API Events
Source: API Events |

Top Investment Hospitality Markets Released

In East Africa, the Top Investment Hospitality Markets are Kampala, Addis Ababa, and Dar es Salaam

Acknowledged as one of the continent’s leading hospitality investment experts, Wayne Troughton of HTI Consulting shared unique insights on the Top 5 and Bottom 5 Hospitality Investment markets in Africa ahead of the 10th annual African Property Investment (API) Summit (www.APISummit.co.za) in Johannesburg on 2 & 3 October. Recognised as…

Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International Expects to Add 40 New Properties Across Africa by 2023

Company announces four new deals including entry into Cape Verde; Development pipeline expected to drive owner investment of over $2 billion and generate 12,000 new jobs

From the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis, Marriott International (http://www.Marriott.com) reinforced its commitment to Africa by announcing it expects to add 40 properties and over 8,000 rooms across the continent by the end of 2023. The company also announced signed agreements to open its first property in Cape Verde…

Source: European Commission |

Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014

The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech in September 2018 to have supported…

WHO Regional Office for Africa
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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Cabo Verde bets on preparedness to face emergencies

A workshop is being held from 2nd to 6th September, organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Security of Cabo Verde, with the technical and financial assistance of the World Health Organization

Cabo Verde began the process of conducting its Joint External Evaluation (JEE) to assess its capacity to implement the International Health Regulations (IHR - 2005). This exercise will enable the identification of good practices and opportunities for continuous improvement aiming at strengthening the essential capacities needed for the country to…

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

Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7): Japan, South Africa and the African Development Bank unveil priorities to accelerate Africa’s technology transformation journey

“Let’s be visionary. Let’s be bold. Let’s support concrete initiatives to boost science, technology, and innovation in Africa,”- Akinwumi Adesina

Science, technology and innovation as well as human resource development are critical in Africa, a continent, which has the biggest potential on earth, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum held in Yokohama, on Wednesday, as part of TICAD 7. The Science and…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Investment on tobacco control has a financial return of eight times over 15 years for Cabo Verde economy

These data was revealed by a new study launched today that looks at the health and economic costs of tobacco use in Cabo Verde

Tobacco-related illnesses cost over 100 lives lost every year in Cabo Verde, as well as CVE 1.62 billion (approximately USD 16 million) to the national economy every year, equivalent to 1.1% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). These costs are due to health care expenditures and ‘hidden’ productivity losses…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Embiid, Bosh, Brogdon, Deng And Dieng Headline Basketball Without Borders Africa 2019 In Senegal

17th Basketball Without Borders Africa Camp Will Bring Together Top 60 Boys and Girls Ages 17 and Under from 29 African Countries

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Senegalese Basketball Federation today announced the top 60 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 29 African countries who will participate in the 17th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa when the camp returns to…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Approves a new Policy Coordination Instrument with Cabo Verde

On July 15, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a new Eighteen-Month Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) with Cabo Verde

A newly-approved eighteen-month Policy Coordination Instrument will build on Cabo Verde’s reform program under the Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development; It aims to bolster macroeconomic stability and encourage structural reforms; Cabo Verde’s macroeconomic situation has improved significantly in recent years and the medium-term outlook is positive. On July 15, 2019,…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Cabo Verde National Day Statement (by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State)

The United States is proud to celebrate over 200 years of bilateral engagement since we established our first consulate in sub-Saharan Africa in Cabo Verde in 1818

By Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I send my best wishes to the Government and people of Cabo Verde as you celebrate 44 years of independence on July 5. The United States is proud to celebrate over 200…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

Cameroonian journalist Monica Nkodo Wins APO Group Invitation to Attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum, one the most prestigious EU-Africa events

Each year APO Group offers African journalists the opportunity to attend major events as a part of its commitment to supporting journalism in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, today announced that Monica Nkodo (@mimiost) from Cameroon has won APO Group’s invitation to attend the 2019 EurAfrican Forum (www.EurAfricanForum.org) which will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 4-5 July, 2019.…