Pamoja AFCON Bid 2027

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) over bids from Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Botswana, and Egypt. The East Africa joint bid, commonly called the “Pamoja AFCON Bid,” has won the hosting rights for the 2027 AFCON as Morocco takes the rights for the 2025 showpiece.

CAF president Patrice Motsepe announced the news on Wednesday morning, 27 September, shortly after the body held an executive committee meeting in its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Recommendations from several nations boosted the East Africa Pamoja AFCON Bid. In a move that will elate East African sports enthusiasts, the CAF Executive Committee chose the Pamoja Afcon Bid.…

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At the just-ending United Nations General Assembly, the Unstoppable Africa Summit showcased a group of exceptional young African women who are reshaping the narrative of Africa’s global influence.

These three remarkable individuals represent the forefront of a transformative era, one marked by innovation, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of a continent on the cusp of a new era.

Chido Mpemba, the youngest senior official ever appointed in the African Union and the cabinet’s youngest diplomat epitomizes Africa’s boundless youth potential. She advocates for amplifying the voices …

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  • However, the continent faces challenges in fully harnessing its energy resources and transitioning to cleaner sources.
  • The upcoming Tanzania Energy Congress serves as a critical platform for discussions and collaborations shaping the region’s energy future.

Energy in Africa presents both untapped potential and significant challenges hindering growth. The continent possesses vast natural gas and oil reserves, offering opportunities for economic advancement.

However, the current energy mix relies heavily on fossil fuels, demanding substantial investments in capital and technology, which Africa requires urgently.

Despite its resource wealth, Africa has struggled to fully harness its oil and gas potential, especially in the face of global shifts towards cleaner energy sources. Partnerships within the industry have historically fallen short, but lessons from past agreements can guide more productive collaborations.

Africa has the potential to emulate successful partnerships, such as …

  • The World Bank says Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are showing strength in social policies on inclusion and structural reforms, but economic woes and wars are slowing progress.
  • In terms of regional disparities, 2022 witnessed a widening gap between Western and Central Africa and Eastern and Southern Africa.
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Economies in Africa are making significant steps in structural economic reforms as well as social policies on inclusion, but wars and persistent economic woes threaten to wipe out the gains.

Last year, a survey by the World Bank on poor countries shows that countries in Sub-Saharan Africa made considerable progress in institution both economic and social protection measures.

The World Bank’s Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) is as an annual tool designed for countries eligible for financial support from the International Development Association (IDA), an

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The African continent, with its diverse cultures, landscapes, and economic potential, has been on a journey of transformation and development. Mozambique, a nation nestled on the southeastern coast of Africa, is no exception.

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This grant will finance the implementation of Mozambique’s Economic Acceleration and Governance Support …

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World leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), to rebuild trust, reignite solidarity among nations and rescue the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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