African Energy Chamber
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African Energy Chamber and Oil Industry Investors Welcome South Sudan Investment Drive in South Africa

The Chamber believes South Sudan’s leadership also has an obligation to creating an enabling environment of investors to put more money into the country

South African and African private sector participants have an amazing opportunity to invest in South Sudans’ peace and make huge profits. This week the African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) will join Hon. Nhial Deng Nhial, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Hon. Salvatore Garang Mabiordit, Minister of Finance and…

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USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick's Visit To Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia

Glick also participated in discussions with East African entrepreneurs who have grown their businesses with assistance from USAID's East Africa Trade Hub

In Kenya, the Deputy Administrator met with Henry K. Rotich, Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury, to discuss strengthening the partnership between our countries, with a particular focus on increasing trade.  Deputy Administrator Glick also participated in discussions with East African entrepreneurs who have grown their businesses with assistance from…

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Readout of State Dinner with the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire

Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the underlying goals of the United States' Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Following the World Bank Summit, the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Dominique Ouattara, hosted a state dinner for Summit dignitaries, including Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, the U.S. Congressional Delegation led by Senator Lindsey Graham and USAID Administrator Mark Green.  Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the underlying goals of…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

USAID Administrator Mark Green's Remarks at Adzope Cocoa Farm

USAID is grateful for the partnership that is represented here today

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning everyone. I have to correct the minister on one thing.  The minister said that Ms. Trump, Ivanka Trump, wanted to leave the hotel and come out and see.  I would put it differently: no one would stop her from coming to see you. So, she was very…

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21 teams compete in Egypt’s 2030 Hackathon to achieve Zero Hunger and Gender Equality

Participants will be introduced to information, opportunities and challenges as well as programs targeting Zero Hunger and Gender Equality

The United Nations Egypt in partnership with the Ministry of Social Solidarity, RiseUp, and PepsiCo are organizing a three-day Hackathon where 21 teams of youth aged between 18-29 will compete to offer innovative digital solutions designed to tackle two of Egypt’s national development priorities and Sustainable Development Goals, Zero Hunger…

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Easter eggs with a difference

Côte D’Ivoire is the world’s largest cocoa producer with the most smallholder producers

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact? There are approximately 5–6 million cocoa farmers around the world and, according to the International Cocoa Organization, around 70 per cent…

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Agriculture Fast Track Fund to launch 17 new projects in support of agribusiness Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and seven other African countries

The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) is managed by the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department of the African Development Bank

Who: The African Development Bank What: Launch of 17 new grant projects funded by the Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT) (https://bit.ly/2P94vrr) Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019, from 9:00 – 11:00am Venue: African Development Bank, Ghana Country Office, Ridge, Accra. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will launch 17 new grant projects…

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AGCO’s Zambia Crop Tour educates farmers in crop yield-boosting agronomy practices and techniques

Visitors were able to see how uneven depth changes the distance for a seedling to exit the ground and reach sunlight

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO) (www.AGCOcorp.com), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, welcomed commercial and emerging farmers to its Zambia Crop Tour focused on educating growers in ways to enhance crop yield through improved management and agronomy practices at planting. Staged at the AGCO Future Farm in Lusaka,…

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World Food Programme reaches 1 million flood-affected people in Mozambique

World Food Programme (WFP) intends to assist a total of 1.7 million people requiring urgent food and nutrition support in the four most affected provinces (Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia)

One month on since Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique on March 14, the United Nations World Food Programme has reached one million people with food assistance and continues to expand its emergency response while launching recovery and reconstruction interventions. ‘’In the immediate aftermath of the cyclone, people were so very desperate.’’…

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African Development Bank Business Opportunity Seminar - Investing in partnerships for Africa’s transformation

Ethical business model key to successful project delivery by the African Development Bank - participants

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects. Seeking strategic alliances and potential business opportunities with the Bank, the participants, private-sector representatives, civil…