Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

WHO welcomes Egypt’s support to 14 African countries in their fight against hepatitis C

Every year, more than 200 000 people in the WHO African Region are dying from complications of viral hepatitis B- and hepatitis C-related liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer

Egypt has announced that it would be providing hepatitis C testing and treatment for one million peo-ple in 14 African countries. Speaking at the opening of the African Hepatitis Summit 2019, currently underway in Kampala, Uganda, HE Dr Hala Zaid, the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, stated that the…

Ecobank
Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank named ‘Best Retail Bank in Africa’ at African Banker Awards

Ecobank was also nominated for African Bank of the Year in the Awards

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) has been named Best Retail Bank in Africa 2019 at the prestigious African Banker Awards. The judges were especially impressed by how Ecobank’s state-of-the-art products, services, functionality and constant innovations provide 24/7 convenience, accessibility and affordability to meet the evolving needs and expectations of its customers across 33…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

The African oil industry denounces BBC Panorama's attack on Senegal as a much Ado about nothing

Oil and gas production over the next 10 years would inject billions of dollars into the Senegalese economy and support more than 1 million jobs

The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) rejects the accusations made by the recent BBC Panorama program on Senegal and believes this case is about a sinister rush to judgment, an obsession to taint a reform-driven President and the oil industry at any cost and by any means, and certainly without an…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Nigeria and the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

The Bank's understanding is that the Nigeria government is consulting with the private sector

The attention of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org/en/) has been drawn to a story published by Sahara Reporters on June 16  quoting our  Director of  Industrial and Trade Development, Abdu Mukhtar, who is alleged to have said that the Nigerian government does not understand the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. We want…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Flying ‘sky-high’: African Development Bank Annual Meetings conclude with consensus on regional integration

Around 2,000 delegates gathered in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to discuss ways to fast-track regional integration

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Friday concluded its Annual Meetings, amid growing consensus that regional integration is imperative to a new phase in African prosperity. Around 2,000 delegates gathered in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to discuss ways to fast-track regional integration after the milestone African Continental Free Area (AfCFTA) was…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank showcases impact of Korean drone technology on agricultural productivity

Drone technology is being used to collect and analyse data, and monitor irrigated areas, combat pests

At a special event highlighting the partnership between the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Korea held on the sidelines of the Bank’s Annual Meetings, the role of drone technology to boost food productivity in Africa, was on full display. A pilot project, underway in Tunisia, is designed to reduce food…

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

Despite challenges, Africa's debt is still under control says African Development Bank

In 2018, the Bank earned $214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to reinforce reserves and its business growth capacity

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) remains strong with growing operating revenues and allocable income generated since 2010 reaching $2.5 billion, the Bank Group’s Treasurer, Hassatou Diop N'sele, stated on Thursday. In 2018, the Bank earned $214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to…

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

Switzerland gives 3.2 million Swiss francs to African Development Bank’s ‘Boost Africa’ E-Lab and urban development fund

‘Boost Africa’ was launched in partnership with the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation across Africa

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Thursday signed two agreements to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. SECO contributed 3 million Swiss francs to the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) for…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African leaders share their vision for an integrated continent

The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings

Leaders from four African countries on Wednesday shared their vision for an integrated and borderless Africa that would foster economic growth and development. The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) 2019 Annual Meetings. The panelists – President Teodoro Obiang Nguema…

IC Publications
Source: IC Publications |

Call for more inclusion at this year’s African Banker Awards

The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, have established themselves as the Oscars of African banking

Winners of the 2019 edition of the African Banker Awards (AfricanBankerAwards.com) were announced at a prestigious Gala Dinner in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, have established themselves as the Oscars of African banking celebrating excellence in…