The African Development Bank ( has launched a consultation process with health ministers and other partners as it develops a strategy to drive enhanced access to health services across Africa through 2030. Input from ministers in the Bank’s 54 regional member countries, development partners and civil society is expected toRead More →

AKON, the Senegalese descent international superstar met the Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej, at her office to discuss the programs of Merck Foundation, and opportunities of collaboration to support girls’ education, women empowerment and building healthcare capacity in Africa. AKON, who is a Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneurRead More →

Industrial logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may severely disturb rainfall patterns across sub-Saharan Africa and bring about more extreme weather, including intense droughts and flash floods. In a letter ( sent today to the African Union, Greenpeace Africa is calling for an urgent discussion of the consequencesRead More →

According to the Chambers outlook in 2022, Over 580 million (almost 46%) of the continent’s population lack access to electricity. To “make energy poverty history by 2030”, Africa’s electricity generation capacity needs to expand rapidly by over 6% a year to support strong economic growth, foster industrialisation, and safeguard livelihoods. DespiteRead More →

The leading pan-African banking group, the Ecobank Group (, is celebrating its ninth Ecobank Day, which is the Group’s flagship annual corporate and social responsibility event that ‘gives back’ to the local communities across its pan-African footprint. This year Ecobank Day will be held on Friday 22 October with theRead More →

The African Development Bank ( held its second virtual business opportunities  (BOS) for 2021  from 12-14 October, to provide an overview of its policies, operations, procurement rules and country activities. The event took place over three days to accommodate participants in different time zones, and included a special session onRead More →