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Côte d’Ivoire : lancement des travaux d’élargissement de la route de la prison civile d’Abidjan, dans le cadre du PTUA financé à hauteur de 567 millions d’euros par la Banque africaine de développement

« C’est un projet important. Merci à la Banque africaine de développement et à son président ! », Alassane Ouattara, président de la République de Côte d’Ivoire. 03-Oct-2020 Le président de la République de Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, a officiellement lancé, samedi 3 octobre, le chantier d’élargissement de la route de la prison civile d’Abidjan,...

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COVID-19 REMAINS AT PURPLE SCALE

The Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro says Lesotho remains at COVID-19 purple scale. Dr Majoro said this on Sunday evening when giving an overview of the state of COVID-19 in the country. Remaining at purple, the Prime Minister said means two people with the virus can infect up to three people, an indication that more...

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PM WELCOMES CHINESE ANTIEPIDEMIC MEDICAL EXPERTS TO LESOTHO

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BASOTHO BID FAREWELL TO A FALLEN SOLIDER

Basotho gathered in hundreds to bid farewell to the late His Excellency Ambassador Ralechate ‘Mokose at his home Kolonyama in Leribe on Friday. The diseased who passed on in September 13, 2020 in Ottawa, Canada where he served as the Lesotho High Commissioner was praised by various speakers for having been a true committed servant...

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PM OFFICIATES BEREA URBAN COUNCIL OFFICE

The Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro has stressed the need to promote efficiency in service delivery and collective efforts for the development of the country. Dr Majoro was speaking during the official handing over of the completed Urban Council offices at Teyateyaneng on Thursday. He said Lesotho government is about to fully roll out decentralisation...

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RDC : la Banque africaine de développement approuve une enveloppe de près de 142 millions de dollars pour appuyer la lutte contre la pandémie de Covid 19

24-Sep-2020 Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, le 23 septembre à Abidjan, un soutien financier de 100 millions d’Unité de compte (environ 142 millions de dollars) à la République démocratique du Congo, au titre du Programme d’appui budgétaire en réponse à la crise de Covid‑19 (PABRC). Cette enveloppe, qui comprend...

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NATIONAL REFORM AUTHORITY CEO APPOINTED

The Chairperson of the National Reforms Authority (NRA), Mr. Pelele Letsoela on Wednesday announced Advocate Mafiroane Motanyane as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NRA. Mr. Letsoela was speaking at the press conference intended to brief the media and public about the outcome of the  recruitment and appointment of the CEO of NRA,...

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Niger : don de plus de quatre millions d’euros au Programme de financement de la gestion des risques de catastrophe en Afrique (ADRiFi)

24-Sep-2020 Le Conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé, mercredi 23 septembre à Abidjan, un don de 4,8 millions d’euros au Niger pour la mise en œuvre de son Programme de financement de la gestion des risques de catastrophe en Afrique (ADRiFi). Ce financement issu des ressources du Fonds africain de développement...

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Africa offers Asian business an abundance of investment opportunities, webinar participants learn

23-Sep-2020 The African Development Bank today held a workshop to convey the continent’s immense investment and partnership opportunities to Asian business leaders, particularly as the continent seems poised to return to economic growth in 2021 following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-hour virtual event, held in English, Korean, and Chinese, offered participants an...

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Face masks and water point ambassadors help fight COVID-19 in Zambia

23-Sep-2020 Easter Kumbana had heard about the dangers of the coronavirus, but he could not afford the basic items needed to protect himself and his family from the disease. Luckily, he was able to benefit from an outreach program in Zambia that distributed thousands of face masks and hand sanitizer to vulnerable communities. The program...

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POLELO EA MOLULA-SETULO OA LEKHOTLA LA NAHA LA TLHOPHO-BOCHA, MOHLOMPHEHI MORENA PELELE A. LETSOELA MABAPI LE KHETHO EA MOOKAMELI OA PHETHAHATHATSO OA LEKHOTLA LA NAHA LA TLHOPHO-BOCHA, (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE NATIONAL REFORMS AUTHORITY)

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AU COVID-19 POSITION PAPER ON NUTRITION BY HIS MAJESTY KING LETSIE III-AUGUST 2020

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Expediting Japanese private sector engagements in Africa

Event location: Online What: Webinar for the Japanese Private Sector on Doing Business in Africa Who: African Development Bank When: Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 08.00 to 10.00 GMT;  17.00–19.00 in Tokyo time Where: Virtual. Click here to register. (Click here to submit your questions by 28 September 2020.) The private sector plays a critical role...

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PM LAUNCHES OPERATION HLOEKISA LESOTHO

The Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro on Friday launched the ‘Operation Hloekisa Lesotho’ cleaning campaign in Maseru. The Operation Hloekisa Lesotho campaign is intended to beef up all efforts aimed at keeping Lesotho clean. Speaking during the launch, Dr Majoro appealed to Basotho to keep the environment clean, saying waste has a bad impact to...

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Government Remains Committed to Consumer Protection Even During COVID-19 Pandemic – DDG Masotja

The South African government remains committed to attending to and resolving issues of consumer protection even during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was said by the Deputy Director-General of Consumer and Corporate Regulation at the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (the dtic), Dr Evelyn Masotja. Masotja was facilitating a Consumer Protection Webinar hosted by the...

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Africa needs urgent trade finance boost in the wake of COVID-19, report finds

18-Sep-2020 There is an urgent need for financing to reenergize Africa’s trade in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest trade finance report released jointly by the African Development Bank and the African Export-Import Bank. According to the report, only 40% of Africa’s trade is bank-intermediated – a far lower share than...

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Près d’un an après son lancement au Sénégal, le PAVIE, soutenu par la Banque africaine de développement, produit des premiers résultats prometteurs

18-Sep-2020 À Ndiemou, dans la région de Fatick, Marie Diouf a fait de la production de sel sa principale source de revenus. « Par le passé, je produisais environ 896 tonnes de sel par an. Aujourd’hui, grâce au financement de la Délégation générale à l’entrepreneuriat rapide (DER), j’ai pu faire des aménagements dans mon champs de...

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Mauritania: African Development Bank extends $2.1 million for rollout of Disaster Risk Financing

18-Sep-2020 The African Development Bank’s Board on Wednesday approved a grant of $2.1 million to boost the country’s resilience against climate related shocks and food insecurity. The funds, sourced from the African Development Fund, will go to provide technical and institutional support to strengthen Mauritania’s capacity to assess climate-related risk. The Bank is extending the...

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Mauritius: African Development Bank approves emergency relief to boost clean-up of marine oil spill

18-Sep-2020 The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to support international recovery efforts after a significant oil spill earlier this year off the coast of Mauritius. The funding, to be sourced from the Special Relief Fund, will complement ongoing activities by the government of Mauritius,...

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PM OFFICIATES ROAD CONSTRUCTION AT ROTHE

The Prime Minister,  Dr Moeketsi Majoro on Thursday officiated construction of a 22 kilometre road which will start at Ha Malelu-Malimong, Rothe in the Maseru district . Speaking at this ceremony, Dr Majoro said construction is expected to take 18 to 24 months to be completed. He instructed that the Yellow Plant Machinery from the...

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African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) Continental Award 2020 Edition

Announcements September 17, 2020 Deadline for applications: November 25, 2020, 5pm EAT Apply Now Nomination form – En Nomination form – Fr Rules of Procedure-En Rules of Procedure-Fr HRST Ethiopia...

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PM DIRECTS MINISTERS ON NON-PERFORMING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

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GCA : des intervenants de haut niveau réclament un partenariat fort et efficient pour l’adaptation du continent africain face au changement climatique

17-Sep-2020 Le lancement du bureau régional pour l’Afrique du Centre mondial pour l’adaptation (GCA) a eu lieu ce mercredi à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire. Des personnalités de haut niveau ont assisté à l’évènement organisé par visioconférence en raison des mesures sanitaires induites par la pandémie de Covid‑19. La Banque africaine de développement abrite désormais le...

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Lancement de GCA Afrique : « Sauvons le deuxième poumon écologique de la planète »

17-Sep-2020 Le lancement du bureau régional pour l’Afrique du Centre mondial pour l’adaptation (GCA) a eu lieu ce mercredi à Abidjan, en Côte d’Ivoire. L’évènement s’est déroulé par visioconférence en raison des mesures sanitaires induites par la pandémie de Covid‑19. La Banque africaine de développement abrite désormais le GCA Afrique avec des objectifs ambitieux, qui...

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GCA Africa launch: ‘Let’s save the planet’s second ecological lung’

17-Sep-2020 The regional office of the Global Center for Adaptation (GCA) was inaugurated on Wednesday in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The event was held via videoconference due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The African Development Bank will host GCA Africa, whose ambitious objectives seek to improve the effectiveness of climate adaption activities across...

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Call for Nominations for Positions as Chairperson of National Lotteries Commission (NLC) and as Non-executive member of the NLC

The Lotteries Act, 1997 (Act No. 57 of 1997) (the Act), as amended, established the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) to monitor and enforce the implementation of the national lottery and the establishment of private lotteries and promotional competitions. The NLC is governed by a Board appointed in accordance with the provisions of this Act. The...

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Global and African Leaders Welcome Launch of GCA Africa as “Historic Moment to Accelerate Adaptation” on the Continent

16-Sep-2020 The Global Center on Adaptation today announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent to scale and accelerate adaptation action that protects African communities from the impacts of climate...

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DEVELOPMENT PLANNING MINISTER APPLAUDS BELO/TIKOE FACTORY PROJECTS

The Minister of Development Planning, Mr. Selibe Mochoboroane has expressed his gratefulness over the remarkable achievement concerning the construction of Belo Factory in Butha-Buthe and Tikoe Factory in Maseru respectively. Mr. Mochoboroane said this during a follow-up meeting with relevant Ministries and stakeholders to identify the obstacles in the implementation and functionality of the capital...

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African Leaders for Nutrition call on leaders to embed nutrition within the Covid-19 response and recovery

15-Sep-2020 The African Leaders for Nutrition (ALN) have unveiled a position paper calling upon African Heads of State and Governments to ensure that financing for nutrition is included in their country’s COVID-19 response and recovery plans. The position paper, titled “Embedding Nutrition within the COVID-19 Response and Recovery,” was sent to African member states by...

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8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joins AfDB President Adesina, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and other global leaders to launch Global Center on Adaptation’s regional office in Africa

Event location: Online WHAT: Launch of GCA Africa, the Global Center on Adaptation’s regional office and work program WHO: The Global Center on Adaptation and the African Development Bank WHEN: Wednesday, 16 September 2020 at 12.00 GMT WHERE: Online Ban Ki-moon, Chair of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and 8th Secretary-General of the United...

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GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS PASSING OF AMBASSADOR ‘MOKOSE

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Mrs. Matšepo Ramakoae has confirmed the passing on of the Lesotho Ambassador to Canada, Mr. Ralechate Lincoln ‘Mokose on Sunday. Mrs. Ramakoae said His Excellency the Ambassador died after short illness in Canada. The Minister expressed His Majesty’s government sadness over the passing of Mr. ‘Mokose whom...

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In eastern Uganda, the African Development Bank is helping provide climate-resilient facilities to 100 000 people

11-Sep-2020 The provision of additional funds for the Water Supply and Sanitation Programme (WSSP) in  Uganda in 2015, has helped improve access to water and sanitation for one hundred thousand people in the east of the country, according to a recent report by the African Development Bank. The funding, amounting to $8.3 million, was used...

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Statistics South Africa goes to the field for the Post-enumeration Survey, (PES) 2021 Trial from September 2020 to 07 October 2020.

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) would like to thank everyone who participated in the Census 2021 Trial that took place as from 10 August to 06 September 2020. A Post-enumeration Survey (PES) 2021 Trial, will be conducted immediately after the Census 2021 Trial data collection as from 07 September 2020 to 07 October 2020. The...

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OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY, MINISTRY OF GENDER SIGN MOU

The Office of the First Lady together with the Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreational has signed of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on partnership to fight against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country, This was announced at the press briefing held on Wednesday in Maseru. When addressing the media, the First Lady, Mrs....

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SUMMER CLIMATE OUTLOOK RELEASED

The 2020/2021 rainfall season is likely to be influenced by weak La Nina due to the cooling in the Pacific Ocean, which is associated with enhanced precipitation occurrence over the country, the Minister of Energy and Meteorology, Mr. Mohapinyane Mohapi revealed during Wednesday’s press briefing. He said the country is expected to receive normal rains...

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LESOTHO RECEIVES PPE FROM EGYPT

LESOTHO RECEIVES PPE FROM EGYPT The arrival of the COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) consignment from Egypt to Lesotho is a sign of strong bilateral relations between the two countries. The consignment comprising 1, 845 sterilised gloves, 2, 610 aprons, 1, 056 face shields, 741 plastic gloves, 708 safety boxes and 222 plastic boots arrived...

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Namibia: Walvis Bay port now a regional logistic hub as new container terminal runs at full capacity

08-Sep-2020 Namibia: Walvis Bay port now a regional logistic hub as new container terminal runs at full capacity The new container terminal at the Namibian Port of Walvis Bay, built between 2014 and 2019, gives the country a high-end port facility. The terminal, commissioned in August 2019, is now fully operational, according to a report...

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Namibia: Walvis Bay Port now a regional logistic hub as new container terminal fully operational

08-Sep-2020 The new container terminal at the Namibian Port of Walvis Bay, built between 2014 and 2019, gives the country a high-end port facility. The terminal, commissioned in August 2019, is now fully operational, according to a report by the African Development Bank published on 3 September 2020. Constructed on 40 hectares of land reclaimed...

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4th High Level Dialogue on Tax Policy in Africa 2020 – Day 2

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 – 15:30 Economic Affairs 4th High Level Dialogue on Tax Policy in Africa. “Taxing Rights For Africa In The New World & Effects Of Covid-19: The Role Of Tax Policymakers And Tax Administrators.” Department FrontPage Special Page Front Page Department Key Special Page Key Document Type: Videos...

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4th High Level Dialogue on Tax Policy in Africa 2020 – Day 1

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 – 15:30 Economic Affairs 4th High Level Dialogue on Tax Policy in Africa. “Taxing Rights For Africa In The New World & Effects Of Covid-19: The Role Of Tax Policymakers And Tax Administrators.” Department FrontPage Special Page Front Page Department Key Special Page Key Document Type: Videos...

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Steep slump in GDP as COVID-19 takes its toll on the economy

Steep slump in GDP as COVID-19 takes its toll on the economy The punch in the gut was severe. Perhaps the second quarter of 2020 will become known as the pandemic quarter. South Africa’s economy suffered a significant contraction during April, May and June, when the country operated under widespread lockdown restrictions in response to...

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M55 MILLION FACILITY NOT USED

M55 MILLION FACILITY NOT USED The M55 million worth High Altitude Sports Training Centre which was initiated to develop and improve athletes in the country has not been operational since its construction in 2005. The Minister of Development Planning, Mr. Selibe Mochoboroane discovered this during his tour of government development projects in all the districts....

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DID YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE ZNPF AND ARE 50 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE?

You can claim your ZNPF benefits from NAPSA today. Visit any NAPSA office near you and submit your claim. For any queries contact us on: Tel: 0211 395677   Toll free: 677 WhatsApp: 0973 000677 Email: info@napsa.co.zm Facebook: YourNAPSA The post DID YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE ZNPF AND ARE 50 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE? appeared first...

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WATCH: A look back at the swearing-in ceremony of President Adesina

04-Sep-2020 African leaders and dignitaries gathered on Tuesday to witness the swearing in of African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina. President Adesina received goodwill messages from Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Alpha Conde of Guinea, George Weah of Liberia and Guinea Bissau’s Umaro Embalo. Video: Highlights of the ceremony Former...

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OFFICES OF PRINCIPAL CHIEFS NOT FUNCTIONAL

The Minister of Development Planning, Mr. Selibe Mochoboroane has expressed concern that the government spent millions on development projects but some of them have not benefited Basotho. Mr. Mochoboroane remarked following his tour of the Principal Chiefs of Ha ’Mamathe, Mapoteng and Koeneng offices where he found that these offices which were constructed in 2012...

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HALF OF POSITIVE CASES RECOVERED-NACOSEC

The National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) Chief Executive Officer, Mr Thabo Khasipe said the infection rate is decreasing slowly in the country. When addressing the media on Wednesday at the press briefing held at NACOSEC premises, he said half of the people infected have now recovered. Mr Khasipe said the main duty of NACOSEC is to...

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Virtual workshop on designing the African Development Bank’s Public Private Partnership framework: date 08 September 2020

Virtual workshop on designing the African Development Bank’s Public Private Partnership framework Event location: Online The Bank will hold a virtual consultative  workshop to discuss approaches and options in designing its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Framework on 8 September 2020, at 12:30 GMT. The Bank’s PPP Framework is intended to guide its support for and implementation of...

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Models of Success & Sustainability

Models of Success & Sustainability According to the Boston College Centre for Corporate Citizenship, Corporate citizenship is the business strategy that shapes the values underpinning a company’s mission and the choices made each day by its executives, managers and employees as they engage with society.Corporate citizenship in the 21st century is driving a major transition from a model that...

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Mbalo Brief – August 2020

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is conducting the first ever digital Census trial in preparation for the upcoming Census in 2021. The Census 2021 Trial, which started from 10 August to 06 September 2020 in selected areas around the country, will test online and telephonic data collection to prepare for remote data collection in 2021. Census 2021 is...

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CONSTRUCTION OF ULTRA-MODERN FACILITIES IN LIVINGSTONE REACH ADVANCED STAGE

Construction of an Ultra-modern market and an intercity bus terminus in Livingstone have reached an advanced stage with about 35% of works remaining. The buildings are earmarked to open to the public before the end of 2020. Both facilities will cost the National Pensions Scheme Authority over ZMW 33 million. National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA)...

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African leaders reaffirm support for African Development Bank as President Adesina begins second term

01-Sep-2020 African leaders on Tuesday reaffirmed their support for the African Development Bank Group and its leadership under Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as he begins his second five-year term with a renewed mandate to foster sustainable development on the continent. In goodwill messages to mark Adesina’s inauguration, Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, Paul Kagame of Rwanda,...

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Prestation de serment du président de la Banque africaine de développement, Akimwumi Adesina : les chefs d’État africains saluent un dirigeant visionnaire, engagé pour la cause du continent

01-Sep-2020 Plusieurs chefs d’État africains ont participé, mardi 1er septembre, à la cérémonie de prestation de serment du président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement, Akimwumi Adesina, réélu jeudi 27 août pour un second mandat de cinq ans. Au total, cinq chefs d’État africains ont assisté à cette cérémonie, qui se déroulait de...

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“We must help Africa build back boldly, but smartly,” says African Development Bank President Adesina

01-Sep-2020 In a speech kicking off his second term as African Development Bank chief, newly sworn in President Akinwumi Adesina unveiled a sweeping vision to consolidate the institution’s successes of the last five years, hone the Bank’s operations and exploit opportunities and urgency created by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything globally....

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FIRST 100 DAYS OF PRIME MINISTER DR MOEKETSI MAJORO’S ADMINISTRATION

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Stats Biz – August 2020

Annual CPI inflation quickened to 3,2% in July from 2,2% in June as lockdown restrictions continued to ease. The monthly increase of 1,3% was driven largely by fuel prices and municipal tariffs. Motorists felt some pain as the price of inland 95-octane petrol climbed from R13,40 per litre in June to R15,12 per litre in...

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Sénégal : la Banque africaine de développement et le gouvernement évaluent les résultats du Document de stratégie pays 2016-2020 et préparent le prochain document quinquennal

31-Aug-2020 La Banque africaine de développement et le gouvernement du Sénégal ont organisé, du 18 au 21 août derniers, une mission par visioconférence pour discuter des résultats de la mise en œuvre du Document de stratégie pays (DSP) 2016-2020 et entamer la préparation du prochain DSP 2021-2025 afin de soutenir le Plan de relance économique...

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Stats SA announces further delay in the release of QLFS Q2 results

Media release                                                                                  30 August 2020 Stats SA announces further delay in the release of QLFS Q2 results Statistics South Africa regrets to announce a further delay in the release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS), Quarter 2 2020 results, in light of a new collection methodology imposed by COVID-19 restrictions. The national statistics office...

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M126 MILLION SPENT ON TSIKOANE WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION PROJECT

The Government of Lesotho has spent M126 Million on Tsikoane Water Supply and Sanitation Project to address water shortage at Tsikoane and nearby villages in the Leribe district. In his remarks during his site visit in Leribe, the Minister of Development Planning, Mr. Mochoboroane said it is a risk not to follow up projects to...

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MPITI-SEHLABATHEBE ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON TRACK

The Minister of Development Planning, Mr. Selibe Mochoboroane has expressed satisfaction over progress made on Mpiti-Sehlabathebe Road construction despite the challenges faced. The Minister revealed this during his project visit in Qacha’s Nek where he remarked that the project is on track as 19 percent of the work has been done, noting that the project...

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UN HANDS OVER PPE TO LESOTHO GOVERNMENT

The United Nations (UN) in Lesotho handed over a shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 diagnostics and patient management equipment to the Government of Lesotho through the Minister of Health, Mr. Motlatsi Maqelepo and the National COVID-19 Secretariat Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Thabo Khasipe at the Ministry of Health headquarters in Maseru....

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African Development Bank 2020 Annual Meetings: Governors’ Dialogue: a key moment of the meetings

27-Aug-2020 On the first day of the African Development Bank’s 2020 Annual Meetings, President Akinwumi Adesina on Wednesday 26 August 2020, outlined the Bank’s successes and challenges. During a virtual dialogue with the Governors of the Bank’s 81 member countries, Adesina highlighted the Bank’s efforts to ensure that African countries were cushioned against the worst...

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EBA spending on transport declines

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) and the Gautrain Management Agency were two of five transport institutions that cut spending in 2018/19. Total expenditure by extra-budgetary accounts and funds (EBAs) involved in transport fell by 3,5%, from R32,0 billion in 2017/18 to R30,9 billion in 2018/19.1 This is according to the latest Financial statistics of...

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2020 Annual meetings: Message from Ms. Niale Kaba

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Malawi: the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road now among the country’s safest roads, thanks to African Development Bank support

26-Aug-2020 A five-year project to rehabilitate the Mzuzu-Nkhata Bay road with African Development Bank financing has made the road one of Malawi’s safest, according to the project’s completion report. The project, began in 2013, wrapped up in 2018. The road was formerly very narrow and poorly maintained, and it required an hour and a half...

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2020 Annual meetings: A message from Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina

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2020 Annual meetings : Message from Ms. Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade

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Video: Secretary General of the African Development Bank Group explains what to expect for its 2020 Annual Meetings

24-Aug-2020 The highly communicable nature of the COVID-19 virus has forced the African Development Bank, like many international institutions, to move its 2020 Annual Meetings to an online, web-based format. The event will be held 25 to 27 August 2020, streamlined to address the most pertinent items for the Bank Group this year including the...

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PUBLIC HEALTH (COVID-19) (RISK DETERMINATION AND MITIGATION MEASURES) (NO. 3) REGULATIONS, 2020

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Consumer inflation rises to four-month high

Annual CPI inflation quickened to 3,2% in July from 2,2% in June as lockdown restrictions continued to ease. The monthly increase was 1,3%, the biggest monthly rise since February 2016 when the rate was 1,4%. The monthly move in July was driven largely by fuel prices and municipal tariffs. Motorists felt some pain as the...

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LIST OF PRINCIPAL SECRETARIES AND MINISTRIES

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Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series: Episode 2

Building back better after COVID-19: Moving towards a more sustainable and inclusive fashion industry on the continent Event location: Online What: Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series: Episode 2 Who: Gender, Women & Civil Society (AHGC) Department in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) When: Thursday, 3 September 2020: 10.00 -12.00 noon (GMT) Where: Online...

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Post COVID-19: Rebuilding Africa and strengthening its resilience against future economic shocks

By Charles Leyeka Lufumpa, Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management at the African Development Bank Group 24-Aug-2020 After demonstrating its resilience during the Ebola outbreak and the global financial crisis, Africa is once again facing a severe test of its strength and agility because of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

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POWER COLUMN 2nd Quarter 2020

Dear Stakeholders, A number of achievements were registered during the second quarter of the year and credit goes to all members of staff for their contributions in their various work stations and departments. In the reporting period, ZPC sent out a total of 1384.46GWh against a target of 1732.56GWh.  The output is 20.09% below target,...

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PUO EA MOHLOMPHEHI TONA-KHOLO, DR. MOEKETSI MAJORO MABAPI LE BOEMO BA COVID-19 LE MEHATO EA TAOLO E LOKELANG HO NKUOA NAKONG EA HAJOALE KA HAR’A NAHA 20 PHATO 2020

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Djibouti : la Banque africaine de développement renforce la résilience des populations rurales face à la sécheresse et aux changements climatiques (rapport)

21-Aug-2020 La phase I du Programme de résilience à la sécheresse et de développement des moyens de subsistance durables dans les pays de la Corne de l’Afrique (DRSLP I), exécutée entre 2013 et 2019, a permis d’améliorer la résilience des communautés rurales de Djibouti face à la sécheresse et aux changements climatiques, indique un rapport...

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PM ANNOUNCES RELAXATION OF LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS

The Prime Minister, Dr Moeketsi Majoro announced that some of the lockdown restrictions will be relaxed starting from Monday, August 23, 2020. Dr Majoro was addressing the nation on Lesotho Television (LTV) on Thursday evening. The eased restrictions follow the country’s move from COVID-19 colour Orange to Purple due to reduced reproduction rate from 2.04...

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24th Weekly Press Briefing on the Coronavirus disease outbreak

Thursday, August 20, 2020 – 11:00 to 12:30 Social Affairs africacdc AUCOVID19ResponseFund COVID19 AU FrontPage Department FrontPage Special Page Front Page Ethiopia Document Type: Videos...

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Update on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July

Stats SA will publish the July CPI on Wednesday, 26 August. The collection and compilation of the CPI for July was affected by COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Read here for more information....

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From farmer to business owner: Climate change project bears fr in Zambia

19-Aug-2020 How much impact can a simple borehole have on a small farming community? From more than doubled incomes to new sources of livelihoods, learn how a project in Zambia is transforming lives. For decades, Keith Hasimuna, 45, had been eking out a living farming in Mapobwe village in the Pemba district, in the Southern...

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The Commissioning and Handing Over of the African Continental Free Trade Area (Afcfta) Secretariat

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – 02:30 Trade and Industry The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, commissioned and handed over the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to the African Union (AU) Commission,marks a historic milestone in the road to fullfil the vision of our Founding Fathers for Continental Integration,...

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Video: AfDB Private Sector VP on country needs for better economic stabilization strategies

26-Jun-2020 Solomon Quaynor, the Vice President of Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization at the African Development Bank, says during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, private sector enterprises must receive immediate support from financiers before it is too late. VP Quaynor says that the Bank is working with governments to develop economic stabilization and resilience strategies. This...

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23rd Weekly Press Briefing on the Coronavirus disease outbreak

Thursday, August 13, 2020 – 11:00 to 12:00 Social Affairs africacdc AUCOVID19ResponseFund COVID19 WHAT: Africa CDC weekly engagement with members of the media to provide critical update on the coordinated efforts by African Union Member States to implement the joint continental strategy in response to COVID-19. It also highlights key steps taken to support the...

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South Africa in line for first-ever digital census

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will conduct a trial to the first ever digital census to be conducted in the country. The Census 2021 Trial, scheduled to start from 10 August – 06 September 2020 in selected areas around the country will test online and telephonic data collection to prepare for remote data collection in...

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South Africa in line for first ever digital census

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Quarterly Labour Force Survey (Q2: 2020) postponement

 MEDIA NOTICE                                                                                                                                                                         7 August 2020 Quarterly Labour Force Survey (Q2: 2020) postponement The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the 2nd quarter of 2020 were scheduled for release on 11 August 2020. However, given the fact that Stats SA collected Quarterly Labour Force (QLFS) data using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) for...

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Baking bad during lockdown

You’ve waited too long. Your friends have tried it, you’ve seen the videos, you’re feeling the FOMO. You roll up your sleeves – it is time to bake your own lockdown bread. The kitchen is ready. The ingredients are all set out. Two cups of boiling water – check! Instant yeast, brown sugar, salt, flour...

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Mandela Day

On the occasion of the Mandela Day, the HWSETA joins the rest of the world in honouring one of the greatest humanitarians of our time. This year we celebrate Mandela Day under unique circumstances – a global pandemic has seriously constrained the freedom of movement and association but there is still so much that can...

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