2019 Africa Investment Forum kicks off delivering on the promise to redefine and unpack the continent’s investment opportunities

• $500 million equity closed for the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund to speed up investments in agriculture  • Financial close for the Africa Guarantee Fund $175 Equity transaction to support Small and Medium Size Enterprises, and $350 million for South Africa’s beef agro-processing project By African Development BankJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 12 2019 (IPS-Partners) The […]

2019 Africa Visa Openness Index: African Union Commission, African Development Bank report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

- For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival – Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa By African Development BankJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 12 2019 (IPS-Partners) For the first time, […]

2019 African Investment Forum builds on 2018 successes, attracts growing international interest

By African Development BankJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 12 2019 (IPS-Partners) The Africa Investment Forum is making phenomenal progress in attracting interest from all over the world since launching at the Sandton Convention Centre last year. The value of boardroom transactions which will be negotiated this year will be considerably higher compared to $43bn in 2018. […]

Nairobi Summit to Redouble Efforts to Urgently Deal with Reproductive Rights for Women and Girls

ICPD25 opening, Crown Princess Mary from Denmark with President Uhuru Kenyatta (middle ), and the key speakers. Credit: ICPD25 By Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 12 2019 – More than 6 000 delegates in the population development sector are gathering in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi this week to renew the promise made to girls and […]

When is Universal Health Coverage Good for Attaining Universal Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights?

UNFPA-supported midwives ensured that this young woman gave birth safely in Bor Hospital, South Sudan. © UNFPA South Sudan By Julitta OnabanjoJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 12 2019 – This is a special year for all rights-based health advocates, as we celebrate 25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). At the ICPD […]

The Slippery Slope to Autonomous Killing Machines

Credit: United Nations By Maaike BeenesUTRECHT, The Netherlands, Nov 11 2019 – Would you trust an algorithm with your life? If that thought makes you uncomfortable, then you should be concerned about the artificial intelligence (AI) arms race that is secretly taking off, fueled by the arms industry. Weapon systems that can select and attack […]

Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week

Gender equality and women empowerment at the heart of ICPD25. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPS By Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 2019 – Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young […]

Investment to Make Africa a World leader in Renewables

Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power project opened in July is generates 300 MW of wind power. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 11 2019 – Africa, where close to half of its 1.2 billion people have access to electricity, is set to become a world leader in renewable energy. As global business […]

Criminalising dissent: What about muzzling opinions?

By Qadaruddin ShishirNov 9 2019 (IPS-Partners) (The Daily Star) – Holding or expressing opinions that do not go along the lines of the State is criminalised by law in many countries including ours. And the State often translates here as “people in power”. So, having differences of opinion with “people in power” can land anyone […]

Central America – Fertile Ground for Human Trafficking

An older woman panhandles on a street in San Salvador. Criminal trafficking groups take advantage of vulnerable people, such as the destitute, to force them to beg. But in Central America, 80 percent of the victims of trafficking are women and girls, for purposes of sexual exploitation. Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPS By Edgardo AyalaSAN SALVADOR, Nov […]

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    The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, on Saturday donated improved seedlings to 50 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Ban, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA), of Plateau. Presenting the seedlings, Rev. Fr. Polycarp Gana, the Assistant Coordinator of the NGO, said the gesture was aimed at alleviating the […]
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    The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Saturday decorated 25 newly promoted officers in Nsukka Unit Command. READ ALSO: FRSC decorates 24 newly promoted officers in Badagry Mr Kalu Ogbonnaya, the Enugu State Sector Commander of FRSC, at the decoration ceremony in Enugu, congratulated the officers and urged them to be more committed to their […]
  • Africa has potential to be biggest economic miracle, says AfDB President
    Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, President,  African Development Bank (AfDB) on Saturday said Africa had the potential of becoming the biggest economic hub with the right policies and investments. Adesina made the assertion at the Inspiration Conference 2020 of the Redeemer’s Men Fellowship (Lagos Regions) in Lagos.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference had as […]
  • Kaigama tasks Gov Lalong on inclusive governance
    The Catholic Apostolic Administrator of Jos, Arch Bishop Ignatius Kaigama, has urged Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, to ensure an all-inclusive governance in order to foster peace in the state. Kaigama made the call on Saturday in Jos, at the award of the Knight of St Gregory the Great, to Lalong, as directed by the […]

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    The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation. The post Lassa fever: 29 deaths, 195 confirmed cases reported in 11 states — NCDC appeared first on Vanguard News.
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    Donald Trump’s lawyers prepared to deliver his first full-throated defence Saturday in the Senate’s historic impeachment trial after Democratic prosecutors spent three days making their case for the United States president’s removal from office. Capping 24 total hours of arguments, Democrats told the 100 senators that Trump abused the power of the presidency in pressuringRead […]
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    …CP condemns barbaric act, vows to fish out other culprits. By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja. Following the murder of a senior Police Officer, ASP Eric Isaiah and one Moses Emmanuel over land dispute by persons mobilised by the traditional ruler of Ushafa community, Alhaji Mohammed Baba and his secretary, Danlami Busa in Abuja, and injuriesRead […]

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