Source: Council of the European Union |

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Sudan

The EU recalls the right of and respect for peaceful protests and urges security forces to show restraint; further violence and bloodshed must be avoided at all costs

The EU strongly condemns the military coup in the Republic of the Sudan and the unlawful detention of the Prime Minister, several Ministers, leaders of the Forces of the Freedom and Change and other civil society representatives; they must be released immediately.  The EU also strongly condemns the statement of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

COP26: African Development Bank’s climate champions celebrated in Glasgow

The African Development Bank is a partner of the campaign and implementing agency of Climate Investment Funds

Ahead of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, St. Andrew's Cathedral, the iconic city landmark, will host an exhibition featuring ChangeMakers (https://bit.ly/3baRNnx), a campaign led by Climate Investment Funds. The African Development Bank is a partner of the campaign and implementing agency of Climate Investment Funds. The Bank nominated several…

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Coronavirus: In fight against COVID-19, Germany donates 163,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Somalia through COVAX facility

Joint press release by the Department of Health and Human Services, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, UNICEF and WHO in Somalia

Somalia scaled up its battle to end the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving 163 000 doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines from the Government of Germany through the COVAX Facility today. “The Government of Germany has extended its valuable support to Somalia in the fight against COVID-19 and we would like to thank them…

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Video News Release: FIFA President calls on global football community to show solidarity with Afghan refugees

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has called on the global football community and governments worldwide to offer support in face of the escalating refugee and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Access the full release here: https://bit.ly/3GixDXj

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FIFA President calls on global football community to show solidarity with Afghan refugees

FIFA intends to bring more girls, women and others associated with women’s sport safely out of the country over the coming weeks with Qatar’s help

FIFA President (www.FIFA.com) thanks Qatar for aiding evacuation from Afghanistan of over 150 refugees, among them female football players and their families; Gianni Infantino visited compound in Doha to meet evacuees, including displaced players and Afghanistan Football Federation staff members; FIFA President calls on other nations to assist. FIFA President Gianni…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European Investment Bank leverages EUR 95 million to finance Rwandan businesses, Partners Government of Rwanda to Finance National Health Referral Laboratory Project

Government of Rwanda and EIB conclude the last milestone for the financing of EUR 23 Million for National Health Referral Laboratory Project

Bank of Kigali and KCB Bank Rwanda to provide new credit lines for Rwandan companies as part of EIB’s (www.EIB.org) financing; First regional financing under EIB East Africa COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility; Minimum of 30% of financing to target female economic empowerment; Government of Rwanda and EIB conclude the last milestone…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

EUR 27 million Team Europe backing for Rwanda Biomedical Centre to strengthen pandemic resilience

First EIB health project in Rwanda and largest ever EIB health engagement in East Africa

National Health Laboratory investment to strengthen epidemic and pandemic preparedness by improving diagnosis, surveillance and research; Investment key Government of Rwanda COVID-19 National Response Plan priority; First EIB (www.EIB.org) health project in Rwanda and largest ever EIB health engagement in East Africa; EUR 22 million EIB loan combined with EUR…

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Minister Radegonde receives the first Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe

Minister Radegonde and Ambassador Hamadziripi discussed a wide range of issues in bilateral cooperation between the two countries, including education, tourism, and finance

Minister Sylvestre Radegonde met with H.E. Mr. David Douglas Hamadziripi, Non-Resident Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the Republic of Seychelles, on October 25, 2021, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy. H.E. Mr. David Douglas Hamadziripi presented his credentials to the President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, in a…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African ministers in charge of Communication and Information Technologies set to convene, as Experts Meeting kicks off

The experts meeting will also conduct the elections of its fifth bureau

Ministers in charge of Communication and Information and Communication Technologies are scheduled to convene virtually on the 27 of October 2021, to deliberate and adopt decisions on accelerating implementation of the of various programs, projects and initiatives in the field of Communication and ICT. Gathering under the 4th African Union Specialized…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Overcoming Binding Constraints to Competitive Manufacturing for Intra-Regional Trade

Lecture by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group Adeola Odutola Lecture, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Annual Meeting, October 26, 2021, Abuja, Nigeria

PROTOCOLS I wish to thank you for inviting me to deliver this Annual Adeola Odutola Lecture. It is indeed an honor to be asked to speak at an event named after one of Nigeria’s foremost industry leaders. Chief Odutola, a former President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, was a…