Produced by Mohamadou Houmfa
May 17, 2023
Outcomes of the Islamic Development Bank Annual 2023 Meetings
The Islamic Bank group held its 2023 annual meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from May 10 to May 13. The meeting brought together more than 4000 participants who reflected on world economic and financial trends - and the ways the Islamic Bank can better things. VOA’s Mohamadou Houmfa interviewed the president of the Islamic Bank group, Muhammad Sulaiman al-Jasser, who discussed the outcomes of the meeting.
April 12, 2023
Ukraine Grain Ambassador Talks Food Initiative, Russia-Africa Relations
The “Grain From Ukraine” humanitarian program launched in 2022 by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy aims to deliver grain to African and Asian nations facing extreme hunger. Christopher Fomunyoh, regional director for Central and West Africa at National Democratic Institute (NDI), was appointed goodwill ambassador for the program. VOA’s Mohamadou Houmfa spoke to Fomunyoh about the program, grain exports through the Black Sea, and some African nations’ neutral stance on the conflict in Ukraine.
October 25, 2022
World Bank Partners with Global Muslim Bank to Empower Member States
Officials of the Islamic Development Bank say the Muslim empowerment focused institution has collaborated with the World Bank Group on a range of initiatives focused on helping its membership which consists of 57 nations. For more, VOA’s Mohamadou Houmfa spoke with Dr Muhammad Al Jasser of the ISDB.