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12 August 2020
https://www.africanews.com
Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, has called on China to honour the pledge made by President Xi Jinping on his country’s participation in the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), which she said, “would go a long way towards supporting Africa’s liquidity needs during this difficult time.”
12 August 2020
https://www.aa.com.tr/
A lack of price data in Africa has often led to civil unrest, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said Wednesday.
11 August 2020
https://allafrica.com
Economic Commission for Africa's Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, has called on China to honour the pledge made by President Xi Jinping on his country's participation in the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), which she said, "would go a long way towards supporting Africa's liquidity needs during this difficult time."
11 August 2020
https://allafrica.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a first-of-its-kind continental tool that offers a unique view of price variations in African countries, regional economic communities and at continental level.
11 August 2020
https://fr.allafrica.com
La Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique, Vera Songwe, appelle la Chine à honorer l'engagement pris par le Président Xi Jinping concernant la participation de son pays à l'Initiative de suspension du service de la dette du G20 (DSSI), qui, dit-elle, « contribuera grandement à soutenir les besoins de liquidités de l'Afrique pendant cette période...
11 August 2020
http://www.xinhuanet.com
Strong global collaboration is urgently needed to contain the socioeconomic and healthcare impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, said on Tuesday.
11 August 2020
http://www.xinhuanet.com
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Vera Songwe, on Tuesday commended Chinese support to Africa's anti-COVID-19 response efforts as she called on further strengthening the Sino-Africa cooperation against the pandemic.
11 August 2020
https://www.zawya.com
High-level African and Chinese experts and officials on Tuesday called for further strengthening China-Africa ties in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.
11 August 2020
https://www.marketscreener.com/
Economic Commission for Africa's Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, has called on China to honour the pledge made by President Xi Jinping on his country's participation in the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI), which she said, 'would go a long way towards supporting Africa's liquidity needs during this difficult time.'
10 August 2020
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn
Africa has a more powerful tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area, or AfCFTA,to use in accelerating regional and economic integration and prepare for uncertain times – and that means the continent does not need a Marshall Plan to ride out the ongoing coronavirus crisis, according to a UN official.
10 August 2020
https://www.cdcgroup.com
Africa is due to experience its first recession in a quarter of a century. At CDC Group’s 2019 Annual Review event, we were joined by UN economist Vera Songwe to explore if the chaos wrought by COVID-19 could eventually change the continent for the better.
9 August 2020
https://southafricatoday.net
Africa will need a lot of energy to build back better in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, said Wednesday.
8 August 2020
http://portuguese.xinhuanet.com
A secretária-executiva da Comissão Econômica das Nações Unidas para a África (ECA), Vera Songwe, enfatizou na quinta-feira a necessidade de impulsionar o comércio intra-africano para aumentar a participação da África na plataforma de comércio global.
7 August 2020
http://www.xinhuanet.com
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, on Thursday emphasized the need to boost intra-Africa trade in order to augment Africa's share in the global trading platform.
6 August 2020
https://www.vanguardngr.com
Say African countries spend more annually on debt servicing than education, healthcare Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/08/covid-19-elumelu-okonjo-iweala-songwe-others-emphasis-need-to-diversify-economy/
5 August 2020
guardian.ng
If implemented, Africa does not need a Marshall Plan to ride out the ongoing coronavirus crisis, as it has a more powerful tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), to use in accelerating regional and economic integration and prepare for uncertain times, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), has said.
3 August 2020
www.one.org
COVID-19 has spread from a health crisis to an economic crisis to a societal crisis in a matter of months. But we know what we need to find our way out of this crisis and build back stronger and more prepared. Experts have the facts, science, data, and advice to tackle this crisis — and global leadership should follow that advice.
1 August 2020
https://environmentaljusticetv.wordpress.com
SESSION 14 in the webinar series Crisis Management for African Business Leaders HOST: Teresa Clarke, Chair and CEO, Africa.com GUEST SPEAKERS: _ Dr. Acha Leke, Senior Partner, Johannesburg, Chairman, McKinsey Africa _ Dr. John N. Nkengasong, MSc, PhD, Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia _ Dr. Vera Songwe, UN Under-Secretary-General and...
1 August 2020
https://theexchange.africa
Africa does not need a Marshall plan to ride out the ongoing coronavirus crisis since it has a more powerful tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
31 July 2020
https://www.africatopsuccess.com
Les plus influents du continent. Reputation Poll International rendu public la liste 2020 des 100 Africains les plus influents. Une liste dans laquelle l’on retrouve la diva de la musique béninoise, Angélique Kidjo, le Rwandais Paul Kagame ou encore le gynécologue congolais Denis Mukwege.
31 July 2020
https://www.globaldiasporanews.com
More than 600 million Africans will benefit from a mobile-based tool for two-way health information and communication between citizens and governments.
30 July 2020
https://furtherafrica.com
The coronavirus pandemic will cost Africa more since the continent will need a lot of energy to build back better. o deal with this challenge, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe says that governments should ensure there is enough energy to power Africa’s rebuilding efforts by focusing on three key aspects – infrastructure, supply and cost of energy.
29 July 2020
https://www.aa.com.tr
Ethiopia’s prime minister and the presidents of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been named among the 100 Most Reputable Africans
28 July 2020
https://www.fanabc.com
Reputation Poll International, a leading global reputation-management firm, has listed Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed among 100 Most Reputable African in 2020.
28 July 2020
https://adf-magazine.com
An unprecedented crisis requires an unprecedented response, which is why a group of African nations are bringing together technology, data and artificial intelligence to fight the spread of COVID-19.

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