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African Ministers Stress the Need for Greater Investment to Revitalise Energy Sector and Drive Sustainable Recovery

High-level officials at the virtual Ministerial meeting represented a diverse range of African economies

Ministers from African countries representing nearly three-quarters of the continent’s energy consumption and more than half of its population met with global energy leaders today to consider how to revitalise the African energy sector and enable a sustainable economic recovery after the pandemic. Under the theme of Securing Africa’s Energy Future…

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Exciting trio to bolster Team Qhubeka ASSOS

This announcement follows on from the confirmation of Giacomo Nizzolo, Simon Clarke, Dimitri Claeys, Kilian Frankiny, Nicholas Dlamini and Carlos Barbero

Team Qhubeka ASSOS is delighted to confirm the arrivals of Lukasz Wisniowski, Sean Bennett and Karel Vacek to Africa's only UCI-registered WorldTour team in 2021. All three riders will offer a wide variety of skills that will be crucial as part of our team’s performance ambitions in the future, alongside…

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Merck Foundation CEO and DR Congo First Lady mark the International day of ‘Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls’ after appointing her as Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother

Merck Foundation CEO underscored their long term commitment to the social and economic development of Democratic Republic of The Congo

DR Congo First Lady partners with Merck Foundation (http://www.Merck-Foundation.com) to build healthcare capacity, break infertility stigma and empower girls through education; Merck Foundation CEO underscored their long term commitment to the social and economic development of Democratic Republic of The Congo through their partnership with The First Lady and Ministry…

Source: International Criminal Court (ICC) |

Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, on the occasion of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) serves as an important legal instrument in the fight against impunity for atrocity crimes

On the occasion of this year’s Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I join the calls for a world free of violence against women and children. Women and girls around the world continue to be the victims of unspeakable crimes, from sexual and gender-based violence to harassment, human…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Put small-scale traders at the heart of efforts to accelerate trade and investment in Africa post COVID-19

The AfCFTA will not in one dramatic swoop alter existing commercial and economic realities on a vast scale, but its implementation could lead the recovery efforts from the COVID-19 crisis – Solomon Quaynor, VP African Development Bank

Industry experts meeting this week for a virtual discussion focused on resetting, retooling and restarting regional integration in Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, underscored the importance of putting small scale traders at the heart of any initiatives. The joint webinar, organized on Tuesday by  the African Development…

Kenya Rugby Union (KRU)
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Mediamax Unveiled as Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) Official Broadcast Partner

KRU envisages reaching a broad and varied audience locally and globally through the Mediamax footprint

The Kenya Rugby Union (https://www.KRU.co.ke/) has entered into a partnership with Mediamax Networks Limited that sees the media organization become the KRU’s Official Broadcast Partner for the next five years. They will have exclusive rights to cover KRU’s flagship competitions – The Kenya Cup, Eric Shirley Shield, Rugby Super Series, National Sevens…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tanzania: African Development Bank approves $120 million loan to build Malagarasi Hydropower Project

The hydropower plant’s expected average annual output of 181 GWh will meet the electricity needs of as many as 133,649 Kigoma households

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) have approved a $120 million loan to fund the construction of a 50 MW hydropower plant in Western Tanzania that will provide reliable renewable energy to households, schools, clinics and small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kigoma Region. The Malagarasi…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Youssou N’Dour, Graca Machel, Akinwumi Adesina discuss building back better after COVID-19 at Civil Society Forum

The two-day CSO Forum kicked off on Thursday under the theme “Engaging Civil Society in building back better after COVID-19”

Harness civil society’s “incredible potential to accelerate social change at scale” - Graça Machel; “Africa’s time is now. This should not only be words or prayers. It is within reach. I’m sure (the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/)) will be able to meet this challenge” - Youssou N’Dour; “We will work…

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Ecobank Group Empowers Women Businesses through Ellevate, its new women-focused programme

A healthy collaboration between Government and Private sector is critical for the creation of a conducive environment in which women can thrive and succeed

The Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com/ellevate) launches ‘Ellevate’, a programme for women-owned and women-focused businesses across 33 markets. This programme is designed to help women reach their full potential by empowering, growing and supporting them with customized financial and value-added solutions. Women constitute roughly half of the population in Africa. SMEs account…

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Saloodo! Launches Digital Freight Platform Globally

Digital freight platform is available on 4 continents and in more than 50 countries

Saloodo! (https://www.Saloodo.com) seamlessly connects shippers and carriers in international markets; Digital freight platform is available on 4 continents and in more than 50 countries; Saloodo! is the most international digital road freight platform in the world. The logistics start-up Saloodo! remains on course for expansion. The digital platform is now…