• Cote d’Ivoire joins Arab-Africa trade program

    Wednesday, May 15, 2024

    The Arab Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) General Secretariat has announced the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire ( Ivory Coast) as a new member of the program. This strategic addition marks a significant step towards enhancing trade, economic cooperation, and regional integration between Africa and the Arab world. The AATB program has been very active in […]

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  • Harnessing gas to boost economic development

    Sunday, May 12, 2024

    Many African countries are harnessing gas and other cleaner and greener energies to drive their industrialization journey. African countries including Ghana and Nigeria are investing in gas infrastructure and promoting its utilization, and by extension are addressing energy poverty and environmental challenges. The Minister of Energy for Ghana Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who recently confirmed […]

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  • AWIEF celebrates decade of women’s entrepreneurship

    Monday, May 6, 2024

    Celebrating a decade of impact, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces the AWIEF2024 Conference and Awards. This milestone event is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of November at South Africa’s Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), under the theme “Future for All: Collaborate for Growth. Solve Inequity. Act on Climate”. The AWIEF2024 conference will […]

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  • Liberia: Joseph Boakai, a president in need of help

    Sunday, May 5, 2024

    By Seltue Karweaye  Liberian President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has clocked 100 days in office. He took the oath of office on January 22. Commentators, analysts, political observers and politicians have busied themselves dissecting the president’s performance in office, particularly his major decisions and policy options. Many have also commented on the achievements recorded and the […]

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  • Adesina talks Sustainable Development Goals

    Monday, April 29, 2024

    African Development Bank Group President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has emphasized the critical need for significantly increased financing to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speaking at the Islamic Development Bank’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Riyadh, he highlighted a growing annual financial shortfall of $4 trillion, a gap that threatens to derail efforts to achieve the […]

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Nov
2

FIFA scribe to receive AWIEF Lifetime Leadership Award

FIFA’s first female and non-European Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural AWIEF Lifetime Leadership Award. Samoura will be presented with the AWIEF Lifetime Leadership Award at the 9th edition of the annual AWIEF Conference and Awards slated for November 9 and 10 at the Kigali Convention Center in Kigali, […]

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Oct
31

ECOWAS sets new strategies for business success

The ECOWAS Commission, in partnership with the Nigeria Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), successfully organized the ECOWAS SME Partnership Conference and Exhibition. This extraordinary gathering, meticulously organized within the context of the implementation of the ECOWAS MSME Charter 2021-2030 and Private Sector Development Strategy, served as a pivotal platform for SME and SMI […]

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Oct
28

Raising funds for African railway

The African Development Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), joining global partners to mobilize resources for the Lobito Corridor and the Zambia-Lobito rail line in southern and central Africa. Other signatories included the United States government, the European Commission, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), and the host governments of Zambia, Angola and the […]

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Oct
23

Tanzania: Small farmers get $2.5m grant

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved a $2.5 million grant to prop some 10,000 small horticultural businesses in Tanzania. The funds, approved on October 19, will come from the Global Agriculture & Food Security Program to support mainly food system service providers in rural areas. The program aims to increase […]

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Oct
19

Advancing sustainable investment in Africa

The second day of African Energy Week (AEW) 2023 – organized by African Energy Chamber – featured a roundtable hosted by inter-governmental organization, the International Energy Forum (IEF). The roundtable featured a diverse lineup of industry leaders who examined how Africa can leverage its energy markets to achieve its UN Sustainable Development Goals and COP28 […]

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Oct
14

Nordic, Irish entrepreneurs urge to invest in Africa

The African Development Bank Group’s chief economist Prof Kevin Chika Urama has urged entrepreneurs in Nordic countries and Ireland to make Africa their business and investment destination. Prof Urama, on an official visit to Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway and Sweden between 25-29 September, said Africa’s population boom – projected to make it the world’s most […]

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Oct
12

ECOWAS’ campaign for cross-border traders

The ECOWAS Commission, through its Directorates of Trade, Customs Union & Taxation, and Free Movement of Persons & Migration, along with the ECOWAS Gender Development Centre, on Monday, October 9 officially launched an awareness raising campaign on Small Scale Cross Border Trade (SSCBT) for traders, particularly women in the Ghanaian city of Tema. This launch […]

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Oct
10

Easing the negative impacts of migration

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have produced a joint report examining the nexus between humanitarian, peace, development and migration. The report, titled Diaspora Engagement, Climate-Induced Migration and Skills Mobility: A focus on Africa, was discussed in a special session in Abidjan, Ivory Coast held on October 5, the […]

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Oct
6

AfDB, Ecowas Bank enhance regional food security

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) have signed an agreement for a dual currency line of credit comprising $50 million and €50 million to support local agricultural businesses in West Africa. Dr. George Agyekum Donkor, president and chairman of the board of directors of EBID, and […]

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Oct
4

Global Black Impact Summit on scientific pioneers

The Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) – taking place on November 30-December 1, 2023 in Dubai, powered by the Black Impact Foundation and organized by Energy Capital & Power – serves to celebrate the achievements, contributions and potential of the Black community across a diverse range of industries. The scientific community, in particular, is home […]

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