A building in Nairobi’s most sought after corporate locale has cemented its place among the world’s most notable architecture pieces after becoming the first structure in Africa to receive the Emporis Skyscraper Award. Britam Tower also the tallest building in East and Central Africa, standing 200 meters is a 32-storey...
Malawi has beaten the World Health Organization (WHO) deadline on the elimination of trachoma disease. According to the Ministry’s spokesman, Joshua Malango, Malawi beat the WHO’s 2020 deadline for the elimination of the disease but Malawi has eliminated the disease a year before the deadline. In 2014, government adopted a...
Can sub-Saharan Africa feed itself: This is a question that has been asked for decades, but no satisfying answer has been found up to now—and is unlikely to be found in the near to medium-term future. Why? The region is adding more than 1 billion people over the next...
With this year's theme being 'Championing Africa's Sustainable Economic Development', the Indaba will discuss resource nationalism, innovations in technology, battery metals and diversity in mining and sustainable development, among others. President Ramaphosa is scheduled to speak at 3pm and will be joined by his Ghanaian counterpart Nana Akufo-Addo, the Presidency...
A new highway was recently completed in Senegal, with the 100-kilometer route helping to connect various towns across the country. The highway was built at a cost of 850 million dollars, and has expanded the original four-lane road into a six-lane highway which includes connecting lanes and four interchange...
Rendeavour, Africa's largest urban developer in collaboration with the Lagos State Government, has broken ground on a new satellite city development in the Lekki Free Zone as part of a joint venture that will increase foreign direct investment in Nigeria and promote employment creation. The project, Alaro City, is a...
Press Release from the United States Supports Increased Trade with Mozambique through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, will dedicate $12 million to support the expansion of programs, to...
The European Union (EU) has pledged to support Ghana's economic development and growth towards becoming a middle-income country. "We are strongly committed to change the ways of cooperation with Africa and especially Ghana and focused to create jobs and roads as well as to support the private sector, investments. And...
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuiseppe Conte cut the ribbon for the new ‘Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development’ in Rome today.   This Centre will provide a fast-track, demand-driven mechanism for African countries to access grant resources that support policies, initiatives, and best practices on climate change, food security, access to water,...
Africa's general economic performance continues to recover and GDP growth is projected to accelerate to 4.0 percent in 2019 and 4.1 percent in 2020. But improved macroeconomic and employment outcomes require industry to lead growth, according to the 2019 African Economic Outlook report, launched by the African Development Bank. Published annually...