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UN pledges to invest in Kenya’s housing infrastructure

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday promised to work with Kenya to tap global pension funds to invest in the country's...
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Chaired African Transformation Forum

It was announced at the end of the two-day African Transformation Forum (ATF) which took place in Accra from 20th to 21st June, 2018,...
Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum 2017

Conference of African Ministers Ends with a Pledge to AfCFTA

African finance ministers and policy makers on Tuesday wrapped up their 5-day conference in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa reaffirming their commitment to the African...
Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum 2017

Ministers Conference commended for Discussing Real African Issues

The ECA Conference of Ministers was praised for discussing 'real' issues affecting the continent. At the heart of the debates was the AfCFTA. Its...
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Ethiopian PM Remarks At AfCTA Conference of Ministers

The transformational opportunities offered by the African Continental Free Trade Area together with the measures needed to unlock them has been the focus for...
UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

Gaps in natural resources governance reflects on the state of development

Africa has been slow to convert its natural resources endowments to tangible development outcomes because of weaknesses in governance, according to the fifth edition...
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African Transformation Report Outlines Agricultural Potential to Boost Economies

A major study by the Africa Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) has highlighted how transforming agriculture can become a stimulus for economic development across...
Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum 2017

Ethiopia Hosts African FTA Centerpiece of ECA Ministers’

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has called for bold actions toward realizing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The call was made...
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ECA calls for modernization of Africa’s approach to statistics

The African continent would fail if it continued to process and disseminate statistics in the old way, a Senior Official of the UN Economic...
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ECA criticises perception-based corruption assessments

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is calling for a departure from perception-based measures of corruption, and cross-country comparisons which it says are...

Industrialization is the key towards African economic transformation

Although Africa has experienced unprecedented growth over the past decade, the continent remains home to the world's highest proportion of poor people, noted...
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UNECA boss urges Africans to address conflict issues for economic growth

Carlos made the remarks on Wednesday at the opening of the 28th ordinary session of the AU Executive Council, which is being held under...

10th edition of African Economic Conference opens in DR Congo

This year's conference is being held under the theme "Fight Against Poverty and Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Program." The three-day...
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Ethiopia to debut mobile technology in national census

The announcement came during a four-day regional conference that was wrapped up on Friday in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa after deliberation on issues related...
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African leaders call for increased ownership and continental integration at the Conference of Ministers...

Financing transformation, Common Africa Position, data revolution, private sector funding take centre stage Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Haliemariam Dessalegn and Paul Kagame, President of...

Africa Loses US$50b Annually To Illicit Financial Inflows

Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from Africa are depriving the continent of almost US$50 billion annually. This was revealed in a roundtable discussion at the...

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