Près de 40 milliards pour le financement des femmes en Afrique : 21 pays dont le Sénégal ciblés

Vingt et un pays admis à bénéficier de l’aide de l’Association internationale de développement (Ida) dont le Sénégal sont ciblés par le programme de discrimination positive pour le financement en faveur des femmes en Afrique (Afawa) de la Banque africaine de développement (Bad) qui a obtenu 61,8 millions de dollars, soit près de 40 milliards … Continue reading “Près de 40 milliards pour le financement des femmes en Afrique : 21 pays dont le Sénégal ciblés”

Elections hacking is new threat to African democracy -Ex Ghanaian president Mahama

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Countries in Africa that have adopted Information Technology (IT) in their electoral processes now have to deal with a new challenge, systems hacking, which now threatens the practice of democracy in the continent, a former President of Ghana, Mr. John Mahama, has said. Mahama’s disclosure came at a time Nigeria’s 2019 … Continue reading “Elections hacking is new threat to African democracy -Ex Ghanaian president Mahama”

AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established … Continue reading “AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project”

UK based firm, AgDevCo links African cocoa farmers directly to buyers in Europe, America

London, May 8, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Global agribusiness impact investor AgDevCo is to source organic cocoa directly from certified small-holder farmers in Sierra Leone linking them to manufacturers in Europe, the USA and Asia. AgDevCo’s $3 million revolving facility will allow Tradin to purchase cocoa at premium prices from up to 20,000 certified farmers. UK based firm, … Continue reading “UK based firm, AgDevCo links African cocoa farmers directly to buyers in Europe, America”

Sierra Leone signs free roaming agreement with Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire

London, May 2, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Sierra Leone’s National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), has signed an roaming agreement MOU telecommunications regulatory commission from Liberia, Guinea and Ivory Coast aimed at fostering collaboration in implementing the One Area Network initiative. Speaking on the importance of the agreement, the Director-General ,NATCOM’, Maxwell Massaquoi said when the free roaming plan becomes … Continue reading “Sierra Leone signs free roaming agreement with Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire”

Ex Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan Leads South Africa’s Elections Monitors

London, May 2, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Former President Goodluck Jonathan has arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa, along with election observers to monitor the South African national and provincial elections. This comes a year after Jonathan led observers to monitor elections in Sierra-Leone.  “I arrived in Johannesburg early this morning to lead the Election Observation Mission of the … Continue reading “Ex Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan Leads South Africa’s Elections Monitors”

ECOWAS adopts ICPC Academy as Centre for Corruption Studies

By: Adetokunbo Fakeye The Network of Anti-Corruption Institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) is to adopt the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), the training and research arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s (ICPC) as a centre of excellence in corruption studies especially in the area of Corruption Risks Assessment (CRA). This … Continue reading “ECOWAS adopts ICPC Academy as Centre for Corruption Studies”

Yemen Death Toll to Surpass 230,000 by End of 2019: UN Report

By the end of 2019, fighting in Yemen will have claimed about 102,000 lives, according to new figures from the United Nations that indicate the war has killed far more people than previously reported. A UN-commissioned report by University of Denver also revealed that more Yemenis were dying of hunger, disease and the lack of health … Continue reading “Yemen Death Toll to Surpass 230,000 by End of 2019: UN Report”

Accès à l’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest et dans la région du Sahel : La Banque mondiale débloque plus de 100 milliards

Le Conseil des administrateurs du groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé le 17 avril dernier le Projet régional d’électrification hors réseau (Rogep), financé à hauteur de 150 millions de dollars, environ 75 milliards de francs Cfa par des crédits et des dons de l’Association internationale de développement (Ida) et par une subvention en soutien … Continue reading “Accès à l’électricité en Afrique de l’Ouest et dans la région du Sahel : La Banque mondiale débloque plus de 100 milliards”

Nigeria, 18 African countries get $200m World Bank facility for infrastructure development

London, April 24, 2019-(AltAfrica)-Nigeria and eighteen other African countries will receive about $200 million facility from the World Bank to help increase access to electricity in the affected West African and the Sahel Region. As part of the project, the bank said it had approved the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project, which includes $150m in the … Continue reading “Nigeria, 18 African countries get $200m World Bank facility for infrastructure development”

Dix huit chefs d’état pour l’investiture du sénégalais Macky Sall

L’investiture du président sénégalais Macky Sall, le 2 avril 2019, consacre ce dernier comme un des présidents les plus influents de l’Afrique. Brillamment réélu au premier tour de l’élection présidentielle du 24 février 2019, avec 58 % des voix, Macky Sall a été investi le mardi 2 avril 2019, dans la ville nouvelle de Diamniadio, … Continue reading “Dix huit chefs d’état pour l’investiture du sénégalais Macky Sall”