Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes the Fourth Review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement and Approves US$34 Million Disbursement to Togo

During the same meeting, the Board also concluded the 2019 Article IV consultation

Program implementation under the ECF arrangement has been broadly satisfactory; It aims to substantially reduce the fiscal deficit, refocus policies on inclusive growth, and resolve the financial weaknesses in the two public banks; Togo needs to safeguard the hard-won fiscal consolidation and pursue debt reduction. On June 26, 2019, the Executive Board…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

“The Enduring Partnership between the United States and South Africa" Speech by Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy

The United States is interested in promoting stronger trade and business ties between Africa and America, to the benefit of the people of both

By U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy at The University of the Witwatersrand As prepared [Thank you Deputy Vice Chancellor Vilakazi for the introduction.  I’m grateful to you and to everyone at Wits University and the African Centre for the Study of the United States for…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Entertainment, Social Cohesion, Tailored Assistance for Migrant Children in Niger

The festival will take place between 21-24 June in Niamey and will bring together artists from Benin, Togo, Guinea-Conakry and Spain

Marking the International Day of the African Child this past Sunday (16/06) in Niamey, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized an afternoon of dance, acrobatics, magic, theatre, storytelling and puppet shows for the migrants staying at IOM’s transit centres for unaccompanied migrant children and migrant women. To make the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African leaders share their vision for an integrated continent

The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings

Leaders from four African countries on Wednesday shared their vision for an integrated and borderless Africa that would foster economic growth and development. The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) 2019 Annual Meetings. The panelists – President Teodoro Obiang Nguema…

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Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank hosted by London Stock Exchange after successful $500 million Eurobond issuance

The bond was oversubscribed with strong demand from international investors in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa

Following its successful $500 million Eurobond issuance, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (‘ETI’) (www.Ecobank.com), the Lomé-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, was hosted by the London Stock Exchange to a market opening ceremony to celebrate the successful listing of the Eurobond on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) main market. The bond…

Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) |

Committee Against Torture closes Sixty-Sixth Session

Adopts Concluding Observations on the Reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom

The Committee against Torture this morning concluded its sixty-sixth session after adopting concluding observations and recommendations on the reports of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin, and the United Kingdom, on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN torture prevention body visits Senegal

Senegal ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in 2006 and set up a National Preventive Mechanism

The United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture is visiting Senegal from 5 to 16 May 2019 to evaluate the implementation of the recommendations it made during its first visit in 2012. Senegal ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment…

Source: EPIC Africa |

EPIC-Africa announces the winners of the 1st edition of the African Civil Society Organisation Excellence Awards

Recipients of the African CSO Excellence Awards showcase best practices in organizational effectiveness

EPIC-Africa (www.EPIC-Africa.org) has today announced the winners of the 1st edition of the African CSO Excellence Awards. The Awards highlight the importance of organizational capacity to achieve program impact and improve the well-being of Africa’s citizens. This year’s winners are civil society organizations who model best practices across eight core…

Source: Ecobank |

Shareholders hear Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth as they approve all resolutions at 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lomé, Togo

The 31st AGM also provided a platform for the bank to demonstrate its commitment to promoting positive environmental and social change

Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) leads the way as technology changes the traditional bank model; Reaffirms commitment to corporate sustainability. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”), parent of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, concluded its 31st Annual General Meeting in Lomé, Togo, today. Ecobank Group…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Business Opportunity Seminar - Investing in partnerships for Africa’s transformation

Ethical business model key to successful project delivery by the African Development Bank - participants

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) held a Business Opportunity Seminar (BOS) focused on strengthening and fostering the engagement of the business sector and of other stakeholders to effectively support investment in infrastructure and human development projects. Seeking strategic alliances and potential business opportunities with the Bank, the participants, private-sector representatives, civil…