Source: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) |

Somalia Becomes 182nd Member of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

Amid global uncertainty, country’s membership is key part of accessing international private investment capital

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, is pleased to announce that the Federal Government of Somalia has become the 182nd member of the Agency, following normalization of its financial relationship with the World Bank. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somalia’s membership affords…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Equatorial Guinea shortlists companies for Key Energy Projects under its Year of Investment

The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons (MMH) of Equatorial Guinea has selected and revealed the key companies shortlisted for the execution of its landmark projects under its ongoing Year of Investment. The decision was adopted during a meeting on March 19th, 2020. At Punta Europa,…

Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (March 24, 2020)

African countries have imposed tighter travel and public health policies such as full border closures

In addition to our weekly brief on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that Africa CDC is taking to help member states, Africa CDC has begun to share a weekly brief detailing the latest changes in scientific knowledge and public health policy changes, as well as updates to the…

Source: Embassy of France in Gaborone, Botswana |

COVID-19: Last Minute

Latest measures taken by the authorities of Botswana

The Botswana authorities have announced several measures to address the crisis: • Travellers from "high-risk" countries (China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India) are banned from entering Botswana; • Botswana citizens and…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Zimbabwe: African Development Bank Executive Directors conduct consultative mission, tour project sites

The delegation also met officials from various ministries, civil society, private sector and multilateral financial institutions

A seven-member delegation of Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) visited Zimbabwe on a week-long fact-finding mission where they held meetings with a number of officials including President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. The delegation also met officials from various ministries, civil society, private sector and multilateral financial institutions, during…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

European Investment Bank joins Sahel Alliance

Technical and financial experience from recent energy, water, private sector, transport and telecom investment to be shared with Sahel partners

EIB, the Bank of the European Union, joins Sahel Alliance at first General Assembly; Membership expected to strengthen impact of EIB engagement in Sahel; Builds on EUR 1 billion track record in region and 52 years of engagemen; Technical and financial experience from recent energy, water, private sector, transport and…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Record 19 International Players from 15 Countries highlight Global Reach of NBA All-Star 2020

NBA All-Star 2020 will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages

All-Star Starters Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid and Siakam Headline Record Eight International All-Stars; NBA All-Star 2020 Will Reach Fans in 215 Countries and Territories in 47 Languages A record 19 international players from 15 countries will participate in NBA All-Star 2020 (NBA.com/AllStar), which will reach fans in 215 countries and territories…

Standard Chartered
Source: Standard Chartered |

Standard Chartered Bank arranges a US$ 1.46 billion financing to fund the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Project

The SGR Rail project will provide a safe and reliable means for efficiently transporting people and cargo to and from the existing Dar es Salaam Port

The Government of Tanzania Ministry of Finance has signed a facility agreement with Standard Chartered (SC.com) Tanzania for a US$ 1.46 billion term loan financing to fund the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project from Dar es Salaam to Makutupora. Running approximately 550 kilometres long, the SGR project…

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

All-Star Pascal Siakam, Wizards’ Bertāns, Celtics’ Fall and Bulls’ Markkanen to Coach Top International Prospects at Sixth Annual Basketball Without Borders Global Camp

Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp During NBA All-Star 2020 Will Bring Together Top 64 High School Age Boys and Girls from 34 Countries and Regions

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com/) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 64 boys and girls from 34 countries and regions who will travel to Chicago for the sixth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp, which will be held Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb.…

Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

Somalia: international partners welcome agreement between the Federal government and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ)

The partners believe the agreement is an important step towards establishing a unified and stable administration in Galmudug

Somalia’s international partners welcome the statements by the Federal government of Somalia and the leadership of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ) issued on 12 December. We appreciate the tireless efforts made by the Federal government of Somalia, ASWJ leadership and other concerned stakeholders to resolve points of difference through dialogue…