Africa Investments 

Solar technology helps women farmers in Tanzania cut post-harvest losses

Women farmers in Tanzania have harnessed solar technology to reduce post-harvest losses, enhancing food security, panelists learned at an African Development Bank event held February to launch its Gender and Energy brief on the status of gender mainstreaming in Tanzania’s energy sector. The brief aims to provide recommendations that will inform policymaking by government and other stakeholders. Increasing gender equality in access to energy is expected to create jobs and other opportunities for women in Tanzania’s energy sector. The Bank organized the virtual workshop in cooperation with the Climate Investment…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Femi Adesina: A Witness In The Court Of Posterity By Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi

There are majorly three Femis in the Nigeria media space none of who can be ignored.This clarification is however decided by the spectacular with which we view them. The first in line, far from being a journalist even though he bestrides this space like a colossus, is none other than Femi Fani Kayode who it must be said has made his contributions to the society within the propensity of all mortals.  The other is Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives. Like the first Femi, the law profession is a ground…

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OP-ED Opinions 

A Govt That Loves Cows More Than Its Citizens, By Akinrinlola Olumide

There is a government in West Africa that loves cows more than its citizens. It is no other than the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the All Progressives Congress. The love for cows and herdsmen by the Buhari regime knows no bound. While this is understood, because the Nigerian President is a proud cattle farmer, who hails from the Fulani extraction who are predominantly pastoral farmers and cattle dealers, it is not yet clear why some state governors are…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Another Blasted Kidnapping Fulani Herdsman, By Hannatu Musawa

“Try not to mess this one up,” Tambawalle thought to himself. In the last month, he had attempted to do three operations, but none of them were successful. It was important for him to succeed in the operation he was presently on because otherwise the members of his gang would look at him as weak. He could tell that the attitudes of those around him had changed. There was a kind of disdain thrown his way. By way of shifty looks and off turning body gestures, members of the gang…

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Aswan Forum: Put healthcare, including vaccines, at the center of rebuilding Africa back better and more resilient – WHO, African Development Bank,…

Africa must protect itself against future pandemics and other shocks through higher investment in primary healthcare and increased local manufacturing of key medical products, panelists at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development urged on Monday. Egypt hosted the virtual, second edition of the meeting, titled Shaping Africa’s New Normal: Recovering Stronger, Rebuilding Better’. A significant part of the discussion centered on providing access to COVID-19 vaccinations and to healthcare more generally. This is not the first pandemic and it is not going to be the last,” said Egypt’s…

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Aswan Forum: Put healthcare, including vaccines, at the center of rebuilding Africa back better and more resilient – WHO, African Development Bank,…

Africa must protect itself against future pandemics and other shocks through higher investment in primary healthcare and increased local manufacturing of key medical products, panelists at the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development urged on Monday. Egypt hosted the virtual, second edition of the meeting, titled Shaping Africa’s New Normal: Recovering Stronger, Rebuilding Better’. A significant part of the discussion centered on providing access to COVID-19 vaccinations and to healthcare more generally. This is not the first pandemic and it is not going to be the last,” said Egypt’s…

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Africa Investments 

Aswan II Forum: African leaders identify security and health challenges to the continent’s recovery

The second edition of the Aswan Forum on peace, security and development opened on Monday, 1 March in Cairo, Egypt, with African leaders identifying insecurity and the burden of debt as the most pressing challenges to the continent’s post-COVID development. The virtual opening session, chaired by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, was on the subject of “Shaping Africa’s New Normal: Recovering Stronger, Rebuilding Better”. The African Development Bank is a strategic partner of the Forum, which runs until 5 March. Africa is grappling with health and economic challenges inflicted by…

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Africa Investments 

Zambia: The Bank helps cushion the impact of COVID-19 with livestock and aquaculture projects

The African Development Bank has helped communities in Zambia acquire goods worth around $450,000 since mid-2020 to cushion vulnerable people from the impact of COVID-19. In the Nakonde district on the Tanzanian border, the Bank authorized the Zambian government to set aside $200,000 from a livestock project that was near completion to procure and distribute COVID-19 relief packages of food, livestock, farming inputs and medical materials. The relief packages included 600 goats, 44 cattle, 2,000 chickens, 13 metric tonnes of chicken feed, 520 kilos of pasture seeds and two egg…

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Africa Investments 

Zambia: The Bank helps cushion the impact of COVID-19 with livestock and aquaculture projects

The African Development Bank has helped communities in Zambia acquire goods worth around $450,000 since mid-2020 to cushion vulnerable people from the impact of COVID-19. In the Nakonde district on the Tanzanian border, the Bank authorized the Zambian government to set aside $200,000 from a livestock project that was near completion to procure and distribute COVID-19 relief packages of food, livestock, farming inputs and medical materials. The relief packages included 600 goats, 44 cattle, 2,000 chickens, 13 metric tonnes of chicken feed, 520 kilos of pasture seeds and two egg…

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Africa East Africa World 

Plane crash kills 10 people in South Sudan

– Advertisement – At least ten people have died in a plane crash in South Sudan. The incident occurred in the eastern Jonglei State, at Pieri airstrip shortly after takeoff while heading to the capital, Juba. A team of investigators is being sent to the site to conduct preliminary investigations. The plane belonged to a local aviation company, the South Supreme Airlines. The firm has not yet issued a statement on the crash. Jonglei State Governor Denay Jock Chagor said he received the news with “shock and horror” and sent condolences…

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