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World Bank on COVID-19 in Africa: Can Safety Nets Ease Social and Economic Impacts?

Across the world, governments have geared up to respond to the socio-economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic. Early action in countries hard-hit by the crisis range from economic stimulus packages and the lowering of interest rates to social safety nets

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African Risk Capacity (ARC): Towards Resilience – Africa Takes Disaster Management Into Its Own Hands

African Risk Capacity (ARC) has been named by CFI.co, for the second year running, as the most innovative environmental, social, and governance risk protection provider in Africa, in recognition of its dedication to technological and financial innovation, and its contribution

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African Risk Capacity: Africa Takes the Lead in Managing Climate Risk

Climate negotiations in Paris last year focused the world’s attention on the fact that Africa’s vulnerable populations will be shouldering most of the burden of rising temperatures despite having barely contributed to global greenhouse gas emissions. Greater rainfall extremes and

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Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz: A Pragmatist Claiming Centre Stage

It is a long lane that has no turning. The life of Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is marked by quite a few abrupt twists and turns. In August 2008, Mr Abdel Aziz masterminded the military coup that toppled

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African Leaders, Business Community Push for Financing of Priority Regional Infrastructure Projects

Across Sub-Saharan Africa, poor infrastructure is a major bottleneck for sustainable development Signaling a new push and renewed commitment, the Dakar Financing Summit is focusing on regional infrastructure with a view to boosting investment and catalyzing greater cooperation By tackling

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Sahel Countries Set to Receive Record Amounts in Aid

The countries of the Sahel region are set to receive unprecedented levels of aid to help them overcome poverty and political strife. The European Union and the World Bank have pledged to disburse no less than $8bn in fresh aid

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