Africa

MTV Africa Music Awards Nominees Omah Lay & Tems Arrested and Charged in Awards’ Host Country For Flouting COVID-19 SOPs.

Nigerian Artistes Omah Lay and Terms have today afternoon been arraigned before court and had their charges read to them. The Infinity and Try Me hit-makers were charged with engaging in activities likely to spread an infectious disease after they performed at a concert yet the current presidential directives about COVID-19 prohibit any concerts. A Screenshot of a thread by …

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Africa Health, Finance Ministers Meet To Discuss COVID-19 Impact.

The African Union Commission convened a virtual meeting on 03rd June 2020 with African ministers of Health and Finance to discuss progress made and status of the Continental Response to halt transmission and combat the social and economic shocks in Africa related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his welcoming remarks, HE Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, …

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Sudan Joins United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance to Drive Financial Inclusion and Transparency

As part of its vision to transform its economy, the Republic of Sudan announced today a new commitment to accelerate the transition from cash to digital payments. By joining the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance, the government commits to increasing financial inclusion and transparency, taking steps to build an economy that benefits all citizens. Moving from cash to responsible digital payments …

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AfDB gives $1.2 million for the Ethiopia-Sudan railway to assess project’s Viability.

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $1.2 million grant to Ethiopia’s government to finance a feasibility study for the construction of a standard-gauge railway (SGR) link between Ethiopia and neighbouring Sudan. The grant, from the African Development Fund, the Bank Group’s concessional-rate lending arm, would cover 35% of the total estimated $3.4 million cost of the …

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African Energy Chamber Organises Webinar On Viable exploitation of Mozambique’s natural resources

The African Energy Chamber is all set for Mozambique’s first webinar dedicated to building local content and domestic capacity, organized by the newly-created Mozambican Oil & Gas Chamber. The webinar will be held on Wednesday June 10th, 2020 at 2:30PM GMT. The webinar will be debating the ways to ensure an inclusive and commercially viable exploitation of Mozambique’s natural resources …

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