• Africa: Debt managers initiative launched

    Saturday, June 15, 2024

    The African Development Bank’s African Development Institute on Thursday launched the African Debt Managers Initiative Network (ADMIN), a new program to provide home-grown solutions to Africa’s debt challenges. The inauguration and first peer learning event took place in Addis Ababa under the theme: Developing and Deepening Domestic Debt Markets in Africa. African Development Bank Director Coulibaly […]

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  • African broadcasters meet in Botswana

    Monday, June 10, 2024

    The African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) will hold its 15th General Assembly from September 3 to 5 in Gaborone, capital of the Republic of Botswana, under the theme: “The future of African media facing the challenges of new technologies and changes climate”. This high-level meeting will bring together chief executives of the media and broadcasting industry, […]

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  • Ecobank launches fintech challenge

    Saturday, June 8, 2024

    Ecobank, the pan-African financial services Group, has officially opened call for applications to the 7th edition of its Fintech Challenge. This annual competition invites early-stage and mature fintech startups to partner with Ecobank, offering a grand prize of US$50,000 and a chance to scale their solutions across Ecobank’s extensive network spanning 35 African countries. Despite […]

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  • Africa: Expanding access to education

    Tuesday, June 4, 2024

    Coursera, a leading online learning platform, has partnered with the African Leadership University (ALU), the institution dedicated to shaping Africa’s future leaders with ethics, entrepreneurship, and solutions for the continent’s challenges, to enable learners from across Africa to access world-class education and equip them with the necessary skills to thrive in a digital economy. Education […]

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  • Digital transformation: a top priority for banks

    Saturday, June 1, 2024

    The African Banking Digital Transformation Report, a collaboration between pan-African publication African Banker and Backbase, creators of The Engagement Banking Platform, is a cornerstone in Africa’s financial news landscape, offering in-depth insight into the digital revolution being undertaken by the banking sector across the continent. A growing African population – forecast to be 2.49 billion by 2050 […]

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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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Apr
24

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 […]

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