49 Million More Africans Could Be Pushed Into Extreme Poverty Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

The African Development Bank slashed its forecast for economic growth on the continent because of the impact of the coronavirus and now sees gross domestic product contracting by at least 1.7% this year, and double that if the pandemic continues into the second half of 2020. That new projections released in a supplement to its … Read more 49 Million More Africans Could Be Pushed Into Extreme Poverty Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Yemen – Financing for Development – New Policy Brief on COVID-19 and People on the Move – Libya – Syria – Niger – Burkina Faso – Somalia – Ghana – Bolivia – El Salvador – Climate Change – Air Travel – Financial Contributions YEMEN … Read more Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon

In tonight’s edition: Fifty Nigerian women who had been traffficked into Lebanon as undocumented workers have been rescued and returned home – this according to Nigeria’s Foreign Minister. It’s the latest knock-on effect on undocumented Africans in Lebanon in the midst of an economic crisis there. Also in Nigeria how are frontline workers coping with the … Read more Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon

Covid-19 and ‘Locust-19’ threaten perfect storm for Africa | FT Interview

African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina speaks to the FT’s Vanessa Kortekaas about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on African economies, debt relief and how countries can recover from this pandemic. Read more at: https://on.ft.com/2zHMSeh See if you get the FT for free as a student (http://ft.com/schoolsarefree) or start a £1 trial: https://subs.ft.com/spa3_trial?segmentId=3d4ba81b-96bb-cef0-9ece-29efd6ef2132 ► … Read more Covid-19 and ‘Locust-19’ threaten perfect storm for Africa | FT Interview

African Union Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The African Union celebrated its 50th Anniversary on 25th May 2013. Leaders from around the continent flew into Addis Ababa and were welcomed by Chairperson of the African Union and Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn. The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, praised the … Read more African Union Celebrates 50th Anniversary

French Guiana: Intelsat New Dawn Satellite Launch on 29th March 2011

The Intelsat New Dawn Satellite is set to be launched from the Arianespace launch site in Kourou, French Guiana on 29th March 2011. Convergence Partners and Intelsat S.A. are paying for the New Dawn satellite and its 28 C-band and 24 Ku-band 36 MHz transponder units to be launched into a geostationary orbital slot at … Read more French Guiana: Intelsat New Dawn Satellite Launch on 29th March 2011