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South African economy by proportion of sectors in 2017.

Viewpoint: South Africa, Finance Capital and the Land Question

Second quarter negative growth designated recession while rand declines Political Analysis South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the technical recession announced inside the country...
Simone Gbagbo

Viewpoint: Ivory Coast Grants Amnesty to 800 People as Elections Approach

Two main political parties and coalitions split suggesting a possible realignment of forces Former First Lady Simone Gbagbo was one of 800 political detainees granted...
Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul in her younger years.

Viewpoint: Roots of Aretha Franklin, Proletarian Culture and the Rise of Black Detroit

Queen of Soul was an outstanding manifestation of the African American struggle for dignity and freedom Commentary Detroit artist and social activist Aretha Franklin passed into...
Eritrea allows United Arab Emirates to build military base at the Port of Assab

Viewpoint: The Search for an Elusive Peace in the Horn of Africa

New breakthroughs enhancing interstate relations are threatened by western economic and military imperatives Commentary Major developments related to internal and external relations are taking place in...
Zimbabwe MDC-A instigated violence on August 1, 2018 in Harare

Viewpoint: Zimbabwe Incumbent President, ZANU-PF Re-elected in Historic Poll

Opposition forces reject outcome seeking to continue western sanctions and attempted isolation National harmonized parliamentary and presidential elections in the Southern African state of Zimbabwe...
BRICS African participants, July 2018

Viewpoint: 10th BRICS Summit Held in South Africa While United States Trade War Escalates

Participants make declaration against unilateralism coming from Washington Republic of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the 10th BRICS Summit where strong opposition to the...
video

Viewpoint: Trump administration denies the escalating oppression and impoverishment of the masses

Washington Withdraws from United Nations Human Rights Council While Racism, Social Deprivation and War Intensifies Commentary On June 19 the administration of President Donald Trump announced...
Ghana’s investment market

Slower economic activity and profit taking drives down Ghana Stock Exchange index 4.69pp...

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) Composite Index which measures the performance of the stock exchange fell 4.69 percentage points to 11.62 percent half year...
flamingo

IFEJ launches IFEJ-Flamingo Awards 2018

The World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Mr Henry Kerali has launched the fifth IFEJ-Flamingo Awards for business and financial journalism with a call...
growth

Ghana records 6.8 percent economic growth for 2018 Q1

Ghana's economy grew 6.8 percent year-on-year during the first quarter of 2018, compared with the 6.7 percent year-on-year growth rate recorded during the same...
Ghana Beach Soccer

2018 AFCON Beach Soccer: Uganda Comes Up Against Cote d’Ivoire

The Confederation of African Football has drawn Uganda to face Cote d'Ivoire Coast in the qualifiers of the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)...
Ethiopian attack on rally addressed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on June 23, 2018 in Addis Ababa

Viewpoint: Ethiopia and Zimbabwe Heighten Security in Response to Attacks on Political Rallies

From the Horn to Southern Africa similar destabilization efforts met with condemnation Two separate grenade attacks in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa and the...
UNAIDS

Denmark To Increase Its Contribution To UNAIDS To US$6.5 million In 2018

UNAIDS has expressed its sincere appreciation to Denmark for its long-standing support and also welcomes its decision to increase its core contributions to UNAIDS....
Effective social protection

Effective social protection needs more participation

A meeting of social protection experts, government officials from 14 countries in Africa and Asia and development partners gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...

Viewpoint: Third Triumphant Visit by DPRK Leader to China

Trip takes place just one week after historic summit in Singapore Supreme Leader Kim Jong un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and...
lands

Ghana: Agencies and communities work together to transform landscapes

Takorayili, a village in the Northern region of Ghana, is sprinkled with bare, scorched hills and rocky arid terrains. The soil is not able...
Older people assemble in Dagoretti, Nairobi to mark the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day marked on June 20, 2018.

‘Doing good, but law urgently needed’-Age Demand Action Campaigners urge Kenya Government

Age Demand Action campaigners gathered in Nairobi on Wednesday urged the government to fast-track the drafting and enactment of the proposed Older Persons Bill...
budget

Tanzanian opposition camp criticizes government budget for 2018

Tanzania's opposition coalition on Saturday criticized the government budget plan tabled in parliament on Thursday, saying it lacked financial discipline. Freeman Mbowe, leader of the...
Cynthia Morgan thrilling the audience at Industry Nite with AFRIMA recently held in Lagos, Nigeria

Nominations for AFRIMA 2018 Awards Open

The All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), has opened nominations for the 5th Edition of its iconic continental award from May 25 to August 1,...
MTN Ghana IPO

MTN Board Chairs Remarks At the Unveiling of MTN Ghana IPO held

MTN Ghana Board Chair’s Speech – Launch of MTN Ghana IPO at Accra Marriott’s Hotel on May 29th, 2018 Honorable Minister of Finance Deputy Minister of...
manufacturing

2018 Manufacturing Indaba Conference Tabled Topics for Discussions

The latest instalment of the Manufacturing Indaba not only aspires to meet participants’ expectations but exceed them, by hosting an event to achieve objectives...
African Union First Ladies Commission at 29th Summit, July 3-4, 2017

AU in the 21st Era : 55 years on the problems cropping up.

Africa Liberation Day held amid ongoing struggles against imperialist militarism and economic exploitation This year’s Africa Day, also known as Africa Liberation Day, marked the...
African National Congress NEC member Ronald Lamola briefs press on Land Summit, May 22, 2018

The Land Question Confronting South African and the ANC

Debate on fulfilling the National Democratic Revolution continues in preparation for the 2019 elections A recently-held African National Congress (ANC) Land Summit (May 19-20) convened...
Roseneft and Oranto Petroleum

Rosneft and Oranto Petroleum Work Together on African E&P Ventures

Russian oil company Rosneft and Nigeria-based Oranto Petroleum have signed a memorandum of understanding at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to cooperate on...
Record Growth

The AfDB and Institute for Global Green Growth Team Up for Africa’s Green Agenda

The African Development Bank and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Friday on the sidelines of the African...
Climate change

AfDB Spearheads Africa’s financial Alliance for climate Change

Scientific evidence shows that African economies are already reeling from the devastating effects of climate change, further exacerbating their development challenges. Of the 10...
African Center for Economic Transformation

AfDB is leading Africa’s Economic transformation through its active operational results

The African Development Bank has a very strong financial profile and remains focused on optimizing and strengthening its balance sheet to more effectively accompany...
fertilizer

FAPA Donors and AFAP Sign Agreement on Africa’s Fertilizer Supply

On the sidelines of the African Development Bank Annual Meetings in Busan, Korea, the Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA) donors and the...
Refugees and host communities have access to medical and other services in Mantapala settlement

Zambia and Partners Campaign for Funds to Cater for Congolese Refugees

The Government of the Republic of Zambia, UN agencies and other partners require over US$74.2 million in 2018 to address critical needs of Congolese...
afdb

AfDB and African Mathematical Institute come together for Science and Technology

The African Development Bank signed a Letter of Intent with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences aimed at finding opportunities for potential partnership between...

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