ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, May 30, 2020/ — The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Friday approved a loan of 88 million euros to Senegal, hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic, in support of the costs of its national COVID-19 Economic and Social Resilience Program. The financing,Read More →

The United States, President Trump said Friday the U.S. would halt its funding of the World Health Organization and pull out of the agency, accusing it of protecting China as the coronavirus pandemic took off. The move has alarmed health experts, who say the decision will undermine efforts to improveRead More →

Rise and shine? Honey, time for you to rise and grind. That’s the major takeaway from a Forbes investigation into Kylie Jenner’s actual net worth, two years after the magazine put her on their “America’s Women Billionaires” cover and touted her as the “youngest self-made billionaire,” really stretching the definitionRead More →

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 28, 2020/ — Referees and Coaches of Match Officials (CMOs) drawn from across the continent are following a series of online workshops run by Alain Rolland, High-Performance 15s Match Official Manager for World Rugby. This initiative will help upskill match officials in the key focus areas ofRead More →

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, May 28, 2020/ — MainOne, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider, has been entrusted by the State of Burkina Faso, backed by the World Bank, to provide bulk connectivity services to a consortium of operators through the PAV-Burkina Cooperative, for the next three (3)Read More →

DHL acquires a stake in their strategic partner company, Link Commerce, in support of growing e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa and other global emerging e-commerce markets; Africa’s online retail market predicted to reach an 11-digit dollar value in 2020. DHL Express today announced its minority stake acquisition in Link Commerce, theRead More →

AUDA-NEPAD (the African Union Development Agency) and Ecobank Group (www.Ecobank.com) kick-start their collaboration to strengthen Africa’s response to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). High level representatives from the African Union Commission, regional development banks, development financial institutions, international organisations and commercial banks from the continent came together to focusRead More →

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on 25 May, 2020 approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to Egypt to provide food relief, and to contribute to restoring the livelihoods of vulnerable populations severely affected by COVID 19. The intervention will seek to complement ongoing activities by Egypt’s governmentRead More →