Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

Ghana - Africa Business Dialogues: Vice President (VP) Bawumia Proposes Focus on Three Broad Areas for African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) Success

Dr. Bawumia said eventhough the AfCFTA has set the stage for the transformation of Africa, its full prospects can only be realised through decisive steps by key African stakeholders

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has proposed three broad areas of focus, which he believes will help the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to bring about the transformation Africa needs. Addressing a high-level conference in Accra of African Ministers of State, diplomats, policy makers and business executives, who…

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Feed Africa Summit: African Development Bank to commit $10 billion to make continent the breadbasket of the world

Opening the summit, President Sall — who is also the African Union chairperson — said the time had come for the continent to feed itself

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org), will commit $10 billion over the next five years to boost Africa’s efforts to end hunger and become a primary food provider for itself and the rest of the world. Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, announced Wednesday at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in…

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African Development Bank Group team meet Swiss envoys from West Africa to discuss Africa’s development agenda

The envoys held a working luncheon, hosted by the Swiss assistant state secretary for Sub-Saharan Africa, Siri Walt, on Friday 20 January

Swiss ambassadors meeting in the Ivorian commercial capital Abidjan invited a senior management team from the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) to exchange views on development and cooperation. The envoys held a working luncheon, hosted by the Swiss assistant state secretary for Sub-Saharan Africa, Siri Walt, on Friday 20 January.…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

President Ruto: Africa must take charge of its development

For Africa to make the necessary transformational strides, the youth — who have requisite drive, energy and skills — must be fully involved

President William Ruto has said Africa must take charge of its development. He said the Continent’s leadership must find ways of implementing Vision 2063 and fund it as much as possible. The President explained that for Africa to make the necessary transformational strides, the youth — who have requisite drive,…

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Africa Data Centres breaks ground on new Sameer facility in Nairobi

The focus on Kenya as a key region aims to take the region further into the digital era and uplift the country's profile globally as an attractive investment destination

Africa Data Centres (www.AfricaDataCentres.com) has broken ground on its new facility in Nairobi; The new build will expand its existing data centre by up to 15MW of IT load; The facility will be built in the company's leading-edge modular design. Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology…

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The bench launches AviaDev Real Estate

AviaDev Real Estate will connect the owners and operators of African airports to those with the finance, skills and contacts to develop the land and maximise its revenue potential

The bench, which is well known for organising AviaDev (www.AviationDevelop.com), the premier platform dedicated to growing connectivity to, from, and within the African continent alongside a portfolio of world-class hotel investment conferences, announced today the creation of AviaDev Real Estate, a new forum connecting African airports with real estate investors, developers…

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

Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement will boost intra-African trade and industrialization

With the AfCFTA Agreement in place, intra-African trade could be 34% higher in 2045 than without the AfCFTA in the same year

The implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) should be expedited as the free trade zone will boost intra-African trade and accelerate industrialization, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Acting Executive Secretary, Mr. Antonio Pedros, has urged. “While the AfCFTA’s promise is high, that promise can be realized…

Source: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) |

A new United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) training course uses Local Climate Adaptive Living (LoCAL) experience to reinforce climate negotiation strategies and tactics

The self-paced course ‘International Climate Change Negotiations: Leveraging LoCAL Experience in Support of Climate Change Negotiations’ is available online

Climate negotiations organised through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change are the primary platform for countries to define long-term cooperative action for addressing climate change and its impacts. A free online course published today guides participants towards a solid understanding of this complex negotiating environment, looking closely at…

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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) & Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) Ink US$ 150 Million Partnership to Support Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs)

The initial beneficiaries of this program are Benin, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, and Uganda

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-idb.org) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), both members of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, have announced the signing of the Trade Finance Support Program for the least developed member countries (LDMCs) affected by the COVID-19 and the food security…

Source: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland |

Qin Gang: Make Greater Contributions to Africa's Health Endeavor and People's Health and Well-Being

Qin Gang expressed his belief that through concerted efforts of China and Africa, the Africa CDC will make greater contributions to Africa's health endeavor and people's health and well-being

On January 11, 2023 local time, when attending the completion ceremony of the Headquarters of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Foreign Minister Qin Gang said that the Africa CDC headquarters building project was a flagship project of cooperation with Africa announced by President Xi Jinping…