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[Kenya] Safaricom signs agreement with UN Environment to upscale implementation of sustainable goals
17-08-2017 | 08:47:00
UN Environment has urged the country’s private sector to collaborate with them in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will help curb climate change.
[Free Webinar] Utilizing dynamic partnerships to ignite innovation in Africa
17-08-2017 | 08:02:00
This webinar addresses how Qualcomm® empowers stakeholders and innovators through access to multinational resources.
[South Africa] Mining Maintains a Solid Business to be in
14-08-2017 | 11:25:00
Take a look at almost any measure of success in the South African business world and you'll see that mining companies always perform well.
A.P. Moller Holding launches new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa
10-08-2017 | 13:49:00
A.P. Moller Holding has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. Ghana stands to benefit significantly from the funding in the medium to long term.
Standard and Poors endorses the African Development Bank with stable outlook status
10-08-2017 | 07:45:00
Global rating agency, Standard and Poors has affirmed its AfDB’s 'AAA/A-1+' Ratings with Outlook Stable. This is similar to Fitch’s recent affirmation of the Bank’s Triple 'A' rating with Stable Outlook as well.
Fitch affirms the African Development Bank at 'AAA' status, with stable outlook
08-08-2017 | 09:23:00
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the African Development Bank's (AfDB) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'AAA' with a Stable Outlook and Short Term IDR at 'F1+'.
[Senegal] UNIDO, World Bank in Sustainable Cities Management Initiative to build resilience
03-08-2017 | 11:21:00
By the year 2030, almost two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Urbanization is creating significant opportunities for social and economic development.
Nigeria Technical Cooperation Fund celebrates first ten-year life cycle
03-08-2017 | 10:01:00
The Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa of Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the African Development Bank celebrated the completion of the first life cycle of the Nigeria Technical Co-operation Fund in a ceremony in Abuja on 1 August.
[Column] Logan Fransman: Transportation and Logistics essential to achieving NDP 5 goals of Namibia
01-08-2017 | 13:40:00
As Director of Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) here in Namibia, I am tasked with promoting and highlighting the Importance of our sector.
[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Nigerian Economic Recovery through Industrialization and Diversification by Public and Private Sector Synergy
01-08-2017 | 11:14:00
The current economic crisis and recession in Nigeria has brought to the fore what is already known: that the existent Nigerian national economy is not organized for internal self-propulsion and autonomous economic and business activities.
[Interview] Michael O’Brien-Onyeka, Senior VP, Conservation International Organization, Kenya
31-07-2017 | 11:19:00
British-Nigerian Michael O’Brien-Onyeka is Senior Vice President, Africa, of Conservation International, a non-governmental conservation and sustainable development organization.
[Tanzania] WFP in four year strategic plan to boost sustainable agriculture, improve markets
28-07-2017 | 15:13:01
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a four-year Country Strategic Plan in Tanzania. It is fully-aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which aims to end poverty, reduce inequality, tackle climate change and ensure sustainable agriculture and food security.
[Ethiopia] Farm Africa pilots use of micro insurance to cushion pastoralists from weather changes
28-07-2017 | 11:10:00
In the face of an increasingly uncertain climate, Farm Africa is piloting the use of microinsurance to help pastoralists in the Ethiopian lowlands protect their main asset: their livestock.
Alibaba founder Jack Ma launches $10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund
27-07-2017 | 10:59:36
Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma has announced the creation of a $10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund,
Burkina Faso receives $60 million for livestock development support from World Bank
26-07-2017 | 10:38:47
The World Bank has approved a $60 million International Development Association credit for Burkina Faso. Of the estimated 300,000 producers to benefit from the Livestock Sector Development Support Project, 30 percent are women and 20 percent are young people.
NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility proposes regional information hub to stimulate investment in Africa
25-07-2017 | 11:02:08
The NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) has advocated the establishment of a regional information hub to advertise bankable projects in Africa.
[Column] Kamal Mokrani: Connecting an unconnected Africa with wireless technology
24-07-2017 | 11:46:00
Africa’s diversity encompasses more than its landscape, it includes the political, economic, social, technological and environmental outlook, with each country and region having its own set of unique challenges and advantages.
Africa’s Land Commissions commit to recognizing and securing community land rights
24-07-2017 | 10:06:46
Various land commissions in Africa have committed to advancing policy, legal and regulatory reforms in their respective countries and ensure their effective implementation in order to recognize community land rights.
The Paradise Foundation launches first overseas conservation program in Africa
24-07-2017 | 08:59:00
The Paradise Foundation, a not-for-profit environmental conservation organization in China, has announced its first overseas conservation program in Africa.
Rwanda and World Bank sign agreement to expand acquisition of quality skills
19-07-2017 | 10:45:22
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank have signed a $ 120 million to support the expansion of opportunities for the acquisition of quality, market-relevant skills in selected economic sectors.
[Startup Interview] Frank Balestra, Founder, AB Minerals & Made for Africa Eco-Friendly solution
18-07-2017 | 12:46:00
Frank Balestra is a Canadian who has lived in Africa the better part of the last five years, both in the DRC and Rwanda. This has given him a good understanding of the people, the African culture, the countries and the coltan industry.
[South Africa] DSASA shows 35% growth in direct selling businesses amidst downgraded economy
18-07-2017 | 10:44:17
In an economy facing a third possible downgrade, mounting living costs and scarce jobs opportunities, it’s reassuring that the direct selling industry is one of the few sectors showing growth over the past 18 months.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: The creative industry can champion sustainable consumption
18-07-2017 | 10:34:00
Our quest to attain a green economy should be broad-based and inclusive. But we cannot achieve this if the vision of sustainability is not shared by every one of us.
Emergency goat distribution to restore livelihoods in North East Nigeria
18-07-2017 | 10:31:00
To strengthen resilience of communities from the loss of livestock assets, Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, has distributed 3600 goats to improve household nutrition and rebuild livelihood of vulnerable communities
FAO teams up with AUC to spearhead Africa’s response against Fall Armyworm
18-07-2017 | 09:18:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the African Union Commission have agreed to collaborate on an immediate response to manage and control the fast-spreading Fall Armyworm (FAW) outbreak in Africa.
Chinese enterprises commit to wildlife conservation in Uganda
17-07-2017 | 12:15:00
At a landmark forum co-hosted by the China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce Uganda (CECCU) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), CECCU declared that Chinese enterprises operating in Uganda would support wildlife conservation
[Burkina Faso] PSUP invests in women and youth to deliver basic urban services
17-07-2017 | 08:40:49
A project targeting some 30,000 residents of located in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso are seeing the fruits of development initiatives resulting from a $100,000 Community Managed Fund project.
Tanzanian dam huge risk to economy and environment, WWF
14-07-2017 | 14:00:00
A large-scale hydropower dam planned for Selous Game Reserve World Heritage site puts protected areas of global importance - as well as the livelihoods of over 200,000 people who depend upon the environment
AfDB, Islamic Development Bank sign $ 2 billion deal to fund energy, SMEs, human development programs
12-07-2017 | 14:30:28
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level.
Mobile cash reduces hunger, boosts local economies in Kenya
10-07-2017 | 10:04:00
An innovative, mobile phone-driven cash programme has helped prevent nearly 250,000 people from slipping into severe food insecurity in drought-ravaged Kenya.
AfDB approves $1m emergency relief grant to drought victims in Kenya
10-07-2017 | 07:15:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$ 1 million Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to people affected by drought and famine in Kenya.
Afreximbank’s support to Gabon economy reaches $200m
10-07-2017 | 07:00:00
The African Export-Import Bank has provided a total of $200 million in financing to date to support the Gabonese economy.
Planet Earth Institute launches the PEI exChange, the first online matching platform for African development
06-07-2017 | 13:11:19
The Planet Earth Institute, an international NGO and charity, plans to launch the will launch the PEI exchange during its #ScienceAfrica UnConference on 20th July,
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: How Edtech improves education in Africa
06-07-2017 | 11:56:00
M-learning, online courses and other aspects of e-learning technology have the potential to enhance education provision in Africa in numerous ways.
Eastern and Southern Africa benefit from $19 million investment to boost food security
05-07-2017 | 15:49:00
A new $19 million investment has been launched to support will support greater food security and improve nutrition throughout Eastern and Southern Africa.
Souk At-tanmia builds capacity of 450 young entrepreneurs in Tunisia
04-07-2017 | 08:07:44
In order to improve the support services provided to Tunisian entrepreneurs countrywide, Souk At-tanmia’s partnership has launched a capacity-building program for public and civil actors operating in the field of entrepreneurship in Tunisia.
[Column] Frances Okosi: Brexit – The question for Intra Africa trade
30-06-2017 | 13:30:00
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.
Economic Commission for Africa develops toolkit to help member states integrate Agendas 2030 and 2063
30-06-2017 | 06:30:00
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.
Liberia to transform renewable energy sector with support from African Development Bank and Climate Investment Funds
29-06-2017 | 07:47:00
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) awarded Liberia a grant in the amount of $ 23.25 million to help transform the country’s renewable energy sector.
Y’ello Box connects Nigerians to electricity through mobile phones
27-06-2017 | 16:30:19
In a world first, Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service and it is already transforming lives.
[Kenya] Local companies urged to adopt Kaizen Practices to increase investor attraction
27-06-2017 | 10:00:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers in partnership with KAIZEN Institute has hosted the 13th KAM- KAIZEN Event, to equip business leaders with techniques to maintain sustainable continuous improvements in processes.
Book provides first overview of property tax in Africa
27-06-2017 | 08:30:00
Africa's rapid growth and urbanization will require stable local governments to deliver goods and services to billions of people.
Dutch fintech, FACTS, scales up activities in East Africa
22-06-2017 | 10:51:00
Dutch fintech FACTS, providing much needed working capital to established small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in East Africa, is scaling up its activities, more than tripling the number of clients served.
Reshaping the future of real estate for African cities
22-06-2017 | 08:40:00
Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark.
Zambia bets on solar power plant to power homes, produce sugar and export electricity
20-06-2017 | 12:16:44
Earlier this year, Cleantech Invest portfolio company Nocart announced the signing of a $200 million contract to develop a solar hybrid power plant in the Shangombo District of Western Province, Zambia
Vanessa Moungar appointed as AfDB's Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society
20-06-2017 | 10:25:00
The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa Moungar as Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society with effect from 1st July 2017.
AfDB approves $15m equity investment in Shore Capital Fund to support inclusive growth in Africa
19-06-2017 | 09:04:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 15 million investment in Shore Capital Fund III, a multinational Private Equity Fund which promotes financial inclusion.
[South Africa] DBSA secures $200m loan from Standard Chartered for key infrastructure projects in Africa
16-06-2017 | 09:53:10
Standard Chartered Bank has signed a $200 million term loan to the Development Bank of Southern Africa, DBSA.
Vodafone Foundation launches project targeting over five million children with online education materials
16-06-2017 | 09:37:24
Vodafone's charitable arm is launching Instant Schools For Africa across six countries to provide free access to quality online educational materials.
Elanco Animal Health receives $2.7 million to boost food security in East Africa
15-06-2017 | 16:07:41
Elanco Animal Health has received a $2.86 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries.
AfDB approves $100m for Export Trading Group’s soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa
15-06-2017 | 11:32:51
The African Development Bank has approved a US $100- million facility to finance Export Trading Group (ETG’s) soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa.
ECOWAS Member States to agree on regional investment climate scorecard to unlock investment in West Africa
14-06-2017 | 14:35:00
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the World Bank Group will co-host the ECOWAS Investment Climate Scorecard Roundtable in Lagos, Nigeria.
Angola to Explore Business Opportunities in Agriculture, Dairy, Meat, Oil and Gas and Mining - Report
09-06-2017 | 14:37:00
Angola is one of the fastest growing and most promising economies in Africa. Angola's high GDP growth is driven by high international oil prices.
The International Chamber of Commerce launches Kenyan chapter, the first in Eastern Africa
08-06-2017 | 14:32:00
The International Chamber of Commerce (The ICC) has launched the Kenyan chapter ICC-Kenya, which is a first in Eastern Africa.
IFC supports Mozambique’s first utility scale solar power plant to address energy gaps
08-06-2017 | 07:50:45
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group has announced a landmark financing package of $55 million to build Mozambique’s first utility scale solar PV plant, which will help increase electricity sector climate resilience and deliver power to rural areas.
Africa is tackling the threat of global warming one tree at a time - Samsung
06-06-2017 | 08:04:49
From the US to Thailand, the Caribbean and Kenya, this past month alone has seen countries across the world hit by devastating encounters with flooding.
Energiya Global commits 1$billion to advance green energy power projects across 15 West African countries.
06-06-2017 | 07:28:00
Israel’s leading solar developer will invest $1 billion over the next four years to advance green energy power projects across the 15 member states of the West African economic community
Sub Saharan African educators partner with key global institutions to strengthen STEM education
02-06-2017 | 10:30:00
Key education stakeholders from 15 African countries have met at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to explore global best practices and develop strategies to improve math and science opportunities for their students.
MTN kicks off employee volunteer programme with call to share knowledge
02-06-2017 | 06:34:00
MTN Group has kicked off a campaign inviting social media users across Africa and the Middle East to join its employees in a virtual call to break down traditional barriers to education, by sharing interesting facts during the company's annual 21 Days of Y'ello Care programme.
[Column] Frances Okosi: The rise of renewable energy across Africa
01-06-2017 | 12:12:00
The extent of the power deficit across Africa is well documented and increasing electricity generation across the continent is the focus of a number of initiatives at both national and supra-national level.
Agility launches photo competition to capture images of modernizing Africa
01-06-2017 | 11:57:00
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is inviting photographers across Africa to take part in the Africa 2017 Photo Competition.
Public and Private Sector Leaders Join Forces to Unlock Private Investment in Sierra Leone
30-05-2017 | 03:04:45
Public and private sector leaders from across Sierra Leone and beyond met yesterday in Freetown to discuss ideas, initiatives and partnerships that can spur private investment.
Why Made-in-Nigeria will give small businesses a boost - Sage
29-05-2017 | 10:19:00
Nigerian Federal Government should be commended for putting the spotlight on local manufacturers through initiatives, such as the Made-in-Nigeria Dress Days.
Afreximbank Urges DFI Partnerships to Push Africa’s Industrialisation
29-05-2017 | 09:44:30
Cooperation among Africa’s development financial institutions (DFIs) is crucial for the achievement of the industrialisation of the continent, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has said in Ahmedabad, India.
[Ethiopia] Advanced Maize seed adoption programme grows yields among smallholder farmers
26-05-2017 | 12:08:50
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont have announced that the Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP), exceeded its goal by 150 percent to boost maize productivity
Senegal banks on $300 million rapid bus plan to improve urban transport
26-05-2017 | 08:48:16
Senegal is counting on a new Dkar Bus Rapid Transit pilot project to reduce by half the average rush hour in-vehicle travel time by public transport.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: How impactful is our ‘inclusivity’?
24-05-2017 | 15:18:35
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.
World Bank Group supports public private dialogue to spur economic recovery in Somalia
24-05-2017 | 13:05:18
The Somali government and high level business actors have endorsed a Public-Private Cooperation Agreement to Accelerate Somalia’s Economic Recovery.
[Column] Sthe Shabangu: Africa's future hangs in the balance - we dare not fail
23-05-2017 | 12:22:17
Africa is standing before a small window of opportunity to grow future-ready leaders equipped to take on a new era of industry.
Commonwealth African countries to discuss priorities for reviving world trade
22-05-2017 | 11:24:41
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.
Power Africa launches new initiative at African Utility Week
19-05-2017 | 09:12:00
Power Africa announced the launch of its Southern African Energy Program this week in Cape Town, South Africa. This announcement came as representatives from Power Africa, a U.S. government-led initiative, and the U.S. Mission in South Africa participated in African Utility Week and the Gas to Power World Congress.
First responsible and conflict-free gold supply chain operational in Eastern Congo
17-05-2017 | 14:05:00
Partnership Africa Canada has announced the Just Gold project has successfully implemented a system to trace legal and conflict-free artisanal gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
IFC invests in Fertiplant to boost agriculture in East Africa
15-05-2017 | 10:14:00
International Finance Corporation has announced a $10 million loan to Fertiplant East Africa Ltd to enable the company to set up a fertilizer plant in Kenya. The plant will supply locally produced fertilizer at affordable prices, helping farmers improve crop yields and their incomes.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Pause and reflect on role of inputs in breaking hunger cycle
12-05-2017 | 08:48:46
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.
[Zimbabwe] Oxygen Energy Private Limited receives $965,000 for off grid solar rooftop project on buildings
11-05-2017 | 17:04:43
The African Development Bank (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a US$ 965,000 grant to Oxygen Energy Private Limited to support the preparation of a bankable business case for the development of a 20MW off-grid solar PV rooftop project on buildings owned and managed by Old Mutual Property Group Zimbabwe countrywide.
FDI flows to Africa threatened by global economic uncertainty
11-05-2017 | 11:12:34
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.
China continues agribusiness investment in Uganda
09-05-2017 | 11:33:00
Tucked away over 50 kilometers north of the capital Kampala, Chinese technicians continue to set up the first agricultural industrial park in the East African country of Uganda.
Africa’s CEOs seize the opportunities that uncertainty brings - PwC
04-05-2017 | 09:34:43
Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent.
Oxfam challenges African leaders to champion new economic models that are fit for the future
04-05-2017 | 07:04:00
African leaders must build a new more 'human economy' to tackle inequality and poverty, Oxfam has said ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. The meeting will bring political and business leaders together from across the continent to discuss how to achieve inclusive growth.
Koffi Klousseh appointed Director of Project Development for Africa50
03-05-2017 | 10:22:14
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform has announced the appointment of Koffi Klousseh as Director of Project Development.
Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment picture - EY Africa Attractiveness report
03-05-2017 | 09:33:00
According to EY’s latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and “multispeed” growth across Africa present a mixed FDI picture for the continent.
AFD, KAM provide green energy financing in East Africa
02-05-2017 | 12:43:53
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) held a high level workshop on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance Programme (SUNREF) East Africa to discuss among other things, the opportunities and challenges of SUNREF since its inception in Kenya in 2011.
Nordic Development Fund teams up with ECA and partners on unique climate resilience facility
02-05-2017 | 12:36:46
AFRI-RES, a unique facility to support climate proofing of Africa’s long-lived infrastructure investments, was given significant impetus with the formal approval of funding of 5 million Euros by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) for its programme activities.
Africa Re, IFC develop index insurance products to increase access to farmers’ financing
02-05-2017 | 12:27:04
Africa Reinsurance Corporation and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group have partnered to support a technical workshop on risk modelling and strategic decision-making for index insurance products.
Philips Partners with Kenyan Government and the UN to Advance the African Healthcare Agenda
02-05-2017 | 10:26:00
Royal Philips today announced its full support for a new Government of Kenya and United Nations (UN) initiative aimed at strengthening primary and community healthcare in Africa.
Ghanaian Charles Boamah appointed Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group
01-05-2017 | 11:00:00
The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles O. Boamah as Senior Vice-President of the African Development Bank Group, effective immediately.
FAO launches real time satellite data to track water productivity in agriculture
27-04-2017 | 14:33:22
Measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce African countries, is going high-tech with the help of a new tool developed by FAO.
[Angola] AfDB country support strategy focuses on Agricultural Transformation, Infrastructure Development in the next five years
27-04-2017 | 10:16:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the Bank’s Angola Country Strategy Paper (CSP) to guide its interventions in the country in the next five years, focusing on Inclusive growth through agricultural transformation and supporting sustainable infrastructure development.
[Column] Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates: Why We are Hopeful About Improving Health in Africa
27-04-2017 | 10:01:00
This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa and rid the world of this terrible disease forever.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Building our economy on water
26-04-2017 | 17:01:00
Given the long history of drought in this continent, I believe that it is time we stop viewing it as an exogenous shock and more as a structural problem that we can address with our own abundant resources.
Oserian Flowers signs its employees to mobile health insurance
24-04-2017 | 09:13:53
Kenya's leading grower and exporter of cut flowers, Oserian Development Company, has signed its workers to a mobile health insurance scheme becoming the first flower firm globally and large employer in the agricultural sector in Kenya to embrace e-health.
Carole Wamuyu Wainaina named Chief Operating Officer for Africa50
21-04-2017 | 09:23:41
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform capitalized by the African Development Bank, 23 African countries, and two African Central Banks, is pleased to announce the appointment of Carole Wamuyu Wainaina as Chief Operating Officer.
[Nigeria] Union Bank partners CCHUB to launch Centenary Innovation Challenge
20-04-2017 | 13:00:00
As part of activities to mark its 100th anniversary this year, Nigerian financial institution, Union Bank, has announced a partnership with Co-Creation Hub (CCHub) to launch its Centenary Innovation Challenge.
Economic Growth in Africa is on the Upswing Following a Sharp Slowdown - World Bank
20-04-2017 | 11:28:00
Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is rebounding in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades in 2016, according to the new Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by the World Bank.
Drastic reduction in Neglected Tropical Diseases during the past 5 years - WHO
20-04-2017 | 09:56:24
In the African Region which alone bears 40% of the population suffering from NTDs, great strides have been made in the past years. Togo has just eliminated Lymphatic Filariasis as a public health problem.
[Column] Brett Parker: Between East & West, Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power
19-04-2017 | 12:06:00
What a difference a century makes. If we stepped back in time to a hundred years ago we'd find a primitive China; a Middle East that had yet to discover the riches of oil and most of Southeast Asia consisted of countries that were barely distinguishable from medieval societies.
World Bank Approves $150m to Enhance Mining Sector Contribution in Nigeria
17-04-2017 | 09:32:00
The World Bank’s Board has approved a $150 million credit to enhance the contribution of the mining sector to the Nigerian economy.
Powering Africa's Transformation - Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, Carlos Lopes
14-04-2017 | 09:34:00
Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve quick gains in agriculture and light industry.
Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought - Report
14-04-2017 | 09:17:00
East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.
Small & Medium Businesses can contribute up to 80% of jobs in an emerging economy such as Kenya - Sage regional director, East Africa
13-04-2017 | 10:46:00
The party that emerges as the winner of Kenya’s general election, to be held on 8 August, has an opportunity to supercharge job creation and economic growth by adopting policies that help Small & Medium Businesses to thrive.