Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Côte d'Ivoire: African Development Bank Mission Assesses Progress of Yamoussoukro Agro-industrial Project

The African Development Bank has provided $121 million in financing to the Bélier agro-industrial cluster

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Beth Dunford, led a mission to Cote d’Ivoire’s capital Yamoussoukro, on 16 September to assess progress on a Bank-supported agro-industrial cluster in Bélier. The mission, that included Marie-Laure Akin Olugbade, Director General for West Africa and Bank…

Source: Agility |

Agility, International Rescue Committee to Train Youth in Côte d’Ivoire

IRC will train 380 young people at Agility Logistics Park in Abidjan

Agility (www.Agility.com), a leader in supply chain services, innovation and investment, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an organization that provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to populations affected by conflict and other catastrophes, have partnered to provide entrepreneurship and life skills training to youth in Côte d’Ivoire. As part…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Countries of Origin seek ways to improve the welfare of their migrant workers

Pilot countries include Ethiopia, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa

60 participants drawn from African Union Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) gathered virtually to validate the Guidelines on Migrant Welfare Programme. The validation workshop was preceded by the presentation of the Report of the status of migrant welfare in selected countries of origin in the East African Community…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

UNESCO awards International Literacy Prizes to Innovative Projects Boosting Literacy in Covid Times

The awards will be presented during a virtual International Conference entitled “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide

UNESCO has selected six outstanding literacy programmes from Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Mexico and South Africa as winners of its International Literacy Prizes, awarded on the occasion of International Literacy Day (8 September). During the COVID crisis, these programmes continued to help students learn to read and write through accessible technologies. "These…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Japan Credit Rating Agency reaffirms African Development Bank’s AAA rating with a stable outlook

The agency commended the African Development Bank for its strong member-country support, as evidenced by the seven general capital increases it has carried out to date

Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR) has affirmed the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) long-term rating at AAA with a stable outlook. The agency commended the African Development Bank for its strong member-country support, as evidenced by the seven general capital increases it has carried out to date. The report reflected on…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

New test finds no evidence of Ebola virus in Cote d’Ivoire case

The suspected case was a young woman who travelled from Guinea to Cote d’Ivoire

The government of Cote d’Ivoire has informed the World Health Organization (WHO) that a second laboratory has tested samples from a patient suspected of having Ebola and has found no evidence of the virus. The tests by the Institut Pasteur in Lyon, France follow tests conducted by the Institut Pasteur…

African Union of Broadcasting (AUB)
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FIFA has entrusted the African Union of Broadcasting with the Management of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Rights in 17 Sub-Saharan countries

The 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification process is a series of tournaments organized by the six FIFA Confederations

As a prelude to the next FIFA World Cup that will take place in 2022, in Qatar, the African Union of Broadcasting (www.uar-AUB.org ) has been handed the Free-To-Air rights for the Qualifying matches in 17 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, thus making AUB the exclusive Partner for the commercialization of…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

FAO supports response to highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Côte d’Ivoire

On 10 August 2021, a recent incursion of HPAI H5N1 in 36 poultry farms in Mondoukou village in the Department of Grand-Bassam was reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health

Since 2005, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) has been at the forefront of the efforts to fight highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in Côte d’Ivoire – which was confirmed in the West African nation in 2005 and again in 2015. On…

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Africa Search Capital Acquires Falcon Security Hub

The first successful acquisition by a traditional Search Fund in Africa

Africa Search Capital (ASC) (www.AfricaSearchCapital.com) today announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Falcon Security Hub (Falcon). The transaction, which culminates a 12-month search process for ASC, is the first successful acquisition by a traditional Search Fund in Africa. Established in 2020 by Principal Yves Biyah, and supported by…

Source: South African Government |

President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in G20 Compact with Africa meeting in Germany, 26-27 Aug

The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the G20 German Presidency in 2017 to promote private investment into the African continent

President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Germany, on Wednesday, 25 August 2021, to attend a G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) meeting in Berlin on 26 and 27 August. President Ramaphosa has been invited by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. The G20 Compact with Africa (CwA) was initiated under the G20 German…