The African Development Bank has approved a €188 mllion euro loan to the Republic of Mauritius to finance a national budget support programme to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group’s Board of Directors said Friday.
African countries need to urgently expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing and boost their agriculture budgets to avert a possible hunger pandemic, partly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, delegates at a two-day webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) urged on Tuesday.
Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry, the speakers said in a clarion call for action.
Avant le lever du jour, Karim Othmani est à pied d’œuvre. Dans un café de Salgou, village du Sud tunisien, à 300 kilomètres de la capitale Tunis, il retrouve ses employés autour d’un petit-déjeuner rapide. La cueillette commence tôt dans la palmeraie pour ces collecteurs de dattes.
The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration.
The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data on the status and progress of regional integration in Africa. It also helps to assess the level of integration for every Regional Economic Community (REC) and their member countries.
An African Development Bank-supported water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program has proven life-altering in Ethiopia.
Just ask Masero Batebo, a blind resident from Jaatee Kebele in the country’s central Oromia region, who says he “cannot express its benefits in words.”
“Before the project, there were health problems…malaria, typhoid and different types of diseases,” he recalls.