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Deal Between Green Climate Fund and CDB Will Lead to More Climate Finance Projects in Caribbean

Monica La Bennett, Vice-President (Operations), CDB (left) and Javier Manzanares, Executive Director ad interim (right), GCF sign the Accreditation Master Agreement.

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Monday November 12, 2018
– The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have signed a legal agreement to open doors for more climate finance projects in the Caribbean.

The signing of the Accreditation Master Agreement (AMA) took place last Friday on the margins of the Green Climate Fund’s Caribbean Structured Dialogue meeting in Grenada, which brought together regional stakeholders to plan climate action across the region.

Javier Manzanares, Executive Director ad interim at GCF, welcomed the agreement and stressed its importance for increasing financial flows to…

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Wild weather in the Caribbean could lead to a logistical nightmare at the women's world Twenty20

The International Cricket Council is reportedly considering moving all group A matches in St Lucia to Antigua, after rain washed out the match between …
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International neglect of Central African Republic will lead to new catastrophe

“The international response in the Central African Republic is a recipe for failure. The humanitarian and political neglect will throw the country back …
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Uber, Airbnb lead Africas informal gig economy — Quartz Africa

One of my favorite anecdotes from a few years back is of the Nairobi Uber driver who asked this New Yorker, “Do they have Uber in the US?” Since then, I’ve encountered many drivers from Lagos to Cape Town and noted how quickly ride-sharing has spread in some of the big African cities, although not without its challenges.

It’s also been interesting to see the rapid rise of Airbnb as a much-needed alternative in some of Africa’s largest cities which have a shortage of affordable international standard hotels. Again, what seemed unlikely just a few years earlier has made a notable impact.

Uber and Airbnb are a big part of the discussion about the “gig economy,” but they’re actually a small part of the various types of short-term, freelance work many people now do around the world,…

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S/African leader urges envoys to lead investment drive

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23.10.2018 at 19h21
APA News

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday urged South Africa’s ambassadors to lead the investment drive in the countries they are posted to in order to meet the needed US$100 billion investment target set by the government.The president was speaking at the four-day heads of mission conference that the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation kicked off on Monday in Pretoria. 

“This heads of mission conference takes place at an important moment. For it is you, our diplomats, who must play a pivotal role in driving the message that South Africa is open for business,” Ramaphosa said.

Themed ‘A New Dawn: Inclusiveness of South Africa’s foreign policy…

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Kagame picks Sezibera to lead Rwanda’s foreign policy

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The former East African Community secretary-general Richard Sezibera has been appointed by President Paul Kagame as Rwanda’s new Foreign Affairs minister.

Dr Sezibera, 54, prior to heading the EAC Secretariat was the Minister of Health and also served as the presidential advisor on security in the Great Lakes Region.

After completing his five-year term at the EAC in Arusha, Tanzania, he returned to Rwanda and vied in a senatorial by-election in 2016, which he won becoming the Southern Province senator.

He replaces Ms Louise Mushikiwabo who was recently elected as the secretary-general of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), the French-speaking countries bloc.

Ms Mushikiwabo served as Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2009.

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