Kyle Moss serves as a government affairs program manager and head of global entrepreneurship for Qualcomm Wireless Reach. Based in San Diego, Moss designs, implements, and manages social impact programs throughout Africa, Asia, and the US.
Over its 50-year history, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has financed over 450 transport projects, changing the lives of close to 450 million people across Africa.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Government economic policy must be clearly articulated for it to be effective
The competitiveness and profitability of any business is hugely impacted by changes in market regulations and government policies
As part of efforts to boost private sector’s investment in agriculture, Dangote Group, GrowAfrica and Nigeria Agribusiness Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, has expressed satisfaction over the innovation introduced in the conduct of the 2017 edition of the competition.
The decision by the African Union to introduce an African passport and abolish visa requirements for all African citizens is the most transformative and historic attempt the continent has ever made in opening up its borders to its people
The Western Cape Government has received over 350 Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedans. These vehicles will be used mainly for general purposes by Provincial Departments in the Western Cape, such as the Traffic, Transport and Public Works.
Springfield Agro Limited, in partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group have announced its collaboration with Katsina State Government, and launched the FarmTo-Folk initiative.
U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Robert P. Jackson joined officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry at a validation workshop on Ghana’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Strategy.
In one of the most historic payouts in the history of Kenyan agriculture, tea farmers last year received Sh61.99 billion, about $597 million, in what was attributed to a favourable demand for the leaf at the international markets and good climate.
A new UNIDO project will help revive the Egyptian cotton industry which produces some of the highest quality fibre, known all over the world as Egypt’s ‘white gold’.
[Cameroon] Bolloré Transport & Logistics, CMA CGM and CHEC sign concession agreement to manage Kribi container terminal
A consortium of French and Chinese companies have signed a concession agreement to Cameroon’s Kribi Containers Terminal, a reference Port Terminal in Africa.
EU-Egypt Association Council has endorsed the EU-Egypt partnership priorities for 2017-2020.
The chairman, Senate committee on Health Sen. Lanre Tejuoso says the Senate is reviewing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act to make healthcare delivery affordable in the country.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies together with First National Bank (FNB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Public Sector Banking, Mr Kgosi Ledimo have signed a pledge that will improve access to finance for Black Industrialists
The Government of Rwanda and Sweden have signed financing agreement worth US$ 7.4 million to support National Employment Program.
The British Government has expressed its readiness to invest in pipeline infrastructure, renewable energy, gas and power of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
P Live in partnership with Facebook will live-stream the Kenyan Presidential Debate that is scheduled to hold on Monday, 24th of July at 5.30pm.
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations are moving in the right direction and at the desired pace, with the first phase of the negotiations expected to be concluded by the end of 2017, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), David Luke has said.
Merck Foundation will focus on providing one year and two years surgical and paediatric oncology fellowship program in India, Europe and University of Nairobi for Tanzanian doctors to improve the cancer care in the country.
Boosting intra-African trade is the most effective channel for trade to deliver development on the African continent, Economic Commission for Africa's Capacity Development Division (CDD) Director Stephen Karingi has said.
More than 20 awards were presented have been recognized during the first edition of the ECOWAS Quality Award, to companies, personalities and institutions, for their contribution to the promotion of quality in West Africa.
The signing of the tripartite free trade area agreement by South Africa in Kampala has injected fresh momentum into the tripartite negotiations to create a free trade area covering half of Africa.
The Government of Liberia has received a grant of $11.2 million from the European Union (EU).
Switzerland and Ghana have recognized the quality of their bilateral relations during the visit of Swiss Confederation president Doris Leuthard to Ghana.
The Senate of Nigeria has approved the National Youth Service Corps scheme for graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
The Government of Rwanda and the United Kingdom through the Department for International Development (DFID) have signed a Development Partnership Agreement for 2 years.
The Ethiopian parliament on Friday unanimously passed a 320.8 billion birr ($13.9 billion) budget for the financial year of 2017/18
The Government of Zimbabwe, with support from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the European Union, convened a high level discussion to develop the country’s 2017–2022 National Diaspora Policy Implementation Action Plan
The Government of Kenya has launched Young Scientist Kenya (YSK) in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE youth platform by Safaricom.
Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville have signed an agreement establishing a framework under which the two countries can cooperate in various areas of interest.
Ethiopia is enlisting the cooperation of people in and around its forests to manage woodland better, hoping to protect the country from the effects of climate change.
The World Bank Group, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, and the Zimbabwe Reconstruction Fund have commenced a three-day conference on Small and Medium Enterprise Finance in Zimbabwe.
The Government of Japan and the African Development Bank have signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative (JAEI) to provide significant support to the New Deal on Energy for Africa.
As Kenya prepares for its General Elections in August, the government has outlined its fiscal strategy with further growth expected in the economy and several changes to tax laws established to support budgetary considerations.
The African Export- Import Bank, Afrexim is introducing a programe to support companies with proven intra-African trade experience and operations and with value chains spanning across countries.
Rwanda has recommended the G20 for Compact with Africa, an initiative that supports reliable financial framework in order to increase investment opportunities.
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has lauded Government efforts to deepen Islamic Finance in Kenya, following the Presidential assent of the Finance Act 2017 confirming Kenya’s commitment to positioning itself as a regional Islamic Finance hub.
Britain's exit from the EU has brought into question the benefits of intra-regional trade, with some commentators suggesting that it could sound a warning for Africa's regional integration project.
The Zambian economy has continued its recovery in 2017, but the stronger growth and better macroeconomic indicators have not resulted in an improvement in the fiscal indicators.
Economic Commission for Africa develops toolkit to help member states integrate Agendas 2030 and 2063
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is developing a toolkit that will help African countries develop an integrated approach in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs)and Agenda 2063, Africa’s 50-year development plan.
The World Bank has approved supplemental financing of $16.36 million for the Third Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation for Liberia.
AfDB President Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina wins World Food Prize for championing sustainable agriculture
The World Food Prize 2017 goes to Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group "for helping Africa get it right in agriculture and making it a key player of securing food for the world.”
South Africa and Kenya commit to building mutually sustainable relations in pursuit of Africa Agenda 2063
South African businesses have a crucial role to play in growing the Kenyan economy following from the commitments made during the State Visit by President Jacob Zuma in October last year.
There are benefits that mineral-endowed countries in Africa could accrue from intensifying their cooperation with Chile, the world’s biggest copper producer and a country.
Africa's rapid growth and urbanization will require stable local governments to deliver goods and services to billions of people.
Kenya is the latest country to become a member of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a leading pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer.
Economic Commission for Africa and Africa Development Bank have are furthering discussions on ongoing and new major areas of cooperation between the two institutions.
Kenyan food is set to be safer than ever after the European Union made available state-of-the art equipment that will enable national food control authorities to test the quality and safety of a wide range of food products.
Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways has confirmed it has received the government’s support to the restructuring efforts.
On June 19, 2017, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Ethiopia signed the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Uganda and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding three proposed investment projects ranging from trade, agriculture and transport.
Intraregional seed trade is set for a boost following the introduction of seed labels and certificates to be utilized by seed companies for large consignment crossing the borders.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center has released its Investor Confidence Indicator for Africa (ICIFA). The tool is created to support business investment and government policy decision making on the continent.
Tunisia receives $500 million credit facility to improve business environment and ease access to finance
The World Bank Board has approved the Business Environment and Entrepreneurship development policy loan to support the Tunisian government's continued efforts to promote stronger and more inclusive growth.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Awakening the giant: How Ethiopia overtook Kenya to become East Africa’s economic power house
Kenya has traditionally held the enviable position of being the East African economic behemoth. But tables have now turned, and in a dramatic way.
Egypt’s parliament has approved on Wednesday the maritime borders deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has recommended that betting, lotteries and gaming activities should be taxed at the rate of 35 percent.
The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines are set to unveil e visa service for international visitors to Ethiopia.
[Kenya] KAM champions manufacturing agenda for industrial growth and job creation ahead of national elections
As part of its endeavour to grow the economy through industrialization, Kenya Association of Manufacturers is engaging political leaders during the pre-election period with the aim of sharpening the focus on the economic agenda of this country in their political party manifestos.
Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba has said that his government has created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, consisting of nine marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon's territorial waters.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board and Dangote Group, have commenced collaborations towards ensuring maximum utilisation of local capacities in the construction of the company’s 650,000 barrels per day refinery.
Lack of education and mismatched skills remain major obstacles to Africa’s development agenda, African Union
The African Union Commission cautions that the future of Africa’s economic growth and the future of millions of Africans, is in jeopardy, if the underlying issues that hinder development are not adequately addressed.
During the Africa Energy Forum, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency signed a grant aimed at increasing electricity access in Zambia.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a €5 million equity participation in Investisseur & Partenaire pour le Développement 2 (IPDEV.2), to support Small Growing Businesses (SGBs) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced on Monday, in a speech delivered at the United Nations headquarters, that his government has created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon.
Afreximbank and Development Bank of Belarus agree on a $150 million facility for Belarus Africa trade
Development Bank of Belarus has signed an agreement to provide a $150 million credit facility to the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) for the financing of the acquisition of goods from Belarus by African entities.
The private sector has presented a report card that gives a thumbs-up to the Kenyan government’s performance in creating the right environment for business.
COMESA and the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen collaboration in combating money laundering and terrorist and proliferation financing.
Reinforcing its commitment to Africa, Oracle has opened a new office in Abuja that will focus exclusively on driving cloud adoption across Nigeria’s Public Sector.
South Africa is fostering closer trade relations with Mozambique to accelerate and strengthen economic and trade relations to boost growth and add value to both countries, Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies said.
With its total trade topping $1 trillion in 2016, Africa is increasingly moving to the centre stage of global trade, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has said.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Sierra Leone for $224.2 million in support of the authorities’ economic development efforts.
From the US to Thailand, the Caribbean and Kenya, this past month alone has seen countries across the world hit by devastating encounters with flooding.
The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated an implementation committee to facilitate the establishment of the proposed Information Communication Technology (ICT) University of Nigeria.
In a single round of voting last Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next two years.
Telecel is set to expand its network coverage and launch LTE following a government brokered $200 million finance deal.
For any economy to attract investments, it must be able to earn and maintain investor trust. Local and foreign investors gain confidence to trade in a business environment that guarantees a stable and predictable macroeconomic framework for businesses.
MSC and San Pedro Port have signed a 35-year concession agreement for the expansion of the San Pedro Container Terminal (“TCSP”) in Côte d’Ivoire in the presence of H. E. Mr Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire.
Internet Society and Commission of the African Union launch Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa
The Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June.
Most Nigerians observed yesterday that democracy has proved to be the best system of government for the country, despite its challenges.
Switzerland has transferred approximately $4million to Tunisia, in response to a request for mutual legal assistance.
Cooperation among Africa’s development financial institutions (DFIs) is crucial for the achievement of the industrialisation of the continent, the African Export-Import Bank has said.
The government of Rwanda and India Export Import Bank have signed a financing agreement worth $ 81 Million to support the establishment of integrated Technical Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) system.
President Museveni and President Magufuli have signed the East African Crude Oil Pipe Line Agreement(EACOP) as an expression of intent to go ahead with the construction of the1400km oil pipe line from Hoima to Tanga port.
Presently, there are 145,000 millionaires in the continent with a combined wealth of $800 billion.according to the Africa Wealth Report which also states that there will be 36% more millionaires by the year 2020.
The Somali government and high level business actors have endorsed a Public-Private Cooperation Agreement to Accelerate Somalia’s Economic Recovery.
An innovative trade initiative which is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019.
Amid an unprecedented global trade slowdown, African policy-makers, negotiators and trade analysts will meet on 25-26 May 2017 in Mauritius to discuss priorities for reviving world trade and strengthening their trading capacity.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Kingdom of Swaziland have signed a five-year $19 million Country Programming Framework (CPF).
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has disbursed more than $35 billion in trade and project financing to Nigerian public and private entities since its inception to support the country's economic and trade growth, Bank President Dr. Benedict Oramah has said.
The Lagos State Government has launched a free public Wi-Fi project at parks and gardens in Lagos in partnership with MainOne.
The Economic Commission for Africa’s Sub-Regional Office for West Africa and the National Assembly of Niger have established a partnership framework to organize a Forum on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region.
International Finance Corporation invests in Africa local currency bond fund to support capital markets
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that it is investing $20 million in debt in the African Local Currency Bond Fund (ALCB Fund Ltd.) to help develop local currency capital markets in Africa.
On average Kenya imported around 500,000 metric tons of fertilizer each year to sate growing demand by farmers both large and small scale, emerging as the second largest fertilizer market in Africa after South Africa in overall tonnage.
ATI supported $4 billion worth of trade and investments in 2016 with call for increased participation
The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) held its 17th Annual General Meeting with sustained commodity price decline and current geopolitical uncertainties taking centre stage.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has met Prime Minister Theresa May and sought a pact to guarantee Kenyan exports accessed the UK market on a duty-free quota-free basis after the country exits from the European Union.
African Development Bank approves $226.5m loan to boost economic governance and competitiveness in Namibia
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of US$ 226.5 million (ZAR 3 billion) to finance the Namibia Economic Governance and Competitiveness Support Program.
Governments and investors meet to discuss Africa FDI flows in the wake of global economic uncertainty
At a Roundtable event in Nairobi, Ministers from across Africa sat together with investors and the private sector to determine how best to tackle the investment and credit risk hurdles in order to make African risks bankable.
Sierra Leone has officially unveiled a new purpose- built Murray Town Jetty which it is counting on to tackle the maritime industry’s greatest threats including unregulated fishing and smuggling.