Break the Vaccine Monopolies Now
Africa Opinions

Break the Vaccine Monopolies Now

Winnie Byanyima, GENEVA – This month, the world could have been celebrating the waning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, vaccine apartheid and restricted production continue to fuel the spread of the coronavirus. A year has passed since the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved, offering hope that humanity could be liberated from this disease. Scientists did […]

KCB Introduces ATM Recycler Machine
Africa ICT

KCB Introduces ATM Recycler Machine

KCB Uganda has rolled out ATM recyclers at select banking halls across the country, as a way of enhancing customer experience and improving the turnaround time at the banking halls With the constant rise and improvement in technology, different industries have persistently upgraded their services with the adoption of new technologies that are tailored towards […]

Capital Savvy-Monetix Look Use Technology to Lift SMEs
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CapitalSavvy-Monetix Look to Use Technology to Lift SMEs

Kampala, Uganda: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) now have more efficient access to credit thanks to a newly established technological gateway to European-based investors. This follows the launch of the partnership between CapitalSavvy, Ugandan investment management and advisory firm, and Monetix, a Swiss-based financial technology development company, today in Kampala. The joint venture is expected […]

Africa Cannot Confront Climate Change Alone
Africa Wellness

Africa Cannot Confront Climate Change Alone

Kristalina Georgieva and Félix Tshisekedi, KINSHASA – Africa contributes almost nothing to global warming. Its 1.4 billion people – around 17% of the global population – are responsible for less than 3% of the world’s total greenhouse-gas emissions. Moreover, data suggest that the forests of the Congo River Basin alone absorb 3% of global carbon-dioxide emissions every year Nonetheless, Africa finds […]

Presidents Discuss Ethiopia’s Development Priorities
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Presidents Discuss Ethiopia’s Development Priorities

Abidjan, 16 December 2021 – Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde met with African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina while on a working visit to Côte d’Ivoire. Meeting Thursday at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, they discussed Ethiopia’s current and post-Covid-19 development priorities. Describing the African Development Bank as Ethiopia’s development partner of choice, President Zewde commended the […]

Uganda Secures $180M to Accelerate Access to Vaccines
Africa Wellness

Uganda Secures $180M to Accelerate Access to Vaccines

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2021—The World Bank has approved $180.3 million in additional financing for the Uganda COVID-19 Response and Emergency Preparedness Project to expand affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and build a more resilient health system. Of the $180 million, $164.3 million is an International Development Association (IDA)* grant which includes $27 million from the […]