BCEAO releases $ 6 billion for West African economies

The BCEAO has just made a liquidity injection of 3350 billion FCFA ($ 6 billion) at a fixed rate of 2% in favor of several banks of the UMOA. A total of 87 financial institutions participated in the operation. The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) made a further injection of liquidity to its member countries last week. In total, 3350 billion FCFA ($ 6 billion) were disbursed by the institution.

During the auction on September 14, 87 banks in the sub-region obtained an injection of liquidity at a fixed rate of 2%. With more than 1000 billion FCFA ($ 1.8 billion), it is the Ivory Coast which obtained the most important financing, ie 31% of the funds injected.

It is followed by Senegal with more than 580 billion FCFA ($ 1 billion), Mali with 466 billion FCFA (835 million $), Benin with 434.5 billion FCFA (777 million $) and Burkina Faso with 318 billion FCFA. ($ 569 million). Niger with 241.6 billion FCFA ($ 432 million), Togo with 219 billion FCFA (…

Google's transatlantic cable arrives in Vendée

The 6000 km long cable will connect Virginia, the United States, to France. On this side of the Atlantic, he will land in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in Vendée. Whenever a European internet user types into a Google search, sends an email to Gmail, or watches a video on YouTube, they consume bandwidth between the Old Continent and the United States.

Google's transatlantic cable


And as data consumption continues to grow, the networks of telecom operators are increasingly congested. Google, like its competitors in Gafam Facebook and Microsoft, has therefore decided to invest massively in their own submarine cables, real freeways of the global internet. Facebook and Microsoft have teamed up to extend a transatlantic cable called "Marea" in 2019.


In 2020, Google’s turn to build its own, dubbed "Dunant" in tribute to the creator of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant. And as the American group likes to think big, its cable gathers 12 pairs of fibers (against 6 or 8 usually), "which will allow it to reach an unmatched average transmission speed: 250 terabits per second, against 160 for Marea ”, reports Sciences et Avenir. It’s almost 10 times more than the old submarine cables. The 6,000 km long cable will connect Virginia, the United States, to France. On this side of the Atlantic, he will land in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in Vendée. Orange, responsible for installing the French part and connecting it to the French internet network, has just laid the first meters of cable on the beach.