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Power surge: looking for light in Sierra Leone

Access to clean energy plays a critical role in Sierra Leone’s post-Ebola recovery, but with insufficient electricity, how is this possible?

What does Brexit mean for Africa?

<b>The only certainty in all this is uncertainty. Uncertainty on the markets and uncertainty over the future of trade relations between the UK and Africa.</b><p>The most internationally traded African currency, the South African rand, is already having a bumpy ride in the wake of the UK's decision to leave …

South Africa

UK - Bolivia Trade & Investment Forum 2016

DMA Bolivia Conference Brochure 2016

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Sierra Leone: energy revolution

Buying electricity in Sierra Leone can cost up to 10 times more than in the UK. The government has committed to affordable power for all by 2025<p>Sierra Leone is one of the least electrified countries on earth, with 87% of the population unable to access electricity. But an energy revolution is …

Renewable energy surges to record levels around the world

<b>New solar, wind and hydropower sources were added in 2015 at the fastest rate the world has yet seen, a study says.</b><p>Investments in renewables during the year were more than double the amount spent on new coal and gas-fired power plants, the Renewables Global Status Report found.<p>For the first time, …

Renewable Energy

Dei: Bolivia announces USD 48.5 billion national development plan

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced a 48.57 billion dollar national development plan. President Morales said the plan will be funded through …

Winston Churchill plastic £5 note ends trail of paper money

Cleaner, more durable and more secure polymer fiver to be unveiled at leader’s ancestral home<p>The Bank of England’s first plastic banknote, the new Winston Churchill fiver, will be unveiled at Blenheim Palace, the wartime leader’s ancestral home, on Thursday.<p>It forms part of the Bank’s switch to …

Coopération: ouverture du 2e du Forum Algéro-Britanique

The private sector must be seen as an engine of development, not its enemy

Most former international development secretaries will admit privately that there are times when NGOs can be frustrating. But I developed a great respect for people who are willing to go out on a wet Thursday and campaign for what they believe in. I developed a great respect and affection for NGOs …

Algeria offers incentives in new investment law

* Algeria seeks to diversify economy<p>* Tax benefits in draft law<p>* Bureaucracy among hurdles to investment<p>By Hamid Ould Ahmed<p>April 27 (Reuters) - As part of steps to open up its economy after a sharp fall in energy earnings, Algeria’s government has drafted a new investment law offering incentives to …

Value Added Tax

Hon Samura Kamara at DMA's UK-Sierra Leone Investment Forum

Hon Patrick Conteh at DMA's UK-Sierra Leone Investment Forum

Guinea: The Making of a Resourceful Nation

<b>By Moin Siddiqi, Economist</b><p>GUINEA, blessed with unused fertile land, water, minerals of all kinds and a favourable climate, is a country in ‘full …

Bolivia: Creating Conditions for Greater Prosperity in a Changing External Environment

<b>By Moin Siddiqi, Economist</b><p>BOLIVIA has successfully pursued a comprehensive growth-enhancing and social justice agenda aimed at tackling poverty and …

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LIFESTYLE<p>Not only is Africa the second most populous continent in the world with over one billion people, but it is also home to the...<p>Hilda Moraa, …

Remittances: The World’s Tellers Go Digital

Since their genesis, large remittance companies like Western Union (WU) and MoneyGram have often had to repurpose their vast agent networks when new …

Ghana’s Mobile Payments Revolution

For several years, the buzz surrounding mobile-based financial services has been focused almost exclusively on East Africa, particularly Kenya. The …

Women’s Day 2016: Mobile women in DRC

Phone companies are seeking more mobile money saleswomen – these agents are changing the market<p>The best salespeople understand why you need something, because they once lived without it – they know exactly the difference it can make. Empowered women make it their job to tell other women. In the …

#IMTCWORLD 2015 Interviews - Leon Isaacs (DMA)

ALB Madagascar mining code leaves investors waiting

<b>Mining operators in Madagascar continue to face uncertainty as the government announces that the new mining code will not be passed until next year.</b> …

Diversification: the key to Africa’s future

With more than 45,000MW of untouched hydro potential, plus huge resources of solar, wind and geothermal energy to tap, along with rising domestic …

With West Africa set to be declared free of Ebola virus transmission, UN chief calls for vigilance

“Governments will need resources to help communities prevent infection, detect potential cases and respond rapidly and effectively,” …

UK-Guinea Trade & Investment Forum

On 24th February, DMA was delighted to welcome the Government of Guinea to London, for the UK-Guinea Trade & Investment Forum: Guinea's most …

UK-Sierra Leone Trade & Investment Forum

On 25th February, DMA was delighted to welcome the Government of Sierra Leone to London, for the UK-Sierra Leone Trade & Investment Forum: the …

Sierra Leone Looks to FDI to Jumpstart the Economy

<b>By Moin Siddiqi, Economist</b><p>The outbreak of Ebola has complicated the economic dynamics in Sierra Leone, which stood on the verge of an unprecedented …

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‘Africa sole continent likely to achieve double-digit economic growth by 2025’

To strengthen the capital base of local financial institutions and stimulate Africa’s corporate bond market, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has …