• 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

Jan
25

US, African Development Bank forge stronger ties

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has praised the African Development Bank Group for the exceptional efforts it is undertaking to help Africa feed itself and the rest of the world. “Extraordinary work is being done to get to a place where Africa feeds itself and a place where Africa feeds the world. I’m […]

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Jan
19

Enabling black-owned businesses to go global

Black-owned businesses have emerged as integral players in the global economy, able to foster economic empowerment and contribute to enhanced diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In the United States, the number of Black-owned businesses increased by nearly 14% pre-pandemic and accounted for a larger share of increases in revenues, employees and payrolls than other […]

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Jan
15

Ecobank commits to growth in Africa

Ecobank, the leading pan-African financial services group, unveils its new brand campaign ‘A BETTER WAY | A BETTER AFRICA’ today, at the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 (AFCON). Ecobank is a proud official sponsor of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 and is leveraging the unifying, exhilarating […]

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Jan
10

Africa Cup of Nations: Transforming football

Africa Sports Unified (ASU), a boutique strategic consultancy and knowledge hub dedicated to connecting and developing a sustainable Pan-African sports ecosystem, has is delighted launched its Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Overview Report. ASU today released an in-depth report on the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023, offering a comprehensive analysis of the tournament’s impact […]

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Jan
7

Weaker economic situation in Sweden

Inflation is starting to come down but Swedish businesses and households are still burdened by high prices and interest rates. This means a weaker economic situation and that the Swedish economy is considered to be in a recession that will last until 2025. These are Swedish Ministry of Finance’s conclusions presented last month in a […]

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Jan
5

Basketball Africa League begins in March

The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced that the league’s expanded fourth season will tip off on Saturday, March 9 at the SunBet Arena in Pretoria, South Africa.  The 2024 BAL season will feature the top 12 clubs from 12 African countries playing a record 48 games in Pretoria; Cairo, Egypt; Dakar, Senegal; and Kigali, […]

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Jan
3

Unleashing the unexplored potential for global unity

The Black Impact Foundation will host the third edition of the Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) in Dubai on February 27. This prestigious event, organized by Energy Capital & Power, centers around the theme of Black Excellence: Unleashing the Unexplored Potential for Global Unity, encapsulating the profound impact of Black individuals across various fields, from sports and […]

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Dec
31

Turk Eximbank Joins Africa Finance Corporation

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, Friday announced an equity investment from Turk Eximbank on behalf of the Republic of Türkiye, marking a historic milestone in onboarding the Corporation’s first non-African sovereign shareholder. The equity subscription from Türkiye’s official export credit agency advances AFC’s mission to be the bridge between Africa […]

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Dec
28

Examine the leadership of the Supreme Court nominee

By Alexander Redd, Th.D As a nominee for the Liberian Supreme Court, Cllr. Musa Dean has caused quite a stir and sparked concerns among diverse groups in Liberian society. People are questioning the reasons behind his nomination and are calling for a thorough scrutiny of his performance as the head of the Justice Ministry. President […]

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Dec
26

Using data to boost African mental health research

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in partnership with Wellcome, is set to unveil a new initiative in 2024 that aims to address existing gaps in our understanding of anxiety, depression and psychosis and improve evidence-based decisions making practice in Africa. The Mental Health Data Prize – Africa is embarking on a transformative […]

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