Good News from Africa

  1. Ivanka Trump plans visits to Ivory Coast, Ethiopia to promote women’s campaign:

White House adviser and daughter of the United States president, Ivanka Trump will visit Ivory Coast and Ethiopia over a period of four days this month. Donald Trump’s daughter will be promoting the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (WGDP) that was launched in February. The White House said on Wednesday that Ivanka’s schedule includes a women’s economic empowerment summit in Ivory Coast as well as site visits and meetings with political leaders, executives and female entrepreneurs in both countries. Accompanying her will be Mark Green, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. She will also be joined David Bohigian, acting president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, as well as Kristalina Georgieva, interim president of the World Bank Group, which is hosting the summit.

  • Nigerian Airline orders 10 jets from Brazil’s Embraer:

Nigeria’s largest commercial airline has signed a $2.1 billion deal for the delivery of 10 jets from Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.  “The order was announced today, during the Embraer’s Africa Airline Business Seminar, in Mauritius. With this order, Air Peace will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa,” the company said in a statement sent to AFP. “The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 E195-E2. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of USD 2.12 billion, based on current list prices,” it said.

  • 20 Year rule ends in Algeria with Bouteflika’s resignation:

It is jubilation on the streets of Algeria and the celebration is over a major demand of a popular movement and protests which has now been achieved. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned. His resignation comes in fact a little short of the expiration of his mandate which should normally have seen him leave on April 28.The 82-year-old leader announced his resignation on Tuesday night via a brief message from the presidency saying he had “notified the president of the constitutional council of his decision to end his mandate”. So, Algerians have something on their hands, the end of 20 year reign in power.

  • Nigerian Entrepreneur recycling paper waste:

We take you to meet with a self-taught Nigerian artist transforming paper waste into attractive eco-friendly items.

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