Africa deserves permanent seats on UN Security Council

The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has called for the creation of two permanent seats for Africa at the United Nations Security Council, in renewed calls for the body’s reforms. Speaking at the 63rd Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) – European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly on Monday, 26 June in […]

Support for Green Infrastructure in Africa

On the sidelines of the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact in Paris, African leaders, investors and development partners, including the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, have highlighted their steadfast support for the Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa as it advances toward a first close of $500 million for green infrastructure projects in […]

African women must play a larger role in peace building

Women’s proven role in conflict resolution makes the unique position of First Ladies even more important as agents for resolving conflicts in Africa. “Men make wars, women make peace. Women must therefore be included in peace making, peace building, conflict resolution, and reconstruction efforts,” African Development Bank (AfDB) president told guests at the inauguration of […]

Zimbabwe hosts Transform Africa Summit

The 6th edition of the Transform Africa Summit held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has come to an end. Notable among the things that transpired during the summit is new memberships in the Smart Africa Alliance, namely The Kingdom of Eswatini which became the 37th member state of the alliance which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The Republics […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Weah speaks at US’ Summit for Democracy

Liberian President George Manneh Weah on Thursday spoke about his country’s democratic records, tracing the struggle of Liberians in strengthening and effectuating democracy for the shared benefits of all citizens and the rest of the world. President Weah gave the remarks when he virtually joined other leaders for the 2nd United States’ Summit for Democracy […]

Africa expects action – and funding – for climate justice

By Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Patrick Verkooijen, CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation The latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) came with all the usual warnings of the calamities that will befall us if we do not stop global warming now. But this is hardly news […]