Africa Opinions

Justice in a Hijacked State

John Prendergast and Nathalia Dukhan WASHINGTON, DC – The Central African Republic (CAR), a former French colony based on an exploitative divide-and-rule system, is a textbook example of how a state can be captured, repurposed, and organized for looting, largely to the benefit of outsiders. In a country that has known only impunity, where the […]

Africa Industry

Kenya’s Cookstove Manufacturing Company Sets Eyes on Somaliland and Rest of Africa

By Odindo Ayieko, A vertically integrated modern cookstove company based in Kenya is venturing into Somaliland and the Horn of Africa to offer efficient and clean cooking solutions for households. BURN manufacturing company plans to implement the carbon project activity  in Somaliland‘ under the Gold Standard Programme. The company which is based in Ruiru in Kiambu […]

Africa Opinions

Global Partnerships for an African Recovery

Landry Signé and Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, WASHINGTON, DC/PORT LOUIS – The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected developed and developing countries alike, despite vast disparities in initial response capacities. Global leaders were especially concerned about the disease’s potential implications for Africa, given the continent’s lack of financial and medical resources, weak health-care systems, fragile economies, and […]

Africa Industry

ADB GROUP APPOINTS Ms. YACINE FAL AS DIRECTOR GENERAL, CABINET OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

The African Development Bank Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Yacine FAL Director General, Cabinet Office of the President, effective 1st November 2020. As Director General, Ms. Fal will oversee the administrative and operational work and activities of the Cabinet Office of the President. Primarily, she will provide oversight of all units […]

Africa Wellness

Megapipes Offers New Solution to Kenya’s Sanitation Problems with HDPE Piping

By Odindo Ayieko Proper sanitation and storm water management remain as two of the major challenges for devolved governments in Kenya as they grapple to improve on service delivery to citizens. Bringing innovative solutions and providing and maintaining safe off-site and decentralized sanitation systems, cannot happen without new investment and human technical capacity – particularly considering […]

Africa Maritime Travel

Djibouti Commences Transformation of Historical Port- Launch of East Africa’s International Special Business Zone

Djibouti, 8 October – In a landmark ceremony, held under the auspices of HE President of the Republic of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, Djibouti inaugurated the regeneration project to turn the Historical Port of Djibouti into an international business district. A 6-phase regeneration plan The regeneration will see the historical port transformed into a district called […]

Africa Opinions

Bottom-Up Approach Making Somaliland An Oasis Of Stability.

By Odindo Ayieko, Somaliland’s isolation by the international community is seen as a blessing in disguise for the country having afforded Somalilanders a level of self-determination in their peace-building process that was closed to other Somalis At the same time, Somaliland’s success in maintaining peace in a region bedeviled by conflicts is a result of the […]

Africa ICT

African Development Bank Partners With Government of Nigeria, Microsoft for eLearning.

30 September, Abuja, Nigeria – The African Development Bank, the government of Nigeria and Microsoft on Monday launched the Digital Nigeria eLearning Platform, to provide marketable digital skills to the country’s youth. The platform offers courses in web development, content creation, and data science, among others. The platform also uses gamification techniques to teach problem […]