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    • Adoption of the outcome document and closing at the ICC in Durban, South Africa, 20 May 2022 | Moderator: Tsepiso Makwetla | Panel: Martha Newton, Gilbert Houngbo, Thulas Nxesi, Thobile Lamati, Lindokuhle Ndlovu, Max Conteh
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Durban Call to Action Adopted in South Africa at the Closing Ceremony of 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

Both in-person and online conference attendees adopted the document by affirming their commitment to preventing and eliminating child labour

The 5th Global Conference of the Elimination of Child Labour on 20 May 2022 closed with the adoption of ‘Durban Call to Action’ to deal with the scourge of child labour. The conference was a collaboration between the South African Government, the ILO, Social Partners, International Organisations and other stakeholders.…

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    • From left to right: Baraka Providence -DRC Researcher, Thobekile Matimbe -Community Manager, Paradigm Initiative, Yosr Jouini - Tunisian Researcher, Charles Kajoloweka CEO Youth and Society - Malawi at Sarova Panafric, Nairobi, Kenya
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Pan-African Enterprise Paradigm Initiative Launches 2021 Report on Digital Rights and Inclusion

The report’s launch brings the 2022 digital rights and inclusion forum across 17 African nations to a close

The Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2022, which was organized by Paradigm Initiative (www.Paradigmhq.org) and a host of country partners across 17 African countries from April 12th to May 20th, has concluded in Kenya with the launch of PIN's 2021 Annual Digital Rights and Inclusion Report -  LONDA (https://bit.ly/3G5PKQl). Londa…

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Switzerland: President Cassis receives Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Both presidents paid tribute to the robustness of Swiss–Kenyan bilateral relations

President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Bern on Friday, 20 May 2022. Their talks focused on enhancing bilateral relations, the upcoming elections in Kenya, and matters related to the UN Security Council. During their official meeting both presidents paid tribute to the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Heat-tolerant wheat varieties helped Ethiopia stop wheat imports and become a net wheat exporter, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): The African Development Bank helped Sudan reduce its wheat imports by 50% thanks to drought-tolerant seeds, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Food shortages in Africa could lead to high instability, including riots or toppling governments, warns African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank President (www.AfDB.org) Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): Transparent subsidy mechanisms need to be put in place in order to provide African farmers with affordable fertilizers, says African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says Africa’s access to fertilizers should not face the same constraints as the case was for Covid-19 vaccines

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The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to discuss the…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says the African Emergency Food Production Facility will provide 20 million African smallholder farmers with certified seeds

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    • Over the past three years, the Bank’s Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation initiative has delivered heat-tolerant wheat varieties to 1.8 million farmers in seven countries, increasing wheat production by 2.7 million metric tons. Picture: TAAT project in Ethiopia
    • African Development Bank Board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis
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African Development Bank Board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis

Initiative to benefit 20 million African farmers, who will receive certified seed and technology to rapidly produce 38 million tons of food

The African Development Bank Group's (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors on Friday approved a $1.5 billion facility to help African countries avert a looming food crisis. With the disruption of food supplies arising from the Russia-Ukraine war, Africa now faces a shortage of at least 30 million metric tons of food,…