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Africa defies odds to become the world’s second fastest growing region, African Development Bank’s Adesina tells ambassadors in Abidjan

The report shows that Africa is projected to remain the fastest growing region in the world, after Asia, exceeding the global average of 3% in 2023

Africa’s economies continue to grow faster than the global average of 3% demonstrating resilience against several challenges including climate change, geopolitical tensions, rising inflation, food insecurity and rising debt. The President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr Akinwumi Adesina said, “It is forecasted that Africa will account for 11 out…

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The FIFA President Gianni Infantino (www.FIFA.com) has been in attendance at The IFAB Annual General Meeting in Loch Lomond this weekend.                 The IFAB approved several changes to and clarifications of the Laws of the Game relating to players in relation to permanent concussion…

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FIFA hails International Football Association Board (IFAB) decision on permanent concussion substitutes

The decision to make permanent concussion substitutes part of the Laws of the Game, taken by The IFAB at its 138th Annual General Meeting, was based on extensive medical research and out of concern for the welfare of the players

Decision is a “very important” step, says Mattias Grafström, FIFA Secretary General ad interim and Chair of The IFAB’s Board of Directors; FIFA (www.FIFA.com) to launch global campaign to raise awareness of concussion symptoms; Decision is among several law changes confirmed at the 138th Annual General Meeting. The decision to make…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Qatar Calls Sudanese Waring Parties to Resume Negotiations

The State of Qatar stands by the Sudanese people in the hard times they are going through

The State of Qatar called on the warring parties in Sudan to resume negotiations with the aim of reaching an agreement that ends the fighting and spares civilians further suffering, stressing the need for cooperation to facilitate the access of humanitarian aid to those affected, and to adhere to the…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Qatar: Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs

During the meeting, they discussed cooperation relations between the two fraternal countries and ways to support and develop them

HE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani met with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Sameh Shoukry, on the sidelines of the 5th session of the joint supreme committee between the two countries, which was held in…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Increase in Domestic Savings Can Unlock Rwanda’s Private Sector Potential

Data shows that Rwanda’s private investment growth has not kept pace with public investment as it grew modestly from 12.7% of GDP in 2007 to 15.8% in 2022

Maintaining Rwanda’s development trajectory and achieving the goals outlined in its Vision 2050 will require increased efforts to shift the drivers of economic growth towards a private investment-led model, given the country’s depleting fiscal space. This is according to the 22nd edition of the Rwanda Economic Update (REU): Mobilizing Domestic Savings to…

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

African countries trading more outside the continent than amongst themselves, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) report

The report shows Africa’s regional integration agenda is progressing, albeit slowly

The African share of global trade remained at less than 3 per cent, driven largely by merchandise trade, an indicator that African countries continue to trade with the rest of the world more than among themselves, according to a new report on Assessment of progress on regional integration in Africa…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

Appointment of the Board of the Seychelles Fishing Authority

The Board Members have been re-appointed for a 3-year period effective from the 8th February 2024

The Office of the President has today announced the re-appointment of the current Board of the Seychelles Fishing Authority. The full composition of the Board is as follows: Mr Radley Weber                                   Chairperson Mr Aubrey…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrea: Workshop on Tigre Language Oral Poetry

The event was attended by Ministers, regional administrators, senior Government and PFDJ officials, as well as guests from various parts of the country

A workshop focusing on the oral poetry of the Tigre language convened today, 1 March, at the Asmara Palace Hotel. The event was attended by Ministers, regional administrators, senior Government and PFDJ officials, as well as guests from various parts of the country. Ambassador Zemede Tekle, the Commissioner of Culture…

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Peace Dialogues Bring Early Signs of Improved Ethnic Relations in Greater Jonglei/Pibor

Gatdet Gatluak is convinced that Lou Nuer and Murle communities can form even tighter bonds by working together on mutually beneficial projects, like markets and road repair work

In the ethnically complex Greater Jonglei/Pibor area, cattle raids, revenge killings, child abductions and other forms of intercommunal violence have been going on for longer than anyone wants to remember. Repeated attempts to break this persistent cycle of mutual hostilities have largely failed, but recent interactions between Murle and Lou…