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Calls to eliminate malaria

Calls to eliminate malaria

Calls to eliminate malaria Key players need to tackle a funding shortfall to end malaria in southern Africa by 2030. Goodbye Malaria, a social benefit organisation, has called on government, business, and non-profit sectors to work together to eliminate malaria in southern Africa by 2030. Goodbye Malaria is an African-run initiative with the goal of […]

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Funding Africa’s impact projects

Funding Africa’s impact projects

Funding Africa’s impact projects One of Africa’s leading banks will invest close to USD100-million in impact projects across Africa. Last week, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) announced that it has invested in Acre Export Finance Fund I which targets commercial debt tranches of Export Credit Agency (ECA) transactions supporting climate-aligned infrastructure in Africa. The fund has

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Opportunities for Angola/Brazil collaboration

Opportunities for Angola/Brazil collaboration Angola’s privatisation has opened opportunities for investors. Brazil is a strategic partner. Brazil’s trade with Africa surged by 33.7% in 2022, reaching nearly USD21.5-billion, up from USD15.9-billion in 2021. This increase presents an opportunity for Angola to deepen its economic ties with Brazil as the country aims to increase oil production

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Sustainability attracts clients and top talent

Sustainability attracts clients and top talent  Agriculture, food production and food retail companies that contribute to sustainability in South Africa can attract more customers and top talent, says Dr Achieng Ojwang, executive director of the United Nations Global Compact Network South Africa (GCNSA). The GCNSA is a corporate sustainability platform tasked with compiling South Africa’s

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Benin advances climate action to drive sustainable development

Benin advances climate action to drive sustainable development  Romuald Wadagni, Minister of Economy and Finance for Benin and Margaret Kim, CEO of Gold Standard, a standards body that operates in the carbon market, met in Benin last week to discuss their collaborative work on sustainable development.  Gold Standard and the government of Benin established a

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Adesina says South Africa is bankable

Adesina says South Africa is bankable The African Development Bank has put its faith in South Africa by committing USD2.8-billion over the next five years. A large chunk of this funding will go towards transforming the country’s energy sector.  The funding will support public and private sector investments especially in the priority areas of agriculture,

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