Development Begins at Home
Africa Opinions

Development Begins at Home

Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang, BEIJING – The eighth triennial Forum of China-Africa Cooperation was recently held in Dakar, Senegal. At past forums, China has announced large development-financing packages. But this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the FOCAC by pledging another billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines and more private-sector equity investment to Africa. This is just one sign of […]

Mastercard, Africa CDC’s Deliver Vaccines to Uganda
Africa Wellness

Mastercard, Africa CDC’s Deliver Vaccines to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda|12/07/2021—The Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC jointly announced that 756,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines purchased under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods initiative have landed in Uganda and are set for distribution. The shipment is part of the first tranche of vaccines to be delivered under the initiative. Through Saving Lives and Livelihoods, the Mastercard […]

First African Medical Centre of Excellence in Abuja 
Africa Wellness

First African Medical Centre of Excellence in Abuja 

Abuja, 7th December 2021 – African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is formally breaking ground for the construction of the African Medical Centre of Excellence (AMCE) today in Abuja, Nigeria. The Centre aims to provide world-class healthcare across the continent in long-term partnership with King’s College Hospital, London (KCH), the official clinical partner for the AMCE. Commissioning of the Centre […]

Ethiopian Airlines Wins ‘Best African Airline’ Award 2021
Africa Travel

Ethiopian Airlines Wins ‘Best African Airline’ Award 2021

Addis Ababa, 02 December 2021. Africa’s largest aviation group, Ethiopian Airlines, has been crowned as the ‘Best African Airline” at the 2021 Business Traveller Awards. The votes made by the business travelers for this year took into account the COVID period with key questions covering airlines’ effectiveness in communication, effective implementation of COVID precautionary measures, […]

US$42.1B Trade and Investment Deals Generated at IATF 2021
Africa Investment

US$42.1B Trade and Investment Deals Generated at IATF 2021

Durban, 29 November 2021 – The second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2021) generated a record-setting US$42.1 billion in trade and trade-related investment deals, according to the latest tally released today by the IATF Advisory Council. The latest figures captured additional data submitted by Trade Promotion Agencies of Algeria, Nigeria and South Africa. Organised by African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), […]

Afreximbank congratulates Vista Bank Group for its successful expansion to promote Intra-Africa trade 
Africa Industry

Afreximbank congratulates Vista Bank Group

Ouagadougou, 29 November 2021 – Afreximbank congratulates Vista Bank Group for its successful expansion to promote Intra-African trade. The EUR 59.167 million facilityfrom Afreximbank’s Intra-African Investment supports Vista Bank’s expansion through its majority stake acquisition in VIstaGui (ex- Banque Internationale pour le Commerce et l’Industrie de la Guinée (BICIGUI)) and Vista Bank Burkina (ex- Banque Internationale pour le Commerce, l’Industrie et l’Agriculturedu Burkina (BICIAB)), from BNP Paribas.​ Under Vista’s ownership, Vista Bank Burkina and VistaGui’s customers will be […]