Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. Africa Command: Commander Reinforces U.S. Commitment and Support to Burkina Faso

Meetings focused on building a comprehensive understanding of U.S. and partner nation activities in the Sahel, particularly in Burkina Faso

General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, met with President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and several other Burkinabe and allied military leaders as part of a larger West Africa regional visit, Sept. 17. This is Townsend’s first trip to Burkina Faso. Meetings focused on building a comprehensive understanding of U.S.…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Africa’s Commitment to Building a Climate Resilient and Low Carbon Future

African countries could unlock major economic opportunities by delivering on their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as well as securing vital climate and development outcomes

This story is part of a series focusing on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and ambitious climate actions that countries are taking to bring about a low-carbon, climate-resilient transformation. It draws from projects being implemented by the World Bank’s NDC Support Facility. STORY HIGHLIGHTS African countries could unlock major economic opportunities…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S Africa Command (AFRICOM) Commander Visits Mali as Part of Regional Visit

The primary U.S. military focus in Mali is defense institution building with the goal of positioning African partner self-sufficiency

General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S Africa Command, initiated his first multi-country regional visit to West Africa beginning with the Republic of Mali, Sept. 16. “The U.S. Embassy in Bamako welcomes General Townsend's visit as an opportunity to meet directly with Mali's leaders and for him to see the U.S. government-wide…

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Source: Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) |

African Leaders converge in Accra for maiden edition of Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) Forum

The forum was also organized to honour the sterling achievements of H.E. the late Kofi Annan and to immortalize his memory

The Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) (https://www.KAIPTC.org/) has organized the maiden edition of the Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) Forum in Accra, Ghana, to facilitate discussions on evolving trends in peace and security in Africa. The forum was also organized to honour the sterling achievements of…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Norway to provide NOK 30 million for school meals in Mali

The Norwegian funding will be channelled through the school meals programme run by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Mopti

Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

G5 Sahel heads of State throw their weight behind African Development Bank initiative Desert to power

Bank commits $20 million towards project preparation for the realization of the project

G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) -led initiative. The summit, "Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries" came on the heels of a high-level technical…

Source: European Commission |

Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014

The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ in 2019. This increase in Erasmus+ funding is one more step towards the commitment announced by President Jean-Claude Juncker in his State of the Union speech in September 2018 to have supported…

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Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL expands Africa eShop online shopping application to 34 countries across Sub Saharan Africa

Growth of online retail driving DHL Africa eShop’s rapid success

Platform introduced to an additional 14 countries across Sub Saharan Africa; Growth of online retail driving DHL Africa eShop’s rapid success. Download document link: http://bit.ly/2mcc7Pp Since its initial introduction in April of this year, the DHL Africa eShop (https://www.Africa-eShop.DHL/) app has seen its user base grow rapidly, and within the first…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF poll: More than a third of young people in 30 countries report being a victim of online bullying

U-Report highlights prevalence of cyberbullying and its impact on young people

One in three young people in 30 countries said they have been a victim of online bullying, with one in five reporting having skipped school due to cyberbullying and violence, in a new poll released today by UNICEF and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against…

Source: Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) |

Fanning Africa’s glowing embers of angel investment opportunities

Founders from 10 innovative, high-growth scale-ups will present their ventures to Summit attendees on 14 November

By David van Dijk, ABAN https://ABANangels.org/ and Melissa Ruggles, VC4A https://VC4A.com/ ‘Angel investing is on the rise across Africa.’ This is a commonly heard phrase for those of us active in the early stage investment space on the continent now. And this phrase is often quickly followed by another: ‘yet,…