Hemex Health announced a significant enhancement to their Gazelle™ Hb Variant test, which allows for more precise measurements of Hb F, also known as fetal hemoglobin.
The World Bank approved a $400 million program to support Morocco’ social protection system, as part of the kingdom’s sweeping reforms to strengthen its social safety nets.
IFC announced a loan to I&M Bank Rwanda, to help the bank increase lending to potentially thousands of Small and Medium Sized enterprises in Rwanda, many of which are facing COVID-19-related liquidity challenges.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) have signed a $50 million loan agreement to help finance and build infrastructure needed for Africa’s post-COVID recovery.
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has disbursed $200 million to Zenith Bank Plc Nigeria under its Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility (PATIMFA).
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.
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has announced a new two-year revolving $50 million trade finance loan facility to Absa bank.
The World Bank has appointed Mr. Keith Hansen as the new Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and Uganda effective September 8, 2020.
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.
The World Bank approved $75 million development policy operation for Madagascar to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
RMB and FNB have donated R3 million from the FirstRand SPIRE fund to assist FoodForward South Africa, FFSA, set up operations in the Mpumalanga province.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) announced its results for the six months ended June 30, 2020 recording a strong performance on the back of a disconcerting macro-economic environment in Kenya and other global markets.
The Moroccan Minister of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform and the Vice-President of the EIB announced the release of €100 million to finance the Kingdom of Morocco’s most urgent requirements as it deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing Banque Misr with a €425 million credit line to support Egyptian private small and medium-sized enterprises.
The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) approved $8.8 million in grant funding to the African Water Facility (AWF) to bolster investments in COVID-19 recovery and preparation for investment of water supply.
[Column] Kgomotso Ramoenyane: The pros and cons of implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for SMEs
Several smaller companies followed suit, marking the beginning of a “trial-and-error” period that has highlighted both pros and cons for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and businesses across the board.
UNICEF has signed a supply agreement with Pfizer for the procurement of up to 4 million treatment courses of the new oral antiviral medicine nirmatrelvir/ritonavir in 2022.
Egypt's Central Bank raised its key interest rate Monday for the first time since 2017, citing inflationary pressures triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and Russia's war in Ukraine, which hiked oil prices to new records.
The world’s largest clinical trial investigating treatments for COVID-19 RECOVERY Tria has now launched in Ghana.
Kenya receives a $750 million boost from World Bank to support economic transformation post-pandemic
The World Bank has approved a $750 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) that will help strengthen Kenya's fiscal sustainability through reforms that contribute to greater transparency and the fight against corruption.
Six African countries will soon benefit from a grant from the Transitional Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Fund, through a project designed to strengthen national capacity for governing natural resource outflows in Africa.
Agriculturists and entrepreneurs are working harder than ever to address food sufficiency, but energy rests firmly on the government’s shoulders.
To support South Africa and the African continent increase vaccine manufacturing capacity and reduce reliance on imports, a consortium of nine development and finance institutions have announced a partnership with Biovac in South Africa to support Biovac's vaccine manufacturing expansion.
The World Bank has injected GH¢28 million grants into the operations of 400 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to support their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Six African countries – Egypt, Senegal, Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia and Nigeria – have emerged as the first African recipients of mRNA technology under the global mRNA technology transfer hub initiative.
Dans le cadre du Sommet UE-UA qui se tient à Bruxelles, Rémy Rioux, Directeur général de l’AFD, et Benedict Oramah, Président d’Afreximbank, scellent un partenariat stratégique entre l’AFD et Afreximbank.
Agence Française de Développement and Afreximbank partner to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic
As part of the EU-AU Summit held in Brussels, Director General of AFD, and Professor Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank, sealed a strategic partnership between AFD and Afreximbank.
The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us many lessons about health security – not the least that, when health resources are scarce, African countries cannot necessarily rely on imports to protect their people.
In 2021, cyber-fraudsters involved in the creation and distribution of spam and phishing tried to lure users using topics focused on lucrative investments, online streaming of global movie or TV premieres and themes related to restrictions, requirements and benefits of the ongoing pandemic
Afreximbank is delighted to announce the signing of a loan agreement of an amount of EUR 250 million with the German Development Bank KfW, acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
In a joint project, Siemens South Africa and Aspen have entered into an agreement to enable the use of digital technologies to enhance the efficiency of COVID vaccine production on the African continent, through Aspen’s manufacturing facility.
While most countries have lifted the restrictions, the ripple effects will continue to be felt for months to come.
Parsyl has announced that it will partner with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention to make available 10,000 vaccine monitoring devices to African Union member states in support of Covid-19 vaccine distribution on the continent.
[Column] Nael Dabbagh: The regional healthcare sector must continue to be resilient to overcome new challenges
The last two years have had a profound impact on economies, education, and healthcare systems around the world. As a result, countries, businesses, and individuals have been forced to adapt.
Cyber perils outrank Covid-19 and broken supply chains as top Africa and Middle East business risk, Allianz Risk Barometer 2022
Cyber perils are the biggest concern for companies in Africa and Middle East, South Africa, Nigeria and around the world in 2022, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Nigeria sets course to unify industry benefits, lead Africa's 5G
Following a turbulent year of stock market fluctuations, restrictions related to an ongoing pandemic and varying economic instabilities, predictions on Nigeria’s performance last year ranged from inferior to mediocre to excellent.
Pfizer and BioNTech sign new global collaboration agreement to develop first mRNA-based shingles vaccine
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced a new research, development and commercialization collaboration to develop a potential first mRNA-based vaccine for the prevention of shingles.
Pfizer and BioNTech receive U.S. FDA authorization of COVID-19 vaccine booster for individuals aged from 12
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include individuals 12 years of age and older.
The year 2021 was more presentable to the aviation industry compared to the preceding one - thus reviving hopes for a speedier recovery.
According to the BOU Monetary Policy Report, higher global growth is good for Uganda since her export markets will demand more of her commodities and services.
In June 2021, an estimated 50% of the South African workforce was working from home full-time, with the Covid-19 pandemic fundamentally changing views on where and how people work best.
[Column] Cameron Beveridge: How South African organisations are using tech to succeed despite disruptions
South African small, medium and large enterprises are using technology at an unprecedented scale to help manage the uncertainty and disruption caused by the pandemic and broader changes in the business and consumer landscape.
La nouvelle édition de l’Ericsson Day Algérie a réuni les acteurs de l’écosystème numérique, venus partager leurs avis et recommandations concernant la rapide mutation du marché des télécoms qui s’est faite à la vitesse pandémique.
Le variant Omicron touche de plus en plus de pays en Afrique et le nombre hebdomadaire de cas de COVID-19 augmenté de 93 % sur le continent.
[Nigeria] IoT-Fueled Gricd partners with NPHCDA to deliver 4.2 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
Gricd, a cold chain technology company has teamed up with Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to deliver 4.2 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19
L’UNICEF lance un appel de fonds d’urgence pour 9,4 milliards de dollars en faveur des enfants touchés par la COVID-19
L’UNICEF a lancé un appel de fonds d’urgence pour la somme record de 9,4 milliards afin d’atteindre plus de 327 millions de personnes, dont 177 millions d’enfants, touchées par les crises humanitaires et la pandémie de COVID-19 dans le monde entier.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced results from an initial laboratory study demonstrating that serum antibodies induced by the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant after three doses.
The businesses that are going to stand out over the next decade will be those who see market opportunities in social responsibility, and develop business models, products and services that have societal elements and sustainable practices baked in, as it were.
As part of our commitment to protect the health and safety of our people and workplaces, as well as contribute towards the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations across our markets, MTN Group will be implementing a mandatory vaccination policy for staff from January 2022.
L’OMS se tient aux côtés des pays africains et lance un appel pour que les frontières restent ouvertes
Alors qu’un nombre croissant de pays imposent des interdictions de vols aux pays d’Afrique australe en raison des inquiétudes suscitées par le nouveau variant Omicron, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) appelle les pays à agir conformément à la science et au Règlement sanitaire international (2005).
It is well-known that the Covid-pandemic has forced change in many industries and driven digitalisation at a pace faster than anyone could have anticipated, but it has happened at the cost of robust security and digital authentication.
The Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC jointly announced that 15.2 million vaccines purchased under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative are currently being distributed across Africa.
En Afrique, seuls 27 % des professionnels de la santé ont été entièrement vaccinés contre la COVID-19 selon une analyse préliminaire de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).
New investments by Rwandan companies will benefit from a business financing initiative backed by the Development Bank of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank launched in Kigali.
La Banque africaine de développement a joué un rôle essentiel dans le soutien apporté à des millions d’Africains, affectés par les conséquences de la pandémie de Covid-19 en 2020, souligne l’édition 2021 de la Revue annuelle sur l’efficacité du développement publiée ce mardi par l’institution.
FMO partners with Northern Arc Capital to support young, female, migrant and COVID19-affected entrepreneurs
NASIRA is a risk sharing facility provided by FMO for local financial institutions lending to underserved segments.
Zipline, Pfizer and Biontech collaboration paves the way for automated, on-demand delivery of first mRNA covid-19 vaccines in Ghana.
La forte augmentation du nombre de cas de diabète en Afrique survient dans un contexte de pandémie de COVID-19 et de faible accès aux vaccins.
Afreximbank and ITFC, signed a US$250 million facility to provide funds for the Bank to advance procurement of COVID-19 vaccines and drive a trade-based economic recovery.
Institut Pasteur Morocco and Rwanda Biomedical Centre designated as COVID-19 vaccination centers of excellence
Africa CDC has designated two institutions to serve as part of a network of Centres of Excellence (CoE) for COVID-19 vaccination.
The first International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA) will take place from December 14-16, 2021 and will focus on the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine, the strengthening of health systems and the lessons learned from the fight against COVID-19.
BioNTech SE announced that the Company plans to initiate the construction of the first state-of-the-art manufacturing site for mRNA-based vaccines in the African Union in mid-2022.
Moderna, Inc. announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to make up to 110 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine available to the African Union.
Minister for Health and Finance Minister highlighted the national importance of EUR 27 million European Investment Bank for redevelopment of the National Health Laboratory by the Rwanda Biomedical Centre and new investment under Rwanda’s COVID-19 National Response Plan.
L'AfDB a lance des consultations sur sa nouvelle stratégie pour des infrastructures sanitaires de qualité en Afrique
L'AfDB a lance un processus de consultation avec les ministres africains de la Santé et d'autres partenaires dans le cadre de l'élaboration d'une stratégie visant à améliorer l'accès aux services de santé en Afrique d'ici à 2030.
Majdi noted that organizations that have migrated to cloud benefit from lower costs, economic efficiency and faster deployment. While these benefits are tempting, it can be daunting to decide which cloud model is right for you.
To mark World Food Day the GE Foundation announced a donation of $100,000 USD to provide immediate relief to South Africa’s communities experiencing food insecurity.
Rwanda has been diversifying its tourism industry as it looks to recover economically from the losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sub-Saharan Africa is set to emerge from the 2020 recession sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic with growth expected to expand by 3.3 percent in 2021. This is one percent higher than the April 2021 forecast according to the latest edition of Africa Pulse.
Forum pour la résilience en Afrique pour affronter les défis multiformes du Covid 19 et du changement climatique
La quatrième édition du Forum pour la résilience en Afrique s’est ouverte à un moment où les communautés les plus vulnérables du continent sont confrontées au triple défi posé par la pandémie de Covid-19
Quinze pays africains ont atteint l’objectif de 10 % de vaccination de la population contre la COVID-19
Quinze pays africains, soit près du tiers des 54 pays du continent ont entièrement vacciné 10 % de leurs populations contre la COVID-19.
The total value of Africa’s top 150 most valuable brands has declined by US$5.5 billion (12%) from $45.5 billion in 2020 to $40.0 billion in 2021, according to the latest Brand Finance Africa 150 2021 report.
Emirates is the first airline to implement the International Air Transport Association's IATA Travel Pass solution on six continents as it rolls out this digital health pass to customers at all its destinations.
Control Risks, le spécialiste mondial de la gestion des risques, et Oxford Economics Africa, ont annoncé aujourd’hui le lancement de la sixième édition de leur « Africa Risk-Reward Index ».
Le nombre de cas hebdomadaires de COVID-19 en Afrique a baissé de plus de 20 %, alors que l’on assiste à un ralentissement de la troisième vague de la pandémie.
The African Development Bank has approved a $137 million loan to support Botswana’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
BioNTech SE agreed today to evaluate the establishment of sustainable vaccine manufacturing capabilities in Rwanda and Senegal to support vaccine supply for the Member States of the African Union.
Responding to the stark global gap in vaccine access for COVID-19 and other diseases, IFC has partnered with CEPI, a global alliance, to accelerate development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases.
Huit pays sur 10 en Afrique risquent de ne pas atteindre l’objectif fixé pour la vaccination contre la COVID-19
L’Afrique est sur le point de manquer l’objectif à caractère urgent fixé au niveau mondial, consistant à vacciner 10 % des groupes les plus vulnérables contre la COVID-19 dans chaque pays avant la fin du mois de septembre
[Column] Hardeep Sound: Could Tech ‘lions’ prowling Silicon Savannah hold key to East Africa’s post pandemic recovery?
As East Africa recovers from the social and economic impact of the pandemic, could the region’s vibrant tech start-up ecosystem be a catalyst for accelerated growth?
South Sudan has begun producing oxygen following the successful installation of the country’s first oxygen plant at Juba Teaching Hospital, set up with funding from the African Development Fund.
African Union Member States will receive an additional 10 million doses of Astra Zeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines over the next three months through a new partnership between the French government and the African Union.
Le Président de la FIFA est reconnaissant pour le soutien et la coopération dont ont fait preuve de nombreuses parties prenantes du football pendant cette période difficile.
La pandémie de Covid-19 ne devrait pas réduire l’intérêt des investisseurs pour l’Afrique qui reste malgré les difficultés actuelles.
Un atelier de formation des agents de santé des hôpitaux de N’Djaména et des délégations sanitaires provinciales liée aux déchets de Covid-19 se tient à N’Djaména.
Le sous-directeur de la surveillance épidémiologique de l'INHP a procédé au lancement d’une plateforme dénommée « AFYA », destinée à favoriser la surveillance digitale participative de la Covid-19 et des autres maladies respiratoires.
Across Africa, there has been an exponential rise in the number of people engaging with digital health services through their smartphones, creating vast potential for countries to deliver access to healthcare digitally.
La Banque africaine de développement et l’Agence des Nations unies pour les réfugiés au Mali (HCR) ont remis trois ambulances médicalisées et plusieurs équipements au gouvernement du Mali pour l’aider à faire face à la pandémie de Covid-19.
UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Cameroon’s Minister of Finance discussed, the country’s need to move fast while keeping up the fight against COVID-19.
The Global Fund and the Government of Tanzania are deepening their partnership with new investments to fight the COVID-19 crisis and accelerate the end of the epidemics of HIV, TB and malaria while building resilient and sustainable systems for health.
En effet, 52 pays africains poursuivent le déploiement des vaccins contre la COVID-19 et plus de 73 millions de doses ont déjà été administrées sur le continent.
The global drone insurance market is expected to grow from $1.06 billion in 2020 to $1.13 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate, CAGR, of 6.1% according to a new report by Research and Markets.
The challenges female smallholders face, from access to technology to informal participation in value chains, have been exacerbated by Covid, risking a widening of the gender gap.
Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of mines and hydrocarbons issues a mandate for oil and gas worker vaccinations
In a bid to ensure the protection of oil and gas industry workers, as well as increase operations and production across the sector, the Minister is driving an effective vaccination rollout for all hydrocarbon workers in Equatorial Guinea.
National Aviation Services (NAS) va assister les autorités locales pour le déploiement du dispositif de test rapide développé par Abbott ‘’Panbio ™ COVID-19 Ag’’ ainsi que son système de test de soins moléculaires ID NOW™.
As a partner in Africa's response to the pandemic, The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) has provided financial support of $250,000 to the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
[Column] Soromfe Uzomah: Should post-Covid reimagining prompt African SME’s to revisit their business models?
For every company, innovation is tremendously important, but in many cases, innovation is only associated with new products or technical renewals.
La Côte d’Ivoire continue à bâtir un système de réponse résilient pour faire face aux urgences de santé publique
La déclaration de la fin de l’épidémie d’Ébola en Guinée n’a pas tiédi l’ardeur des autorités sanitaires ivoiriennes à mettre en place un système de réponse résilient afin de faire face à toutes ces épidémies récurrentes.
The African Union (AU), African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) and UNICEF are partnering to ensure the seamless procurement and delivery of vaccines to AU Member States.
Siemens has launched its SIDRIVE IQ industrial IoT monitoring solution for drive systems at its Virtual Smart Mining Forum, seeking to showcase how the solution can increase drive uptime to improve mine site productivity.