Africa: 270m COVID Vaccine Doses Secured

Africa: 270m COVID Vaccine Doses Secured

ADDIS ABABA, 14 January 2021 – The African Union (AU) says it has secured 270 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses for inoculation programs across the continent. “We have so far secured a commitment of a provisional amount of 270 million vaccines from three...
Africa: World Bank to Invest $5bn in 11 Countries

Africa: World Bank to Invest $5bn in 11 Countries

WASHINGTON, DC, 13 January 2021 – The World Bank Group (WBG) will invest $5 billion in 11 African countries over the next five years in support of climate resilient development. Under the investment, the WBG will improve livelihoods, agricultural productivity...
Africa: Horn in the Eye of Desert Locusts

Africa: Horn in the Eye of Desert Locusts

ROME, 13 January 2021 – Another swarm of desert locusts is headed in the direction of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania, the Food and Agriculture Orgaization (FAO) warned Wednesday. The FAO urged governments in the sub-region to do more to control and...
Libya: 265 Africans Migrants Reach Sicily

Libya: 265 Africans Migrants Reach Sicily

SICILY, 5 January 2021 – Two hundred and sixty-five migrants rescued at sa off the coast of Libya have safely disembarked after arriving Sicily, Italy. Those rescued include 13 women and seven children, the proactive Open Arms non-governmental organization confirmed...
Morocco: Investing More in Africa

Morocco: Investing More in Africa

CASABLANCA, 5 January 2021 – Eighty percent of Moroccan companies surveyed in 2020 said they are prioritizing exchanges with and prefer to invest in other African countries, up eightfold from 2015, a new study shows. According to the fourh editon of International...
Africa: World’s Largest Free Trade Launch

Africa: World’s Largest Free Trade Launch

ADDIS ABABA, Janaury 2021 – The world’s biggest trade bloc by number of member countries launched on New Year Day. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) brings together all 54 sovereign African countries which, together, have a GDP of $3 trillion. The pact...
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