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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Launches Four-Part Documentary Series on West African Cotton Sector

Documentary to air on CNBC Africa and Afrique Media TV this November

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, will be releasing a series of four short documentaries on its extensive cotton sector trade finance and development interventions in West Africa. Called the White Gold Series, the documentary will air on CNBC Africa…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Rebuilding the African fashion industry in the (post) COVID-19 era: thinking digital and circular solutions

As factories close their doors and border closures and travel restrictions interrupt supply chains, the workers have been left to feel the worst effects

The disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic on global value chains and its impact on African businesses is already evident. As factories close their doors and border closures and travel restrictions interrupt supply chains, the workers - the most vulnerable and lowest paid people in the fashion supply chain – have…

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Coronavirus - South Africa's GDP will take at least five years to recover from COVID-19 impact, says UNDP study

The study focuses on how COVID-19 will drive temporary and long-term changes in poverty levels in South Africa

South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least 5.1 and up to 7.9 percent in 2020 and recover slowly through 2024. This will lead to major setbacks in addressing poverty, unemployment and inequality, according to a new UNDP study on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in South…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: World Trade Organization (WTO) members discuss cotton development assistance, impact of COVID-19 on cotton trade

The Cotton-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) noted the importance of supporting cotton development assistance projects designed locally, including the "Cotton Roadmap Project"

t a meeting of the Director-General’s Consultative Framework Mechanism on Cotton on 30 July, the chair Deputy Director-General Alan Wm. Wolff reiterated the forum’s mandate to ensure transparency of development assistance programmes for cotton and to improve the effectiveness of cotton projects. The WTO Secretariat presented a report and video…

Source: Braperucci Africa Communication |

Exploring the joys of being black and “Pure Love”- how Pan-African womenswear designer, Ophelia Crossland is leveraging on Tech and authentic designs to celebrate black women

The Pure Love Collection is available directly through the brand’s Flagship shop, its affiliate stockists and the new e-commerce website

Pan-African womenswear designer, Ophelia Crossland is well pleased to announce the launch of her ‘’Pure Love” Collection for the Spring and Summer fashion season. Produced on the lines of an international pandemic and a lockdown that has affected the fashion industry and African enterprises , the titular womenswear brand with…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: European Union project supports Kampala youths, women make masks to block COVID-19

The youth are using social media to market their products and are happy that they are at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 in their country

Bashir Hamba studied fashion and design at a local college in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Today, he is part of a group of young people who have ventured into making face masks as part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country. After graduating in 2017, Hamba received…

Source: World Trade Organization (WTO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: World Trade Organization (WTO) report looks at trade developments in poorest countries in wake of COVID-19

There are currently 47 least-developed countries (LDCs), 36 of which have become WTO members

A new information note published by the WTO Secretariat looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the participation of least-developed countries (LDCs) in global trade. The note stresses that LDCs have seen a significant decline in export earnings due to decreasing demand in key markets, falling commodity prices and…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

How fashion entrepreneurs can conquer COVID-19: Experts share tips at first Fashionomics Africa webinar

In total, 136 fashion entrepreneurs, digital innovators and creative minds joined the discussion

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) Fashionomics Africa (www.FashionomicsAfrica.org) initiative on Tuesday launched its first webinar series to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry. In total, 136 fashion entrepreneurs, digital innovators and creative minds joined the discussion. The theme of the first episode of the series was: “What…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series

African Fashionpreneurs: Thriving in a (post-) COVID-19 World

What does the COVID-19 disruption mean for Africa’s Fashion Industry? Opportunities and Threats for Fashionpreneurs and Investors What: Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series Who: Gender, Women & Civil Society (AHGC) When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Where: Online The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Minister Thoko Didiza on farmers receiving essential service permits during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Minister Thoko Didiza notes the statement of the Democratic Alliance (DA) on farmers receiving essential service permits directly from the department

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza, (MP), notes the statement by the Democratic Alliance (DA) on farmers receiving essential service permits directly from the department. The Minister is reminding the DA and the entire citizenry, that before President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the lockdown, she established a task…