Source: The World Bank Group |

A People-Centric and Green Transformation Can Help Reshape Gabon’s Economic Trajectory: World Bank Reports

The authors analyze the country’s agriculture sector and provide recommendations on how Gabon could boost regional food trade as a new driver of food security and regional integration

Gabon can boost new sectors in the green economy to promote sustainable and resilient growth for all its people in the years to come, conclude two new World Bank reports published today. A transition to a greener, less resource-dependent economy would require ambitious reforms to open up new drivers of…

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • New IFC and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) initiative to boost private sector engagement for refugees and their host communities
  • All (1)
Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

New International Finance Corporation (IFC) and The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) initiative to boost private sector engagement for refugees and their host communities

Forced displacement is a growing crisis that is too large and complex for governments and humanitarian agencies to solve alone

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced a joint initiative to create inclusive economic opportunities that will benefit refugees and their host communities. Among other goals, the initiative aims to mobilize private sector projects over the next five years to demonstrate the viability of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa: Deputy Minister Botes concludes his Working Visit to Algeria

The purpose of the high-level seminar was to enhance coordination, cooperation and coherence between the AUPSC and the African Union member States serving in the UN Security Council

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooper, Mr Alvin Botes, has concluded his Working Visit to Algeria, where he participated in the Ninth High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa. The purpose of the high-level seminar was to enhance coordination, cooperation and coherence between the AU Peace and…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia |

Ambassador Jacobson Visits Hawassa, Sidama & Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) Regions to Review United States (U.S.) Supported Projects

In commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022, the Ambassador visited a community health center providing services to people affected by HIV/AIDS

Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U. S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, traveled to Hawassa to meet with the regional presidents of both the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and the Sidama regions.  She met with SNNPR President H.E. Ristu Yirdaw and President of Sidama Region H.E. Desta…

World Health Organization - Uganda
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • World Health Organization (WHO) and Partners Provide Vital Support to New Treatment Centre for Ebola Patients in Uganda
  • All (1)
Source: World Health Organization - Uganda |

World Health Organization (WHO) and Partners Provide Vital Support to New Treatment Centre for Ebola Patients in Uganda

The 32-bed treatment unit in Mulago is built under the leadership of the Ministry of Health in Uganda, with the support of WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Luxembourg, Sweden and the United Kingdom, through WHO, have provided in-kind contributions of equipment and services worth US$ 995,000 (equivalent to over 3.6 billion ugx) to Uganda to equip the new Ebola Treatment Unit at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, and the treatment and isolation units in Masaka and Jinja. The 32-bed…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya |

Business Deals, Scholarships and Trade Agreements Goodies from Kenya-Algeria Meeting

The meeting also agreed on an inaugural Algeria-Kenya Joint Commission for Cooperation for March, 2023 in Nairobi

In a high level bilateral meeting held in Oran city, Algeria, Cabinet Secretary of Foreign & Diaspora Affairs, Dr. Alfred Mutua bagged a handful of goodies for Kenya when he met with his Algerian counterpart, the Algerian Minister for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ramtane Lamamra. Noting the various opportunities available…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

NBA Africa and Afrosport Announce Multiyear Broadcast Collaboration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Coverage will also include a Christmas Day game, the NBA Playoffs, the Conference Finals and the Finals, and weekly magazine show “NBA Action”

Afrosport Will Air More Than 35 NBA Games (https://www.NBA.com) on Free-to-Air Television in  Sub-Saharan Africa Each Season; Miami Heat Will Host San Antonio Spurs in Afrosport TV’s First Live Broadcast on Dec. 10. NBA Africa and Afrosport, a broadcast group distributing free-to-air premium live sports content across 40 countries in sub-Saharan…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (2)
    • African Development Bank Group president Akinwumi Adesina (left) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) President Alvaro Lario
    • African Development Bank Group president Akinwumi Adesina (left) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Qu Dongyu
  • All (2)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Achieving Zero Hunger in Africa is within reach, say global Agriculture leaders in Rome ahead of 2023 African Food Summit in Dakar

The goal of the Dakar 2 conference is to mobilize political support for the structural transformation of agriculture in Africa

Eradicating hunger in Africa by 2030 is possible, said global agriculture leaders in Rome. Meeting ahead of the African Food Summit (Dakar 2) to be hosted by President Macky Sall in Dakar, Senegal, from 25-27 January 2023, President of the African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org/en) Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the International Fund for…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Zambia |

$8 Million United States (U.S.) Millennium Challenge Corporation Grant to Advance Progress on Development of Zambia Compact

MCC and the Zambian government are working together to identify investments that present the greatest opportunities for inclusive economic growth

The U.S. government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) announced USD $8 million (138.8 million kwacha) in new grant funding to the Zambian government to advance the development of an MCC compact program to reduce poverty through economic growth in Zambia.  MCC compact programs average approximately USD $350 million and are designed…

Source: FIFA |

Join the Beat: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Soundtrack Launches Today!

Football fans, music lovers and people everywhere can join the beat and get closer to the greatest football show on Earth with today’s launch of the first-ever FIFA World Cup™ Official Soundtrack

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Sound has spearheaded the launch of the first-ever multi-song collection to be created specifically for football’s biggest global celebration; Released by Universal Arabic Music, Universal Music Group, Republic Records, the soundtrack includes the anthems that have set the tone for the first-ever FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle…