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Africa’s largest agriculture conference to be held virtually for first time

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Africa’s largest agriculture conference, would be held online for the first time from September 8 to September 11, 2020, amid COVID-19 pandemic.The tenth annual AGRF will...

MTN discusses investing in procurement digitalization in a post-pandemic world

MTN’s Global Sourcing and Supply Chain (GSSC) division, in partnership with Beroe and Espresso LiVE, will be hosting a live webinar on ‘Procurement digitalization in a post-pandemic world’ on Tuesday 8 September 2020. The session will highlight the...

Zimbabwe to return seized farms to white owners

Zimbabwe says it will return seized farms to their white owners. Most of the farms were taken over during violent protests to redress colonial-era land seizures.The farm seizures, which affected about 3500...

MTN Group appoints new audit committee chair and acting GCFO

MTN on Tuesday announced changes to the board of directors of MTN Group, as well as to the board of major subsidiary MTN South Africa.After six years as an independent non-executive director...

Re-elected African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina to be sworn in September 1

The newly re-elected President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina would be sworn into office on Tuesday, September 1.Dr. Adesina was re-elected to serve a second five-year term as President of the...

President Buhari congratulates countryman African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated the African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on re-election."On behalf of the Federal Executive Council and Nigerians in general, President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with President of...

Akinwumi Adesina re-elected as President of the African Development Bank Group

Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected to serve a second five- year term as President of the African Development Bank Group on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by the Board of Governors of the Bank.

Policymakers meet to discuss taxing Africa’s digital economy amid COVID-19 lockdowns

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, the focus on the rapidly growing shift to a digitalized economy across the globe. The social and economic lockdowns imposed by government worldwide has pushed many individuals and...

Amnesty International condemns Facebook’s decision to comply with censorship requests from Thai authorities

Amnesty International has condemned the decision by Facebook to comply with censorship requests from the Thai authorities.“Once again, Facebook is caving to the whims of repressive governments while making meek appeals to...

African Union to support African Continental Free Trade Area

President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the African Union (AU) Chairperson, has assured African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretary-General, Mr Wamkele Mene of his unwavering support for the Secretary-General in the execution of his...

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Eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 now highly unlikely amid COVID-19 – Report

Prospects for fully eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 now appear highly unlikely, even under the most...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

Principality of Andorra becomes IMF’s 190th Member

The Principality of Andorra joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday, becoming the Fund's 190th member.Ambassador...

Eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 now highly unlikely amid COVID-19 – Report

Prospects for fully eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 now appear highly unlikely, even under the most optimistic scenarios, according to a...

IMF’s Georgieva says second round of support coming to Africa but Oxfam argues debt cancelation the only way out of COVID-19 turmoil

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Ms. Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday that the Washington DC-based institution is...

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