Year of Energy
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African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) Secretary General Pushes Africa-wide Cooperation, Reforms to 18-Member Petroleum Producers’ Organization

African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) members will meet in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the Cape VII Exhibition and Conference from April 1-5

The Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers Organization (https://YearOfEnergy2019.com/APPO/) is calling for meaningful intra-African trade and cooperation; APPO members will meet in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the Cape VII Exhibition and Conference from April 1-5; New APPO reforms aim to increase the organization’s influence on the international stage  The Secretary General…

Source: Federal Republic of Somalia - Office of the President |

Joint Press Statement between the Federal Government of Somalia and the State of Eritrea

The two Presidents held bilateral discussions at Villa Somalia and they agreed to strengthen the two nations historical relations

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and President Isaias Afwerki, President of the State of Eritrea, held a two-day consultation meeting in Mogadishu, Somalia on December 13th-14th 2018. The two Presidents held bilateral discussions at Villa Somalia and they agreed to strengthen the two…

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

Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector

That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when women are involved in decision making, agreements on the environment are more likely to be ratified and projects around natural resources, such…

Siemens AG
Source: Siemens AG |

Digitalization inspires a sustainable business opportunity in Alexandra Township

Siemens is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society

The Digital Transformation of enterprise and society is changing the way people work and how we function. Siemens (https://www.Siemens.com) is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society. Partnership with Legae Larona, 100% Black owned Women Enterprise, to create proudly South Africa merchandise using a data visualization of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in…

Zambia Rugby Union (ZRU)
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Zambia Rugby Union takes stock of 2018

The Zambia Rugby Union called all affiliates and stakeholders for a Council Meeting on Saturday 8th December, 2018 in Kabwe where a number of issues were raised and addressed by the full bench of the ExCo

The Union President Gen Clement Sinkamba reminded all the participants on some of the successes recorded by his Exco in the year under review, some of which included, 1. Hosting an International Tournament between Botswana, Mozambique and hosts Zambia. 2. Successful Zambia 7s rugby hosting 3. Successful local 7s, 10s…

World Health Organization (WHO)
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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is occurring in an unforgiving context. Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas. Moreover, poor infection prevention and control (IPC) practices across numerous private and public health centers remain a…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes Fourth Reviews under an Extended Credit Facility and Extended Fund Facility for Côte d’Ivoire and Approves US$133.7 Million Disbursement

The country’s economic outlook remains robust, with growth projected at about 7½ percent in 2018–19

The budget deficit is projected to converge to the WAEMU regional norm of 3 percent of GDP in 2019; the program aims to achieve a sustainable balance of payments position, enhance domestic revenue mobilization, ensure debt sustainability, and foster inclusive growth and poverty reduction. On December 12, 2018, the Executive…

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Smaller African nations should not fear but embrace African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Songwe

Ms. Songwe said the ECA is strongly committed to continue supporting African Union (AU) member States towards the successful realization of the AfCFTA

Smaller African economies should not fear the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) but rather embrace the accord for the benefits it will bring to the continent through expanded intra-African trade, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe. In a speech read on her behalf at the…

Source: AFRO Foundation |

The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency dedicated to Growth and Development in Africa

Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges

FIRST 200,000 WALLETS TO RECEIVE 50 FREE AFROs AFRO Foundation (https://AFROFoundation.org/), a non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, launched the AFRO, first Pan-African cryptocurrency dedicated to growth and development in Africa. Global leader in mobile money, Africa is now welcoming its first digital currency. Against the backdrop of numerous national…