By Jacqueline M. Klopp By 2030, Africa will be a predominantly urban continent. Its growing cities already serve as crucibles of growth, creativity and innovation; providing livelihoods, markets, arts, manufacturing, services, technology, connectivity and education for large numbers of people including those from and in rural areas. Reflecting the strong...
Ghana’s Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is set to receive a US$600 million loan facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the bank’s president, Akinwuni Adesina, has revealed. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr. Adesina intimated that the bank...
By Abednego Waliki Aside from the roles that citizens play in attaining and maintaining a remarkable developmental stride, one other aspect that will bring to the actualization of a sustainable path towards the transformation of the African continent, is in the leadership structure and management. Hence, the place that leadership...
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to rebound to an average of 2% in 2018, up from an average 1.4% in 2017 according to a new World Bank report. The modest rebound in growth is driven mostly by the recent rise in oil prices,...
Achim Steiner, United Nations Development Programme Administrator and Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator have called on national and international partners to reinforce joint efforts to address the humanitarian needs in the conflict-affected north-eastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, while at the same time speed up the recovery...
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the Mastercard Foundation, have launched the Digital Financial Services for Agriculture Handbook to support the expansion of financial inclusion to smallholder farmers and agricultural value chain actors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Financial inclusion has expanded dramatically in the region over the...
Mozambican Transport Minister Carlos Mesquita on Wednesday laid the first stone for the rehabilitation of the northern port of Nacala. The rehabilitation is financed by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and is budgeted at 273.6 million US dollars. The work force required is estimated at 400 Mozambicans and 56...
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership has announced that it is the recipient of a three-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ASCM will utilize this grant to help foster the development of a regional supply...
THE USAID funded Fostering Accountability and Transparency in Zambia (FACT Zambia) programme has launched a project aimed at increasing citizen awareness and engagement on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) mechanism in Zambia. The FACT-EITI project which was officially launched by North-Western permanent secretary Ephraim Mateyo last week would work...
In the land-locked country of Botswana, mining diamonds is the mainstay of all livelihoods. Robot miners found the second largest diamond (roughly the size of a tennis ball) there, and the mining industry is looking to bring in more robots to increase production. Reports reveal that robot automation in...