The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) launched a A$600 million (US$463.9 million) 5.5-year Kangaroo bond, marking its return to the Australian dollar bond market. The transaction, announced on 8 June, was led by Nomura and RBC Capital Markets. It is the institution’s first benchmark Kangaroo since early 2018 and its firstRead More →

In the words of an article written by the American Psychiatric Association and posted on psychiatry.org, depression a.k.a major depressive disorder is a common medical illness that affects how you feel, think and act negatively. Depression is not sadness or grief but it causes one to have feelings of sadnessRead More →

World Rugby (www.World.Rugby) has announced details of a transformative five-year partnership with Mastercard to accelerate the development of Women in Rugby, which will supercharge the international federation’s ambitious Accelerating the Development of Women in Rugby 2017-25 strategic plan (https://bit.ly/3x9MHRs). The ground-breaking partnership will deliver a series of firsts, with MastercardRead More →

Nigeria’s Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the operations of social media and microblogging giant Twitter in the Country, according to a statement shared released on Friday. This comes days after Twitter removed the President’s Tweet for violating its rule. President Buhari had threatened toRead More →

High blood pressure (HBP), refers to the pressure of blood against your artery walls. Over time, high blood pressure can cause blood vessel damage that leads to heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and other problems. Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. High blood pressure often hasRead More →

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) and the Government of Tanzania have signed loan agreements totalling $140 million to finance the construction of the 50-megawatt Malagarasi hydropower plant in Western Tanzania. The agreements cover a $120 million sovereign loan from the Bank and $20 million from the Africa Growing TogetherRead More →

Tapping into the burgeoning talent of the youngest region of the world, Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) is excelling at continuing to bring development programmes to Africa as they spearhead the World Rugby’s Get Into Rugby Programme with the Official Partner of Get Into Rugby in Africa being Société Générale. A centralRead More →

This report outlines some important things to note coming from South Africa at the moment. Stories have been extracted from various news agencies and summarized to give you an informed perspective. Global Covid-19 infections have hit 167.5 million confirmed, with the death toll reaching 3.48 million. In South Africa, thereRead More →