Archive for the ‘Senegal’ Category

Carbon Credits: Africa’s Next Big Export?

Courtesy of The Economist, a report on how African leaders are eyeing carbon markets as a source of scarce capital: In her small house in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, Rose Muthoni shows off her snazzy blue stove. Until recently she was one of the roughly 80% of sub-Saharan Africans who use firewood or charcoal for cooking. […]

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Tata Minibuses: Key To Success in Dakar

Via The Africa Report, a look at how a network of minibuses carries more than a million passengers a day in Dakar: Created in the early 2000s, the AFTU network of communal minibuses now carries more than a million passengers a day, mainly in and around the Senegalese capital Dakar. These white communal minibuses with […]

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Senegal: An Economic Emergence In Waiting?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at Senegal’s economic future: Since Senegal’s President Macky Sall came to power in 2012, the country’s economic strategy has been successful, particularly in terms of infrastructure and energy. But on other fronts, including job creation, there is still much to be done. “No one attacks me on my […]

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Saudi Arabia Signs More Than $500M in Deals with African Countries

Via Al Monitor, an article recent agreements between Saudi Arabia and multiple African countries: Saudi Investment Minister Khalid Al-Falih said the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, will make some “game changing” investments in Africa. The Saudi Fund for Development plans to sign agreements worth some 2 billion riyals ($533 million) with African […]

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Bill Gates: “5 of the Coolest Innovations I Saw In Senegal”

Via Gates Notes, a report on Bill Gates’ thoughts on 5 of the coolest innovations he recently saw in Senegal: I had an amazing trip to Senegal last month. I always love getting the chance to travel and see the remarkable work the foundation’s partners are doing firsthand. These visits leave me more energized than […]

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DP World: The UAE firm Taking Over Africa’s Ports

Via BBC, a report on DP World, the UAE firm taking over Africa’s ports: A multimillion-dollar deal signed between Emirati maritime giant DP World and Tanzania on Sunday looks set to further entrench the dominance of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Africa’s freight industry. Reports of the $250m (£205m) deal first emerged in July, […]

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