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South Africa:How the SKA Telescope Is Boosting South Africa's Knowledge Economy

[The Conversation Africa] We're living in a time when data and knowledge have become key resources for economic development. (

Rwanda:'Relax, and Let the World Visit Rwanda,' Critics of Arsenal Deal Told

[This is Africa] Critics are questioning President Kagame's Arsenal sponsorship, saying that he used half of the Sh8,4 billion (£62 million) in foreign aid provided by the UK on a frivolous pursuit and against the earmarked programmes the money is assigned for. However, both the UK aid agency Department for International Development and the Rwanda Development Board have rebuffed these claims. (

Africa:LIVE TW'8 2018 Manifesto

[Inter'Actes] African Women Call for Action, during First Regional Virtual Dialogue Series on Human Development, Digital Inclusion and Women's Empowerment (

Africa:Ethiopia's Green Growth Goals - a Launchpad for Wider Climate Action in Africa

[IPS] The vision for a sustainable future in Africa is being realized at a time of great possibilities and this vision is underpinned by a shift in continental focus towards sustainable and inclusive economic growth and development. This focus highlights strategic efforts towards poverty alleviation, resilience building, promoting sustainable infrastructure and, efficient management of natural resources. (

Africa:'Blockchain Technology Key to Economic Development in Africa'

[Guardian] As Blockchain Technology (BT) continues to have wider application across platforms including industries with unassailable results, Nigeria and Africa in general have been advised to embrace it to open up the continent for development. (

Africa:London Africa Summit Lauds Adesina On AIF

[Guardian] The convener of London Africa Summit, Frederick Apeji, has commended the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, for announcing a new initiative tagged, Africa Investment Forum (AIF) in Johannesburg, South Africa. (

Anguilla to receive US$5.6 million loan from CDB to meet debt obligations

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a loan of US$5.6 million to assist the Government of Anguilla in meeting its fiscal obligations after...


Maturing Africa in the Quantum Age

It takes a village to raise a child, and precisely 54 nations to develop Africa. Our continent has come a long way in terms of development but much more needs to be accomplished. Africa’s dark history shows us that despite the many battles our forefathers encountered, they were still able to develop our continent. It [&hellip (

Nigeria:Obaseki's Affordable Housing Scheme - Edpa, Mixta Africa Mobilise to Site for 1,800-Unit Project

[This Day] Efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to deliver affordable housing to residents in Edo State is becoming a reality, as land clearing and mapping have commenced for the development of the 1800-unit housing project by the Edo Development and Property Agency (EDPA), through a joint venture partnership with real estate firm, MIXTA Africa. (

East Africa:Several Hurdles in the Way of Early Oil Extraction Plans

[East African] As East Africa's oil producers race to meet their production targets, funding and infrastructural development hurdles threaten to delay the projects. (

Korea ready to share its technological and industrial revolution experience with Africa

Korean President Moon Jae-in has committed to sharing Korea’s technological and industrial experience with Africa and to help it compete in the 4th Industrial Revolution. His message came at the opening ceremony of the 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank. “Africa is no longer the sleeping lion. Korea is happy to share its [&hellip (

Africa Blockchain Alliance launches in East Africa

The Africa Blockchain Alliance, a non-profit organisation with a mission to educate and network stakeholders in order to promote the development of the blockchain ecosystem in Africa, is pleased to announce the addition of Blockchain Association of Uganda as one of its members. ABA will be participating at the African Blockchain Conference in Kampala, Uganda [&hellip (

Africa:AfDB Says It Backed African Countries in 2017 With U.S.$7.7 Billion

[Premium Times] The African Development Bank (AfDB) said on Thursday it disbursed about $7.7 billion in 2017 towards the pursuit of programmes to effectively support African countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (

South Africa:EXCELLENT NEWS: Groundbreaking Development as SA Cabinet Approves the New Intellectual Property Policy

[MSF] Fix The Patent Laws Coalition optimistic policy will herald a new era for access to medicines in South Africa by prioritising people' lives over the profits of pharmaceutical corporations (

Africa:On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?

[allAfrica] Pan-Africanism -- the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity -- has played a crucial role in shaping the continent's development. (

Africa:Free Trade for a Pan-African Future

[Daily Maverick] This Africa Day (on Friday) we must celebrate a change in consciousness. Ideologically, since the wave of decolonisation in the late 1900s, Africa has always been opposed to the West given the comparative history we share. However, institutionally, within government policy and economic development, Africa has in recent years become overly reliant on trade deals and support from our colonial past. (

No poll this time

A regular feature of past general elections will not be present for this year’s race for the House of Assembly. Pollster, political analyst and one of the directors of the Caribbean Development Research...


Africa:Africa Needs to Get Out of Aid Trap - Raila Odinga

[Nation] Opposition leader Raila Odinga has said that the creation of African Continental Free Trade Area , as a tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development in the continent was long overdue. (

Voith's new center for hydropower projects in East Africa

Technology group Voith has opened its new East Africa Hub in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. In doing so the company is highlighting its active contribution to the development of electricity generation from hydropower in East Africa. From now on, the technology group will be planning and coordinating projects in nine countries in the east [&hellip (

Africa:STEPS : ECA launches new generation of reports, with focus on structural transformation

[Economic Commission for Africa] Addis Ababa, 13 May 2018 (ECA) -  The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a new generation of reports focusing on African countries' progress on structural transformation today, on the occasion of of the 51st ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. (

South Africa:National Youth Development Agency On Increase in Youth Unemployment

[Govt of SA] The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is extremely outraged by the increasing rate of youth unemployment in South Africa. This is evidence that youth development remains a mirage, especially with the private sector folding their arms in a game they ought to be playing. (

Addressing the energy paradox in Africa (

South Africa:Ideas Good, but Execution Vital for SA Energy Sector, Says Eskom's Hadebe

[News24Wire] Ideas form a good basis for growth and development, but in the end only the execution of these ideas will bring about growth, acting Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe said at the opening of the 18th Africa Utility Week in Cape Town on Tuesday. (

East Africa Metals Reports Optimism in Gold Deposit in Tigray

[Addis Fortune] East Africa Metals Inc, a Vancouver based, mineral exploration company focused on exploration and development projects, announces receipt from Tetra Tech Canada Inc of positive results from Preliminary Economic Assessments (PEA) for its three gold projects in Ethiopia. (

Africa:Poor development outcomes reflect enduring challenges in natural resources governance

[Economic Commission for Africa] ADDIS ABABA, 13 MAY 2018: Africa has been slow to convert its natural resources endowments to tangible development outcomes because of weaknesses in governance, according to the fifth edition of the African Governance Report published by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).  (

Africa:Experts call for combined forces to stem illicit financial flows

[Economic Commission for Africa] ADDIS ABABA, 13 MAY 2018: Experts have called for combined forces to stem the illicit movement of money and capital from one country to another amid revelations that illicit financial flows from Africa were stifling the continent's development progress. (

Africa:African Centre for Statistics calls for better coordination of Data collection in Africa

[Economic Commission for Africa] Addis Ababa, 13 May 2018 (ECA) - The planning process of long-term development in any country would be on a shaky foundation if there is no effective coordination system among government institutions that produce and store economic data. (

Africa:At Com 2018, Ministers Discuss Agriculture's Potential to Power Africa's Economic Growth

[ACET] All is set for the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.One of the key side events that will be held during the conference will focus on agriculture's potential to power Africa's economic transformation. (

Nations in New Push to Boost Intra-Africa Trade

[Nation] The African Continental Free Trade Area's (AfCFTA) potential as a tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development was highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa. (

JBDC small business expo will move MSMEs forward

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) small business expo conference will move MSMEs forward because:ï Wayne Robinson, lecturer at the University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Maritime University."We will show you how to move... (

Africa:Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

[Economic Commission for Africa] The fifty-first session of the Economic Commission for Africa and the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa from 11 to 15 May 2018. The ministerial segment will be preceded by a preparatory meeting of the Committee of Experts, which will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, 11 May 2018. The ministerial segment will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, 14 May 2018. (