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Nigeria: Federal and state governments endorse Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones Programme: African Development Bank and partners to mobilize…

Nigeria’s Federal and State governments have expressed overwhelming support for an initiative to create Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) – public-private partnerships aimed at developing priority value chains through developing infrastructure in rural areas, focused on finishing and transforming raw materials and commodities. Source: AfDB (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)

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South Sudan: African Development Bank and WHO hand over vehicles to support Covid-19 response

The African Development Bank has donated two cars to support South Sudan’s ongoing Covid-19 response as part of efforts by the Bank and its partners to ease the toll of the pandemic on vulnerable African states. The donation was made to the Ministry of Health through the World Health Organization (WHO), which is implementing the Bank-financed Covid-19 response project on behalf of the Government of South Sudan. Source: AfDB (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)

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South Sudan: Country’s first oxygen plant comes on stream at Juba hospital to help fight Covid-19

South Sudan has begun producing oxygen following the successful installation of the country’s first oxygen plant at Juba Teaching Hospital, set up with funding from the African Development Fund.
The oxygen plant was procured as part of measures to support the country’s ongoing Covid-19 response with a grant from the African Development Bank Group’s concessional lending arm. The project was implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of the government. Source: AfDB (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)

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African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) heralding a new phase

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) will hold a high-level conference on 22-23 September 2021 to celebrate its achievements and mark the renewal of its mandate for a further 14 years.
The theme of the event is Smart Legal Capacity for Africa: A New Phase for the African Legal Support Facility. Former South African President Thabo Mbeki, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, and Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid, African Union Commissioner for infrastructure and energy, will deliver special statements at the event. Source: AfDB (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)

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President Akinwumi Adesina calls for transformational leadership in Africa, shares personal experience with lecture audience

African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi A. Adesina has called for bolder measures to grow the next generation into competent leaders to transform Africa in the wake of current global uncertainty. Source: AfDB (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)

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East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum

What:    East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Financing Forum
Who:     Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership and Afriqom
When:   28-29 October 2021; 10:00 am EAT
Where:   Virtual
 
Theme: Strengthening Regional Collaboration to Finance Fertilizer in the Agribusiness Value Chain Source: AfDB (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)

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G20 Compact with Africa reaffirms commitment to securing Africa’s recovery from Covid-19 pandemic through private sector development and vaccine…

Participants of a G20 Compact with Africa meeting this week assessed Africa’s progress in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are meeting at a pivotal time in the relationship between Africa and the rest of the world,” said Italian prime minister Mario Draghi. 
The Compact with Africa is a G20 initiative that promotes macroeconomic, business and financing reforms to attract more private investment in Africa, including in infrastructure. Source: AfDB (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)

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International community must act to avert a two-speed global economic recovery post Covid-19

Heads of international development institutions held a closed-door session with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to discuss the uneven global economic recovery, access to vaccines, and strategies to drive a recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.
Merkel was joined by the heads of the African Development Bank, World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Source: AfDB (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)

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President Adesina welcomes the diversity of sector activities in the Asia-Africa Partnerships

In a recent interview with the Asian media CNBC, President Akinwumi A. Adesina recalled the urgency for Africa to achieve herd immunity in the near future. This includes pharmaceutical independence with local production of vaccines.
He also welcomed the diversification of sectors of activity of Asia-Africa partnerships.
Indeed, Asian countries investing in Africa are increasingly moving away from traditional sectors such as commodities to services and digital.
The President also emphasized the importance of win-win partnerships, which include skills transfers. Source: AfDB (A DreamGalaxy Trusted Brand)