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AfDB’s agricultural transformation strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of additional food production

AfDB’s agricultural transformation strategy to guarantee 513 million tons of additional food production

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge and innovation-based response to the recognized need of scaling up proven technologies across Africa. Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest and readiness to participate in TAAT, […]

Adesina to set up fund for young farmers with US $250,000 World Food Prize money

“I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim Dr. Akinwumi Adesina as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.” With these words, the Governor of the State of Iowa, Kim Reynolds, officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, on behalf of the […]

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GE Africa CEO wins prestigious Princeton in Africa award

Jay Ireland, CEO & President of GE Africa was one of two to receive a Princeton in Africa award at the program’s annual gala awards which was held yesterday in New York. Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering year-long fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations […]

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Africa holds the key for feeding 9 billion people by 2050 – Adesina

President of the African Development Bank and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says Africa holds the key for feeding the nine billion people that will inhabit this planet by 2050. Dr. Adesina said this during his Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered on World Food Day. The Laureate also called for land tax for […]

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AfDB urges African leaders to make agriculture attractive to young Africans

On the occasion of the 2017 World Food Day, the African Development Bank has highlighted how Africa’s food security depends on attracting young people to agriculture and agribusiness. The sector can potentially create wealth and employment for African youth, thereby stemming migration. World Food Day, celebrated yearly on October 16, promotes worldwide awareness and action […]

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Ex-world soccer star George Weah wins Liberia presidency

Former World, European and African Footballer of the Year, George Weah, has won Liberia presidential elections. Weah was contesting the elections for the second time after his unsuccessful 2005 bid against outgoing president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first female president in Africa. The Ex-Chelsea and Manchester City star takes over from ‘Africa’s Iron Lady’ Johnson-Sirleaf who steps […]

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Odinga pulls out of Kenya election re-run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October’s election re-run. Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll after finding irregularities and declaring it “neither transparent […]

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The Crocodile: The most feared man in Zimbabwe

By Brian Mulenga Emmerson Mnangagwa is the most feared man in Zimbabwe and he is the Vice President. Well here are some little-known facts about the man:- Emmerson Mnangagwa though he was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in Mumbwa then later Matero Emmerson Mnangagwa may have held Zambian nationality at one time. Emmerson Mnangagwa went […]

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Nissan distributor continues its winning streak

Japan Motors Trading Company (Japan Motors), Nissan’s sole distributor in Ghana,  continued its award-winning run when it was crowned 2016’s Motor Firm of the Year Award for a third consecutive time. The Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) conferred the award at the Institute’s Marketing Awards ceremony in Accra on September 23, 2017. Japan Motors […]

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The Obscure imprints of the German Elections

The German elections of September 24th, 2017, due to the country’s specific political, financial and historical strength, have undoubtedly been at the center of international and European interest.Their results were marked by the winning of the Christian Union CDU / CSU led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, even with a lower percent, -33%, while in the […]

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