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AfDB approves $13.7m to strengthen health system, boost anti-COVID-19 efforts

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $13.7 million grant to finance the COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe. The funds will provide an immediate lifeline for targeted frontline responders and health personnel and boost the country’s Global Health Security Index in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Approval for the grant was made […]

Leisure Opinions

Nature Is Our Best Antiviral

By Enric Sala WASHINGTON, DC – The Seychelles, a string of 115 verdant, rocky islands in the Indian Ocean, recently announced – in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic – that it would protect 30% of its glittering turquoise waters from commercial use. Safeguarding some 410,000 square kilometers (158,000 square miles) of the sea will […]

Agribusiness Opinions

COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor (by Olusegun Obasanjo and Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe)

Agriculture contributes 65 per cent of Africa’s employment and 75 per cent of its domestic trade ROME, Italy, May 14, 2020/ — By Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, former Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Africa has so far escaped the worst health […]

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Emerging Economies Need New Finance, Not Moratoriums

By Mauricio Cárdenas BOGOTÁ – Many are calling for a temporary moratorium on all debt repayments by developing and emerging economies, in order to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from triggering a tsunami of sovereign defaults. Rather than waiting passively until debtors stop meeting their obligations, the argument goes, creditors would be better off agreeing now […]

Agribusiness Markets Opinions

A Pandemic of Hunger

By Esther Ngumbi URBANA, ILLINOIS – Around the world, food insecurity is spiking. Experts predict that the number of hungry people will double during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout Africa, governments struggle to provide for the neediest. In Burkina Faso, which at one point had the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa, more […]

Agribusiness Opinions

The New Empty Argument Against Trade

By Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg   NEW HAVEN – The COVID-19 crisis has emboldened advocates of protectionism and deglobalization. Familiar concerns about lost manufacturing jobs and rising inequality, or the desire in some circles to “punish” (scapegoat) China with higher tariffs, have now been augmented by an argument against global supply chains. According to this view, […]

Industry Uncategorised

AfDB welcomes $10 million Clean Technology Fund investment for Ethiopia’s energy mix

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 8 May, 2020 – The African Development Bank has welcomed a decision by the Trust Fund Committee of the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), one of two funds within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), to extend a $10 million  concessional senior loan for development of the 50 MW Tulu Moyo Geothermal Power Plant project […]

With a budget of UGX648 billion the financial year 2019/20, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is constructing an additional 900 kilometres of paved roads across bringing the number of paved roads across the country to 5000km.
Industry Opinions

Stanbic Bank supports local contractors to promote Infrastructural development

With a budget of UGX648 billion the financial year 2019/20, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is constructing an additional 900 kilometres of paved roads across bringing the number of paved roads across the country to 5000km. Through a preferential contracting policy, UNRA is supporting Uganda’s local construction firms to achieve these targets by ensuring […]

Vodacom Tanzania has partnered with online money transfer service WorldRemit to enable ten million M-Pesa customers to receive money directly to their M-Pesa wallets from friends and family living abroad.
ICT Industry

Vodacom Tanzania and WorldRemit launch mobile money transfers to M-Pesa accounts

Vodacom Tanzania has partnered with online money transfer service WorldRemit to enable ten million M-Pesa customers to receive money directly to their M-Pesa wallets from friends and family living abroad. The new service increases convenience for money transfer recipients in urban and rural areas of Tanzania as they can receive international money transfers directly to their […]

Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU)has promised to start offering scholarships to bright but unprivileged Ugandan students.
Africa Industry

UTAMU University promises scholarships to unprivileged students

Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) has promised to start offering scholarships to bright but unprivileged Ugandan students. The Initiative which will kick off in the Academic year 2020/2021 was announced by the University Chairperson Board of Directors Professor Venansius Baryamureba during the 5th UTAMU Graduation ceremony which was held at the Silver Springs Hotel Bugolobi. Baryamureba […]