• OPEC participates in African energy forum

    Thursday, April 18, 2024

    The director of research of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Ayed S. Al-Qahtani will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming Invest in African Energy (IAE) 2024 forum in Paris, France affirming the importance of African oil supplies in global affairs.   Home to six OPEC member countries, the African continent is playing a […]

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  • Bahamas hosts AfriCaribbean trade forum

    Friday, April 12, 2024

    Bahamas and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today signed the Agreement for The Bahamas to host the 31st Afreximbank Annual Meetings (AAM) and the third edition of the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF). The AAM will be held in Nassau, The Bahamas, from June 12-14. Professor Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, […]

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  • Africa: Major expansion of projects and investment

    Monday, April 8, 2024

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has announced its most impactful year to date, with unprecedented expansion of projects and investments spanning energy, transportation, mining, food, textiles and climate resilience. Underpinning robust growth in earnings and total assets, AFC successfully navigating the global geopolitical, inflationary and debt distress challenges of 2023 to […]

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  • Rugby’s pathway to Africa’s future

    Friday, April 5, 2024

    By President of Rugby Africa, Herbert Mensah Saturday April 6 marks International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. As we reflect on this day, it is crucial to explore the potential impact of sport in Africa. The African Development Bank projects that Africa is set to grow to 2.4 billion people by 2050. Therefore, […]

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  • GABI plans flagship event in New York

    Tuesday, April 2, 2024

    Building on the resounding success of its flagship event, Unstoppable Africa in 2022 and 2023, the Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI) plans to convene leaders from business, government and the United Nations in 2024. Unstoppable Africa will return to Cipriani’s in New York on September 25 and 26 on the sidelines of the 79th session of the UN […]

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Oct
22

Comoros gets nearly €6m to boost food production

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a €5.76 million grant to the Comoros to increase food production and enhance the resilience of its food system.  The move comes as the country has experienced rising food prices due to the war in Ukraine. The grant funds will come from the […]

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Oct
20

Liberian opposition group establishes US branch

Liberian opposition grouping, the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) established a branch in the United States of America during a nationwide zoom conference held last month under the leadership of the CPP Chairman Musa Hassan Bility. CPP USA brings together supporters of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and Liberty Party (LP) as well as Liberians who […]

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Oct
18

Young Activists Summit announces 2022 laureates

On 2 December at the United Nations in Geneva (Switzerland), the 2022 Young Activists Summit will honor six outstanding young people for their achievements on the ground. This edition focuses on inclusivity, solidarity and equity. The fourth Young Activists Summit (#YAS22) will showcase six individuals aged between 19 and 26 and the remarkable impact they […]

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Oct
15

Modest economic growth projected for Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.6 percent in 2022 – more than one percentage point slower than 2021 mainly due to a worldwide slowdown, tighter financial conditions and volatile commodity prices. Rising food and energy prices are striking at the region’s most vulnerable, and public debt and inflation are at levels not seen […]

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Oct
12

Zimbabwe’s vision 2030 requires more productivity

To achieve the ambitious goal of becoming an upper-middle income country (UMIC) by 2030, Zimbabwe will need to sharply accelerate productivity growth and ensure quality jobs, according to the World Bank’s Zimbabwe Country Economic Memorandum (CEM) launched today. This is the first CEM since 1985 and its release proposes pathways that the country can undertake to […]

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Oct
11

Ghanaian oil company sponsors Africa Energy Week

State-owned Ghanaian oil and gas marketing parastatal, Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL), will be attending and participating as a bronze sponsor at this year’s edition of the African Energy Week (AEW) conference and exhibition – Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas industry – which will take place from October 18 – 21 in […]

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Oct
10

Africa hospitality investment conference next month

The Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) has revealed an impressive speaker line-up for its 2022 conference, scheduled for November 2 – 4 in Morocco The programme features several government ministers, the Chair of Morocco’s tourism development agency, the Chair & CEO of Royal Air Maroc and a battery of Africa’s most influential hotel industry executives […]

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Oct
5

Teachers have the power to transform lives

Teachers have the power to transform lives. In the chaotic and challenging contexts of emergencies and protracted crises, teachers tend to carry the brunt and heaviest burden. They have the responsibility to nurture and empower their students, all while managing their own losses and fears. Indeed, teachers are our frontline heroes. The responsibility of Education […]

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Oct
2

Winners of 2022 AWIEF Awards announced in Cairo

The winners of the 2022 AWIEF Awards were announced on Tuesday at a glittering ceremony on the rooftop of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Egypt. The AWIEF Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner capped the two-day AWIEF2022 Conference, which was held in North Africa for the first time. The prestigious annual AWIEF Awards recognize, honor and celebrate women […]

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Oct
1

BCA: Using education to reduce poverty in Liberia

Of all of Liberia’s post-conflict challenges, education, because of lack of resources, seems to be the heaviest. This is not to say that there is a lack of schools. A cursory look around Monrovia, the West African nation’s capital, reveals a lot of schools. Some communities have an excess of them. While there are many […]

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