Ruto, Kikwete, Other Leaders Headline African Persons of the Year Ceremony – Addis Ababa 2024
PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom, 1 February 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- President William Ruto of Kenya and former President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania are set to headline the 12th African Persons of the Year Ceremony, a highly-anticipated event billed for 22 – 23 February 2024 at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel in Addis... Read more
FBS Analysts Warn of Bitcoin Downturn Ahead
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 1 February 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  FBS analysts project a looming downturn for Bitcoin as the market players await the upcoming Federal Reserve’s key rate cut in 2024. This tendency signals the rising probability of the BTCUSD’s closing bullish trend, as rate hikes frequently influence risk assets such... Read more
Discrimination against young African diasporans in France, U.K. and U.S. is driving interest and connection towards Africa, a new report
NAIROBI, Kenya, 1 February 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- What’s it like being an African youth in the diaspora? According to the new Being African: How Africans Experience the Diaspora report, diasporic African youths experience different types of discrimination — exoticization in France, microaggressions in the UK, and surveillance and profiling in the... Read more
Italy announces $6 billion plan to strengthen partnership with Africa at Italy-Africa Summit
ROME, Italy, 31 January 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-The government of Italy unveiled a near US$6 billion plan to support African development at a one-day Italy-Africa plan in Rome on Monday. African Development Bank Group President Dr Akinwumi Adesina joined 25 African leaders and European Union officials at the summit. The summit—which took... Read more
WHO and partners call for renewed global efforts to unite, act and eliminate neglected tropical diseases
RTI Fights NTDs – Checking for lymphatic filariasis in Northern Haiti Commemorating World NTD Day 2024 Geneva, Switzerland, 30 January 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-On World Neglected Tropical Disease Day 2024, WHO is calling on everybody, including leaders and communities, to unite and act to address and eliminate the inequalities that... Read more
Global Gateway: European Commission and African Development Bank Group unlock new funding for African infrastructure projects
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 29 January 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- On the sidelines of this week’s Italy-Africa Summit, the European Commission (EC) and the African Development Bank Group have formalised a new Financial Framework Partnership Agreement to boost investments in infrastructure projects in Africa. The European Union’s contribution to co-finance operations with... Read more
World Malaria Report 2023: A call for concerted action to address growing threats
By Dr. Martin Lukindu, Postdoctoral Researcher, Target Malaria, Uganda Virus Research Institute LAGOS, Nigeria, 25 January 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2023, released at the end of 2023, paints a concerning picture of the global state of malaria in 2022. Despite continued efforts, malaria remains a... Read more
SEATTLE, WA, January 25, 2024 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- In his annual letter published today, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman called for philanthropists to give more and give now to meet the unprecedented challenges nations across the globe face in combatting poverty, eradicating disease, and fighting inequality. In the years... Read more
African Development Bank launches a new USD 2 billion 4.125% 3-year Social Global Benchmark due 25 February 2027
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 24 January, 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-The African Development Bank, rated Aaa/AAA/AAA/AAA (Moody’s/S&P/Fitch/Japan Credit Rating, all stable), has launched and priced a USD 2 billion 3-year Social Global Benchmark due 25 February 2027, its first social bond issued under its new Sustainable Bond Framework, established in September... Read more
Follow every minute of AFCON while competing for up to 180,000 prizes with Opera Mini’s new Shake and Win
OSLO, Norway, 23 January, 2024 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Global web innovator Opera is ready to follow the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a new edition of its popular “Shake and Win.” Kicking off today, the campaign will run for four weeks in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa and feature... Read more