AfDB to cultivate the savannah in eight countries

African Development Bank is to roll out an ambitious programme to cultivate the Savannah in Ghana and other seven African countries. The initiative dubbed Transformation of the African Savannah will begin next month.

USA to host Africa Trade and Investment Summit

Prominent African and international business executives and investors to explore business opportunities at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), a prestigious biennial conference and exhibition to be held on June 24-26,…

Afdb President to be awarded World Food Prize

The African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16-20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Tullow awarded four licences in Côte d’Ivoire

Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) has acquired 90% stakes in four onshore blocks in Côte d’Ivoire. Petroci, the national oil company of Côte d’Ivoire, holds the remaining 10%. The four blocks - CI 518, CI519, CI301 and CI302 – cover 5,035 square…

New SA’s first 5G network to go live next month

Comsol, a telecommunications company backed by Nedbank, the Industrial Development Corporation and Andile Ngcaba’s Convergence Partners, will launch the first fifth-generation (5G) network in South Africa next month. The company, based in…

Djembe Communications Acquires ‘The One Event’ in Ghana

Djembe Communications, the pioneering pan-African communications consultancy, has  announced the significant strengthening of its offering in West Africa as the firm acquires The One Event (TOE), a leading Ghanaian public relations and…

AfDB, Islamic Development Bank sign new US $ 2 billion deal

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level. Both parties have agreed to jointly pull together the sum of US $2 billion over the…

AfDB approves US$1 million grant for Kenya drought victims

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$ 1 million Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to people affected by drought and famine in Kenya. On 10th February 2017, the Government of Kenya declared…