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17 July 2020
https://economia.uol.com.br
Neste fim de semana, as principais economias do G-20 podem ter que considerar a expansão da ajuda aos países mais pobres do mundo, três meses depois de concordar em fornecer alívio temporário da dívida, já que a pandemia de coronavírus continua devastando nações.... - Veja mais em https://economia.uol.com.br/noticias/bloomberg/2020/07/17/g-20-pode-olhar-alem-do-alivio-da-divida-para-paises-pobres...
17 July 2020
https://guardian.ng
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has said the continent requires more energy to boost economic recovery post-COVID-19, noting that the continent’s energy depended on substitution and not transition.
16 July 2020
https://www.bizcommunity.com
Africa has experienced a decade of positive socio-economic growth, supported by a continued progress of electricity access that finally outpaced population growth between 2014 and 2018. Despite this, the road to ensure "affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy access for all" Africans by 2030, as stated by the UN Sustainable Development Agenda, remains challenging and may be...
15 July 2020
https://www.marketscreener.com
Africa is on track in implementing sustainable development goal number 14 on life below water and has made relative good progress on goal 10 which pertains to reduced inequalities.
15 July 2020
https://ethiopianbusinessreview.net
“The postponement of the launching date of AfCFTA is understandable as it is due to the disruption caused by the pandemic. But much work remains; for example, ratification is not yet complete, technical issues like rules of origin, tariff concessions and services commitments are still pending; the same is true for issues of investment, intellectual property, and competition,” said Kebour.
15 July 2020
https://www.tralac.org
Africa does not need a Marshall Plan to ride out the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 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.
14 July 2020
https://www.deseret.com
Many Americans think that 25% of the United States federal budget is used for foreign aid — and even think it should be lowered to about 10% — when in reality, less than 1% of the budget actually goes to foreign aid. The United States is the most powerful nation in the world, so its leaders should be doing more to address global poverty.
13 July 2020
https://www.atlantico.fr
e Président Emmanuel Macron était, il y a quelques heures encore, à Nouakchott, en Mauritanie, à l’invitation du président mauritanien, Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani, qui exerce actuellement la présidence du G5-Sahel.
13 July 2020
https://www.newtimes.co.rw
Last month, the African Union launched the Africa Medical Supplies Platform to facilitate the production and provision of vital medical equipment – the latest achievement in an already impressive response to the COVID-19 crisis. Yet, in the same week, it was revealed that most of Nigeria’s federal government revenue was going to debt-service payments, and the country would be cutting public-...
11 July 2020
https://afriquinfos.com
En Afrique, la crise sanitaire va se poursuivre encore « pendant de nombreux mois ». C’est le point de vue de l’Agence française de développement (AFD). Selon ses experts, la dynamique épidémique est toujours en cours et la phase de plateau n’est pas encore atteinte.
10 July 2020
https://www.lequotidien.sn
Le ministre de l’Economie, de la coopération et du plan, qui participait mercredi, à une conférence ministérielle virtuelle, a plaidé pour une mobilisation massive de ressources additionnelles à hauteur de 300 milliards de dollars pour l’Afrique pour les trois prochaines années, afin d’accélérer son développement.
10 July 2020
https://www.infoafrica.it/
Si terrà mercoledì 15 luglio, a partire dalle ore 11, un webinar promosso da RES4Africa Foundation per approfondire le modalità attraverso le quali aumentare gli investimenti sulle energie rinnovabili in Africa.
10 July 2020
http://www.businessghana.com
Africa has a more robust tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to use in accelerating regional and economic integration and prepare for uncertain times like the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has said.
10 July 2020
https://southerntimesafrica.com
Africa may have lost some momentum on its quest to achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but the continent can fast track and get back on track, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary Vera Songwe has said.
10 July 2020
https://www.businessdailyafrica.com
African countries have rolled out a groundbreaking mobile-based public communications platform that takes advantage of big data analytics to provide more than 600 million mobile phone users and governments across the continent with the latest public health information regarding the Covid-19 disease.
9 July 2020
https://www.ghanaweb.com
Africa has a more robust tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to use in accelerating regional and economic integration and prepare for uncertain times like the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has said.
9 July 2020
https://www.financialafrik.com
La Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA), Vera Songwe, a laissé entendre que l’Afrique aurait besoin de 200 milliards de dollars de financement, car elle est confrontée à une crise de liquidités, pas de la dette.
9 July 2020
https://www.vivafrik.com/
Dans un rapport publié mardi, la Banque africaine de développement s’inquiète des conséquences économiques de l’épidémie de coronavirus qui pourraient faire basculer 50 millions de personnes dans l’extrême pauvreté.
9 July 2020
https://www.financialafrik.com/
Ce 8 juillet 2020, Monsieur Amadou Hott, Ministre de l’Economie, du Plan et de la Coopération a participé à une conférence ministérielle virtuelle de haut niveau, organisée par le Forum de Paris et la présidence saoudienne du G20 sur le thème « Surmonter la crise liée à la COVID-19 – Rétablir des flux de capitaux soutenables et des niveaux de financement adaptés pour le développement ».
9 July 2020
https://www.lesechos.fr
La crise du Covid-19 « va se poursuivre encore pendant de nombreux mois » sur le continent africain où le nombre de cas « continue de progresser », a indiqué l'Agence française de développement (AFD) lors d'une réunion sur le sujet.
8 July 2020
https://m.engineeringnews.co.za
Africa does not need a “Marshall Plan” to ride out the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, instead it has a more powerful tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which can be used to accelerate regional and economic integration and prepare for uncertain times, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) executive secretary Vera Songwe.
8 July 2020
https://www.sunnewsonline.com
Africa possesses a more powerful tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for accelerating regional and economic integration, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has said.
8 July 2020
http://www.aps.sn
La pandémie de Covid-19 a entraîné une perte de 2,5 points du produit intérieur brut (PIB) de l’Afrique et pourrait engendrer quelque 20 millions de nouveaux pauvres à travers le continent, a déclaré mercredi à Dakar la secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA) des Nations unies, Vera Songwe.
8 July 2020
https://www.digitalbusiness.africa
Ce n’était pas un cauchemar: cela est arrivé. Ce n’était pas le film « Contagion » de Steven Soderbergh (2011) ou un film de science-fiction où un personnage voyou déclenche une guerre biologique pour maximiser les profits. Ce n’était pas un cauchemar non plus! Cela a réellement eu lieu.

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