Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Antetokounmpo, Dončić, Embiid, Gobert, Jokić, Sabonis, Siakam and Simmons headline Global Reach of 2019-20 NBA Season Restart

12 African-Born Players on Season Restart Rosters

22 Teams Participating in Season Restart Feature 89 International Players from 34 Countries and Territories; all 22 Teams Feature At Least One International Player; 12 African-Born Players on Season Restart Rosters; 88 Seeding Games Include 41 Primetime Games in Latin America and 40 Primetime Games in Europe, the Middle East and…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank commits $1.04 million towards two COVID-19 research projects in Angola

The Angolan Government intends to promote research and enhance capacity in the health sector, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic

Funds from the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) ongoing Science and Technology Development Project have been committed towards two research projects to mitigate the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Angola. The Science and Technology Development Project which is being executed by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, aims to…

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

Coronavirus: UNESCO and the European Union join forces to ensure the flow of quality information in the Covid-19 crisis

The project funding of €2.5 million over a period of 12 months will be allocated primarily to Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal and Zimbabwe

UNESCO and the European Union are launching an awareness-raising project to strengthen the resilience of states in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will help societies address the challenge of the lack of reliable information on the coronavirus. This lack of trustworthy information has far-reaching consequences not only…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Coronavirus - Africa: European Investment Bank (EIB) approves € 16.6 billion for COVID-19 health response and economic resilience, climate, clean transport, energy and housing

Companies in North and sub-Saharan Africa, the Eastern Neighbourhood and southern Caucasus to access financing under a dedicated regional COVID-19 financing programme

€ 10.2 billion for COVID-19 public health and business financing; € 5.2 billion for new private sector financing schemes; € 2 billon for energy and energy efficiency investment around the world; Millions of commuters to benefit from € 1.9 billion urban transport funding in Europe, Asia and Africa The European…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union Youth Volunteers Corps (AU-YVC) Turns 10!

The AU-YVC program continues to promote volunteerism to deepen the status of young people in Africa as key actors in Africa’s development targets and goals

The African Union Youth Volunteers Corps (AU-YVC) celebrates 10 years of existence. The program is a flagship of the African Union which recruits, trains and deploys young African professionals to serve as professional volunteers for a period of 12 months across the continent. The AU-YVC program will soon be looking…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Coronavirus - Guinea-Bissau: Security Council Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau

The members of the Security Council expressed their deep concern at the threat posed to the people of Guinea-Bissau by the COVID-19 pandemic

The members of the Security Council welcomed the continued engagement of the international community in Guinea-Bissau, in particular the “Group of Five” (the African Union, the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, the Economic Community of West African States, the European Union and the UN), towards resolving the political and institutional crisis…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Coronavirus - Botswana: UN celebrates innovative public service delivery as pandemic heightens importance of work of the public sector

Seven public institutions from Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Republic of Korea, and Spain receive prestigious UN Public Service Awards

The UN announced today that seven innovative projects will receive this year’s UN Public Service Award,  the highest global accolade for excellence in public service to institutions that contribute to a more effective and responsive public administration and that advance progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s seven winners have developed and delivered some…

Source: Office of the Prime Minister - Canada |

Coronavirus - Africa: Joint Statement on the Role of a Sustainable Ocean Economy in a post-COVID-19 World

World leaders must value the ocean in recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

Today, the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy issued the following statement to mark World Oceans Day: “Today, we celebrate World Oceans Day under unprecedented circumstances, as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated health and economic challenges. We, the members of the High Level Panel…

EurAfrican Forum
Source: EurAfrican Forum |

The EurAfrican Forum Digital 2020: 2 Days Between Europe and Africa’s Major Leaders

The EurAfrican Forum Digital 2020 will be gathering key actors from the public and private sector but also engaging the civil society, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, scientists

For the first time, the EurAfrican Forum (https://www.EurAfricanForum.org/) will be moving online holding its 3rd annual meeting on July 2nd and 3rd, 2020; The EurAfrican Forum Digital 2020 will be gathering key actors from the public and private sector but also engaging the civil society, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, scientists; 2020’s edition will explore and discuss common…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Covid-19: A historical opportunity for the transformation and diversification of CEMAC economies (By Leoncio Amada NZE, President for the CEMAC Region at the African Energy Chamber and CEO of APEX Industries)

The CEMAC region is made up of 6 countries with an approximate population of 54 million people, and an economy dominated mainly by the oil sector

By Leoncio Amada NZE, President for the CEMAC Region at the African Energy Chamber and CEO of APEX Industries. In Chinese, the word crisis is made up of two characters. One means danger and the other opportunity. Even though in the middle of a crisis one never sees opportunities, crises…