Source: The World Bank Group |

Restoring Zimbabwe’s Livelihoods, Infrastructure After Cyclone Idai

The cyclone caused estimated direct damages of $622 million and significantly damaged infrastructure, properties, crops, and livestock

STORY HIGHLIGHTS After massive devastation in Zimbabwe from Cyclone Idai, a new World Bank-funded multi-sector operation will advance recovery and resilience building to prevent a development crisis Approximately 270,000 people have been affected, with estimated direct damages of $622 million. The financing will help mitigate the impact of Cyclone Idai…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Singapore |

Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship - Visit of Mr Paul Mashatile, Treasurer-General of the African National Congress, Republic of South Africa, 17 to 24 Sep 2019

Mr Mashatile will attend site-visits and receive briefings by Singapore agencies

Treasurer-General of the African National Congress Mr Paul Mashatile will visit Singapore as the 68th Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow from 17 to 24 September 2019. 2 Mr Mashatile will call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat. He will be hosted to dinner by Senior Minister…

Source: U.S. Embassy in The Gambia |

U.S. Applauds Janneh Commission Report Release, Pledges to Support Recovery of “Ill-Gotten Gains”

The government of the United States will continue the work well under way to pursue available legal means to support the Gambian government’s efforts

The United States government applauds the release by the Government of The Gambia of the full report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Financial Activities of Public Bodies, Enterprises and Offices, known as the “Janneh Commission,” as well as the Cabinet white paper. It is crucial that the asset…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy Statement on Recent Attack on Humanitarian Workers in Gambella

The United States condemns any violence inflicted on those engaged in humanitarian activities

The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the violence perpetrated against humanitarian aid workers in Gambella on September 5, 2019, which resulted in the deaths of two staff members of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organization.  The loss of these Ethiopian aid workers saddens us deeply, and we offer our sincerest condolences…

EXX Africa
Source: EXX Africa |

Threats to African Borders

Specialist intelligence firm EXX Africa publishes a new report looking into current threats to Africa’s borders as the world seeks to combat increasingly dangerous perils such as illegal immigration, transnational crime, and terrorism

EXX Africa (www.EXXAfrica.com) published a special report on Threats to African Borders. With 54 countries and a continental coastline of 30,500 km that spans the Mediterranean sea in the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea in the northeast, the Indian Ocean in the east, and the Atlantic Ocean…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Africa Oil & Power and South Africa Partners Condemn Attacks on Foreign Nationals

As government adopts measures to ensure safety for all, Africa Oil & Power (AOP) calls for violence to come to an end

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) (https://AfricaOilandPower.com/) is outraged by the violent attacks on foreign nationals living in South Africa. As government adopts measures to ensure safety for all, AOP calls for violence to come to an end; As of Monday, the South African Police has made 639 arrests related to…

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

African Development Bank launches US$ 2 billion 1.625% Global Benchmark due 16 September 2022

Launched on September 11, the bond issue is the Bank’s second Global Benchmark of 2019, following a EUR 1 billion 10-year priced in March 2019

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org), rated Aaa/AAA/AAA (Moody’s/S&P/Fitch, all stable), has launched and priced a US$ 2 billion 3-year Global Benchmark bond due 16 September 2022, its first US$ benchmark of the year. Launched on September 11, the bond issue is the Bank’s second Global Benchmark of 2019, following a…

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Humanitarian Assistance provided to Vulnerable Communities affected by floods in Niger

This year, in fact, more than 200,000 people are at risk of being displaced during the rainy season due to overflowing rivers and landslides

Every summer the West African nation of Niger endures torrential rains which can destroy hundreds of households and trigger cholera outbreaks, often leading to major human and material losses across the country. This year, in fact, more than 200,000 people are at risk of being displaced during the rainy season due to overflowing rivers…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy Statement on Recent Attack on Humanitarian Workers in Gambella

The United States condemns any violence inflicted on those engaged in humanitarian activities

The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the violence perpetrated against humanitarian aid workers in Gambella on September 5, 2019, which resulted in the deaths of two staff members of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organization.  The loss of these Ethiopian aid workers saddens us deeply, and we offer our sincerest condolences…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Belgian-Backed Labour Migration Initiative boosts Employability of Tunisian Youth

Launched in March 2018 and running through October 2019, the project Enhancing Tunisian Youth Employability through Professional Internships in Belgian Companies

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) supported 31 Tunisian students and university graduates with concrete opportunities to build up their skills and increase their chances of finding an adequate job, or to create their own opportunities through a 20-month project linking Belgium and Tunisia. Launched in March 2018 and running through October 2019, the project Enhancing Tunisian Youth Employability through Professional Internships…