Durban Call to Action Adopted in South Africa at the Closing Ceremony of 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

The 5th Global Conference of the Elimination of Child Labour on 20 May 2022 closed with the adoption of ‘Durban Call to Action’ to deal with the scourge of child labour. The conference was a collaboration between the South African Government, the ILO, Social Partners, International Organisations and other stakeholders. It took years of hard […]

Pan-African Enterprise Paradigm Initiative Launches 2021 Report on Digital Rights and Inclusion

The Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum 2022, which was organized by Paradigm Initiative (www.Paradigmhq.org) and a host of country partners across 17 African countries from April 12th to May 20th, has concluded in Kenya with the launch of PIN's 2021 Annual Digital Rights and Inclusion Report –  LONDA (https://bit.ly/3G5PKQl). Londa 2021 expands on last year’s […]

Switzerland: President Cassis receives Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Download logo President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Bern on Friday, 20 May 2022. Their talks focused on enhancing bilateral relations, the upcoming elections in Kenya, and matters related to the UN Security Council. During their official meeting both presidents paid tribute to the robustness of Swiss–Kenyan […]

Radio News Release (Soundbite): Heat-tolerant wheat varieties helped Ethiopia stop wheat imports and become a net wheat exporter, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

Listen to the soundbite Download the soundbite The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to […]

Radio News Release (Soundbite): The African Development Bank helped Sudan reduce its wheat imports by 50% thanks to drought-tolerant seeds, says African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

Listen to the soundbite Download the soundbite The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to […]

Radio News Release (Soundbite): Food shortages in Africa could lead to high instability, including riots or toppling governments, warns African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

Listen to the soundbite Download the soundbite The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank President (www.AfDB.org) Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to […]

Radio News Release (Soundbite): Transparent subsidy mechanisms need to be put in place in order to provide African farmers with affordable fertilizers, says African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

Listen to the soundbite Download the soundbite The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to […]

Radio News Release (Soundbite): African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says Africa’s access to fertilizers should not face the same constraints as the case was for Covid-19 vaccines

Listen to the soundbite Download the soundbite The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to […]

Radio News Release (Soundbite): African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina says the African Emergency Food Production Facility will provide 20 million African smallholder farmers with certified seeds

Listen to the soundbite Download the soundbite The recording is an excerpt of African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina’s opening statement at the meeting of African Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Agriculture jointly organized by the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank Group on 19 May 2022. Its objective was to […]

African Development Bank Board approves $1.5 billion facility to avert food crisis

The African Development Bank Group's (www.AfDB.org) Board of Directors on Friday approved a $1.5 billion facility to help African countries avert a looming food crisis. With the disruption of food supplies arising from the Russia-Ukraine war, Africa now faces a shortage of at least 30 million metric tons of food, especially wheat, maize, and soybeans […]