The Gambia just signed off as a participant in the region-to-region Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and West Africa.
Gambia Tender and Business News
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.
UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat (www.Yahsat.ae) is acting as a Gold Sponsor for the West Africa Com telecom trade exhibition on July 10 and 11th. It is doing so in advance of a major roll out of YahClick, its flagship broadband service, to partners and customers throughout the region.
Smallholder farmers in Kenya and many regions of Africa are struggling after long-term climatic change effects and extended drought have virtually destroyed what used to be a far stronger agricultural economy. Those farmers must be involved when plans are created to help them recover their croplands for the future.
On June 30, the United Nations announced an ambitious plan it was launching, to harness the "immense" potential of Africa's Sahel region, from renewable energy and natural resources to culture and tourism.
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 Gambian Supreme Court issued a decision on May 10 to declare the crime of criminal defamation unconstitutional. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) applauds that, but raised concerns about other segments of the country's criminal code on sedition and false news being upheld.
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.
UN Women has announced the appointment of the first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa, Jaha Dukureh, a renowned activist in Gambia.
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 Gamiba just signed off on a Framework Agreement to receive US $210 million from the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, for financing over a three year period.
The Regional Energy Co-Operation Summit 2018 coming up January 24-25 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, is finalizing its agenda.
The United States has allocated a $50,000 (GMD 2.3M) grant to help victims of the August 2017 flooding in The Gambia.
The government of The Gambia just received a US $45 million Murabaha Financing Agreement from The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Gambia has just been granted emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) of the Washington, D.C.-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a total amount of SDR 11,662,500, or about US $16.1 million. The financing will be used to address urgent balance of payments needs in the country.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a major pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer focuses on infrastructure, just added Kenya as its 15th member nation.
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.
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.
The Arab-Gambian Islamic Bank, Agib Bank Ltd. (AGIB.gm), and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD-PS.org), headquartered in Saudi Arabia, just announced they will be funding private sector companies in The Gambia, thanks to a new Joint Strategic Collaboration agreement between the parties.
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 group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.
The Economic Commission for Africa ECA recently released its second set of ECA Country Profiles, including 21 different country report. Highlights from the West African group were analyses on Cabo Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and the Gambia.