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Zimbabwean author Dangarembga convicted over placard protest

Renowned Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga has been convicted of inciting violence after carrying a placard that called for political reform. She paid a fine of about $110 to avoid serving a three-month jail term. She was convicted along with a friend Julie Barnes. The two women had walked along a road in the capital, Harare, two years ago, holding placards… Read More
Africa Investments 

Namibia: African Development Bank Board approves $134.9 million loan for post-Covid-19 economic recovery support program phase II

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a loan of 2.3 billion South African rands ($134.9 million) in co-financing for the second phase of Namibia’s Governance and Economic Recovery Support Program (GERSP II). The funds will support Namibia’s resilience and post-Covid-19 inclusive economic recovery by strengthening governance and implementing real sector reforms. German development bank Kreditanstalt… Read More
Africa Investments 

Morocco: African Development Bank commits €199 million to cereal production

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, in Abidjan a €199 million loan to finance Morocco’s Competitive and Resilient Cereal Development Support Program (PADCRC). This new operation forms part of the African Emergency Food Production Facility to help boost food security, nutrition, and resilience across Africa. The program will help reduce Morocco’s… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Burkina Faso: 50 civilians missing after deadly attack by fighters

– – At least 11 soldiers have been killed and 50 civilians reported missing after armed fighters attacked a military convoy. The 150-vehicle military-escorted convoy was taking supplies to a northern town. In a statement , the government said the assault took place in the commune of Gaskinde in Soum province, where armed groups linked to al-Qaeda and the ISIL… Read More
Africa Investments 

Africa Co-Guarantee Platform partners reaffirm commitment to catalyzing trade and investment

Amid rising urgency for  instruments to de-risk investment across Africa, the Africa Co-Guarantee Platform’s (CGP) six partners have affirmed commitments to better leverage guarantee and insurance products, resulting in more trade and investment across Africa.  The partners pledged to extend direct transaction support for specific projects, including infrastructure development and optimizing balance sheets by sharing risk. They will develop new… Read More
Africa Investments 

Move Africa’s industrialization goals and trade competitiveness with network planning and implementation at a regional cross border level now -…

Joint network lifetime planning and implementation of regional borderless crossings are key tools for the scaling up of integrated regional freight transport and logistics systems in Africa, participants at a conference to highlight the financing gap for African infrastructure heard. The focus of the one-day conference, organized by the African Development Bank and Transnet on 23 September 2022, was building… Read More
Africa Investments 

Burkina Faso: African Development Bank supports government efforts to relieve Internally Displaced Persons

On the north-eastern outskirts of Ouahigouya, the capital of Yatenga Province in northern Burkina Faso, the size of two internally displaced persons (IDP) camps indicates the scale of assistance required to cope with the humanitarian crisis caused by terrorist attacks. Since 2015, Burkina Faso and other Sahelian countries have been grappling with acute insecurity that is causing significant displacement of… Read More
Africa Investments 

Côte d’Ivoire: African Development Bank signs grant agreement for $400,000 with Caisse des dépôts to support micro-enterprises.

The African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement for $400,000 with the Caisse des dépôts et consignations of Côte d’Ivoire (CDC-CI). The funds will support CDC-CI to accelerate its activities to assist Ivorian small and medium-sized enterprises. The agreement was signed on 27 September 2022 in Abidjan. CDC-CI is  a State bank that handles official deposits. The grant will… Read More
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Nigeria: Police officers face dismissal and prosecution for torture

– – A number of police officers in Nigeria are facing dismissal and prosecution for illegal detentions and torture. A panel set up by Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission has recommended the dismissal and prosecution of the police officers for torture, extra-judicial killings and illegal detentions. The committee, set up in the wake of mass street protests against police brutality… Read More
Africa Investments 

Madagascar: Notice to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises of second call for applications for the “Business Linkage Program"RER

It has been three years since the African Development Bank launched a programme in Madagascar to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. Objectives: To enable them to achieve economies of scale and create better employment opportunities for women and young people in key sectors of the Malagasy economy, in order to reduce inequality and poverty… Read More