New IFC and Ecobank Facility to Finance SMEs in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
[PR Newswire] Abidjan, CÃ´te d'Ivoire -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group and leading pan-African full-service banking group, today announced the launch of a $110 million risk-sharing facility. It will increase access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states in West and Central Africa.
Launch of the ICB 2015 Forum - Invest in Congo Brazzaville
[AMA] The international forum for investments in the Congo: a must-attend event for investments in Central Africa
KRU Downplay AAG
[The Star] Kenya may send a developmental Sevens side to the All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo.
Rwanda to Set up Business Support Centres in Brazzaville
[New Times] Rwanda will soon establish multi-service business centres in Brazzaville to help foster trade relations with the Republic of Congo.
Brazzaville to Host 47th GM of African Airlines Association
[Namibia Economist] The 47th General Meeting of African Airlines Association (AFRAA) will be held in Brazzaville from 8 to 10 November.The 2015 Aviation Africa Summit, which ended yesterday in Dubai, highlights the enormous potential of the aviation market in Africa.
Banyana Banyana Switch Focus to 2016 Olympic Qualifiers
[Sascoc] Having completed their qualification for the All Africa Games which will be held in Brazzaville, Congo in September this year, the national women's football team will now shift their focus to the 2016 Olympic qualifiers.
Govt Signs Fibre Deal With U.S. Firm
[Balancing Act] London -One of the biggest clusters of high-price monopoly fibre providers is to be found in Central Africa. Things are changing but not as quickly as they should be for these countries to remain competitive. This week Equatorial Guinea announced that it had signed up for a JV to create a national fibre network.
More than 50,000 Flee Burundi Violence
[UN News] The eruption of pre-election violence in Burundi last month has seen over 50,000 people flee to neighbouring countries and threatens to undo some of the most promising developments in recent refugee history in Africa, the United Nations body tasked with protecting displaced people said in Geneva today.
Congo-Brazzaville Bans Women From Wearing Full Veil
[Al Jazeera] Congo-Brazzaville has banned Muslim women from wearing the full face-veil in public, citing security reasons, an Islamic association said.