By Mekonnen Teshome – Kampala, Ugannda – Scientists working for the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) say that they are conducting research and clinical trials to find safer, efficacious and more patient friendly treatment for various Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD).
There is likely to be more rainfall in Ethiopia and South Sudan, which has the potential to cause flooding, a new report said.
By Devika Jyothi – Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) took part in the 10th All African Leather Fair (AALF) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Through its participation, SITA enabled beneficiary East African tanneries to access new markets and strengthen their intra-African trade linkages.
The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ms. Vera Songwe calls on Africa leaders for the protection of Africa’s intellectual property rights.
Fifteen teams of a total of 32 emerging African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. The 2018 cohort of Social Venture Challenge winners include projects based in Kenya, Gambia, Uganda, Somaliland, Ghana, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, and Lebanon.
By Andualem Sisay Gessesse – The 26th Nile Council of Ministers has agreed to institutionalize and regularize the Nile Basin Heads of State Summit.
Uganda becomes the first African country to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), which will offer protection to new small and mid-sized renewable energy projects (up to 50 MW) in Sub-Sahara Africa.
A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders today announced completion of the refinancing of more than $400 million loans of Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), aiming to help reduce electricity costs in Uganda.
The International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA) project has implemented several initiatives over the past months including Rwanda’s first dried chilli export to India.
The east African coast plays an increasingly significant role in the global heroin trade. Heroin is shipped from Afghanistan via a network of maritime routes stretching along East and Southern Africa. Known as the ‘southern route’, this trade corridor is increasingly used by drug traffickers as a route for illicit shipment to Western Europe.
Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda offer investors a reward score above the African continent’s average, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks and Oxford Economics.
Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa (ERI), new report by the African Development Bank measures the level of development of regulatory frameworks in 15 African countries. The report identifies areas in which improvement is most needed in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is set organized a two days meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to discuss on a regional fisheries and aquaculture strategy (RFAS) for 2016-2020 it has developed. Experts in fisheries from IGAD member states: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda are expected to reflect on the strategy.