Djibouti – Meeting between Mme Colonna, M. Lecornu and their Djiboutian counterparts – Joint commiunique issued by the ministry for Europe and foreign Affairs and the ministry for the armed forces

Download logo The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Minister for the Armed Forces hosted a meeting today with their Djiboutian counterparts, Mr Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Mr Hassan Omar Mohamed Bourhan, Minister of Defence. The meeting provided an opportunity to launch a review of the defence cooperation […]

His Majesty the King Congratulates Croatian President on National Day

Download logo His Majesty King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to president of the Republic of Croatia, Zoran Milanovic, on the occasion of his country's National Day. In this message, HM the King expresses His warmest congratulations to president Milanovic and sincere wishes for progress and prosperity to the friendly Croatian people. The […]

Looming health catastrophe in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps

Download logo More funding is urgently needed to avert a looming health catastrophe in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. A cholera outbreak in the camps has affected 2,786 people so far and there is an imminent risk of outbreaks of other gastro-intestinal diseases. MSF calls for immediate action from donors and aid agencies […]

South Sudan prepares for better health response

Download logo The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Water and Irrigation and partners, trained healthcare workers to build the country's capacity to plan, implement and conduct simulation exercises, including full-scale simulation exercise to improve preparedness and response to […]

South Sudan: Extension of United Nations (UN) arms embargo welcome news for victims of decade long conflict

Download logo Following the United Nations Security Council’s decision to extend the arms embargo on South Sudan for a year, Tigere Chagutah, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, said: “The extension of the UN arms embargo on South Sudan is welcome news for millions of civilians who have suffered human rights violations […]

African Development Bank Group Financial Report and Development Impact: Bank Group proves its resilience with strong record of activity in 2022 – over $8 billion invested to support the continent’s recovery

The African Development Bank Group ( remained resilient in the face of the unprecedented global economic challenges in 2022, investing over $8 billion that year to support recovery across its 54 regional member countries, it announced during its Annual Meetings. At a Financial Presentation and Development Impact luncheon held on Thursday 25 May, the Group’s […]

Tanzania: The African Development Bank provides a USD 2 million partial credit guarantee and a USD 528,600 grant to facilitate access to fertilizer for smallholder farmers

Financing Date of approval: 24 May 2023 Project name: AFFM Partial Credit Guarantee Provisioning Project Amount: The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM), managed by the African Development Bank, will provide the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) in Tanzania a $2 million partial credit guarantee to assist suppliers and importers to purchase fertilizer for Tanzanian hub agro-dealers. […]

In Lesotho, World Health Organization (WHO) Trains Health Specialists to Strengthen Public Health Surveillance

Download logo To strengthen public health surveillance in Lesotho using a network of expert systems for early detection of health threats, the World Health Organization recently conducted a training on Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources (EIOS) for over 20 health specialists from the Food and Agricultural Organisation, (FAO) the Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, […]

South Africa: Committee on Basic Education Receives Progress Report on Infrastructure in Schools

Download logo The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education today received a detailed progress report on infrastructure in terms of the Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative (ASIDI) and the Sanitation Appropriate For Education Iniative (SAFE). The committee heard that ASIDI focuses on providing appropriate school buildings for schools that previously were made of entirely inappropriate materials, […]

The Role of Angolan Banks, Insurers in the Rise of Local Exploration and Production (E&P) Players

As the primary driver of its economy, the local content regime for the oil and gas sector in Angola is heavily dependent on a robust and efficient financial sector. Exploration and production (E&P) of the country’s oil and gas resources has set the stage for strong economic outlook for Angola, with the country’s GDP projected […]