Kenya - Electric buses

Opibus, a Swedish and Kenyan-owned green mobility company, is developing environmentally friendly bus models for public transport.

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AfCFTA negotiations

AfCFTA negotiations on rules of origin have already reached agreement on more than 80% of products.

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Chinese lending to african countries

Beijing’s lending to low-income and middle-income countries is provided on less generous terms than loans from OECD-DAC

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Car manufacturing - Nigeria

Only one company produces 100% Nigerian vehicles.

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Degree of Prosperity

Over the period 2011-2021, several African countries have improved their world rank in terms of prosperity

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Nigeria - GDP

Nigeria’s GDP stood at USD 432bn in 2020, confirming the country’s position as the largest economy in Africa

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Alstom - Maroc

Astom Maroc is creating a new production line for on-board transformers.

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Lagazel - Benin

Benin: the company Lagazel (Saint-Galmier – Loire) inaugurates a workshop for manufacturing solar lamps and kits in Porto Novo (Benin).

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Car manufacturing sector in Ivory Coast

Official inauguration of the local assembly unit of new vehicles of Sotra Industrie (Ivory Coast)

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The “Letter” of the Observatoire – n°28 – Novembre/December 2021

“Financing Deep Tech” – By Anastasia Nedayvoda, Fannie Delavelle, Hoi Ying So, Lana Graf, Louise Taupin – Publication IFC / BpiFrance – Special Note 1 – October 2021. How to optimize the financing of “Deep Tech” in the context of emerging countries ?

” Industrializing sub-Saharan Africa – Proposal of Business Model for a Hydrogen Powered Buses Manufacturing Cluster” – Observatoire Europe-Afrique 2030 – Case Study 17 – December 26th, 2021

“The manufacturing sector is a key driver of African economic growth” (Observatoire Europe-Afrique 2030 -Case study no.16 – 10th May 2021)

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“Africa’s Top 250 Companies in 2021” (African Business – July 2021)

As of 09/18/2021, the World Container Index (Drewry) stands at $ 10,374 for a standard 40 ‘container, an increase of 112% since May 2021 !

(June 2021) “China and Western Aid Norms in the Belt and Road: Normative Clash or Convergence? A Case Study on Ethiopia” – Mario Esteban & Iliana Olivié – 30th June 2021 – Journal of Contemporary China.

“Laying the Tracks: The Political Economy of Railway Development in Ethiopia’s Railway Sector and Implications for Technology Transfer”. (Working Paper No. 2021/43 – Yunnan Chen. 2021.  – China Africa Research Initiative, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC.)

« Proposed AfCFTA investment protocol should be simplified to attract FDI » – The Guardian (Nigeria) – 08th July 2021

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