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

Empower women to help save Africa from climate change

Africa must unlock the power of its women and girls if it is to adapt to climate change, cope with disasters and build its green energy sector

That is the message from African delegates as the world prepares to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week. Research shows that when women are involved in decision making, agreements on the environment are more likely to be ratified and projects around natural resources, such…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in…

World Health Organization (WHO)
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    • Figure 1: Confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases by health zone in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, data as of 11 December 2018 (n=505)
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Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is occurring in an unforgiving context. Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas. Moreover, poor infection prevention and control (IPC) practices across numerous private and public health centers remain a…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes Fourth Reviews under an Extended Credit Facility and Extended Fund Facility for Côte d’Ivoire and Approves US$133.7 Million Disbursement

The country’s economic outlook remains robust, with growth projected at about 7½ percent in 2018–19

The budget deficit is projected to converge to the WAEMU regional norm of 3 percent of GDP in 2019; the program aims to achieve a sustainable balance of payments position, enhance domestic revenue mobilization, ensure debt sustainability, and foster inclusive growth and poverty reduction. On December 12, 2018, the Executive…

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    • Minister Davies speaking during South Africa’s deposit of the instrument of ratification of the TFTA Agreement
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Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa deposits the Instrument of Ratification of the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

The deposit of the instrument means that South Africa has formally and legally committed to theTripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) on the margins of the African Union Ministers of Trade meeting taking place in Cairo, Egypt from 12-13 December 2018. The TFTA comprises three regional economic blocks – the Common Market for…

National Aviation Services (NAS)
Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) Partners with National Aviation Services (NAS) to bring Innovation to Airports in Marrakech with E-gates at Pearl Lounge

First of its kind solution across Africa; E-gates offer quicker lounge access to passengers

The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets to launch the first electronic gates (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area. This is the first of its kind solution across Africa.…

National Energy Services Reunited Corp
Source: National Energy Services Reunited Corp |

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. Signs an Agreement with Saudi Aramco to Open a Facility in King Salman Energy Park ('SPARK')

When operational, King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) is estimated to contribute more than $6 billion to the Kingdom's GDP annually and create up to 100,000 direct and indirect jobs

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (''NESR'') (NASDAQ: NESR) (NASDAQ: NESRW) (www.NESR.com), a national, industry-leading provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (''MENA'') region, today signed a land lease agreement with Saudi Aramco to build a state of the art operating facility in the newly launched…

African Performance Institute
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The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute

This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time in Africa by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and SMEs, chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute (www.Performance-Institute.org), led by Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE. This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Mkhize to brief the Media on progress in the implementation of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Programme

Minister Mkhize will outline the progress made by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) since the beginning of the year, especially as it relates to key programmes

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize will brief media on Thursday, 13 December 2018 on the work of CoGTA this year. With 2018 drawing to a close, Minister Mkhize will outline the progress made by CoGTA since the beginning of the year, especially as it…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan |

Minister of Energy and Water Visits Japan

Since June 2017, experts from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Tokyo Electric Power Services Co. Ltd. (TEPSCO) have carried out a study of Angola’s energy needs as part of the Electricity Master Plan (2018-2040)

The Minister of Energy and Water, H. E. Mr. João Baptista Borges, is in Japan for a four-day visit at the invitation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Minister leads an important delegation composed of senior representatives of the Public Electricity Generation Company (PRODEL-EP), the National Electricity Distribution…