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IFC Invests in Advans Ghana to Support Smaller Businesses in Ghana: Loan is IFC’s First Local Currency Funding in Ghana.
09-23-2010 | 13:03:42
  IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced it will invest in Advans Ghana Savings and Loans Limited to help the microfinance institution ...


Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Sierra Leone
09-23-2010 | 13:00:16
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Sierra Leone during September 8-21, 2010 to conduct discussions for the 2010 Article IV consultation ...


Equity Bank wins best perfoming Investor Award
09-22-2010 | 14:00:01
Equity Bank has been named the best performing Africa Investor 40 Company in this year’s African Investor Series Awards held at the New York Stock Exchange. ...


ExxonMobil Expands Support for Technologies That Help Women in Developing Countries
09-22-2010 | 13:58:43
Exxon Mobil Corporation today announced a $1 million commitment at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to invest in the expansion of high impact, sustainable ...


Heineken honoured for its contribution to alleviating poverty
09-22-2010 | 13:57:05
During the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit hosted by the United Nations, Heineken received the 2010 World Business and Development (WBD) Award ...


THE COCA-COLA COMPANY PLEDGES TO EMPOWER 5 MILLION WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BY 2020
09-22-2010 | 13:55:32
At a plenary session on empowering women at the Clinton Global Initiative, Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company, ...


IFC Supports Higher Education in Namibia with Investment in Trustco Finance Limited
09-22-2010 | 13:53:49
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing an 80 million South African rand ($10.9 million) loan to Namibia’s Trustco Finance Limited to help ...


KCB Donates Kshs. 1 Million towards Preservation of the Lamu Sea Front
09-22-2010 | 13:52:08
The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) today received KShs1 million from KCB Foundation in support of its project to pave the Lamu Seafront Promenade. ...


'Year of the Bat' gives wings to world's only flying mammals
09-22-2010 | 13:50:19
They save the farming industry millions of dollars each year, help sustain the world's forests and, in some countries, are a major tourist attraction. ...


IFC Seeks South African Applicants for Young Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition
09-22-2010 | 13:48:34
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, along with IBM South Africa and Business Partners, invite young South Africans to submit their innovative business ...


Africa: Gains on Anti-poverty Goals Associated with Bold and Innovative Policies
09-22-2010 | 13:42:34
  Africa has made steady progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a report launched today by the African Union Commission (AUC), ...


QUALITIES OF AN ENTERPRENEUR
09-20-2010 | 14:45:51
  Being an entrepreneur is about more than just starting a business or two, it is about having attitude and the drive to succeed in business. All successful ...


Rwanda Implements UN-Supported Climate Adaptation Plan: Relocating Communities from High-Risk Zones
09-20-2010 | 14:38:38
  Once home to populations of Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys, the sloping terrain of Rwanda's Gishwati Forest has in recent decades suffered severe ...


Zambian High Commissioner Commends UBA’s Commitment to the Growth of African Economies
09-17-2010 | 16:24:10
The Zambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, His Excellency Alex Luhila has commended the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc for the critical role the bank ...


Bharti Airtel and IBM Join Forces to Transform Emerging African Mobile Communications Market and Fuel Economic Development Across the Continent
09-17-2010 | 16:23:00
In a move that will accelerate the transformation of African mobile communications and positively impact the speed of economic development across the ...


African Airlines General Assembly To be Held in Addis Ababa
09-17-2010 | 16:18:05
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has announced that its 42nd Annual General Assembly (AGA) will be held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa ...


Africa expected to pass North America as the third largest producer of oil by 2011 – PwC
09-17-2010 | 16:16:10
PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) survey, ‘Energy & Utilities: The Africa Oil & Gas Survey 2010’, shows that the African Oil & Gas energy sector was not ...


AfDB Approves USD 47.70 Million for Electricity Supply to 423 localities in Cameroon
09-17-2010 | 16:10:59
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, approved UA* 31.64 million ...


AfDB Supports Infrastructure Development in Tunisia: Approves € 236 Million for Road Programme
09-17-2010 | 16:05:12
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Board of Directors has approved a € 236-million loan to the Republic of Tunisia to finance the country’s Roads ...


Building Peace and Democracy in Africa – Women must be Equal Partners!
09-15-2010 | 16:41:20
  As Africa commemorates the International Day of Democracy on 15th September and the Peace Day on 21st September, the African Women’s Development and ...