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US assures AfDB of support for African Development Fund

The United States Assistant Treasury Secretary, Alexia Latortue, has assured the African Development Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, that the US remains a strong and proud supporter of the African Development Fund. The African Development Fund is AfDB Group’s concessionary lending arm that supports Africa’s low-income economies. Alexia Latortue …

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USAID pumps $768M into Nigeria to fight malaria

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said it has contributed $768 million to assist Nigeria’s fight against malaria. The amount covers 2011 till date. USAID Mission Director in Nigeria, Dr Anne Patterson said the funding was made through the U.S President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), to enable robust and …

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Africa Has Ambitious Goals for 2063 – Plans for Outer Space Hold the Key to Success

Agenda 2063 is the African Union’s long-term framework for socio-economic development, regional integration and the preservation of history and culture. The agenda has 15 flagship projects. These have been identified as necessary for meeting the continent’s aspirations. They are wide-ranging and include constructing a network of high-speed trains; ending violence and creating …

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Africa witnesses longest-running decline in COVID-19 cases

Africa is experiencing its longest-running decline in COVID-19 infections since the onset of the pandemic. Recorded weekly cases have fallen for the past 16 weeks, while deaths have dropped for the last eight. Infections—largely due to the Omicron-driven fourth pandemic wave—have tanked from a peak of over 308 000 cases …

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