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UNICAF Sets Out Plan to Expand to 17 African Countries Following UN Call for Investment In Digital Education

Africa accounts for about 20 per cent of the world’s youth population; however, there is a dearth of quality and affordable higher education

The COVID-19 pandemic unearthed the fault lines for what could be a generational catastrophe in education. Even before the pandemic resulted in school closures affecting over 1.6 billion students in at least 161 countries (https://bit.ly/3ydxErB), more than 250 million school-age children (https://bit.ly/3eGd6QM) were out of school globally. In much of…

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Recognition of accomplishments in Africa key to continued development says new Director General of KFAS

Dr. Khaled Al-Fadhel succeeds Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, who retired earlier this year, and had served as Director General of KFAS since 2011

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) (www.KFAS.org) announced the appointment of Dr. Khaled Ali Al-Fadhel as the new Director General of the Foundation in March. In this capacity, he will also serve on the Board of Trustees for the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development (www.AlSumaitPrize.org). Dr. Al-Fadhel…

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Merck Foundation partner with Africa Reproductive Care Society (ARCS) to build fertility care capacity and advocacy in Africa

Merck Foundation announced this partnership during their 8th edition of Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary during the Fertility and Reproductive care session

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KgaA, announced their partnership with Africa Reproductive Care society (ARCS) based in Lagos, Nigeria to build fertility and reproductive tube care capacity, build advocacy to break the stigma of infertility, and raise awareness about infertility prevention and male infertility in Africa as…

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Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital (MRCC) opens doors in Lagos, bringing world-class cancer treatment to Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa

GE Healthcare has completed the delivery and installation of advanced radiology and radio pharmacy equipment in Nigeria which will accelerate diagnostic care for cancer

Purpose-built, fully equipped facility on Victoria Island is Nigeria’s first one-stop centre for cancer diagnosis & treatment; Facilities utilise cutting edge technology include an imaging centre with CT, mammogram, ultrasound, X-Ray machines, a laboratory and blood bank, two modular operating theatres, an eight-bed chemotherapy suite, a radiotherapy centre with a…

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Powerships: A solution for Africa’s energy short-term supply?

Power ships have the advantage of providing almost immediate electricity, so they are an excellent option to meet the supply gap in the short term

Energy poverty represents one of the most critical challenges for development in Africa. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2019, the continent had more than 580 million people without electricity access, with that number expected to grow to 660 million people by 2030. Energy poverty is catastrophic not only…

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New discoveries in Angola’s Prolific Basins fuel interest in ongoing bid round

From deep-water commercial fields to onshore plays, Angola boasts a combined depth of resources and existing infrastructure that provide explorers with unparalleled opportunities in the upstream

ENI announced on Tuesday 06 April, that it had made a new discovery in Angola. The Italian Major’s latest oil discovery in its Block 15/06 concession offshore Angola underlines why Angola’s Prolific Basins and conducive regulatory framework continue to prove attractive despite stiff competition from new frontiers like Guyana and…

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Egypt: The African Development Bank extends €145 million loan to bolster railway safety and reliability

The funding will be used to enhance operational safety and to increase network capacity on national rail lines

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of €145 million to finance reliability and performance upgrades to the country’s rail system under the Egypt National Railways Modernization Project (ENRMP). The funding will be used to enhance operational safety and to increase network capacity…

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Uganda: African Development Bank signs $229.5 million financing agreement for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway Project

The Kampala-Jinja Expressway Project will cut travel time and boost trade along an important artery linking Uganda with its neighbors

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Government of Uganda on Tuesday signed a $229.5 million financing agreement for the first phase of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway Project, which will cut travel time and boost trade along an important artery linking Uganda with its neighbors. The Kampala-Jinja Expressway Public-Private Partnership (PPP)…

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Angola: African Development Bank funds $530 million electricity project to expand renewable energy and regional connectivity

The project, once operational in 2023, will avert the consumption of 46.8 billion litres of diesel per year in the south, cutting 80 megatons of CO2 emissions

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has committed $530 million to finance the construction of a 343 km, 400 kV central-south transmission line that will connect the north and south transmission grids in Angola and allow for the distribution of clean energy between the two regions. The north of Angola has…

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Mozambique: African Development Bank purchases temporary bridges to replace infrastructure destroyed in cyclones

The bridges are funded under the Post Cyclone Idai and Kenneth Emergency Recovery and Resilience Program

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has finalized the purchase of 26 modular steel bridges to replace infrastructure that was destroyed in weather disasters in Mozambique. The modular bridges are due to be installed in coming months after the appointment of local contractors. The goal is to restore transport connections to…