The West African coast specially the Gulf of Guinea has become the most dangerous piracy zone. It accounted for more than 90% of global crew member kidnappings last year according to the International Maritime Bureau.
Africa contributes less than 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions which is why many feel the fight against climate change is the responsibility of the first world. UNEP however details that no other continent will be struck as severely by the impacts of climate change as Africa due to its considerably limited adaptive capacity
The interview with Alpha Condé in sight of 2020 elections. Professor at the Sorbonne, the first elected president in Guinea after decades of dictatorship, he defeated ebola and boosted the country's economy
Gender-sensitive climate action can help reduce women’s vulnerability to climate change, according to experts.
The topic arose during the Global Gender Summit in Kigali, hosted by the African Development Bank and the government of Rwanda.
Panelists discussed gender and social risk management, livelihood diversification and institutional strengthening, at a session entitled “Gender responsive climate action: experience from the Climate Investment Funds,” held on 26 November.
The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja on Saturday.
He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government.
Brou said the Bank had provided “invaluable technical and financial interventions…in the implementation of numerous projects and programmes”.
The African Development Bank on Wednesday signed a €6.18 million grant in budgetary support to the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe.
The agreement was signed at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, by Osvaldo Vaz, Minister of Planning, Finance and the Blue Economy of São Tomé and Principe and by Khaled Sherif, Vice President for regional development, integration and service delivery.
The Bank approved the budgetary support to São Tomé and Principe on 8 January 2020 under its programme to support economic reform and the energy sector.
The African Development Bank has approved a $55 million facility to strengthen implementation of reforms to enhance Tanzania’s economic competitiveness and private sector participation in the country’s growth.
These critical reforms will lead to a more vibrant economy, which will improve the living conditions of Tanzanians, particularly the poor and vulnerable, and including women and youth.