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American Envoy Applauds Growing U.S.-Nigeria Cultural Ties

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard has lauded the growing transcontinental relationship between America and Nigeria, particularly in the creative industry. The American envoy said the U.S. government is committed to strengthening the burgeoning cultural ties between the two countries through music, arts, film, cultural heritage, and professional and […]

Green Growth Gaining Traction In Africa – New Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Efforts geared towards advancing green growth in Africa is gathering momentum across Africa, according to a new report launched on Wednesday. The Africa Green Growth Readiness Assessment Report which is co-authored by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Green Growth Institute, was unveiled at the on-going 15th session of the […]

Africa Leaders, Stakeholders Rally Support For Land Restoration At COP15

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African heads of state and stakeholders have unanimously expressed their support for land restoration at the on-going fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, holding in Abidjan. The conference builds on the Great Green Wall programme and intends to offer a concrete response to the interconnected […]

AfDB Strengthens Fight Against Food Insecurity In Burkina Faso

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) through one of its flagship initiatives is currently helping women and children in Burkina Faso to overcome food insecurity. Despite its tremendous agricultural potential, Burkina Faso has long grappled with the thorny problem of food and nutrition security. Regrettably, in a country, where 82 percent of the population […]

IPC’s New Documentaries On Media Oppression, Journalist Attacks For Launch

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Press Center (IPC) will today in Abuja launch its two documentaries and a publication on attacks on journalists. The first of the documentaries and the publication are entitled, “Voices From Covid-19 Frontlines”, while the second documentary is entitled, “Voices From #EndSars Frontlines”. The event being organised to commemorate the year […]

AfDB To Support Abidjan Legacy Programme With $500m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has promised to support the implementation of the Abidjan Legacy Programme, a project that will restore forest and degraded lands in Côte d’Ivoire, with $500 million. President of AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina made the pledge when he met with the Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara. The Bank chief was […]

UN Body Opposes Attacks On Children, Teachers, Education Facilities In Ukraine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has lent its voice to that of the international community in condemning and calling for an immediate end to all attacks against children, teachers and schools in Ukraine. This coming at the wake of the bombing […]

AfDB President Bags Honorary Doctorate Degree From Duke University

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – America’s Duke University has conferred a honorary doctorate degree on the President of Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and three other recipients during its 2022 Commencement ceremonies in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Adesina, a World Food Prize laureate, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of his career […]

AfDB Supports Economic Diversification To Accelerate Structural Transformation In Botswana

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) is currently supporting Botswana’s ambition to diversify its economy and accelerate its structural transformation towards sustainable and inclusive growth. This development is the main objective of the African Development Bank Group’s Country Strategy Paper 2022-2026 (CSP 2022-2026) for the Southern African country. Approved in March 2022 by the […]

AfDB To Support Africa’s Pavilion At COP15 In Côte d’Ivoire

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) holding from 9 to 20 May in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it will support the Africa Pavilion during the event. The Pavilion will provide […]

UNDP Says COVID-19 May Plunge 100 Million Africans Into Deeper Energy Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has estimated that about 100 million Africans who were able to afford sustainable energy before the COVID-19 outbreak, will return to unsustainable resources. This was disclosed at a special UNDP Africa briefing on the consequences of the crisis in Ukraine for African economies on Friday in […]

UN Body Supports Northern Ethiopia With Additional $2m Grant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises has announced the approval of additional $2 million grant for the Northern region of Ethiopia. The new grant brings the ECW ongoing Investments in Ethiopia to over $30 Million. It also builds on the impact of […]

Joint Initiative Intensifies Climate Action In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Center on Adaptation is currently mobilizing and expanding the frontiers of adaptation financing mechanisms to mitigate climate change across Africa. The initiative which is known as the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAAP), aims to mobilise $25 billion to drive adaptation […]

Forum Advocates Collective Action Against Corruption In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 12th edition of the African anti-corruption conference, has opened with a clarion call from delegates to strengthen cooperation and collaboration among anti-corruption agencies in Africa to help address the gaps in fighting corruption across the continent. Organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, the Regional Conference […]

Stop Disruption Of Access To Internet, Digital Technologies In Nigeria, Group Urges FG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has urged the Federal Government to urgently stop the spate of disruption of access to the Internet and other digital technologies in Nigeria. MRA said the government should henceforth prevent security agencies and regulatory bodies from intentionally interfering in different ways with the rights of individuals to seek, […]

AfDB Moves Against Emerging Environmental Challenges In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank has commenced stakeholder consultations on its Integrated Safeguards System to adequately address emerging environmental and social issues in Africa. As part of its commitment to continuously improve environmental and social management and governance, the AfDB has prepared a draft of its updated Integrated Safeguards System, which is being consulted […]

New Report Harps On Dividends Of Urbanization In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cities across Africa are increasingly making progress in their growth trajectory and raking in a lot of benefits for people across the continent, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Jointly produced by the OECD-Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission […]

Global Recovery From COVID-19 Rooted In Forests, Says New Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Trees and forests can help the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its related economic aftershocks, in addition to combating climate change and biodiversity loss, a new report has revealed. Current estimates indicate that more than half of world’s gross domestic product which stood at $84.4 trillion in 2020, is dependent […]

AfDB Initiative To Empower 5o Million Youth In Africa By 2025

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) is poised to empower and equip 50 million youth with employable skills by 2025 through its Jobs for Youth in Africa Initiative. The Bank said the initiative also seeks to create 25 million jobs in agriculture, information, communication and technology fields, and other key industries across the continent. […]

New Grant Raises Hope For Women-owned Small Businesses In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A new round of funding grant amounting to $15 million is underway for the growth and development of women-owned small businesses in Africa. This is coming under the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI). The grant which is the fourth round of financing of $54.8 million will benefit almost 69,000 women entrepreneurs […]

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