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.
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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.
Germany-based Siemens just signed agreements with Uganda and Sudan to cooperate more closely in the future in the areas of power supply, industry, transportation and healthcare.
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.
Centurion Law Group, a pan-African legal services provider with headquarters in South Africa, and South Sudanese law firm Awatkeer Law Chambers have recently signed a strategic alliance agreement. It represents a real 'coming of age' for Sudan as part of the continental legal community.
South Sudan was approved for an African Development Fund (ADF) supplementary loan of US $14.57 million to rehabilitate and expand the electrical power distribution networks in Juba.
The ENABLE Youth Program, an initiative intended to create business opportunities and decent employment for young women and men along priority agricultural value chains,, was launched in Sudan on March 2.
The African Legal Network, a consortium of major law firms located throughout Africa, has joined a new member, ABCC (formerly SCAN Advogados) of Mozambique.
The UK Department of International Development (DfID) and the African Development Bank just completed a "project identification mission" to Sudan. The mission was to determine whether or not the AfDB would finance the Port Sudan Priority Water and Sanitation (PSPWS) project. While the discussions are not concluded, it appears the deal will go through.
A new African investment facility, the Rx Healthcare Fund(RxHF), was recently founded to help improve healthcare delivery across the continent. The final capitalization is planned at $200 million, a number which just received a big boost from the African Development Bank (AfDB), which recently put in $20 million as an initial seed.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and FFEM, the French Facility for Global Environment, have launched a new alliance to improve natural resources in wetlands within Africa's Sahel region. The ultimate goal is the sustainable management of migratory water birds which are crucial for food security for the local populations.
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.
“No one can deny the terrible similarities between those running from the threat of guns and those fleeing creeping desertification, water shortages, floods and hurricanes.” --
South Sudanese Women have in the past been instrumental in resolving past regional conflicts, and their abilities in peace-building related to healing and reconciliation are well-known. Because of this, ACCORD recently held a capacity building workshop on this very topic recently, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The situation in Juba, South Sudan on Thursday was “tense” but “calm” following recent intense fighting, UN Spokesperson for the Secretary General Stephane Dujarric told journalists here Thursday.
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 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.
The Government of Switzerland just released a grant of 2.4 million Swiss Francs (or about $2.4 Million U.S.) to support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) activities to improve household food security within Sudan.
The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) believes that ongoing military conflicts, which have also devastated agricultural crops and livestock, are one of the primary causes of food shortages in war zones in Africa and the Middle East.
One of the biggest refugees and migrant tragedies in the last year may have ended up killing over 500 people when their ship capsized in the Mediterranean last week.
The Government of Sudan inaugurated an online trading system of its stock market on March 24, 2016 in the country’s capital, Khartoum – a landmark development in the Sudan’s financial history.
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.
The World Health Organization just issued its latest Zika Virus situation report, including maps showing the spread of the virus worldwide and recommendations for those who are or may become infected.