• Liberia: Nutrition project to be scaled up

    Sunday, June 23, 2024

    The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund has approved an additional $10 million from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) to implement activities and scale up the impact of the Smallholder Agriculture Development for Food and Nutrition Security project in Liberia. The project aims to improve food and nutrition security and […]

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  • US$2 billion to manufacture pharmaceutical products

    Thursday, June 20, 2024

    African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Africa Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have renewed their partnership with a new cooperation agreement announced today on the sidelines of the Global Forum for Vaccine Sovereignty and Innovation in Paris, France. Through this collaboration, Afreximbank has committed a US$ 2 billion facility to the “Africa Health […]

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  • 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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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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Apr
19

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 […]

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Apr
17

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, […]

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Apr
13

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 […]

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Apr
11

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 […]

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Apr
7

$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), […]

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Apr
6

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 […]

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Apr
5

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 […]

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Apr
2

CORAF supports co-creation of local African solutions

Working in 23 African countries, CORAF (the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development) is using agriculture to build resilience among local communities. Through this work, they are helping establish farmers as local agents of change. CORAF was founded in 1987 to help national research institutions tackle a multitude of challenges including environmental […]

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