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Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards 2019 – Call for Nominations

The call for nominations is now open

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the AWIEF Awards. The annual AWIEF Awards is Africa’s most prestigious awards event designed to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development…

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African Union (AU) Technical Committee on Transport, Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism meeting

The meeting considered the nexus between transport, energy and tourism and its relevance for Agenda 2063

The Second Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism (STC-TTIET) took place this week from April 14-18, in Cairo. The meeting was organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt to consider…

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    • ITFC CEO Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol and H.E. Aa╠âchatou Boulama KanC╠º, Minister of Planning of Niger and IsDB Governor
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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation signs Six High-Level Trade Agreements Over UU$1.1BN

Major Framework Agreements and Trade Solutions Initiatives in Q2 for Export Growth and Trade Financing in Member Countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (http://www.ITFC-IDB.org/en), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed six major Trade Financing and Development Agreements worth in excess of US$1.1 Billion with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries including the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), MENA, South America and…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Time to close poverty gap in Africa with bold actions, says ECA’s Biha at the Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD2019)

SDGs are a global agenda adopted by countries in 2015 with a vision of ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha, on Thursday said Africa was running out of time to ensure the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals and called for bold actions by the continent’s leaders to ensure no one is left behind by development processes. In closing…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) 2019 ends with Africa reaffirming its commitment to implementing the SDGs

The ministers called on all African countries to strengthen South-South cooperation and the sharing of experience to help tackle multiple and complex challenges

The fifth Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) ended in Marrakesh Thursday with ministers and officials in charge of environment and sustainable development reaffirming their governments’ commitment to fully implementing the sustainable development goals for the benefit of all on the continent. The ministers, who were joined by policymakers…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves US$118.2 Million Rapid Credit Facility Assistance to the Republic of Mozambique in the Wake of Cyclone Idai

The financial assistance is intended to address large budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction needs after Cyclone Idai

The financial assistance is intended to address large budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction needs after Cyclone Idai, which caused significant loss of life and infrastructure damage; The authorities remain committed to macroeconomic stability, which will also be underpinned by the IMF’s financing. The Executive Board of the…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

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…

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We-Fi Regional Summit Calls for Urgent Public and Private Sector Action to Support Women Entrepreneurs in West Africa

The Summit concluded with a joint Call to Action

Heads of state, ministers, leaders of multilateral development banks, private sector executives, women entrepreneurs, and contributing governments of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) convened today at the first We-Fi Regional Summit to discuss concrete ways to strengthen support for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in West Africa. Attended…

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Political Changes in Sudan Could Affect Mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Tells Security Council

Darfur has seen significant improvements in security, with some displaced people returning home but 1.6 million remaining displaced

Members Echo Sudan’s Representative in Describing Recent Events as Internal Matter Not Warranting External Discussion, Interference The planned withdrawal of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by 30 June 2020 is on track, but the political situation in Sudan has changed drastically and could affect implementation of…