Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

South Sudan People’s Defense Force (SSPDF) lauds UNMISS for training in international human rights and humanitarian law (by Manyang Mayom)

The workshop which was intended to train SSPDF personnel on the roll-out phase of the action plan on addressing conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan

More than 40 members of South Sudan People’s Defense Forces (SSPDF) have benefited from a two-day training organized by the Civil Affairs Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Kuajok, Gogrial. The workshop which was intended to train SSPDF personnel on the roll-out phase of the…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

“Disability Talent and Rights Awareness” Meets “Car Free Day”

The performance will take place October 20, 2019 at the Sidist Kilo roundabout, as part of the monthly “Car Free Day” event in Addis Ababa

The U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa in collaboration with the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) has developed, together with the Ethiopian National Disability Action Network (ENDAN), a disability rights promotion chorographical dance performance. The performance will take place October 20, 2019 at the Sidist Kilo roundabout, as part of…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Organizes First Humanitarian Charter Flight from Algeria to Niger

This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien migrants through IOM voluntary return activities facilitated by the governments of Algeria and Niger

This week (15/10), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized its first flight for voluntary return from the southern Algerian city of Tamanrasset to Niger’s capital, Niamey, carrying 166 Nigerien nationals, in close collaboration with the Governments of Algeria and Niger.  This is the first movement of its kind for vulnerable Nigerien…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

PetroSA: Owning Foreign Oil Assets Key to South Africa Energy Security

French major Total’s Brulpadda discovery has a big role to play in balancing the country’s energy model and consumption

During a national oil companies panel discussion on the final day of the Africa Oil & Power conference an exhibition, Nhlanhla Gumede, Chairman of PetroSA outlined the realities in the country’s energy sector. In particular, he highlighted that South Africa is an oil consuming country and would remain as such,…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina receives Emeka Anyaoku lifetime achievement award

The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation presented the Outstanding International Icon Award to Adesina at a ceremony held in Lagos on October 6th

Former Commonwealth Secretary-General Emeka Anyaoku has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to the African Development Bank (AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina, describing him and the Bank’s work as “ legendary, unprecedented and worthy of emulation.” The Hallmarks of Labour Foundation presented the Outstanding International Icon Award to Adesina at a ceremony…

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Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Bill Gates and European Investment Bank President Hoyer agree to accelerate support for human development and climate action

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the European Investment Bank are joint partners in the African Health Diagnostics Platform

Cooperation across Africa improving health diagnostics to transform healthcare; partnership to tackle investment barriers holding back research to prevent and treat malaria; EUR 100m Breakthrough Energy Ventures-Europe fund  backing clean energy technology. Meeting in Brussels earlier today Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chairman of…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Bold vision promises new dawn for Nigeria’s ailing petrochemical industry

Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya

Estimated to hold 37 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, Nigeria is the second biggest oil-rich country in Africa, after Libya. The exploitation of these resources has been in the hands of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) that was established in 1977 as a merger of the Nigerian National…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank and partners launch pilot Cities Diagnostics tool in five cities

The tool includes key environmental and urban sustainability indicators as well as disaster risk and vulnerability, and urban footprint growth

“The urban opportunities far outweigh the challenges,” said Prof. Davis G. Mwamfupe, the Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania, during his message to the Cities Leadership workshop, launching the City Diagnostics for five pilot cities in Africa, held on the 25th and 26th September 2019 in Abidjan. Five cities were chosen for…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Kenya: African Development Bank Group approves loans of €209m for expansion of ‘Great North Road’

The five-year project will convert the 84km Kenol–Sagana–Marua Road in central and eastern Kenya from a two-way single carriageway into a dual bypass

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved loans of around €209 million to fund the expansion of a highway that links major economic hubs in Kenya. The approval was granted on 26 September during a meeting at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The total…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) pledge full support to Zimbabwe on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) implementation

The effective implementation of the AfCFTA strategy will require government, the private sector and other trade support institutions to work together

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) on Wednesday assured Zimbabwe of continued technical support in assisting the country in its efforts to develop a national strategy to benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In remarks during the opening session…