Archive for the ‘Senegal’ Category

Why African Countries are Turning their Backs on Loans from Beijing

Via The Africa Report, a look at why African countries are turning their backs on loans from Beijing: Chinese companies are no longer the end-all, be-all of international funds for several African countries, including the DRC, Zambia, Angola and Cameroon. A new power dynamic is taking shape, with China keeping a more discreet presence by […]

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Russia Considering Creating Ports in Tanzania, Senegal, Algeria and Egypt

Via Russia’s TASS News, a report that Russia is considering the possibility of creating ports in Tanzania, Senegal, Algeria and Egypt: Russia is considering the creation of ports to organize the flow of domestic goods with African countries, in particular in Tanzania, Senegal, Algeria and Egypt. Roman Chekushov, director of the department of international cooperation […]

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How Fast Food’s Global Takeover Was Underwritten by Development Banks

Courtesy of TruthDig, a report on how – from South Africa to Ukraine – five industrial chicken companies that supply KFC have benefited from financing from the World Bank Group and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: With its unparalleled purchasing power and exacting demands, fast food has long shaped agricultural systems in the United […]

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Shake-Up For Senegal Mining?

Via WhyAfrica, a report on why Senegal’s mining, oil and gas sectors might be in for a shake-up under newly elected President Faye:     With elections behind them and a new president in the driving seat, Senegal’s mining sector will be interesting to follow in 2024. In his first address to the nation on Wednesday newly […]

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Ndayane Port: Senegal’s Gateway to Economic Growth

Via Energy, Capital & Power, an article on Senegal’s Ndayane Port: With the commencement of gas and oil production expected in 2024, Senegal expects a GDP growth of 9.2%, averaging 5.8% annually from 2025 to 2028. While all sectors of the economy will feel the impact, certain sectors vital for hydrocarbon development are receiving priority […]

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Senegal’s Economic Reboot

Via The Africa Report, an article on Senegal, a nation which – with its population, oil windfall and infrastructure – technically has the resources to support its ambition to become the continent’s next economic powerhouse: With a gross domestic product set to grow by an average of 8.5% between now and 2029, alongside significant demographic […]

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