Africa Investments 

Global Forum Secretariat, African Development Bank and World Bank Group deliver new manual on Exchange of Information for tax purposes

The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum), the World Bank Group and the African Development Bank have jointly published a new version of the Manual on Exchange of Information, in order to support tax authorities. Exchange of information (EOI) is an essential tool for tax authorities worldwide to ensure that all taxpayers pay the correct amount of tax. The previous edition of the manual, issued in 2013 by the Global Forum and the World Bank Group, was dedicated to exchange of information on…

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Africa Investments 

Salon régional de l’énergie et du développement durable à Abidjan

L’association Light On, avec l’appui de la Banque africaine de développement, des fonds d’investissement climatiques et d’autres partenaires, organise, les 15 et 16 octobre 2021 au Radisson Blue Airport hôtel d’Abidjan, le Salon de l’énergie et du développement durable (SEDD). La CIE, EDF, Orange, TotalEnergies, Engie, Dalberg et la GIZ sont partenaires du salon, qui se tiendra sur le thème suivant : « L’innovation au service du secteur de l’énergie pour améliorer les conditions de vie des populations ». Le salon réunira les acteurs des secteurs public et privé de cinq pays d’Afrique…

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Africa West Africa World 

Guinea: ECOWAS sanctions coup leaders and their families

– Advertisement – The West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Thursday imposed sanctions on soldiers who carried out the coup in Guinea. The coup makers and their families are to be subjected to travel ban and their assets frozen. In a communique issued after the regional leaders met in Ghana’s capital, Accra for an extra-ordinary summit, Ecowas upheld the “suspension of Guinea from all Ecowas governing bodies until restoration of constitutional order.” The leaders said the imposition of sanctions on the coup makers was “in accordance with extant ECOWAS protocols,…

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Africa Investments 

African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge

Young people worldwide are leading the way, demanding climate action. Whether in communities, in their places of study or directly lobbying politicians and businesses, they are fighting for their futures. The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank have partnered on a joint mission to accelerate climate adaptation action under the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP). We believe that young people have a crucial role to play in developing and implementing solutions for building resilience and mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change. With the African Youth…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia probes allies of former President Edgar Lungu

– Advertisement – Zambia’s former ruling Patriotic Front (PF), party’s Secretary General, Davies Mwila and Lusaka businessman, Valden Findlay, are among the first few allies of former President, Edgar Lungu, that have been summoned for questioning by some of the country’s investigative wings, following the new ruling United Party for National Development (UPND)’s landslide victory, in Zambia’s recently held general election. The Anti-Corruption commission and Drug Enforcement Commission, seem to be keeping a close eye on such PF members, lately, for what commentators suspect to be corruption or money laundering.…

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Africa Investments 

Global Center on Adaptation and African Development Bank call for applications for the African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for building resilience and adapting to the adverse impacts of climate change. Young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to respond to the call for the expression of interest and submit their business…

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OP-ED Opinions 

The Ultimate Maestro (Victor Efosa Uwaifo, (1941-2021) By Niyi Osundare

Siwo  siwo  siwo Siwooooooooooooooo      He was Nigeria’s closest instance of the Renaissance Man: musician, sculptor, inventor, sportsman, architect, scholar, mythmaker, lay philosopher, folklorist, and culture ambassador/impresario. A true Jack of many trades who strove so hard to be master of all, he was a man of  many capabilities , with a voice that was admirably polyphonic. His impulse was both idealistic and relentlessly pragmatic.  Endowed with a vision that was acutely focused and seamlessly eclectic, he developed a practice that was proudly traditional and transgressively modern. This plural propensity, this…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigeria: Over 100 prisoners captured after jail break

– – Over 100 prisoners who escaped from prison have been recaptured. They are part of some 240 prisoners who escaped from prison over the weekend. The prisoners escaped after gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Kogi state. A spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service said in a statement the correctional facility in Kogi’s Kabba district came under fire from unidentified gunmen, who raided the site and “immediately engaged the armed guards in a fierce gun battle.” At least one police officer was killed in the attack whilst another was…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Who Promoted Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami To The Rank Of Professor….? By Dr. Nasir Mansir

Professorship is only attained by active academics who devoted their time for teaching and research in the University. Besides, there are certain steps that are followed before any one in academia is promoted to the rank of Professor. Someone need to pass through the ranks like every other professional cadre. In the University promotion system, an academic needs to attain the rank of Senior lecturer, Reader and then Professor after having published the required number of scholarly articles in his research area. Time in rank is also important for promotion…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Why Nigeria’s States Will Struggle To Collect VAT By Cheta Nwanze

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, on behalf of Nigeria’s federal government, has been locked in a legal tussle with the Rivers and Lagos state governments over the collection of value-added tax. In the last few minutes, a VAT collection Bill, similar to the aforementioned two states, has passed the second reading in the Ogun State House of Assembly. It is going to become a law.  The return to civilian rule in 1999 gave some states, starting with Lagos, the courage to challenge the Federal Government on various parts of tax…

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