• 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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News

Nov
6

IFC to spur private sector in Ebola-affected countries

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on Wednesday announced a package of at least $450 million in commercial financing that will enable trade, investment, and employment in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The private sector initiative will include $250 million in rapid response projects, and at least $200 million in […]

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Nov
5

Norway to invest millions in African energy

The Norwegian government has pledged NOK 300 million ( about $44m ) to stimulate private investment in clean energy in Africa. ‘More than 700 million people in Africa lack electricity, and the continent is in urgent need of investment in renewable energy. Norway will therefore contribute NOK 300 million to Green Africa Power, which is intended to […]

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Nov
3

Lawal: General Buhari is the right man for Nigeria

The Coordinator of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Scandinavia says there are many established facts about APC presidential aspirant General Muhammed Buhari that are not known by the ordinary Nigerian. Ayoola Lawal told Nordic Africa News recently that recent allegations of religious fundamentalism and ethnicism against the general were work of  “the corrupt elites benefiting from the jungle […]

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Nov
3

Nearly 25 million food insecure in Sahel

Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR), northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Nearly five million more people have joined the ranks of the food insecure […]

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Nov
2

Flydubai expands operations in East Africa

Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar touched down on Wednesday, October 22 in Tanzania. The new routes further underline flydubai’s rapid expansion in Africa, which has seen the carrier’s network double to 12 destinations this year. The airline entered the market in 2009 with flights to Djibouti, and in 2011 Addis Ababa became […]

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Nov
2

Governments must prevent attacks on journalists

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, calls upon all governments to take steps to prevent attacks on journalists and to hold accountable those who commit them. On the first annual International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, the human rights expert […]

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Oct
30

Searching for justice in Central African Republic

As the International Criminal Court (ICC) steps up its work in the Central African Republic (CAR), pledging to bring the worst perpetrators of violence to justice, concerted efforts are being made to counter endemic impunity in CAR. But the prevailing insecurity in many parts of the country rules out any quick fix solutions. ICC Prosecutor […]

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Oct
30

Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

The Swedish government has formally recognized Palestine as a state Thursday morning, following through with its earlier promise by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to acknowledge their sovereignty claim. Speaking to reporters, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the territory has fulfilled the “criteria of international law” adding that Palestine had both “a territory, a people and […]

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Oct
29

Africa dominates list of most improved economies

Five of the top 10 countries with the most improved economies since the previous year are in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2015 rankings.   The five African countries are Benin, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Other nations making the list are Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Azerbaijan, Ireland, […]

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Oct
27

Ebola: Shortage of experienced doctors

The difficulty of finding doctors with field experience is hampering international medical intervention to help curb Ebola in West Africa. Fear of contracting the virus and restricted air travel have also slowed the response. During a visit to the three most affected countries that began in Guinea this weekend, the US ambassador to the United […]

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