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Download logoPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to Mama Mukami Kimathi and the entire family of freedom hero Dedan Kimathi following the death of their grandson Teddy Mukaria Githinji.

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Having recently identified children affiliated with the army of the country’s main opposition group, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan swiftly stepped in to raise awareness on child protection issues related to armed groups.

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The 5th International Global Conference to Eliminate Child Labour's fifth and final day of side events and thematic panel sessions concluded on Thursday, 19 May 2022 at the ICC in Durban, South Africa.

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The first edition of the Africities Trade and Invest Forum (ATIF) took place during the second day of the ninth edition of the Africities Summit. The event held by the AfDB, AFREXIMBANK, AfCFTA, ABSA, UNCDF, and UCLG Africa (www.UCLGA.org) was chair by Dr.

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Download logoThe reported United States decision to redeploy several hundred US troops in Somalia, as part of a joint operation with the Somali government and African Union forces, should make civilian protection a priority. Previous US military operations in Somalia resulted in the loss of life and property to Somali civilians that the US neither recognized nor provided with redress.

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On the occasion of the Africities 2022 Summit, taking place from May 17 to 21, in Kisumu (Kenya), the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and Cities Alliance released on Wednesday in Nairobi (Kenya), a major report entitled "Dynamics of Secondary Cities in Africa: Urbanization, Migration and Development" which provides a comprehensive overview, enriched with case studies, on intermediary cities of the continent.

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Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas industry, African Energy Week (AEW) 2022 (AECWeek.com), has officially launched the first video for its energy investment tour ahead of the event’s 2022 edition.

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A panel discussion hosted at the 8th African Petroleum Congress and Exhibition (Cape VIII), which took place from 16 - 19 May 2022, in Luanda, Angola, explored how Africa can address the increasing investment gap within the hydrocarbons industry to ensure the continent’s over 125 billion barrels of oil and 620 trillion cubic feet of proven gas resources are fully exploited.

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The Industry Pioneers Fast Tracking Africa’s Energy Sector Growth will be honored at African Energy Week 2022 (AECWeek.com), which is seeking submissions for candidate recipients for its 2022 African Energy Awards. The deadline for submissions is the 31st of June 2022.

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Download logoThe Islamic Development Bank Group (www.IsDB.org) in partnership with the Chemonics Egypt Consultants will conduct a hybrid training entitled “Skilling Youth for Green Economy and Greenepreneur.”  The first part of the training which will take place on May 22nd & 23rd from 01:00 PM– 03:30 PM, is virtual and will focus on the Green Economy and the Greenpreneurial process.

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The Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) will return as an in-person event in 2022, taking place  on 2 - 4 November, at the luxurious Fairmont Taghazout Bay, a five-star resort with leisure  and business facilities, next to Agadir.

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Smart Africa’s (www.SmartAfrica.org) capacity building arm, the Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation have launched a national digital academy in the country, marking the official kick off of in-country implementation of the initiative.

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Download logoThree renowned professors have been selected as winners of the 1443H (2022) Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Prize (www.IsDB.org) for Impactful Achievement in Islamic Economics for their significant and influential contributions in the field of Islamic economics and finance.

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The video below is copyright free and can be used at will, without asking for authorizationWatch the videoThis first African Trade and Investment Forum of UCLG Africa aims to become a matchmaking platform between local authorities in Africa and investors, to identify business opportunities and investment strategies.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations Secretary-General.Media filesDownload logo

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Honourable Ministers and Mayors, Dear participants, I am pleased to join this opening session of the Africa Trade and Investment Forum. Africa is facing unprecedented, irreversible, and rapid urbanization.

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Energy, Capital & Power (www.EnergyCapitalPower.com) spoke with Rogers Beall, CEO, Fortesa International Senegal (https://bit.ly/39CCDtJ) about the role of gas power in supercharging African economic development, the role of domestic and European markets, pricing and future investment.

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Selected match officials represent highest level of refereeing worldwide; Preparation seminars for selected match officials to start in early summer;​ Six women’s match officials appointed for the first time in World Cup history.

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The campaign to #EndChildLabour was carried on at the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (ICC) in Durban, South Africa. The fourth day of the conference was jam-packed with stimulating and enlightening discussions.

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South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP) 2022 (https://bit.ly/3Lt7qXn) will return for its fifth edition from September 13-14 this year at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Juba, and with only four months to go, the countdown to South Sudan’s official energy event has officially begun.

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Download logoSituation at a glance On 13 May 2022, WHO was notified of two laboratory confirmed cases and one probable case of monkeypox, from the same household, in the United Kingdom.

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The USC (https://www.USC.edu) Schwarzenegger Institute hosted 20 Eisenhower Fellows from Africa working to address the challenges of pollution and global warming. Members of the Eisenhower Fellowships’ Africa Program visited the University of Southern California (USC) in the middle of a six-week tour of the U.S.

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APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious PRovoke Africa SABRE Award for the public relations campaign around the Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Prize Competition.

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The pan-African strategic, financial & communications advisory firm ACT Afrique Group (https://ACT-Afrique.com) announces the appointment of Mr. Papa Oumar Syr Diagne as Director, Head of Financial Advisory by decision of  April 15 2022.

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Skaleet (www.Skaleet.com), an international fintech providing a next-generation Core Banking Platform (CBP), has partnered today with Mobiblanc, an Agile Digital Services Entreprise (ESN), to offer turnkey solutions to financial institutions across Africa.

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