Africa deserves permanent seats on UN Security Council

The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has called for the creation of two permanent seats for Africa at the United Nations Security Council, in renewed calls for the body’s reforms. Speaking at the 63rd Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) – European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly on Monday, 26 June in […]

Africa: Top 50 candidates of Business Heroes Prize

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition, a philanthropic initiative sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy to recognize and uplift African entrepreneurs, has announced the top 50 finalists for its 2023 edition. With a remarkable 27,267 applications, ABH this year has seen the highest number of submissions since its inception in 2019, […]

Support for Green Infrastructure in Africa

On the sidelines of the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact in Paris, African leaders, investors and development partners, including the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, have highlighted their steadfast support for the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa as it advances toward a first close of $500 million for green infrastructure projects in […]

USAID supports African water, sanitation project

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $3 million to the African Water Facility (AWF). The funding will support the preparation of water and sanitation investment projects in Africa, through the provision of grants and technical assistance to African countries and regional economic communities. The African Water Facility, an initiative of the […]

Tanzania gets over $100m to reinforce social inclusion

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a $107.8 million loan to Tanzania to bolster governance and industrial competitiveness and reinforce social inclusion. The budget support loan will underwrite Tanzania’s Economic Competitiveness and Social Inclusion Program (ECSIP), an initiative to drive Tanzania’s sustainable recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic […]

Forum discusses African hospitality industry

For too many years, African hospitality leaders have worked incredibly hard to maintain operational standards when critical products are unavailable to be sourced on time due to a myriad of reasons, from changing trade restrictions, poor transport infrastructure, currency fluctuations, and supply chain breakages. This week leaders across the hospitality sector have descended into Nairobi […]

UCLG Africa executives meet in Kenya

The 29th ordinary session of the Executive Committee of United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) took place on June 3rd 2023, at Ciala Resorts in Kisumu, Kenya. The proceedings were led by Mrs. Fatimetou Abdel Malick, President of the Region of Nouakchott (Mauritania) and President of UCLG Africa, in the presence of 12 […]

Nominations open for AWIEF Awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the call for nominations for the 2023 AWIEF Awards. In its seventh edition, since 2017, the prestigious awards recognize, honour, and celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa, across various industry sectors, for their contribution to the continent’s inclusive economic growth […]

Africa: A global leader in digital transformation

Africa’s rising status as a global leader in digital transformation was firmly cemented during day one of the inaugural GITEX Africa 2023 as tech leaders from across the continent and the world gathered to collaborate and pledge their commitments to accelerating cross-continent investment opportunities.   GITEX Africa, which runs until Friday in Marrakech, Morocco, welcomed thousands […]