By Mabingue Ngom – Demographic data drives and defines the core functions of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The primacy of data is of great importance to any nation as it defines and sets the parameters of economic and social development planning. Data plays a central role in the population variable in sectoral policies.
With the aim of helping the poorest countries fight against the spread of COVID-19, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved relief on debt service for 25 member countries including 19 in Africa.
At least 550,000 babies are thought to have died as a result of armed conflict between 2013 and 2017 in the 10 worst-affected countries, according to new analysis by Save the Children — an average of well over 100,000 every year.
The Africa Union Commission (AUC) urges international development partners of the continent to finance its Greet Green Wall program, which aims to restore one billion hectares of African forest by 2063 with a total investment of some $200 billion.
The global trade enabler DP World has signed a 20-year concession with an automatic 20-year extension with the Republic of Mali to build and operate a 1000-hectare modern logistics hub outside of Bamako, the capital and largest city of Mali.