Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali was announced today (11) as the Nobel Peace Prize winner. In a statement, the committee responsible for the election highlighted Ali's work to “achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for its decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea ”. The award also highlighted the importance of recognizing the efforts of those involved in peacekeeping in Ethiopia and in eastern and northeastern Africa.
In an interview for ATLANTICO, Flávio Lima Rocha, Brazil's ambassador to Senegal and The Gambia, talks about the opportunities for Brazilian entrepreneurs in Senegal, the creation of the intracontinental free trade area and also about the importance of Africa to the Brazilian government.
Growth in sub-Saharan Africa remained slow until 2019, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of domestic reforms. The information is in the 20th edition of Africa's Pulse report, the World Bank's half-yearly economic update for the region. The report predicts an overall growth in sub-Saharan Africa will rise to 2.6% in 2019 from 2.5% in 2018, which is 0.2 percentage points below April's forecast.
Around 450 thousand Brazilian families still do not have access to water. The Cistern program has been funded by the Brazilian government since 2003 and is only serving a small group of people due to insufficient resources.