The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is pleased to announce the first call for proposals of the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra). Award amounts shall range from 50,000 USD to 1,000,000 USD per project.African-based national and regional organizations and associations involved in trade development such as …

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Paramount Group, Africa’s largest privately owned defence and aerospace firm, has acquired a majority stake in Nautic Africa, one of the continent’s leading specialist shipbuilders, in a move that gives Paramount a key strategic maritime presence. The landmark deal comes amid a growing need …

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Over 300 guests attended Transform Africa Summit’s Cultural Gala where Rwanda last week launched its digital archive of cultural and historical information called Rwandapedia to tell the story of the country from its own perspective. The African Development Bank supported the realisation of the platform. …

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A scientist from Burkina Faso who is working on new tools to target mosquito swarms responsible for the spread of malaria has been awarded theRoyal Society Pfizer Award for 2013.  Dr Abdoulaye Diabate, who is investigating the mating systems of Anopheles gambiae, will receive £60,000 towards …

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At the recent African Economic Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, business leaders and development experts discussed how regional integration can boost economic growth and concluded that Africa has the potential to become the next factory to the world. “Regional integration basically is about really …

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Utilities’ challenges of finding and funding alternative ways to increase generation capacity to meet demand will be in focus during the 3-day West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) in Lagos from 25-27 November 2013. The attendance of high-level utility executives from the region, including Ghana, …

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Washington, D.C.—A new World Bank Group report finds that Sub-Saharan Africa continues to record a large number of reforms aimed at easing the regulatory burden on local entrepreneurs, with 66 reforms adopted in the past year. Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, and Burundi were among the 10 …

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MAZOWE (IRIN) – The face of Lydia Madhoro, 25, is dusted red from soil as she and her three female colleagues take a brief lunch break. They have been working since dawn on their gold mine in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland Central Province.  Their hand-dug shaft …

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Today, 31 October 2013, The International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to postpone the trial’s commencement in the case against Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta to 5 February 2014. The Chamber noted that both the Defence and the Prosecutor are in agreement on postponing the trial date …

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Africa has the lowest internal trade volume compared to other trading blocs in Europe, Asia and Latin America according to findings of four different research studies. Presenting their research papers at the African Economic Conference, which is taking place in Johannesburg from October 28-30, …

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