African, Asian development banks exchange views

In the last week of March, the African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted a team from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to exchange views on operational policies. The visiting team met with various AfDB teams, including the policy and strategy department, business transformation and business process re-engineering, corporate performance and accountability, management operations and programming and budget department. […]

Africa: Natural capital must finance development

Africa must use all its comparative advantages to mobilize the resources it needs to finance its sustainable development ambitions. Since 2010, official development assistance has declined, falling to its lowest level of $34 billion in 2022, according to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates. Access to international capital markets remains constrained and costly […]

Basketball Africa League continues in Egypt

Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced the rosters of the six teams that will compete in the league’s Nile Conference group phase from April 26 – May 6 at Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex in Cairo, Egypt.    The six teams are Al Ahly (Egypt), Cape Town Tigers (South Africa), City Oilers (Uganda), Club Atlético […]

Voice cloning scams are new frontier for fraudsters

Imagine receiving a call, email or SMS from the authorities urgently requesting payment. The details of the request are clear, professional and include personal information unique to you, so there is no reason to doubt it. This scam is fairly common and the majority of consumers are on the lookout for it. Now imagine receiving […]

Africa: Music streaming site provides more exposure

Africa-facing music streaming and download platform, Boomplay has officially announced the roll-out of its partnership product offerings, allowing artists, brands and potential advertisers to optimize towards more precise exposure and visibility. Notably, there’s been an upward scramble for attention, as evidenced by a fast-paced society with higher technology and internet penetration. As the attention span gets thinner, […]

African Development Bank helps Burundi

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will mobilize close to $4 million to help Burundi urgently procure over 3,000 tons of fertilizer over the upcoming agricultural season. The support will enable the country to procure fertilizer for the first phase of the season, which begins in May. The country’s needs for the entire season are […]

Rwanda to host AWIEF Conference in November

Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation and Rwanda Convention Bureau have confirmed their partnership with the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) for its 2023 conference. The 9th edition of the annual AWIEF Conference, Exhibition and Awards will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre, in Rwanda, on 9 and 10 November 2023. Established in […]

$8m to support banking efficiency in West Africa

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved $8 million in funding toward the establishment of a digitally interoperable unique bank identification system and harmonized customer identification framework for The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Implementation of the project will commence in July 2023, led by the West African Monetary Institute (WAMI), […]

Liberia: Project aims to improve primary education

A three-day Outcome Mapping Forum of the Teaching and Learning in Fragile Contexts (TLFC) Project was held recently in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. The forum aimed to bring education partners and stakeholders together so they can jointly develop the detailed pathways of change and the eventual outcomes of the TLFC Project being implemented by CODE, TALLE […]

Sweden: New system for asylum seekers

The interim report of an inquiry focusing on a new system for asylum seekers’ accommodation in Sweden was circulated today for consultation. Minister for Migration Maria Malmer Stenergard says “The proposals that are now going out for consultation aim to streamline the asylum process. “Among other things, it is proposed that the entire asylum process […]