Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

2018 African Economic Outlook: African Development Bank makes a compelling case for Africa’s industrialization

The Bank would organise the Africa Investment Forum on November 7-8, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to mobilise funds for infrastructure development, to bridge an estimated funding gap of $130-$170 billion a year

The President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa’s industrialization in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth. Citing data from the Bank’s 2018 African Economic Outlook (http://APO.af/GHTmei) launched in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, Adesina said…

Source: Office of the Vice President of Nigeria |

How Federal Government, AfDB are Working Together to Reduce Poverty, Create Jobs and Overcome Fallouts of Insurgency – VP Osinbajo

Address by His Excellency, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, The Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria at The Commissioning of the AfDB Nigeria Country Office, Abuja on Thursday, 18th January, 2018

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, THE VICE PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE COMMISSIONING OF THE AfDB NIGERIA COUNTRY OFFICE, ABUJA ON THURSDAY, 18TH JANUARY, 2018: Excerpt: “While Africa has made significant strides in economic growth and in poverty reduction, much remains to be done. The…

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

Economic Commission for Africa’s Songwe urges high level panel to help tackle Africa’s migration challenges

In West Africa there are 4.7 million intra African migrants and 1.2 million migrants to Europe and America

Members of the High Level Panel on Migration (HLPM), which was launched last June, held their inaugural meeting in Monrovia Monday to identify and articulate key issues that form the African migration story, challenges and priorities that will form the basis of their work. In remarks to the meeting that…

EnergyNet Ltd.
Source: EnergyNet Ltd. |

African energy stakeholders to meet leading international businesses in Washington, D.C. to discuss investment partnerships

U.S. Governmental agencies and leading businesses unite to explore partnerships that will provide predictability and security in the development phase of energy projects in Africa

The Powering Africa: Summit (www.PoweringAfrica-Summit.com) will return for a fourth year to the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington D.C. from 28 February to 2nd March 2018 to discuss opportunities to develop and invest in power projects on the African continent. US intergovernmental agencies confirmed for the summit including OPIC, Power…

Source: API Events |

Scramble for African Real Estate to Reach A Fever Pitch

Africa's leading provider of real estate development and investment conferences, API Events, will continue to set the agenda for the property industry

Demand for investment in African real estate is expected to reach a fever pitch in 2018, and beyond, as the continent’s markets turn to growth after years of trying trading conditions. Following a successful year in which it launched new conferences in challenging economic conditions, Africa's leading provider of real…

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

The 2018 African Economic Outlook will be launched today

The African Economic Outlook bridges a critical knowledge gap on the diverse socio-economic realities of African economies through regular, rigorous, and comparative analysis

The launch of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) 2018 flagship African Economic Outlook (AEO) report, the first to ever be released in January of a calendar year and at the Bank’s Headquarters in Abidjan will be streamed live as follows – English: http://APO.af/pDeGXQ The African Economic Outlook bridges a critical…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

New ITFC Agreement of US$210 Million for key sectors to support economic growth and job creation in The Gambia

The agreement is to support key economic sectors, including energy, through the importation of refined petroleum products, and agriculture

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, signs a US$210 million Framework Agreement with Government of The Gambia for financing over a  3 year period. The signing ceremony took place in Banjul on 16th January 2018,  during the official visit…

Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years

Based on available data for Africa, growth in 2017 is estimated at 8%

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This strong momentum is expected to continue in 2018 at a rate of 4%-5%. Based on data reported by destinations around the world, it is…

African Leadership
Source: African Leadership |

African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year 2017 Winners

It was a record year for African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year awards as total online votes cast by Africans from all around the world jumped to 288,958 from 85,000 the previous year

The African Leadership Magazine (http://AfricanLeadership.co.uk) Persons of the Year Awards committee has unveiled the winners for different categories in the just concluded polls for the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards 2017.   The winners who shall be decorated on the 24th February 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa,…

Kenya Airways
Source: Kenya Airways |

Kenya Airways starts ticket sales for its non-stop daily flight to New York

Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America

Kenya Airways (www.Kenya-Airways.com) today marks a great milestone with the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York. The national carrier starts selling today tickets for the inaugural flight which is scheduled for October 28th this year. Copyright free broadcast-quality footage, pre-recorded interviews, shot list and dope sheet…