Mardi 24 Octobre 2017
(Xinhua 24/07/13)
LUANDA -- L'Union africaine (UA) a appelé mardi à mettre en place des liaisons aériennes directes entre les capitales des États membres pour réduire les temps de voyage sur le continent. Cet appel a été adressé par le directeur du département des Transports aériens de la Commission de l'UA pour les Infrastructures et l'Énergie, Adiron Alberto, à Luanda, capitale de l'Angola, en marge de la troisième réunion des ministres africains des Transports qui s'est ouverte ici sous la direction du ministre angolais des Transports Augusto da Silva Tomas. M. Alberto a rapporté qu'actuellement, un passager voyageant de Luanda au Gabon était contraint de faire étape par l'Europe ou l'Afrique du Sud, car il n'y a aucun vol direct entre l'Angola...
(Le Potentiel Online 23/07/13)
La Banque mondiale a mis en place un plan en 10 étapes pour améliorer la gouvernance foncière en Afrique subsaharienne. L’objectif est de transformer l’agriculture, stimuler la croissance et mettre fin à l’extrême pauvreté en Afrique. L’Afrique subsaharienne recense près de la moitié de toutes les terres utilisables non cultivées du monde mais, à ce jour, le continent n’est pas parvenu à développer les 202 millions d’hectares de terres disponibles pour mieux lutter contre la pauvreté, générer de la croissance, créer des emplois et promouvoir une prospérité partagée. Selon un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale intitulé « Securing Africa’s Land for Shared Prosperity », rendu public aujourd’hui, les pays africains et les communautés pourraient mettre fin aux « accaparements...
(Agence Ecofin 23/07/13)
(Agence Ecofin) - L’Afrique possède près de la moitié de toutes les terres utilisables non cultivées de la planète. Ce sont environ 202 millions d’hectares qui pourraient être ainsi exploités. Elle affiche pourtant le niveau de pauvreté le plus élevé du monde. Ses piètres performances sur le front du développement suggèrent qu’elle n’a pas tiré parti de ses abondantes terres agricoles et ressources naturelles pour enclencher une croissance partagée et soutenue. Intensifier les progrès Le rapport de la Banque mondiale intitulé « Securing Africa’s Land for Shared Prosperity », affirme que la mauvaise gouvernance des terres – qui permet de déterminer et d’administrer les droits fonciers – pourrait bien être à incriminer. C’est ce que vient de découvrir la Banque...
(Agence Ecofin 22/07/13)
(Agence Ecofin) - Le Fonds Afrique50 de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) est devenu vendredi 19 juillet le le principal véhicule financier pour les infrastructures du continent. « Nous, Mme Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine (CUA), Dr Carlos Lopes, secrétaire exécutif de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA), M. Donald Kaberuka, président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD), les communautés économiques régionales, les institutions régionales de financement du développement et l’Agence de planification et de coordination du NEPAD, renforçons notre coopération dans la quête de nouveaux instruments innovants pour augmenter de manière significative les investissements dans l’infrastructure régionale et continentale en appui à la transformation de l’Afrique », déclare le communiqué commun...
(Le Monde 20/07/13)
Avec une croissance qui atteignait 21% en 2012, la Sierra Leone fait partie de ce que les économistes appellent les "lions africains". La formule est choquante. Politiquement incorrecte. Mais elle est aussi pleine d'espoir. L'Afrique, continent maudit, pillé, humilié pendant tant d'années, pourrait bénéficier de "l'avantage de l'arriération". L'idée ? Elle est aussi simple que séduisante. Parties de presque rien, exclues de quasiment tout, les économies africaines brûleraient les étapes de la croissance en profitant des "greffes" technologiques, grâce aux innovations importées des pays développés. Un développement version 2.0 qui permettrait aux pays de gagner des décennies à l'image des croissances fulgurantes des pays asiatiques – Corée du Sud, Taïwan, Hongkong et Singapour – dans la deuxième moitié du XXe...
(Tanzania Daily News 19/07/13)
Private sector in Tanzania has explained its resolve to work with the government to attain sustainable agriculture development in the country. The Executive Director of Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), Mr. Godfrey Simbeye said the private sector was ready to pour in money in production projects under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) for the benefit of business community and the country at large. Mr Simbeye was talking to journalists in Dar es Salaam just after the closure of a workshop on Public Private Partnership (PPP) awareness day in Dar es Salaam yesterday. He singled out agriculture as one of the sectors that the private sector is ready to collaborate with the government under the PPP modal. "We would like to...
(Xinhua 19/07/13)
NAIROBI -- Une variété de banane génétiquement modifiée est-africaine doit être lancée dans le commerce en Afrique de l'Est en 2019, a indiqué jeudi le directeur de recherche chargé du projet. Le professeur James Dale, de l'Université de technologie de Queensland (QUT) en Australie, a déclaré aux journalistes à Nairobi que cette banane serait enrichie en vitamine A. « Afin de répondre à la prévalence élevée de déficiences en micronutriments en Afrique de l'Est, nous prévoyons de lancer la banane est-africaine East African Highland Banana d'ici 2019 », a indiqué M. Dale à l'occasion du 69ème Forum ouvert des biotechnologies agricoles en Afrique. Cette conférence a réuni plus d'une centaine de participants pour discuter des développements des biotechnologies en Afrique...
(Le Soleil 18/07/13)
La Commission économique pour l’Afrique (Cea) en collaboration avec Oxford University Press, a publié la 3ème édition du Rapport sur la gouvernance en Afrique (Agr III). «Alors que l'Afrique a enregistré des progrès remarquables dans la régularité des élections, le contenu et la qualité de ces élections demeurent suspects dans de nombreux pays. Les élections sont devenues source de conflits avec la violence, les tensions et les acrimonies et les divisions d'élite pointue qui retardent les résultats des élections. Ceci constitue une tendance préoccupante à l'avenir démocratique de l'Afrique », lit-on dans le communiqué. Ce rapport retrace la généalogie des élections en Afrique; les infrastructures politiques et constitutionnelles sur lesquelles les élections sont faites, les formes de transition politique par...
(The Citizen 16/07/13)
Dar es Salaam. Lives of millions of Tanzanians are in danger as the banned cooking oil brands Oki, Viking and Asma are still selling in the local market and traders are changing tactics so as not to incur losses. A survey by The Citizen yesterday discovered that some unscrupulous traders were busy pouring the banned oil into containers of other brands that have been given a clean pass by the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS). Apart from the public notices dispatched by the country’s standards watchdog via the media, no other moves have been taken to remove the banned products off the market, which means that multitudes of unassuming wananchi continue to consume what is not fit for their health...
(Reuters (Eng) 07/07/13)
America's wealthiest universities are venturing into Africa's fast-growing frontier markets in search of outsized investment returns that will allow them to offer scholarships, lure star professors and fund research. For Sub-Saharan Africa, recognition from these deep-pocketed U.S. institutions, who have often earned envy among fellow global investors for their strong returns, marks a significant shift. American university endowments - permanent funds of educational institutions - pride themselves on spotting new investment opportunities early, such as venture capital, private equity and natural resources such as timber. Combined, they manage assets of over $400 billion. A study of 831 endowments by the Commonfund Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers published this year showed their annual net returns...
(The Associated Press 06/07/13)
There was no official update Saturday morning on the condition of the 94-year-old former president, who is in critical but stable condition after being diagnosed with a recurring lung infection. He was taken to a hospital in Pretoria, the capital, on June 8. The government has said Mandela is not in a vegetative state, contrary to recent court documents. A close friend told Sky News that the anti-apartheid leader was conscious and responsive earlier this week. There has been an outpouring of concern in South Africa and around the world for Mandela, a transformative figure who led the tense shift from white rule to democracy two decades ago in a spirit of reconciliation.
(The New York Times 01/07/13)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — President Obama arrived on the east coast of Africa on Monday, greeted by a sea of ecstatic Tanzanians, who poured out of their houses and businesses along the main streets of this city to welcome the first American president with family roots in Africa. ,Mr. Obama’s first visit to Tanzania, on the edge of the Indian Ocean, began with a meeting at the country’s State House with President Jakaya Kikwete. The visit followed stops in South Africa and Senegal. From the moment Mr. Obama stepped off Air Force One, it was clear the reaction here was going to be bigger and more emotional. Mr. Obama was greeted by the military band for the Tanzania People’s...
(CNN 01/07/13)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (CNN) -- Tanzanians, hundreds wearing white shirts and hats bearing President Barack Obama's face, said "karibu," or "welcome," to the U.S. leader as they lined the street -- temporarily renamed "Obama Avenue" -- leading to the State House on Monday. Tanzania is the latest democratic country the president is visiting to promote the White House's increased partnership with Africa amid criticism the administration has focused its attention on other areas of the globe and only primarily military interests in Africa. Tanzania is an important partner with the United States on security issues and development initiatives. The president will likely underscore the partnership during his visit to a country that has received increased attention from other foreign...
(Tanzania Daily News 26/06/13)
Rorya — TOP CCM leaders in Rorya District have strongly warned unfaithful leaders taking sides with suspected criminals. The warning was issued by CCM National Executive Committee Member (NEC) for Rorya District, Mr Thobias Rayah and the district's CCM chairperson, Mr Samweli Keboye at a rally held at Buganjo village in Bukwe Ward on Monday. The leaders warned strongly that they were not going to take sides or tolerate any leader of the ruling political party accused of backing suspected criminals here. The leaders were reacting to accusations heaped by several villagers against Bukwe ward senior CCM leaders allegedly for fovours and support given to suspected thieves. "We can't continue having leaders who are favouring, harbouring or backing thieves within...
(Ipp media 20/06/13)
Members of Parliament yesterday demanded a thorough explanation from the government over the drastic fall in inflation that does not have impact on people’s lives. Debating the government budget estimates tabled last week by the Minister for Finance, Dr William Mgimwa, lawmakers said government statistics on inflation have been confusing the public. The MPs’ query came at the time when Tanzania’s inflation is at 8.3 percent from 19 percent in December last year. “We have been hearing about the drastic fall in inflation, but nothing is happening on the ground. We want thorough explanation as to why the situation is like this,” queried Dr Festus Limbu (Magu Urban, CCM). “Even for an ordinary man on the street, this is very...
(Tanzania Daily News 18/06/13)
This year the United Kingdom holds the Presidency of the G8. Prime Minister David Cameron has put greater transparency, freer trade and fairer taxes at the centre of the G8 agenda. These are all critical issues for global prosperity, jobs and sustainable development. In the run up to the G8 Summit to be held in Loch Erne in Northern Ireland on June 17-18, a G8 Trade, Tax and Transparency event took place in London on Saturday June 15. The event, hosted by the Prime Minister, brought together African heads of government, G8, company and civil society representatives to agree practical action. President Kikwete, accompanied by Minister for Lands Professor Anna Tibaijuka and Minister for Energy and Minerals Professor Sospeter Muhongo,...
(Tanzania Daily News 17/06/13)
London — TANZANIA says it has made capacity building its priority to ensure that the massive discoveries of oil and gas reserves in the country are gainfully utilised. President Jakaya Kikwete told the G8 pre-Summit event here on Saturday that the government was investing in human resources to produce enough and competent personnel to manage the sector. "One of the things we are quite keen on is to build our own capacity to regulate the sector," Mr Kikwete told his audience. "We are also building capacity to be able to negotiate contracts. We have the likes of British Gas, Statoil... all these are major companies. So the challenge is how we build capacity to negotiate by our lawyers, geologists and...
(The Associated Press 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG — The desk is spotless and books neatly line the shelves in Nelson Mandela's office at a Johannesburg-based foundation that carries his name, but the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader hasn't worked there for years. The meticulously preserved room is one of many tributes to the legacy of a former prisoner who became so revered for his efforts to reconcile a racially divided nation that many South Africans cannot bring themselves to speak openly about the possibility of his death. That reluctance is gradually eroding as the 94-year-old receives treatment for a recurring lung infection, spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma called Mandela's condition "very serious" but said he has...
(AFP (eng) 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was spending his fourth day in hospital Tuesday where he was being treated in intensive care for a lung infection. The 94-year-old former president was rushed to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday and was said to be in serious but stable condition. His latest health scare has been met with prayers and a growing acceptance among South Africans that their hero may be nearing the end of his life. "He is receiving intensive care treatment," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, who served jail time with Mandela, told AFP on Monday. He "remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged," the presidency said after describing him as being in a "serious but stable" condition...
(Agence Ecofin 10/06/13)
(Agence Ecofin) - Uranex Ltd a intercepté une minéralisation de charbon graphiteux à une teneur de 54,7% en affleurement dans son gisement de graphite de Nachu dans le sud-est de la Tanzanie. Tout en se réjouissant de la nature du gisement, la société listée sur ASX veut se fier à des analyses de détermination de la qualité du graphite et des tests métallurgiques ultérieurs pour être confortés sur les résultats actuellement en sa possession. Uranex Ltd fait noter, par ailleurs, la présence d’une forte minéralisation toujours en affleurement dans la moitié nord de la concession avec des teneurs variant entre 13,3% et 19,7%. Uranex Ltd détient à 100% le gisement de graphite de Nachu et dispose dans son portefeuille en...

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