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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…

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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…

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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…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Without adequate protection, estimates show that over 300,000 Africans could lose their lives due to COVID-19 - Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) report

The Report notes that Africa’s small and medium enterprises risk complete closure if there is no immediate support

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in a new report on the coronavirus pandemic, says over 300,000 Africans could lose their lives due to COVID-19. This, as the pandemic continues to impact on the Continent’s struggling economies whose growth is expected to slow down from 3.2 percent to 1.8 percent…

Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Premier Alan Winde on COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in Western Cape

Update by Premier Alan Winde on the coronavirus

As of 00h01 on 14 April, the Western Cape has recorded 657 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection.  Sub Districts Cape Town Metro: Sub-district Cases Western 202 Southern 141 Northern 32 Tygerberg 61 Eastern 42 Klipfontein 35 Mitchells Plain 16 Khayelitsha 19 Total 548 Sub Districts Non-Metro: District  Sub-district Cases Garden…

Source: Ministry of Health, The Gambia |

Coronavirus - Gambia: The Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health received medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation

Saturday 28th March 2020, the Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health received medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation at a colourful ceremony at Banjul International Airport. The Chinese Ambassador to The Gambia H.E. Ma Jianchun on behalf of the People's Republic of China handing over the…

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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation recognized as Best Islamic Financier at the International Trade Finance Global (TFG) Trade Awards 2020

The winners were selected by an independent steering committee of industry experts from around the world

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has been named ‘Best Islamic Financier’ by the trade finance platform, Trade Finance Global (www.TradeFinanceGlobal.com), in cooperation with BAFT (www.BAFT.org). The international work carried out by banks, financial institutions and technology vendors to…