Publications

Tears over the construction of the Abidjan underground

Tears over the construction of the Abidjan underground

In Côte d'Ivoire, economic progress imposes heavy social and human sacrifices on the population. The construction site of the urban underground of Abidjan confronts the local residents with the demolition of their houses. Residents near the 43rd Infantry Battalion of the French Navy camp in the seaside town of Port-Bouët have been ordered to leave their homes without notice. More than 150 families out of the 13,000 affected by the project are concerned. Finding a home, educating their children... This hasty change of life now threatens their future.

GIMAC card shakes up the digital banking market in Central Africa

GIMAC card shakes up the digital banking market in Central Africa

Valentin Mbozo'o, Director General of the Groupement Interbancaire Monétique de l'Afrique Centrale (GIMAC), wants to bring digital into all African homes with simple and secure systems for money transfers and payment cards. In 2015, he launched the GIMAC interbank card with the Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC). This democratised the use of the bank card within the six member countries of this entity and has facilitated mobile transfers and transactions for its users. Today, in the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), the GIMAC card is second only to the VISA card.

Gabon, Julie’s Gabonese Chocolates success story

Gabon, Julie’s Gabonese Chocolates success story

The chocolate confectionery industry represents a global market of almost 115 billion euros per year worldwide. For a long time, African cocoa-producing countries were satisfied with exporting beans and importing chocolate, thus hindering the development of local production. Julie Nyangui, a Gabonese entrepreneur, is fighting to achieve the best possible quality in making chocolate from local resources. Her goal is to produce 100% African chocolate.

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