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A Blueprint for Africa’s future cities

Firmly established as Africa’s most progressive business orientated jurisdiction, Mauritius’ forward-thinking and nimble policies have resulted in the island nation riding the wave to the centre of investment and development in Africa. While its business-friendly framework and investment orientated tax policies are firmly established, the growing multi-sector opportunities for developers on the island are increasingly [&hellip (

CDB approves project to support economic reforms in Barbados

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of USD$400 000 to help the Government of Barbados further develop its economic reform programme. The approval sets into...


China's Xi Pledges $60 Billion Toward Africa's Development, Waives Some Debt

The president said that China isn’t seeking “political self-interest through its investments in Africa.” (

China-Africa summit: Xi denies money being spent on vanity projects

China's president announces $60bn (£42bn) in aid and loans to boost development in Africa. (

CDB project expanded to include Dominica (

CDB approves US$9.3 million loan for Anguilla (

Liquid Telecom appoints Stephane Duproz to head Africa Data Centres

Data centre operator Africa Data Centres (ADC) has named Stephane Duproz as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. Part of the Liquid Telecom Group, ADC was launched in 2018 to address the growing demand for cloud storage and data centre services in Africa. Stephane will oversee the commercial and operational development of ADC’s [&hellip (

CDB, PAHO train regional mental health professionals for disaster aftermath (

CE-Intelligence comes to the Caribbean (

CDB to construct new office building in Barbados (

CARICOM chairman lobbies Chile for development financing

Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness has encouraged Chilean President Sebasti·n PiÒera to use his country's "considerable visibility" on the international stage to assist members of the regional... (

Africa:The UN Has Launched a Pan-African Entrepreneurship Portal-Platform

[CIO] The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently launched a Pan-African Entrepreneurship Portal-Platform, facilitated by Accenture. (

Africa:Professor Adebayo Adedeji - An African Cassandra, Ahead of His Time

[Fahamu] Professor Adebayo Adedeji, one of Africa's foremost development thinkers, who passed on last April, will be laid to rest on 7 July. He was instrumental to the formation of several Regional Economic Communities in Africa, earning him the title of "Mr. ECOWAS". This is an articulation of the immortal vision of this great son of Africa, who became a professor at 36 and government minister at 40. (

#NDP2030Hackathon – doing it for the country (

Africa:Uganda's Electricity Governance Ranked the Best in Africa

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda has Africa's best electricity regulatory system, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB's) 2018 Electricity Regulatory Index (ERI) report. (

Africa:Bring Global Goals to the Streets to Push Cities Forward

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Local governments and citizens must be involved in making the Sustainable Development Goals a reality, urban experts say (

'We need to have the hunger to innovate' says Vodacom Business Chief Executive (

Corruption Limits Africa's Development - Nandi-Ndaitwah

[Namibian] IF AFRICA addresses the issue of corruption, there would be more than enough resources to achieve its developmental aspirations as envisaged in the African Union Agenda 2063 and the United Nations sustainable development goals agenda 2030. (

Africa:Foreign Doctorates Are Attractive - but Don't Write Off Homegrown Phds

[The Conversation Africa] Introducing more skilled employees into the economy is an important path to development for many middle income countries. That's why increased and improved training at the top end of the education level - PhDs - is considered so vital. (

South Africa:'Court of Arbitration Must Rule on Female Classification'

[News24Wire] Athletics South Africa (ASA) president Aleck Skhosana and IAAF president Sebastian Coe met in London on Tuesday to discuss their positions on the IAAF's new Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification (athletes with differences of sexual development) (DSD). (

The United Nations Development Programme launches a platform for young african entrepreneurs (

South Africa:South Africa Must Focus On Its Kids to Meet UN Development Goals Targets

[The Conversation Africa] There have been several vast improvements in the lives of South Africa's children in recent years. Close to 90% of children now have access to electricity - up from 72% in 2003. About 12% of children live below the international poverty line of USD$ 1.25 a day, down from 43% in 2003. (

Southern Africa:SADC, Partners Strategise On Peace and Security Issues

[The Herald] The Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) is one of the most stable and peaceful regions in Africa, although there are pockets of instability that continue to hinder peace and development. To ensure that the peace dividend is maintained and strengthened, SADC and its cooperating partners who are involved in peace and security issues met in Gaborone, Botswana, recently to discuss ways of ensuring a coordinated approach to promoting regional peace and stability in southern Africa. (

Africa:Food Security in Africa - Is Genetically Modified Technology a Pathway? (III)

[Leadership] My last line of the part II of this article ended with two pertinent questions. Can Africa afford GMT? What is the viable strategy for Africa to benefit from cutting - edge technology? On cost of research and development of the GMT for a particular crop, GMO, averagely, GMO takes 13 years and $130 million of research and development before coming to market ( From another literature, "GMO Answers", the cost of generating a new genetically modified crop is $136 million with an av (

Africa:EU Urged to Ban Early And Forced Child Marriages

[IPS] United Nations -Something historic was initiated at the European Development Days (EDD) in early June: the EDD placed women and girls at the forefront of Sustainable Development. Since its inception in 2006, EDD has become a barometer for ideas in global development. (

East Africa:Promote Science, Tech for Development, EAC Urged

[Citizen] Kigali -Technology promotion and development can accelerate economic growth in East Africa if appropriately applied. (

South Africa:Time for South Africa to Invest in Its Youth

[ISS] As South Africa commemorates the role of its youth in the struggle against apartheid on 16 June, a big question is whether young people are a risk, or a benefit, to the country's growth and development. (

EU promises assistance to Caribbean in developing biodiversity strategy (

Africa:New Think Tank Appointment for Johnson Sirleaf

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who stepped down as Liberian president earlier this year, has been appointed to the advisory board of an elite African think tank which explores ways of financing Africa's development and boosting its competitiveness. (

CDB and PAHO sign agreement to support mental health in aftermath of natural disasters (

Africa:Terrorism Diverts Resources From 'Much-Needed' Development to 'Costly' Security, Warns UN Envoy

[UN News] The scourge of terrorism and violent extremism continues to affect all of Central Africa and divert government resources from much-needed development programmes to costly security operations, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday. (