The Twentieth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), held on 18-19July 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia, will be remembered as a landmark. Its communique, now a public document, reads like a blockbuster.
Industry Opinions

Rebooting COMESA

The Twentieth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), held on 18-19July 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia, will be remembered as a landmark. Its communique, now a public document, reads like a blockbuster. Tunisia and Somalia were admitted, increasing the membership of COMESA to 21 countries, […]

Taxify starts low cost category in Kampala
ICT Industry

Taxify starts low cost category in Kampala

Taxify, Europe’s and Africa’s fastest-growing ride hailing platform launches a new category, Taxify Go, today in Kampala, Uganda. The ride hailing firm seeks to expand rider’s options and to allow drivers with smaller, lower consumption vehicles an opportunity to access earnings. Taxify Go is Taxify’s economy category with pocket friendly fares. The category consists of […]

Uganda becomes the first African country to de-risk small and medium scale renewables
Industry Resources

Uganda becomes the first African country to de-risk small scale renewables

Uganda has become the first African country to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), a joint initiative of the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), a Pan-African and multilateral guarantor and KfW with funding from German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. Under the program, RLSF will offer protection to new small […]

For the last three years, dozens of countries have gathered each July to present their national plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Unlocking Private-Sector Funds for Sustainable Development

For the last three years, dozens of countries have gathered each July to present their national plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the latest of these United Nations High-Level Political Forums, governments rolled out impressive blueprints – almost none of which included realistic budgets or revenue sources. Estimates of the development investment […]

Uganda Cotton Farmers to get training in modern production
Agribusiness Industry

Uganda Cotton Farmers to get training in modern production

30,000 smallholder cotton farmers from the West Nile region will benefit from out grower programmes backed by AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit (SDU). The program will equip the farmers with Skills on how to improve cotton productivity to increase household incomes. To ensure that the program yield positive results AgDevCo’s Smallholder Development Unit has patterned with […]

UN invites media entries for top award
Africa Industry

UN invites media entries for top award

The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) has called upon media worldwide to submit entries for its 23nd annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online, web-based media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations. 2018 marks UNCA’s 70th anniversary celebrating seven decades of journalism committed to reporting […]