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Africa News
Addressing harmful social norms, behavioural change interventions, continuous data and evidence generation, innovative partnerships, knowledge management and advocacy, as well as, multi-stakeholder and multisectoral approaches have been identified as some of the practical interventions to end all forms of violence against women and girls. At the Annual Continental Continue Reading
Business News
Invest Africa the leading business and investment platform for African markets, and Absa Group, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, days ago announced a strategic collaboration, aimed at supporting the development of business and investment on the continent, and the growth of Absa Group as a leading African retail, corporate and investment bank. Continue Reading
Africa Business News
Africa’s underinvested youth are in need of urgent attention and youth entrepreneurship investment banks must become the focus of global support, the African Development Bank head Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina said Monday in a discussion on scaling up financing for the continent’s youth. Adesina was speaking at a virtual roundtable at which he presented a novel […]Continue Reading
News Technology
Liquid Intelligent Technologies Uganda, part of the Liquid Intelligent Technologies group, a pan-African technology company, unveils its new brand identity.  This rebrand reflects the organisation’s extensive business transformation from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a one-stop-shop technology entity for both Governments and the Continue Reading
Africa Health News
Digital innovation is vital for the advancement of African economies and their health services, but to make this possible certain large stumbling blocks need to be removed. This was the consensus amongst high level global and African health experts who came together for a recent online discussion co-hosted by the Africa Health Alliance (AHA) and […]Continue Reading
Agriculture News
A coalition of multilateral development banks and development partners has pledged over $17 billion in financing to address rising hunger on the African continent, and to improve food security. These funds were pledged on the final day of a two-day high-level dialogue called Feeding Africa: leadership to scale up successful innovations. The African Development Continue Reading
Agriculture News
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has launched a unique Centre to provide hands-on implementation support for African leaders in the agriculture sector. The Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) is a key part of a scale-up of investment to AGRA by the German Development Cooperation through KfW Development Bank. CALA […]Continue Reading
Business News
Constrained global financial conditions caused by Covid-19 have led to massive portfolio outflows from Africa, exceeding $5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, a new continent-wide survey on trade finance has shown. About $3.1 billion left the South African market alone, the report found.Launched days ago, the African Trade Finance Survey Report examines how […]Continue Reading
Agriculture News
Despite positive and ongoing gains in economic development in many African countries, hunger is on the rise, impacting some 246 million people. Experts say the Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the cracks in the continent’s food systems, already under strain from climate change, conflict and pests. They say increased investments and expanded partnerships are Continue Reading