Digitalisation of economic sectors will kick-start a new growth cycle after COVID-19, Africa’s Development Dynamics report shows

Download logo The response to the COVID-19 crisis builds momentum for Africa’s digital transformation to overcome the pandemic and create more productive jobs, according to the 2021 edition of Africa’s Development Dynamics (AfDD) launched today. The COVID‑19 pandemic is the hardest shock to African economies in 25 years. Gross domestic product (GDP) has decreased in […]

African Development Bank, European Investment Bank sign Joint Partnership Action Plan to fast-track development in Africa

Download logo The African Development Bank (AfDB) ( and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a joint partnership action plan highlighting their strengthened cooperation and mutual development priorities and a strong shared emphasis on boosting public and private sector investment in Africa. The Joint Action Plan enables both institutions to grow a shared pipeline […]

Joint Statement on Mozambique by United Nations Regional Directors for Southern and Eastern Africa

Download logo Escalating conflict and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Cabo Delgado has left communities completely reliant on humanitarian assistance. According to the Government, attacks by non-state groups have forced more than 565,000 people to flee their homes and villages, abandoning their crops and livelihoods. Last December, the United Nations Regional Directors for Eastern and […]

MSF emergency team responds to worrying health needs in Riang, South Sudan, with high rates of malaria

Download logo Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is concerned about the situation in Riang, in Jonglei state, eastern South Sudan, where the health of communities is increasingly at risk. In January, an MSF emergency team flew into Riang and found remote communities struggling to access clean water, safe water storage, latrines and basic healthcare. […]

UNSMIL announces that Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) approves the proposal of selection mechanism of executive authority for the preparatory period

Following the agreement on a proposal for the selection mechanism of a unified executive authority, reached by the Advisory Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) in Geneva on 16 January, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) conducted a one-day voting process, from Monday 18 January 10:00 AM to Tuesday 19 January […]

Customers demand greater digital engagement from Communication Service Providers (CSPs)

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the move to digital, as large proportions of the population have continued to work, learn and be entertained remotely, while others have trialled services such as remote health care for the first time. These were amongst the findings of a recent Amdocs ( survey ( of 1,000 US consumers. The […]

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 19 January 2021, 6 pm EAT

African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,288,950) deaths (79782), and recoveries (2,721,185) by region: Central (82,523 cases; 1,556 deaths; 71,272 recoveries): Burundi (1,245; 2; 773), Cameroon (28,010; 455; 26,861), CAR (4,974; 63; 4,902), Chad (2,919; 113; 2,148), Congo (7,709; 114; 5,860), DRC (21,140; 640; 14,812), Equatorial Guinea (5,365; 86; 5,191), Gabon (10,019; 66; […]