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29 September 2020
https://guardian.ng
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), has called on governments in Africa to adopt and harmonise policies that would help the continent strike an appropriate balance between curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and facilitating emergency and essential trade.
28 September 2020
www.jeuneafrique.com
Dans une tribune adressée à Jeune Afrique, Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, ministre des Finances du président sénégalais Macky Sall, répond aux arguments des opposants, dont son homologue béninois, à la demande d’annulation des créances institutionnelles des pays africains dans le contexte de la pandémie du Covid-19.
28 September 2020
thebftonline.com
It is a known fact that global governance was well structured, administered and controlled by institutions created without Africa’s inclusion at a time when they were under colonial bondage (Uhomoibhi, 2019).
28 September 2020
https://www.capitalethiopia.com
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) participated in the Annual Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries and highlighted the need for sustained and consistent support to LLDCs on the African continent.
28 September 2020
https://www.brookings.edu
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, such was the scale of the economic disruption caused by lockdown measures that there was much talk of the collapse of global trade. In the midst of the lockdowns, in April, the World Trade Organization estimated that the decline would amount from anywhere between 13 and 32 percent. In a similar vein, UNCTAD was forecasting a 20 percent decline in global...
28 September 2020
https://allafrica.com/
The Economic Commission for Africa's African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) is proud and delighted to have contributed to the milestone championing climate literacy around the globe celebrated one week ago by the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UN CC:Learn) at UNITAR.
28 September 2020
https://www.indepthnews.net/
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action signed in 1995 committed the world to end discrimination, promoting women’s rights and advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.
28 September 2020
https://www.marketscreener.com
In an effort to enhance the knowledge of policy makers and other key stakeholders on how to advance gender-equal outcomes in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) today kicked off a four-week online course entitled: 'A Guide to Gender...
28 September 2020
https://www.orfonline.org
The COVID-19 outbreak poses immense challenges to Africa’s resilience. The pandemic’s economic fallout, caused by disruptions in global and regional value chains and a slump in commodity prices, can derail the progress which the continent has recorded in recent years. Despite the bleak forecasts, however, African countries have managed to mount a concerted response to the pandemic. This paper...
27 September 2020
www.press.et
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa has participated in the annual ministerial meeting of foreign ministers of landlocked developing countries and highlighted the need for sustained and consistent support to land locked developing countries on the African continent, according to United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
26 September 2020
afrimag.net
En marge de la 75ème session des Nations-Unies, la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA) s’est penchée, le mercredi 23 septembre, sur la situation du développement des pays africains de l’hinterland sous le magistère de sa Secrétaire exécutive, Vera Songwe qui a appelé à des actions devant relever les défis particuliers concernant lesdits pays.
25 September 2020
french.peopledaily.com.cn
Vera Songwe, la Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique (CEA) des Nations Unies, a souligné jeudi la nécessité de maintenir une solide plateforme multilatérale, en mettant notamment l'accent sur l'atténuation de l'impact de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur les pays africains les moins développés.
25 September 2020
www.rnanews.com
La Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA) a participé ce mercredi, à la Réunion ministérielle annuelle des ministres des affaires étrangères des Pays en développement sans littoral et a souligné la nécessité d’un soutien soutenu et cohérent aux Pays en développement sans littoral en Afrique.
25 September 2020
www.xinhuanet.com
Africa's digital economy has found a silver lining in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as more people opted for online shopping to halt the spread of the virus.
25 September 2020
http://french.china.org.cn
Vera Songwe, la Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique (CEA) des Nations Unies, a souligné jeudi la nécessité de maintenir une solide plateforme multilatérale, en mettant notamment l'accent sur l'atténuation de l'impact de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur les pays africains les moins développés.
25 September 2020
https://magazinedelafrique.com
À son tour, le Togo a modifié les normes de calcul de son PIB. L’opération, qui permet d’inclure des activités informelles, n’est pas neutre : elle conforte un peu plus le respect des règles de convergence en Afrique de l’Ouest.
25 September 2020
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHBDXQDmqnaqIEPdEapEFVQ
China is helping the African continent to shape the e-commerce ecosystem in a way not seen before, by providing e-commerce platforms, teaching locals digital skills and providing educational opportunities for budding African entrepreneurs.
25 September 2020
www.politicalanalysis.co.za
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe has highlighted the need for sustained and consistent support to Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) on the African continent.
24 September 2020
https://www.journalducameroun.com
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary Vera Songwe Thursday highlighted the need for sustained and consistent support to Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) on the African continent.Addressing an LLDC foreign ministers’ meeting Songwe said Africa is home to the majority of the world’s LLDCs which continue to face peculiar trade and development challenges arising from...
24 September 2020
https://newbusinessethiopia.com
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Wednesday participated in the Annual Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDC) and highlighted the need for sustained and consistent support to LLDCs found in Africa such as, Ethiopia.
24 September 2020
https://www.ena.et
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) calls for accelerated actions and interventions towards addressing Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) special challenges with sustained and consistent support.
24 September 2020
https://www.ipsnoticias.net
Los países en desarrollo sin litoral tienen más limitaciones que aquellos con salida al mar y por lo tanto más necesidades especiales que deben ser atendidas en el marco del multilateralismo, planteó la secretaria ejecutiva de la Comisión Económica para África (CEPA), Vera Songwe.
24 September 2020
http://apanews.net/
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary Vera Songwe Thursday highlighted the need for sustained and consistent support to Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) on the African continent.
24 September 2020
https://leadership.ng
We live in a time of digital transformation which is driving changes in all areas. The ubiquitous nature of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in revolutionizing every human endeavour has also made its adaptation in agriculture sector universally popular. Developed nations are achieving food sustainability due to early adoption of ICT in their farming processes.
24 September 2020
https://www.marketscreener.com
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Wednesday participated in the Annual Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries and highlighted the need for sustained and consistent support to LLDCs on the African continent.

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