Africa

In this interview, we speak with Coumba Sow, FAO Resilience Coordinator for West Africa, about the COVID-19 pandemic and what it could mean for millions of people already grappling with hunger and conflict in West Africa. West Africa and the Sahel region in particular have long been prone to droughts and food shortages, and over the past decade, rising insecurity. How is the situation now? This is a complex region - hit by chronic hunger, insecurity, climate change, the threats of a Desert L

Over 3,000 register for virtual hospitality summit

Hospitality Tomorrow (www.HospitalityTomorrow.com) – Digital conference will unite the hospitality industry to combat the COVID-19 crisis Over 3,000 hospitality industry professionals have already registered and over 5,000 are expected to attend Hospitality Tomorrow, a free online summit, taking place tomorrow, 7th April, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the hospitality industry. The event features an impressive array of speakers, all giving their time free of charge t

Africa 24 Media launches Africa’s First Factual Story Telling Platform

Africa 24 Media announces the official launch of the continent’s first all factual video on demand platform. Yebo (www.Yebo.live/en/) aims to be the guide of Africa through stories. Making the announcement the company’s Founder and C.E.O, Asif Sheikh, said this is a huge milestone for Africa 24 Media and the continent at large. “For two decades I was away from home, studying and working in North America. While there, I constantly craved for news back home, sadly, all we got

Coronavirus – South Africa: As at today, 28 March 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187

Download logoFellow South Africans, as at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1187. We must outrightly state that these numbers do not indicate a reduction in the number of infections. It is merely a reflection of positive results that were received, verified and ready for today’s reporting. The provincial breakdown is as follows: GAUTENG 533 WESTERN CAPE 271 KWAZULU – NATAL 156

Opinion Piece: With simple, fact-informed hygiene measures, Africa can slow COVID-19 spread

By Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya

The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has jumped to at least five (by 19 March) after the government confirmed more cases. President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a raft of proactive measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Barely three months into the COVID-19 outbreak, stock markets have plummeted, and global supply and production systems have wobbled. Across the world panicked shop

Global Actors gather to forge a common front against Illicit Trade

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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The global economy loses more than US$2 trillion annually due to smuggling, counterfeiting, trafficking of humans and wildlife and other forms o