2019 Africa Investment Forum kicks off delivering on the promise to redefine and unpack the continent’s investment opportunities

    • $500 million equity closed for the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund to speed up investments in agriculture
    • Financial close for the Africa Guarantee Fund $175 Equity transaction to... More >>

2019 Africa Visa Openness Index: African Union Commission, African Development Bank report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

    - For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival - Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open... More >>

2019 African Investment Forum builds on 2018 successes, attracts growing international interest

By African Development Bank
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 12 2019 (IPS-Partners)

The Africa Investment Forum is making phenomenal progress in attracting interest from all over the world since launching at the Sandton Convention Centre last year. The... More >>

Nairobi Summit to Redouble Efforts to Urgently Deal with Reproductive Rights for Women and Girls

ICPD25 opening, Crown Princess Mary from Denmark with... More >>

Criminalising dissent: What about muzzling opinions?

By Qadaruddin Shishir
Nov 9 2019 (IPS-Partners)

(The Daily Star) – Holding or expressing opinions that do not go along the lines of the State is criminalised by law in many countries including ours. And the State often translates here as “people... More >>

Central America – Fertile Ground for Human Trafficking

An older woman panhandles on a street in San Salvador. Criminal trafficking groups take advantage...<a href= More >>