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Malawi becomes the second country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate elephantiasis
29-10-2020 | 08:09:20
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in this week's WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record that Malawi has been validated to have eliminated lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem.
Eswatini launches fuel distribution company
28-10-2020 | 07:29:25
FuelEx Eswatini, $6-million petroleum distribution company has been launched by Eswatini’s Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade, H.E. Manqoba Khumalo.
EIB provides fresh support to secure drinking water supply in Tunisia
28-10-2020 | 07:12:29
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the financing institution of the European Union signed two finance contracts totalling €38 million with Tunisia and the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE) to secure the drinking water supply.
Afro Energy granted approval to produce gas from Amersfoort Project in South Africa
23-10-2020 | 07:08:45
Kinetiko Energy announced that Afro Energy has received approval to produce an amount of gas annually for a 2 year period from the Amersfoort Project exploration rights ER56 and ER38 by the Minister for Mineral Resources (DMR), South Africa.
Tullow receives government approvals for $575m sale of Uganda assets to Total
23-10-2020 | 06:54:00
Tullow Oil announced the Government of Uganda and the Ugandan Revenue Authority have executed a binding Tax Agreement that reflects the pre-agreed principles on the tax treatment of the sale of Tullow’s Ugandan assets to Total.
Siemens Energy contributes to Egypt’s energy sector with new service center and training academy
23-10-2020 | 06:19:00
Siemens Energy inaugurated a service center and a training academy in Egypt which combines a repair center, a tooling center and a spare-parts warehouse under one roof.
Zambia launches export diversification strategy in gold and gemstone mining
22-10-2020 | 07:34:00
Zambia launched its Export Diversification Strategy in Gold and Gemstone Mining, to guide the formalization of the sector and stop illegal trading of the commodities in the country.
EAC, EU launch regional economic integration programme
22-10-2020 | 07:21:00
The EU Ambassador to Tanzania and the East African Community and the Secretary General of the EAC launched a €16.4 million joint programme to strengthen regional economic integration.
UNDP, UNCDF, Switzerland and Kenya launch new initiative to govern BigFintech
22-10-2020 | 07:00:00
Regulators, UN agencies, market actors and officials from 10 countries launched the Dialogue on Global Digital Finance Governance, implementing one of the key recommendations of the UNSG Digital Finance Task Force.
[Africa Business Panel] 6 percent of African Business Professionals expect their companies not to survive the Covid-19 Crisis
22-10-2020 | 06:57:00
About 2/3 of the African companies (62%) say they are struggling but will survive. Almost a third of companies (29%) say they are doing well and the near future is looking good
USAID, Ethiopian partner to source food from local farmers for in-flight meals
21-10-2020 | 12:34:00
Ethiopian Airlines and the United States announced a partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers.
Ravenswood establishes subsidiaries in UK and Kenya
21-10-2020 | 10:26:23
Ravenswood Solutions has established two new subsidiaries, Ravenswood Technologies UK and Ravenswood Technologies Kenya, after winning a five-year contract from the UK Ministry of Defence.
Stronger private sector could boost Nigeria’s economic growth, IFC, World Bank report
21-10-2020 | 06:12:00
A new report from IFC and the World Bank focused on the health of Nigeria’s economy finds that a broader private sector-led growth strategy could help Nigeria realize its immense potential by attracting more investment.
African Heads call on world leaders to increase investment in IFAD to end rural hunger and poverty
21-10-2020 | 05:46:40
Ten African Heads of State have issued a strong call to other world leaders to increase their funding to the IFAD or risk jeopardizing Sustainable Development Goal targets for eradicating poverty and hunger, particularly in Africa.
[Column] Florival Mucave: Mozambique can realize full benefits of natural gas production
20-10-2020 | 06:24:20
For far too long, descriptions of Mozambique have contained some variation of the following: Mozambique one of the poorest Least Developed Countries in the world faces endemic droughts, floods and widespread poverty.
Africa loses more money to theft every year than it receives in development assistance, report
15-10-2020 | 09:29:00
The latest UNCTAD report indicates that Africa loses about $89 billion a year as a result of illicit financial flows and theft which represents 3.7% of its GDP.
Low-value addition of horticulture, leather products cost EAC export earnings, report
14-10-2020 | 13:10:00
East African partner states are losing out billions of dollars by inadequately investing in adding value to horticulture and leather goods produced in the region and not addressing bottlenecks derailing growth in the sectors.
Facebook partners with the Namibian Blood Transfusion Service to boost blood donations
14-10-2020 | 09:26:00
Facebook in partnership with the Namibian Blood Transfusion Service (NamBTS) and Ministry of Health and Social Services, have launched a new feature to encourage people to donate blood.
Gas industry opportunities can revive Mozambique’ s special relationship with Germany
14-10-2020 | 05:47:00
Mozambique and Germany have a special relationship, that was formalised when the German Democratic Republic established diplomatic relationships with the then newly independent Republic of Mozambique in 1975.
Ethiopia government, IFAD launch $305 million project to build farmers' resilience
13-10-2020 | 13:34:59
Ethiopia government and International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) have launched a new US$305.7 million programme to help the most vulnerable farmers increase their resilience.
Africa Medical Supplies Platform, bioMérieux partner to facilitate supply of high-quality COVID-19 diagnostics
09-10-2020 | 06:23:00
bioMérieux and the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), have partnered to facilitate the supply of high-quality diagnostic solutions from the bioMérieux Pandemic Response Portfolio to African Union Member States.
Looming cash crisis threatens airlines, IATA
08-10-2020 | 08:47:00
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the airline industry will burn through $77 billion in cash during the second half of 2020 (almost $13 billion/month or $300,000 per minute), despite the restart of operations.
World Bank confirms economic downturn in Sub-Saharan Africa, outlines key polices needed for recovery
08-10-2020 | 06:45:00
Driven by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to fall to -3.3 percent in 2020, pushing the region into its first recession in 25 years, according World Bank's latest regional economic analysis.
United States commits $22.8m to support economic governance, women empowerment in Egypt
08-10-2020 | 06:28:00
The United States, through the USAID and Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation signed an agreement to add $22.8 million to the five-year Inclusive Economic Governance bilateral assistance agreement.
RDIF, Pharco agree to supply 25m doses of Sputnik V vaccine to Egypt
07-10-2020 | 13:01:00
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Pharco, a pharmaceutical group in Egypt have agreed to secure the supply of 25 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine to Egypt.
Nigeria attains 82.7m broadband subscriptions
07-10-2020 | 07:46:00
Subscriptions to broadband or high-speed Internet services in Nigeria have increased significantly to a peak of 82.7 million as at the end of August, 2020, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Equatorial Guinea, Russia break ground on geological mapping project in Río Muni
07-10-2020 | 06:56:00
The first team of Russia’s state-owned joint stock company Rosgeo arrived in Equatorial Guinea to kick off a historic geological mapping project.
Japan supports WFP in addressing impact of locust outbreak in eastern Sudan
07-10-2020 | 06:27:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Sudan received a contribution of $1.7 million from the Government of Japan to support vulnerable people whose livelihoods and food security are most at risk because of desert locust swarms.
[Nigeria] Shell collaborates with Oyoo State to enhance gas distribution network
07-10-2020 | 06:26:45
Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) is to facilitate domestic gas infrastructure development in Oyo State following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government.
NCC lifts suspension on Spectrum Trading Guidelines in Nigeria
06-10-2020 | 14:48:20
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has considered lifting the suspended Spectrum Trading Guidelines (STG), 2018, pending conclusion of the ongoing review of the Guidelines.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya must involve the youth in its development
06-10-2020 | 08:09:00
We have a great advantage in Kenya as a nation of young, vibrant and highly creative youth.
World Bank supports Madagascar's digital transformation and identity management system upgrades
05-10-2020 | 06:45:00
The World Bank approved a $140 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) Scale Up Facility and a $3 million grant from the Global Financing Facility to strengthen Madagacsar's identity management system.
New UK support to tackle locust swarms in East Africa
05-10-2020 | 05:32:00
The UK Government has provided a new package to help control millions of locusts attacking crops across East Africa, Yemen and South West Asia by spraying, monitoring and surveillance.
[Zimbamwe] MSF hands over successful HIV & cervical cancer project to Health Ministry
02-10-2020 | 13:36:00
After nearly 10 years of providing quality HIV and cervical cancer treatment and prevention services in Gutu District, Zimbabwe, the international medical humanitarian organisation MSF is handing over its project activities to the Ministry of Health.
Agriculture committee welcomes release of land for agricultural use in South Africa
02-10-2020 | 13:18:16
The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, on the release of state land for land reform purposes.
Tax abuse, money laundering and corruption plague global finance
02-10-2020 | 12:07:44
Governments must do more to tackle tax abuse and corruption in global finance, says a panel of former heads of state and government, past central bank governors, business and civil society leaders and prominent academics.
AfDB partners with Nigeria government and Microsoft to provide marketable digital skills to youth
01-10-2020 | 10:35:23
The African Development Bank, the government of Nigeria and Microsoft have launched the Digital Nigeria eLearning Platform, to provide marketable digital skills to the country’s youth.
African Union unveils online platform to tackle non-tariff barriers
01-10-2020 | 06:25:00
The African Union has amplified action to tackle non-tariff barriers and increase small businesses’ use of the tradebarriers.africa tool through its new online platform
[Column] NJ Ayuk: Nigeria’s energy industry hasn’t realized its promise 60 years after independence
01-10-2020 | 06:08:30
On Oct. 1, 1960, everything seemed possible for Nigeria: After nearly 80 years of colonialism under Great Britain, it was finally an independent nation.
Egypt set to issue first sovereign green bonds in MENA region
30-09-2020 | 07:37:41
In an attempt to diversify its debt portfolio, Egypt Finance Ministry is getting ready to issue the country's first sovereign green bonds in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Addressing youth unemployment in Ghana needs urgent action, report
30-09-2020 | 06:47:00
A new World Bank report identifies agribusiness, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship, construction, tourism and sports as key sectors that can offer increased employment opportunities for Ghanaian youth.
African island states launch joint medicines procurement initiative
30-09-2020 | 06:10:00
Ministers of Health from seven small African island states signed an agreement to jointly procure drugs and vaccines in a bid to improve quality and access to medicines and other health products.
62% of Ghanaians will vote for Mahama if elections were held today, poll reveals
28-09-2020 | 14:00:00
If elections were to be held today, former President John Mahama would have garnered the most votes, according to results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll.
Cameroon, IFAD join forces to boost food security, support small-scale farmers
28-09-2020 | 07:13:00
The International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) announced a $59.9 million investment to fund a six-year extension of the successful Commodity Value Chain Development Support Project (PADFA).
Access Bank commissions Oniru road project in partnership with Lagos State Government, Nigeria
25-09-2020 | 11:21:00
As part of efforts to ensure a hitch-free movement around the Victoria Island, Lekki Axis, Access Bank commissioned its Oniru road project with the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
56 per cent of Ghanaians polled believe Mahama has better economic track record
24-09-2020 | 10:42:17
Results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020 showed that a large number of Ghanaian believe former President John Dramani Mahama has a better economic track record than President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Unilever, Small Business Development partner to increase SMMEs investment in South Africa
24-09-2020 | 09:28:00
Unilever Southern Africa has partnered with the Department of Small Business Development to increase investment in Small, Micro and Medium Enterprise (SMMEs) development.
UK donates R50m to Solidarity Fund for projects supporting and promoting women in South Africa
24-09-2020 | 09:09:09
South Africa's Solidarity Fund received R50m grant from the government of the United Kingdom, aimed at extending ongoing efforts to counter the repercussions of COVID-19, focusing specifically on projects supporting and promoting women.
Egypt to host regional intergovernmental organization on gas producers’ offices
24-09-2020 | 07:28:22
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has hosted the signing ceremony of the statute of East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), establishing it as a regional intergovernmental organization, based in Cairo.
U.S. funding to International Atomic Energy Agency supports cancer treatment in Egypt
24-09-2020 | 06:03:00
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is allocating $1 million in funding to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help Egypt enhance radiation therapy for cancer patients.
USAID, Power Africa grant $2.6m in healthcare electrification to solar energy companies in Sub-Saharan Africa
23-09-2020 | 13:37:00
Power Africa, through the USAID, announced grants totaling $2.6 million to solar energy companies to provide reliable, affordable off-grid electricity to nearly 300 healthcare facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.
[Nigeria] NCC to review international termination rate for voice services
23-09-2020 | 13:11:03
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on a cost-based study to set the new pricing regime for mobile international termination rate (ITR) for inbound international voice calls in the country.
Unstable fiscal regime stifling Nigerian petroleum industry, NNPC
23-09-2020 | 12:53:00
The absence of a stable fiscal environment is inhibiting the growth of the Nigerian petroleum industry, especially the upstream sector.
[Ghana] Mahama has better track record on infrastructure than Akufo-Addo, poll
22-09-2020 | 14:55:00
Ghanaians have waded into the debate on which presidential candidate performed better in infrastructural development via the the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020.
WHO, Qatar Fund for Development sign new agreement to meet health needs in Sudan
22-09-2020 | 14:07:00
The World Health Organization received a donation of $1 million from the Qatar Fund for Development to support its ongoing work in Sudan for a period of one year.
Republic of Korea provides rice and funds for refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts
22-09-2020 | 06:57:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)welcom ed 5,000 metric tons of rice and $300,000 in cash from the Republic of Korea to provide much-needed relief assistance to 781,000 people including refugees and Ugandans threatened by locusts.
[Column] NJ Ayuk: Mozambique LNG project could be transformational for Mozambique if western environmentalists don’t interfere
21-09-2020 | 09:01:00
When Anadarko Petroleum Corp. confirmed last year it would be constructing a $20 billion liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in Mozambique, this was major news.
U.S. may halt nearly $130 million of foreign assistance for Ethiopia
21-09-2020 | 07:34:00
The U.S. administration has decided on a plan that entails the suspension of financial assistance for Ethiopia due to the country’s dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project.
PetroNor, Gambian government reaches mutual agreement to settle arbitration on A1, A4 licenses
21-09-2020 | 06:14:00
PetroNor announced that the company has reached a mutual agreement with the Government of The Gambia to settle its arbitration related to the A1 and A4 licenses.
[Column] Piergiuseppe Fortunato: How COVID-19 is changing global value chains
19-09-2020 | 06:04:00
The COVID-19 crisis has amplified profound fault lines in the functioning of global value chains (GVCs) and exposed the fragility of a model characterized by high interdependencies between leading firms and suppliers located across several continents.
[Algeria] Sonatrach renews energy management agreement with APRUE
18-09-2020 | 13:02:00
The Sonatrach Group has renewed, for a period of three years, the agreement binding it to the National Agency for the Promotion and Rationalization of the Use of Energy (APRUE).
World Bank's financing to boost household access to affordable energy in Rwanda
18-09-2020 | 06:49:00
The World Bank approved $150 million in financing to improve access to modern energy for households, enterprises, and public institutions in Rwanda and to enhance the efficiency of electricity services.
Sierra Leone, China and UNICEF unveil newly established Special Care Baby Unit in Kailahun
18-09-2020 | 06:11:00
A newly established Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) has been unveiled at Kailahun District Hospital in Sierra Leone.
Seychelles joins e-VidyaBharti and e-ArogyaBharti project
18-09-2020 | 06:03:11
Ambassador Selby Pillay, High Commissioner of Seychelles accredited to India, signed a MoU with Telecommunications Consultants India for the e-VidyaBharti (e-education) and e-ArogyaBharti (tele-medicine) project (e-VBAB).
NNPC backs activation of CNG refill stations to provide Nigerians with alternative energy source
18-09-2020 | 05:48:23
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to support ongoing initiatives by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy source to Nigerians.
Kenyan Government partners with private sector, development partners to outline roadmap to achieve energy efficiency goals
17-09-2020 | 14:21:00
The Kenyan Government through the Ministry of Energy launched the Kenya National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, placing Kenya firmly on track toward sustainable consumption and production including renewable energy generation.
Illicit gold trade thrives with impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo, report
17-09-2020 | 14:05:00
IMPACT’s newest report reveals how the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) illicit gold trade continues to thrive despite efforts to clean up the sector.
Facebook partners with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe to increase blood donations in the country
17-09-2020 | 07:14:00
Facebook, in partnership with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) announced a new feature to encourage people to donate blood.
Global and African leaders welcome launch of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa
17-09-2020 | 06:26:00
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent.
[Column] Shiraaz Joosub: Sustainable interoperability and quality integrated public healthcare in South Africa
16-09-2020 | 16:44:20
South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner.
[Column] Heléna Costaras: Urbanization in Africa: Tracking the opportunities
16-09-2020 | 14:07:20
Africa is the fastest urbanising region in the world with an average annual urbanisation rate of 3.2 per cent, well ahead of the global average of 2 per cent.
Djibouti launches Sovereign Fund
16-09-2020 | 07:18:28
The Sovereign Fund presents itself as an ambitious and innovative financial instrument aimed at turbocharging the country's development. It will strive to modernize the country's economy
World Bank provides additional agricultural support for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
16-09-2020 | 07:12:57
The World Bank approved a $80 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to support the government of Ethiopia boost agricultural productivity and enhance market access for smallholder farmers.
USTDA training to support Senegal’s energy sector, expand U.S. exports
14-09-2020 | 09:56:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to Senegal’s national utility - Société Nationale d’Electricité (Senelec) for training that will help bring power to 440,000 people in rural communities using American technology.
DFC approves $3.6 billion of new investments in global development
14-09-2020 | 08:12:00
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) approved investments this quarter totaling more than $2.5 billion across nine projects that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, and emerging markets across the globe.
WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DRC and beyond
14-09-2020 | 06:15:45
Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
New Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone to generate 8,500 jobs in South Africa
11-09-2020 | 07:53:00
More than 8 500 jobs will be created through the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ), and up to 70% of those jobs will go to local residents of Mamelodi and surrounding areas in Pretoria, South Africa.
World Bank provides $130.8m to upgrade road infrastructure in Uganda’s West Nile sub-region
11-09-2020 | 07:15:00
The World Bank approved a grant of $130.8 million from IDA to ease the movement of goods and people and improve access to social services and job opportunities in the refugee hosting districts in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda.
[Nigeria] NNPC acquires $1 billion crude oil fund
11-09-2020 | 07:03:00
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has acquired an estimated $1 billion worth of crude oil funding which will be used as a prepayment fund for the upstream operations of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).
Africa’s 60 million farms offer opportunities for urban food markets, report
10-09-2020 | 06:35:00
The 2020 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) has been launched at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) virtual summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
[South Africa] Vodacom zero-rates new COVID alert SA app
09-09-2020 | 12:25:10
The national Department of Health (DoH) launched a COVID Alert SA App in partnership with Discovery, to strengthen the existing contact tracing methods to help break the transmission of COVID-19.
Perenco to produce electricity in DRC
09-09-2020 | 10:15:00
The Ministers’ Council of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has approved Perenco’s proposition to launch an electricity production project in the country.
World Bank injects $104m to strengthen skills development programs in Mozambique
09-09-2020 | 08:22:00
The World Bank approved a $104 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of skills development programs for Mozambican youth.
[Column] Pedro Guerreiro: What East Africa can teach the rest of the continent about economic growth
09-09-2020 | 07:56:15
The 21st century is widely touted as the ‘African Century’, a period promising unprecedented economic and technological growth for the continent. Africa’s future looks bright.
Nigeria increases stake in Shelter Afrique, commits $29.3m in additional capital
08-09-2020 | 12:37:00
Pan African housing development financier Shelter Afrique has received $9.4 million from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, being the first tranche of the $29.3 million the country has committed in additional capital subscription.
USAID announces additional $15m to help fight Ebola in DRC
08-09-2020 | 09:04:00
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced more than $15 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help end the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province in DRC.
Kariya Energy to acquire oil and gas assets in Africa, targets producing assets and developing small-scale LNG
07-09-2020 | 07:20:00
North American Kariya Energy announced it will enter into various definitive agreement to acquire upstream and midstream oil and gas assets in African countries.
Corruption record will influence Ghanaian voter choice in December, poll
04-09-2020 | 14:47:00
Results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020, via the renowned market research firm MSI-ACI, has found that corruption is the most important factor that many Ghanaians will consider in deciding who to vote for on December 7, 2020.
Orange Egypt, Ministry of Education sign partnership to launch a digital platform for e-lessons
04-09-2020 | 12:14:21
Egyptian Ministry of Education and Technical Education has signed a cooperation protocol with Orange Egypt to provide hosting services and provide the cloud infrastructure necessary to operate and manage a digital platform for e-lessons.
Government pumps over N600b for food security and sustainability in Nigeria
04-09-2020 | 11:29:00
Nigerian Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development said the Federal Government will inject over N600 billion as stimulus-response into the agriculture sector, targetting small scale farmers, to ensure food security and sustainability.
Climate resilient agriculture grants in Niger empower women-managed enterprises
04-09-2020 | 09:29:00
In Niger, the agricultural sector employs 8 out of 10 people; It is estimated that if the gender gap was closed in agricultural productivity, it would unlock financial gains that could lift over 25,000 Nigeriens out of poverty.
Education in Ethiopia gets boost from Global Partnership for Education with $15m grant
04-09-2020 | 08:13:00
Ethiopia has received $14.85 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to boost its response to disruptions in education caused by COVID-19.
World Bank approves $86m to improve access to financial services for MSMEs in Malawi
04-09-2020 | 08:00:00
The World Bank approved an $86 million credit for the Malawi government to increase access to financial services and promote the entrepreneurship and capabilities of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Malawi.
Ethiopia joins Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International
04-09-2020 | 06:54:00
Ethiopia has joined the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, CABI, becoming its 50th member.
Africa CDC launches web-based tool to better manage public health emergency workforce deployments
04-09-2020 | 06:17:20
Africa CDC, in partnership with IHR Strengthening Project of Public Health England, launched a web-based tool, AVoHC Net, to facilitate rapid deployment and better administration of a standby workforce for public health emergencies across Africa.
World Bank launches Country Partnership Framework to support Central African Republic economic recovery
03-09-2020 | 08:33:00
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors discussed a new five-year Country Partnership Framework to support the Central African Republic for FY21-FY25.
USTDA supports Senegal’s first major gas pipeline
03-09-2020 | 07:56:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced grant funding for a feasibility study to develop Senegal’s first major domestic onshore gas pipeline.
Egypt Finance Ministry signs first conventional Islamic financing to support public budget
03-09-2020 | 07:04:37
Egypt’s Finance Ministry has signed the first Islamic conventional financing which aims at supporting Egypt's public budget and economy.
[Namibia] Finance Minister opens credit guarantee scheme for SMEs
03-09-2020 | 06:55:00
Namibian Finance Minister announced the commencement of the Credit Guarantee Scheme for SMEs, to provide collateral cover of 60% for qualifying SMEs applying for finance from participating commercial finance institutions.
EBRD supports infrastructure services in Morocco
02-09-2020 | 11:19:11
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the delivery of vital infrastructure services in Morocco with a €300 million financing package to state-owned utility and transport companies.