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Agriculture driving Côte d’Ivoire’s economy

According to the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), growth should accelerate in the WAEMU economic region in the medium term. The increased production in the tertiary and secondary sectors remains crucial. These sectors should benefit from controlling the current health crisis in the Union and the continued implementation of the NDPs.

Growth in the Union is expected to drop from 6 per cent in 2021 to 5.9 per cent in 2022 before settling at 7.2 per cent in 2023. The contribution to growth from the tertiary sector should stand at 3.5 per cent in 2023, up by 0.3 points compared to 2022. The contribution of the secondary sector should grow by 0.9 points between the two years to settle at 2.6 per cent in 2023.…

President Kagame addresses the official opening of the CHOGM 2022
  • In renewing the commitments to end Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by 2030, Commonwealth heads pledged over $4 billion
  • Heads recognised that global financial support to halt and reverse biodiversity loss in the ocean and on land remains insufficient
  • Dedicating a ‘living land’ in respective countries would reinforce commitment to keep the rise in global average temperature below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels

The week-long Rwanda-hosted Commonwealth Wealth Heads of Government Meeting 2022 (CHOGM) came to a close in Kigali on June 25, 2022.

The summit which is held every two years – last held in 2018 in the UK due to the pandemic – was themed “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating and Transforming”, the first post COVID-19.

The summit was attended by over 50 heads of government and joined by business, philanthropy, royal and civil society leaders to reaffirm shared values and agree on actions

African Development Bank Group Grants Togo $5 Million for food security

Over the course of the two agricultural seasons that will comprise 2022 and 2023 in Togo, the country anticipates producing an additional 37,500 tonnes of grains. The food and nutrition security of approximately 120,000 additional people will be improved.

The National Food Security Agency, Management Pool and Agricultural Input Supply, the Advisory and Technical Support Institute, and the Agricultural Financing Incentive Mechanism are just some of the organisations that benefit from the comprehensive capacity-building component in the works for the Togolese agricultural sector.

The AfDB Group launched a US$1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production Facility on May 20, 2022, to address the effects of the war between Russia and Ukraine, leading to soaring food prices worldwide. The facility aims to provide agricultural seeds to 20 million producers across Africa.

This facility was launched in order to address the effects of the war between Russia and Ukraine, which has led to …

Gabon and Togo admitted into Commonwealth group of nations

Commonwealth along racial lines, but the body managed to forge a compromise at its Nigeria summit, appointing a seven-nation panel to monitor Zimbabwe’s progress towards improved democratic values.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government applied on May 15, 2018, to re-join the grouping, a year after toppling Mugabe through a military coup.

According to an article by the Independent dated June 17, 2022, Scotland subsequently deployed a Commonwealth team led by Ghana’s former president John Dramani Mahama to observe Zimbabwe’s 2018 elections.…

Africa Price for Engineering Innovation entrepreneurs.

The programme will facilitate access to the Royal Academy’s global network of experienced, high-profile and business experts, in addition to access to the alumni network upon completion of the programme.

Moreover, 2022 is the programme’s second consecutive year to render a digital experience, with rigorous support provided through person-to-person and group discussions.

Four finalists will pitch their revised and improved innovations and business plans to the judges in the presence of a live audience.…

The filariasis worm that causes elephantiasis. Nearly 4.5 million Tanzanians in Dar es Salaam have received two drugs in a first step towards eliminating elephantiasis.

Ending LF Elephantiasis as a public health problem in the three nations would make them the first cluster of countries in Africa to achieve the breakthrough.
This, following the announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in January 2020 that Malawi had eliminated the disease as the second country in Africa, after Togo in 2017.
Elephantiasis is a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) which causes swelling and disfigurement and has left thousands of East Africans permanently disabled.…

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African Ministers and Heads of Delegation of Ministries in charge of Housing and Urban Development, African Finance Ministers, the Directors and Management of Shelter Afrique, and representatives of international, regional and national institutions, the private sector and civil society, have agreed to enhance mechanisms for the mass production of decent and affordable housing in the continent to achieve social and economic development.

During a three-day summit at the 40th Annual General Assembly of shelter-Afrique that was held in Yaunde Cameroon, the participants resolved to address the challenges that have hindered the efforts to provide decent and affordable housing in Africa.

In a research concluded by the Shelter-Afrique, a pan African housing finance and development institution, shows that the overall shortage of housing in Africa is estimated at 56 million housing units with out of this, more than 90 per cent are in affordable housing bracket.

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Cocoa beans. The world’s biggest cocoa producers have led a successful cocoa revolution in West Africa by dictating the prices for the commodity.

Up to 50 million people around the world, including around five million smallholder farmers, depend on cocoa which is essential to their livelihoods. 

Africa is the world’s major cocoa producer with West African nations—Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Togo—producing an estimated 70 per cent of the world’s cocoa on 1.5 million farms. The majority of the crop comes from small farms of between three to five hectares. 

Producing cocoa is backbreaking for the cocoa farmers yet they do not earn enough from the product that is a global on-demand ingredient. Most farmers are unable to cover their basic needs despite the fact that the worldwide chocolate market is valued at US$103 billion.…