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UN rolls out Zimbabwe road safety performance review in bid to reduce carnage

A team from the UN is in the country to review and assess the country’s performance on road safety

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working with Zimbabwe to see how they can significantly reduce road casualties in the southern African nation so it can serve as an example for the rest of the region. A team from the UN is in the country to review…

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President of the Namibia Institute of Architects invited to Germany on Information Visit

Information visit on the topic of “100 Years of BAUHAUS” – Architecture and energy-efficient building in Germany

The president of the Namibia Institute of Architects and lead architect of Kondjeni Nkandi Architects, Prosper Lusale, will participate in an information visit on the topic of “100 Years of BAUHAUS” – Architecture and energy-efficient building in Germany. The visit for experts from all over the world takes place from…

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Ethiopia backs Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF)

Ethiopia’s public and private sector leaders voice approval for Africa’s premier hotel investment conference

Prominent figures from Ethiopia’s public and private sectors have spoken out publicly to welcome the return to Addis Ababa of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.AHIF.com), which is the premier tourism and hotel investment conference in Africa, and to encourage others to attend. AHIF attracts many prominent international hotel…

Averda
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Averda signs three-year contract with prestigious Pearl-Qatar development

Contract award follows Averda’s success in delivering over an initial 22-month agreement

Averda (www.Averda.com), the leading international environmental services provider, has been awarded a three-year waste management contract to service Qatar’s flagship waterfront development, The Pearl-Qatar. Averda will mobilise comprehensive waste and environmental management services immediately, working closely with The Pearl-Qatar’s developer, the United Development Company. The scope of service consists of…

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Moving the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations

Attributed to Sherif Barakat, Country Director Egypt at Thales

With Africa’s premier soccer tournament now underway in Egypt, the continent’s top teams are fighting it out for a position in the finals and the ultimate honour of winning the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019. Along with the teams comes a massive influx of fans and spectators, joining local…

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Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) will generate $millions for Addis, $billions for Africa

Independent report reveals the economic impact of Africa’s top hotel conference

An independent assessment by the international tourism advisory expert, Martin Jansen van Vuuren, a partner at Futureneer Advisors (www.FutureneerAdvisors.com), has quantified the significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF). He reveals that when AHIF returns to Addis Ababa at the end of September,…

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Meetings of the Statutory Bodies for United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) & International Conference: African Cities: Engines of Sustainable Development - Cairo, Hotel Conrad, June 17-20, 2019

This Conference was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Egypt, Dr. Mostafa Madbouli, and was attended by a large number of Ministers from the Government of Egypt

UCLG Africa (www.UCLGA.org), who represents and defends the interests of cities and local governments across Africa on the world stage, marked the inauguration of its new North Africa Regional Office where it held its first statutory meeting and  20th session of the Executive Committee, at the invitation of the Ministry…

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C40 Cities’ Financing Sustainable African Cities Forum calls for urgent investor action to secure a sustainable future for all citizens

Showcasing recent innovations in African cities, experts urged the investment community to recognise the potential of these leading cities and promote inclusive financing models

C40’s (www.C40.org) annual event, which took place on Wednesday in South Africa for the first time, gathered city officials and investors to address the most pressing climate challenges of our time; African mayors stated that inspiring citizens to live sustainably is a good start, but systemic infrastructure development enabled by…

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European Investment Bank (EIB) to support EUR 4.5 billion new business, social, energy transition and sustainable transport investment

This includes investment that addresses challenges facing female entrepreneurs in Poland and across Africa, supports lease financing in Italy, backs venture capital in Liberia and Sierra Leone

EUR 1.6 billion support for private investment, including for women and rural communities; upgrading thousands of schools and expanding long-term care provision; financing renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean transport. The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved a total of EUR 4.5 billion of new financing that will tackle investment gaps…

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Switzerland gives 3.2 million Swiss francs to African Development Bank’s ‘Boost Africa’ E-Lab and urban development fund

‘Boost Africa’ was launched in partnership with the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank to enhance entrepreneurship and innovation across Africa

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Thursday signed two agreements to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. SECO contributed 3 million Swiss francs to the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) for…