AgroCenta has been selected to be the recipient of $250,000 GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Grant, funded by UK DFID, Australian AID, and the GSMA and its members.
IFC CEO has signed accords with the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) to expand trade and local currency financing as part of broad effort to support private sector in Ethiopia.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the National Committee for the Environment of Business (CNEA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve business climate in Morocco.
More than 20 partner organizations have launched the Deliver for Good Kenya Campaign.
Under the coordination of UNDP and collaboration with NEPAD’s Planning and Coordinating Agency, African countries are developing the First African South-South Cooperation Report.
The United Nations WFP has received US$5m from the Government of Japan to enable scale-up a programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana.
As the African Development Bank (AfDB) joined the international community to observe World Toilet Day, it is putting considerable financial muscle into the global effort to improve toilets and sanitation.
Eni and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have commissioned a model solar powered borehole for the Internally Displaced Persons in Waru, Abuja.
Representatives and experts of UN bodies, ECCAS General Secretariat and CEMAC Commission are set to meet in Gabon this month to re calibrate their efforts at delivering support for the sustainable development in Central Africa.
The African Development Bank launched the Africa Energy Portal (AEP) at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg last Friday.
The World Bank has approved an International Development Association package of $20m to support Djibouti’s efforts to improve the living conditions for residents of urban areas, achieve its Zero Slum strategy.
On the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum, the African Development Bank and Africa50 have signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo to develop and finance the first road-rail bridge project linking their capitals – Kinshasa and Brazzaville.
Amref Health Africa and UNICEF held a parallel session on strengthening community platforms for Primary Health Care (PHC), during the 2nd International Conference on Maternal, New-born and Child Health in Africa, convened by the African Union Commission.
SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax received letters of credence from H.E. Mr. Jan Sadek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Delegation of the European Union to Botswana at the SADC Secretariat Head Office in Gaborone, Botswana.
The African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program has signed a financial procedures agreement with the World Bank-led Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi).
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a sovereign loan of US$229.5 million to the Republic of Uganda to finance phase one of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway project.
Unconditional cash transfers paid to vulnerable populations as regular, predictable income support is now an established programmatic strategy to combat poverty and social exclusion and build resilience to shocks in Africa.
A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by. Michel Lazare, visited Dakar between October 18-31, 2018 and engaged in discussions as part of the 2018 Article IV Consultation and the seventh review of the IMF’s Policy Support Instrument (PSI) approved in June 2015.
A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its October visit in Cotonou, Benin. The visit was to hold discussions on the third review of the three-year economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement with the Republic of Benin.
A new project aiming to reduce carbon emissions in Africa, The Urban Pathways project, has been launched by UN-Habitat in partnership with UN Environment and the Wuppertal Institute.
About 70 stakeholders comprising executives and planning experts, statistics executives and experts, members of the civil society and representatives from the private sector will converge in Yaounde to review and validate two ECA studies on accountability and statistics in development planning in Cameroon.
UNIDO's Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Tokyo continues to foster international engagement towards TICAD7 as it hosted a very well attended multi-stakeholder dialogue on the "Africa and TICAD7" cooperation.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) was inaugurated in Windhoek, with several high-level interventions from the energy sector.
The African Development Bank has approved the Africa Disaster Risks Financing (ADRiFi) Programme, the institution’s first climate risk management programme to boost resilience and response to climate shocks in regional member countries.
Blockchain technology came into being in the early 2009. This invention was faced with a lot of backlash as most people lacked prior information about it and were therefore not ready to risk investing in it.
Through the African Development Fund’s recent envelope of financial instruments, Malawi has received US$14 million for scholarships and infrastructure for its Higher Education, Science and Technology (HEST) program.
Greenpeace Africa has released a new documentary on the numerous cases of small-scale fishermen who have lost their lives in Senegalese waters. Over the past 2 years, at least 226 fishermen have lost their lives at sea or have been declared missing.
South Africa has won the top global award at the United Nations Investment Promotion Awards for its excellence in boosting investment sectors that have social and economic benefits and help countries meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Amref Health Africa (global) and the Amref Health Africa office in Spain received the Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in Oviedo, Spain at a ceremony officiated by the King of Spain Felipe VI.
Development projects financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have contributed to better living conditions and less poverty in rural areas of Tunisia.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute €54 million, $62.5 million, to EU efforts to strengthen diagnostic health services in Sub-Saharan Africa under the External Investment Plan.
Amid an unprecedented global refugee crisis, girls are suffering the most, according to a new report released on International Day of the Girl by the humanitarian organization CARE.
The IMF team reached a staff-level agreement with the authorities of Malawi on the completion of the first review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF), which is subject to the approval of the IMF Executive Board.
Ngamiland community has been urged to support Nhabe Agricultural Management Association (NAMA) towards the construction of a multi-species community abattoir in Sehithwa.
On the World Habitat Day, the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship Lesotho, and the UN-Habitat jointly hosted an Urban Breakfast dialogue session on Municipal Solid Waste Management.
UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock has called on national and international partners to join efforts to address the humanitarian needs in the conflict-affected north-eastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Mastercard Foundation, have launched the Digital Financial Services for Agriculture Handbook to support the expansion of financial inclusion to smallholder farmers.
Amref Health Africa and a technology solutions firm in Kenya AISL, have partnered to scale up blood availability in hospitals through a Blood Services Information Management System dubbed Damu – Sasa.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a $1.15 million grant to Globeleq Zambia Wind Limited (Globeleq) for a feasibility study for an estimated 100-megawatt wind power plant in the Muchinga Province of Zambia.
Amref Health Africa through the Institute of Capacity Development have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aga Khan Foundation East Africa.
This week, the ever aggressive South African business world has seen two major companies, Vivo energy and Naspers all set to list on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
The 164th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved over US$270 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has extended grants in support of the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
The Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa, UNIDO and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs have signed a €1.38 million project to support South Africa improve the international competitiveness of indigenous essential and vegetable oils.
As urban population hits unprecedented highs putting pressure on key amenities like housing, transport water and sanitation experts are mulling new and innovative ways to create smarter inclusive and sustainable cities.
ADvTECH has announced the acquisition of Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading South African private tertiary education institution with students from more than 50 countries.
Counterpart International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mutale Chilangwa as Regional Director of the Africa portfolio. Mutale brings to Counterpart more than 23 years of international development experience in economic, trade, food security, and governance issues facing both the private and public sectors.
UN-Habitat, working in concert with its partners, has embarked on a cities campaign on Equitable Economic Growth in two Kenyan secondary towns of Kajiado and Ol-Kalou.
The GLACCNR coalition is ready to mobilise and work with host communities to resist plans by Uganda and the DRC to conduct oil activities in the Greater Virunga
No fewer than 160 firms of professional estate surveyors and valuers participated in the bid to provide the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with valuation and land acquisition services.
The Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative (WESIE) was founded in 2012 by British/Nigerian Funke E. Adeniji, who began playing basketball in her teens, working her way up from collegiate level basketball in the UK to division 1, the UK’s premiere league for women.
Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service announce successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine program
Today the Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service are announcing the successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine services across Ghana.
According to the 2017 Joint Monitoring Program Report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF, more than 3 million people do not have access to improved water and almost 8 million do not have access to improved sanitation in Ghana.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Nestlé Nigeria PLC, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) and VEGA Member Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) have announced a new partnership program.
“We have to give more attention and support to emerging African entrepreneurs, if the continent’s poverty, inequality and unemployment challenges are to be addressed.”
Over 2,000 agribusinesses in the maize, rice and soy value chains in northern Ghana have in the last four years received more than $135 million in private capital support, thanks to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) in Africa.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved an extension of an aid package for Ghana initially worth $918 million that will see the program continue for an extra year beyond its original April 2018 end date, it said on Wednesday.
The Paradise Foundation, a not-for-profit environmental conservation organization in China, has announced its first overseas conservation program in Africa.
Merck Foundation will focus on providing one year and two years surgical and paediatric oncology fellowship program in India, Europe and University of Nairobi for Tanzanian doctors to improve the cancer care in the country.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $40 million equivalent IDA credit* to the Republic of Uganda for the Strengthening Social Risk Management and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Response Project.
[Ghana] UNHCR launches world's first satellite enabled interactive distance learning project for refugee children
A new project enabling refugee children in the Ampain camp in Western Ghana to receive high quality teaching via distance learning is now fully established.
[Nigeria] 371, 000 Internally Displaced Persons to benefit from Dangote Foundation’s donation in Borno
Africa’s foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote has donated food items worth more than N200 million to the people of Borno state.
In 2006, The AIDS Healthcare Foundation commenced operations in Rwanda, in collaboration with the government through the Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) as part of its global mission to provide cutting edge medicine to people living with HIV.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched the second generation of its Country profiles, on the margins of the African Development Week held in Dakar Senegal.
VOSS Water Norway partners with Voss Foundation to promote clean water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa
Over 300 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to clean water which is approximately the same as the population of the United States.
Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan (EU) and Khaled El Mekwad, Representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed an agreement to implement a project to foster employment opportunities and economic growth in Sudan.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has officially unveiled two newly constructed facilities in Nigeria in partnership with the Benue State Ministry of Health and Benue State AIDS Control Agency (BENSACA).
Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth.