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: Nigeria Still Africa’s Top Economy

Africa: Nigeria Still Africa’s Top Economy

WASHINGTON, DC, 1 January 2021 – Nigeria remains Africa’s biggest economy, according to latest rankings published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). With a nominal GDP of $442.97 billion, Nigeria outpaces Egypt ($361.87 billion) and South Africa $282.58...
Sudan: AU-UN Mission to Darfur Ends

Sudan: AU-UN Mission to Darfur Ends

ZALINGEI, 1 January 2020 – The Joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s western region of Darfur (UNAMID) officially ended operations Thursday. The Government of Sudan will take over responsibility for the protection of civilians,...
Ethiopia: Citizen Murdered in Italy Remembered

Ethiopia: Citizen Murdered in Italy Remembered

ADDIS ABABA, 30 December 2020 – There were spontaneous words of praise and prayerful vigils organized by fans in Addis Ababa Wednesday to get the life of Agitu Ideo Gudeta. She is the Ethiopian refugee who was murdered at her Alpine goat farm Tuesday in Italy’s...
Africa: Costly Road to COVID-19 Inoculation

Africa: Costly Road to COVID-19 Inoculation

ABUJA, 21 December 2020 – African countries can either not afford or have not ordered the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine even as rich countries, like Canada, have ordered in excess of their populations. Africa might not see vaccines until after the second quarter...
Ghana: J.J. Rawlings Dies at 73

Ghana: J.J. Rawlings Dies at 73

ACCRA, 12 November 2020 – Former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings has died at the age of 73. He died in a hospital in the capital, Accra, after a brief illness. The Ghanaian government which announced his passing into glory did not indicate what was the exact...
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