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The top 11 African countries projected to experience strong economic performance forecast are Niger (11.2%), Senegal (8.2%), Libya (7.9%), Rwanda (7.2%), Cote d'Ivoire (6.8%), Ethiopia (6.7%), Benin (6.4%), Djibouti (6.2%), Tanzania (6.1%), Togo (6%), and Uganda at 6%.

Africa Dominates List of World’s 20 Fastest-Growing Economies

By African Development Bank Published February 20, 2024 Africa will account for 11 of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024. Overall, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the continent is expected to average 3.8% and 4.2% in 2024 and 2025, respectively. This is higher than projected global averages…

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African Development Bank Group has approved a new five-year Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Kenya that focuses on boosting private sector-driven growth through infrastructure development, strategic reforms, and human capital development. 

African Development Bank to Assist Kenya in Development of Infrastructure and Human Resources

By Abdi Ali Published February 9, 2024 African Development Bank has approved a new five-year Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Kenya that focuses on boosting private sector-driven growth through infrastructure development, strategic reforms and human capital development. “Our support, within the context of the new CSP 2024-2028, will be selectively…

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We are excited to collaborate with the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and look forward to the forum that will promote trade and investment between Canada and our great continent of Africa.

Nairobi to Host 2nd Canada-Africa Business Conference

By Khalifa Hemed Published January 30, 2024 A business conference whose theme shall underscore Canada’s role as a trusted partner across African markets, emphasizing Kenya’s pivotal position as a key gateway to the East Africa region and the continent, shall take place in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, February 19-20, 2024.…

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"Our mission at MEST is to empower the next generation of African tech innovators," said Emily Fiagbedzi, Director of the MEST Training Program. "The Class of 2025 presents an exciting opportunity to nurture and elevate the brightest minds, equipping them with the skills and resources needed to drive impactful change across the continent through their tech startups."

Apply for Fully Sponsored Tech Entrepreneurship Training

By Abdi Ali Published January 29, 2024 If you hold a degree from a recognised University or Technical College or demonstrate equivalent experience and have entrepreneurial or corporate work experience coupled with a fervent passion for launching a software company in Africa, you have till March 18, 2024 to apply…

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Dr Catherine Nakalembe, from Uganda, won the Prize for being a distinguished expert in the field of crop mapping and monitoring, using remote sensing and machine learning techniques. She also leads NASA Harvest Africa program at the University of Maryland, which provides methods and systems to smallholder farmers in Africa, enhancing their skills.

Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development Announces Winners

By Khalifa Hemed Published January 4, 2024 The Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for 2022 has been awarded to Catherine Nakalembe and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). The Kenya-based AATF that is chaired by Professor Aggrey Ambali has won the Prize for its success in enabling small scale farmers in…

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Burundi and African Development Bank have signed two grant agreements totalling US$13.15 million to implement Phase 1 of the Water Sector and Climate Resilience Building Support Programme (PASEREC-Phase1).

Burundi to improve water supply and boost climate change resilience with African Development Bank Grant

By African Development Bank Published January 3, 2023 Burundi and African Development Bank have signed two grant agreements totalling US$13.15 million to implement Phase 1 of the Water Sector and Climate Resilience Building Support Programme (PASEREC-Phase1). The programme will strengthen Burundi’s resilience to the effects of climate change and improve…

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L-R: ABH Grand Finale Judge Ibukun Awosika, Founder of The Chair Centre Group; ABH 2023 Second Prize Winner Thomas Njeru, CEO and Co-Founder of Pula Advisors Limited; ABH Grand Finale Judge Joe Tsai, Chairman of Alibaba Group; ABH 2023 First Prize Winner Dr. Ikpeme Neto, CEO and Founder of Wellahealth Technologies; ABH 2023 Third Prize Winner Ayman Bazaraa, CEO and Co-Founder of Sprints; ABH Grand Finale Judge Dr. Diane Karusisi, CEO of Bank of Kigali

Africa’s Business Heroes Prize Competition for Entrepreneurial Excellence Announces Winners

By Abdi Ali Published December 21, 2023 Entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt have taken the top three positions in the 2023 edition of Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition. ABH Prize Competition, a philanthropic initiative sponsored by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy, has named Ikpeme Neto (CEO and…

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The women of Oh Sister! include gospel singer and pastor Linel Munyali, aka Size 8, who is all about her faith, spirituality and family; celebrity YouTuber Millicent Wambui, aka Milly wa Jesus, who is one of Kenya’s most prominent influencers; singer and songwriter Bernice Nduku, aka Lady Bee; gospel singer Veronicah Mushana, aka Niccah the Queen; Kikuyu gospel singer Betty Bayo; singer and minister Janet Otieno, who is one of the most prominent gospel artists in Kenya; and beauty entrepreneur Priscilla Ndanu Maina.

Check Out African Reality Series Streaming on Showmax

By Jennifer Ochieng Published December 19, 2023 Oh Sister! a Kenyan gospel reality series, is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes every Monday. The 13-part series, which first premiered on Maisha Magic Plus, gives viewers an inside look into the lives of seven gospel stars in Kenya, and the…

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In today’s world, finance and accounting professionals must stay updated with the latest industry trends, technologies, and regulatory changes. Apart from academic certifications, professional certifications have become highly valued to demonstrate expertise and commitment to professional development.

Empowering Finance Professionals is Fundamental in Attaining Sustainable Development in Africa

By Alta Prinsloo Published December 7, 2023 The finance and accounting profession has undergone significant transformation over the years, coming from a primarily transactional and compliance-focused role to a strategic and analytical function that drives business growth, fosters compliance, embraces technology, and integrates sustainability principles in accounting and finance functions.…

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Since its inception, five African organisations have been selected as finalists namely, Reeddi Capsules (from Nigeria), Pole Pole Foundation (from the Democratic Republic of Congo), ROAM , Sanergy and Mukuru Clean Stoves (from Kenya). In 2022 Mukuru Clean Stoves won the Clean Our Air Earthshot. Mukuru Clean Stoves is a start-up providing cleaner-burning stoves to women in Kenya to reduce unhealthy indoor pollution and provide a safer way to cook.

Enter Global Environmental Conservation Contest and Win £1 Million Prize

By Abdi Ali Published November 10, 2023 Earthshot Prize invites innovators, entrepreneurs, community leaders and climate change activists to submit their entries to the 2024 edition of the competition. The Earthshot Prize, a global environmental prize to discover, accelerate, and scale ground-breaking solutions to repair and regenerate the planet, is…

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he two-year multi-country trade portal enhancement project, funded by the Multilateral Cooperation Center for Development Finance, was launched during the EAC Donor Round Table held in Arusha, Tanzania on October 6, 2023.

East Africa Enhances Trade with African Development Bank’s Support

By African Development Bank Published October 27, 2023 East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a capacity development project to enhance trade in East Africa. The US$1.56M EAC Trade Portal Enhancement Project will support digitized trade solutions…

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The adventure these women are about to embark on will give them an unparalleled view of one of the most remote locations on the planet. Antarctica not only provides early warnings of climate change – it also represents the fragility of our natural world, and why we need to protect it. We are excited to see how each person takes on this life-changing journey, and translates their learnings into actions

All-Women Scientists Voyage to set Sail for Antarctica

By Emily Dyssell Published October 23, 2023 An expedition of 188 women from all over the world, is setting sail to Antarctica in November, on a collaborative mission to promote the long-term sustainability of the planet. With representatives from South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe, the 19-day voyage provides participants, all…

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Advancement and Resource Mobilisation is about equipping NGOs, NPOs, Charities and Educational Institutions with the vital skills necessary to advance themselves and mobilise resources, thereby ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, reducing inequality within and among countries, and making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

School Launches New Business Diploma with Greater Socio-Economic Impact

By Irene Gaitirira Published October 13, 2023 Rhodes Business School has launched a new Postgraduate Diploma in Advancement and Resource Mobilisation to address a critical skill shortage in Africa. A decade ago, says Professor Owen Skae, Director of the Johannesburg (South Africa)-based school, Rhodes Business School offered a PhD, an…

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South Sudan Markets Its Critical Minerals

By Abdi Alir Published September 28, 2023 South Sudan, that  is estimated to hold at least eight million tonnes of copper alongside gold, diamonds, cobalt, nickel, lithium and rare earth elements, is out to position itself as Africa’s premier supplier of critical minerals. Martin Abucha, South Sudan’s Minister for Mining,…

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Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed a three-year US$300 million loan facility agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) that is expected to drive increased trade finance and investment acros Africa ande foster economic growth and development.

Export-Import Bank of China Loan to Boost Trade Finance in Africa

By Abdi Ali Published September 26, 2023 Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has signed a three-year US$300 million loan facility agreement with Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) that is expected to drive increased trade finance and investment across Africa and foster economic growth and development. The two institutions have collaborated since…

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John-Allan Namu has always been at the centre of investigative journalism in Kenya, whether he’s unearthing a major political scandal or exploring infamous crimes in Kenya. His work has earned him awards and threats in equal measure. So it’s only fitting that Namu, together with his team at Africa Uncensored, have given Kenya its first-ever true-crime documentary series with The Last Door, now streaming on Showmax.

African True-Crime Documentaries Stream on Showmax

By Jennifer Ochieng Published September 24, 2023 John-Allan Namu has always been at the centre of investigative journalism in Kenya, whether he’s unearthing a major political scandal or exploring infamous crimes in Kenya. His work has earned him awards and threats in equal measure. So it’s only fitting that Namu,…

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When two or more Gatehi-Lang'ats are gathered, chaos will reign!

Dysfunctional Families and Power Struggles Come on Your Screen

By Jennifer Ochieng Published September 14, 2023 “When two or more Gatehi-Lang’ats are gathered, chaos will reign!” That sums up the new season of Second Family that premieres on Showmax on September 14, 2023. Television has always had its fair share of dysfunctional families, with rich people being mean to…

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Through this meeting organised by Cybersplice, experts are expected to provide action plans and tool demos to help manufacturers detect threats early, manage vulnerabilities, and to take charge of inherent cyber-physical exposures.

How Manufacturers Can Maintain Production Line Integrity in the Face of Cyber-Physical Attack

By Abdi Ali Published September 3, 2023 How Manufacturers Can Maintain Production Line Integrity in the Face of Cyber-Physical Attack is the title of a webinar for manufacturers around the world as cyberattack incidents targeting operational technology and industrial control systems continue to rise at an exponential rate. The webinar,…

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China Development Bank (CDB) has signed a development-focused agreement to provide African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) with a US$400-million term loan facility to support the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Africa.

China Development Bank and African Export-Import Bank to Support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

By Irene Gaitirira Published August 29, 2023 China Development Bank (CDB) has signed a development-focused agreement to provide African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) with a US$400-million term loan facility to support the financing of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Africa. The agreement, signed by Tan Jiong, President of the state-funded…

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China has agreed to give Uganda a US$30 Million grant to support the modernisation of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Africa Finance Corporation’s Investment to Transform Petroleum Product Transportation

By Africa Finance Corporation Published August 15, 2023 Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has invested US$95.25 million in Mahathi Infra Uganda Limited to finance the construction of two self-propelled barges for operation on Lake Victoria, providing a more efficient and less carbon intensive alternative to traditional trucking. The financing will also…

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FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura to Receive the World Football Summit Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her of her remarkable achievements and influence on the future of football, as well as her significant contributions to the global game through sustainable progress, innovative excellence, and societal impact.

FIFA Secretary General to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By APO Group Published August 3, 2023 FIFA’s first female Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, who winds up her role in December 2023 is set to receive the inaugural World Football Summit Lifetime Achievement Award. Fatma Samoura will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming World Football Summit…

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Prof Njuguna Ndung’u, Kenya's Minister for National Treasury and Economic Planning,

East Africa Region to Register Highest Economic Growth in Africa

By African Development Bank Published August 1, 2023 East Africa will register the highest regional economic performance on the continent in 2023 and 2024. African Development Bank, in its 2023 East Africa Economic Outlook report launched on July 27, 2023, projects mid-term economic growth in the region to accelerate to…

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Rwanda has received a US$101 million loan from African Development Fund to support its water and sanitation sector.

Pan African Bank Supports Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Reforms

By Abdi Ali Published July 21, 2023 Rwanda has received a US$101 million loan from African Development Fund to support its water and sanitation sector. Rwanda Sustainable and Resilient Water and Sanitation Programme aims to improve access to basic water supply and sanitation services. It will also strengthen legal, policy,…

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Faithless, a 10-part crime drama series set in the aftermath of a heist gone bad premieres streaming service Showmax on July 6, 2023.

Church Faithful Caught in Crime and Violence in New Drama Series

By Jennifer Ochieng Published June 26, 2023 Faithless, a 10-part crime drama series set in the aftermath of a heist gone bad premieres streaming service Showmax on July 6, 2023. The story follows four church members who are drawn into a life of crime and violence when their chama is…

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The project, which is financed by a US$3.8 million grant from AfDB and implemented by the Djibouti Roads Agency, runs for three years.

Djibouti Launches Study on Urban Infrastructure and Climate Adaptation

By Khalifa Hemed Published June 18, 2023 Djibouti in collaboration with African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the Integrated Urban Infrastructure and Climate Adaptation Study Project. The study, according to AfDB, is expected to lead to a road map for improving access to resilient urban infrastructure and basic services besides…

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African Development Bank-funded project boosts universal access to water in Rwanda

African Development Bank-Funded Project Boosts Universal Access to Water in Rwanda

By African Development Bank Published June 18, 2023 Esther Mukantwali of Rwangara Village in Bugesera District, about 18 km south of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, used to wake up at 3:00 in the morning to trek for an hour to fetch water from a swamp. The story is the same for…

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Cross section of AWIEF Awards Winners 2022 in Cairo, Egypt

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards Call for Nominations

By Khalifa Hemed Published June 8, 2023 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) invites nominations for the 2023 AWIEF Awards. The initiative, that is in its seventh edition, recognises, honours, and celebrates the achievements of female entrepreneurs and business owners in Africa, across various industry sectors, for their contribution…

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Saying investors who are looking for opportunities in the green energy and transition minerals sector should take notice of Tanzania, the Minister says the country is rich in critical mineral deposits which are essential components in the manufacturing of electric vehicles, renewable energy infrastructure, and other clean technologies.

Tanzania Invites Stakeholders to Mining and Investment Forum

By Abdi Ali Published May 27, 2023 Tanzania invites the world to its Tanzania Mining & Investment Forum scheduled for October 25 – 26, 2023. Through the meeting, Tanzania says it shall make ‘groundbreaking announcements, host bilateral and investor meetings, showcase project development opportunities, and work with our national and…

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This has been revealed in a meeting with William Ruto, Kenya's President, with Alvaro Lario, President of United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), during his first official visit to Kenya.

Kenya Focuses on Fighting Climate Crisis

By Khalifa Hemed Published May 17, 2023 Kenya, one of the countries most affected by the climate crisis, has set its sights on fighting climate change and food insecurity. This has been revealed in a meeting with William Ruto, Kenya’s President, with Alvaro Lario, President of United Nations’ International Fund…

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Based on the latest research in neurodiversity and learning through play, the Brick-by-Brick® programme (known as ‘Brick Club’ to children), is a clinically devised, child-led approach that offers children who need extra support to develop their communication, and build and maintain relationships, a positive and meaningful experience in a playful and accepting environment. Through collaborative play with LEGO® bricks, children have fun and make meaningful connections. Over time, children develop a sense of community and belonging through their shared interest in playing with LEGO bricks.

Play Included’s Brick-by-Brick® programme builds children’s language and communication skills in Kenya

By Hanna Garrett Published March 30, 2023 The internationally acclaimed Brick-by-Brick® programme, the original LEGO®-based therapy model developed by Play Included®, is now available in Kenya. Bee Heard Kenya, a leading Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy provider, is now using the programme in Nairobi to support the children…

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About 3.2 billion people overall live in agricultural areas with high to very high water shortages or scarcity of which 1.2 billion people – roughly one-sixth of the world’s population – live in severely water constrained agricultural areas.

There Can Be No Food Security Without Water Security

By IFAD Published March 29, 2023 International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) of the United Nations calls for accelerated investments to help small-scale farmers in developing countries access and manage increasingly scarce water resources in the face of a changing climate and extreme weather events. RELATED: African Development Bank Lends…

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Dan Wanyama Sitati, Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Departmental Committee on Arts and Culture

Kenya’s Collective Management Organisations Conduct Study Visit to South Africa Music Business

By Jacklyne Wabuko Published March 18, 2023 Kenya Association of Music Producers (KAMP), Music Copyright Society of Kenya and Recording Industry of Kenya (RIKE) traveled on a study visit to the South African music industry companies March 7 – 10, 2023. The delegation was led by Dan Wanyama Sitati, Member…

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Based on the writer’s personal experience as a widow and research among widows and pastors, this book could serve as a reference manual on widowhood across Africa.

There Is Hope For Widows

By Ogova Ondego Published March 8, 2023 Every wife is a potential widow just because women generally outlive men besides the fact that not only are men affected by some diseases like stroke (3:2), lung disease (4:1) and prostate cancer more than women but women usually marry men who are…

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