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The EAC-BIF is organised by Embassies from the East African Community (EAC) accredited to the Kingdom of Sweden in partnership with the Swedish-East Africa Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC). The 2020 forum is planned to take place on 12 – 13 March 2020 at SERENA HOTEL in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania under the heading “Green Solutions […]

Preparations are underway for Africa Climate Week 2020, which will be convened in Kampala, Uganda, 9-13 March 2020. The overview programme and further details have been published today. The event in Kampala, at the Speke Conference Centre, will be the first Regional Climate Week to be hosted this year and will be followed by Climate […]

In a joint appeal to Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation expressed grief at the continuing violence in Nigeria and urged the Nigerian government to better protect the people. “The recent execution of Rev. Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram, one of the latest atrocities in a long […]

Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. Over the last four rolling quarters, as of September 2019, Accor, Hilton, Marriott International and Radisson Hotel Group have opened 2,800 rooms and signed […]

Donors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Thursday agreed to commit $7.6 billion to speed up growth in Africa’s poorest nations and help lift millions out of poverty. This fifteenth replenishment of the ADF (ADF-15), up 32% from the previous cycle, sends a strong signal of trust in the Fund, which is the concessional […]

The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA). Dr Alkhalifa signed the loan in Ouagadougou with Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development, Lassané Kabore. PAPFA aims to contribute […]

Global oil producers will convene today in Vienna, Austria for the 177th OPEC Meeting. Through the meeting, the producers are aiming to determine the management of oil production in 2020. The African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) urges African OPEC and non-OPEC members to commit to the Declaration of Cooperation and ensure compliance. This is of key […]

Burna Boy has been dominating Afro-fusion for some time now. In “African Giant,”   He undeniably ended any argument that he wasn’t, as he was able to drop something so undeniably smooth, organic and sly, you won’t believe it’s not butter. You know what makes Burna Boy so special? When he makes music, it feels […]

Following an unprecedented fourth edition of the FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit hosted in Durban, South Africa, on March 8, International Women’s Day, FORBES WOMAN AFRICA will be rolling out a regional version of this hugely-popular annual gathering, for the first time; FORBES WOMAN AFRICA is excited to announce the inaugural FORBES WOMAN AFRICA […]

A shipwreck off the coast of Libya has claimed the lives of 150 refugees and migrants, the most recent incident in a line of tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea. This is a stark reminder of the humanitarian crisis emerging out of the country, and of the urgent need for search and rescue missions to be […]


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