POLAND – The World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow has inscribed Hebron / Al Khalil Old town (Palestine) and W-Arly-Pendjari Complex (Benin, Burkina Faso) on the World Heritage List during its morning session. The Committee simultaneously added the site of Hebron / Al Khalil to the List of World Heritage in Danger.
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The Swiss Federal Council has approved CHF 36 million contribution to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the 2017 to 2020 period.
Geneva-based oil and gas extractor Addax Petroleum has paid CHF31 million ($32 million) to settle a criminal investigation into allegations of corrupt payments in Nigeria. Geneva’s cantonal prosecutor has in return dropped the probe.
M-Pesa, the mobile money system that is the pride and anchor of Kenya’s homegrown technology community, has had plenty of hype and excitement since it launched in 2007 says Yinka Adegoke, Quartz Africa editor
The African Development Bank Group concluded its 2017 Annual Meetings in Ahmedabad, India, on a high note of optimism generated by the Bank’s good balance sheet and the early successes of its High 5 priorities, especially in agriculture and energy.
Two international renown African designers, Pathé’O of Burkina origin and Ivorian by adoption, and Sidahmed Alphadi from Niger pleaded the cause of African cotton, a precondition if the textiles industry in Africa is to flourish.