Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Kenya & Tanzania: Over 3 million people to benefit from African Development Bank’s €345 million road construction support

The total amount of co-financing is expected to be more than $ 1.2 billion when subsequent phases of the project are concluded

Over three million people in Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from a €345 million financing package for road construction support, approved by the African Development Bank’s ( board in Abidjan on Thursday. The Bank’s support for the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro and Tanga-Pangani-Bagamoyo roads Phase I, is in the form of African…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

“Let’s address skills mismatch in jobs for the youth,” speaker tells African Economic Conference

According to Adamon Mukasa, senior researcher at the African Development Bank, under-skilled youth represented 28.9% of Africa’s population

The second day of the 2019 African Economic Conference, exploring ways to create jobs for Africa’s youth,  focused on the youth skills gap issue across the continent. The conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh is hosted by the African Development Bank ( in partnership with the United…

Source: Corteva |

Boosting Farm Productivity is the Key to Unlocking the Full Economic Value of Ethiopia’s Agricultural Sector

New-age agricultural companies can support these efforts with new technologies and practices around seeds, crop protection and digital farming technology

Ethiopia’s agricultural sector is the bedrock of the economy, employing more than 70% of the workforce, accounting for more than a third of GDP, and serving as the country’s largest earner of foreign exchange. Yet outdated farming practices and low productivity mean that agriculture in Ethiopia is far from reaching…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

HSBC Cape Town Sevens 2019 – what you HAVE to know

If you’re attending the event, make sure you know all the ins and outs of what will be happening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Cape Town is abuzz with sevens rugby action this week in the build-up to the highly-anticipated fifth instalment of the popular HSBC Cape Town Sevens, the second tournament on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. If you’re attending the event, make sure you know all the ins and outs of…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Comoros: World Bank Group Pledges $175 Million in Additional Support for Development Programs

The World Bank Group’s support will also help promote private sector and value chains development in agriculture and tourism

The World Bank Group pledged an additional $175 million over the period 2020-2022 to support Comoros’ development through its National Emergent Plan. The announcement was made at the Development Partners Conference for Comoros, held in Paris on December 2 and 3, 2019. This funding consists of grants and concessional credits…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UN High Commissioner for Refugees starts visit to Central African Republic, welcoming home refugees

Grandi also acknowledged the generosity of the Central African Republic in welcoming some 7,500 refugees, despite the many challenges the country faces

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, kicked off a three-day visit to the Central African Republic by welcoming 200 refugees newly returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, the High Commissioner discussed the efforts needed to create conditions that would facilitate…

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Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Algeria’s Sonelgaz and Equatorial Guinea’s Sonagas sign a Cooperation Agreement in the Gas Sector

Equatorial Guinea is currently developing its Gas Megahub project which aims to make the country a regional hub for gas distribution

The Memorandum of Understanding covers the regulatory framework for the gas sector, the transport and distribution of gas through pipelines, the supply and installation of gas meters and all other areas of the energy sector of mutual interest; the Algerian government is focused on strengthening the role of its gas…

Source: Kwik |

Kwik Delivery partners with Winpart to deliver spare parts in less than 2 hours to customers in Nigeria

The goal is to support Winpart and their customers grow their business while managing their inventory with quasi just-in-time leanness

Kwik Delivery ( and Winpart announce today a partnership to ensure smooth, on-demand and flexible last-mile delivery of light auto spare parts to customers in Nigeria. “The goal of Winpart, a division of CFAO Motors with a spread in several other African countries is to make available to motorists, quality…