• Basketball Africa League hosts social impact events

    Wednesday, May 22, 2024

    The Basketball Africa League (BAL) on Tuesday announced a series of youth development and social impact events in conjunction with the 2024 BAL Playoffs and Finals, which will take place from Friday, May 24 to Saturday, June 1 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.   Below is an overview of the events, which will be […]

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  • AFC gets top honor at 2024 CEO Forum Awards

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has been bestowed the Panafrican Champion award at the just concluded 2024 Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. This accolade recognizes AFC’s outstanding contribution to the instrumental development and integration of infrastructure and industrial value chains across the African continent, reinforcing its role as a […]

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  • Cote d’Ivoire joins Arab-Africa trade program

    Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) General Secretariat has announced the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) as a new member of the program. This strategic addition marks a significant step towards enhancing trade, economic cooperation, and regional integration between Africa and the Arab world. The AATB program has been very active in […]

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  • Harnessing gas to boost economic development

    Sunday, May 12, 2024

    Many African countries are harnessing gas and other cleaner and greener energies to drive their industrialization journey. African countries including Ghana and Nigeria are investing in gas infrastructure and promoting its utilization, and by extension are addressing energy poverty and environmental challenges. The Minister of Energy for Ghana Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who recently confirmed […]

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  • AWIEF celebrates decade of women’s entrepreneurship

    Monday, May 6, 2024

    Celebrating a decade of impact, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces the AWIEF2024 Conference and Awards. This milestone event is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of November at South Africa’s Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), under the theme “Future for All: Collaborate for Growth. Solve Inequity. Act on Climate”. The AWIEF2024 conference will […]

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Jun
5

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 […]

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Jun
1

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 […]

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May
27

Adesina: Use resources on Africa’s young people

Delegates attending the 2023 African Development Bank Group’s  Annual Meetings in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, celebrated Africa Day on Thursday amid hopes for better prospects for the continent and its youth. The commemoration, which marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the African Union, allowed for retrospection by member countries on how the continent can […]

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May
22

De Vries wins BCA book award

The Business Council of Africa (BCA) recently concluded its highly anticipated inaugural ceremony of the BCA African Business Book of the Year Awards, honoring exceptional contributions to business literature in Africa. The event which took place on May 19 brought together authors, industry leaders, Africa watchers and literary enthusiasts to celebrate the winners of this […]

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May
18

African basketball league enters playoffs

The 2023 Basketball Africa League (BAL) Playoffs will tip off on Saturday, May 20 at BK Arena in Kigali, Rwanda and will culminate with the third BAL Finals on Saturday, May 27.  The top eight teams from the league’s Sahara and Nile Conference group phases in Dakar, Senegal and Cairo, Egypt, respectively, will compete in […]

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May
14

African women must play a larger role in peace building

Women’s proven role in conflict resolution makes the unique position of First Ladies even more important as agents for resolving conflicts in Africa. “Men make wars, women make peace. Women must therefore be included in peace making, peace building, conflict resolution, and reconstruction efforts,” African Development Bank (AfDB) president told guests at the inauguration of […]

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May
10

Zimbabwe hosts Transform Africa Summit

The 6th edition of the Transform Africa Summit held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has come to an end. Notable among the things that transpired during the summit is new memberships in the Smart Africa Alliance, namely The Kingdom of Eswatini which became the 37th member state of the alliance which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The Republics […]

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May
4

Rajoelina wins 2023 Babacar Ndiaye Super Prize

The Africa Road Builders Selection Committee has named Madagascar’s President Andry Rajoelina, the winner of the prestigious Babacar Ndiaye Trophy, for his commitment to infrastructure development in the island state. He succeeds Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu, who won the award in 2022. According to a press release by the committee, members chose President Rajoelina at […]

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Apr
30

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. […]

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Apr
25

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 […]

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