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Did You Know President of Gabon Was Once A Funk Master?

Did You Know President of Gabon Was Once A Funk Master?

French magazine Jeune Afrique has revealed the secrets of some African presidents before they took power, reports Cameroon Info. One of stories follows the activities of Ali Bongo, President of Gabon. As a young man he dreamt of becoming a music star, following in the footsteps of American funk stars like James Brown. He always […]

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Invests in Gabon and Central Africa

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Invests in Gabon and Central Africa

Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi, the CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (ICD-PS.org), a member of Islamic Development Bank Group, and Mr. Alain Ditona Moussavou CEO of Deposit and Consignments Fund (DCF), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch an investment fund to support the financing of SMEs in […]

Partnership to Improve Breast Cancer Care Launches in Kenya

Partnership to Improve Breast Cancer Care Launches in Kenya

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Kenya Ministry of Health and Roche Pharmaceuticals Limited has launched key activities that will facilitate access to improved care for patients with breast cancer in Kenya. The launch builds on the country’s 2015-2020 National Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and represents a comprehensive approach to battling the […]

August 12, 2016, World Elephant Day

August 12, 2016, World Elephant Day

On Friday, August 12, 2016, people around the world will celebrate World Elephant Day, a day to honor elephants, spread awareness about the violent and critical threats they are facing, and to support positive solutions that will help ensure their survival. Scientists estimate that 25,000 elephants are being killed each year for their ivory. The […]

MasterCard & UBA are Partnering Across 19 African Countries

MasterCard & UBA are Partnering Across 19 African Countries

Five year deal across 19 markets focused on driving financial inclusion in Africa.United Bank Africa (UBA) and MasterCard have announced a partnership which will see UBA act as the issuer for MasterCard in 18 new markets in Africa. The partnership which came into effect in the second quarter of 2016 will see UBA issue MasterCard […]

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

It’s official—the African Union has launched its continental e-passport program Sunday as part of the opening ceremony of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda. But unless you’re Rwandan President Paul Kagame or Chadian President Idriss Eby, who are already carrying their fancy-looking red and gold document, an […]

Ecobank Group Appoints Amin Manekia as Group Exec, Corporate & Investment Banking

Ecobank Group Appoints Amin Manekia as Group Exec, Corporate & Investment Banking

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group, today announced the appointment of Mr Amin Manekia as Group Executive of its Corporate & Investment Banking business. Mr Manekia steps into the position vacated in late 2015 by Mr Charles Kié, who moved to become Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria. A national of Pakistan, Amin […]

The Confederation of African Football Fines Nigeria for Overcrowded Stadium During Egypt Afcon Clash

The Confederation of African Football Fines Nigeria for Overcrowded Stadium During Egypt Afcon Clash

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slammed Nigeria with a $5,000 fine over two offences committed during an AFCON qualifier against Egypt in Kaduna in March 2016. CAF, after its Disciplinary Committee meeting, found Nigeria culpable of not providing adequate security at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, for allowing excess spectators at the same venue […]

Gabon Launches technical support programme for the national health development plan

Gabon Launches technical support programme for the national health development plan

The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Gabonofficially launched its Technical Support Programme for the National Health Development Plan NHDP in Gabon, for which the American non-profit organisation, Management Science for Health (MSH), will provide technical support. Held in the presence of the First Deputy Prime Minister Paul Biyoghe Mba, in charge of Health, […]

Gabon selects Gemalto for fully integrated border and visa system

Gabon selects Gemalto for fully integrated border and visa system

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has been selected as end-to-end solution provider by Gabon’s Department of Homeland Security DGDI* to supply and implement a fully integrated border and visa management system. The new scheme will strengthen national security, improve operational efficiency and enhance the traveling experience for people entering and leaving the Central […]

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