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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Raises Awareness on Political and Trade Credit Risks Insurance in Togo

Togo has benefited from ATI’s insurance capacity to the tune of USD305M in the finance and transport sectors

In a bid to raise awareness within the relevant government agencies and private sector about political (investment) and credit risk insurance in Togo, ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) held a series of awareness activities in Lomé, in partnership with Togo’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the KfW Development…

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From the ground up: How a new market brings new prospects to a border town

UNCDF together with the Kakonko District Council have constructed a new cross-border market

In the northwestern part of Tanzania, close to the border with Burundi, villagers from Muhange and Muhange Juu have been trading with each other since before their countries’ independence. Today, semi-formal and informal cross-border trade remains a notable feature of African economic and social landscapes. Over the years, an open-air…

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Coronavirus: UN analysis shows link between lack of vaccine equity and widening inequalities

The overall number of vaccines administered has risen dramatically, but so has the inequality of the distribution

Only a tiny proportion of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in developing countries, leading to a widening gap between rich and poor, says the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in a new study released this month. In September 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) set an ambitious global target. The UN health…

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IMF Staff Completes 2022 Article IV Consultation Mission to Burundi

IMF staff held productive discussions with the authorities on the recent economic developments

The Burundian economy recovered moderately in 2021 and is expected to strengthen further in 2022, despite the effects of the war in Ukraine. In the medium term, Burundi will continue to grapple with the challenges of balancing priority social, development and COVID-19-related spending with external and debt sustainability; the current account…

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Merck Foundation CEO and Burundi First Lady support education of 20 girls as part of “Educating Linda” program

Merck Foundation together with the Burundi First Lady, recently announced 12 winners of the Merck Foundation Media Awards 2021 from Burundi

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) & the Burundi First Lady recently announced 12 winners of Merck Foundation Media Awards 2021 from Burundi with the aim to break Infertility Stigma and Support Girl Education. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, together with The First Lady of Burundi, H.E. Madam ANGELINE…

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Djiboutian Troops under AMISOM receive AU Service Medals

The Djiboutian troops from the seventh battalion on Tuesday received service medals at the end of two and a half years of service with the Mission

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has hailed Djiboutian troops for contributing to efforts to restore peace and security in Somalia. The Djiboutian troops from the seventh battalion on Tuesday received service medals at the end of two and a half years of service with the Mission. Djibouti is…

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The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) Partners and Commits Funding towards African Trade Insurance Agency’s (ATI) Renewable Energy Sector Initiatives

The grant will be geared towards the continued implementation of ATI’s RLSF, which aims to mobilise private investment into renewable energy projects in Africa

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), has committed to provide grant funding to the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) (www.ATI-ACA.org), valued at NOK 500m (approximately USD 56m).The grant is geared towards the continued implementation of ATI’s Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) and the development of additional insurance or guarantee…

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Burundi’s Vicious Crackdown Never Ended

America and the EU Just Chose to Ignore It

In June 2020, when Évariste Ndayishimiye was sworn in as Burundi’s president after the unexpected death of his brutal, autocratic predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza, he pledged to “uphold unity among Burundians” and deliver “peace and justice for all.” Yet for the last year and a half, his government has largely carried…

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Burundi: Account for Dead in Gitega Prison Fire

Transparent Investigation Needed to Establish Truth, Ensure Justice

Burundian authorities should credibly investigate and provide a transparent and reliable account of the December 7, 2021, fire at Gitega’s central prison, Human Rights Watch said today. Several hundred prisoners may have died or been injured. The authorities have failed to conduct a transparent, credible, and impartial investigation into the fire…

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Le Président Ndayishimiye exhorte les acteurs politiques à promouvoir les idéologies qui participent au renforcement de la cohésion sociale et au bien être de la population

La prière d’action de grâce de fin de l’année 2022 organisée par le parti CNDD-FDD se tient depuis ce jeudi dans la capitale politique de Gitega et durera 3 jours

Dans une messe d’ouverture de la prière d’action de grâce organisée par le parti CNDD-FDD, le Chef de l’Etat et Président du Conseil des Sages du CNDD FDD SE Evariste Ndayishimiye a interpellé, ce 20 janvier, les acteurs politiques à respecter les idéologies de leurs partis respectifs mais qui concourent…