In Burkina Faso, haute couture meets international standards

Published on : 04/19/2022 – 00:15 In Burkina Faso, designers and couturiers are benefiting from government support to bring themselves up to par with the international market. Stylist Sébastien Bazemo has therefore received support from the Culture and Tourism Development Fund to train his teams. In total, the Creative Industries Support Program received 11 billion … Read more

The debt of African countries whets the appetite

April 2020. In the midst of the Covid crisis, the Paris Club creditor member countries, led by Emmanuel Macron, decide to suspend the debts of 48 countries, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, $13 billion in debt repayments will be deferred to allow affected countries to focus on health spending. This figure seems relatively small, … Read more

Congo-Brazzaville: Cement back on the market, but at a hefty price

Published on : 04.08.2022 – 00:32 Cement sourcing in Congo-Brazzaville had become a real problem in recent months due to technical breakdowns at two of the country’s three cement factories. They have just resumed their activities. But cement has seen its price rise. Faced with consumer anger, the government says it is working to stabilize … Read more

Pros and cons of liberalizing the sugar market, according to Dr. Mohamed Diop, economist.

Long-loved Senegalese Sugar Company (Css) is proud to be the 1st place to work in Senegal after the state. And that with an estimated workforce of around 8,000 people during the sugar campaign (November to June). This position had led his boss, Jean Claude Mimran, to issue veiled threats, hovering over the possibility of closing … Read more