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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif: On June 14, Administrator Samantha Power met with CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) Albin Hubscher to discuss the adverse effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on global fertilizer prices and availability, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Administrator Power discussed ways …

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Osinbajo leaves for Africa CEO forum in Abidjan

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo departed Abuja on Sunday for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, to participate in the annual summit of the Africa CEO Forum. The vice president will participate in the event alongside other leaders in the continent and beyond. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said the forum would …

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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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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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