The Pan-African Economy in Brief: Saturday, September 18, 2021

Gabon :

Gabon launches a criminal analysis unit in collaboration with Interpol :

According to Nouveau Gabon, in the framework of the continuing modernisation of police units and services, a training session for criminal analysts was recently held in the capital. "This reinforcement training of operational capacities in terms of judicial police officers' investigations, organised by Oipc-Interpol, comes as a prelude to the upcoming opening of the criminal analysis room. A criminal intelligence analysis unit within the national police force which will be based in Libreville, and in collaboration with OIPC-Interpol", declared the Libreville police headquarters.

Ghana :

First Green Terminal certification awarded to Meridian Port Services of Tema Port:

On Tuesday, September 15, Meridian Port Services (MPS) was awarded the first ever Green Terminal certification launched by Bolloré Ports, the port industry arm of the diversified French giant. The prize was presented to MPS General Manager Mohamed Samara by Christian Devaux, Director of Quality and Safety Controls, following the deliberation of Bureau Veritas, the global certification expert chosen to conduct the audit operations. Having met 86% of the requirements of this sustainable development oriented label.


Alignment with the LMD will be effective at the beginning of the next academic year:

The establishment of the LMD system (Licence-Master-Doctorate) in the DRC will be effective in all public and private universities from the beginning of the next academic year, scheduled for November. This is one of the commitments made by the Minister of Higher Education, Muhindo Nzangi. This is a response to a recommendation made during the national conference on higher education, which closed on September 14.

Algeria :

Former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies at 84:

The former Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika has passed away. The information was confirmed on the night of Friday, September 17, 2021 by the Algerian presidency. Aged 84, the former leader had led Algeria from 1999 to 2019. Affected by a stroke in 2013, his health had gradually deteriorated and his mobility reduced.