Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Georgette Gagnon concludes a four-day visit to Benghazi to discuss humanitarian and development situation

Gagnon discussed current needs in the municipality and UN efforts to support some 68 humanitarian and inclusive development projects

With representatives of the United Nations Country Team based in Benghazi, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Georgette Gagnon today concluded a four-day visit to Benghazi. Ms. Gagnon visited health facilities, medical warehouses, the Al-Heleas IDP settlement, the rehabilitated Benghazi library and AlShabbi Corniche as well…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tanzania: African Development Fund approves $116 million loan to upgrade southern road corridor

The Bank’s loan represents 98.71% of the project cost; the government of Tanzania will provide the remaining 1.29% in funding

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on Wednesday approved a loan of around $116 million to the Tanzanian government to upgrade a 160-km Mnivata-Newala-Masasi road corridor in the southern part of the country. The Bank’s loan represents 98.71% of the project cost; the government of Tanzania will…

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Senegal: Infrastructure Investments Strengthen Dakar´s Role as Regional Trading Hub (By Miguel Artacho)

In order to prepare for a decade that will undoubtedly transform modern-day Senegal, the Administration of H.E. President Macky Sall has been working on a number of new large-scale infrastructure, transportation, civil aviation and maritime logistics projects

By Miguel Artacho For centuries Senegal has been an entry point into Africa, from Arab to European traders that arrived on the Atlantic shores, the commercial exchanges that have taken place for hundreds of years continue to date. One of the secrets to Senegal´s success has been its strategic location as…

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AMISOM conducts field inspection of ongoing Quick Impact Projects in Baidoa

The school includes five classrooms, an administrative office, staff office and ablution blocks, while the clinic includes consultation rooms and a maternity theatre

As part of its Quick Impact Projects which provides local communities across Somalia with basic social services, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is constructing a school and a clinic next to the Halano II Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Baidoa, the South West State of Somalia. The…

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UNMISS rehabilitation of police station in Wau brings new hope for citizens

Four existing office spaces were renovated while two additional offices, four detention cells and two latrines were constructed

Awiel Jedid, a suburb in Wau, Western Bahr El Ghazal, was severely affected when civil war erupted in South Sudan. “When conflict broke out, the area became completely deserted. People fled for fear of their lives, leaving behind their homes and belongings,” reveals Sam Muhumure, the Head of the United…

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Broll anticipates the African real estate market to bounce back by Q1 2023

Broll Property Group presents an in-depth look at the future of the real estate market in Africa over the next decade at the API Summit 2021 as part of its new five-year strategy, plus detailed reports on the emerging markets of Mozambique and the DRC

Leading Pan-African professional real-estate services provider Broll Property Group (www.Broll.com) anticipates the African real estate market to normalise and bounce back to pre-Covid-19 levels by Q1 2023. This is the key message from Broll Group CEO Malcolm Horne, who will deliver a keynote address at the 12th Africa Property Investment…

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Senegal’s Taiba N’Diaye Wind Farm Blows in a New Wave of Green Investment for the MSGBC Region (By Charné Hundermark)

Senegal’s first wind project is strengthening the region’s position as a renewable energy leader, with MSGBC Oil, Gas, & Power 2021 anticipated to drive further investment in the region

By Charné Hundermark, Southern and East Africa Editor In addition to world class energy developments taking place within the oil and gas industry, Senegal is making moves to exploit its significant renewable energy resources, positioning the Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Guinea Conakry (MSGBC) region as a globally competitive…

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Quick Impact Project decongests prison in Wau, offering better conditions for female inmates

The newly constructed ward has a court room, reception, kitchen, eight toilets and bathrooms with some catering specifically for women’s hygienic needs

While serving time in jail is unlikely to feature on anyone’s bucket list, inmates at the central prison in Wau have recently been given a reason to celebrate: the addition of a ward capable of hosting 80 female law offenders is expected to significantly decongest the corrections facilities, thus increasing…

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G20 Compact with Africa Reaffirms Commitment to Securing Africa’s Recovery from Covid-19 Pandemic through Private Sector Development and Vaccine Manufacturing

The Compact with Africa is a G20 initiative that promotes macroeconomic, business and financing reforms to attract more private investment in Africa

Participants of a G20 Compact with Africa meeting this week assessed Africa’s progress in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are meeting at a pivotal time in the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world,” said Italian prime minister Mario Draghi. The Compact with Africa is a G20 initiative…

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South Africa acts to quell GBV on campus

The document containing these protocols was released during a webinar on GBV in the higher education sector

South Africa has taken a significant step towards curbing gender-based violence at institutions of higher learning. Higher Health South Africa on Friday released a set of instruments, guidelines and protocols that will help turn the sectoral GBV Policy Framework into practical implementation across campuses at institutions of higher learning. The…