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‘Unprecedented terrorist violence’ in West Africa, Sahel region

The top UN official in West Africa and the Sahel updated the Security Council on Wednesday, describing an “unprecedented" rise in terrorist violence across the region

“The region has experienced a devastating surge in terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets,” Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), told the Council in its first formal meeting of the year. “The humanitarian consequences are alarming”,…

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‘Let West Africa’s success echo throughout the world.’ Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hails the success of African Development Bank investments in the region

The region’s economy is showing positive achievements, reaching 3.3 percent growth in 2019

The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja on Saturday. He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government. Brou said…

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Rugby Africa Cup 2020 Shines in New Light for Players, Teams and Spectators

The elimination stage of the new Rugby Africa Cup format focusses on inclusion and digital experience

In June this year, Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the new format of the Rugby Africa Cup (RAC); a modernized and more inclusive set up of the continental championship to revamp the attractiveness of the game. At the same time the elimination stage was a digital testing period for a new…

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Reckya Madougou: The Former Minister of Justice Stands a Self-Made Woman of Influence and Reflection in Africa

By Sémèvo Bonaventure AGBON, editor in chief of “Bénin Intelligent”

Today, Africa is prone to several questions. Especially from an economic and governance policy aspect. There is still a long way to go. But although many of them need to work together to win public debate to the point of offering their grasp of the world and Africa, their vision…

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Fostering jobs, entrepreneurship, and capacity development for African youth: the time for disruption is now! (by Hanan Morsy)

The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) is held in Egypt and hosted by the Bank on the theme; “Jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youth"

by Hanan Morsy “There is no greater asset to Africa than its youth,” a statement that has been repeatedly proclaimed, but the continent still has a long way to go. Despite robust economic growth over the past two decades, a 1 percent increase in growth between 2000–14 was associated with…

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What: Business Bootcamp for 100 SME’s in Africa; When: 4 – 6 December 2019; Where: Ecobank Pan African Conference Centre, Lome, Togo

The Business Bootcamp is in line with the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson’s “1 million by 2021 Initiative”

The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) will be launching its first Business Bootcamp for 100 SME’s in Africa on 4 to 6 December 2019 in Lomé Togo, in partnership with Ecobank. The Business Bootcamp is in line with the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson’s “1 million by 2021 Initiative” which…

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International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) preparing for major expansion of sports programs for people with disabilities

One country where the ICRC works with disabled athletes is South Sudan

With the goal of increasing sports opportunities and societal acceptance for people with disabilities, the International Committee of the Red Cross is in the midst of a major expansion of its sports programs for people with disabilities. Next year the ICRC will expand its programs into nine new countries*, bringing…

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2019 conference on land policy in Africa: why it matters for the continent, by Cosmas Milton Ochieng

The theme of this year’s Conference on Land Policy in Africa is “Winning the fight against corruption in the land sector in Africa

Cosmas Milton Ochieng, an expert in natural resource governance and economic development in Africa, is the Director of the African Natural Resource Centre at the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org). In collaboration with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank will host…

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European Investment Bank Expands Trade & Investment Insurance Benefits to West Africa

Agreements for intended financing signed at African Investment Forum

European Investment Bank supports expanded membership of Africa Trade Insurance Agency (http://www.ATI-ACA.org/); Availability of investment insurance to strengthen investment and reduce project financing costs; Agreements for intended financing signed at African Investment Forum. The European Investment Bank today formally agreed to support the membership expansion of the African Trade Insurance…

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Four Priorities for African Aviation

International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted three priorities to improve aviation safety in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich people’s lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s). The four priorities are: Safety Cost-competitiveness Opening…