Development

African ministers seek “critical” amendment to global warming target during Paris climate talks – See more at: http://tcktcktck.org/2015/03/african-ministers-seek-critical-amendment-to-global-warming-target-during-paris-climate-talks/67063#sthash.OF6Cc2JI.dpuf

During Lima climate talks in December 2014, poorer countries found themselves at odds with many global leaders who weren’t ready to financially back adaptation efforts through their governmental pledges to reduce emissions and address climate change beyond 2020 — which are also due at the end of this month.

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Orange and Airtel join forces to enable international money transfers between Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso

This partnership builds on the existing “Orange Money International Transfer” offer, which enables Orange Money customers based in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali to carry out cross-border money transfers. Since its introduction in July 2013, the service has been a considerable success with over 200,000 users to date.

Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) to bolster African expansion

“The Africa CEO Forum will help boost MCB’s brand visibility and its regional ambitions,” said Antony Withers, MCB’s Chief Executive. “We will be able to showcase our internal capabilities and product offerings to the top African business leaders and the most influential players in African and international finance. It will also allow MCB to engage in constructive dialogue on Africa’s growth dynamics and how the private sector can contribute towards advancing sustainable economic progress across the continent.”