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2 Ethiopian startups are in the running for TAW (Tech African Women) prize

The TAW (Tech African Women) program, launched by the UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) in partnership with Betacube, closed its 3-day Ethiopian bootcamp on September 9th, 2022. The event was organized in partnership with AdoreAddis and the two Ethiopian winning startups were each awarded the program’s participation prize of $2,000. The selection process […]

Tanzanian startups nominated for TAW final in Ethiopia

The TAW (Tech African Women) program, launched by the UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) in partnership with Betacube, closed its 3-day Tanzanian bootcamp on the 31st of August 2022. The two Tanzanian winning startups were awarded the program’s participation prize, with $2,000 for the first winner Ujana. The selection was based on the […]

The rapid rate of competition law developments across Africa

By Lerisha Naidu, Partner, Angelo Tzarevski, Associate Director, Sphesihle Nxumalo, Associate and Zareenah Rasool, Associate, Competition & Antitrust Practice, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg Baker McKenzie’s latest Africa Competition Report 2022 provides a detailed analysis and overview of recent developments in competition law enforcement and competition policy in 32 African jurisdictions and regional bodies. The Report outlines how, over […]

Global Cities Report – Five strategic imperatives for city leaders

Last year’s edition of the Kearney Annual Global Cities report provided a revealing overview of urban centres amid the unprecedented public health catastrophe of the COVID-19 outbreak. A stark snapshot was painted of a volatile, increasingly fragmented environment characterized by fierce competition among cities for status, a situation acutely exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. “The […]

African Growth and Opportunity Act eligibility requirements under review in three African countries

By Virusha Subban, Partner and Head of Indirect Tax, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg On 2 November 2021, US President Joe Biden announced that three African countries would be terminated from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade preference program, unless they took urgent action to meet statutory eligibility criteria by 1 January 2022. The three […]

Underwriting facility set to energise geothermal development in Kenya and Ethiopia

FSD Africa, the UK Government’s flagship financial sector programme in Africa, and Parhelion, a UK-based specialist energy and climate risk finance advisory company, have today announced plans to launch a first-of-its-kind underwriting facility, backed by East African insurers, to de-risk early-stage development of geothermal energy projects with the capacity to significantly expand electricity access and energy sector […]

Increasing competition policy enforcement across Africa

By Angelo Tzarevski, Associate Director, and Zareenah Rasool, Candidate Attorney, Competition & Antitrust Practice, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg Competition policy continues to be viewed by regulators as a key driver of economic growth globally. Across Africa, competition policy enforcement is increasingly being employed as a tool to boost economic performance and promote the revitalization of trade […]

DW Akademie Film Development Fund – Tanzania and Uganda – Applications Open

Promoting film production in the Global South From September 14, 2021, filmmakers from Tanzania and Uganda are invited to apply for film development funding and training offered by DW Akademie. The German media development organization DW Akademie is looking for filmmakers from Uganda and Tanzania who have already made one or more films and would like […]

USAID Awards $500,000 to Local Organizations in Africa and Europe to Address Gender-Based Violence

Download logo The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $500,000 to grantees in North Macedonia, South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, and Bosnia and Herzegovina for projects that will reduce gender-based violence (GBV). Through the Collective Action to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (CARE-GBV) Small Grants Program, the grantees will build organizational cultures that promote self-care and wellness […]

Ethiopia: ICRC scales up lifesaving medical support to respond to increased armed violence in several parts of the country

Download logo Hospitals have been receiving and treating an increasing number of wounded people, following armed clashes in different parts of the country. While dealing with the influx of wounded, a number of them have reached out to the ICRC for support. “Many communities have been significantly affected by the ongoing violence, especially in places […]

Coronavirus – Africa announces the rollout of 400m vaccine doses to the African Union Member States and the Caribbean

Download logo His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and African Union (AU) COVID-19 Champion, is pleased to announce the start of monthly shipments of vaccines acquired by the AU / African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to the AU Member States today. An initiative by the AU Member States to […]

FAO provides cash plus livestock and agriculture packages to cushion vulnerable households from the desert locust invasion

The desert locust invasion in Somalia has significantly affected the country’s food security, with successive generations of swarms destroying vital crops and pastures. Compounding the situation were floods, cyclones, droughts and the emerging socio-economic impact of coronavirus disease 2019. To provide immediate relief as well as sustained access to nutritious food sources for vulnerable households to help them recover […]

Ethiopian Migrants Awaiting Safe Passage Home Fly from Sana’a to Addis Ababa

Download logo The International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the authorities in Sana’a and Government of Ethiopia, successfully transported 79 Ethiopian migrants, including 19 women and 14 children from Sana’a, Yemen to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today (03/08) in its first Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) flight from Sana’a Yemen since 2019. “IOM stands ready and willing to […]

Press statement on the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC)’s visit to Ethiopia

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, concluded his six-day visit to Ethiopia yesterday evening, his first official mission since he assumed office in mid-July. While in Ethiopia, the humanitarian chief held constructive meetings with the Federal Government, the Amhara regional president, the African Union, and the humanitarian and diplomatic community. […]

The African Union Commission and TRAFFIC Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade and Support Development

Download logo Protecting Africa’s wildlife from unstainable and illegal harvest and trade and the contribution legal trade and use can provide towards livelihoods and development of Africa’s people is at the heart of a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding between TRAFFIC and the African Union Commission (AUC). Under this agreement, the parties will collaborate to […]

Security Alert: Update on Security Situation in Tigray and Sections of Afar and Amhara

Download logo Access to telephone and internet in the Tigray region remains cut.  Availability of basic services, including electricity, is spotty.  Reports of interruptions to essential items, such as food, fuel, and money, persist.  The U.S. Embassy is unable to contact American citizens in the region. The U.S. Embassy continues to closely track developments and to assess […]

Security Alert: Update on Security Situation in Tigray and Sections of Afar and Amhara

Download logo Access to telephone and internet in the Tigray region remains cut.  Availability of basic services, including electricity, is spotty.  Reports of interruptions to essential items, such as food, fuel, and money, persist.  The U.S. Embassy is unable to contact American citizens in the region. The U.S. Embassy continues to closely track developments and to assess […]

SITA Passenger Self Services Land At Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Ethiopia

SITA has announced a new technology deployment offering passengers enhanced check-in and bag drop self-services with Ethiopian Airlines at Bole International Airport (ADD). The deployment, which features SITA Smart Path Drop & Fly baggage solution, has been implemented in the new extension of the check-in area with international passengers of Ethiopian Airlines benefitting from the service. SITA’s […]

Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 Reported Cases in Ethiopia (01 August 2021)

Daily: Laboratory Test: 4,547 Cases: 200 Severe Cases: 240       New Deaths: 5         Recovery: 87 Total: Laboratory Test: 3,023,600 Active Cases: 12,586 Total Cases: 280,565 Total Deaths: 4,390          Total Recovery: 263,587     Total Vaccinated: 2,220,183 Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia. Media […]

United States Strengthens Efforts to Fight Famine in Tigray, Ethiopia with More Than $149 million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance

Download logo In response to growing needs in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the United States is providing more than $149 million in additional humanitarian assistance, including more than $105 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The United States is the largest single donor of humanitarian aid to the Tigray response efforts, providing […]

African Continental Free Trade Area Strongly supports bid of Made in Africa to buy Vlisco

It has been brought to the attention of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat (https://AfCFTA.au.int) that our strategic partner, a leading African financial institution supported a $200 million bid by Made in Africa to purchase Vlisco, a textile company that sells almost exclusively in Africa. Whilst we respect the rights of parties in a private […]