News : Development

EA Growth Forecast to Remain Buoyant

[Citizen] Nairobi -Resurgence in agriculture, infrastructure and manufacturing is expected to lift East Africa's economic performance in 2018, an outlook by the African Development Bank (AfDB) shows. (

Road to Cost U.S.$475 Million Under Private Public Partnership

[Zambia Reports] Groupe Europeen de Development (GED) Africa and Development Bank of Southern Africa has started conducting the environmental assessment process of the 187 kilometer Mwenda-Kashiba road project which will be constructed at a total cost of US $475 million under the Private Public Partnership (PPP). (

CDB reports gains despite catastrophic hurricane season

BRIDGETOWN  – Despite major setbacks caused by a destructive 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is reporting a year of several developmental gains for the region. ...


Ram: Barbados may record worst growth in region

Barbados is in danger of having the region’s worst performing economy this year. Predicting that the Barbados economy would grow by no more than 0.7 per cent in 2018, Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)...


Kenya:Nairobi Developer Breaks Ground on Tallest Residential Apartments in Africa

[Capital FM] Nairobi -International real estate development and investment company Lordship Africa has broken ground on what will be the tallest private residential building in sub-Saharan Africa. (

Africa:Fayemi Leads Govt Delegation to African Mining Summit in South Africa

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, is leading the Nigerian delegation to the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which kicked off on Monday February 5, in Cape Town, South Africa. (

Africa:The Potential of School Meals to Change the Nutrition Landscape in Africa

[IPS] Tackling malnutrition is essential for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and will be critical for the African continent to reach its full development potential. (

Caribbean integration too slow, too weak - High-ranking EU diplomat cautions region against segmented trade market

The region's attempt at integrating into a single market is taking too long and the progress is moving too slowly, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development Stefano Manservisi has... (

Africa:African Countries to Scale Up Employment Generation, Infrastructure

[Vanguard] Abuja -Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has called on African countries to scale up employment generation, infrastructure development, innovation and industrialisation. (

Africa:UN Chief Outlines Reforms That 'Put Member States in Driver's Seat' On Road to Sustainable Development

[UN News] Sustainable development is a fundamental human right and humanity's best chance for a future of peace and prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday, laying out the case for Agenda 2030 to be at the centre of UN activities. (

Africa:AU's Anti-Graft Agenda Can Eradicate Gender Inequality in Africa - Femnet

[Nation] At the on-going African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Women's Development and Communications Network, Femnet has urged the Africa Union (AU) to undertake a proactive role to eradicate corruption so as to achieve greater gender equality. (

NEPAD partners Internet of Things Forum Africa 2018 (

VP Chiwenga Meets South Africa Investors

[The Herald] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga met a high-powered delegation from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa keen to invest in Zimbabwe at his Munhumutapa Offices in Harare yesterday. (

South Africa:Sprint Icon Usain Bolt to Pay Visit

[News24Wire] World athletics icon Usain Bolt will be at Ruimsig Stadium in Johannesburg next Monday (January 29) as part of an Athletics South Africa (ASA) development programme. (

Africa:Davos 2018 - Sahara Group Seeks Global Support for Access to Energy in Africa

[This Day] Energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group will make a strong case for collaborative efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through more access to energy in Africa at the 2018 World Economic Forum annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland. (

Liberia Signs Agreement With Sustainable Development Center for Africa

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Government of Liberia and the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) have signed a "Host Country Agreement" that will facilitate the establishment of the first West African SDGC/A sub-regional center in Monrovia. (

South Africa:Social Development On Daily Maverick Report Regarding Minister Dlamini's SABC Real Talk Interview

[Govt of SA] It is with utter disgust and disappointment to read reports by the Daily Maverick on the Minister of Social Development's interview on Real Talk with Anele. (

'You Are Jewel of Africa' - AfDB President Receives State Honor From Liberia

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has described President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as a "Jewel of Africa". (

East Africa:East Africa Ports in Fresh Push to Attract Shipping Lines

[East African] Regional ports are banking on the development of infrastructure and the ease of cargo evacuation and delivery to remain competitive. (

Grenada to host CDB's 48th Annual Meeting (

CCRIF disbursed over US$100 million during ten year period (

Africa:Known Unknowns - the Threat of Cybercrime in Africa

[ISS] The rapid development of technology improves lives and enables more efficient operations in the private and public sectors. The challenges that have emerged as a direct consequence, however, can also undermine progress and expose users to illicit activities online. (

South Africa:Minister Ebrahim Patel Welcomes Old Mutual Home-Coming

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel today welcomed the decision by Old Mutual to make South Africa the primary base for all of its emerging market activities and as part of the decision, to commit to a range of public interest undertakings. (

South Africa:MDDA Calls for Release of Shiraaz Mohamed

[] The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) has called for the urgent release of kidnapped photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed following reports that he is still alive. (

Namibia:UEFA Head Urges Namibia to Invest in Infrastructure

[Namibian] Windhoek -The president of the Union of European Football Associations (Uefa) Aleksander ?eferin says infrastructure development can help Namibia become one of Africa's bigger football nations. (

South Africa:NYDA to Fight Youth Unemployment in 2018

[] The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has vowed to continue prioritising youth development and contribute towards identifying and implementing lasting solutions to address youth challenges. (

Africa:Why Rwanda's Development Model Wouldn't Work Elsewhere

[The Conversation Africa] Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. Out of the ashes of a horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame has resuscitated the economy, curtailed corruption and maintained political stability. (

South Africa:National Youth Development Agency Briefs Media On Free Education and Matric Results

[Govt of SA] Statement of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Executive Chairperson Mr Sifiso Mtsweni at the occasion of an urgent press briefing on free education and matric examination results (

Macron appeals to China for partnership in climate, Africa

Visiting French President Emmanuel Macron says he will ask Chinese leaders to form a partnership to fight climate change and support African development. (

Africa:Necessity for the Restitution of Africa's Cultural Objects

[Guardian] A discussion on African property cannot be complete without reference to the two foremost experiences Africa has had through her contact with other continents, especially Europe and America. The Trans-Atlantic slave trade and colonialism have greatly affected the free growth and development of Africa in many ramifications, be it culturally, politically, religiously and socially. (

Youth Entrepreneurship Development, Agriculture, Tourism and Entertainment - the Case of Liberia (1)

[Observer] According to Goivana E. Rayes, development is a social condition within a nation, in which the authentic needs of its population are satisfied by the rational and sustainable use of natural resources and systems. Liberia is naturally endowed with beautiful beaches, rainforest, iron ore, timber, diamond, gold, rubber, etc. It is the oldest republic on the continent of Africa, 170 years old. The population is very youthful, 65% is below 35. (