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EU Approves Over €181m Humanitarian Aid For West, Central Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) has announced that it has allocated €181.5 million humanitarian aid for West and Central Africa this year. This is coming at the heels of the region’s protracted crises driven by conflict and worsened by other factors such as climate change and the global spike in food prices. One […]

Africa’s Youth Population Are Innovation Enthusiasts – Urama

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Acting Chief Economist of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Kevin Urama has harped on the need to effectively maximize the enormous advantages of Africa’s huge youth population, saying that they are innovation enthusiasts. Urama made the observation during a recent meeting between AfDB delegation and Swiss ambassadors in the West Africa region, […]

Media, CSO Stakeholders Inaugurate New Coalition To Track Nigeria’s General Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria, media and civil society stakeholders have launched a new  tracking group that will play the role of a watchdog over the conduct of the elections. Dubbed, “Alliance for Deepening Democracy (A4DD)”, the group is a coalition of organizations from various sectors working collaboratively to engage […]

ECW Announces New $1.2m Education Grant For Children With Disabilities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has announced a new $1.2 million grant to enhance education opportunities for children and adolescents with disabilities. Around the world, children and adolescents with disabilities are 49 percent more likely to have never attended school – […]

Nordic Development Fund Raise Financial Support To Boost Urbanization In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In a bid to further strengthen its partnership with African Development Bank (AfDB), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced a significant increase in its financial support for urban city development in Africa. This is coming at the heels of the rapidly growing cities that bear the brunt of the impact of […]

ADF Project Creates Jobs For Thousands Of Young People In Malawi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- A project funded by the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, has helped in creating thousands of jobs for youth in Malawi. The Jobs for Youth in Malawi project which was implemented between 2017 and 2022, has also empowered the young Malawians who gained […]

SDGs: ECW Announces New Innovative Children-led Campaign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has announced its new innovative, children-led campaign aimed at galvanizing global support for education. ECW supports quality education outcomes for refugee, internally displaced and other crisis-affected girls and boys, so no one is left behind. It […]

SEFA Supports Sustainable Transport In 7 African Countries With $1m Grant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, said it is providing $1 million to support private investment in sustainable transport in seven African countries. SEFA is a multi-donor Special Fund that provides catalytic finance to unlock private sector investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. […]

ECOWAS Bank Secures $50m, €50m Trade Finance Credit From AfDB

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), has secured a dual-currency Trade Finance Line of Credit comprising $50 million and €50 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The Transaction Line of Credit as approved by the AfDB’s Board of Directors, is aimed at enhancing food security and boost agricultural value chains […]

AfDB Partners IFAD On New Agric Investment Initiative For Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), have sealed a new deal to ramp up agricultural investments in African countries. Dubbed, “Mission 1 for 200”, the new initiative aims to increase funding to the agriculture and food sectors in the continent. The initiative, which was jointly launched […]

New Empowerment Initiative Trains African Scientists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 11 doctorate-level scientists from Africa are currently being trained on cutting-edge technology to adapt agriculture to climate change. Climate change is making it harder to grow enough nutritious food, but this first-of-its-kind course is aimed at harnessing a result-oriented breeding tool to adapt agriculture to new threats. The training […]

UN Body Raise Hope World’s Most Vulnerable Children

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of its High-Level Financing Conference which comes up in Geneva, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), has reassured that the event will impact positively on the plight of the vulnerable children across the world. ECW is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. It works through the multilateral […]

Group Tasks World Leader On Universal Education

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amidst lingering crises rocking the education sector globally, world leaders have been urged to fulfill their promise of providing quality education for all by 2030. This is coming as the world commemorates this year’s edition of the International Day of Education. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day […]

CSED Backs Development Of Badminton In Taraba

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Community Sport and Educational Development (CSED) Initiative, a frontline Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has expressed its support for the development and promotion  of  Badminton, particularly at the grassroots level in Nigeria.   This is coming to the heels of the just concluded three-day Badminton training for game masters, game mistresses, and secondary school students, […]

ADF Donates To Gambia $20.56m To Upgrade Banjul Port

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional window of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, has approved grants worth $20.56 million to finance the fourth expansion of Banjul Port in The Gambia. The funding comprises an ADF grant of $13.71 million and another $6.85 million grant from the Transition Support Facility window. The […]

Sudan Secures Over $73m Grant From AfDB To Boost Wheat Production

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Sudanese Government has secured $73.81 million grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance its emergency wheat production project under the Bank’s African Emergency Food Production Facility. The project which is tagged, “Sudan Emergency Wheat Production Project (SEWPP)”, is aimed at improving the production of wheat in the country. Agriculture […]

AfDB, Partners To Unveil African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation In Rwanda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners have announced that the newly launched African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation (APTF) will be unveiled on Thursday in Kigali, Rwanda. The APTF will be unveiled during a forum holding at the 2nd International Conference on Public Health in Africa which runs from December 12 to 15. […]

AfDB Announces Appointment Of Special Advisor On Pharmaceuticals, Health Infrastructure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has announced the appointment of Prof. Padmashree Gehl Sampath as the new Special Advisor on Pharmaceuticals and Health Infrastructure to the president of the bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. Prof. Sampath will also be leading the technical work related to the setting up of the African Pharmaceutical Technology […]

UN Body Harps On Quality Education For Children, Adolescent

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations (UN) global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has reiterated the need to make inclusive quality education accessible to children and adolescent in order to empower them. Director of ECW, Yasmine Sherif made the observation in a statement issued to mark this year’s […]

AfDB Approves Over $179m Loan To Support Post-pandemic Economic Recovery In Botswana

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a loan of $179.66 million to support government reforms to restore post-pandemic fiscal stability and economic recovery in Botswana. The funds for phase II of the programme will build on the successes of the first phase by supporting policy measures designed to boost economic […]

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