The African Development Bank ( 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 →

Opinion Piece by Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd On 28 May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to 3,059 MW and for the subsequent seven days remained below 4,000 MW, six percent below average production. Low pressure on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) left several gasRead More →

From 2021, young leaders from the continent who would like to be part of the Choiseul 100 Africa ranking (to be disclosed in September) and the Choiseul Africa network are invited to apply. The application campaign is open between June 1st and July 7th 2021. The reference ranking of youngRead More →

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank ( has approved a $430,000 grant to Guinea to fight the spread of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever epidemic throughout the country. Since mid-February 2021, Guinea has been facing a resurgent Ebola-related epidemic, following the major crisis of 2014. This new epidemicRead More →

In South Africa, there have been 5,074 new cases of Covid-19, taking the total reported to 1,696,564. Deaths have reached 56,974 (+45), while recoveries have climbed to 1,578,033, leaving the country with a balance of 61,557 active cases. The total number of vaccines administered is 1,343,433 (+6,886). Held back: Energy expertRead More →