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.
Eritrea Tender and Business News
Eritrea's diplomatic visit last week to Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, received high praise from the United Nations Secretary-General as a sign of peace after many years of tense relations since the war between the two countries twenty years ago.
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.
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.
On March 16, Britain's parliament voted to change its laws to make it easier for refugee families separated by persecution and political violence -- such as those from Africa who make up a major percentage of them -- to be reunited in Britain.
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.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved its plan for intervention in Eritrea for 2017-2109. The plans supports Eritrea's National Development Plan (through 2018) for the country's economic and social development via agricultural transformation.
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.
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.
A joint program funded by the Eritrean government and local beneficiaries just received a loan for US $7.14 million to fund the country's fourth Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program.
Fluor Corporation, an engineering and construction firm headquartered in Texas, has won the contract for the Colluli Potash Project in Eritrea, East Africa.
It took Eritrean journalist Estifo* seven years to save up enough money to pay a fixer to get him and his family from the capital, Asmara, to the shared border with Ethiopia. After they crossed the border by foot, they turned themselves in to the Ethiopian authorities and claimed asylum as refugees.
British Columbia based Nevsun Resources Ltd. just announced it has completed the extraction, selling, and shipping of the first zinc concentrate product from the Bisha mine in Eritrea.
A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.
Nevsun Resources Ltd. of British Columbia just announced its 60%-owned subisidiary, Bisha Mining Share Company, will be dramatically increasing the total land coverage for mining exploration in Eritrea's Bisha Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) District.
United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.
The 12 June 2016 exchange of artillery fire along the heavily militarized frontier between Ethiopia and Eritrea could be just one of the periodic skirmishes between the two States. However, it could be the first signs of a flare up of violence. There have been calls from the United Nations and African Union officials for “restraint” but as yet no steps for real conflict resolution.
The Egyptian office of the International Office of Migration this week brought together the second ministerial meeting of the AU-Horn of Africa Initiative on Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants (AU-HoAI) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Increasing economic activity, rapid mobile telecom growth, and increased provider investment are expected to increase Africa's mobile internet traffic by as much as 20 times by the end of the decade.
The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.
A collection of Africa partners from government and commerce are coming together to help promote and develop the business of African leather crafts. This will happen at the Training Workshop in Creative and Technical Design, where training and the launching of a Regional Design Studio (RDS) will take place.
Imagine a world without the media, where we have no verified information about what’s going on around us. Where everything is hearsay and gossip, where there are no trusted sources of information. It would be hard to operate in a world like that: to make decisions about what to do about the things that affect our lives.
SWIFT data shows a double digit growth of RMB adoption by financial institutions established in all regions. In February 2016, 1,131 banks were using the RMB for payments with mainland China and Hong Kong, representing 37% of all institutions exchanging payments with mainland China and Hong Kong across all currencies.
A new industry report forecasts future trends for the growing worldwide demand for cardiovascular needles. North Amnerica is expected to continue to lead demand for the products, but all regions are seeing increased demand.