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Catalyst Fund partners Mastercard Foundation, MEST to launch $4.3M Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana

By Busayo Onijala Lagos, Oct. 19, 2020 Catalyst Fund is partnering MasterCard Foundation and Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) to launch a $4.3 million inclusive digital commerce accelerator in Ghana. Ms. Maelis Carraro, the Managing Director, Catalyst Fund disclosed this...

COVID-19: World leaders need to redouble efforts to alleviate poverty – World Bank

By Folasade Akpan Abuja, Oct. 15, 2020 Mr David Malpass, the President, the World Bank Group says in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders needs to redouble their efforts to alleviate poverty and inequality. Malpass made the call in Washington D. C. on...

World Bank/IMF to undertake joint action plan on debt reduction for IDA countries

By Folasade Akpan Abuja, Oct. 14, 2020 The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), have proposed to undertake a joint action plan on debt reduction for the most indebted International Development Association (IDA) countries. Mr David Malpass, the President, the World Bank Group, said...

Privately-owned regional airline resumes flights between Namibia, S/Africa

Windhoek, Oct. 14, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Airlink, a privately-owned regional airline, on Wednesday, resumed passenger services linking Namibia and South Africa, with scheduled Windhoek-Cape Town and Walvis Bay-Johannesburg flights. Airlink said in a statement that it follows the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions that curtailed travel between...

AfCFTA: World Bank economist urges full rollout of AU passport

By Harrison Arubu New York, Oct. 12, 2020 World Bank’s Chief Economist on Africa, Dr Albert Zeufack, has urged full roll out of the African Union passport without further delay. Zeufack made the call at a roundtable on the African Continental Free Trade Area...

China pledges increased education cooperation with Nigeria

By Lizzy Okoji Abuja, Oct. 12, 2020 The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China has pledged to promote education exchange and cooperation between China and Nigeria, saying that this has always been its top priority. Mr Zhao Yong, Deputy Ambassador of the Chinese Embassy in...

China will continue to support Africa

Beijing, Oct. 12, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) China will continue to support Africa and will resolve the debt issue through friendly consultations with African countries, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, said on Monday in Beijing. Lijian made this remarks at a news conference in response to...

FG, IFAD to inaugurate Nigeria Agriculture Gender Network

By EricJames Ochigbo Abuja, Oct. 12, 2020 The Federal Government in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), is set to inaugurate the Nigeria Agriculture Gender Network (NAGN). This is contained in a statement signed by the Knowledge Management and...

COVID-19: Africa should prioritise policy actions, investments for inclusive jobs—World Bank

By Temitope Ponle Abuja, Oct. 8, 2020 The World Bank Group has advised African governments to prioritise policy actions and investments that will address the challenge of creating more inclusive jobs and boost the economy of the continent. Albert Zeufack, World Bank Chief Economist for...

COVID-19: World Bank to assist developing countries resume growth

By Temitope Ponle Abuja, Oct. 7, 2020 The World Bank Group has said that it will help developing countries resume growth and respond to the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19. President of the bank, Mr David Malpass, in a statement on Wednesday, said it...
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