• Bank pledges $10b to end hunger in Africa

    Friday, January 27, 2023

    The African Development Bank Group will commit $10 billion over the next five years to boost Africa’s efforts to end hunger and become a primary food provider for itself and the rest of the world. Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, announced Wednesday at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of the Senegalese capital […]

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  • Portugal to host major Afrobeats festival

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    After a year of highs and countless mind-blowing moments, the World’s biggest Afrobeats festival returns to Portugal’s Portimão’ sun-kissed coast this summer. Taking place between 28-30th June, Afro Nation Portugal announces the first wave of names.  Among an ever-impressive array of artists, are found the first three headline acts, including global giant Burna Boy, US hip hop royalty 50 […]

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  • Africa’s economic growth to outpace global forecast

    Friday, January 20, 2023

    Africa is set to outperform the rest of the world in economic growth over the next two years, with real gross domestic product (GDP) averaging around 4% in 2023 and 2024. This is higher than projected global averages of 2.7% and 3.2%, the African Development Bank Group said in Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook report […]

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  • Are there Liberian war criminals in Sweden?

    Thursday, January 19, 2023

    In recent years, war crimes charges have been brought in Europe against former fighters of warring factions that took part in the civil war in Liberia. There have been trials and convictions in Switzerland and France.  Liberian war crimes court advocates and their foreign partners are committed to bringing war criminals to justice. Now there are reports […]

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  • African food summit in Senegal

    Wednesday, January 18, 2023

    African heads of state and government together with development partners will gather in Senegal to strategically map plans to unlock Africa’s food-producing potential and position the continent to become a breadbasket to the world. President Macky Sall of Senegal, and Chairperson of the African Union, will host the three-day Dakar II Food summit from 25 […]

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Oct
2

Africa: Germany commits €100m for renewable energy

The German government will contribute €100 million to the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), affirming its commitment to efforts to tap Africa’s renewable energy potential and drive its transition to clean energy sources. The announcement came during the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy, held in New York on 24 […]

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Sep
29

Next TungaThon scheduled for October

African-Dutch outsourcing software development company Tunga announces the next edition of the TungaThon, a hackathon where teams of two to four African software developers collaborate online to submit a proposal to the jury. The proposal for this edition should provide an MVP that contributes to economic recovery from Covid-19. The TungaThon is planned for the […]

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Sep
27

Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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Sep
22

African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.  This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to […]

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Sep
19

Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

By Seltue Karweaye A good proportion of young people today were taught from primary school that agriculture is the mainstay of the Liberian economy. Agricultural Science as a subject is part of our educational curriculum and therefore taught at all levels of education. Despite the constant emphasis on agriculture as a core aspect of the […]

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Sep
17

US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

Members of the US-based Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora have gathered in Minnesota, Minneapolis to hold a national convention this weekend at which, among others, a new leadership will be elected. Festivities begin on Friday with arrivals and a meet and greet of convention attendees. Saturday will be much busier with a business […]

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Sep
15

Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for […]

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Sep
15

Tunga holds development session

Dutch-Afro tech company Tunga, based in Uganda, Nigeria and Holland, will organise a DEV hour on Thursday, September 16, featuring software engineer Abisoye Falabi, meant to inform and inspire recent and future Tunga developers. Falabi, who is the senior product manager at TradeDeport,  is not your ordinary techie. A self-taught software engineer, a white hacker, Abisoye wears […]

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Sep
12

Tourism: Africa discusses future plans

The African members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) met recently in Cape Verde to strengthen their cooperation and advance plans for recovery and sustainable growth. The 64th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa (CAF) saw 23 countries represented on the island of Sal, with 21 ministers of tourism joining five ambassadors for […]

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Sep
8

Guinea: Prevention is better than cure

By Togba-Nah Tipoteh The military takeover in Guinea is most relevant for telling us that we should have done better to prevent violence, including coup d’etats and civil wars. Where were we when the “powers that be” changed the Constitutions of Burkina Faso and Guinea to allow for a third presidential term of office? There […]

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