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Mali, AfDB Join Forces To Accelerate Implementation Of Anti-poverty Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Mali and the African Development Bank (AfDB), have agreed to accelerate ongoing country projects that aim to reduce poverty. This is coming at the heels of a high-level AfDB mission to the West African nation, which ended on 16th September. A delegation of the bank staff and the Malian […]

U.S House Of Reps Pass Bipartisan Legislation To Promote Quality Education Globally

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States House of Representatives has passed the bipartisan and bicameral bill which seeks to advance quality basic education around the world. Introduced by House Foreign Affairs Africa Subcommittee Chair, Karen Bass (D-CA) and Ranking Member Chris Smith (R-NJ), the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act Reauthorization of 2022, reauthorizes […]

New Report Says Africa’s Political Stability Risks ‘ll Be Heightened In 2023

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Political stability risks in Africa will be heightened in the coming year as socio-economic challenges exacerbate deep inequalities and highlight governments’ inability to address them, a newly published seventh edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index Report. has warned. The report was jointly launched on Tuesday by a leading global specialist risk consultancy, […]

Hungarian Don Wins Oslo Varsity Human Rights Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A renowned and erudite Hungarian historian and professor of Gender Studies at Central European University, Andrea Pető has won the University of Oslo Human Rights Award for the 2022 fiscal year. UiO’s Human Rights Award is given out annually during Oslo Peace Days as a recognition of personal efforts and active involvement […]

Access Bank Renews Pledge To Improve Healthcare For Women In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A frontline multinational commercial bank, Access Bank PLC, has reiterated its commitment to improving the access of women to healthcare services in Nigeria. Doubling down on efforts to accelerate the achievement of SDG 3, which focuses on good health and well-being, the Bank through its ‘W’ Initiative is set to embark on […]

Green Investment: AfDB’s New Tools Raise Hope For SMEs In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa are at a vantage position to benefit maximally from the newly released series of toolkits by the African Development Bank (AfDB). The toolkits are aimed at assisting SMEs in tapping green investment opportunities contained in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Released […]

Adesina To Join Others For Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum In New York

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of African Development Bank (AfDB) president Dr. Akinwumi Adesina will join other eminent dignitaries and global leaders for the second edition of the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum (NIEPF), holding in New York, United States. The conference which is scheduled for Thursday, on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General […]

Two African American Developers Set To Restore Famous Historic Center In Florida

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two African American Developers, Miles Alexander III of Alexander Goshen and Leornard Burke of Cornerstone Strategic Partners, are poised to revamp the famous Black Historic Center in Fort Myers, Florida. Dubbed, McCollum Hall, is a historical site and commercial center in Dunbar, which was built in 1938 by Clifford McCollum. The center […]

Governments Must Create Jobs, Make African Economies More Competitive – Sall

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of Senegal and African Union (AU) chairperson, Macky Sall has harped on the need for governments in Africa to invest more in order to create jobs and make African economies more competitive. President Sall made the observation while addressing a delegation from the African Development Fund (ADF) and senior management team […]

ASUU Strike: Buhari Meets Pro-Chancellors Of Universities, Promises Further Consultations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met with the Chairman and select members of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities, promising to engage in further consultations with relevant stakeholders, towards ending the protracted strike by university lecturers, under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). According to a statement signed by Special Adviser […]

Cameroon, AfDB Sign Pact To Strengthen Agricultural Value Chains

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Cameroon and African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a partnership agreement which is aimed at developing agricultural value chains in the West African nation. Part of the agreement which was signed in Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital, is to set up an Agricultural Sector Development Fund that will be utilized […]

AfDB’s New Report On Transboundary Waters In Africa For Launch Next Week

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that its new report on transboundary waters in Africa will be launched next week. The report entitled, “Climate-proofing Transboundary Water Agreements in Africa”, will be inaugurated by the Water Development and Sanitation Department of the AfDB on September 21. The virtual launch of the report will […]

US Govt Announces $5m Grant To Support AfDB’s Fight Against Methane Emissions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) The United States government has announced a provision of $5 million grant to the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support efforts in abating methane gas emission, across Africa. Methane accounts about half of the net rise in global average temperature since the pre-industrial era. The grant, subject to the completion of US domestic […]

US House Of Rep Committee Passes Resolution On AU-America Relationship

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States House of Representatives has passed by voice vote a resolution introduced by Africa Subcommittee Chair, Karen Bass (D-CA) and Ranking Member Chris Smith (R-NJ) reaffirming the significance of the African Union (AU) as a strategic international partner to the United States. The resolution also seeks […]

AfDB Appoints New Director Of Strategy, Operational Policies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the appointment of Ms. Caroline Kende-Robb as the Director of Strategy and Operational Policies Department of the bank. Ms. Kende-Robb, a British national, brings over 30 years of leadership and management experience in development and humanitarian sectors, coupled with deep knowledge and practical experience in achieving […]

Stakeholder’s Move Against Threats To Safety Of Journalists In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Participants at a one-day stakeholder’s roundtable in Abuja on Wednesday, reiterated the need to create strategic actions aimed at mitigating the various threats to the safety of journalists in Nigeria. This is coming amidst general violation of press freedom of expression and the shrinking of the civic space in the country. The […]

Young Rural Enterprises Project Boost Agricultural Yields In Madagascar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Young Rural Enterprises Project in the Central West of Madagascar has helped improve agricultural yields, according to a project progress report released by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Launched in 2016, the Young Rural Enterprises Project, which is supported by the African Development Fund (ADF), the AfDB’s concessional window, has remarkably […]

AfDB Issues Maiden Green Bond In South African Rand Market

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB), has issued a 200 million South African rand (ZAR), 1-year Green Bond which will be due September 2023. The bond, which pays a coupon of 6.90 percent, was arranged by Daiwa Capital Markets Europe and sold in a Private Placement format to a single Japanese institutional investor, Sony […]

NASS Commission Renews Pledge To Improve Legislative Processes In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) has reaffirmed its commitment to articulating and introducing initiatives that will further improve legislative processes in Nigeria. The NASC is the supervisory body over the National Assembly bureaucracy with powers and functions equivalent to that of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC). The key responsibilities of […]

Daughter Of Late Famous African American Actor, Mike Evan Empowers Kids In Uganda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Carlena Evans, the daughter of famous late African American Actor/Writer, Mike Evans is currently putting smiles on the faces of children in Uganda, East Africa. Her late father, Evans was an actor best known for playing Lionel Jefferson on the 1970s sitcom “All in the Family” and its popular spinoff “The Jeffersons”. […]

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