AfDB provides US$320,000 grant funding to mainstream gender under ECOWAS’ DFS

AfDB provides US$320,000 grant funding to mainstream gender under ECOWAS’ DFS

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has awarded a grant of $320,535 to the West African Monetary Agency to mainstream gender in ECOWAS’ core digital financial services (DFS) regulatory frameworks. The funds will support a gender gap analysis of several WAMA strategies including those for financial inclusion; gender disaggregation data analytics; digital […]

Tanzania Doubles Efforts to End Spread of HIV By 2030

Speaking during celebrations of ‘Zero Discrimination Day for people with HIV’, Ummy Nderiananga, the deputy minister for persons with disabilities, said a number of issues still need to be addressed to achieve the long-term goal of containing the spread of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) by 2030. Gains made in the HIV fight include amendments […]

Africa: Continent Nears 105,000 Covid-19 Deaths

Africa: Continent Nears 105,000 Covid-19 Deaths

As of March 4, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,923,942 . Reported deaths in Africa reached  104,679 and  3,502,616 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –  1,516,262 – and  50,366 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 484,753 ), Tunisia ( 235,008 ), Egypt ( 184,168 […]