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The Confederation of the Alliance of Sahel States (AES) is set to focus on economic, social, and infrastructure development, as well as counter-terrorism...
The Senegalese government has launched an initiative to modernize its public services, necessitating an update in the skills of state workers. On July 1,...
The downward trend in fundraising by African startups continues, though sectors like transportation, logistics, and fintech remain strong, with the "Big...
In Burkina Faso, where insecurity heightens the risk of food scarcity, the government has decided to bolster one of its key food stock management...
Ethiopia is negotiating a $10.5 billion loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on...
Loan and investment guarantees act as a powerful catalyst in mobilizing essential capital to stimulate economic growth and improve public services in...
The World Bank's 14th economic analysis of Côte d’Ivoire highlights the challenges and opportunities tied to the country’s climate ambitions. Despite...
Niger is grappling with acute food insecurity affecting over 3.4 million people, according to the World Bank. To address this crisis, the institution has...
Denis Sassou N'guesso, President of the Republic of Congo, began an official visit to Russia on June 25, 2024. This visit focuses on vital areas of...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that Zimbabwe's new gold-backed currency has stabilized the nation's economy. This currency, introduced in...
Considered by the Fraser Institute as West Africa’s most attractive mining jurisdiction, Côte d'Ivoire pulls in new investors who eye its important yet...
Morocco's GDP is projected to grow by 2.8% in 2024 and accelerate to 4.5% in 2025, according to a June 25 statement from the Central...
Côte d'Ivoire is set to receive a $570 million loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of ongoing economic programs. This...
Nigeria has added more than $5 million to its foreign reserves through a national gold purchase program. This initiative, which involves buying gold...
Niger has swiftly mobilized more than CFA645 billion ($1 billion) since April 2024 as international donors resume cooperation with the country, which...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on June 21 that its Executive Board approved two aid programs worth a combined $658 million for...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced yesterday it has approved $935.6 million in funding for Tanzania to support economic reforms and...
After the Central African Republic, Mozambique sought Rwanda's help in 2021 to restore security in a strategic province for exploiting natural gas...
Facing rising interest rates and growing financing needs, WAEMU countries are increasingly adopting medium-term debt management strategies (MTDS) to...
Côte d'Ivoire's economy will continue to show resilience over the coming years despite regional and international shocks, President Alassane Ouattara said...
Southern Africa remains the main driver of intra-African trade, accounting for 41.4% of all trade between the continent's countries over the past...
Benin, a major cotton supplier in West Africa alongside Mali and Burkina Faso, has taken significant steps to industrialize its textile sector with...
As an integral part of Cameroon-France cooperation, the Debt Reduction and Development Contract aims to transform part of Cameroon's debt to France into...
The Prime Minister (PM) of Italy, Ms. Giorgia Meloni, and the President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, met on the...
Five African nations  Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa collectively hold 71.10% of the total nominal value of Eurobonds issued by all...
Côte d'Ivoire's government announced an 11.5% increase in the national budget for 2025, raising it to FCFA 15,301 billion ($25.1 billion) from FCFA...
The World Bank has approved an additional $150 million loan to support Benin's agricultural sector. This loan will aid the Project for the...
Nigerians are voicing strong dissatisfaction with the current economic situation, largely attributing their concerns to reforms enacted under the Tinubu...
Senegal's telecommunications regulator awarded 5G licenses to Sonatel and Free in July and December 2023, respectively. Both operators commenced offering...
For FY2024-25, Ethiopia is expecting its economy to grow by 8.4%, up from 7.9% currently. “In recent years Ethiopia has faced a number of social, economic...
Lawmakers from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria have introduced a constitutional reform proposing to change the presidential term from a...
22 Chinese nationals and one Cameroonian have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from seven to eleven years, along with fines, for cybercrime in...
Burkina Faso invested about $1 billion (over CFA600 billion) in military equipment in 2023, accounting for 30% of the state budget. This significant...
The Government of the Republic of Djibouti has taken note with dismay of the "Container Port Performance Index 2023" report published on Wednesday, June...
The independent sanction mechanisms put in place by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to improve its governance, control and accountability are...

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