Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
Source: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) |

Al-Sumait Prize 2020 Call for Nominations

The Prize is to be awarded annually to individuals or institutions within one of the proposed three fields (Food Security, Health and Education)

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, announced an initiative to the third African Arab Summit hosted by the State of Kuwait. This initiative established an annual award by the State of Kuwait for the advancement of economic, social, human resources, and infrastructure…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Signing of the Japan-Cote d'Ivoire Investment Agreement

This Agreement aims at further liberalization, promotion and protection of investment between the Contracting Parties

On January 13 (same day local time), Mr.KURAMITSU, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, and H.E. Mr. Marcel AMON-TANOH, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, signed the “Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire for the…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

International Community Must Step Up Support to Millions of Desperately Hungry Zimbabweans

Years of drought have slashed food production in Zimbabwe, once an African breadbasket

Millions of Zimbabweans pushed into hunger by prolonged drought and economic crisis face an increasingly desperate situation unless adequate funding for a major relief operation materialises quickly, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. With nearly eight million people – half the population – now food insecure, WFP…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

‘Let West Africa’s success echo throughout the world.’ Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hails the success of African Development Bank investments in the region

The region’s economy is showing positive achievements, reaching 3.3 percent growth in 2019

The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja on Saturday. He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government. Brou said…

Source: Corteva |

Boosting Farm Productivity is the Key to Unlocking the Full Economic Value of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Sector

New-age agricultural companies can support these efforts with new technologies and practices around seeds, crop protection and digital farming technology

Ethiopia’s agricultural sector is the bedrock of the economy, employing more than 70% of the workforce, accounting for more than a third of GDP, and serving as the country’s largest earner of foreign exchange. Yet outdated farming practices and low productivity mean that agriculture in Ethiopia is far from reaching…

Lux Afrique Boutique
Source: Lux Afrique Boutique |

Lux Afrique Boutique Now Offers International Luxury Brands a Way into 54 Countries in Africa Through Their Online Luxury Shopping Platform

Brands like Louis XIII, David Morris, Yoko London, Montegrappa, Boadicea, Stephen Webster are just a some of the brands already signed up to the shopping platform

Lux Afrique Boutique (LAB) (https://LuxAfrique.Boutique/), is the first luxury online shopping platform that offers its VIP clients an opportunity to purchase and take delivery of luxury goods anywhere in Africa. Strong ambitions Historically, luxury brands have traditionally been associated with developed nations, as a result of this, it became common…

Source: Kwik |

Kwik Delivery partners with Winpart to deliver spare parts in less than 2 hours to customers in Nigeria

The goal is to support Winpart and their customers grow their business while managing their inventory with quasi just-in-time leanness

Kwik Delivery (www.Kwik.delivery) and Winpart announce today a partnership to ensure smooth, on-demand and flexible last-mile delivery of light auto spare parts to customers in Nigeria. “The goal of Winpart, a division of CFAO Motors with a spread in several other African countries is to make available to motorists, quality…

Source: IMPACT |

India Turning a Blind Eye to Smuggled Gold

New report calls for more vigilance on gold entering and exiting India

IMPACT’s (www.IMPACTTransform.org) new report reveals India to be one of the largest gold smuggling hubs in the world. As a result, gold that is tied to conflict, human rights abuses, and corruption in Africa and South America is entering legal international markets through India. In its latest report, A Golden…

Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Africa eShop – Your One Stop Shop for Black Friday Deals from Leading Online Retailers in the US & UK

Orders are fulfilled by DHL Express, guaranteeing reliable and on-time deliveries

Platform offers unprecedented access to international brands for shoppers in Sub Saharan Africa; Orders are fulfilled by DHL Express (https://www.DHL.com), guaranteeing reliable and on-time deliveries. With Black Friday only days away, many ardent shoppers have been on the lookout for the best possible deals. Black Friday originated in the US…

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
Source: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) |

Al-Sumait Prize Board of Trustees announced joint winners for the US$1million prestigious award in the 2019 cycle in the field of food security in recognition of their exemplary work in agriculture development in the African continent

Following consideration of the jury and selection committees’ reports, the Board of Trustees of the Al Sumait Prize for African Development (AlSumaitPrize.org) has decided to jointly award the Million Dollar 2019 Prize in the field of food security to: The Africa Rice Center (Based in Cote d’ivoire) for its important…