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8 Juillet 2019
africa.cgtn.com
Covering a population of 1.2 billion people, the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) aims to boost intra-African trade levels, and eventually create a single continent market spanning from the Red Sea to the Atlantic.
7 Juillet 2019
www.bbc.com
Les investisseurs et les opérateurs économiques réfléchissent ce 7 juillet à Niamey, capitale du Niger, sur les enjeux de l'accord de la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine.
7 Juillet 2019
Capital Newspaper (local)
7 Juillet 2019
www.lespharaons.com
Les investisseurs et les opérateurs économiques réfléchissent ce 7 juillet à Niamey, capitale du Niger, sur les enjeux de l’accord de la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine.
6 Juillet 2019
https://allafrica.com
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today in Niamey announced a grant to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to conduct a one-year pilot project to collect data on informal cross-border trade (ICBT) along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor in West Africa.
6 Juillet 2019
www.africanliberty.org
During the recent 7th annual conference of the Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa Foundation in Ethiopia, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe, gave an all too familiar advise when she said the continent needs to “… strengthen its policies if it is to close its energy gap, increase competitiveness and power its inclusive and sustainable development.”
6 Juillet 2019
https://allafrica.com
The ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report (ARIA IX) was launched on 6 July 2019 during the African Business Forum in Niamey, Niger.
4 Juillet 2019
allafrica.com
"To fully succeed in, and become a sub-regional hub of digital transformation, Cameroon must very quickly move on costs, access, quality of services and on improving the sector's competitiveness, while having its sight set on job-creation and accelerating innovation ".
4 Juillet 2019
voxeu.org
This report brings together contributions from leading women policymakers and thought leaders from across the world on how to shape our economies.
4 Juillet 2019
voxeu.org
Economic governance is confronting the unfolding of three tectonic shifts: a digital revolution, an environmental revolution, and a social revolution. We are seeing the return of geopolitics.
3 Juillet 2019
africanbusinessmagazine.com
Corporate corruption does great damage to businesses and economies across Africa, but few cases are ever brought before a judge. Tom Collins investigates the problem and what can be done to solve it.
3 Juillet 2019
anticorruptiondigest.com
In an address to the African Union last year, Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), put the annual figure lost through corruption in Africa at $148bn: around 25% of average GDP across the continent.
3 Juillet 2019
allafrica.com
Cameroon's Minister of Post and Telecommunications - Minette Libom Li Likeng - will on Thursday 4 July 2019 from 9.30 am chair a consultation to kick-start collaboration between Cameroon and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to operationalize Cameroon's digital transformation blueprint - dubbed "Strategic Plan for a Digital Cameroon by 2020."
3 Juillet 2019
allafrica.com
The Civil Society Forum will meet during the AU Extraordinary Summit in Niamey, Niger. The Summit is taking place to celebrate the Entry into Force of the AfCFTA Agreement and to launch the Operational Phase of AfCFTA Market, which also includes launching the AfCFTA Consultative Dialogue Framework.
2 Juillet 2019
nnn.com.ng
ECA in a statement on Tuesday, said that the conference, with the theme: ‘The future of Africa: Industrialization in the digital era’, would hold from 18-24 March, 2020.
1 Juillet 2019
www.businessincameroon.com
At the end of the June 2019, ordinary session, Cameroon’s parliament approved the draft bill authorising the head of state to ratify the continental free trade zone agreement.
1 Juillet 2019
https://afriqueactudaily.com
Les 3 et 4 octobre prochains se tiendra à Nice la première édition du Choiseul Africa Business Forum, le rendez-vous annuel dédié aux opportunités d’affaires en Afrique et avec l’Afrique. «Organisé par l’Institut Choiseul en collaboration avec la métropole de Nice Côte d’Azur et plusieurs partenaires institutionnels et économiques de premier plan, cette plateforme réunira sur un mode interactif...
1 Juillet 2019
www.gabonmediatime.com
Véritable fléau pour le continent africain qui compte le plus grand nombre de pays atteints par ce phénomène, la corruption est plus que jamais « endémique » dans une grande partie de l’Afrique. Ainsi, à travers ce phénomène généralisé, ce sont plus de 148 milliards de dollars (85 355 milliards de Fcfa) qui sont perdus chaque année par le continent.
30 Juin 2019
www.thisdaylive.com
The European Union Commission (EUC) at the weekend proposed a €40 billion package designed to create at least 10 million jobs in African countries signatory to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

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