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Eritrea participating at Global Climate Change Conference

The Eritrean delegation will discuss Eritrea’s experience mitigating the effects of climate change

A senior Eritrean delegation led by Mr. Tesfay Gebreselasie, Minister of Land, Water and Environment, is participating at the United Nations 28th Global Climate Change Conference that was convened in Dubai on 30 November. Beginning at the session from 1 December, deliberations regarding practical political steps that should be taken…

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First Regional Rehabilitation Meeting for Africa: Advancing Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology in the Africa Region

Hosted by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, the meeting brought together leaders from ministries of health and healthcare professionals from nineteen African nations

The first Regional Rehabilitation Meeting for Africa took place from November 21st to November 23rd, 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Hosted by the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, the meeting brought together leaders from ministries of health and healthcare professionals from nineteen African nations. Organized by the World Health Organization…

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    • AFC President & CEO, Samaila Zubairu, and BOAD President and Chairman, Serge Ekue, have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly promote infrastructure and economic progress across Western African states (2)
    • AFC President & CEO, Samaila Zubairu, and BOAD President and Chairman, Serge Ekue, have signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly promote infrastructure and economic progress across Western African states (3)
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West African Development Bank and Africa Finance Corporation form strategic partnership to drive economic development

The MoU marks a pivotal alliance between two leading multilateral development finance institutions on the continent, signalling the intent of AFC and BOAD to foster economic alignment and equitable growth in West Africa

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) (www.AfricaFC.org), the continent’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, and the West African Development Bank (BOAD), a regional financial institution mandated to drive economic unity and advancement in West Africa, yesterday announced a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), solidifying their joint commitment to promote infrastructure and economic progress…

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National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa, Stanbic Bank and Luol Deng Foundation to Launch First Jr. NBA League in South Sudan in Early 2024

NBA Africa and Stanbic Bank Unveil New Basketball Court, Host Jr. NBA Tournament in Juba

NBA Africa (www.NBA.com), Stanbic Bank and the Luol Deng Foundation today announced that the first Jr. NBA League in South Sudan will tip off in early 2024 and reach 450 boys and girls ages 16 and under from Juba during the league’s first season. To celebrate the announcement, NBA Africa…

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FIFA Foundation uses football to spread awareness in Indonesia on World AIDS Day

The friendly match involved players from the National Homeless World Cup team, people living with HIV (PLHIV), drug consumers, members of other marginalised groups and the public

World AIDS Day is held annually on 1 December; A friendly match was held in Bandung, Indonesia as part of the Indonesia Without Stigma campaign; Supported by FIFA Foundation (www.FIFA.com), Rumah Cemara uses football to increase awareness about AIDS. On the eve of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Indonesia 2023™…

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Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023) exceeds targets with recorded deals worth up to US$43.8 billion

130 countries participated in the trade fair, which attracted 1,939 exhibitors and 28,282 participants who attended physically and through the IATF virtual platform

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) (www.Afreximbank.com) announces that the third Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023) held in Cairo from 9 to 15 November witnessed the conclusion of business deals and transactions valued at US$43.8 billion. In final tallies released in Cairo, the organisers of the continental event said that the amount represented…

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Senegal: African Development Bank loans over EUR 74 million to strengthen internal resource mobilization and support industrial activities

The objective is to allow the government to have more resources to finance the structuring projects and programmes of the Senegal Emerging Plan and improve people’s living conditions

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) granted a loan of EUR 74.5 million to Senegal in Abidjan on 1 December 2023 to support the implementation of the first phase of the Resource Mobilization and Industrial Development Support Programme (PAMRDI-I). The programme has a number of…

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The Developed World’s Broken Promises: How Can Africa Finance the Energy Transition? (By NJ Ayuk)

The Copenhagen Accord wasn’t a binding promise, but it did set up a durable framework for future talks

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) From an African perspective, one of the most important things to come out of COP15, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, was the formal recognition of the fact that lower-income countries were not in a position to bear…

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Uganda: African Development Bank to lend more than $252 million to improve rural transport and facilitate regional integration

The financial support consists of two loans: $179.68 million from the African Development Bank and $73.15 million from the African Development Fund, the Bank Group's concessional loan window

Meeting on 1 December in Abidjan, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) approved a loan of $252.83 million to Uganda, to fund the construction of the Laropi-Moyo-Afoji and Katuna-Muko-Kamuganguzi road. The financial support consists of two loans: $179.68 million from the African Development Bank and $73.15 million from…

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    • Mid-term implementation of the African Development Bank’s Country Strategy Paper 2021-2025 for Tanzania shows a significant improvement in access to drinking water and the state of the country’s road
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Tanzania: Bank operations produce results beyond expectations, according to the Tanzania Country Strategy Paper 2021-2025 mid-term review

The African Development Bank Group’s active portfolio in Tanzania comprised 25 operations, with a total value of USD 2.75 billion

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Tanzania has been implemented over the last two years with the programmed operations during the period producing results that exceed expectations, according to the mid-term review of the CSP 2021-2025 (https://apo-opa.co/3sFaSLg) published on 9 November. The rate of access to…