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International Finance Corporation increases reach of index insurance for smallholder farmers in Zambia
19-01-2018 | 13:11:06
International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, has unveiled a grant extension to Mayfair Insurance Company Zambia Limited, to support Mayfair in scaling up its weather-based index insurance product line in Zambia.
New Power Africa guide to help electricity generators improve community relations
19-01-2018 | 06:25:58
Power Africa, a U.S. Government initiative to double electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, has launched the Guide to Community Engagement for Power Projects in Kenya.
Dow AgroSciences and University of California Davis team up with Consortium to advance orphan African crops
18-01-2018 | 11:30:00
Bambara groundnut. Drumstick tree. Apple-ring tree. While many have never heard of these crops, they produce nutrition essential in Africa.
World Bank forecasts growth and increased investment in South Africa this year
16-01-2018 | 12:35:00
According to new data published by the World Bank, South Africa’s economy is forecast to increase to 1.1 percent this year.
Conference: How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient | London, 13-14 March 2018
16-01-2018 | 09:08:00
The third in the smallholder series, this two-day conference will assess how business can connect the all-encompassing SDGs to their smallholder supply chains – and the business case for doing so
ADFD approves $25m for IRENA-Recommended Solar PV projects in Mauritius and Rwanda
15-01-2018 | 09:19:51
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has announced that USD25 million in concessional loans from ADFD have been earmarked for two solar PV projects, one each in Mauritius and Rwanda.
Quality urbanization can stir inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa, ECA
11-01-2018 | 09:03:05
It is critical for African countries to strategically integrate and link urbanization to their national development priorities, plans and visions if urbanization is to contribute to structural transformation and economic development.
Africa needs to fix its energy problems to accelerate and sustain growth, ECA
11-01-2018 | 07:13:09
Africa will not be able to accelerate and sustain growth without adequate access to energy, says Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe.
Hazera bets on hybrid Shanty tomato variety to grow Ethiopian agriculture
09-01-2018 | 08:50:06
Hazera, a global leader in the seed industry, has successfully introduced the hybrid Shanty tomato to Ethiopia, dramatically impacting the lives of rural farmers.
Millennium Challenge Corporation selects Gambia for new threshold program
08-01-2018 | 12:15:01
At its quarterly meeting, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors has selected The Gambia for a threshold program – MCC’s smaller grant program focused on policy and institutional reform.
A guide to Africa’s key markets in 2018
02-01-2018 | 09:29:00
For bond investors, Africa was a happy hunting ground last year. Its local-currency and dollar securities easily outperformed those of emerging markets overall as investors piled into a continent offering high yields and starting to recover from the commodity bust of three years ago.
Kenya to build 10MW waste-to-energy electricity plant
29-12-2017 | 09:03:00
The Africa Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa has approved a grant of US$995,000 to Asticom Kenya Ltd, to support the construction of a 10MW grid-connected municipal waste-to-energy plant.
African Development Bank achieves 100% investment in green energy Projects in 2017
28-12-2017 | 14:32:00
The African Development Bank achieved a 100% investment in renewable energy in 2017, a major landmark in its commitment to clean energy and efficiency.
Malawi bets on $100 million water project to boost supply and improve sanitation
22-12-2017 | 08:15:00
Half a million residents of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, are set to benefit from improved water services and safely managed sanitation through a $100 million project financed by the World Bank.
Rwanda and World Bank sign $80 million agreement to support effectiveness in Rwanda’s social protection system
22-12-2017 | 06:29:38
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank have signed a $80 million financing agreement to support the effectiveness of Rwanda’s social protection system, the flagship Vision 2020 Umurenge Program for targeted vulnerable groups.
Togo’s efforts to improve power sector’s performance gets World Bank support
21-12-2017 | 08:01:00
The World Bank has approved a $35 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support the country’s investments in the energy sector.
Economic transformation of Africa’s rural areas key to curtailing migration, Africa Development Bank
20-12-2017 | 06:47:00
On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the African Development Bank calls on African countries to reconstruct rural areas from zones of economic misery to zones of economic prosperity.
Ethiopia, Brazil and UNIDO in drive to boost Ethiopia’s coffee industry
19-12-2017 | 13:11:00
Ethiopia’s Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Eyasu Abreha, has met Brazil’s Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Eumar Roberto Novack, to discuss cooperation in the areas of productivity, the management of acid soils.
Copper dependent Zambia eyes growing market for cotton by products
19-12-2017 | 08:04:00
About five dozen Zambian cotton farmers, ginners, oil crushers and government officials have drafted an action plan to boost the production of cotton by-products, such as briquettes and pellets for fuel made from cotton stalks.
Africa’s performance over the year 2017: A Q4 summary by ICAEW Economic Insight
18-12-2017 | 09:54:00
East Africa is forecast to show very strong real GDP growth of 5.9% over the full year 2017. The biggest contributor to this expansion was Ethiopia (accounting for a full 2% of regional GDP growth), with its stellar performance of 7.1%.
Ethiopia receives $170million credit facility from World Bank to boost fisheries and livestock sectors
15-12-2017 | 09:49:57
The World Bank has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of $170 million to boost the contribution of the livestock and fisheries sectors to Ethiopia’s economy.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests $300 million to help African farmers tackle climate change
15-12-2017 | 07:29:00
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $300million over the next three years to support agricultural research that will help the world’s poorest farmers better adapt to increasingly challenging growing conditions brought about by climate change.
Kenya horticulture farmers reap fortunes from automated fruit drying machine
15-12-2017 | 07:24:00
An automated air drier has given hope and new market to more than 500 small scale fresh produce farmers from Tharaka, Meru and Embu counties in Kenya.
[Benin] Technoserve seeks to create economic opportunities for youth with BeniBiz project
14-12-2017 | 13:15:00
TechnoServe has announced the launch of the BeniBiz project, which will harness the power of entrepreneurship to improve the availability of nutritious food and create economic opportunities for young people in Benin.
New UN initiative seeks to build resilience of Sahel women and youth through smart agriculture
14-12-2017 | 11:25:51
A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, has been launched at the One Planet Summit
[Column] Bob Koigi: Tackling information gap in Sub Saharan Africa to spur farming renaissance
13-12-2017 | 11:00:00
Sub Saharan Africa is home to dozens of internationally respected agricultural research institutions majority who have their head offices in the region.
Better Mill Initiative gains government support for expansion in Ethiopia
12-12-2017 | 13:36:28
Owing to the success of the Better Mill Initiative in Ethiopia last year, Solidaridad expanded the scope of the programme in 2017.
[Egypt] The Almas Jiwani Foundation announces new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International
12-12-2017 | 11:18:00
The Almas Jiwani Foundation has announced a new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International.
Women, youth and SMEs to benefit from African Development Bank’s $100 million loan to Mauritius
12-12-2017 | 05:35:32
Thousands of small and medium enterprises in Mauritius will benefit from a US $100-million loan to the country from the African Development Bank.
APM Terminals launches refrigerated trucks for Nigerian farmers
11-12-2017 | 11:52:00
APM Terminals, in conjunction with Naija Pride and with the assistance of international development groups, is working to provide modern cold chain transportation alternatives for farmers in the agricultural centers of northern Nigeria.
Kenyan environmentalist turns trash into treasure
11-12-2017 | 08:00:00
CNN International’s African Voices programme has this week featured artist and environmentalist Cyrus Kabiru to learn more about the inspiration behind his work.
Power Africa partners with Africa Trade Insurance to provide access to energy for 50 million in Sub Saharan Africa
08-12-2017 | 11:10:00
Power Africa and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) have partnered to ramp up efforts to provide first-time access to power to 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Trade Mark East Africa receives $6million from Norway to grow jobs, facilitate trade and reduce poverty in Tanzania
07-12-2017 | 08:46:28
Norway has granted 50 million Norwegian Kroners, $6million, to TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) to support its work in enhancing trade across the East African Community to increase prosperity in the region.
[Nigeria] World Bank to help monitor repatriated $321million Abacha funds
06-12-2017 | 08:43:00
The Government of Nigeria, the Swiss Federal Council and the World Bank have signed an agreement on the repatriation and monitoring of $321 million of funds illicitly acquired by the family of former President, General Sani Abacha.
Citi Foundation and Technoserve unveil three projects to support young African entrepreneurs
06-12-2017 | 06:54:43
The Citi Foundation and the international nonprofit organization TechnoServe have unveiled three new projects to support young entrepreneurs and workers in Africa through the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative.
Barclays Africa, China Development Bank sign agreement to cooperate on development projects in Africa
05-12-2017 | 13:52:00
Barclays Africa Group Limited and China Development Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening cooperation and exploring opportunities to fund development projects in Africa.
[Kenya] Safaricom enhances MPESA for visually impaired customers in world's first
05-12-2017 | 08:34:00
In line with the theme for this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities to create a more sustainable and resilient society for all, Safaricom has launched M-PESA services for visually impaired customers.
[South Africa] Ford launches community IT center to promote computer literacy
05-12-2017 | 06:33:49
Ford Motor Company of Southern is making a significant contribution towards developing basic computer literacy by launching a community information technology center.
Mazda Southern Africa launches Mazda Foundation
04-12-2017 | 14:05:10
Mazda Southern Africa has launched the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non Profit Company.
Quality urbanization can stir inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa, UNECA
04-12-2017 | 11:15:00
It is critical for African countries to strategically integrate and link urbanization to their national development priorities, plans and visions if urbanization is to contribute to structural transformation and economic development.
Ethiopia and Mauritius honoured for promoting investment in sustainable development goals
04-12-2017 | 08:23:00
Agencies from Ethiopia, Mauritius and Spain have received the 2017 United Nations Awards for Promoting Investment in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.
MCC marks closeout of the five year $66 million Cape Verde compact
01-12-2017 | 06:27:00
Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President for Compact Operations Robert Blau has marked the closeout of the MCC Cape Verde Compact at a ceremony with Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva and U.S. Ambassador to Cape Verde Donald Heflin.
Uganda government and UNDP launch implementation of a $44.26 million project to restore wetlands and build community resilience
30-11-2017 | 07:14:20
The Government of Uganda and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have kick-started a new project on "building community resilience, wetlands ecosystems and associated catchments in Uganda."
Gambia targets foreign investment and entrepreneurship to create jobs
29-11-2017 | 07:13:00
The Government of The Gambia is aiming to boost foreign direct investment (FDI) and develop entrepreneurship to create jobs and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by implementing UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Review (IPR) of The Gambia
EFG Hermes Foundation and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development partner to realize integrated sustainable development in Upper Egypt
28-11-2017 | 06:45:24
EFG Hermes Foundation and the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch an integrated sustainable development project in Naga’El-Fawal, Esna, Luxor.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Informal industries as the mainspring for equity and equality
27-11-2017 | 13:23:18
Equity and Equality are two distinctive terms often used interchangeably but have two very different meanings.
Application of green economy approaches will enhance Africa’s agricultural sector, ECA
27-11-2017 | 10:02:19
The use of green economy principles and approaches in agricultural development can help improve Africa’s livestock production, says Ms. Mmadima Nyathi, Director of Research Statistics and Policy Development in Botswana’s Agricultural Development and Food Security Ministry.
Vodacom unveils the biggest green building in Lesotho in sustainability drive
24-11-2017 | 06:58:17
Telecommunication company Vodacom has launched the biggest green building in Lesotho. Covered with solar panels, the building is carbon neutral and powered by renewable energy at its headquarters in Maseru.
Alibaba Business School and UNCTAD launch eFounders initiative with African entrepreneurs as pioneers
24-11-2017 | 06:47:40
Alibaba Business School and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) brought together 24 Africa-based entrepreneurs to participate in the inaugural eFounders Initiative.
Libya's first nationwide ENJAZI Business Innovation Competition honours vanguard entrepreneurs
24-11-2017 | 06:40:00
The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab and TATWEER Research has announced the three winning teams of the ENJAZI Competition, the first nation-wide entrepreneurship competition in Libya.
Secure, trusted internet critical to advancing African economy - Internet Society
23-11-2017 | 09:59:00
Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability.
World Bank Group pledges $2.35b in financing for Guinea
21-11-2017 | 13:03:58
During the meeting of the Consultative Group for Guinea held in Paris on November 16 and 17, 2017, the World Bank Group announced financial support totaling $2.35 billion to help Guinea implement its National Economic and Social Development Plan
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Manufacturing should be everyone’s business
17-11-2017 | 12:30:00
South Korea, currently the 11th largest economy in the world, is often regarded as an economic miracle because of its rapid economic and social transformation, which continues to be a case study as to how global economies can achieve sustained and broad-based growth.
Purdue poised to improve sorghum for African farmers with $5 million grant
17-11-2017 | 08:30:00
Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers.
AfDB launches Africa NDC Hub with 10 partners to fight climate change
17-11-2017 | 06:34:00
Africa Day, held on 15 November within COP23 in Bonn, was the springboard for the official launch of Africa NDC Hub, the African Platform for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Agribusiness could be the next gate to youth employment in Africa, ECA
16-11-2017 | 06:34:46
More than ever, African youth have to overcome a long and hard journey to enter the labour market. Out of 11 million young people entering the job market in Africa every year, only 3 million end up in formal jobs and all do not have quality jobs.
Ghana Home Loans breaks ground for the 2,000 unit affordable housing project
15-11-2017 | 07:42:55
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has led the ceremonial ground-breaking of the first phase of a 2,000-unit affordable housing project financed by Ghana Home Loans at Appolonia City, Accra's new city development.
Engaging Africa’s young girls with technology
13-11-2017 | 12:17:00
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.
[Column] Dr. Steve New: Why potato farming is big business for Kenya
13-11-2017 | 10:30:00
Under the USAID funded Feed the Future Programme that is being implemented in Kenya through the Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises, we ventured into potato to increase productivity .
Mauritius accelerates towards a low carbon economy, launches $191 million project
13-11-2017 | 08:34:00
The Republic of Mauritius has launched a US$191 million project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya Needs an Industrial Water Policy
10-11-2017 | 12:38:13
Water is becoming an increasingly paradoxical subject; mainly because it is a universal basic need without which there would be no life, and yet, it is fast becoming the foremost depleted and scarce resource in the world.
[Column] Bob Koigi: The farm to folk business and getting our priorities right
09-11-2017 | 12:12:00
Africa can be the world’s breadbasket, numerous studies have suggested, painting a picture of a continent poised to emerge as a key supplier of food in a globe where population explosion and food price spikes are taking a toll on farmland produce.
African Development Bank approves its second Climate Change Action Plan for 2016-2020
09-11-2017 | 08:00:00
The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), on Wednesday, 8 November 2017, approved the Africa Thriving and Resilient: The Bank Group’s Second Climate Change Action Plan, 2016-2020 (CCAP2).
[South Africa] Vodacom, Innovator Trust launch programme to transform unemployed youth to entrepreneurs
09-11-2017 | 06:57:00
Vodacom and Innovator Trust are unveiling the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP), aimed at equipping local unemployed youth with the requisite set of skills to become cutting-edge entrepreneurs.
[Liberia] President Johnson-Sirleaf launches boss center for SMEs
08-11-2017 | 13:30:00
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially launched the Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Opportunities through Support Services (BOSS) center at the Ministry of Commerce.
AgDevCo announces partnership in Senegal and Mozambique to boost incomes of 9,500 farmers
08-11-2017 | 10:03:20
AgDevCo's Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) has announced new partnerships with a Senegalese rice miller and a Mozambican livestock company.
Intelsat and Coca-Cola partner to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa
07-11-2017 | 06:48:21
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and The Coca-Cola Company are working together to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa.
[Tanzania] EU invests $58 million in rural electrification
06-11-2017 | 13:25:15
During an official visit to Tanzania, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica signed a €50 million programme to support rural electrification in the country.
[Column] Vahid Monadjem: Broadening financial inclusion through informal sector innovation in sub-Sahara Africa
06-11-2017 | 11:07:00
In developing markets around the world, it is the informal economies that serve as the quietly humming engines of growth. By way of example, the informal economy accounts for over 70% of total employment in sub-Saharan Africa.
AfDB partners with Purdue University to make technologies available to African farmers
03-11-2017 | 13:00:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Purdue University in the United States have agreed to work together to make technologies available to millions of farmers in Africa.
[South Africa] Young volunteers set to empower communities through technology
03-11-2017 | 07:16:53
To help advance youth economic empowerment, Vodacom has given a facelift to Vodacom Change the World by relaunching the programme as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and youth volunteerism initiative.
[Sudan] UNIDO’s $2.7 million targets to boost livelihoods of 3,000 households
03-11-2017 | 07:00:52
The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed an agreement for the allocation of €2.25m for the implementation of a new project in Sudan.
Mastercard, FSD in joint drive to strengthen financial inclusion in Uganda
02-11-2017 | 11:27:00
Multinational financial services corporation, Mastercard and Financial Sector Deepening Uganda have partnered to develop financial services and solutions that will improve livelihoods of Ugandans.
Somaliland launches flagship job creation programme
02-11-2017 | 05:40:48
Authorities in Somaliland, along with the World Bank, have launched the first round of funding in the Bank’s flagship job creation program, the Somali Business Catalytic Fund (SBCF).
Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund offers new funding for bright ideas from African non profits
01-11-2017 | 10:45:00
Market and technology company for cloud accounting, people & payroll, and payment systems, Sage, has launched the second round of funding from Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund.
Africa Finance Corporation signs accreditation master agreement with Green Climate Fund
31-10-2017 | 12:27:30
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed an Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Seoul, South Korea.
Afreximbank initiatives target integration of African businesses into value chain
31-10-2017 | 09:54:00
The African Export-Import Bank is implementing initiatives that seek to integrate African businesses into regional and global value chains, Kanayo Awani, Managing Director of the Banks’s Intra-African Trade Initiative, has said.
[South Africa] Low carbon transport project extended to Northwest Province
31-10-2017 | 09:38:12
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s (UNIDO) South African Low Carbon Transport (LCT) Project has announced the extension of project activities in the Northwest Province.
USAID announces $6.3 million in awards to bolster Sub-Saharan Africa's off-grid energy sector
30-10-2017 | 10:29:35
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will advance off-grid energy solutions in sub-Saharan Africa through several new awards announced at the Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa Conference in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
Ethiopian-Danish consortium to grow a sustainable dairy sector
30-10-2017 | 09:05:41
A Danish-Ethiopian project is on the way to making better use of the milk from Ethiopia’s 11 million dairy cows and to improve the nutrition of low-income families in the country.
Visa launches foundation targeting growth of global MSMEs with initial focus on Nigeria and Egypt
25-10-2017 | 06:08:00
Global payments technology company Visa has launched the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation that will prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.
Feed the Future and ACDI/VOCA to boost Kenyan livestock sector and resilience
24-10-2017 | 09:16:13
ACDI/VOCA has partnered with USAID under the Feed the Future-funded Kenya Livestock Market Systems (LMS) activity, a Leader with Associates award, to strengthen people’s resilience to climate shocks and reduce poverty, hunger, and chronic undernutrition
[Niger] European Union and LWR launch $1.6 million initiative to increase resilience of 10,000 farmers to climate change
24-10-2017 | 09:12:52
Lutheran World Relief, with funding from the European Union, is launching a three-year initiative in Dosso, Niger to strengthen farmers’ resilience to climate change .
Cameroon and UNIDO strengthen cooperation on private sector development support
24-10-2017 | 06:36:31
Cameroon and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have signed the “Inclusive Development and Entrepreneurship for All (IDEA) – Private Sector Development Support Programme (PADSP) for Cameroon” and its related Trust Fund Agreement.
Economic Community of Central African States receives $2million from AfDB
23-10-2017 | 12:35:00
The African Development Bank, through the African Water Facility and the NEPAD Infrastructure Project Financing Facility, approved the disbursement of 2,098,593 euros for the benefit of the Economic Community of Central African States.
African multinationals join forces within the AfroChampions Club to foster Africa’s growth and development
23-10-2017 | 12:25:00
The AfroChampions Initiative has just taken a new step with the official creation of the AfroChampions Club, a new platform to mobilise African multinationals to accelerate the economic integration of the continent.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: Women and Future of Work: Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
23-10-2017 | 12:15:00
The onset of new technological inventions is always underpinned by ambivalence at best, and at worst, fear and alarm.
World Bank invests $166 million in Malawi’s agriculture
23-10-2017 | 12:06:00
The World Bank has approved $166 million to transform Malawi’s agricultural productivity through irrigation, lay the foundations for commercialization, and improve management of natural resources in the Shire Valley.
50 Million Women Speak Digital Platform set to create digital value that underpins Africa’s future economic transformation
20-10-2017 | 11:36:26
Online platforms can dramatically change the digital economy and bring enormous benefits in today's digital society.
Africa’s rapid urbanization can be a driver of industrialization, ECA
20-10-2017 | 09:12:00
By 2035, half of Africa's population will be urban, compared to just one third in 1990. This rapid urbanization creates growing challenges in terms of infrastructure and services’ needs, but it can also be a driver of industrial development on the continent, under the right policy framework.
Syngenta, USAID renew global collaboration to improve food security with special focus on Africa
20-10-2017 | 09:10:00
Syngenta and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support agriculture and food security activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
AfDB launches pilot programme to cultivate the savannah in eight African countries
20-10-2017 | 06:58:00
The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said.
AfDB seeks global support for Africa’s young farmers
19-10-2017 | 10:50:00
The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to employing the continent’s youth.
[Mozambique] UNIDO country programme to bolster competitiveness of national economy
19-10-2017 | 06:00:00
The newly launched Mozambique Country programme by UNIDO has been lauded by the country’s Minister of Industry and Commerce, Max Tonela saying it would establish “the conditions to stimulate structural transformation."
[Column] Daniel Monehin: Policy and regulation should bolster innovation to ensure financial inclusion is achieved
18-10-2017 | 11:49:59
Walk through bustling marketplaces in Africa and you will see a substantial amount of money changing hands, as merchants and consumers haggle over the goods and services.
Exim Bank Tanzania deepens financial inclusion with new Dodoma branch
17-10-2017 | 12:54:48
Exim Bank Tanzania has proved its commitment to strengthening financial inclusion in Tanzania by launching a new branch in the Dodoma region of Tanzania.
World Bank and partners sign $155 million package to support access to affordable housing finance in West Africa
17-10-2017 | 09:17:27
The West African Development Bank, the WAEMU Commission, the West African regional mortgage refinance company and the World Bank have signed a $155 million package to support the development of affordable housing finance in West Africa.
[Startup Interview] Kyei Faried Owura, Founder, Edwa Global Company, Ghana
12-10-2017 | 09:13:24
Kyei Faried Owura is the brains behind Edwa Global Company, a Ghana based startup revolutionizing food purchase online in the local and international markets while creating jobs for farmers and players across the value chain.
Maturation of Sub-Saharan Africa Hotel sector presents new opportunities
12-10-2017 | 08:28:00
The hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa has evolved during the past decade due to high demand growth, entrance of new global brands and increasing supply in major markets.
[South Africa] The Novartis Foundation partners with University of Basel to launch healthy schools for healthy communities
11-10-2017 | 10:29:52
The Novartis Foundation, the University of Basel, together with other partners have launched Healthy Schools for Healthy Communities.