The African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd) has appointed two new Non-Executive Directors (NEDs), Mr Jurgen Meisch and Mr. Phillip Pettersen, to join its Board of Directors to bring independent strategic guidance and oversight to its operations.
Participants of a virtual meeting on the regional impacts of and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic,call for accelerated health integration in Africa.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $13.7 million grant to finance the COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe. The funds will provide an immediate lifeline for targeted frontline responders and health personnel and boost the country’s Global Health Security Index in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The director of regional integration and trade at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Stephen Karingi, told an online group of journalists on 11 May 2020 that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could help African economies recover from the impact of COVID-19.
A new initiative designed by the Professor Diana Mitlin of The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute, alongside long-term collaborators SDI Kenya, is helping to address the enormous challenges of dealing with Covid-19 in informal settlements.
Authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa must ensure their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic include specific protections for the rights of women and girls, Amnesty International, Women’s Link Worldwide and the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) said in a report published today.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) estimates one full month of lock-down across Africa would cost the continent $65 billion (about 2.5% of its annual GDP).
The Republic of Ireland has become the African Development Bank Group’s 81st shareholder, following a declaration issued by the institution’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, on 24 April 2020.
The IMF has approved its largest COVID-19 emergency financing package so far—a $3.4 billion Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) for Nigeria.
BY ANDUALEM SISAY GESSESSE – They say every challenge brings opportunities. For the past few months we have been listening how COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can be catastrophic to not only in the health of the people of this planet but also in social and economy of the world. Some fear that it will lead the […]