Dreams of Europe Life Spur Perilous Journey From West Africa

Dreams of Europe Life Spur Perilous Journey From West Africa

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Kadi Bah saw people starving in the Sahara desert and drowning in the Mediterranean during her failed six-month odyssey to reach Europe. But as soon as the United Nations plane bringing her back home from Libya to Ivory Coast touched down, she was hatching plans to try again. “I’ll be so proud of myself if I can make it to Europe; I’ll tell everybody I managed to leave,” the…

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Increase in Mali Attacks Shows Need for Regional Force, UN Says

Increase in Mali Attacks Shows Need for Regional Force, UN Says

BAMAKO (Capital Markets in Africa) – Insecurity is spreading in Mali and across its borders as the number of militant attacks rose and new armed groups emerged over the past year, underscoring the need for military cooperation in West Africa, according to the United Nations Secretary General. Violent extremists carried out 201 attacks against the Malian security forces, UN peacekeepers and French troops since June last year, compared to 165 assaults in the previous 12…

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Infrastructure | AIIM acquires 44% stake in Mali Energy Farm

Infrastructure | AIIM acquires 44% stake in Mali Energy Farm

BAMAKO (Capital Markets in Africa) – African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), the continent’s most experienced equity investor in African infrastructure, through its AIIF3 fund, has acquired a 44% stake in Albatros Energy Mali. Albatros Energy Mali will build, own, operate and transfer a 90 megawatt (MW) thermal power station in Kayes, western Mali and it will be the West African nation’s first independent power project (IPP) to feed into the national grid. Jurie Swart, AIIM’s…

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Solar Project in Mali Gets Loan From African Development Bank

Solar Project in Mali Gets Loan From African Development Bank

BAMAKO (Capital Markets in Africa) – The African Development Bank approved a concessional loan for a 33-megawatt solar project in southeast Mali that’s being built by Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec Solar ASA and U.S. development institutions International Finance Corp. and Power Africa. The Segou solar plant is expected to supply about 5 percent of the African country’s electricity, equivalent to 60,000 households, according to a statement on Scatec’s website. The partners have signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with…

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Bank of Africa Plans Mali’s First Listing on BRVM Bourse

Bank of Africa Plans Mali’s First Listing on BRVM Bourse

Bamako, MALI, Capital Markets in Africa — Groupe Bank of Africa’s Mali office plans an initial public offering on the Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres  (BRVM) which would make it the first company from the West African nation to be listed on the Abidjan-based regional exchange. The bank, a subsidiary of Morocco’s BMCE Bank Group, will offer 400,000 shares on the BRVM from 17 December 2015 to 15 January 2016, it said in a statement published on Tuesday in the state-owned…

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Cote D’Ivoire Equity Markets | 27 Oct 2015: Bullish mood continues, investors smile home with US$18 Million …

Cote D’Ivoire Equity Markets | 27 Oct 2015: Bullish mood continues, investors smile home with US$18 Million …

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Capital Markets in Africa — BRVM (The Regional Stock Exchange of eight West Africa) closed its trading session this Tuesday higher than the previous day. BRVM 10 index rose from 305.78 to 305.95 points, a gain of 0.06 percent. BRVM Composite index gained 0.13 percent at 306.23 points against 305.82 points previously. The equity market capitalization grew by XOF 10.2 billion (about US$17.51million) to close at XOF 7,557 billion relative to the previous trading…

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Cote D’Ivoire Stock Markets | 26 Oct 2015: BRVM equity markets start the week in north, composite index 0.52% greater …

Cote D’Ivoire Stock Markets | 26 Oct 2015: BRVM equity markets start the week in north, composite index 0.52% greater …

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Capital Markets in Africa — BRVM (The Regional Stock Exchange of eight West Africa) closed its trading session this Monday higher than the previous day. BRVM 10 index rose from 303.72 to 305.78 points, a gain of 0.68 percent. BRVM Composite index gained 0.52 percent at 305.82 points against 304.25 points previously. The equity market capitalization grew by XOF 38.8 billion (about US$671million) to close at XOF 7,546 billion relative to the previous trading…

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