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Wednesday 22 March 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (Voice of America Tuesday 21 March 2017)

    The World Bank reports Africa will receive the bulk of the $75 billion the International Development Association, or IDA, will spend to finance life-saving and life-changing operations over the next three years mainly in 30 of the world’s poorest, most fragile countries.

    The IDA is a part of the World Bank which supports anti-poverty programs in the most poor developing countries through long-term, no interest loans.

    The World Bank reports the African region will receive $45 billion of the $75 billion allocated for development purposes. It says other recipients will include...

(Xinhuanet Tuesday 21 March 2017)

The World Bank has committed 57 billion U.S dollars to development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa in the next three fiscal years, said a press release from the Bretton Woods Institution on Monday.

Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President said the funds will support implementation of...

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 21 March 2017)

Under a cloudless sky in South Africa's northwestern farming region, donkeys still amble along muddy paths, pausing to nibble on grass, oblivious to the threat from a demand for Chinese medicine.

The gelatin found in the animals' skin has made them a target, leading to a growing wave of...

(Agence Ecofin Monday 20 March 2017)

At the Africa CEO Forum which opened this morning in Geneva, AFD Group – in partnership with the European Union – unveiled the “African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility”, designed to boost private sector investment in on–grid and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa.

In order...

(Voice of America Saturday 18 March 2017)

Each year, the University of Southern California hosts the African Global Economic and Development Summit, bringing delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders, government officials and others in the U.S. But this year, the African summit has no Africans. All were denied visas.

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(Voice of America Friday 17 March 2017)

One of the enduring legacies of the Barack Obama presidency will be the relationship built between the United States and young Africans. As part of Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), each year 1,000 young people from sub-Saharan Africa travel to the United States to spend six weeks...

(Reuters (Eng) Thursday 16 March 2017)

The new documentary Trophy opens in a sprawling corner of South Africa run by John Hume, who is praised by some as protecting the continent’s rhinos from extinction and vilified by others for trying to turn the animals into cash spinners.

Trophy, shown this week at the South by Southwest...

(Xinhuanet Thursday 16 March 2017)

China's aid to the education sector in Africa is helping boost teacher training, a key component in skilling the population to fast track development, a UN official has said.

Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, Director of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...

(AFP (eng) Thursday 16 March 2017)

Africa will host a Commonwealth Games one day despite the blow of Durban being stripped of hosting the 2022 edition, David Grevemberg, the chief executive of The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), told AFP.

Durban lost the right to host the Games on Monday -- just 18 months after being...

(AFP (eng) Thursday 16 March 2017)

Issa Hayatou, the last of the old generation leaders in world football, faces a rare and determined challenge when he bids for an eighth term as head of the Confederation of African Football in Thursday's election.

Ahmad Ahmad, head of the Madagascar Football Association, has picked up...

(The Wall Street Journal Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Ndalo Media founder Khanyi Dhlomo and Mara Group founder Ashish Thakkar on where the potential is and what’s blocking it

How is innovation in Africa different from innovation in Silicon Valley? And how can innovation in Africa be encouraged? Dan Keeler, frontier-markets editor of The Wall...

(AFP (eng) Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Issa Hayatou, born a prince and emperor of African football for three decades, has been at the centre of scandal -- but never wounded -- for much of his life.

The 70-year-old Cameroonian, seeking an eighth term as head of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in an election on...

(The Associated Press Tuesday 14 March 2017)

The mysterious Facebook blogger kept dishing up alleged government secrets. One day it was a shadowy faction looting cash from Uganda's presidential palace with impunity. The next was a claim that the president was suffering from a debilitating illness.

For authorities in a country that...

(Bloomberg Tuesday 14 March 2017)

Teraco Data Environments, which says it is the largest provider of data-center services in Africa, said it raised 1.2 billion rand ($90 million) from South African lender Barclays Africa Group Ltd. to invest in information-technology infrastructure on the continent.

The closely held...

(Xinhuanet Tuesday 14 March 2017)

Telecommunication firms (telcos) across Africa are maximizing their return on investment from data and on monetizing emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive and afloat, experts at a global research firm said on Tuesday.

George Kalebaila, research...

(Agence Ecofin Tuesday 14 March 2017)

The Land Policy Initiative (LPI), a joint programme of the tripartite consortium consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a pilot project to track progress in implementing in the...

(Reuters (Eng) Monday 13 March 2017)

The United Arab Emirates, one of the Middle East's largest economies, wants to expand trade ties with faster growing nations in Asia and Africa, a senior official said on Sunday.

Rich Gulf Arab states are looking at ways to diversify their economies, including who they trade with, after...

(AFP (eng) Friday 10 March 2017)

In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world's first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent.

Africans who want to register a website will be able to apply for a .africa domain name...

(The Herald Online Thursday 09 March 2017)

China has disbursed nearly $30 billion to assist African countries in different projects as it pledged to be the most reliable partner in speeding agriculture modernisation and industrial development. The major developing nation in 2015 announced $60 billion funding support for Africa at the...

(Xinhuanet Thursday 09 March 2017)

A critical mass of trained and well equipped community health workforce is key to easing the rising burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases in Africa, experts said on Wednesday at a continental forum taking place in Nairobi.

The experts, policymakers and campaigners who attended...

(Xinhuanet Wednesday 08 March 2017)

A critical mass of trained and well equipped community health workforce is key to easing the rising burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases in Africa, experts said on Wednesday at a continental forum taking place in Nairobi.

The experts, policymakers and campaigners who...

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