African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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Green Climate Fund Board approves three African Development Bank proposals for Green Climate Projects worth over US$ 110 million

The program is further resourced by co-financing from the Bank, the European Union, the Global Environmental Facility, the Forestry Investment Programme of the Climate Investment Funds

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved funding for three proposals from the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) totaling over US$110 million. The approvals were granted at the GCF’s 21st Board Meeting held October 17 – 20 2018 in Manama, Bahrain. Overall, the GCF Board, which was co-chaired…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Cairo |

Strategy for Norway’s efforts in the Sahel region 2018-2020

Norway is stepping up its efforts in the Sahel

The full strategy is available in English here and French here. The Sahel region is facing significant security, humanitarian and development challenges. Weak state structures and porous borders have enabled Islamist terrorist groups to gain a foothold in the region. Conflicts are threatening stability in several of the region’s countries and…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UNHCR evacuates vulnerable refugees out of Libya as fighting resumes

Many of the evacuated had been held in detention centres for several months and were suffering from the effects of malnutrition and poor health

Amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency successfully evacuated 135 people out of Libya to Niger on Tuesday night (16 October). Many of the evacuated had been held in detention centres for several months and were suffering from the effects of malnutrition and poor…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Abuja |

Norway intensifies efforts in the Sahel region

Norway is stepping up its efforts in the Sahel, and today the Government is launching a strategy for Norway’s efforts in this region for the period 2018-2020

The Sahel region is facing significant security, humanitarian and development challenges. Weak state structures and porous borders have enabled Islamist terrorist groups to gain a foothold in the region. Conflicts are threatening stability in several of the region’s countries and have caused the civilian population enormous suffering. The human cost…

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Nigeria floods: Guterres ‘deeply saddened’ by loss of life and rising need

More than 561,000 people are internally displaced as a result and over 350,000 need immediate help - especially temporary shelter, food, safe drinking water, household items and medical care

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday he is “deeply saddened”, as the Government of Nigeria announced that some 200 people have died, and a further 1,310 injured, due to flooding across a dozen states. Overall, around two million have been affected. Nigeria’s two main rivers, the Niger…

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Nigeria floods

More than half a million people have been internally displaced and over 350,000 are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by reports that 200 people have died, 1,300 have been injured and nearly two million are affected by recent flooding in areas along the Niger and Benue rivers in Nigeria.   More than half a million people have been internally displaced and over 350,000 are…

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Merck Foundation plans to conduct 5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” in Dakar, Senegal

Merck foundation will celebrate 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck foundation during their Luminary

5th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” will be conducted under the patronage of The President of Senegal, H.E. MACKY SALL; Merck foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) will celebrate 350th Anniversary of Merck and the 1st anniversary of Merck foundation during their Luminary; 14 African First Ladies, 20 Ministers of Health and More…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Mohamed Ibn Chambas welcomes the decision taken by the Government and opposition parties to revise the electoral code in Niger

This agreement between all political actors members of the National Committee for Political Dialogue (CNDP) is a major step forward in consolidating the political dialogue in Niger

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, welcomes the decision taken by the Government and opposition parties in Niger to revise the electoral code within the National Committee for Political Dialogue (CNDP). "This agreement…

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Francophone Africa – The Continent’s Hottest Hospitality Market

With 50 % of its Africa deals in 2018 taking place in the Francophone Region, one international operator focussed on the region is the Radisson Hotel Group

Identified as a strategic growth point for major international hotel brands, Francophone Africa has become one of the world’s most competitive and lucrative deal making environments. In a market first, the FrancoReal Summit (www.FrancoReal.com) taking place in Dakar, Senegal on 16 and 17 October 2018, will provide the platform for hospitality leaders…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) announces major trade initiatives at 2018 Rebranding Africa Forum

The first announcement was for a US$1.5 Billion Framework Agreement between the Government of Burkina Faso and International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)

ITFC (www.ITFC-IDB.org) signs US$ 1.5 billion Framework Agreement with the Government of Burkina Faso; West Africa SMEs Program launched to aid financial access for SMEs. ITFC Press Material : https://we.tl/t-jPjr2nxOwj The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has announced several major initiatives during…