SOUTH AFRICA – The 2nd edition Black Industrialists Energy Summit (www.BIES-SA.com) will be held in Cape Town from 11-12 December at the Westin Cape Town Hotel as part of the International Gas Cooperation Summit (www.IGCS-SA.com) and the Southern Africa Renewable Energy Summit (www.SARES-SA.com).

SWITZERLAND – Asylum seekers at the Mexican border fleeing violence or persecution are entitled to lodge claims in the United States to obtain sanctuary there, U.N. agencies said in a fresh attempt to shield migrants from tough U.S. immigration policies.

The inaugural Africa Link Annual Symposium was held on 8 September 2018 together with the 5th edition of Africa Link Solidarity Awards. The topics of the symposium were Corruption and Migration blended with a presentation on the importance of Entrepreneurship for the growth of Africa’s economy.

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS

The recipients of Africa Link Solidarity Awards 2018 from R – L: Next to Ambassador Osman Abufatima Mohammed is Mr. Matthias Meier Director Aiducation International Kenya, Mrs. Chantal Ebana representing Ambassador Léonard Henri Bindzi, Hellen Kahuga-Wakapa representing Ms. Sophia Bekele, VP Fepafrika Mr. Ueli Haller, Ambassador Claudinah Ramosepele, Mr. Augusto Moutinho representing Ambassador Osvaldo dos Santos Varela, next to him Ambassador Baba Madugu, and Johnson Oduwaiye, President / Editor-in-chief Africa Link

By Abdel Rahmane DIOP

Associate Migration Officer, Office of the Director General, Global Compact for Migration, Geneva Team, International Organization for Migration

 Keynote address by:  Ambassador Osman Abufatima Adam Mohammed

 Deputy head of Mission at the Permanent Mission of Sudan-Geneva

 At the 2018 Africa Link Symposium and Solidarity Awards Event - 8 September 2018, Bern

Yima Sen*

Discussion notes at the Africa Link Awards and Symposium, Berne, Switzerland, 8 September, 2018

Welcome Address By Johnson Oduwaiye, President / Editor-in-Chief Africa Link

 CÔTE D’IVOIRE – On the 26 October, during Seedstars Abidjan, REMA won the Cameroon round of Seedstars World and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. The event took place at Seedspace Abidjan, and 11 selected startups were invited to present their companies in front of the local jury panel.

The organisers of the 2018 edition of  African Development and Investment Convention (ADIC) holding on October 25-26th in Zurich, Switzerland has released its final agenda, and called for last minute registration to fill the remaining few spaces.

Michal Kotzé (PwC)

Africa Link Reports

SOUTH AFRICA – The 2018 financial year proved to be a challenging year for South African mining companies. Globally, the financial performance of the mining industry improved considerably from the previous year. That position was largely mirrored by South African bulk commodity producers with iron ore, coal, manganese and chrome performing well.

 

The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank has announced the implementation of the Next African Global IT Leaders Program under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP).

Events are being held around Switzerland on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the 'Read and Write association, whose courses have helped 25,000 adults. September 8 is also International Literacy Day.