Namibia, Angola reach deal to construct bridges

Namibia, Angola reach deal to construct bridges

Namibian and Angolan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build three international bridges across the Okavango River that borders the two countries, reports said on ...

Ethiopia: COMESA discusses inclusive, sustainable industrialization

Ethiopia: COMESA discusses inclusive, sustainable industrialization

Industrialization is a necessity for Africa's transformation and intra-regional trade is stronger with value-added products, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said in a statement ...

Kenya to host first GES summit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya to host first GES summit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya has agreed to host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to take place in July, the US Department of state said in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, ...

Kenya Airways resumes flights to Liberia

Kenya Airways resumes flights to Liberia

One of Africa's up and running airlines Monday resumed flights to Liberia after suspending flights to the Ebola-hit West African country in 2014.As Ebola wanes despite last week's ...

Namibian finance minister promises pro-poor budget

Namibian finance minister promises pro-poor budget

Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein says he will table a pro-poor 2015 national budget in parliament on Tuesday.He said the budget for the 2015/16 financial year will address ...

Rockefeller Foundation pledges to create 100,000 jobs for Kenyan youth

Rockefeller Foundation pledges to create 100,000 jobs for Kenyan youth

The Rockefeller Foundation on Monday pledged to support the creation of 100,000 jobs for the youth in Kenya. Speaking in Nairobi during a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta, ...

‘Africa won’t develop with foreign capital’ – Kagame

‘Africa won’t develop with foreign capital’ – Kagame

The Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday in Addis-Ababa appealed for the mobilization of Africa's financial resources to ensure its development, stressing that the continent ...

Namibia, Angola reach deal to construct bridges

Namibian and Angolan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build three international bridges across the Okavango River that borders the two countries, reports said on Monday.The bridges will be constructed at Nkurenkuru in the Kavango West Region, between Rundu and Calai (Angola) that already has a temporary floating bridge, as well as in the Gciriku area in the Kavango East Region. The ...

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Ethiopia: COMESA discusses inclusive, sustainable industrialization

Industrialization is a necessity for Africa's transformation and intra-regional trade is stronger with value-added products, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said in a statement on Monday.The Bank issued the statement during the opening of the 18th Summit of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Authority (COMESA) of Heads of State in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The summit, under the theme “Inclusive ...

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Kenya to host first GES summit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kenya has agreed to host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to take place in July, the US Department of state said in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, President Barack Obama will attend GES, visiting his father's homeland for the first time since becoming US president six years ago. Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging ...

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Kenya Airways resumes flights to Liberia

One of Africa's up and running airlines Monday resumed flights to Liberia after suspending flights to the Ebola-hit West African country in 2014.As Ebola wanes despite last week's death of a woman who tested positive of the virus, Kenya airways says it is resuming flights to Liberia even though at a limited pace. An official of the airways who prefers to remain anonymous Monday confirmed the resumption of ...

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Namibian finance minister promises pro-poor budget

Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein says he will table a pro-poor 2015 national budget in parliament on Tuesday.He said the budget for the 2015/16 financial year will address poverty, bring about prosperity and solve unemployment issues. “It cannot be that more than a quarter of the productive population is without any opportunity or any job. We will not only create jobs but also create economic ...

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Rockefeller Foundation pledges to create 100,000 jobs for Kenyan youth

The Rockefeller Foundation on Monday pledged to support the creation of 100,000 jobs for the youth in Kenya. Speaking in Nairobi during a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin said her organization will connect Kenyan youth to jobs through its Digital Jobs Africa initiative within five years. The initiative a seven-year, $100 million venture – focuses on ...

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‘Africa won’t develop with foreign capital’ – Kagame

The Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday in Addis-Ababa appealed for the mobilization of Africa's financial resources to ensure its development, stressing that the continent cannot be developed with foreign funds. “We must stop thinking that someone else will do things in our place and develop our continent. As we wait for that someone we may run out of time since the world does not wait for us� ...

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S/African Airways’ first flight to UAE off to Abu Dhabi

South African Airways (SAA) has conducted its first ever flight to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the SAA said on Monday.“SAA's first flight, SA 278 to Abu Dhabi, departed Sunday for Abu Dhabi. The daily service will see frequencies between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi double with partner Etihad Airways continuing its seven weekly departures to South Africa,” the SAA said. The new network addition will ...

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Calls to declare Botswana water, electricity shortages national crisis

Botswana opposition Members of Parliament want the government to declare water and electricity shortages a national crisis because of the dire situation the country is faced with, APA learnt here on Monday.MPs Pius Mokgware and Sedirwa Kgoroba said recent power outages and water supply shortages need to be dealt with seriously and differently. Mokgware goes on to give reasons as to why water and electricity ...

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Africa witnessed 0.2 percent growth in 2014 – report

Africa's growth continued to increase rising from 3.7 percent in 2013 to 3.9 percent in 2014, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA). In its 2015 Economic Report on Africa launched on Sunday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the UNECA said the growth was underpinned by improved macroeconomic management, diversified trade and investment ties with emerging economies among other factors. ...

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