Source: The Republic of Sierra Leone State House |

Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Proclamation for the Conduct of a Mid-Term Population and Housing Census (MTPHC)

This census will be done at no risk to staff and respondents with respect to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Julius Maada Bio, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Fellow Sierra Leoneans In order to help us plan properly, ensure equitable distribution of resources, and foster economic and social development, Government has decided to conduct a Mid-Term Population and Housing Census across the country this year.  Data from…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Coronavirus - Africa: European Investment Bank (EIB) approves € 16.6 billion for COVID-19 health response and economic resilience, climate, clean transport, energy and housing

Companies in North and sub-Saharan Africa, the Eastern Neighbourhood and southern Caucasus to access financing under a dedicated regional COVID-19 financing programme

€ 10.2 billion for COVID-19 public health and business financing; € 5.2 billion for new private sector financing schemes; € 2 billon for energy and energy efficiency investment around the world; Millions of commuters to benefit from € 1.9 billion urban transport funding in Europe, Asia and Africa The European…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Road Builders Babacar Ndiaye Trophy 2020: Egyptian president to receive Great Road Builder Award

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina awarded special prizes

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was awarded the Babacar Ndiaye Great Road Builder Award it was announced Monday, a distinction for heads of state whose countries initiate outstanding projects or achievements in relation to the development of roads, transportation and mobility. Al Sisi was recognized for his “personal leadership” in…

China Yutong Bus
Source: China Yutong Bus |

Yutong provides support in the pandemic preven-tion of public transport in Africa

Recently, China Yutong Bus has donated more than 1.2 million medical masks to African countries

China Yutong Bus (https://en.Yutong.com), one of the world’s major bus and coach suppliers, has donated more than 1.2 million medical masks to Ghana, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola and other African countries and shared the experience of public transport pandemic prevention in China. At the critical moment…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series

African Fashionpreneurs: Thriving in a (post-) COVID-19 World

What does the COVID-19 disruption mean for Africa’s Fashion Industry? Opportunities and Threats for Fashionpreneurs and Investors What: Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series Who: Gender, Women & Civil Society (AHGC) When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Where: Online The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Zimbabwe: African Development Bank approves $13.7 million to strengthen health system, boost anti-COVID-19 efforts

The funds will provide an immediate lifeline for targeted frontline responders and health personnel and boost the country’s Global Health Security Index

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a $13.7 million grant to finance the COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe. The funds will provide an immediate lifeline for targeted frontline responders and health personnel and boost the country’s Global Health Security Index in the wake of the…

Facebook
Source: Facebook |

2Africa: A transformative subsea cable for future internet connectivity in Africa announced by global and African partners

2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe

China Mobile International, Facebook (www.Facebook.com), MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Address by Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, on the occasion of the Media Briefing on COVID-19 Transport Level 4 Directions

Our mandate as a sector is that of a catalyst, which enables mobility in the economy and social setting

By Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Transport We have always been mindful that Transport is not only an enabler of economic activity and access to social amenities, but also a potent instrument, capable of spreading the COVID-19 virus far and wide.  After all, it was the aviation sector that enabled the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

South Africa: African Development Bank, SA Taxi sign $100 million loan agreement to boost industrialization, enhance transport sector

The loan agreement, which carries an eight-year tenor and includes a six-month grace period, was signed on Monday, 16 March

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and SA Taxi Development Finance Proprietary Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SA Taxi Holdings Proprietary Limited (“SA Taxi”), have signed a $100 million loan agreement to support the firm’s growing strategy to empower taxi operators with limited access to finance from traditional financiers. The…

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

Events Industry retools to build hospitals in Africa

The venture applies HOTT3D’s design, construction and project management expertise to building medical facilities within days

A Cape Town-based exhibition builder, together with an event organizer, offer to work with governments and private sectors across Africa to rapidly build hospital infrastructures and shelters in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Afrika Umoja, an initiative initiated by Cape Town temporary architecture specialists, HOTT3D with pan-African energy event…