The African Development Bank’s Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society, Vanessa Moungar, recently joined a joint mission in Niger at the invitation of Peter Mauer and the ICRC.
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African Development Bank, ICRC partner to accelerate economic resilience in fragile states

ABIDJAN – The African Development Bank Group and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signed a pact committing to increase their collaboration to accelerate gender equality, build resilience, and provide improved economic opportunities in Africa’s transition countries. “We recognise that security issues cannot be divorced from development. And that sustainable, healthy, inclusive, and humanitarian […]

The three UN entities are implementing a capacity development project to support the East African country’s coherence in policy formulation in the four areas.
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UN entities support Ethiopia’s quest for policy coherence for SDGs

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Thursday hosted a day-long workshop aimed at enhancing Ethiopia’s policy coherence for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through integrated climate, land, energy and water (CLEWS) assessments and institutional […]

"As a result of civil wars and other civil strifes, a lot of Africans are displaced"
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African countries committed to solving uncertainties surrounding refugees, displaced persons

ADDIS ABABA – African countries, under the African Union (AU) umbrella, have embraced a common commitment to solve uncertainties surrounding African refugees and displaced persons. The common commitment was endorsed by envoys of the 55 AU member states who have gathered at the headquarters of the AU in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, for the 37th […]

The AU appointed Odinga in October last year as part of the pan-African body's drive to expedite the integration of the continent through infrastructure, in order to promote economic growth and sustainable development.
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AU envoy urges regional blocs to strengthen efforts of infrastructure development

ADDIS ABABA – The African Union (AU) High Representative for Infrastructure, Raila Odinga, has urged regional economic blocs in Africa to strengthen efforts of infrastructure development, and thereby achieving Africa’s integration and continental development.  Odinga and the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Mahboub Maalim, on Friday held a brief meeting in […]

Growth in Nigeria picked up to 1.9 percent but oil production fell mid-year and non-oil activity was dampened by lackluster consumer demand and disputes that disrupted crop production.
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Africa regional growth to accelerate to 3.4% in 2019 – WB

WASHINGTON D.C – Regional growth for Africa will accelerate to 3.4 percent in 2019, based on diminished policy uncertainty and improved investment in large economies together with continued robust growth in non-resource intensive countries. This according to the World bank’s January edition of the 2019 Global Economic Prospects (GEP) released in Washington on January 8. Per […]

Now in its 5th year, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has empowered 4,470 entrepreneurs,
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Tony Elumelu Foundation Opens Applications for 2019 Entrepreneurship Programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and create at least $10 billion in new business revenue […]