African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

New World Food Prize Africa Institute to produce Borlaug-Adesina Fellows

Donors grow Adesina’s fund for young African agripreneurs to US $600,000

The World Food Prize Foundation is partnering with President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, to establish the World Food Prize Africa Institute. This follows the awarding of the 2017 World Food Prize to Adesina this week in Des Moines, Iowa, where he announced his decision to dedicate…

Source: Dangote Group |

Dangote Cement strengthen pan-African market volume... operations in Congo, appoint acting CEO for Congo operation

DQ3: Dangote Cement drives volume across Africa

Leading pan African cement manufacturer, the Dangote Cement (www.Dangote.com) has maintained its strong hold in the Nigeria domestic cement market accounting for 65 percent of the Nigerian market volume, while other African plants’ volumes went up by 7.5 percent to 7.0 mta. The Cement company has in the past months…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

AfDB’s agricultural transformation strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of additional food production

Adesina rallies support for technologically driven agriculture in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Adesina to set up fund for young farmers, agripreneurs with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

US Vice-President praises Laureate, pledges more collaboration on food security

“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa and Iran to Host Business Forum in Pretoria

The business forum will address amongst others trade, investment, economic development and industry related issues

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with their Iranian counterparts will host the South Africa-Iran Business Forum at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) offices in Pretoria on Monday, 23 October 2017 from 9am. The forum will be held on the margins of the Joint…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Prevention of Torture: UN human rights body suspends Rwanda visit citing obstructions

The delegation suspended the visit on day five of their planned seven-day mission because of Rwanda’s lack of cooperation

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has suspended a visit to Rwanda due to a series of obstructions imposed by authorities, such as accessing some places of detention, confidentiality of certain interviews and over concerns that some interviewees could face reprisals.     The delegation suspended the…

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

Africa’s rapid urbanization can be a driver of industrialization

There is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development for better performing cities and industries

By 2035, half of Africa's population will be urban, compared to just one third in 1990. This rapid urbanization creates growing challenges in terms of infrastructure and services’ needs, but it can also be a driver of industrial development on the continent, under the right policy framework. In this context,…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

The United Nations in South Africa opens exhibition at Apartheid Museum

The exhibition, which was organized in partnership with the museum and Brand South Africa, showcases the UN’s contribution in the fight against apartheid

The United Nations in South Africa yesterday launched its exhibition, “The Role of the United Nations in the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa” at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The exhibition, which was organized in partnership with the museum and Brand South Africa, showcases the UN’s contribution in the…

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

Africa’s vital civil registration systems under spotlight at historic Zimbabwe meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Registrars, described as historical, proposed the establishment of a Commission of African Registrars Generals

African Registrars General are meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, for the first time to deliberate on how to improve civil registration as part of implementing the civil registration and vital statistics process the continent. This is in recognition of the fact that the implementation of the African Programme for Accelerated…