Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina eulogizes Kofi A. Annan

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina eulogizes Kofi A. Annan: It is with much sadness that I learnt today of the death of Mr. Kofi A. Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations.  He was a great personal mentor and father to me. His simplicity, decency,…

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

African Development Bank Mourns Passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi A. Annan

He was a staunch advocate of the Bank’s ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’, a partnership-driven effort which aims to achieve universal access to energy in Africa by 2025

The African Development Bank (www.AFDB.org) has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. “With Mr. Kofi Annan’s passing, Africa and the entire world has…

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

African Development Bank and Canada share commitment to women’s empowerment on the continent

Canada is the fourth largest contributor to the Bank among non-regional members, and the sixth largest donor to the African Development Fund (ADF)

On her first visit to the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau and the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina (www.AfDB.org), shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls on the continent. Both officials met at…

Rugby Africa
Source: Rugby Africa |

Rugby – Death of Pierre Camou: Africa is in mourning after the passing of former French Rugby Union President

A minute of silence will be observed on Saturday before the kick-off of the three matches of the Rugby Africa Gold Cup – qualifiers for the Rugby World Cup

Statement from Abdelaziz Bougja, president of World Rugby’s African association - Rugby Africa: "Former French Rugby Union President, Pierre Camou left us on Wednesday and leaves the world of rugby in France and Africa in mourning. We loved him very much just as he loved us. He was a dear…

Source: Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Government launches research chairs focused on waste management

An estimated 65% of municipal organic waste, and nearly 100% of commercially exploitable biomass from the agricultural and food processing sectors, is still disposed of on land, resulting in significant potential for greenhouse gas emissions

Government has launched South Africa's first ever research chairs on waste management, aimed at transforming the sector while contributing to the country's socio-economic development. The new chairs under the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) – the South African Research Chair in Waste and Climate, and in Waste and Society…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Economic Development Committee Dissapointed by Community Profits in two of Madikwe Game Reserve Lodges

The committee said that the Trust needs to ensure that the beneficiaries are supported through training and skills transfer as to be able to run the lodges instead of outsourcing the responsibility

The Portfolio Committee on Economic Development today expressed its disappointment after hearing that the local communities that are supposed to be the beneficiaries of two lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve , Buffalo Ridge and Thakadu receive a mere 10 percent of the profits. The committee learnt that the lodges,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Ramaphosa arrives in Windhoek for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit

President Ramaphosa will today join the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security meeting

President Cyril Ramaphosa has this afternoon, 16 August 2018, arrived in Windhoek in the Republic of Namibia to lead South Africa’s delegation at the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). President Ramaphosa will today join the SADC Organ on…

ICE Africa
Source: ICE Africa |

Women in Gaming: Sportingbet's Siddiqa Samsoodien on defying discrimination while smiling

Clarion Gaming continues to advance the role of women in the industry across the region and internationally with vital insights from some of the industry’s key female figures

As part of South Africa’s Women’s Month, Clarion Gaming continues to advance the role of women in the industry across the region and internationally with vital insights from some of the industry’s key female figures ahead of this year’s ICE Africa, which takes place on 24 and 25 October at…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Agricultural jobs for youth in Africa in the spotlight at High-Level Continental Conference

Engaging young people through use of information and communication technologies as a solution to end hunger and poverty

The Youth Employment in Agriculture Conference will bring together more than 500 delegates, mostly young people, from across Africa to discuss ways to boost employment opportunities in agriculture on the continent through use of information and communication technologies (ICT) as well as entrepreneurship. Over 60 percent of Africa’s estimated 1.2…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa to Attend Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Namibia

South Africa will remain a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Troika as Outgoing Chair until August 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa will from 16-18 August 2018 lead South Africa’s delegation to the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Windhoek, Namibia. The Summit will take place under the theme “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable…