When a war broke out in 1998 between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the city of Badme was captured and occupied by Ethiopia. After two years the war was over and Ethiopia refused to return Badme to Eritrea. That is about to change, all n the name of long-term peace between the countries.
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In connection with Youth Month this year, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has launched a program to invest and empower the youth of South Africa so they can learn the skills to start and run new businesses.
The Djibouti government recently seized control of a port within their country which was formerly under the control of Dubai-based DP World. DP World is challenging this as an illegal action.
Early in the morning on June 18th, AMERO digital currency was quietly added to over 400 participating vendor accounts.
In a new report issued on June 15, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calls for a far more pro-active approach to dealing with drought management in the Near East and North Africa region.
As Africa's emerging technology ecosystem grows, innovation and entrepreneurship are taken on a bigger role. Innovation hubs in particular have been a major force for the existing major hubs in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, and the same model is proving equally important in the emerging tech centers on the continent.
The six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) increased climate financing to a seven-year high of US $35.2 billion in 2017. That includes sizable increases from the African Development Bank. The overall total
Namibia is the host country for the fourth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp. Over 100 high school students will be coming from Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and the United States. The camp kicks off today, June 17, and runs through June 29, 2018.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Executive Board completed its review of the performance of Togo's economy, which was already under support by an Extended Credit Facility arrangement. Based on the review, the board has authorized disbursement of another SDR25.17 million (equivalent to US $35.5 million)
Responding to concerns about the potential collapse of South Africa's steel industry, the government of South Africa has instituted a number of new measures to help support it. These include new tariffs on imported steel products.
To support the urgent need for electrical power for low-income Africans, the African Development Bank just authorized a loan of CFAF 15.75 billion (approximately EUR 24 million) to develop off-grid low-cost pay-as-you-go solutions such as solar power for the continent.
A new study conducted in Kenya by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has come up with a new way to determine how much fish can be harvested from the sea in a sustainable manner.
For those interested in bidding on the Congo-Brazzaville License Round Phase 2 2018/19, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of the Congo just announced that will have a major promotion at Africa Oil Week this year.
Google has announced it will be opening its first African Artificial Intelligence research center in Accra, Ghana, later in 2018.
On June 12, the World Day Against Child Labor, authors Jacqueline Mogeni, the CEO at Kenya’s Council of Governors and Siddharth Chatterjee, the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya, call attention to the need to do something about the high percentage of child laborers in that country.
Africa Code Week (ACW)'s 2018 program had its first official event on June 12 with the beginning of its Train-the-Trainer Workshops in Madagascar.
The Big 5 Construct Nigeria event will bring together major contractors from throughout Africa to the Landmark Centre in Lagos from September 10-12.
South Africa is taking serious the recent uptick in cash-in-transit heists in the country. Its Portfolio Committee will describe 7 priorities to attempt to deal with the problem during a public hearing to be held in Parliament on June 13.
The Republic of Niger has officially joined on as part of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It turned over the appropriate instrument documents to the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on June 8.
Freshworks, Inc., a San Bruno, California, based provider of cloud-based IT services software, just announced its plans for a major business expansion in South Africa.
An $8 billion project to transform the landscape of Africa and restore drought-stricken areas has started and yet most of the world does not know of it. It is the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative, and involves the planting of a wall of trees over 7,600 kilometers long.
Uppsala University of Sweden has been developing simulation models intended to help forecast where largescale political violence might emerge anywhere. The model is called ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System. On June 7, it released its first public forecast for the African continent.
Rugby Africa recently lifted the suspension of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation Federation (NRFF) from participating in any international championship.
The Africa Financial Sector Deepening Fund, a financial instrument designed to strengthen the capital base of local financial institutions and stimulate Africa's corporate bond market, just received a US $10 million investment from the African Development Bank.
Saryx Engineering Group (SEG), a South African enterprise which has developed new solutions for companies to track document compliance and share documents safely, was selected by FNB Business and Endeavor South Africa as the overall winner of the 2018 Business Innovation Awards.