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  • UN emergency response fund secures $383 million in donor pledges for 2018

    Thirty-six donors pledged $383 million to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around the world – at a pledging conference for 2018 held in New York… Read More ›

  • DR Congo: Over a dozen UN peacekeepers killed in worst attack on ‘blue helmets’ in recent history

    At least 14 United Nations ‘blue helmets’ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres described as the “worst attack” on UN peacekeepers in recent history. Late Thursday, a MONUSCO (the… Read More ›

  • Kenya Airways partner with Cellulant and Pesalink to offer Innovative online Payment Solutions

    Kenya Airways has partnered with Pesalink, a switch which has over thirty banks, in a move that will provide a variety of mobile and bank payment options to its customers paying for bookings online. The first of its kind payment… Read More ›

  • The United States and Israel announce partnership to increase energy investment in Africa

    The Government of the United States and the Government of Israel on Monday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance the common goals of reducing energy poverty and increasing access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa through innovative partnerships… Read More ›

  • Gene-based Zika vaccine is safe and immunogenic in healthy adults

    Vaccine developed by NIH scientists shows promise in Phase 1 testing. Results from two Phase 1 clinical trials show an experimental Zika vaccine developed by government scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the… Read More ›

  • Central African Republic: UN chief condemns killing of ‘blue helmet’ in country’s east

    Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the killing today of a Mauritanian peacekeeper and the wounding of three others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) by anti-Balaka militia in Bria in the country’ s… Read More ›

  • AfDB supports Namibia’s Agriculture Sector

    The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is supporting Namibia’s Agriculture Sector with the approval of One Billion South African Rands (*ZAR 1 billion) loan to finance the country’s Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project (NAMSIP). The NAMSIP was approved by… Read More ›

  • The AfDB and the European Commission signs Agreements to Co-Finance Road Projects in West Africa

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the European Commission on Monday 27 November 2017 signed five co-financing agreements to support road infrastructure projects in West Africa.     The total cost of the 5 projects co-financed by the Bank and… Read More ›