Abidjan – Lagos Corridor: opening of the workshop to validate the results of the Spatial Development Initiative Study

This project to build the Abidjan-Lagos corridor, implemented by ECOWAS, is a 1028 km supranational motorway that forms a major part of the trans-African road network The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), is organising a validation meeting for the Spatial Development Initiative (SDI) study for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor from 14 to 16 May 2024 in Accra, Ghana. This three-day meeting brings together experts from the ECOWAS Department of Infrastructure, the ECOWAS Project Preparation and Development Unit (PPDU), representatives of…

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Pan-African Payment & Settlement System (PAPSS) Hosts its Inaugural Bank Chief Executive Officers Consultative Forum

Système Panafricain de Paiement et de Règlement (PAPSS) Accueille son Premier Forum Consultatif des PDG de Banque

Participants at the Forum agreed to take collective ownership of the success and the future of PAPSS given its significant and hugely positive impact on the facilitation of cross-border payments and the development of intra-African trade Promoters of the Pan-African Payment & Settlement System (PAPSS), namely African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank or “the Bank”) (https://www.Afreximbank.com), African Union Commission (AUC) and African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, successfully organized the first Consultative Forum of CEOs of African Banks bringing together executives of African commercial banks, bankers’ associations, payment switches, the association…

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Over 3 Trillion FCFA Invested Since 2011 to Build, Extend and Modernize the Ivorian Road Network

More than 3 trillion FCFA have been invested since 2011 in the construction, extension, and modernization of the Ivorian road network, Prime Minister Robert Beugré Mambé affirmed on Monday, May 13, 2024, in Abidjan, at the Sofitel Hôtel Ivoire in Cocody. He presided over the official opening ceremony of the 21st General Assembly of the Association of African Road Maintenance Funds (AFERA) on the theme “Towards sustainable financing of road funds for better maintenance of the African road network”, with 35 countries participating. “From 2012 to 2023, the State of…

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ECOWAS, ICAO and BAGASOO Update Technical Agreements to Accelerate Implementation of the West and Central Africa Air Transport Development Support Program (PASTA-CO)

The ECOWAS Commission’s Directorate of Transport convened officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Banjul Accord Group on Safety Oversight (BAGASOO) from May 7-9, 2024, in Lagos, Nigeria, to review the implementation of the West and Central Africa Air Transport Development Support Program (PASTA-CO). The PASTA-CO project, funded by the African Development Bank and complemented by contributions from the ECOWAS community budget, aims to provide safe and efficient air navigation services in a unified airspace to support trade and regional socio-economic integration in West and Central Africa.…

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Senegal: Towards General States of Transport for Sector Transformation

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Land and Air Transport, Malick NDIAYE, has announced the upcoming organization of general states of transport in Senegal. This initiative, scheduled for the end of July 2024, aims to lay the groundwork for a profound and lasting transformation of the transport sector in the country. The announcement was made on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, during an initial meeting between the new minister and representatives of road transport unions. Objectives of the General States These meetings aim to determine, based on sector challenges, concerted measures to…

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The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business celebrates 30 years of accelerating trade and investment in Toronto

With messages from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trade Minister Mary Ng and Premier Doug Ford – among others – the Canada-Africa Chamber’s (www.CanadaAfrica.ca) contribution to Canada was celebrated this week.   Over 150 members and invited guests attended the 30 Year-Anniversary on Tuesday 7 May 2024, with the keynote address by Joe Lombard, Vice Chairman of Hatch. Gabriel Tshitende, founder and CEO of Elephant Trade-Services DRC, as well as Founding Chair of the Chamber, Stephen Pincus, a Partner at Goodmans LLP, also addressed delegates. The historic ballroom of the National…

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Air Côte d’Ivoire Inaugurates Direct Flight to Casablanca

(Logis-T Africa) On Monday, May 6, 2024, at precisely 4:10 PM, Air Côte d’Ivoire’s inaugural flight from Abidjan to Casablanca landed at Mohammed VI International Airport in Casablanca. This event marks the beginning of a new era of strengthened cooperation between the two nations, fostering trade, tourism, and cultural ties. The Airbus A320 carrying the Ivorian delegation, including Transport Minister Amadou Koné and aviation officials, was greeted with enthusiasm by Moroccan authorities. A water cannon salute, an honor guard, and applause marked this historic occasion. This new direct route between Abidjan…

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L’aviation africaine prête à décoller : Convention et sommet AFRAA sur la sécurité et les opérations à Addis-Abeba

L’Association des compagnies aériennes africaines (AFRAA) se prépare pour sa 12ème Convention des acteurs du secteur aérien (ASC) et le premier Sommet africain sur la sécurité et les opérations aériennes, qui se tiendront à Addis-Abeba, en Éthiopie, du 12 au 15 mai 2024. Connecter et sécuriser le ciel africain Le thème de l’ASC, “Au-delà de la connexion de l’aviation africaine”, reflète l’engagement de l’AFRAA à favoriser la collaboration et la croissance au sein de l’industrie aéronautique africaine. Cet événement de haut niveau devrait attirer plus de 500 délégués du monde…

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SENEGAL: 90% OF ROAD ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY HUMAN FACTORS, ACCORDING TO TRANSPORT MINISTER 

(Logis-T Africa) – Speeding, overloading, and vehicle condition are among the main causes of road accidents in Senegal, warned the newly appointed Minister of Infrastructure and Land and Air Transport, Malick Ndiaye. According to him, these human factors are responsible for 90% of the accidents that occur on Senegalese roads. The minister’s remarks follow a road accident that occurred last Thursday in Yamong, in the Koungheul department, which claimed the lives of 14 people and injured around forty others. This tragedy once again illustrates the dramatic consequences of irresponsible behavior…

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Galison Manufacturing Completes Order of 50 Wagons for DRC-Zambia Logistics Corridor

(Railways Africa) – Galison Manufacturing, a South African-based industry leader in the manufacture and supply of railway freight wagons and mining equipment, is pleased to announce the successful completion of an order for 50 lightweight dual-purpose wagons for a major logistics company operating between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia. The order, awarded in mid-2023, involved the manufacture of lightweight wagons, each capable of carrying both containers and non-containerised cargo such as copper and sulphur in bags with high sides fitted. A key feature of these wagons is…

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