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Maggie Mutesi

Scaling debt-for-climate swaps to finance Climate Action

With Africa requiring over $300 billion annually for climate adaptation, policymakers and government officials meeting at a high-level event on the sidelines of the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, have called for the implementation of innovative mechanisms to unlock climate financing. The event cohosted by AfriCatalyst and Open Society Foundations...

Pauline Kamiri

Igniting African Development through Regional Digital Investment.

In recent years, Africa has witnessed remarkable progress in harnessing the power of the digital realm to drive economic growth and foster innovation. From the bustling tech hubs of Nairobi and Lagos to the remote villages where mobile connectivity is transforming lives; the continent is experiencing a digital revolution that...

Pauline Kamiri

Afreximbank's Africa Trade Gateway to Transform Intra-Africa Trade.

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has launched the Africa Trade Gateway (ATG), a suite of five digital platforms that have been designed as a single window to enable the Bank better deliver on its mandate by providing critical services to support and promote African trade and the implementation of the...

Pauline Kamiri

Increased structural support to boost landlocked developing countries economies

Landlocked Developing Countries, currently experiencing economic and infrastructural challenges, need increased technical and financial support to achieve sustainable development, leaders have called during the High-level Africa regional review meeting of the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA) for Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) which opened in the Botswana Capital, Gaborone. In a...

Pauline Kamiri

Is Africa's digital economy a panacea to its debt distress?

In recent years debt distress in African countries has been accelerated due to the impact of COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. With public debt and inflation reaching levels not seen in decades, many countries across the continent are reporting double-digit inflation which has eroded household purchasing power and...

Pauline Kamiri

Why Sudan's unrest matters to Juba

A little over a month ago, fighting and chaos erupted in Sudan between the forces of two rival generals, killing hundreds of people and pushing over 850,000 people from their homes, igniting a humanitarian crisis and raising fears of a prolonged and unpredictable future for people in the region....

Pauline Kamiri

Africa in urgent need of concessional financing, experts urge.

For Africa  to build resilience and boost economic growth amidst the ongoing triple planetary crisis, there is an urgent need for individual countries to get highly concessional financing facilities in place to address the huge financing need that countries have which has pushed them into debt experts have warned. During...

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