It is decided, even jurors: the African Development Bank (AfDB) finally returned to Abidjan after spending 11 years in a temporary headquarters in Tunis.
Its president, Donald Kaberuka made the announcement Tuesday at a press conference. “The security conditions are sufficient to settle permanently “ , he has reassured before announcing “the holding of first board Sept. 8, 2014. It’s been 11 years that the ADB was forced by the crisis to leave Ivory Coast. Today, Bad is back, officially, Côte d’Ivoire. “
Maputo — “Your granary will never be filled by your neighbour.” This is a Mozambican saying that was used by Graca Michel, member of International Panel of Elders and a former Mozambican minister of education, to illustrate the point that Africa cannot rely on outside help to achieve food security. Read more →
E-commerce in Africa is set to receive a boost as United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has introduced an online payments and collections platform tagged U-bills. The online payment platform has been enabled in all the 19 countries where UBA has operations.
In Concourse Village in the Bronx, Sylvester Donkor, left, and Ataa Serwaa, immigrants from Ghana, waiting for a cab to church. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times
Threatened with arrest in 2009, Lamin F. Bojang fled Gambia after publicly contradicting its president’s claims that he could cure AIDS. Now 31, Mr. Bojang lives in Concourse Village in the Bronx with his wife and 2-year-old son and works as a receptionist at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, while working toward a bachelor’s degree in political science at City College.
Revised figures show that Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy
YEMI KALE, Nigeria’s statistician-general, is not the type of person to be in any way associated with the sort of double-your-money scams his country is known for. Yet on April 6th he found himself explaining that his estimate for Nigeria’s GDP in 2013 had been revised from 42.4 trillion naira to 80.2 trillion naira ($510 billion), an 89% increase. Sceptics might assume that the remarkable new numbers have been fiddled. In fact, it is the old ones that were dodgy. Read more →