Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, African Development Bank president Adesina Urges United Kingdom (UK) investors

The Bank’s chief argued that Africa and the UK should be significant trading partners

Africa is on the cusp of unmatched economic transformation, and the UK must engage in a “partnership of change,” African Development Bank ( President Akinwumi Adesina said Tuesday in a keynote address at a UK Parliamentary Symposium. “The Africa of the 21st century is very different. The Africa of the…

Source: Ministry of External Affairs - Government of India |

Visit of External Affairs Minister to Republic of Niger (January 20-21, 2020)

The visit by External Affairs Minister (EAM) to Niamey is reiteration of importance India attaches to its relations Niger and with other countries in the Sahel

External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar visited Niamey, Republic of Niger from 20-21 January 2020. During the visit, EAM called on President of Niger, H. E. Mahamadou Issoufou on 21 January and both the leaders jointly inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC). MGICC is the first centre to…

Source: IT News Africa |

Controversial Author and Co-founder of “Africa’s Amazon” to deliver keynote at Digital Retail Forum, Johannesburg

Founder of Africa's answer to Amazon joins Digital Retail Forum 2020 (DRF2020) as Keynote Speaker

Marek Zmysłowski, Polish-born entrepreneur focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets, has been confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at the Digital Retail Forum 2020 ( — taking place on 29 January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. #DRF2020 ( aims to bring together more than 200 retail industry leaders…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Weekend Attack an effort to Intimidate Humanitarian Actors

The targeted facility is one of nine humanitarian hubs in Borno managed by International Organization for Migration (IOM)

On 18 January, non-state armed groups stormed a humanitarian facility in Ngala town, some 124 kilometers from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. Although all United Nations humanitarians in the facility – including three IOM staff – were reported safe, an entire section of the facility was burned down as…

Source: World Meteorological Organization |

Heavy rains contribute to desert locust crisis in East Africa

The Desert Locust outbreak is destroying crops and pasture across eastern Ethiopia and neighbouring areas of Somalia, parts of Sudan, Eritrea and northern Kenya

Unusual weather and climate conditions, including widespread and heavy rains since October 2019, have contributed to a serious and widespread Desert locust outbreak, which threatening rural food security across East Africa. The Food and Agricultural Organization describes it as the worst situation in 25 years. The Food and Security and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Cameroon |

U.S.- Cameroonian Military Cooperation Broadens and Matures

The United States has made significant contributions to Cameroon’s maritime security

Starting in January 2020, the United States began its one-year secretariat of the G7++ Friends of Gulf of Guinea Group, with Gabon serving as co-secretariat.  This group coordinates the support of international partners for the maritime security standards agreed upon by West and Central African heads of state at a…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Zimbabwe ready to host & showcase itself at sustainable development forum: Minister

The goals will be clustered around the five Ps – People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace and Partnerships

Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2030-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.” This was said Monday…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Declaration by the High Representative Josep Borrell on behalf of the EU on South Sudan

The ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country, closely linked to the conflict and recently aggravated by severe floods, further underlines the urgency of a sustainable peace

1. As per the 100 day extension agreed in November 2019, the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) of South Sudan is due to be formed in late February 2020. It is vital that R-TGoNU is a truly inclusive body, in line with the provisions of the peace agreement.…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Du Plessis, Davids to add speed to Blitzboks team

Angelo Davids and Muller du Plessis boast immense pace down an athletics track, clocking 100m in 10.5 (Davids) and 10.6 (Du Plessis) seconds respectively

The HSBC World Sevens Series has become synonymous with all-out action, tries galore, big hits and watching some of the premier athletes in the game trying to outrun each other - all at breath-taking speeds. Some of the fastest players in the world out are out there, and when the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Keynote Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, “Sustainable Infrastructure Forum”

The Department for International Development (DFID) is a key strategic partner of the African Development Bank

By Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina Good morning everyone! It’s a pleasure to join you at this special side event organized as part of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me congratulate the organizers, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa for hosting us today. The…