IFAS has three units: a research unit focussing on the human and social sciences in Southern Africa; a cultural unit which functions as the cultural agency of the French embassy in South Africa; and an information centre called Dibuka, which gives information on France (culture, language etc). In the research unit you can have a lot of full text documents for free: Les Cahiers de l'IFAS (only English), IFAS-Research Newsletter | La lettre de l'IFAS-Recherche Lesedi (Engl. / French.), dissertations (mostly with full text, sometimes with summary, several pages), Newtown Zebra (Articles published in the Research supplement | Articles publiés dans le supplément de la Recherche1995-2003). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The German-South African Year of Science 2012/13 aims to achieve the greatest possible degree of cooperation between Germany and South Africa. The following objectives are particularly to the fore:
1.) To emphasise the diversity and excellence of the German-South African initiatives and projects in the fields of research and technology, also for the purpose of promoting Germany and South Africa as centres of innovation vis-à-vis research-conscious companies in the two countries.
2.) To establish a new quality of bilateral cooperation, for example by setting up new partnerships between German and South African research institutions, universities, colleges and companies, as well as intensified collaborative arrangements between ministries and intermediary and support organisations.
3.) To intensify the exchange of views, insights and information between young scientists in the two countries. ... [according to site editor's information]
The mission of FAGACE is to contribute to the economic and social development of the member States, with a special attention given to the economically disadvantaged member States, through
* participating in the funding of their development projects thanks to the award of guarantee facilities,
* facilitating the implementation of some projects by way of support-mechanisms such as interest-rebate operations and extension of credit facilities duration.
Member states are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo. ... [according to site editor's information]
The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is a new U.S. military headquarters devoted solely to Africa. It is designed to enable US government institutions to work in concert and with partners to achieve a more stable environment in which political and economic growth can take place. Africa Command will focus on war prevention rather than war-fighting. Africa Command intends to work with African nations and African organizations to build regional security and crisis-response capacity in support of U.S. government efforts in Africa. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The mission of the FMST is to chart the course of Scientific and Technological development of the Nigeria through:
* Planned and guided Research and Development (R&D)
* Keeping abreast with latest progress in (R&D) in Science and Technology among the industrial and educational communities within the country
* Ensuring that various R&D efforts of public Science and Technology establishments fit in with the overall development plan of the nation
* Linkage of researchers and their establishments with entrepreneurs for commercialization of successful research results
* Using the facilities of Technology Incubation (TI) and Science and Technology Parks (STP) to nurture new projects
* Promotion of projects that are strategic to the cause of aggregate national development
* Advising Government on S&T policy matters ... [according to site editor's information]
On this website, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs points out, which strategies the German government pursues in Africa, e.g. using the chances to manage and overcome crises, having in mind the risks [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff, ilissAfrica].
The West African Monetary and Economic Union (also known under the French acronym, UEMOA) was established with the Treaty signed in Dakar on 10 January, 1994 by the Heads of State and Government of seven West African countries using the CFA Franc in common. The Member States - today, there are eight members - are Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo and Guinea Bissau, which joined the Union in 1997. UEMOA is represented by a logo that symbolizes growth, union, solidarity and complementarity between the Coastal and Sahel States....
The mission of the Ministry is to promote Tanzanias effective participation in the East African Community. The Ministry facilitates and plays the coordinating role in the country in respect of overseeing and implementation of the EAC Treaty and its Protocol. In addition it co-ordinates and facilitates the participation of Tanzania in the ermerging market and investment opportunities emanating from the East African Community so that Nationals can enhance their competitiveness in the regional business integration. ... [according to site editor's information]
In order to further strengthen the friendly cooperation between China and Africa under the new circumstances, to jointly meet the challenge of economic globalization and to promote common development, and in light of suggestions of some African countries, the Chinese Government made the proposal on the convocation of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation---Ministerial Conference Beijing 2000, which was positively responded to by the vast number of African countries. ... [according to site editor’s information]
COMPETE is a regional program that is working to improve trade in 15 countries in East and Central Africa by harmonizing regional trade and transit policies and procedures, developing financial markets, supporting private sector trade associations, developing value chains in staple foods, cotton/textiles, and coffee and building capacity of regional businesses to take advantage of preferential trade opportunities.
Funded by USAID/East Africa COMPETE pursues an African, private-sector led reform agenda. ... [according to site editor's information]