In a dangerous trend spreading everywhere, the lack of affordable healthy fruits and vegetables is causing obesity to skyrocket in South Africa.
A new crossborder mobile money transfer pilot test was just completed on the stellar blockchain, via a connection between ImpalaPay Kenya and PesaChoice of Rwanda.
The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed a Grant Agreement for ¥1.062 billion yen from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for a Project for the Improvement of Road Maintenance Equipment in Kinshasa City.
On August 8, all of Rwanda’s employees from the Medical Technology and Infrastructure Division’s Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) were fired on allegations of graft.
The Gambia just signed off as a participant in the region-to-region Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and West Africa.
On August 12, Egypt’s Giza Criminal Court pronounced life sentences against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, Essam al-Erian, group spokesman for the local Muslim Brotherhood, and senior member Mohamed El-Beltagy for incitement of violence.
South Africa's Select Committee on Economic Development has adopted the National Minimum Wage Bill.
Niger is holding a major summit meeting with the heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) from 15-18 August 2018.
On August 2, the African Development Bank Group's External Representation Office for Asia hosted a seminar in Tokyo to drive interest in the upcoming Africa Investment Forum.
Zambia was host to a team of experts from the African Development Bank from July 23-27, to find businesses in the nation's water and agriculture sector which would be eligible for new financing mechanisms it is offering in that country.
Togo-based Ecobank, an independent pan-African banking group, has selected the finalists for its 2nd annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology startups.
The Cote d'Ivoire based African Development Bank's President, Akinwumi Adesina, made a strong plea to help farmers across the African continent get access to new technologies which could transform agricultural production and yields.
The Mail & Guardian just named Bridgett Majola and Jtumeleng Mikhovha, two lawyers at global law firm Baker McKenzie's Johannesburg, South Africa, office as among the Top 200 outstanding young South Africans in recent years. On the occasion of South Africa's Women's day, they talk about their careers, what it means to break from poverty and their role as women working in the law in Africa.
A new task force has been formed by the African Development Bank in Nigeria, in partnership with the Federal Government There, to form the first Public-Private Round Table on Youth Employment and Skills Development.
One of the fastest growing real estate markets in Africa are the ones referred to as Francophone West. It will be the focus of the bilingual Francoreal Property Investment Summit coming up in October in Dakar, Senegal.
The South African Farmers Development Association has issued a statement of support for an increase in the Dollar Based Reference Price (DBRP) from $566 to $680, but with some concerns.
Project sponsors in sub-Saharan Africa or U.S. companies working with African project sponsors are eligible to apply for new grants for energy-related projects paid for by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. The announcement of the opportunity was made on August 6.
Queensland just welcomed a group of sixty emerging African leaders in the agricultural industry, for an intensive development program to help them deal with the challenges of sustainable development in their own countries.
Ant Financial (Ant) of China and the International Financial Corporation (IFC) are working together with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to promote digital financial inclusion in Africa.
French energy provider ENGIE's African subsidiary (ENGIE-Africa.com) just signed an agreement to deploy eight hybrid solar plants in Gabon, for a total combined power output of 2.2 MW.
When countries in Africa clashed in the past, there was little in the way of alternative to war and inter-tribal battles. Softer approaches to conflict resolution are now replacing that, starting with the border regions in Eastern Africa.
The philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, Merck Foundation recently announced continuing improvements in its program to improve access to cancer care and build capacity through the Merck Access Program in Africa.
An unusual and strong South African law known as the Competition Amendment Bill would force tough rules on companies attempting to dominate their industries at the cost of other firms. A detailed analysis by Baker Mackenzie Johannesburg analyzes the implications if it passes.
Cabo Verde has been granted a 20 million euro loan agreement from the African Development Bank, to help revitalize the West African coastal island's economy.
A special event entitled, "Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa's Digital Lions" will be held on August 8 in Pretoria, South Africa. Its focus will be on eCommerce in Africa, along with the payments, logistics, tourism and big data partners for it, all of which is beginning to lift national economies.
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