8th edition of I&P Entrepreneurs' Training Seminar


About 60 entrepreneurs gathered in France from October 9 to 11 to attend the 8th edition of the Annual Training Seminar co-organized by I&P and the African Club of Entrepreneurs. Operating in 12 Sub-Saharan African countries, from Mauritania to Madagascar, the entrepreneurs were gathered for three days around the topic " Managing Change in the Company".


AMI launches $4.5M partnership with Mastercard Foundation in Rwanda


African Management Initiative (AMI) recently announced a new partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in Rwanda. A $4.5M programme will support around 7,000 young Rwandans to build their skills and businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector.

This programme is part of Hanga Ahazaza, a US $50 million initiative from the Mastercard Foundation focused on increasing employment opportunities for young people while expanding the hospitality and tourism sector in Rwanda.



Entrepreneur's Portrait: Falihery Ramakavelo, Director of VATEL Madagascar



VATEL Madagascar is a hospitality management school, part of the global network VATEL, created in 2014 by Falihery Ramakavelo and his wife Hanitra Ramakavelo. The main site is located in Ambatoroka, Antananarivo, and a new campus will be opened in October 2019 in Morondava to welcome students of the Ecotourism Master’s degree.


Launch of Africa Radio in Abidjan


Listened to on the FM band in Paris and on social networks in Africa and Europe, Africa Radio (formerly Africa N°1) now broadcasts in Abidjan on 91.1 FM.


Entrepreneur portrait: Aramatou Coulibaly, RAMA CEREAL


RAMA CEREAL is an Ivorian agro-industrial company specialising in the processing of cereals such as millet, maize and rice, supported by Comoé Capital, the first impact investment company dedicated to financing and supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with high potential in Côte d'Ivoire.


The milk of Laiterie du Berger is no longer subject to VAT in Senegal.


La Laiterie du Berger continues to change the rules and participates in the structuring of the dairy sector in Senegal. After two years of work with the Ministry of Finance, the latter has just formally decided that the pasteurised milk produced by the company would no longer be subject to 18% VAT.