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Tunisia, UN Agency Sign Deal To Boost Social Protection For Farmers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Tunisia inked an agreement to improve social protection for Tunisia’s agricultural workers, the Tunisian Ministry of Social Affairs said. The agreement was signed in Tunis by Tunisia’s Social Affairs Minister Malek Ezzahi and Mohamed Amrani, acting representative for FAO’s subregional office for North Africa. […]

Iran President, Raisi Set To Visit Zimbabwe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Iran President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi is expected in Zimbabwe on Thursday on a two-day State visit. The two countries started having cordial relations in 1983 at the height of Zimbabwe’s civil war which saw thousands of Ndebeles being massacred in the hands of the former President Mugabe’s reign. Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Foreign […]

US Govt Reaffirms Commitment To AfDB-supported Climate Adaptation Benefit Mechanism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The American Government has reaffirmed its resolve and commitment to support the climate Adaptation Benefit Mechanism, which is driven by the African Development Bank (AfDB). Under the Adaptation Benefit Mechanism, development partners, consumers, funds and philanthropists will sign purchase agreements for Certified Adaptation Benefits. Project developers will use these as collateral to […]

Climate Investment Funds Vows To Keep Mobilizing Resources For African Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Climate Investment Funds (CIF), a premier multilateral climate finance mechanism at the forefront of climate action in developing countries, has promised to continue to mobilize resources to support African countries. Established at the request of G8 and G20 countries in 2008 as one of the largest fast-tracked climate financing instruments globally, CIF […]

Africa’s Energy Transition Would Require $100b Annually – Adesina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has said that Africa’s energy transition would require an estimated $100 billion annually between 2020 and 2040. Dr. Adesina noted made the observation while speaking at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, hosted by the German government. The annual Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue […]

Malawi Cholera Outbreak Largest On Continent: WHO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has described Malawi’s cholera outbreak as the largest in Africa. This came up as the country has so far contributed nearly 40 per cent of total cases recorded in 12 countries across the continent. WHO Regional Health Security Advisor, Ambrose Talisuna said this during his presentation in […]

Pakistani Government Congratulates Nigerian President-elect, Bola Tinubu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr Shehbaz Sharif, has felicitated the Nigerian President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu on his victory at the Feb. 25 presidential poll. This is contained in a statement from by the Pakistan High Commission in Nigeria and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in […]

Lesotho Monarch Urges More Investments To Boost Food Security In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – His Majesty, King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho has harped on the need for African nations to accelerate investments and improve the coordination of efforts geared toward strengthening food security. The monarch made the observation in his remarks at a side event during the 36th Ordinary Session of the Assembly […]

Germany Announces New Initiative To Improve Labour Migration In Ghana

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The German Government has announced its proposed new initiative be launched in Ghana which is aimed at improving skilled migration. German Cabinet minister of Labour, Hubertus Heil and his colleague, the Minister of Development, Svenja Schulze disclosed this on Tuesday during a visit to West Africa. Their two ministries said the German […]

Experts Set Agenda For Inclusive Growth, Sustainable Development In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Economic experts, leaders and stakeholders at the just concluded 36th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, have set a new benchmark for inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa. Examining an ongoing study of key factors underlying development in Africa on Friday during the session, organized by the AU Commission and the […]

Nigeria Ready To Host Secretariat Of Sahel Climate Fund–Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, pledged that Nigeria was ready to host the Secretariat of the Sahel Climate Fund, including equipping and provision of accommodation to the top management staff of the fund.  The “Sahel Climate Fund” is the financial body of the Sahel Region Climate Commission (SRCC).  The […]

AfDB Inaugurates Second Coding For Employment Centre In Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has opened a second Information and Communications Technology Centre of Excellence at the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. This marks an important milestone for the Bank’s Coding for Employment programme and its growing partnerships with higher education and technical and vocational education and training […]

EU Renews Pledge To Support Socio-economic Reforms In Tunisia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – European Union (EU) has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the implementation of socio-economic reforms in Tunisia in order to enable the north African nation, achieve its targets. The EU said Tunisia is undergoing a delicate transitional phase and grappling with difficult political and economic challenges. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and […]

Confab Seeks Sponsorship For African Journalists To Attend World Water Week In New York

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of this year’s edition of the United Nation (UN) Water Conference, holding in New York, development partners have been called upon to sponsor a number of African journalists to attend the event. The call was made at the end of the recently concluded workshop on water-related issues for selected journalists from […]

Morocco Secures Over €200,000 Grant From AfDB To Boost Water Resources Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Morocco has secured €201,000 grant from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group to strengthens its technical assistance and boost water resources management. Morocco’s semi-arid climate makes the country vulnerable to climatic hazards, characterized by alternating wet and dry seasons. The country is experiencing recurrent periods of acute drought with increasing water stress […]

Niamey To Host 9th Session Of Africa Regional Forum On Sustainable Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 9th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD-9) will be convened in Niamey, the capital city of the Republic of Niger. The Forum, which will be holding 28 February to 2 March, is jointly organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Government of Niger, in collaboration […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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