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Reinventing multilateral development banks

Can development banks and agencies mobilise their capabilities, capacity and capital to emerging economies aren't left behind?

21 Jul 2021

APO Group now official partner of French football club Olympique de Marseille
APO Group now official partner of French football club Olympique de Marseille

Olympique de Marseille and APO Group announce official partnership to promote the 'OM Africa' football development programme...

Issued by APO Group 6 Jul 2021

Cows graze as steam rises from the cooling towers of Matla Power Station, a coal-fired power plant operated by Eskom in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, 20 May, 2018. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo
Africa's top emitter seeks $10bn for shift from coal

Eskom, Africa's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, is pitching a $10bn plan to global lenders that would see it shut the vast majority of its coal-fired plants by 2050 and embrace renewable energy.

Alexander Winning 1 Jul 2021

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How the private sector is shaping the future of Lake Chad and the Congo Basin

Lake Chad's declining water level has been on the political agenda of the Sahel region since the 1960s. The water is shared by Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon...

Nidhi Nagabhatla & Ramazan Caner Sayan 25 Jun 2021

Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA
Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA

Senamiso Ndlovu, 32, is a smallholder farmer with big food production dreams. The seed of her farming ambitions is the growing urban food demand...

Busani Bafana 14 Jun 2021

APO Group appoints Lynne Krawchuk as vice president of digital, public relations (PR) and media relations
APO Group appoints Lynne Krawchuk as vice president of digital, public relations (PR) and media relations

APO Group recently announced the appointment of Lynne Krawchuk as vice president of digital, PR and media relations...

Issued by APO Group 3 Jun 2021

Mozambique launches construction of $1bn power plant, transmission line
Mozambique launches construction of $1bn power plant, transmission line

Mozambique on Monday, 31 May, began construction of gas-to-power plant and transmission line projects worth $1bn in the southern province of Inhambane...

1 Jun 2021

What the future holds for businesses in Africa - 2021 and beyond
What the future holds for businesses in Africa - 2021 and beyond

In a context where African countries are preparing to make the continental free trade area effective, to what extent could rapid implementation, supported by trade facilitation reforms, play a key role...

27 May 2021

AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security
AfDB board approves bank's policy prioritising water security

The African Development Bank's new policy on water prioritises water security and the transformation of water assets to foster sustainable, green and inclusive economic growth...

27 May 2021

Youth are Africa's best asset
Youth are Africa's best asset

Africa's underinvested youth are in need of urgent attention and youth entrepreneurship investment banks must become the focus of global support...

20 May 2021

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 5 May 2021

South Africans should make the most of low airfares right now
South Africans should make the most of low airfares right now

The global pandemic has had a devastating effect on the travel industry as a whole, but it's been especially hard for the airlines. While this is bad news for the airline industry, it's good news for travellers...

Issued by SA Airlines 4 May 2021

SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!
SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!

The 2021 Africa SABRE Awards, which recognises superior achievement in branding, reputation, and engagement, was announced at a virtual award ceremony in May 2021. The campaigns were evaluated by a jury of industry leaders...

4 May 2021

Kirby Gordon, chief marketing officer, FlySafair
How to subsidise your holiday

If I asked you to think of ways you might contribute to the country's economy, jumping on a flight to your favourite holiday destination might not be the first thing that comes to mind...

Kirby Gordon, 20 Apr 2021

Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought
Education must be a crisis priority, not an afterthought

Covid-19 has created enormous disruptions in the lives of African youth. Millions of young people have had their learning put on hold for the better part of a year...

Dr Edward K. Brown 13 Apr 2021

Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest
Kenyan eco-friendly footwear brand wins sustainable design contest

Women-led Kenyan design house wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable design competition for turning fruit waste into eco-friendly footwear...

30 Mar 2021

Harnessing the power of community for the common good
Harnessing the power of community for the common good

Community, in different human contexts, can be based on interest, action, plan, practice and circumstance. Many of the world's current and emerging issues are experienced at the neighbourhood and household level...

Dr Shafick Adams 10 Mar 2021

Infrastructure spend, project execution - don't write the public sector off just yet
Infrastructure spend, project execution - don't write the public sector off just yet

There is no question that the public sector and the state-owned companies (SOC) cluster in South Africa has come under enormous scrutiny from all sides...

Bakang Letshwiti 4 Mar 2021

Africa's energy sector - significant investment opportunity for financiers
Africa's energy sector - significant investment opportunity for financiers

The number of people without access in sub-Saharan Africa has declined for the first time in absolute terms in recent years, with countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Rwanda pave the way for their African counterparts...

25 Feb 2021

Business survival is dependent on sales resilience
Business survival is dependent on sales resilience

In January last year, the African Development Bank forecast 3.9% economic growth on the continent for 2020. However, the rapid onset of the coronavirus shifted the focus to one of business survival...

Louise Robinson 20 Jan 2021

AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa
AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

31 Dec 2020

AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme
AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a Desert-to-Power (D2P) technical support programme that aims to advance the rollout of solar generation in G5 Sahel countries...

28 Dec 2020

FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, Yemen
FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, Yemen

Despite intense efforts to control the pest throughout 2020, a new generation of Desert Locust swarms is threatening livelihoods and food security in the Horn of Africa and Yemen...

23 Dec 2020

AfDB approves funding for medium-scale independent power producers in SSA
AfDB approves funding for medium-scale independent power producers in SSA

The African Development Bank last week approved $15m from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) and $10m from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) to advance the African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) II's projects...

21 Dec 2020

African entrepreneurs called to enter sustainable fashion competition
African entrepreneurs called to enter sustainable fashion competition

The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative has launched an online competition to support designers of sustainable and circular fashion...

15 Dec 2020

Winners of the 2020 AWIEF Awards announced
Winners of the 2020 AWIEF Awards announced

The 6th edition of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and awards held on 2-3 December 2020 hosted more than 60 African and global thought leaders across business and politics who shared insight and thought leadership...

7 Dec 2020

Collaboration needed to deliver food, nutrition security roadmap
Collaboration needed to deliver food, nutrition security roadmap

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa calls for more engagement as the long-term EU-AU research and innovation partnership reaches its midpoint...

30 Nov 2020

Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19
Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19

South Africa, like most of the world, is in a deep depressive state. The economic contraction has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Dhesigen Naidoo 5 Nov 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced
APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced

PR and marketing executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, YouTube, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, LEGO and many more are among the panel of judges for the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020...

5 Nov 2020

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Recovery of the print, imaging and document industry is complex and long but encouraging

Chris de Beer, Africa Regional manager at Infosource says he sees an extended recovery period for the print, imaging, and document industry in the region...

Chris de Beer 14 Oct 2020

Labour market relevance and quality assurance of apprenticeships - an employer's perspective
Labour market relevance and quality assurance of apprenticeships - an employer's perspective

The integration of apprenticeships in TVET systems is vital in producing quality and relevant skills which are well aligned with the labour market to improve the job ecosystem, particularly for the youth...

7 Oct 2020

2 days to go until the hosting of the Africa Brand Summit
2 days to go until the hosting of the Africa Brand Summit

After months of planning, it is finally time for the hybrid Africa Brand Summit to host its guests, with the face-to-face part being hosted at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa, Cape Town, South Africa, and others live-streaming from across Africa and the world. It will all happen on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October. ..

6 Oct 2020

Africa is open for business
Africa is open for business

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa. Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa...

15 Sep 2020

Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries together
Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries together

The four-day event brings leading global manufacturers and decision-makers from the African agrofood and plastprintpack industries together, creating a network of valuable business contacts.

3 Sep 2020

Michael Ridley
Green and social bonds in the light of Covid-19

In 2019, 479 green bonds were issued by companies, governments and financial organisations, up from 382 in 2018...

Michael Ridley 2 Sep 2020

Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recovery
Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recovery

Africa faces many challenges on its path to becoming a global economic competitor. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa's development can either be a massive barrier to advancement - or, the spark that lights the fire...

Amrote Abdella 27 Aug 2020

SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'
SME South Africa launches the Women's Month campaign 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling'

SME South Africa commemorates Women's Month 2020 with the launch of the 'Breaking the Funding Glass Ceiling' series, sponsored by Nedbank...

Issued by SME South Africa 11 Aug 2020

Central bank (in the background) can no longer perform its function of being the lender of last resort. Shutterstock
Zimbabwe wants to raise money through a sovereign bond. Why this is ill-advised

The Zimbabwean government recently signed an agreement to pay 4,500 white farmers $3.5bn for infrastructure improvements on the land expropriated by the government during the chaotic land reform programme of 1997/8...

Misheck Mutize 11 Aug 2020

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies
Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies

Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa's sustainable development...

Muazu Ibrahim 3 Aug 2020

IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank group president David Malpass have offered debt relief to developing countries.
Why African countries are reluctant to take up Covid-19 debt relief

A debt service relief package has been approved by some of the world's biggest lenders for more than 25 African countries...

Misheck Mutize 30 Jul 2020

Geoffrey Okamoto, first deputy managing director and acting chair, IMF
IMF approves South Africa's R70bn Covid-19 loan

South Africa will be getting R70bn from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) under the latter's Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to help the country mitigate the adverse social and economic impact of Covid-19...

28 Jul 2020

Ghanaian industrial training project builds skills for future economy - report
Ghanaian industrial training project builds skills for future economy - report

A six-year project to develop industrial skills among Ghana's workforce has improved the engineering and manufacturing skills of young people, promoted economic competitiveness and contributed to an improvement in the quality of life of beneficiaries and a reduction in poverty, according to an African Development Bank report issued on 15 July 2020...

22 Jul 2020

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi receives Great Road Builder Award
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi receives Great Road Builder Award

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been named this year's winner of the Babacar Ndiaye Great Road Builder Award...

15 Jul 2020

Akinwumi Adesina leads a bank that has the USA as its second largest shareholder. CGIAR/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC-SA
Independence is at the heart of the African Development Bank's ability to be effective

Independence is a cardinal pillar for organisations that are set up to deliver a public good. Their success depends on it...

Kalu Ojah 13 Jul 2020

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EU contributes €15m to the fight against desert locust in Africa

The European Commission has allocated these funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst desert locust upsurges seen in the region in decades...

8 Jul 2020

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How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in Africa

As supply chains around the world are disrupted and the demand for certain types of food drops in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens...

Louis van Ravesteyn 8 Jul 2020

Unprecedented times for tax revenue collection
Unprecedented times for tax revenue collection

In February 2020, when Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, tabled his 2020 Budget Speech, he projected that the budget deficit would be R370bn for 2020/21...

Sharon Smulders 24 Jun 2020

Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19
Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also African Union chairperson, presented the opening keynote address at the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa...

24 Jun 2020

How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times
How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times

There's an old and somewhat overused saying attributed to Winston Churchill that is nevertheless appropriate in these uncertain times: never let a good crisis go to waste...

Muhammad Nabil 11 Jun 2020

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