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We are not tired of NPP, NDC - Ghanaians declare in Ghana Election Poll
03-08-2020 | 07:25:00
More than half of Ghanaians of voting age surveyed in the Ghana Election Poll do not think the country is ready for another political party outside the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
DBSA disburses R4.5 billion in loans to South African metros
31-07-2020 | 12:16:00
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced the financing of a R3 billion loan to City of Johannesburg (COJ) and R1.5 billion to City of Tshwane (COT).
[Rwanda] HAPSMobile and Ministry of ICT to review use of high altitude platform stations to provide mobile internet connectivity
31-07-2020 | 12:05:00
Rwanda Ministry of ICT and Innovation and HAPSMobile have signed an MOU to conduct a Joint Research Project on use of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) to provide mobile Internet connectivity in Rwanda.
COMESA, EAC, SADC Ministers approve new harmonized trade, transport facilitation guidelines
31-07-2020 | 07:15:00
The Tripartite Council of Ministers of three regional economic communities in the eastern and southern Africa have approved new harmonized trade and transport facilitation guidelines.
World Bank approves $40m to support SME investments, economic diversification in Sierra Leone
31-07-2020 | 06:34:00
The World Bank approved a $40 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to support investment and growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in non-mining productive sectors.
WFP urgently seeks international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger
31-07-2020 | 06:12:00
With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appealed for an additional $250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at risk.
Total Gabon divests its portfolio of mature non-operated offshore assets
30-07-2020 | 12:41:00
Total announced that its 58% owned affiliate Total Gabon has signed an agreement with Perenco to divest its interests in seven mature non-operated offshore fields, along with its interests and operatorship in the Cap Lopez oil terminal.
NITDA Adopts Nigerian farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme
30-07-2020 | 10:15:15
The National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has adopted 130 farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme to provide Nigerian farmers with means to showcase their farm produce in the digital world market.
[South Africa] Eskom wins tariffs hike case, allowed to recover R69bn equity injections
30-07-2020 | 07:37:00
The High Court delivered the Judgement on the Eskom Board review of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA’s) decision on the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD), which requires Eskom to recover the R69bn.
South African Social Development Department adopts OpenText solution to boost service delivery
30-07-2020 | 06:10:00
OpenText has announced the Department of Social Development of South Africa has deployed OpenText Documentum xCP, a case management framework to digitize its social assistance appeals process.
Global Petroleum gets extension of Petroleum Exploration Licence for Block 2011A offshore Namibia
29-07-2020 | 12:02:18
Global Petroleum announces that in connection with its licence PEL0094 offshore Namibia, the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Namibia has agreed to extend the licence sub-period from September 2020 to September 2021.
South African Reserve Bank imposes administrative sanctions on three life insurers
29-07-2020 | 06:48:00
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on three life insurers and directed them to take remedial actions.
United States, Kenya launch negotiations towards free trade agreement
28-07-2020 | 09:09:00
The United States Trade Representative and Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Trade, and Enterprise Development formally launched trade agreement negotiations between the United States and the Republic of Kenya.
EXIM reaffirms support for Mozambique LNG project, signs initial financing documents
28-07-2020 | 08:52:00
As a major integrated LNG project in Mozambique advances toward fruition, the EXIM has reaffirmed its continuing support for the development by initiating the process of providing $4.7 billion in financing.
USTDA supports new LNG infrastructure in Nigeria
28-07-2020 | 08:41:03
The USTDA has awarded a grant to Nigerian natural gas supply company Green Liquified Natural Gas to support Nigeria’s increased utilization of natural gas for power generation, local industry and additional economic growth.
ION announces first 3D multi-client program in Mauritania
28-07-2020 | 06:53:50
ION Geophysical announced the first 3D multi-client program in Mauritania in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum, Mines and Energy.
IFC launches EPiHC to promote improved healthcare and access
28-07-2020 | 06:24:00
IFC has launched an initiative to strengthen health systems by encouraging providers, payors, and investors to adopt a set of 10 ethical principles that can help guide decision-making and improve access to quality, affordable care for all.
Trade Pact could boost Africa’s income by $450 billion, World Bank reports
27-07-2020 | 13:54:00
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, and broaden economic inclusion, a new World Bank report has found.
TMEA, AERC partner to increase availability of data, build evidence for policy decisions in East Africa
27-07-2020 | 07:54:00
East Africa trade body TMEA and African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) have partnered to support a research programme that will increase the availability of data and evidence to support inclusive trade and gender policies in East Africa.
[Nigeria] First Bank provides free e-learning subscriptions, targets one million students
27-07-2020 | 07:16:00
The First Bank of Nigeria announced that thousands of students have been signing up to access the e-learning solutions for free which is provided in partnership with Roducate and Lagos State Government.
Zenith requests 25-year license extension in Congo
24-07-2020 | 08:26:14
Zenith Energy has submitted a comprehensive commercial and technical offer to the Ministry of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo for the attainment of a new 25-year license for the Tilapia oil field, to be named Tilapia II.
Malawi's new economic analysis forecasts slow growth due to COVID-19, report
24-07-2020 | 08:11:00
Malawi’s three-year trajectory of increasing economic growth has been interrupted by the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, but the full extent of the pandemic’s negative impact is still uncertain as the crisis unfolds, says World Bank.
World Bank provides $150m to enable Ugandan children access, complete secondary education
24-07-2020 | 08:02:00
The World Bank approved $150 million to enable greater access to higher quality secondary education among Ugandan children in safer and better equipped learning environments that are also supportive of girls’ education.
AfDB approves first crisis response budget support of $288m to fight COVID-19 in South Africa
23-07-2020 | 07:16:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of $288 million to the government of South Africa, as the country battles one of the largest COVID-19 caseloads in the world.
Belgium supports anticipatory action project to enhance food security, nutrition in Zimbabwe
23-07-2020 | 07:03:00
Belgium has contributed to an anticipatory action project aimed at enhancing the food security and nutrition of populations affected by COVID-19 in Zimbabwe.
Commonwealth unveils online platform to help governments tackle Coronavirus
23-07-2020 | 06:34:56
A COVID-19 dashboard has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat to help member countries make vital decisions during the ongoing crisis.
South Sudan government postpones opening new oil exploration blocks amid Covid-19
22-07-2020 | 14:45:00
Plans by the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum to launch a new licensing round earlier this year have been derailed.
[Nigeria] NCC begins implementation of accounting separation framework in telecoms industry
22-07-2020 | 06:08:39
The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has reiterated its committed to the creation of an enabling environment for competition among operators in the industry:
Ghana Export Promotion Authority hands over high-grade quality seeds to VEPEAG
21-07-2020 | 16:38:00
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has handed over seeds valued at about Ghc90,000 to the Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana (VEPEAG).
DFC to launch regional team based in Africa
21-07-2020 | 14:35:00
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has announced that it is launching the Africa Investment Advisor Program, which establishes a regional team based in Africa.
Eight out of every 10 voters eager for December elections, Ghana Election Poll shows
21-07-2020 | 11:55:00
Ghanaians are upbeat about participating in the electoral process with eight out of every ten people of voting age confirming that they will vote in the next set of leaders come December.
Eight out of every 10 voters eager for December elections, Ghana Election Poll shows
21-07-2020 | 11:53:00
Less than five months to Ghana’s general election and despite the coronavirus pandemic that continues to devastate global economies and households, Ghanaians are upbeat about participating in the electoral process.
COMESA develops Covid-19 online portal to spur e-trade
21-07-2020 | 10:28:00
COMESA has developed an online portal to be used by Member States to exchange information on availability of essential products within the region.
Global gas flaring jumps to levels last seen in 2009, data
21-07-2020 | 09:44:00
Estimates from satellite data show global gas flaring increased to levels not seen in more than a decade, to 150 billion cubic meters (bcm), equivalent to the total annual gas consumption of Sub-Saharan Africa.
IMF approves $7.6m debt relief for Burundi under Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust
21-07-2020 | 07:23:00
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a grant under the IMF’s Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to cover Burundi’s debt service falling due to the IMF from July 21, 2020 to October 13, 2020, equivalent of $7.63 million.
Puntland Education Ministry, UNICEF launch online learning platform in Somalia
21-07-2020 | 06:47:00
UNICEF and the Government of Puntland in Somalia have launched the Learning Passport, a digital remote learning platform where children can access educational content both online and offline from their homes.
French Development Agency provides €20m to support culture, agriculture sectors in Ethiopia
20-07-2020 | 11:56:00
The French Development Agency (AFD) has signed two grant agreements amounting to €20 million in support of the culture and agriculture sectors in Ethiopia.
Africa Investment Forum founding partners unveil unified COVID-19 response to support Africa’s private sector
20-07-2020 | 11:13:00
Increased and decisive investment will be the channel for Africa’s economic recovery post COVID-19, partners of the Africa Investment Forum said, expressing confidence in the continent’s potential to rebound from the ongoing health and economic crises.
15.4 million expected cases of acute malnutrition in West and Central Africa, UN agencies
20-07-2020 | 09:46:15
15.4 million cases of acute malnutrition in children under five years old are expected in 2020 in West and Central Africa if adequate measures are not put in place now, warns UN agencies, UNICEF and WFP.
[South Africa] ICLEI, DBSA new partnership to expand access to climate finance
17-07-2020 | 12:13:00
A new Memorandum of Understanding signed between ICLEI Africa and the Development Bank of Southern Africa will enable the two organisations to align efforts and better facilitate the flow of finance to local and subnational governments.
Kenyan consumers concerned about food prices, economy amid Covid-19, Nielsen Index
17-07-2020 | 10:25:00
Given the current global Covid-19 storm sweeping the world, Kenyan consumer confidence for quarter 2, 2020, was unsurprisingly down 11 points to 88 - a significant drop from what we have seen in the past for Kenya.
Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola cases rise, surpasses previous outbreak
17-07-2020 | 09:38:00
Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Equateur Province continues to grow, causing major concern as the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners face critical funding gaps.
World Bank approves $125m to improve secondary education, strengthen skills in Cameroon
17-07-2020 | 09:17:00
The World Bank approved $125 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to increase equitable access to quality general secondary education and to strengthen skills development programs particularly for girls in Cameroon.
JBIC signs $3 billion loan agreement for Mozambique LNG project
16-07-2020 | 13:40:00
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed a loan agreement in Mozambique LNG project financing amounting up to $3 billion.
Angola, IFAD to promote sustainable agriculture, boost food security in the face of climate change
16-07-2020 | 11:46:00
IFAD announced support for a new project to boost agricultural productivity, improve food and nutrition security and build the resilience of at least 218,000 rural families in Angola who are vulnerable to climate shocks.
[Ghana] FDA launches licensing scheme for small scale and cottage food processing facilities
16-07-2020 | 06:51:00
Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has launched the Progressive Licensing Scheme (PLS) for Small Scale and Cottage sized Food Processors.
Government of Guinea, UNOPS and SHS holdings partner to build affordable homes
15-07-2020 | 13:39:00
Guinea will join one of the largest affordable housing initiatives in the world, following a new agreement that will see some 200,000 affordable homes built over the next 10 years.
Germany mobilizes additional €13m for Namibia to mitigate COVID-19 challenges in conservation, tourism sector
15-07-2020 | 12:55:00
The German Federal Government has mobilized additional resources of €13 million to support the Namibian Government, through the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, in mitigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
USAID announces $15m innovative training center for supply-chain management in Africa
15-07-2020 | 09:45:00
USAID announced $15 million to support a partnership between Arizona State University and the Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana to create an innovative research and training center to improve African supply-chains.
IOM launches transhumance tracking tool in Mauritania
15-07-2020 | 09:31:00
Herders in Africa’s arid Sahelian region follow a seasonal cycle as they seek greener pastures for their livestock. Every year, thousands of men and beasts travel what’s known as “transhumance corridors” in a pilgrimage as old as time.
The one-stop border post between Tanzania and Kenya, a symbol of East-African integration
15-07-2020 | 06:33:00
By cutting the crossing time to a maximum of half an hour, the One-Stop Border Post project has boosted trade and tourism between Kenya and Tanzania.
World Bank classifies Mauritius as high-income country
14-07-2020 | 09:53:06
The World Bank has classified Mauritius as a high-income country for the first time, joining Seychelles as the second high-income economy in Africa.
EBRD approves Algeria to its membership
14-07-2020 | 09:36:33
The shareholders of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have approved an application by Algeria to become a member of the multilateral financial institution.
Why South Africa’s coronavirus death rate is lower than predicted
13-07-2020 | 13:45:00
Before the pandemic, when tourists flocked to Cape Town, they often ignored Khayelitsha township.
World Bank Country Partnership Framework 2021-26 to support Rwanda’s strategic priorities
13-07-2020 | 06:15:00
The World Bank discussed the Rwanda Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for the period 2021-26, to guide the Bank’s work for the next 6 years supporting the Government of Rwanda’s strategic priorities.
East Africa holds its ground as Africa’s fastest growing region despite COVID-19 disruption, AfDB
13-07-2020 | 06:03:00
Economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed East Africa’s growth projection for 2020 down to 1.2 percent, a rate that outstrips other African regions and is forecast to rebound to 3.7 percent in 2021, according to the AfDB.
Taming post-harvest losses can boost food security in Africa, WCC
10-07-2020 | 14:07:00
African Church leaders are highlighting the need to tame the continent’s persistent post-harvest losses, as organizations point at rising food insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NCC creates new department to accelerate government's digital economy agenda in Nigeria
10-07-2020 | 13:16:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has created a Digital Economy Department principally responsible for implementing programmes and policies aimed at fully supporting and promoting the national digital economy agenda.
Pensana Rare Earths lists Angola’s Longonjo Project on the London Stock Exchange
10-07-2020 | 07:46:00
Australian exploration company Pensana Rare Earths has listed its Longonjo project in Angola on the London Stock Exchange, representing the U.K.’s first resources-focused IPO since COVID-19.
UNHCR, WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages
09-07-2020 | 11:31:00
UNHCR and the World Food Programme are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters, as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 threaten to leave refugees across Africa without food.
Orange Egypt tops list of mobile operators in data services across the country
09-07-2020 | 09:33:00
Orange Egypt, provider of integrated telecommunications services has been ranked the first in the speed of data services for almost a year since the inception of issuing the NTRA’s monthly report on the quality of communications network services.
African Union launches Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial
09-07-2020 | 08:46:00
The African Union Commission has launched the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial (CONCVACT).
The OPEC Fund boosts transport infrastructure, trade prospects in Mali
09-07-2020 | 07:55:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) signed a $20 million loan agreement with the Republic of Mali to finance a road project that will improve links to economic centers and social amenities.
Digital technologies could help Uganda’s economy recover faster, report
09-07-2020 | 06:50:00
Uganda’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2020 is projected to be between 0.4 and 1.7% compared to 5.6% in 2019, according to the latest edition of the Uganda Economic Update released by the World Bank.
WFP launches seasonal support for food insecure people in Mali
08-07-2020 | 10:37:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a large-scale food and nutrition intervention to assist nearly one million people in the northern and central regions of Mali.
COMESA's FEMCOM embarks on $2.3m project to support DR Congo women in business
08-07-2020 | 10:23:00
The COMESA National Federation of National Associations of Women in Business (FEMCOM) Chapter in DR Congo has embarked on a $2.3 million project to support women in business.
Africa’s growth stands to rebound to 3% in 2021, report
08-07-2020 | 08:29:00
Africa’s growth stands to rebound to 3% in 2021, provided that governments manage the COVID-19 infection rate well, African Development Bank says in African Economic Outlook 2020 Supplement.
Madagascar receives $2.13m from African Risk Capacity Insurance for drought response
08-07-2020 | 07:48:00
The Government of Madagascar received a cheque of $2.13 million from the African Risk Capacity Insurance to cover anticipated losses to livelihoods of its vulnerable population from the crop failure in the just concluded farming season.
[Kenya] CMA issues guidance for transitional arrangements in the coffee sector
07-07-2020 | 11:47:00
In order to facilitate transitional arrangements in the coffee sector, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) in Kenya has issued guidance to support sector players.
Team Europe supports Somalia with three EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flights
07-07-2020 | 10:29:33
An EU Humanitarian Air Bridge flight arrived in Mogadishu from Brindisi, Italy, carrying humanitarian and medical supplies provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
World Bank approves $157m to protect Malawi’s watersheds, improve livelihoods
07-07-2020 | 07:28:00
The World Bank approved a total of $157 million for the Malawi Watershed Services Improvement Project composed of a $78.5 million credit and $78.5 million grant from the International Development Association.
African Energy Chamber hopeful for quick resolution over fuel shortages in Tanzania
07-07-2020 | 06:44:00
The African Energy Chamber expresses its concerns over the alleged arrest and detention of three energy executives in Tanzania last week.
Merck Foundation joins forces with African First Ladies to improve cancer care in Africa
07-07-2020 | 06:34:00
Merck Foundation in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue to provide one, two- and three-year Oncology Fellowship and Master degree for African doctors through their Cancer Access Program.
Konnect Africa offers broadband internet connection to isolation centers in Sokoto, Nigeria
06-07-2020 | 14:31:00
Konnect Africa, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications has proposed to offer broadband internet connection to isolation centers to fight against Covid-19 in Sokoto, a north-western state in Nigeria.
BUA Cement to establish ultramodern 3,000,000 metric tonnes cement plant, 50mw power plant in Adamawa, Nigeria
06-07-2020 | 14:20:00
West Africa’s BUA Cement announced it is set to establish a three million metric tonnes cement plant and 50 megawatts power plant in Guyuk and Lamurde local governments of Adamawa state in the North Easter region of Nigeria.
COVID-19 accelerates greater trade coordination in East Africa
06-07-2020 | 12:10:00
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed both hairline fractures along borders in East Africa and the potential to solve them through better regional coordination.
Sasol relinquishes Blocks 16 & 19 license offshore Mozambique
06-07-2020 | 09:37:00
Following an evaluation of the exploration potential of the blocks and an assessment of the report of the pre-feasibility phase of the EIA, Sasol has decided to relinquish its exploration license in Blocks 16 & 19 offshore Mozambique.
Sudan prepares to receive returning nationals stranded abroad
06-07-2020 | 08:36:00
The Government of Sudan last month began facilitating the return home of the first of an estimated 15,000 Sudanese nationals stranded overseas, many in urgent need of assistance, with the support of IOM.
Madagascar receives $2.13 million from ARC to cover drought risks
06-07-2020 | 08:22:00
The government of Madagascar received a check of $2.13 million from the Insurance Company of the Pan African Risk Management Mutual (ARC) to cover the loss of livelihoods of its population caused by climatic disasters.
Food security at risk in Ethiopia as WFP faces funding crises
04-07-2020 | 06:37:00
A funding shortfall of $158 million this year is threatening millions of people in Ethiopia who depend on food and nutrition assistance for their very survival, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns.
[South Africa] Government commences investigation into the supply of scrap to the metals industry
04-07-2020 | 06:20:00
The Minister forTrade, Industry and Competition issued a trade policy directive to the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa to urgently look into measures to help support the metals industry.
Government gazettes amendments to the regulations governing South African sugar industry
04-07-2020 | 05:51:00
The Minister for Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) , Mr Ebrahim Patel gazetted amendments to the Sugar Industry Agreement and South African Sugar Association Constitution.
[Nigeria] Agriculture Minister flags off wet season farming for APPEALS rice farmers
03-07-2020 | 12:21:00
The Nigerian Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Alh. Mohammad Sabo Nanono flagged off the distribution of wet season farming support for improved rice production technologies among rice farmers at Tofai community.
DRC government and TMEA set to begin construction of the One Stop Border Post at Mahagi
03-07-2020 | 11:15:00
The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) are working on the construction of the One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) at Mahagi in Ituri Province, on the border with Uganda.
WFP supplements government support to poor families hit by COVID-19 in Kenya
03-07-2020 | 06:07:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched cash transfers and nutrition support for more than a quarter of a million people struggling to survive from the impact of COVID-19 on informal settlements in Nairobi.
Toyota Kenya powers Kisumu County’s food distribution drive with Hino 500 GT truck
02-07-2020 | 10:15:00
Toyota Kenya truck and buses division has gifted Kisumu County Economic Forum a Hino 500 GT truck to boost the County Government’s food distribution drive.
Digital health platform targets 600 million African mobile subscribers with timely information
02-07-2020 | 07:29:23
A mobile-based tool for two-way information and communication between citizens and governments during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched.
UNCTAD, ITC and WTO roll out tool to help businesses trade better
01-07-2020 | 09:35:25
Businesses now have free access to a one-stop shop with the information they need to trade effectively as the global economy recovers from the effects of the coronavirus crisis.
World Bank supports jobs, skills development and digital transformation in Ghana
01-07-2020 | 07:20:00
The World Bank approved $315 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to support job creation, skills development and digital transformation in Ghana.
World Bank realigns Africa into two Vice Presidencies for greater focus on country progress
01-07-2020 | 06:55:00
As a sign of its strong commitment to Africa, the World Bank’s Sub-Saharan Africa Regional portfolio will now be managed by two Vice Presidents, covering Western and Central and Eastern and Southern Africa, respectively.
World Bank approves $40 million emergency financing to support Somalia’s Desert Locust response
30-06-2020 | 07:20:00
The World Bank approved a $40 million International Development Assistance (IDA) grant for Somalia as part of the Emergency Locust Response Program, which seeks to respond to the threat posed by the locust outbreak.
World Bank approves $50 million grant to improve education quality in Sierra Leone
30-06-2020 | 07:08:00
The World Bank approved a $50 million grant to support the Government of Sierra Leone’s flagship program for Free Quality School Education launched in 2018.
Japan provides support to drought affected people in Namibia
26-06-2020 | 14:12:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received Japanese Government contribution of $ 700,000 that will enable WFP to provide food assistance to some 30,000 vulnerable people in Namibia.
Zambia has good foundation to use digital tools for economic transformation, World Bank report
26-06-2020 | 13:57:00
The Zambia Digital Economy Diagnostic, a new report developed by the World Bank, finds that Zambia is making significant strides towards the use of digital tools to achieve the social and economic transformation goals set forth in its Vision 2030.
UNICEF, WFP partner to help fight malnutrition in Ethiopia
26-06-2020 | 07:44:00
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a three-year partnership in Ethiopia to support the Government in preventing acute malnutrition in children and mothers.
African Development Bank grants $1.1 million to improve meat production in Rwanda
26-06-2020 | 07:25:00
The African Development Bank approved a donation of 1.1 million US dollars to the Rwandan government for the implementation of the Project of commercial competitiveness of the value chain of the meat.
Nigeria’s economy faces worst recession in four decades, World Bank report
26-06-2020 | 07:11:00
The collapse in oil prices coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to plunge the Nigerian economy into a severe economic recession, the worst since the 1980s, according to the latest World Bank Nigeria Development Update (NDU).
[Column] Leoncio Amada Nze Nlang: African economic and social awakening: Lessons from Singapore
26-06-2020 | 06:07:05
With 1.2 billion people and the youngest population on the planet, the African continent has great potential and much room for improvement to become one of the most vibrant economic centers globally.
Kenya is losing Ksh.100 billion in revenue to counterfeit businesses, report
25-06-2020 | 09:31:00
The Anti-Counterfeit Authority released the findings of a National Baseline Survey on the extent of counterfeit and other forms of illicit trade in Kenya.
Government launches $219m GALOP initiative for low-performing basic schools in Ghana
25-06-2020 | 09:16:00
The President of Ghana launched the Ghana Accountability and Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP), which will help drive standards and quality in some ten thousand low-performing basic schools across the country.