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World Bank to expand health services to 1.5 billion people – etbaba.com

The World Bank Group today announced an ambitious plan to support countries in delivering quality, affordable health services to 1.5 billion people by 2030. This is part of a larger global effort to provide a basic standard of care through every stage of a person’s life—infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. For decades, the World Bank …

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AfDB inaugurates regional office building in Cameroon – etbaba.com

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has inaugurated an ultramodern regional office building in Yaoundé, Cameroon in a move that reaffirms its commitment to Central Africa’s development course. Joseph Dion Ngute, Prime Minister of Cameroon, and Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, the Bank Group’s Vice-President for the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, led the opening ceremony held …

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Afreximbank invests in Bloom Africa Holdings Limited – etbaba.com

The Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), Afreximbank’s impact investment subsidiary, has announced its investment into Bloom Africa Holdings Limited (BAHL), a regional financial services platform operating across West Africa. BAHL holds interests in multiple financial institutions across Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Liberia operating as Bloom Bank Africa. These institutions function as full-service commercial …

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Indebtedness, conflicts affect growth in North Africa. Middle East – etbaba.com

The World Bank’s new Middle East and North Africa Economic Update, entitled Conflict and Debt in the Middle East and North Africa, shows that lackluster growth, rising indebtedness and heightened uncertainty due to the conflict in the Middle East are impacting economies across the region. According to the report, MENA economies are expected to return …

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Morocco to outline its clean energy prospects – etbaba.com

Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) Acting CEO Tarik Hamane will outline the country’s clean energy prospects at the upcoming Invest in African Energy (IAE) forum, taking place in Paris in May 2024. The privately-owned company was established by the state to foster a competitive renewable energy sector, initially overseeing the implementation of Morocco’s solar …

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New initiative invests in adolescent girls in East Africa – etbaba.com

A new program launched today in East Africa marks a significant opportunity for advocates championing the bodily autonomy of adolescent girls. Women Deliver – a global leader in advancing gender equality and the bodily autonomy of girls and women – is launching the inaugural cohort of its new Emerging Leaders for Change program in the …

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Congo Republic joins Organization of Southern Cooperation – etbaba.com

The Republic of Congo has consolidated its full membership status of the Organization of Southern Cooperation (OSC) with the depositing of the Instrument of Acceptance by Daniel Owassa, Ambassador of the Republic of the Congo to Ethiopia, and Permanent Representative to the African Union. The Instrument of Acceptance was received by Secretary-General Manssour Bin Mussallam …

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USAID launches new health program in Ethiopia – etbaba.com

The United States launched a new program that will engage Ethiopian communities in health-related decision-making, to improve knowledge and understanding of their rights, available services, and fee structures, so that they can manage their own health. The $35 million dollar project is designed to ensure that all community members, including the most marginalized, have access …

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