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Projet routier Dakar Bamako et Dakar Conakry. Bamako, Principal Client De Dakar Durant Les Cinq Dernières Années (communiqué) Le Mali reste sur les cinq dernières années le principal client du Sénégal, dont il reçoit en moyenne 43,5% des exportations vers les pays de la CEDEAO, indique la cellule de communication du ministère du Commerce dans un communiqué de presse. '' En 2014, les exportations ont été orientées en majeure partie vers le Mali (36,5%), la Côte d'Ivoire (12,2%), la République de 'Guinée (11,8%), la Gambie (9,1%), le Burkina Faso (7,8%) et la Guinée Bissau (6,4%)'', précise-t-elle en citant l'Agence nationale de la statistique et de la démographie (ANSD).

Bamako, Principal Client De Dakar Durant Les Cinq Dernières Années (communiqué)

Elle souligne que les pays cités absorbent ‘'la quasi-totalité des exportations vers les pays de la CEDEAO''. Free Visa Entry for East Africans into South Sudan. Nigeria: New Nigeria-Cameroun Biosphere Reserve Underway. By Anietie Akpan EXPERTS from six countries have commenced the process to strengthen trans-boundary conservation between Nigeria and Cameroun with a proposal to creation of a new biosphere reserve.

Nigeria: New Nigeria-Cameroun Biosphere Reserve Underway

To ensure the actuallisation of this proposal, the conservationists set up a Small working groups to quickly finalise nomination forms from Nigeria and Cameroon and once finalized the application will be jointly submitted to UNESCO in 2016 for the creation of a new trans-boundary biosphere reserve between Nigeria and Cameroon, to be called the Cross River-Korup-Takamanda Biosphere Reserve. This position was taken in a recent workshop sponsored by the Great Apes Programme of the Arcus Foundation in December last year in Calabar with more than 40 international participants from six different countries to review and strengthen trans-boundary collaboration between Cross River National Park in Nigeria and Takamanda National Park and Korup National Park in Cameroon.

Nigeria: New Nigeria-Cameroun Biosphere Reserve Underway. Economie : Partenariat ivoiro-marrocain sur le secteur de l`automobile et du cuir - Vidéo. Nigeria: Cross-Border Shares Trading Pact Between Kenya, Nigeria Signed. By James Kariuki Kenyans and Nigerians will soon be able to cross-trade shares on their two bourses seamlessly after a platform was established to facilitate clearing of all aftersales transactions.

Nigeria: Cross-Border Shares Trading Pact Between Kenya, Nigeria Signed

Liberia, Kenya sign air transport agreement. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta have signed a bilateral air services agreement or BASA, to revitalise the air transport connectivity between Liberia and Kenya.

Liberia, Kenya sign air transport agreement

An Executive Mansion release says presidents Sirleaf and Kenyatta also signed an agreement for the establishment of a Joint Commission for Cooperation and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Political Consultations. Liberia’s acting Foreign Minister, Elias Shoniyin, signed on behalf of the Government while Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Amina Mohammed signed for Kenya as Sirleaf and Kenyatta looked on, the release says. President Sirleaf conceded that the time was ripe for Liberia and Kenya to explore new areas of engagements to benefit their citizens, citing great strides that Kenya has made especially in the education sector, an area she says Liberia was keen to develop.

DRC joins Northern Corridor. The Democratic Republic of Congo has announced its decision to join the Northern Corridor Integration projects as full member during the next summit.

DRC joins Northern Corridor

The announcement was made by Justin Kalumba Mwana-Ngongo, DRC minister of transport and communications. The Northern Corridor is a multi-modal corridor, encompassing road, rail, pipeline and inland waterways transport. The main road network runs from Mombasa Sea Port through Kenya and Uganda to Kigali in Rwanda, Bujumbura in Burundi and to Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The road network also links Kenya and Uganda to Juba in South Sudan. The rail network runs from Mombasa Sea Port through Nairobi, Malaba, and Kampala to Kasese in Western Uganda, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo became the fifth member after acceding to the Agreement in 1987.

Africa: Focus On Private Sector - Tech to Lower Trade Barriers. Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) met in Kenya for its regular ministerial conference.

Africa: Focus On Private Sector - Tech to Lower Trade Barriers

The meeting produced several breakthroughs, including a plan to phase out agricultural export subsidies and to eliminate tariffs on many IT products. But members agreed to disagree on the Doha Round, the overarching, multilateral negotiation aimed at lowering trade barriers that the WTO has been trying to complete since 2001. The round has struggled to overcome scepticism from developing countries who fear exposing their industries to competition from stronger, rich country players.

Poor countries have vigorously argued for greater concessions for their products on international markets, and said they cannot meet the high costs of reforming trade regulations in their own markets, as the WTO mandates. A Mpondwe, entre Ouganda et RDC, le commerce s'épanouit. La frontière entre la RDC et l'Ouganda est particulièrement importante.

A Mpondwe, entre Ouganda et RDC, le commerce s'épanouit

Objet de fantasmes notamment au pied de la montagne Rwenzori, elle fait aussi l'objet de nombreux échanges. Echanges commerciaux et de services... L'agroalimentaire marocain exporte de plus en plus vers l'Afrique. Les exportations agroalimentaires marocaines vers l’Afrique ont connu une dynamique croissante, enregistrant un taux de croissance annuel moyen de 15% depuis l’année 2000, avec une prépondérance des produits transformés et une montée récente des produits frais, indique la Direction des Etudes et des Prévisions Financières (DEPF).

L'agroalimentaire marocain exporte de plus en plus vers l'Afrique

Volume of Egyptian investments in Sudan reaches $11bn. Egyptian Ambassador in Sudan Ossama Shaltout asserted Egypt's keenness to participate and cooperate in economic development projects in Sudan.

Volume of Egyptian investments in Sudan reaches $11bn

In an exclusive interview with MENA on Monday, Shaltout said the number of Egyptian investment projects approved by the Sudanese Investment Ministry reached 229 projects which are worth US$11 billion. Egyptian investments in Sudan are cumulative since 2000, the ambassador said, adding that they are distributed across various fields in which 122 projects in the industrial field are worth $1.372 billion, 90 projects in the service field are worth $629 million and 17 projects in the agricultural field are worth $89 million.

EAC, ITC to set up intra-African trade project. THE International Trade Centre (ITC) and the East African Community (EAC), are in the process of launching new 2.2 billion/- joint project to boost intra-African trade, an initiative which kicks off next January.

EAC, ITC to set up intra-African trade project

The Trade and Regional Integration Project (TRIP), for EAC, was announced by the EAC Secretary-General, Dr Richard Sezibera and ITC Executive Director, Arancha González on the margins of the World Trade Organization's Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. The new initiative aims to strengthen existing efforts by East African Partner States for closer economic integration, including the East African Customs Union and the EAC Common Market. The TRIP for EAC project also sets out to support the African Union's Action Plan for boosting intra-African trade and the recently agreed tripartite free-trade agreement among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the EAC and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Tunisia, Congo sign transport co-operation agreementTunisia. Après Madagascar, Outsourcia s’installe au Niger. L'offensive tunisienne en repérage au Cameroun. Business News of Thursday, 17 December 2015. Nigeria’s pan-African aspirations may change its dynamic with SA. A QUESTION Nigerians often raise in discussions about SA and its West African counterpart is why there are not more Nigerian companies investing here.

Where are the Nigerian banks, the food franchises, the supermarkets and IT companies? They ask. The diplomats are particularly exercised by the trade and investment imbalance. This, they say, reflects badly on the bilateral relationship. It is true that there are few Nigerian investments here more than 20 years after SA opened its doors to the rest of the continent.