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[Namibia] Industrias Alimentarias de Navarra targets farmers with asparagus growing to sate global demand
23-03-2017 | 11:00:00
Industrias Alimentarias de Navarra (IAN) Grupo Alimentario a Spanish company intends to train farmers to in Namibia to grow asparagus which they will then sell to the company as it seeks to sate growing demand for the crop in the international market.
VOSS Water Norway partners with Voss Foundation to promote clean water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa
23-03-2017 | 06:30:00
Over 300 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to clean water which is approximately the same as the population of the United States.
World Bank grants Togo $15m to help increase employment opportunities
22-03-2017 | 09:13:43
The World Bank today approved a $15 million grant to help the government provide access to income generating opportunities to targeted poor and vulnerable youth in Togo.
Africa Climate Change Fund scales up operations with new contributions from Italy and Flanders
22-03-2017 | 07:02:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the conversion of the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) – established in 2014 with €4.725 million from the Government of Germany – to a multi-donor trust fund.
509 Micro, small and medium enterprises trained under Seychelles MSME Development Project
22-03-2017 | 06:56:00
Some 509 micro, small and medium enterprises development (MSME) owners graduated and received certificates of participation after attending two business development courses organized by the Seychelles Enterprise Promotion Agency
Nielsen data shows that South Africans will pay more for premium brands
21-03-2017 | 11:41:00
A phenomenal 92% of South Africans reveal they are willing to pay an above-average price for products that deliver higher quality, offer superior functioning (91%) or stand behind environmentally responsible (86%) or socially responsible (77%) principles.
D.light reaches over 4800 off grid households with Pay-Go- Solar home system in six months
21-03-2017 | 11:38:41
With 120,000 units sold, almost all within the first six months of its October 2016 global launch, d.light's D30 Pay-Go solar home system is proving to be the fastest pay-as-you-go off-grid solar product to reach scale.
Tony Elumelu Speaks on Africapitalism to youths at Ghana’s leading institution
21-03-2017 | 11:21:02
Tony Elumelu visited Ghana as the first stop of his UBA tour of Africa, propagating the ideal of Africapitalism.
World Bank Approves $200m Emergency Support to North East Nigeria
21-03-2017 | 11:13:10
The World Bank’s Board today approved a $200 million credit to support the Government of Nigeria’s response to the acute humanitarian and forced-displacement crisis triggered by the Boko Haram conflict in North East Nigeria. T
[Kenya] Ban on plastic bags will cut jobs and affect livelihoods, Kenya Association of Manufacturers
21-03-2017 | 06:25:16
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has stated that local manufacturers were not consulted on the impending ban of plastic bags following the ban to use, manufacture and import all plastic bags.
AFD Group and European Union in a $26million investment to boost renewable energy in Africa
21-03-2017 | 06:12:00
At the Africa CEO Forum currently ongoing in Geneva, AFD Group - in partnership with the European Union - unveiled the "African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility", designed to boost private sector investment in on-grid and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Edtech - A growth area for Africa
20-03-2017 | 10:44:58
EdTech is the use of digital education technology to facilitate teaching and learning. It’s a rapidly expanding sector with enormous potential. Providers around the world are now incorporating education technology into their delivery strategies.
European Union and UNIDO to foster employment opportunities and economic growth in Sudan
17-03-2017 | 06:57:00
Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan (EU) and Khaled El Mekwad, Representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed an agreement to implement a project to foster employment opportunities and economic growth in Sudan.
[Somaliland] Africa Water Facility sinks $3.2 million to build climate change resilience and reduce water stress
15-03-2017 | 06:32:05
The African Water Facility (AWF) has held a launching ceremony and workshop to officially kick-start the Water Resources Management and Investment Plan project for Somaliland.
Five African cities remain in top 100 rankings in quality of living , Mercer ranking
14-03-2017 | 13:33:00
Despite increased political and financial volatility in South Africa, its cities fell within the top 100 of the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s 19th annual Quality of Living survey.
IFC and CDC invest $35 million to support Kenya’s economy through modern warehousing development
14-03-2017 | 10:15:00
International Finance Corporation, and CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, will invest up to $35 million in Africa Logistics Properties Holding (ALP), a developer and manager of modern, grade-A warehousing, filling an important gap in logistics infrastructure in the region.
Africa Progress Panel Report on Electrifying calls on governments to bridge continent’s energy deficit
14-03-2017 | 06:47:00
Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, have called on African Governments and their partners to do everything possible to close the continent’s huge energy gap.
[Rwanda] Peat power project to reach three quarters of population with no electricity
13-03-2017 | 16:13:29
A $350 million deal to finance an 80 megawatt (MW) peat to power project in Rwanda, which will improve access to electricity for the three quarters of the country's population that is currently off the grid, has reached financial close.
[Nigeria] Dangote Salt, NAFDAC collaborate to sanitize food market
13-03-2017 | 13:02:00
The management of Dangote Salt and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) () have expressed their readiness to collaborate and corroborate efforts to rid the food market of unwholesome practices by unscrupulous traders.
[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Liberated Africa: Pathways to self transformational development
13-03-2017 | 12:49:00
In the period since independence in the 1950s, Africa has undergone profound social, cultural, economic and political changes. Some inherited and historically rootless colonialist political and social systems have collapsed, been transcended and reconstituted.
[Ethiopia] Real Relief unveils Lifeshelter, an innovative low cost housing solution
10-03-2017 | 16:04:00
Real Relief has announced the launch of Lifeshelter®, a unique shelter and rehousing solution based on an innovative concept that is ideal for rapid temporary rehousing in emergency situations, as well as being re-purposed for permanent housing.
Nine African countries commit to protect Congo Basin with Blue Fund
10-03-2017 | 08:19:43
Ministers from nine African nations (Morocco, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and Rwanda) have today gathered in Oyo at the invitation of the President of the Republic of the Congo to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the creation of the Congo Basin Blue Fund.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Why we need change of tact in feeding a burgeoning population
10-03-2017 | 07:56:30
An array of population explosion, demand for food, and changes in weather are conspiring to defeat the food security resolve in the country.
[Tanzania] NMB to digitize agricultural sector with the Mastercard eKilimo mobile solution
09-03-2017 | 12:22:00
National Microfinance Bank Pic (NMB) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Mastercard to ensure the digitization of the agricultural sector in Tanzania with the rollout of eKilimo, a mobile solution developed by the Mastercard Lab for Financial Inclusion.
South African government prioritizes creation of vibrant export culture to increase capability and capacity
09-03-2017 | 12:16:00
The Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) hosted the Exporter Development Training in Pretoria. The purpose of the training was to prepare small medium enterprises (SMEs) for the successful expansion of their businesses into international markets.
African Development Bank and Forest Investment Program sign loan with Form Ghana to restore Ghana’s forests
09-03-2017 | 08:07:16
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Climate Investment Funds’ Forest Investment Program (CIF FIP), have signed a $24-million loan agreement with Form Ghana Ltd., opening the door to commence the implementation of an innovative project on Public-Private Partnership
[Liberia] Merck launches ‘More than a Mother’ campaign and ‘STEM program for women and girls
08-03-2017 | 14:34:00
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Girls and Women’ program for the first time in Liberia.
Mali to receive $25 million loan for solar plant set to transform West Africa energy market
08-03-2017 | 05:36:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a senior concessional loan of $25 million to fund the Segou Solar PV Project, Mali’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant.
AfDB and Government of Sudan launch ENABLE Youth Sudan Program
07-03-2017 | 06:34:00
The African Development Bank and the Government of Sudan, in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have launched the ENABLE Youth Program in Sudan.
[Botswana] World Bank Approves $145.5m to Improve Water Availability in Drought Vulnerable Areas
06-03-2017 | 10:30:00
The World Bank has approved a $145.5 million loan to the Republic of Botswana for the Emergency Water Security and Efficiency Project.
Exim Bank grants Cameroon $93.50 million for construction of transmission lines
06-03-2017 | 10:27:08
Export – Import Bank of India has committed $93.50 million to the government of Cameroon for construction of the 225 kV Nkongsamba - Bafoussam and Yaounde – Abong Mbang Transmission Line.
Merck empowers Kenyan women through ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Women and Girls’ programs
06-03-2017 | 10:21:05
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announces their commitment to empower Kenyan women through their ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and the start of ‘Merck STEM for Women and Girls’ programs.
German Government unveils Marshall Plan with Africa at the AfDB
06-03-2017 | 09:18:00
The German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, has unveiled his Government’s proposed “Marshall Plan” with Africa at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), saying the Plan can help resolve some of the challenges facing Africa.
[Tanzania] Eight cities get World Bank support to scale-up and modernize infrastructure
02-03-2017 | 10:38:41
Residents of eight rapidly urbanizing cities in Tanzania will benefit from funding to scale up infrastructure investments and promote growth, the World Bank Group announced today.
[Kenya] B team launches new group to promote sustainable, inclusive businesses in Eastern Africa
24-02-2017 | 16:02:00
The B Team and Safaricom has announced plans to create The B Team - Eastern Africa, a new not-for-profit initiative, created by regional business leaders to catalyse a better way of doing business for the wellbeing of people and the planet - and responding to the specific challenges and opportunities of the Eastern African market.
[Interview] Korede Ologun, Head, Research & Advisory, Helix Securities, Nigeria
16-02-2017 | 11:59:00
Korede Ologun of Helix Securities Limited interviews with Africa Business Communities on past and present economic situation in Nigeria:
Improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa cities key to growth, report
10-02-2017 | 06:33:00
Africa’s cities are growing in population, adding the size of another Nigeria to cities by 2025, so have a critical role to play in their countries’ economic growth, says a new World Bank report.
Dakar unveils Africa’s first resilience strategy in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities
03-02-2017 | 11:59:00
The use of technology as a lever for resilience, the implementation of an inclusive and effective governance strategy, citizen participation from all of Dakar, the involvement of the private sector and the creation of a healthy living environment