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To recover from Covid-19, Sub-Saharan Africa will need $425bn by 2030 – Adesina

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has disclosed that sub-Saharan Africa would need 425 billion dollars by 2030 to manage it's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The President of AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, made this known at the opening of the 2021...

Egypt, Greece meet to discuss bilateral ties and regional challenges.

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and visiting Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday discussed  ways to boost mutual ties. This was contained in a statement by the Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady. Sisi noted that Egypt and Greece had...

France to partner Kwara in boosting agriculture, tourism

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By Lekan Agboola, (ILORIN) French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jarome Pasquire has expressed the readiness of francophone nations to strengthen its ties with Kwara State especially in the area of agriculture, cultural exchanges, trade relations, and tourism development. Amb. Pasquire stated this...

KENYA: President Uhuru races against time to finish legacy projects months to his...

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By OTIENO OTIENO - With 18 months to his retirement next year, President Uhuru Kenyatta appears in a rush to have government programmes completed to secure his legacy. Last week, the president met his top administration officials in State House, Nairobi,...

Buhari approves formation of Trillion Naira infrastructure development company

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the establishment of a Public-Private Partnership styled Infrastructure company named Infra-Co with an initial seed capital of N1 Trillion (about $2.6billion). It is envisaged that, over time, the entity will grow to N15 Trillion...

AfDB, EIB in joint move to fast-track development in Africa

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ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, January 20, 2021/ -- The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a joint partnership action plan highlighting their strengthened cooperation and mutual development priorities and a strong shared emphasis on...

Reduction in UK aid: Implication for ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda

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DAVID AIDOO, Contributor - Ghana has benefited from international aid to promote economic and social development to improve the standard of living and alleviate poverty in the country. Aid funds from international donors have been used to pursue infrastructural and...

Here’s what happened on the last day of NEF-GG 2020

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KIGALI, Rwanda, December 12, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has just concluded the first-ever virtual edition of the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering (NEF-GG), Africa's largest scientific gathering. Organized against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

FG to deliver one million houses yearly —Minister

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The Federal Government on Saturday promised to address the housing deficit by delivering one million houses per year to close the 17 million shortfall by the year 2033. The Minister of State, Works and Housing, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, disclosed this...

Africa won’t develop without technology – World Bank

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EHIME ALEX, Lagos Digital transformation of Africa will foster economic growth and reduce poverty, the World Bank Vice-President for Africa, Mr Hafez Ghanem, has said. Ghanem expressed the view on Saturday at the launch of the April 2019 Africa Pulse Report,...

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False prophets shake South African faith

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Rape and fraud scandals involving fake pastors have prompted calls for regulation of churches in South Africa. There have been a number of high-profile cases...

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