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AfDB approves US$14.12 million to support Nigeria’s membership in ATI Agency

The African Development Bank Group, through its Trade Finance operations, has approved a US$14.12 million facility to support the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI). This is a critical and mandatory step to enable ATI commence its operations in Nigeria. Nigeria, as Africa’s largest economy, joins 14 other African […]

Chinese FM starts new year with traditional visit to Africa

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid a visit to Africa on Jan. 2-6, carrying on a 29-year tradition of making Africa the destination of a Chinese top diplomat’s first new year overseas trip. Wang said friendship between China and African countries is “solid and unbreakable” as ever and that cooperation between them […]

Kenya to host global macadamia forum

Increased small-scale production of macadamia nuts in the country has won global recognition with Kenya set to host the 9th International Macadamia Symposium in August 2021. The festival, held every two years brings together experts, scholars, entrepreneurs and growers around the world to share the industry’s achievements and chart the future development of the industry. […]

China sets model for Africa e-commerce

China, whose digital economy has experienced massive growth over the last decade, stands as a good model for Africa as the continent moves toward enhancing its engagement in e-commerce and the evolving digital economy, according to the industry panelists at the recent Africa e-commerce Week conference. The participants at the conference, held in the Kenyan […]

Africa: Regional Integration Key to Africa’s Economic Growth

Integration is an important engine for economic growth, sustainable development and improving the living standards of the African people. It is also recognised as one of the key factors underlying the success of the fastest growing economies in Africa. It is against this background that the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), College of Social […]

Japan’s commitment to Africa to be tested at TICAD

Japan is to hold the summit-level meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), in August. The country’s commitment to Africa will face a test at the conference. The 7th meeting will take place in Yokohama City, south of Tokyo, from August 28th to the 30th, 2019. As Leaders of 54 African countries […]

Areas African startups should keep an eye out for in 2019

The new year is upon us and it’s time to get that diary marked up. Last year was quite packed with happenings. What then can we expect in 2019? Here then is a short list of what funds and initiatives are expected to launch in Africa in 2019. New offices for Lagos Nigerian startups are in […]

Can 2019 be the year of China-Africa convergence?

As China and Africa are looking forward to 2019, after almost two decades of close strategic partnership in the 21st century, there are a few wishes that citizens and policymakers from both sides are aspiring to, and in my opinion, as an African living in China, the greatest of them would be the convergence between […]

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Opens Applications for Fifth Cycle of $100m Entrepreneurship Programme

Application exclusively available on TEFConnect.com – the largest digital networking platform for African entrepreneursInvitation to join existing 4,470 programme Fellows4th Cycle drew over 150,000 applications from across the African continent The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship […]

South Africa, Togo ratified AfCFTA as Africa is about to become the world’s largest free trade zone

South Africa’s and Togo’s parliaments this month ratified the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The total number of countries committing to the deal has thus grown to 49. Once the agreement comes into effect, it will create a tariff-free continent, covering a single market of 1.2 billion people in 55 nations […]

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