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New Cooperation Agreement among East, Horn of Africa States address Overseas Worker Exploitation

Representatives also agreed to form a Regional Ministerial Labour and Social Protection Forum, with a rotational chairmanship

The rescue last week of roughly 100 children and young Ugandan women here as they prepared to fly to United Arab Emirates to labour as domestic workers, reinforces the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) recent assessment that human trafficking has become a menace in East Africa over…

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African Development Bank approves €8 million technical assistance grant to support preparation of Ruzizi IV Hydro Power Project in the Great Lakes region

The project will provide electricity to millions of households, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises and industries, thereby improving the living conditions of the regional population

The Board of Directors of African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org) has approved an €8 million grant drawn from the European Union’s Africa Investment Platform (EU-AIP) to support the preparation of the Ruzizi IV Hydropower Project. The plant will be situated on the Ruzizi River between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic…

Source: Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Ghana |

Wang Yi to Visit Egypt, Djibouti, Eritrea, Burundi and Zimbabwe

Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay official visits to the aforementioned countries from January 7 to 13

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces: At the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea Osman Saleh Mohammed, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi Ezechiel Nibigira, and Minister…

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)

At the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea Osman Saleh Mohammed, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi Ezechiel Nibigira, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade…

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Burundi: African Development Bank’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) grants $1 million to support innovative solar-hydro hybrid project

The innovative hybrid design is anticipated to regularize the power output during dry and wet season and mitigate power shortfalls caused by climate change

The African Development Bank-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) (https://bit.ly/2tk3Zjd) has approved a $990,000 grant to support the preparation of a 9-MW solar-hydro hybrid project in Burundi (https://bit.ly/2EnEK1M). The project consists of two plants, each featuring a solar and a hydro component as well as a local distribution network…

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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Shines in New Light for Players, Teams and Spectators

The elimination stage of the new Rugby Africa Cup format focusses on inclusion and digital experience

In June this year, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new format of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC); a modernized and more inclusive set up of the continental championship to revamp the attractiveness of the game. At the same time the elimination stage was a digital testing period for a new…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Kenya & Tanzania: Over 3 million people to benefit from African Development Bank’s €345 million road construction support

The total amount of co-financing is expected to be more than $ 1.2 billion when subsequent phases of the project are concluded

Over three million people in Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from a €345 million financing package for road construction support, approved by the African Development Bank’s (https://www.AfDB.org/) board in Abidjan on Thursday. The Bank’s support for the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro and Tanga-Pangani-Bagamoyo roads Phase I, is in the form of African…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank and partners inaugurate Shango power substation in Rwanda to facilitate access to the regional electricity market

The Bank’s support to the energy sector has more than doubled over the past three years to the current level of 410.66 million euros

The African Development Bank (AfDB.org), Embassy of Germany in Rwanda and the KfW Development Bank joined the Government of Rwanda to inaugurate the high voltage 188 MVA Shango power substation in the capital Kigali and its related transmission network. The substation is part of the NELSAP Regional Interconnection Project involving…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

World food prices jump in November

Meat and vegetable oils lead Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index upwards, while cereal prices dip amid record output even as weather weighs in Africa

World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 177.2 points over…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

2019 conference on land policy in Africa: why it matters for the continent, by Cosmas Milton Ochieng

The theme of this year’s Conference on Land Policy in Africa is “Winning the fight against corruption in the land sector in Africa

Cosmas Milton Ochieng, an expert in natural resource governance and economic development in Africa, is the Director of the African Natural Resource Centre at the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). In collaboration with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank will host…