Daily Archives: August 26, 2019

G7 Summit: President Macron and G7 leaders provide Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative with $251 million

French President Emmanuel Macron and G7 leaders on Sunday approved a package totalling $251 million in support of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) AFAWA initiative to support women entrepreneurs in Africa. I am particularly proud, as the …

G7 Summit: President Macron and G7 leaders provide Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative with $251 million

French President Emmanuel Macron and G7 leaders on Sunday approved a package totalling $251 million in support of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) AFAWA initiative to support women entrepreneurs in Africa. I am particularly proud, as the …

Solar-Irrigated Farms Face Unexpected Threat in Zimbabwe: Hungry Elephants

MASHABA – When one of Zimbabwe’s first solar mini-grid systems was installed in this drought-prone village near the Botswana border in 2016, residents thought their problems were solved.Cheap, clean power ran irrigation pumps that kept the community’s …

US Closely Monitoring Sudan’s Commitment to Human Rights

STATE DEPARTMENT – The United States said Monday it will closely monitor the commitment of Sudan’s transitional government to human rights, democracy and peace before Washington decides to remove Khartoum from the U.S. list of countries that sponsor te…

France, Africa Launch $300 Million Initiative for African Women Entrepreneurs

French President Emmanuel Macron and the African Development Bank have launched a $300 million initiative to boost businesses owned by African women. The initiative was announced at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, and is aimed at increasing credit …

France, Africa Launch $300 Million Initiative for African Women Entrepreneurs

French President Emmanuel Macron and the African Development Bank have launched a $300 million initiative to boost businesses owned by African women. The initiative was announced at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, and is aimed at increasing credit …