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Guinea Bissau Condemns United States Blockade On Cuba

Guinea Bissau Condemns United States Blockade On Cuba

Guinea Bissau Ambassador to Cuba Abel Coelho has rejected the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States maintains against Cuba. According to the Cuban Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, Amb. Coelho says they have always have Cuba by their side in all the combats, adding that Africa will always be on the side of […]

Egypt looks to play a key role in driving regional integration in Africa

Egypt looks to play a key role in driving regional integration in Africa

The Africa 2017 Forum (www.BusinessForAfricaforum.com) wrapped up in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el Sheikh with a clear message of intent from President Al Sisi to bring Africa closer together. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi hosted five African heads of state and top business leaders from across the continent. The Heads of State stressed […]

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 […]

Guinea-Bissau president José Mário Vaz dismisses government

Guinea-Bissau president José Mário Vaz dismisses government

The president of the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau has dismissed the government led by Domingos Pereira, the prime minister. Jose Mario Vaz made the announcement on a national radio programme late on Wednesday, after months of political infighting between the two leaders. The African Union had suspended Guinea-Bissau following a coup in April. The […]

IFC signs a Cooperation Agreement with the Government of Guinea-Bissau to promote SMEs

IFC signs a Cooperation Agreement with the Government of Guinea-Bissau to promote SMEs

WASHINGTON— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and the government of Guinea-Bissau signed a Cooperation Agreement to inaugurate the second Africa Leasing Facility program to ease access to finance to small businesses in the country. The signing event marks the official launch of the program in the Republic of Guinea and seeks to […]

U.S. will support Guinea-Bissau in improving its tax system

U.S. will support Guinea-Bissau in improving its tax system

The Treasury Department of the United States of America, in the second half of this year, will support Guinea-Bissau in improving its national tax system, announced the Guinean Minister of Economy and Finance, Geraldo Martins. “We talked to the US Treasury, which from the second half of this year will start giving support to Guinea-Bissau […]

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