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Unilever Côte d’Ivoire enregistre une perte de 13,5 milliards FCFA en 2019

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La perte nette du groupe agroalimentaire est en hausse de 231 % par rapport à 2018 et s’établit à 13,5 milliards FCFA. Cette augmentation du déficit est expliquée par une série de facteurs non récurrents.

Le chiffre d’affaires d’Unilever a augmenté de 4 % en glissement annuel et s’établit à 57,68 milliards FCFA. Cette amélioration s’explique par les actions d’optimisation, une meilleure disponibilité des produits au plan national et à l’étranger, une augmentation de la couverture géographique et l’introduction d’innovation sur différents segments (produits alimentaires, savons de toilette et savon de ménage).

Le résultat d’exploitation, qui mesure la rentabilité de son modèle économique de l’entreprise, reste négatif. En effet, il est de 6,659 milliards FCFA en 2018 et de 7,787 milliards FCFA en 2019.

La perte nette a augmenté de 231 % et s’élève à 13,476 milliards FCFA. L’entreprise explique cette dégradation par 5 facteurs exceptionnels : les charges de la restructuration incluant le démantèlement de l’usine et les charges de son personnel, un redressement fiscal des années 2015 à 2017, les actions de promotions et de communication, les charges des conseils juridiques et fiscaux et financiers et une perte de crédit de TVA sur l’année 2016.

Les perspectives sont positives selon le communiqué car sans ces charges exceptionnelles, l’entreprise aurait été à l’équilibre.

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MEET THE WINNERS OF AFRICA.COM’S BRILLIANT AFRICAN INNOVATIONS AGAINST COVID-19 COMPETITION

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a “Shark Tank” style competition

Dr Wale Aduosun
Dr Wale Aduosun

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 27, 2020 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Six finalists were chosen from a wide field of applicants to compete on today’s Brilliant African Innovations Against COVID-19, a “Shark Tank” style contest in which entrepreneurs competed for prizes. The judges for the competition were Juliet Ehimuan, Director, West Africa-Google; Andile Ngcaba, Founding Partner and Chairman of Convergence Partners; Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital; and Adrian Vermooten, Head of Digital Innovation, Standard Bank. In addition, over 2,000 audience members voted for their innovator of choice. The audience vote counted for 25% of the total points awarded, while the judges’ votes counted for 75% of the total points awarded.

To see the winners at the emotional moment they learned that they won the competition, please click here. (https://youtu.be/Li_tGyILcCc)

Laud Anthony Basing
Laud Anthony Basing

The first prize was awarded to Laud Basing of Ghana, founder of Incas Diagnostics for his rapid Covid-19 test, which is combined with a comprehensive app that incorporates symptom assessment, data capture of test results, tracking of patient location using GPS signals, and dissemination of all of this information to public health authorities. Laud Basing receives a $500 prize; mentoring by Harvard Business School Professor of Entrepreneurship, Tarun Khanna; and a $5,000 media package from Africa.com. To see Basing’s two minute video submission for the competition, click here. (https://youtu.be/DltFAenJAu4)

The contest judges were so compelled by the strength of the finalists that they decided to award additional prizes to the two finalists who were tied for second place. One of the two second prize winners was Mary Mwangi of Kenya, founder of Data Integrated, for her Epesi Trip Planner, an app that allows tuk-tuk (public bus) passengers to book a ride and pay online ahead of time, thus avoiding densely populated lines to board buses, and the payment of fares electronically, thus avoiding human contact associated with the use of cash. To see Mwangi’s two minute video submission for the competition, click here. (https://youtu.be/dnYPhAaa-zM)

Mary Mwangi
Mary Mwangi

The second finalist tied for second prize was Dr. Wale Adeosun of Nigeria, founder of Wellvis, which uses machine learning to help patients assess their risk for COVID-19, and depending on the outcome, educates patients about the virus, and recommends next steps using a telemedicine platform. The COVID-19 Triage Tool assists the larger medical community, and society, by reducing unnecessary calls and visits to clinics and hospitals. To see Adeosun’s two minute video submission for the competition, click here. (https://youtu.be/DW1uogppnb0)

Mwangi and Adeosun each won $250 and a $2,500 media package from Africa.com. Mwangi won a mentoring session with Adrian Vermooten, Head of Digital Innovation at Standard Bank. Adeosun won a mentoring session with Juliet Ehimuan, Director – West Africa, Google.

The full video of competition will soon be available on virtualconferenceafrica.com.
Thank you to Convergence Partners for joining Africa.com to fund the prizes.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Africa.com

About Africa.com
Africa.com is a media holding company with an array of platforms that reach a global audience interested in African business and lifestyle. Interests include Africa.com Business Publishers’ Network, the website at www.africa.com, the website at www.iafrica.com, email newsletters, various social media platforms, and internet domain names ending with the “.africa.com” extension. Africa.com operates from Johannesburg, Lagos, and New York, and has a presence in Cape Town and Nairobi.

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Phone: +27 82 332 0473
Email: laura.joseph@africa.com

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PAN AFRICA GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS XCHANGE ESTABLISHED BY ETHICORE

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 28th, 2020 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Leading African Government Affairs firm, ETHICORE is proud to announce the formation of Africa Government Affairs Xchange (Africa GX: www.africagx.com). This coincides with Africa Month and Africa Day (25 May 2020), commemorating the founding of the Organisation of African Unity 57 years ago in 1963.

Africa GX is the only multi-country African government affairs alliance of its kind, specialising in public policy, legislative, regulatory, government relations and public affairs for clientele in Africa. Founded and exclusively convened by ETHICORE, Africa GX aims to be the largest strategic alliance of owner-managed African government affairs firms and expert advisors operating according to high ethical standards.

ETHICORE Founder and CEO and Africa GX President, Abdul Waheed Patel
ETHICORE Founder and CEO and Africa GX President, Abdul Waheed Patel

According to ETHICORE Founder and CEO and Africa GX President, Abdul Waheed Patel:
“We are proud to establish Africa GX as a unique milestone, further positioning ETHICORE and our elite partners, as providers of high-quality government affairs services and strategic counsel to African and international clients. Over the past decade we have cultivated enduring bilateral strategic partnerships with reputable firms and professional advisors of high pedigree and integrity, in various African countries. Africa GX consolidates this and advances ETHICORE’s strategy to be the leading Pan-African government affairs firm, transcending borders in collaboration with our partners.”

On inception, Africa GX weaves a presence across 27 African countries in Sub-Saharan, Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and North Africa. This includes:
1. Benin
2. Burkina Faso
3. Botswana
4. Cameroon
5. Central African Republic
6. Côte d’Ivoire
7. Chad
8. Democratic Republic of the Congo
9. Ethiopia
10. Egypt
11. Gabon
12. Ghana
13. Guinea
14. Guinea Bissau
15. Kenya
16. Mali
17. Mauritania
18. Morocco
19. Niger
20. Nigeria
21. Rwanda
22. Senegal
23. South Africa
24. Tanzania
25. Togo
26. Zambia
27. Zimbabwe

According to Patel: “Professional government affairs consulting and advisory services in Africa is nascent. Africa GX differentiates ETHICORE and our partners, creating a competitive advantage for our clients that is unrivalled in Africa. As a bespoke continental alliance, we provide local expertise to service clients across the African continent, appropriately tailored and sensitive to each country. It embodies our collective contribution to pragmatically advance the aspiration for greater African integration and unity.”

Today more than ever, specialised African government affairs expertise is imperative to advancing the tenets of participatory democracy and Africa’s democratic dividend. Africa GX upholds responsible and constructive government relations, public policy and regulatory advocacy, which is evidence based and contributes to impactful decision-making by African governments, Parliaments and regulators.

African countries and economies are seized with immense opportunities and challenges in pursuit of national development plans, advancing the African Union’s Agenda 2063, deepening economic integration by implementing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and coordinating COVID-19 response measures.

Africa GX will be expanding its footprint into all 55 African Union members states by growing the alliance through new memberships, partnership and affiliations.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Ethicore.

About ETHICORE
Founded in 2009, ETHICORE Political Lobbying is a decade young pioneering African Government Affairs firm headquartered in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. ETHICORE specialises in providing professional government affairs consulting and advisory services, helping companies and organisations to interpret, navigate, constructively engage with and positively contribute to public policy, legislative, regulatory, governmental and parliamentary decision-making. The firm has a track record of supporting more than 107 clients across 15 different industry sectors in multiple African countries. Africa GX is a wholly owned subsidiary of ETHICORE.

Media and Partnership Enquiries:
Ms Wisahl Jappie, Executive Vice President
Tel: +27 (0) 21 424 1443 / 3125
Email: wjappie@africagx.com
Mobile: +27 (0) 72 227 1144
www.africagx.com

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Communiqué de Presse

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Informations Récemment Parues Dans La Presse Concernant La Banque Africaine De Développement

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Le 27 Mai 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-  Ces dernières semaines et surtout ces derniers jours, j’ai été impressionné par l’énorme soutien que j’ai reçu du monde entier. J’ai une confiance absolue dans l’intégrité de la Banque que je dirige et dans ses systèmes, règles et procédures de gouvernance.
Malgré les tentatives sans précédent de certains de ternir ma réputation et de porter préjudice aux procédures de gouvernance de la Banque, je clame mon innocence face aux allégations mensongères qui cherchent injustement à porter atteinte à mon honneur et à mon intégrité, ainsi qu’à la réputation de la Banque africaine de développement.
J’apprécie sincèrement le soutien des actionnaires de la Banque.
À l’heure actuelle, je reste convaincu qu’en fin de compte, dans un élan collectif, la Banque sortira de cette situation plus forte qu’auparavant et continuera à soutenir la dynamique de développement de l’Afrique. Je tire une grande inspiration de mes héros, Nelson Mandela et Kofi Annan, dont les vies ont montré que c’est dans la douleur que l’on grandit. Comme l’a dit Martin Luther King Jr., “l’arc de l’univers moral est long, mais il penche vers la justice”.
Je suis convaincu que des processus équitables, transparents et justes, qui respectent les règles, procédures et systèmes de gouvernance de la Banque, ainsi que l’État de droit, prouveront en fin de compte que je n’ai pas enfreint le code d’éthique de cette institution extraordinaire.
Je continuerai donc à travailler avec chacun de nos actionnaires pour faire en sorte que la Banque africaine de développement préserve sa réputation durement acquise à l’échelle mondiale et que nos systèmes institutionnels et de gouvernance crédibles et efficaces soient renforcés, au moment où nous nous efforçons ensemble d’accomplir la mission de nos fondateurs, à savoir accélérer et transformer le développement de l’Afrique.

Distribué par  African Media Agency  pour La Banque Africaine de Développement.

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