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Africans ‘victims’ of the Ukraine war, AU head tells Putin

The head of the African Union (AU), Macky Sall, has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Africa was “at the mercy” of the war in Ukraine. Putin on Friday hosted Sall, who is also Senegal’s President and Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairman of the AU Commission, in the southern Russian city of Sochi. “Our countries, even …

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Egypt up scales commitment to sub-Saharan African countries

Egypt has re-energised its economic and political engagements with sub-Saharan Africa as the North African nation positions itself as Africa’s new economic power house. Egypt currently has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $1.38 trillion, placing the North Africa country on the spot as Africa’s richest nation. It is followed …

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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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