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Africa Unveils 10GW Desert to Power Initiative at COP24

The "Desert to Power Initiative", an ambitious plan to eliminate energy poverty in Africa and provide 10 GW of solar energy by 2025 and support 250 million people with green electricity, was just unveiled at the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24.

TerraPay and GIMAC Partner to Enable Instant Money Transfer in CEMAC Region

TerraPay, a mobile payments platform headquartered in the Netherlands, and GIMAC, the regional electronic money transfer platform of Central Africa, have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will allow instant cross-border money transfer to bank accounts and mobile wallets in Africa's CEMAC region.

Malawi Becomes Member of the African Finance Corporation

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.

IATA Launches Single African Air Transport Market Push

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.

Chad Links with African Parks to Expand Conservation Area

The government of the Republic of Chad has signed an agreement with African Parks, a South Africa-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that seeks to address environmental conservation issues in Africa, especially the decline of many of Africa’s national parks.

FAO and AfDB Collaborate on 'Desert to Power Program' in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have begun a new major collaboration initiative to help transform precarious situations in the desert part of Africa into developmental opportunities. It is called the 'Desert to Power program', and will be deployed to 11 countries including Sudan.

Special Seminar Held to Train African Civil Servants on Economic Planning

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.

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