The RECAMP programme will run for five years focusing on three priority value chains, namely; agro-processing, horticulture and leather and leather products.
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European Union gives COMESA €10m to boost Private Sector participation

The business community in Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Member States is set to benefit from €10 million kitty provided by the European Union to support increased private sector participation in regional and global value chains. This follows the signing of a financing agreement between the EU and COMESA to implement the […]

Mfumukeko met Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina on February 15at the AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
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EAC Secretary General Meets African Development Bank President

ARUSHA – East African Community Secretary General Liberat Mfumukeko has met with African Development Bank (AfDB) President and briefed him on the status of EAC integration highlighting the progress in the 4 pillars of integration and articulated the support needed from the Bank. Mfumukeko met Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina on February 15 at the AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, […]

The Rwanda Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana has tabled before Parliament the 2018-19 revised budget proposals indicating a rise from Frw 2,443.5 billion ($2.7b) approved by parliament in June 2018 to Frw 2,585.2 billion ($2.9b) reflecting a net increase of Frw 141.6 billion.
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Rwanda Minister tables $2.9 billion revised Budget for 2018-19

The Rwanda Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana has tabled before Parliament the 2018-19 revised budget proposals indicating a rise from Frw 2,443.5 billion ($2.7b) approved by parliament in June 2018 to Frw 2,585.2 billion ($2.9b) reflecting a net increase of Frw 141.6 billion. Addressing members Parliament in Kigali, Minister Ndagijimana pointed […]

Jean Claude Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission, Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission Finda Koroma, the Nigerian Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and Chairman of the Ministerial Steering Committee for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Program, Babatunde Raji Fashola, attended the ceremony, which took place in Abuja, Nigeria.
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African Development Bank, ECOWAS, sign agreement on Abidjan-Lagos Highway

ABUJA – The African Development Bank and the Economic Community Of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study into a 1,000 kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos in Nigeria, marking a new step in building regional integration and trade. The proposed Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway, a six-lane (3-lane dual) motorway, will […]

The UN-backed report said sustained and large-scale humanitarian assistance has prevented worse food security outcomes in many areas as of January.
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Over 1.5 million Somalis still face acute food crisis: UN report

MOGADISHU – More than 1.5 million people in Somalia are still facing acute food insecurity through June due to impacts of below-average Deyr season rainfall, said a United Nations-backed report released in Mogadishu on Sunday.  According to the post-Deyr seasonal assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization-managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia […]

Cervical cancer has become one of the largest killers of women in the developing world
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USAID announces US$12m for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Africa

WASHINGTON D.C. – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will dedicate $12 million to support the expansion of programmes, to prevent cervical cancer in Malawi and Mozambique through integrated programs to improve women’s health. This is in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Cervical cancer is an outcome […]