Over 60 percent of the 1.2 billion people who live in Sub-Saharan Africa are under 25. This puts major pressure on creating solid job opportunities for each of them. The Food and Agriculture Organization reviews a number of the opportunities it is working on to help youth not just be employed, but help build the economies of the future.
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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.
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.
The British Council and Ynaija.com, a Nigerian news website and blog, announced the launching of the West Africa Arts Exchange (WAArtsExchange), a community of the talented artists from West Africa and arts lovers across the world.
The African Finance Corporation, a Nigeria-based multilateral institution focusing on African infrastructure investments, just announced that the Republic of Malawi has joined AFC as only the second Southern African member country.
The servicing arm of the Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI), LCI Services, has expanded its Debt Collection Services to cover 11 new African markets to support clients in their regional growth and protect their trade receivables.
As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.
Sweden has announced its investment of over SEK 800 million to the 'Strategy for Sweden'’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Moov, a Benin-based telecommunications operator, in partnership with Kirusa, an international India-based provider of communications solutions over data networks for enterprises and consumers, just announced the availability of the new Instavoice Channels Service.
The Regional Energy Co-Operation Summit 2018 coming up January 24-25 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, is finalizing its agenda.
The practice of breast-flattening in order to minimize the risk of violence affects some 3.8 million women worldwide, including in 9 African countries. A massive educational campaign is underway to bring a stop to the extremely dangerous practice.
Mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin, has been known for a long time as one of the most toxic of chemicals used in medical care and in dentistry in particular. The international movement which led its banning in many developed countries has now moved to its latest frontier -- the developing world.
The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), based in Burkina Faso and representing 8 member states, signed a $155 million package for the World Bank, The West African Development Bank and the West African regional mortgage refinance company (CRRH-UEMOA) to create affordable housing finance throughout the WAEMU region.
Abdou Koudos Adissa, a Republic of Benin man unlawfully residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was just sentenced to 48 months in prison involving the use of stolen identities to file false claims for IRS tax refunds.
Africar Group, the largest car classifieds platform in Africa, is now available in 10 local languages on the markets where it operates.
Healthymagination's Mother and Child Programme just unveiled the 14 social enterprises selected as its second cohort in Africa. Each emerging enterprise is focused in one way or another on improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
BASF (www.BASF.com) of Germany has introduced a new class of mosquito insecticide in the form of its Interceptor® G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. After tests in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Tanzania, the World Health Organization (WHO) is now recommending its use within Africa.
A new competition was just launched to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.
A special course was recently held on Industrial Policy in Africa, for civil servants from 20 African countries. Its goal was to strengthen the group's capacity in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating appropriate strategies to facilitate the structural transformation of the continent’s economies.
The Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network (GOGIN), a project of the European Union aimed at fighting crime at sea in conjunction with nineteen coastal countries on the African continent, just launched.
Konnect Africa, headquartered in the United Kingdom, just announced a broad collection of new next-generation telecom services available today in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda. It is part of a major expansion move planned to cover all across Sub-Saharan Africa.
With over 420 million Africans between the ages of 15 and 35 today, the younger generation is a source of potential prosperity for the continent as well as a massive liability of job creation does not catch up with the growth of this group.
The International Atomic Energy Agency, with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, has completed an extensive study of the drought situation in Africa. In a report published on May 29 on the analysis, the information shows significant reserves of good quality water are in fact still available in Africa's drought-prone Sahel region.
In Nairobi, Kenya, at the 4th Roundtable to focus on Political and Credit Risks in Africa recently, Ministers from across Africa sat sat together with investors and the private sector to determine how best to tackle the investment and credit risk hurdles in order to make African risks bankable.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.