Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina eulogizes Kofi A. Annan

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina eulogizes Kofi A. Annan: It is with much sadness that I learnt today of the death of Mr. Kofi A. Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations.  He was a great personal mentor and father to me. His simplicity, decency,…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Mourns Passing of former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kofi A. Annan

He was a staunch advocate of the Bank’s ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’, a partnership-driven effort which aims to achieve universal access to energy in Africa by 2025

The African Development Bank (www.AFDB.org) has learned with deep sadness the news of the death of Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Noble Peace Prize Laureate, at the age of 80 in Bern, Switzerland. “With Mr. Kofi Annan’s passing, Africa and the entire world has…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank and Canada share commitment to women’s empowerment on the continent

Canada is the fourth largest contributor to the Bank among non-regional members, and the sixth largest donor to the African Development Fund (ADF)

On her first visit to the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau and the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina (www.AfDB.org), shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls on the continent. Both officials met at…

Source: Rotary |

Rotary announces US$96.5 million to end polio

The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in 2016

Rotary (https://www.Rotary.org) today announced nearly US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator presents her credentials to the Government of Sudan

During the meeting, H.E. Ambassador Salah and Ms. Son discussed prospects for deepening the strategic partnership between the Government of Sudan the United Nations

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Republic of Sudan, Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son of the Republic of Korea, presented her Credentials to H.E. Ambassador Salah Elguned, Director General of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sudan. During the meeting, H.E. Ambassador Salah and Ms. Son discussed…

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Source: Oradian |

Oradian and ANMFIN launch new cloud-based microfinance solution in Nigeria

The partnership will enable ANMFIN to promote access to financial services for Nigerian clients on a larger scale by using ANMFIN Cloud Express

As part of their shared mission to boost financial inclusion throughout Nigeria, Oradian (https://Oradian.com) and the Association of Non Bank Microfinance Institution of Nigeria (ANMFIN) (www.ANMFINigeria.org/) have launched a strategic partnership. Princess Adesola Ogunleye, the President of ANMFIN, commented on the partnership saying, "We are extremely pleased to partner with…

Nestlé
Source: Nestlé |

International Youth Day: how Nestlé offers economic opportunities to youth in Central & West Africa

In Central and West Africa, over 500 young people have benefited from the global Nestlé Need YOUth initiative

The power of youth, their resourcefulness and ingenuity are strong contributing factors to the development of economies around the world. However, the majority of young people lack economic opportunities, which unfortunately leads to high levels of youth unemployment, underutilized talents and skills. A publication by the African Development Bank on…

African Daily Voice (ADV)
Source: African Daily Voice (ADV) |

African Daily Voice (ADV), a new panafrican news agency is born

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news

The African Daily Voice Group announced on Monday the launch of a new continental news agency: ADV (www.AfricanDailyVoice.com/en). Based in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the multinational company specialized in content, and the media, has a newsroom in Casablanca (Morocco) and offers multilingual services (French, English, Arabic). "Information networks remain dominated in…

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF)
Source: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) |

Nigeria Rugby National Team Trash Niger

This International Rugby test match was organised by Rugby Afrique to welcome Nigeria back to its fold after the lifting of the International Suspension.

The Nigeria Rugby National Team, the Black Station trashed their Nigerien counterpart by 59points to 13points in an explosive international rugby test match on Saturday 11 August 2018 at the Stade General Seyni Kountchede - Niamey. Nigerian Captain, Azeez Ladipo opened proceeding with a Penalty Conversion 5 minutes into the…

Source: Cable News Network (CNN) |

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

By David A. Andelman

Look out Donald Trump, while you're not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind. Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia's two superpowers -- China and India -- and, for…