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African Union holds global conference to accelerate African vaccine development and manufacturing capacity

The meeting was attended by several African heads of state, health, finance and trade ministers from across the continent

African leaders assembled at a global meeting to discuss the status of local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the continent, underscored the need to increase local production of vaccines and therapeutics to achieve greater public-health security. “The production of vaccines and access to vaccines is an absolute priority,” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of…

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Dear Presidents Museveni and Suluhu Hassan (By Vanessa Nakate & Landry Ninteretse)

Your Excellencies, building the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline in the midst of a climate emergency is a terrible development that must be stopped

As you were signing the long-awaited contract that will finally allow the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline - African longest crude oil pipeline - hundreds of young people, activists, environmentalists and ordinary citizens from all over the world, including representatives from East Africa, were gathered online (https://bit.ly/3uSv2wu)…

Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and the Government of Burkina Faso Join Hands to Support the BRAVE Women Project in Burkina Faso

This new project is expected to not only enhance the resilience of SMEs owned/managed by women but to also support the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES) of Burkina Faso

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group and its private sector development arm, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-idb.org), have joined hands with the government of Burkina Faso through “Maison de l’Entreprise du Burkina Faso (MEBF)”, to implement the “Business Resilience Assistance for Value-adding Enterprises”…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank’s first virtual business opportunities seminar of 2021, draws 450 global partners and suppliers

Delegates were informed about the Bank’s strategy for supporting economic growth, its priority areas, rules and procedures for project and corporate procurement

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) hosted its first virtual business opportunities seminar (BOS) of 2021 on 6 and 7 April. The BOS seminars offer a one-stop shop for companies, civil contractors, manufacturers, consultants, and suppliers from the Bank Group’s regional and non-regional members seeking to provide goods and services to…

Source: Mr Mokrane SABRI |

Focusing on Africa’s Growth and the potential of the Blue Economy (By Mr Mokrane SABRI)

The African Union has designated the years 2015-2025 as ‘The Decade of African Seas and Oceans’, and in February 2020, it launched the African Blue Economy Strategy

By Mr Mokrane Sabri Africa is a complex continent. She is an eclectic mix of authoritarian regimes — where leaders have been in power for many decades; countries that are attempting to make their way towards democracy — even if progress is incremental and slow; and others that have had…

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CORRECTION: African presidents and global leaders support bold action on climate change adaptation for Africa

Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between $7 billion and $15 billion each year – and Covid-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives

In a historic and united show of solidarity for a continent that contributes only 5% to global emissions, more than 30 heads of state and global leaders committed to prioritize actions that help African countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and “build forward better.” Africa now faces the…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

World Health Day 7 April 2021

Message of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti

This World Health Day, WHO is calling on everyone to participate in building a fairer, healthier world. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on inequalities between countries. Amid shortages of essential supplies, African countries have been pushed to the back of the queue in accessing COVID-19 test kits, personal…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Egypt: The African Development Bank extends €145 million loan to bolster railway safety and reliability

The funding will be used to enhance operational safety and to increase network capacity on national rail lines

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of €145 million to finance reliability and performance upgrades to the country’s rail system under the Egypt National Railways Modernization Project (ENRMP). The funding will be used to enhance operational safety and to increase network capacity…

Source: African Union (AU) |

The Validation Workshop on the Revised African Union Plan of Action on Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) calls for the Ratification and Implementation of the Charter for African Cultural Renaissance

The Validation Workshop was organized to gather inputs from AU Member States experts and cultural and creative industries workers prior to its presentation for adoption to the AU Policy Organs

The AU Plan of Action on Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) (https://bit.ly/2PlmKyo) was adopted during the 2nd Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Culture (CAMC2) held in Algiers, Algeria in 2008. The AU Plan of Action on Cultural and Creative Industries is a revised edition of the Dakar…

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The Mozambican Oil and Gas Chamber condemns the terrorist attacks in Palma

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the bereaved, injured and displaced

The Mozambican Oil and Gas Chamber condemns the terrorist attacks in Palma on the 25th of March in the strongest possible terms and expresses its heartfelt condolences to all the victims of the attacks. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the bereaved, injured and displaced. Terrorism is…