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AFC Invests €174 Million In 44-MW Singrobo-Ahouaty Hydroelectric Power And Transmission Project In Côte D’ivoire

Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC” or the “Corporation”), the leading infrastructure development finance institution in Africa, is pleased to announce financial close of a bridge loan facility contracted by Ivoire Hydro Energy (“IHE”) for the construction of the 44-MW Singrobo-Ahouaty hydroelectric power project (“SAHP” or the “Singrobo-Ahouaty Hydropower Project”) and associated infrastructure. AFC’s commitment towards IHE […]

'Systematic torture and rape' in Zimbabwe

A violent crackdown continued yesterday in Zimbabwe as rights groups alleged that women had been raped during house-to-house searches, while the government criticised a report by its own rights commission that said security forces had used “systematic torture”. Zimbabweans say abuses have not calmed since President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday denounced the violence as “unacceptable”. […]

Biggest protests ‘in memory’ hit Sudan

Security forces have clashed with demonstrators in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, as anti-government protests take place across the country. Riot police have used tear gas to try to break up the large rallies. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) says there have been demonstrations in at least 50 places around the country. Journalist Zeinab Mohammed Salih told […]

Africa Top10 News

1WEF Comes to Africa Ethiopia has been confirmed as the first country in Africa to host the World Economic Forum’s Annual International meeting, in 2020, it is usually hosted at Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The founder of the forum, Prof Klaus Schwab and Prime Minister, Mr. Abiy Ahmed discussed the importance of a collaborative approach among government, […]

DR Congo profile

The recent history of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been one of civil war and corruption. DR Congo is a vast country with immense economic resources and, until recently, has been at the centre of what some observers call “Africa’s world war”, with widespread civilian suffering the result. The war claimed an […]

South Africa Leader, Wooing Investors, Pledges End to Corruption

LONDON — South Africa’s president said Wednesday that his corruption-ridden party, the African National Congress, had lost its founding values and now faced a “Damascus moment” in trying to regain the people’s confidence and support. “We have said to ourselves: ‘We cannot carry on like this. We have deviated from the values and the principles […]

Zimbabwe’s Afro-jazz legend dies

Oliver Mtukudzi, one of Zimbabwe’s most renowned musicians, has died aged 66 after a four-decade career. He came to prominence in the 1970s as one of voices of the revolution fighting white-minority rule. His lyrics often carried social messages about HIV/Aids and coded political commentary. His 2001 song Wasakara, meaning “You Are Too Old”, was […]

Fourteen Workers Die In Rwanda After A Mine Collapse

Fourteen people have been killed in a tin mine in eastern Rwanda after a hill collapsed on them following heavy rains, officials said. “Because of recent rainfall in the area, part of the hill nearby collapsed and 14 miners who were getting ready for work were buried by land,” Fred Mufuruke, governor of Eastern province, told Reuters […]