Posts tagged as AfDB

New tool to assess resilience and fragility in African countries

The African Development Bank has created and refined a new tool to diagnose fragility in countries, considering their capacities and pressures they may be under. Called the Country Resilience and Fragility Assessment (CRFA), the tool offers a new method of assessing resilience and fragility using seven key criteria: political inclusiveness, safety and security, justice, the […]

Development bank to drive Africa’s solar development

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a joint declaration with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to promote the development of solar energy in Africa. The joint declaration recognises the bank’s leadership in working with several parties including governments, the private sector and bilateral and multilateral energy sector initiatives to develop the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa. The joint declaration, which was signed in the presence of the […]

Telecoms in Africa – September 2016

  Connecting 13-million more in rural Tanzania The GSM Association (GSMA) launched an active infrastructure sharing initiative in East Africa, between mobile network operators (MNOs) Airtel, Millicom and Vodacom. The MNOs will launch six 3G pilot sites across Tanzania to test the sustainable provision of mobile broadband services to 13-million people in rural areas of […]

Telecoms developments in Africa – July 2016

  Broadband for southern Africa Avanti Communications Group signed a two-year contract extension with Imarasat, to enable growth in consumer, SME and enterprise markets across 14 countries in southern Africa. The company will target SME markets in countries such as Kenya. Roughly 1,1-million Kenyan SMEs contribute 45% to its economy. Nearly 75% of them don’t […]