Africa Wellness

Ethiopia vulnerable communities well-being improves by “One” WASH program

Ethiopia’s ‘One’ model, under which the government runs its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene ( WASH ) National Program, has steadily improved the well-being of the country’s rural and urban communities, top local officials say. “The ‘One’ here means we have one account, one budget and one report in one consolidated WASH Account,” says Tadesse Masresha, […]

Africa Wellness

New Agreements to Expand Access to Cancer Medicines for Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

Cancer Access Partnership is expected to result in a 59 percent savings on procured cancer medicines The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) today announced agreements with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer, Novartis (www.Novartis.com), and Mylan to expand access to 20 lifesaving cancer treatments in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. […]

Africa Industry

African countries making headway in tackling tax evasion

African countries made great strides in strengthening commitments and capacity to achieve tax transparency and exchange information on illicit fund flows in 2019, the latest Tax Transparency in Africa report, launched Thursday, revealed. Tax Transparency in Africa 2020 – produced by the Global Forum for Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, the African Union and African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), […]

Africa Opportunities

$1.8 billion pledge for Sudan

Over $1.8 billion dollars in pledges for Sudan poured in during a high-level Sudan Partnership Conference held on Thursday, 25 June 2020, marking an important step in the African nation’s re-engagement with the international community. African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, and the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund chiefs attended the Conference, which […]

Africa Agribusiness

Ghana Board celebrate $200M disbursement of loan to boost cocoa productivity

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and lenders have welcomed the first disbursement of $200 million of a syndicated loan facility to boost cocoa productivity in the world’s second-largest producer. The occasion was marked by a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday 23 June, followed online by hundreds of observers across the globe. In attendance were […]

Africa Wellness

African Development Fund approves COVID-19 Response grants for six Southern African countries

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on Tuesday approved nearly $8.9 million in grant funding to bolster COVID-19-related control measures in six Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. Separately, the Board approved $683,000 in grants to São Tomé & Príncipe, to support the two-island nation’s response to the pandemic and its impacts. The […]

Africa Industry

Africa Oil & Power Confirms New 2021 Date for Africa’s Energy Conference

AOP 2021 is the only event on the continent that fully unites power with petroleum, focusing on the driving factors behind Africa’s energy transition CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 25, 2020/ — Africa Oil & Power (AOP) 2021 (www.AfricaOilandPower.com) highlights African integration across borders throughout the entire energy value chain and examines the African investment […]

Africa Opportunities

On-site solar can spur post-Corona rebound in Africa

Businesses in Africa suffer from the world’s highest costs of electricity. Rooftop and ground mounted Solar PV on the user’s site can slash industry’s energy costs, improve their competitiveness and create hundreds of thousands of jobs, but government regulations are holding investments back. Terje Osmundsen* The Coronavirus pandemic has left Africa’s economies bleeding. After 25 […]