When countries in Africa clashed in the past, there was little in the way of alternative to war and inter-tribal battles. Softer approaches to conflict resolution are now replacing that, starting with the border regions in Eastern Africa.
South Sudan Tender and Business News
The Republic of Sudan just received a US $41 million grant from the African Development Bank, to finance a public sector Agriculture Value Chain Development Project in the country.
Denial of humanitarian aid in a war-torn country is not always an accident. In places such as South Sudan it is a well-honed weapon of war.
Japan has contributed USD 1 million to support South Sudan's mine action project, “Enhancing the Humanitarian Mine Action Programme in South Sudan”, to mitigate the impact of explosive hazards.
Amusement Services International (ASI) will unveil the Industry's first operator-free VR attraction at the Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure show 2018 to transform the indoor themepark experience in Africa.
European Union has donated more than eight million euros (approx. USD 10 million) to UNICEF South Sudan which enabled over 160,000 children to be treated for severe acute malnutrition.
GE Healthcare, an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and Amref Health Africa, the largest non-governmental organization based in Africa, announced a partnership aimed at strengthening the healthcare systems in Africa.
The The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) announced that it will hosting a high level delegation from several African countries to participate at the annual Africa Energy Indaba Conference that is set to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, February 20-21, 2018.
Ministry of General Education and Instruction launched the fourth phase of the "Back to Learning" 2018 initiative at Freedom Square in Kapoeta, with the goal of targeting the most under-represented communities throughout South Sudan.
The U.S. Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) has announced its support for the Veterinaries sans Frontiers/Germany (VSF/G) to conduct livestock interventions with hopes improving livestock health, increasing food security, and preserving livelihoods in South Sudan.
The Government of the Republic of The Sudan has issued Vancouver-based Orca Gold Inc. an exclusive permit for the exploitation of water from the Area 5 aquifer. That aquifer was first discovered by the company in May 2017.
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.
Canada just announced an additional $19.8 million in funding to deal with food shortages in Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, South Sudan and Uganda.
On December 21, a major accomplishment took place in South Sudan. On that date all parties to the conflicts signed the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access, at a joint event in Addis Ababa.
Last week, the first energy and infrastructure conference held in South Sudan took place. It was a major draw, oversubscribed by 30 percent and providing the framework for a new level of energy collaboration between South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to support cooperation in Africa's education sector.
Africa is growing economically throughout the continent. For the 11 million young Africans who entered the labor market in 2014 alone, many see few opportunities in the agriculture sector and are constrained by a lack of skills, low wages, and limited access to land and financial services. Combined, this makes them more prone to migrate from rural areas.
After review of recent activities by all parties, the United Nations envoy for Central Africa said he felt moves by some contributing countries to withdraw troops from embattled areas would create a security vacuum that could be exploited by other armed groups.
The Government of Canada announced a government match program the Famine Relief Fund and $86 million for four development projects, all to provide for the basic needs of the South Sudanese people.
The government of South Sudan has commissioned an audit of all national oil production and petroleum industry activities. Its Ministry of Petroleum is inviting companies to bid on a public tender to perform the audit.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the African Union agreed they need to step up joint efforts significantly to end hunger and sustain peace on the continent. The status quo is not enough.
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.
Following the breakdown of negotiations with French oil and gas company Total E & P, the Ministry of Petroleum of South Sudan said it is immediately opening up direct negotiations for other investors interested in oil and gas in blocks B1 and B2.
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.
Japan recently provided the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan with a US $1 million donation, to help with many aid needs in the country.