Jan 31, 2016

Kenya to host Tokyo-led Africa development summit in August

Kenyan President Uhuru Ken-yatta said Sunday the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which Japan cosponsors with the United Nations and the African Union, will be held in Nairobi on Aug. 27 and 28. Kenyatta made the announcement at a joint news conference ...

Aug 20, 2015

Japan mulling three-year, ¥1 trillion aid package for Africa

Japan is considering extending around ¥1 trillion in official development assistance to Africa over three years from 2016, a Japanese government source said Thursday. The government would announce the financial aid toward the next round of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), ...

May 5, 2014

African nations assured of continued flow of aid

Japan told foreign ministers and senior officials from about 50 African countries on Sunday that it will continue to arrange for ¥3.2 trillion ($32 billion) in aid to flow into the continent over the five-year period ending in 2017. With the public and private ...

Serious business: Abe visits Mideast, Africa

Jan 9, 2014

Serious business: Abe visits Mideast, Africa

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Thursday for a weeklong tour of four Middle East and African countries, his first overseas trip this year. The visit to Oman and the three African countries of Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique and Ethiopia is part of Abe’s strategic diplomacy ...

Concern mounts over agricultural aid in Mozambique

Jun 5, 2013

Concern mounts over agricultural aid in Mozambique

While Japan advocated investment and private sector-led growth in Africa at the big aid conference this weekend, concern mounted among citizens’ groups that an agriculture project in Mozambique that Tokyo is pushing as one of its key projects in Africa, may end up depriving ...