Development - Page 8

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Africans educated in United States not returning home

The result of a study by an American institute has shown that most Africans who earn their doctorate degrees from US universities remain in...
BADEA lends to Kenya, Mali, Burkina and Burundi

BADEA lends to Kenya, Mali, Burkina and Burundi

The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) Monday in Cairo, Egypt, signed four loan agreements with Burkina Faso, Burundi, Kenya and Mali,...
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Conference on semi-arid area development opens in Ethiopa

A conference on the improvement of the rural living conditions in Africa's semi-arid areas opens at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) Tuesday. The...
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Africa reports significant progress in community-directed health care

African scientists Monday unveiled a new research that shows a doubling of treatment coverage of children suffering from malaria, when delivery of drugs was...
A new environmental plan in Kenya

A new environmental plan in Kenya

The Kenya Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources is developing a National Environmental Policy aimed at strengthening existing development strategies and sectoral policies for...
Cameroon moves towards self-sufficiency

Cameroon moves towards self-sufficiency

Local production of basic foods in Cameroon will double in the next two years if an emergency programme announced by the government on 24...
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Algiers Declaration adopted by African transport ministers

African transport ministers Friday adopted the Algiers Declaration during the first session of the conference of African ministers in charge of the sector held...
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New Niger Delta plan to follow Canadian and South African models

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in collaboration with some International experts have concluded arrangements to adopt the South African and Canadian models in...
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Chinese company builds big power plant in Ghana

A Chinese company is building a 560-megawatt power plant in Ghana in an ambitious joint venture project with a Ghanaian company. The Sunon Asogli Kpone...
Nigeria : Bank official on infrastructural development and growth

Nigeria : Bank official on infrastructural development and growth

The Managing Director of one of Nigeria's leading financial institutions, the First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB), Mr. Ladi Balogun, has underscored the need...
BADEA reschedules US$9.7 million debt

BADEA reschedules US$9.7 million debt

The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has relieved the Government of Sierra Leone of a debt of about US$9.7 million in...
African Super-Fund suggested by World Bank

African Super-Fund suggested by World Bank

Sovereign wealth funds could provide capital for an African super-fund to channel investment to the continent’s emerging markets, under a plan being considered by...
BADEA assesses $43 m projects in Sierra Leone

BADEA assesses $43 m projects in Sierra Leone

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa’s (BADEA) Director General Abdell Aziz Khelef is on a three-day visit to Sierra Leone primarily to assess...
Nigerian Navy constructs its own ship

Nigerian Navy constructs its own ship

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has started work on the country's first locally-made warship, which is expected to be ready in September, the Chief of...
Millennium development goals not met by Africa

Millennium development goals not met by Africa

Though encouraging, Africa's recent economic growth performance had limited impact on poverty reduction and employment creation, the essential factors for accelerating progress towards the...
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European Commission’s internet site to protect African biodiversity

The European Commission is to launch an Internet site aimed at providing information for the protection of biodiversity in Africa, official sources said in...
Ban Ki-moon’s African century

Ban Ki-moon’s African century

Marking the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on called for accelerated efforts to reach...
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Comoros reconstruction pledged by AU

Following the defeat of Colonel Mohamed Bacar's illegal regime in the Island of Anjouan during the week, the African Union (AU) is looking into...
Turkey becomes the 25th AfDB non-regional member

Turkey becomes the 25th AfDB non-regional member

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved Turkey's application to join the Bank Group, a statement issued by...
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AfDB and Japan to build hospitals in Africa

At least three hospitals will soon be built in Africa thanks to a funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the head of the...
AfDB to increase water access to 66% of Africa

AfDB to increase water access to 66% of Africa

The African Development Bank (ADB) intends to raise abou t US$ 4.5 billion to take the number of Africans having access to drinking water...
Microsoft helps develop African micro-enterprise

Microsoft helps develop African micro-enterprise

US software giant, Microsoft, is to help African governments create local computer industry and support small-scale enterprises to become competitive on the world market. The...
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Debt relief for The Gambia

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday in Tunis approved debt relief of US $ 22.77 million in nominal...
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Water strategy formulation should involve women

A Senegalese official, Mrs Anta Seck, on Wednesday urged African states to give greater responsibility to women in formulating strategies for access to drinking...
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Funds for Great Lakes reconstruction to be managed by AfDB

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday in Tunis approved a proposal for the Bank Group to administer and...
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AU to ensure success of special summit on water

The African Union (AU) would do all it can to ensure the success of its special summit on water and sanitation in Africa slated...
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AfDB to host African Water Week

The First African Water Week (AWW-1) being hosted by the A frican Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) opens...
Better living conditions for Nigerians

Better living conditions for Nigerians

President Umaru Yar'Adua Sunday pledged to achieve significant improvement in the living conditions of Nigerians in the shortest possible time, according to his Eid-El-Maulud...
Nigeria gets ultra modern transport system

Nigeria gets ultra modern transport system

What is being billed as the first of its kind in Africa - the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) - took off in Nigeria's economic...
Islamic states’ inequality, an OIC matter

Islamic states’ inequality, an OIC matter

Member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) are set to agree on ways to reduce poverty and revise their charter to address...