Source: The Embassy of India, Ethiopia |

Gifting of Medicines to Ethiopia

The handing over ceremony was held at the premises of the Embassy of India and was attended by officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, other dignitaries and media persons

On behalf of the Government and people of India, Ambassador of India to Ethiopia and the African Union H.E. Anurag Srivastava handed over a consignment of medicines worth US$2 million to the Government of Ethiopia on 13th November 2019. H.E. Dr. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, State Minister of Health, while accepting the consignment…

African Union of Housing Finance (AUHF)
Source: African Union of Housing Finance (AUHF) |

African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) Cape Town Declaration provides 5 Point Plan for African Governments to address housing Finance Shortage

The most critical issue facing housing markets worldwide, whether in established or emerging markets, is housing affordability

Following the successful completion of their 35th Annual Conference, the members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF.co.za) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance, at their Annual General Meeting on 6 November 2019.  The 35 active AUHF members expressed their commitment to realising housing affordability across the…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Norway Increases Support for Sexuality Education in Developing Countries

The NOK 75 million in funding will be disbursed during the period 2019–2021 and will be used to support the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) work

‘Girls and boys need knowledge about their bodies, relationships and living together as well as about health and rights if they are to make good choices and develop positive relationships. This is why Norway is increasing funding for comprehensive sexuality education by NOK 75 million,’ said Minister of International Development…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ethiopia |

The National Independence Day at the Polish Embassy

Ambassador Aleksander Kropiwnicki congratulated everyone on the Independence Day

A reception for the Polish community was held on November 12th, 2019 at Ambassador’s residence. It gathered Poles working for international institutions, missionaries, entrepreneurs and artists. Ambassador Aleksander Kropiwnicki congratulated everyone on the Independence Day. “While celebrating the anniversary of the regaining of Poland’s independence, let me relate to other…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Total builds on Brulpadda success to herald new era for South Africa

Total has made a gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin

One of the most important discoveries of the year took place 1785km off the southern coast of South Africa where Total has made a gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin. The exploration well encountered 57 metres of net gas condensate play…

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Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Commitment to a “Zero-Child Army” Trumps Differences During Juba Conference

Representatives of the peacekeeping mission urged participants to work for increased transparency and pledged its continuous support to the creation of a child-free army

Although the converging of warring factions is normally not a good sign, a recent conference in Juba proved to be a significant exception when government and opposition forces met to discuss a matter that has been ravaging South Sudan for many, many years: the all too common presence of children…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber Takes Part in High-Level Debate on the Future of the Global Oil & Gas Industry at Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC)

Executives agreed that global energy markets are more than ever open for business and competing for foreign investments

The African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org) participated in the Oil & Gas 4.0 Strategic Roundtables at ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi this week. During the “Energy trends, policy formation and geopolitical factors affecting the global oil and gas industry” roundtable, the Chamber provided a critical African perspective to the global debate on…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Unveiling the Boardroom: $67.6 billion dollars of deals tabled, $40.1 billion investor interest secured

Africa is winning…Africa is bankable- African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

It was deals that brought participants to the 2019 Africa Investment Forum and they were not disappointed. The second Forum ended on a high note Wednesday, with 56 boardroom deals valued at $67.6 billion tabled - a 44% increase from last year. Fifty-two deals worth $40.1 billion secured investor interest…

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

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina’s take on the landmark signing

African Development Bank, Credit Suisse, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and Ghana Cocoa Board ink $600 million loan agreement to boost cocoa product

This is a phenomenal event, the result of hard work of everybody to make this happen. I want to thank the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo for making sure that his country and Africa can get to the top of the value chain in processing cocoa into a wide range…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and African Development Bank partner to Support Development in Africa

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa

Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), today joined Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) strengthening collaboration in support of development in Africa. The MOU was signed at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg,…