The Sonatrach Group has signed a framework agreement in Algiers with the Algerian Institute for Standardization (IANOR), to support its various structures in the field of standardization, certification and training in this field.
Every five years the World Bank takes stock of Mozambique’s development progress and challenges via a Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) which informs the institution’s five-year lending and advisory program called Country Partnership Framework.
AfDB launches programme to mobilize $25 billion for climate change adaptation initiatives across Africa
African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina has announced the launch of the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP) to mobilize $25 billion to scale up and accelerate climate change adaptation actions across Africa.
Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based on the Africa CDC Trusted Travel platform, becoming the first country to adopt the platform for managing travels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
aWhere, the provider of agricultural weather data and analytics, announced a new agreement with the government of Kenya, for the Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization to gain use of aWhere's 6,787 virtual weather stations in Kenya.
Forty governments, leading global institutions and local and international NGOs, including UN Development Programme, Climate Investment Funds, Zurich Investment Group, BRAC and Slum Dwellers International, have committed a new set of principles to ensure climate adaptation is led by local people.
Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas exploration group announced that New Age, Operator of the Etinde licence, has received formal approval to apply for a new Etinde Exploitation Agreement (EEA).
COMESA Secretariat and the Government of Malawi have signed a 3.54 million Euros agreement that sub-delegates the implementation of coordinated border management activities
Egyptian Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tariq Al-Mulla, signed the concession agreement with Mubadala Petroleum for oil and gas exploration activities in the Red Sea Block 4.
With a rapidly growing, increasingly urbanized population – and associated needs for energy and infrastructure development – the African continent should be at the forefront of a U.S. investment agenda.
Kenya Power has rolled out a smart metering project that will benefit customers in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) sector across the country.
InfraCo Africa, Global Logistics Services to commence construction on Liberia Inland Storage Facility project
InfraCo Africa and Global Logistics Services have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract with Liberian contractor, BMC Group, to enable construction to commence on the Liberia Inland Storage Facility project.
A locust fighting force assembled by countries in East Africa to combat an invasion of the crop-devouring pest is at risk of seeing its activities grind to a halt as funding to sustain its operations dries up, FAO warns.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first review of The Gambia’s performance under a programme supported by a 39-month Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.
A combined total of €7.6 million in funding from the European Union (EU) is helping the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) address the growing food needs in Mozambique driven by climate change.
Belltree awarded significant national benchmarking analysis contract by Angolan State Regulator ANPG
Belltree Limited, the energy consultancy and provider of industry-leading benchmarking software bMark, has been awarded a significant contract to assist the Angolan Petroleum Regulator (ANPG).
Telecom Egypt and the Ministry of Social Solidarity sign agreement to support social protection programmes
Telecom Egypt and the Ministry of Social Solidarity have signed an agreement to provide telecommunications services to the Ministry and the beneficiaries of social protection programs, namely the "Takaful and Karama" programmes.
Africa Medical Supplies Platform opens COVID-19 vaccines pre-orders for 55 African Union Member States
The Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), on behalf of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), has commenced the COVID-19 vaccines pre-order programme for all African Union Member States
A pilot Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been fully executed between Tlou Energy and Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for the first 2MW of power from the Lesedi project.
The National Authority for Tunnels, a governmental authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport of Egypt, and Siemens Mobility signed an MoU to design, install and commission Egypt’s first ever high-speed rail transportation system.
Zambia has become the latest country to deposit its instruments of ratification for the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement with the COMESA Secretariat.
Tatu City will collaborate with Konza Technopolis to attract investors to Kenya, Rendeavour’s Executive Vice President Preston Mendenhall and KoTDA’s CEO Eng John Tanui have jointly announced.
The restructuring of the sector, that resulted in the creation of the ANPG and the reorientation of Sonangol, is arguably one of the greatest achievements of H.E. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum who was brought in to reform the sector.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW), together with the Government of Burkina Faso, UNICEF and Enfants du Monde, launched a new multi-year programme to provide education to over 800,000 children and adolescents in Burkina Faso.
Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announced it has provided 26 modular steel bridges to the National Road Administration of Mozambique, to restore vital transportation routes damaged by cyclones in 2019.
The U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco David T. Fischer and Morocco’s Minister of Culture Othmane El Ferdaous signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding that protects Moroccan cultural property.
Reconstruction of road and rail links in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo will be accelerated following the disbursement of €16.4 million by the European Investment Bank.
A new WHO Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet aims to increase the availability of healthy food through setting nutrition criteria for food served and sold in public settings.
Approved by the Federal Council, the agreement signed at this occasion opens up new opportunities for cooperation between Switzerland and the Republic of The Gambia in the field of migration.
The U.S.Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) to bring high-quality infrastructure solutions to sub-Saharan Africa.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first and second reviews of the CAR economic and financial program by an ECF arrangement, enabling for the disbursement of $34.4 million.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), joined forces to support countries that are among the most dependent on tourism for jobs and economic growth.
IMF completes fourth review of Extended Fund Facility arrangement for Angola, approves $487.5m disbursement
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fourth review of Angola’s economic program supported by an extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF).
In 2020, the Global Fund signed 157 grants for a total of $$8.54 billion for lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria programs and to strengthen systems for health. The grants will begin implementation this month.
In 2020, the entire world knew what it was to be hungry. Millions of people went without enough to eat, with the most desperate now facing famine.
NOC Libya and US Department of Energy launch initiative to support corporate governance in the oil sector
The National Oil Corporation, NOC, of Libya is partnering with the US Department of Energy to carry out a comprehensive study of the NOC’s medium to long-term development plan.
International health and humanitarian organizations UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announced announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure outbreak response.
A new investment programme is planned to support Sahelian governments through a partnership between the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to boost climate finance.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a grant of $11.26 million to the Government of Chad to finance the Girls' Education and Women's Literacy Project - the first Bank grant exclusively targeting women and girls.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investor Maps, as part of the Global UNDP SDG Impact Initiative.
USAID designates Morocco as regional hub for new program in trade and investment under Prosper Africa
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will designate the Kingdom of Morocco as a regional hub for the new, continent-wide Trade and Investment Program funded by USAID under Prosper Africa.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded grants to the Amreya Petroleum Refining Company (APRC) and Suez Oil Processing Company (SOPC) for feasibility studies to modernize each company’s refinery.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of $3.5 million from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to help meet the food and nutrition needs of people in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique.
UN-Habitat along with Mozambique’s Health Ministry and the Canadian Government launched a project to ensure health facilities can withstand disasters such as cyclones, strong winds, floods and earthquakes.
Global economy to expand by 4% in 2021, vaccine deployment and investment key to sustaining recovery, World Bank
The global economy is expected to expand 4% in 2021, assuming an initial COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year.
What does the impending US presidential transition mean for Africa’s oil and gas sector? By virtue of my role at the African Energy Chamber, I simply have to ask: How will the Biden administration approach African oil and gas?
NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited, a company involved in building internet communities, has announced that its subsidiary Edmodo has been selected by the Ministry of Education in Ghana as the exclusive online learning platform.
The Nigerian Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) shortlisted 161 successful companies to advance to the next and final stage of the bid round process for 57 marginal oilfields in the country.
Africa Finance Corporation secures $250 million capital loan from US government for infrastructure funding
Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, the infrastructure solutions provider in Africa, today announces it has successfully secured a $250 million tier-2 capital loan from U.S. International Development Finance Corporation.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer and Prosper Africa Executive Chairman Adam Boehler has announced a series of efforts to expand U.S. investment in Morocco and strengthen its role as an economic hub for the continent.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched the National Security Telecommunications Service, an integrated communications platform aimed at enhancing sharing of information between Kenya's security agencies.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer and Prosper Africa Executive Chairman Adam Boehler announced a series of efforts to expand U.S. investment in Morocco.
Ghana’s news platform, GhanaWeb, has been adjudged the Best Online Portal at the Ghana Election Coverage Awards 2020 for its comprehensive online coverage of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The European Union has announced today €82.5 million for six new projects under the Pan-African Programme to strengthen its cooperation with Africa in multiple sectors, including sustainable resource management, regional integration and trade, air transport and digitization.
The Africa Finance Corporation has announced that Congo Brazzaville has become its 28th Member State, following the execution of the country’s Instrument of Adherence.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced $22.2 million in catalytic investment grants to accelerate education in emergency response in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The travel restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with a historic crash of oil prices, have sent Equatorial Guinea's hydrocarbons industry in a deep crisis of uncertainty.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched the National Security Telecommunications Service (NSTS), an integrated communications platform aimed at enhancing sharing of information between Kenya's security agencies.
COMESA and the European Union have signed a EUR 7.6 million Financing Agreement for the COMESA Institutional Capacity Building Programme.
The United States has provided 65,000 metric tons of wheat in the Republic of Sudan through a grant worth $20 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to the World Food Programme (WFP).
The World Bank approved $150 million in IDA financing for a program of policy and institutional reforms intended to accelerate human capital development for inclusive economic growth in Rwanda.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has shut down a filling station for dispensing adulterated products and seven unlicensed Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) refilling plants in Rivers State.
NERSA has approved a flagship renewable energy project commissioned by Amazon, set to demonstrate the flexibility and convenience of procuring independent power through the electricity grid in South Africa.
The Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy (MKWC) joined hands with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, and other key stakeholders to launch the Mawingu Mountain Bongo Sanctuary, an 800 acre indigenous forest area on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
New economic analysis for Malawi calls for efficient public investment management to improve service delivery in water and energy
Malawi faces an infrastructure investment gap in the energy and water and sanitation sectors of approximately $332 million per year due to limited fiscal space combined with weak public investment management and inefficient State Owned Enterprises.
The World Bank discussed a new five-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) from 2021 to 2024 and approved a $1.5-billion package to help build a resilient recovery post-COVID19.
IFC signed a partnership agreement with the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt) to help Egyptian companies create more flexible and inclusive workplaces.
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) have signed an agreement on $30 million Working Capital Scheme that will support the operations of oil companies.
Moyale One Stop Border Point launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed
The Moyale One Stop Border Point (OSBP) has been launched in a colourful event officiated by H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta CGH President of the Republic of Kenya and H.E. Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister, the Federal Republic of Ethiopia at the Moyale border point which adjoins the two neighbouring nations.
Kenya PET recycling company (PETCO) in partnership with the County Government of Kajiado and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has launched a material collection facility in Kajiado county, to ease waste collection and segregation.
The World Bank approved a $100 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of Maputo Urban Transformation Project.
ADM Energy announced it has received ministerial consent from the Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to complete the transfer of a participating interest of 2.25% in OML 113 from EER (Colobos) Nigeria to the Company.
A record 54 per cent of the continent is accessible for African visitors who no longer need a visa to travel or can get one on arrival; in 2020, The Gambia joins Seychelles and Benin in allowing visa-free access for all African travelers.
[Nigeria] Department of Petroleum Resources to collaborate with oil producers for business sustainability
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it will collaborate with the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry for business sustainability in the oil and gas industry.
The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 - “Commit to Quit."
AU, partners launch new tool for African businesses to find continent-wide trade opportunities as AfCFTA begins in 2021
A new trade intelligence tool that enables firms to easily explore and compare trade opportunities across Africa has been released ahead of the start of trading under the new African Continental Free Trade Area.
The oilfield service (OFS) market is projected to lose a cumulative $340 billion in purchases value over the next eight years, a Rystad Energy analysis shows.
The Government of Mozambique and IFAD officially launched the Inclusive Agri-Food Value Chain Development Programme (PROCAVA) to improve rural livelihoods, food security and resilience.
The Nigerian oil refining capacity has increased by 63 per cent between 2010 and 2018. The Nigerian oil & gas downstream sector is driven by the development of large and modular refineries.
CGG is mobilizing to acquire the industry’s first-ever multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey of the onshore Congo Cuvette Basin in the Republic of Congo after signing an agreement with the SNPC and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons.
As part of the efforts of the National Oil Corporation ( NOC ) through coordination and cooperation with the Libyan Investment Authority ( LIA ), to develop and support ways of joint cooperation with its partners.
The fourth and final wave of the Ghana Election Poll which run from October 1 to November 30, 2020, has come to an end with interesting findings from Ghanaian adults aged 18 years and older.
The African Development Fund (ADF) approved a loan of $71.5 million to pave sections of two roads in southwestern Uganda, a project expected to boost livelihoods, school attendance and rural connectivity.
Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs is working together with the Communication Authority to build capacity, awareness and publicity around the country’s Online Child Protection Policy.
Woodside has given notice exercising its right to pre-empt the sale by FAR to ONGC, of FAR’s entire participating interest in the Rufisque, Sangomar and Sangomar Deep (RSSD) joint venture in Senegal.
Climate Fund Managers partners with SWS to support development of solar powered desalination plants in Kenya
Climate Fund Managers (CFM) has agreed to co-finance and co-develop a portfolio of solar-powered desalination installations in Kenya, turning brackish groundwater into drinking water.
SouthBridge Group, the official financial advisor of the Togolese government, has announced two transactions with Olam International Limited and its subsidiary Arise Special Economic Zone.
[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyze the agricultural sector's development
The African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA) could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production.
Senegal is to boost its position as a trade hub for Africa by joining the World Logistics Passport, a major initiative by Dubai to link nations around the world and increase South-South trade.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the IKEA Foundation announced a joint $30 million commitment to Aceli Africa.
Eni has signed a series of agreements with the Arab Republic of Egypt, the EGPC, EGAS and the Spanish company Naturgy, which pave the way for the restart of the Damietta liquefaction plant in Egypt by the first quarter of 2021.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in South Africa and the Water Research Commission (WRC) awarded grants to the value of R3 million to seven innovators, to build and improve water innovations in the country.
AfDB grants additional $3.5m to Central African Republic for electricity interconnection project with DRC
The African Development Bank (AfDB), granted an additional donation of $3.52 million to the Central African Republic to help the country to complete the first phase of an electricity interconnection project with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Webb Fontaine has announced crucial investments into Africa with plans to open an Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Centre in Africa.
Lagos State Health Management, First Bank partner to promote access to affordable healthcare in Nigeria
The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) has partnered with First Bank of Nigeria to utilise its over 13,000 Firstmonie Agents as payment channels for the Lagos State Health Scheme (LSHS).
TechnipFMC has successfully completed the remaining conditions required to enable work to commence on the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract with Assiut National Oil Processing Company (ANOPC).
[Nigeria] Department of Petroleum Resources sensitizes petrol stations on environmental safety rules
Mrs Roseline Wilkie, the Zonal Controller of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Imo, has advised Petrol station managers to observe environmental safety rules in their premises.
Eco Atlantic, an oil and gas exploration company with licences in highly prospective regions in Guyana and Namibia, has successfully negotiated the reissuance of its four licences in the Walvis Basin, Offshore Namibia.
AFD, CIRAD partner to develop sustainable management management tools for zoonotic diseases in Zimbabwe
The French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) signed an agreement to develop the Zimbabwean agricultural sector’s capacity in biotechnology.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo slipped 13 points to garner 20% in the third wave of the Ghana Election Poll which run from August 1 to September 31, 2020.