On 28 July 2020, the Director-General of the Port Authority of Cotonou (PAC), Joris Albert Thys (pictured), signed a note announcing the introduction of...
In 1960 Sudan had the same GDP as South Korea’s, and Zaire’s was the same as that of Taiwan. East Asian countries faced economic ruin as a result of the...
The government of Namibia is negotiating $273 million in aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to finance its spending. The information was...
An education project in Lesotho, financed by the African Development Bank and implemented between 2008 and 2016, has provided the country with new primary...
The village of Tsakhuma in the Vhembe district of South Africa’s Limpopo region is proof positive that communities can find solutions to their problems....
Côte d'Ivoire could be the country that will benefit the most from the African Continental Free Trade Area, the World Bank says in its recent “The African...
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the disbursement of $4.3 billion to help fight the coronavirus pandemic in...
A higher level of preparedness is urgently needed to prevent and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa, including additional resources for...
The African Development Bank on Friday 24 July approved $27.4 million in grants to boost the African Union’s (AU) efforts to mobilize continental...
At one time or another, nations and individuals confront crisis points – moments of existential challenge that also open up new possibilities. African...
The African Development Bank on Friday approved grants worth about $41.16 million to Djibouti to bolster the national budget in support of...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Friday approved a $69 million grant to support Ghana’s efforts to tackle the...
The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors on Friday approved a UA 38.15 million ($53.25 million) multi-country grant to The Gambia, Liberia and...
The African Development Bank on Thursday approved a concessional loan of $97.675 million to Rwanda to strengthen its national budget as it works to...
The African Development Bank today approved grants worth $25.1 million to Somalia to bolster the national budget for government efforts to mitigate...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund today approved a $31.6 million COVID-19 Crisis Response Support Program (CRSP) to Uganda to...
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced that it plans to mobilize $186.2 million for Somalia. The funds are...
Public health, the wellbeing of refugees and the host communities in the Sahel are at the heart of the latest tripartite agreement between the African...
On 18 July 2020, Benin Terminal welcomed the "CCNI ARAUCO", the largest ship to have ever berthed at Cotonou. This 300-metre long, MAERSK ship weighing...
Malawi will receive $45.07 million to finance the government’s response to the health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday approved a UA100.4 million (about $138 million) crisis budget support...
Funds from the African Development Bank’s ongoing Science and Technology Development Project have been committed towards two research projects to mitigate...
In a statement issued on July 22, the International Monetary Fund announced it has approved an improvement in the access to emergency financing to help...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of approximately R5 billion ($288 million) to the government of South Africa,...
On Monday 20 July 2020, the Malawi judiciary sentenced a group of Chinese criminals specializing in poaching to 6-11 years' imprisonment. According to...
The government of Tanzania plans to set up a $200 loan program to help students in high schools. The information was reported following a council of...
The Covid pandemic, from which Africa is far from emerging, has once again brought to light the importance and usefulness of mobility data analysis. The...
The International Monetary Fund announced in a July 20 statement it has agreed to write off up to $7.6 million of Burundi’s debt. The move aims to...
Fitch Ratings, the global credit rating agency, has affirmed the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘AAA’, with...
Sudan needs $283 million to meet the urgent needs caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement by the United Nations Office for the...
The Mauritian government has already disbursed Rs 10.6 billion ($265 million) into its program to support jobs threatened by the covid-19 pandemic. The...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has just announced the deployment of €16.6 billion to fight the coronavirus pandemic and develop resilience...
Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa, ImpactHER and UN Women Policy Brief exposes disadvantages to women entrepreneurs in post COVID-19 era,...
South African Airways (SAA) can now start its restructuring plan, after weeks of negotiations. 86% of the carrier’s creditors voted in favor of a rescue...
Sierra Leone has revealed plans for the construction of a seaport. John Tambi, Head of the Presidential Infrastructural Initiative (PII), said talks are...

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