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Tuesday 20th November 2018 | 11-19-2018


Vera Songwe discusses women’s empowerment with Ethiopia’s new President

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Tuesday met with the new Ethiopian President, Sahle-Work Zewde, and discussed a number of issues, in particular ways through w..

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ECA and partners to establish Continent-wide digital identities

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Omidyar Network have announced a partnership to establish legal digital identities in Africa. The partnership, will go towards ECA’s support to the Afr..

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Women Must Redesign the table, and not just expect to be at the table, says Graça Machel

Dame Graça Machel, one of Africa’s foremost advocates for the rights of women and children, has called on African women and policy makers to challenge gender inequality and inadequate female represent..

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Kagame highlights reforms urgency as AU opens

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday urged African heads of state to come to an agreement on long-debated reforms to their continental body at a special summit in the Ethiopian capital. Heads of..

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Can violent extremism be prevented ?

Despite significant financial investment, expectations about what can be achieved have been tempered by global realities. Can the global community prevent violent extremism? Is the violence associ..

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Will Kagame’s last push on AU reform bear fruit?

Decisions at this weekend’s African Union summit could see the body become better managed and financed. This weekend, African leaders will be making important decisions on the future of the Africa..

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Africa’s Rising Debt: How to Avoid a New Crisis

Almost 40% of countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are in danger of slipping into a major debt crisis.*The number of countries at high risk of debt distress – 18 in all – has more than doubled since ..

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Building a Successful Business: Five Lessons from Top African Entrepreneurs

Here are some lessons from the businesspeople featured in the publication on how to grow a startup into a flourishing enterprise. 1. Know why you are doing what you’re doing When starting out, most ..

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The Trade and Development Bank and USAID Sign MoU to Power Africa

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and USAID’s Power Africa initiative have today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will finance power projects in 22 Afric..

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: African Financial Alliance on Climate Change..

The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum. Launched in June 2018, AFAC aims to increase financial sector..

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Private sector crucial to successful AfCFTA implementation, Africa Trade Forum delegates..

Lagos, Nigeria, November 4. 2018 (ECA) – The 2018 Africa Trade Forum ended in Lagos, Nigeria, with delegates agreeing that while governments need to set a conducive environment through collective and ..

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Nigeria not against African Continental Free Trade Agreement, says VP Osinbajo

There is unanimity in Nigeria on the immense benefits of promoting intra-African trade for development, job creation and poverty reduction, Nigeria’s Vice President, Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday. In ..

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African Economic Conference 2018

Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development Monday, December 3, 2018 to Wednesday, December 5, 2018 In March 2018, 44 African Countries committed to the launch of a common market..

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Resorting to the army is a clear admission of government’s failure to deal with the..

Should the army be cleaning South Africa’s rivers ? South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a new plan to solve the country’s water infrastructure crisis: send in the army. In his budget spee..

11-12-2018 | 0 | 0 | 0

Africa Investment Forum exceeds expectations

Adesina: “the needle is shifting, pointing to the right direction, pointing to Africa” JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: The curtain fell on a three-day marathon investment marketplace, on Friday, with t..

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: Unveiling the boardroom deals, key highlights

Investment interest secured for 45 deals worth US$32 billion The first of its kind transaction-based investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the ..

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Problems multiply in Congo’s Kasaï

The Kasaï region in the Democratic Republic of Congo is struggling to recover from two years of intense conflict. The influx last month of more than 300,000 people from Angola, most of them long-stand..

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Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali Attacks

Two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and "several others" wounded in two attacks in northern and central*Mali, the UN mission in the west African country has said. MINUSMA said troops "re..

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Mali's Jihadist Merger: Desperate or Dangerous?

A merger of some of the most notorious groups based in Mali is the latest face of jihadism in the Sahel. Under the new banner of Jamâ’ah Nusrah al-Islâm wal-Muslimîn (Group for the support of Islam an..

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Challenges and Opportunities for the G5 Sahel Force

On 2 July 2017 leaders of the G5 Sahel, which consists of Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali and Niger, officially launched the new G5 Sahel force, in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macro..

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