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77th United Nations General Assembly meetings stress key African Development Bank priorities: climate finance, job creation, and food insecurity

African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina led the bank’s delegation to the meetings

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) had several productive engagements around its strategic priorities at the just concluded 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meetings in New York. Meeting highlights included an urgent call for increased financing to mitigate the effects of climate change and food insecurity. African Development Bank Group…

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Orange and the German Development Cooperation inaugurate in Liberia the 11th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East, to train young people in digital technology and enhance their employability

All of the programs are provided free-of charge and open to everyone

Today, Orange (www.Orange.com) and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating an “Orange Digital Center” at Monrovia, a digital ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation, attended by the highest political and administrative authorities from Liberia, Representatives of Germany in Liberia, members of Orange Liberia board and…

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    • Pierre M’Pele, Mercy Ships Africa Bureau Chief, left, speaks with Benin Country Delegates Thierry Mavoha, and Eugene Zoumenou with Dr. David Ugai, Mercy Ships Country Director for Guinea and International Scientific Committee member at International Symposium to accelerate access to surgery, Dakar, May 2022’
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Committed Partnerships Are the Best Way to Ensure all Africans Have Access to Life-Saving Surgical Procedures

The challenge of equity and the integration of surgical and anesthesia care into national health systems are prerequisites for achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa

As Mercy Ships (www.MercyShips.Africa) marks 30 years of service on the continent, providing free surgical care, training, and support from its hospital ships to local development projects in Africa, its Africa Bureau Director Dr. Pierre M’Pele calls for continued vigilance and tireless pursuit in the efforts to improve the level…

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Accountable budgeting practices are critical to advancing sustainable development

Several African countries are pursuing Integrated National Financing Frameworks to create a single nationally-owned and led plan to improve coherence, coordination and impact across different partners and sources of SDG financing

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) (https://InternationalBudget.org/) has convened leading African civil society leaders and governments this week in Abuja to advance progress on open budget practices and leverage Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFF). A four-day event is being held in partnership with the INFF facility, the United Nations Development Program…

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Health in Africa: the tree that hides the forest (By Pierre M'Pelé)

Africa has only 2% of the world's total number of physicians and less than 1 surgical specialists per 100,000 inhabitants

By Pierre M'Pelé, Director, Mercy Ships Africa Bureau (www.MercyShips.Africa) In August, WHO's Monitoring Report on Universal Health Coverage in Africa revealed a 10-year rise in life expectancy between 2000 and 2019. This drastic increase is a consequence of the 37% drop in mortality between 2000 and 2015 following the implementation…

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African Development Bank Sponsors Study Visit to Two Scandinavian Cities for Municipal Officials of 11 African Cities

The delegation is conducting field visits and taking part in presentations on water management, waste treatment and e-mobility

Representatives of 11 African cities have begun a visit to two Scandinavian cities to learn about people-centred solutions to urban planning and development under a trip sponsored by the Urban and Municipal Development Fund (https://bit.ly/3fdZiPT). The Fund is hosted by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). The 4-day trip to Copenhagen…

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President Ramkalawan addresses the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York

President Ramkalawan is amongst over 150 world leaders who are in New York and will be delivering statements during the coming two days as part of the Heads of State and Government General Debate

The President of the Republic, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan attended the opening session of the 77th Session of the United Nations (UNGA77) General Debate for Heads of State and Government, currently taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  President Ramkalawan is amongst over 150 world leaders who are in New York and will be delivering statements during the coming two days as part of the Heads of…

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Opportunity through uncertainty: After a stellar Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth performance in 2021, Africa finds itself in the midst of remarkable uncertainty

The continent’s response to a fundamental shift in the international food and energy landscape will produce a wide range of investment opportunities

Leading global specialist risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and its economics consulting partner Oxford Economics Africa (www.OxfordEconomics.com) announced the launch of the seventh edition of their Africa Risk-Reward Index today: “Opportunity through uncertainty.” Download document: https://bit.ly/3xBSq5k The Africa Risk-Reward Index is an authoritative guide for policymakers, business leaders, and investors. The…

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South Africa: Western Cape Human Settlements Releases Sandkraal Farm to a Communal Property Association

Western Cape Government remains committed to small-scale farmers with the release of farm 197 property

In September 2021, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) took an in-principle decision to release the Sandkraal Farm in George, to a Communal Property Association (CPA). This further reaffirms our stance and commitment to the land release programme.  The decision to release the farm is a culmination of…

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Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) Boosts Digital Skills in Côte d’Ivoire with the Launch of its National Digital Academy

Mr. Lacina Koné, the Director General and CEO of Smart Africa, commended the political will of governments across Africa to transform the digital landscape on the continent and emphasized Smart Africa’s support

Smart Africa’s capacity building arm, the Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) (https://SADA.atingi.org/) continues to expand its footprint in Africa, with Côte d’Ivoire being the latest country to benefit from the digital skills development initiative. Launched in partnership with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, the initiative will help nurture…