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Global Leaders Laud Inauguration of GCA Regional Office in Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A galaxy of eminent African and global leaders have applauded the successful launch of the Global Center on Adaption (GCA) Regional Office in Africa. The GCA Africa which is hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, will work with partners across the continent to […]

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EU Supports Ethiopia With €2m Grant To Tackle Desert Locusts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) has provided a grant of €2 million (equivalent of 86.8 million Ethiopian Birr) to support vulnerable communities affected by desert locusts in the Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali and Tigray regions of the East African country. The EU’s grant is channeled through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to […]

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Prioritize Nutrition In COVID-19 Response, Group Urges African Leaders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) Initiative has urged African Heads of State and Governments to ensure that financing for nutrition is included in their country’s COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The ALN Initiative was established to rally high-level political engagement to advance nutrition in Africa. It is led by a group […]

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Stakeholders Drum Up Support For Land Governance In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of this year’s Africa’s Land Forum, stakeholders in the agriculture, development and other related sectors have reiterated the need to promote the ideals of land governance in the continent. The 2020 Africa Land Forum which is scheduled to hold from 15th to 17th of September, provides another opportunity for stakeholders to […]

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Coal Mining Communities In Kogi, Benue Decry Environmental Pollution

Representatives of coal mining host communities in Kogi and Benue have, once again decried the increasing environmental, economic and health hazards posed by mining activities in their communities. The group also accused the mining firm in the affected communities of flagrantly perpetuating environmental injustice against their people. The representatives of the communities noted that it […]

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African CEOs Advocate Fairer Global Trading System

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in Africa have demanded for a fairer and more transparent global trading system that will support developing countries. No fewer than 200 African CEOs made the demand in a new survey commissioned by the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee (PAFRAC), and conducted by African Business magazine […]

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SMEs Seek Increased Cooperation To Boost Agric Sector In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Key players and stakeholders in Africa’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have called for more selective investment, accelerated business acquisitions and increased cooperation to help the continent feed itself and the world. A panel of some of Africa’s most promising and emerging SME agripreneurs made the call on Wednesday at a virtual […]

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AfDB Supports AU’s COVID-19 Response With $27.33m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) ­- The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Wednesday approved $27.33 million in grants to boost the African Union’s (AU) efforts to mobilize a continental response to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank’s Board of Directors approval of the grants is sequel to a meeting of the extended Bureau of the Conference of Heads […]

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Nigeria To Power 5 Million Households With Solar Energy

The Federal Government of Nigeria has promised to provide Solar home systems to five million Nigerian households in the next 12 months. Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari who made the promise, said the intervention is part of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) of the Federal Government.   This was contained in the president’ address on Monday at […]

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Energy Chamber Tasks African Governments On Local Content Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Energy Chamber, an organization working with indigenous companies across Africa to optimize their reach and networks, has urged African governments and companies to develop better implementation of local content policies.  The Chamber which is committed to upholding result-focused environment for companies operating in the industry across Africa, also reiterated the […]

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African Nations Step Up Engagement With COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the search for safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines gather momentum, African countries are signing up to a new initiative, which aims to secure at least 220 million doses of the vaccine for the continent, once licensed and approved. All 54 countries on the continent have expressed interest in COVAX, a global […]

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Nigeria Targets 50 Mines By 2023 To Boost Economic Recovery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria said it is working towards actualizing its aspiration to have 50 mines in operation in Nigeria by 2023. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and largest oil producer is banking on mining to diversify its income and revive its finances following a collapse in crude prices, which earlier […]

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COVID-19: Novartis Partners AU On Medical Supplies to Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -A global pharmaceutical company, Novartis and the African Union (AU) through the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP) have announced a new collaboration to facilitate the supply of medicines from the Novartis Pandemic Response Portfolio to the AU member states and Caricom countries. The collaboration aims to help alleviate supply and logistical constraints in […]

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