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24 May 2018
www.xinhuanet.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Tuesday emphasized exploring opportunities of digital trade within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
24 May 2018
allafrica.com
The Tanzanian government has ordered multinational companies in the extractive sector to open local bank accounts where authorities can access their finances as one of the initiatives the state has introduced to curb illicit financial transfers.
24 May 2018
https://independent.ng
A UN official said on Wednesday that China could play a role in helping Africa achieve benefits of the Continental Free Trade Area.
24 May 2018
french.xinhuanet.com
Un officiel de l'ONU a déclaré mercredi que la Chine pourrait aider l'Afrique à tirer profit de la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (ZLEC).
24 May 2018
www.ictsd.org
Two months after over 40 nations signed a framework agreement for an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), signatories are now beginning the ratification process, while also looking at the technical work needed to make the area a reality. However, analysts note that many steps remain before the deal can be fully ratified and implemented.
24 May 2018
www.cnbcafrica.com
Digital trade within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be at the centre of discussions during an upcoming conference dubbed “Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights.”
23 May 2018
newbusinessethiopia.com
Digital trade within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be at the center of discussions during an upcoming conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
22 May 2018
http://thenationonlineng.net
“There is a need for a different kind of Pan-Africanism, an economic Pan-Africanism. Economics is what is going to make Africa truly one of the great continents of the world”, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Executive Secretary Vera Songwe said at the #2018COM #AfCFTA event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
22 May 2018
allafrica.com
Recently, the African Continental Free Trade Area was signed. The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe spoke to Christabel Ligami on the pact and her vision for the commission.
22 May 2018
www.daily-mail.co.zm
ECONOMIC Commission for Africa (ECA) deputy executive secretary Giovanie Biha says Zambia should revamp its manufacturing sector if structural transformation is to succeed.
22 May 2018
www.theeastafrican.co.ke
Recently, the African Continental Free Trade Area was signed. The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe spoke to Christabel Ligami on the pact and her vision for the commission.
22 May 2018
www.newsdeeply.com
The fund will focus on women-led companies, helping them access money that banks are unwilling to lend them. And by increasing women’s participation in the business world, the hope is to raise women’s decision-making powers across all sectors.
21 May 2018
www.journaldebrazza.com
Le Premier ministre éthiopien, Abiy Ahmed, estime que l’intégration économique de l’Afrique est « inévitable » si la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (ZLEC) est « façonnée et mise en œuvre » pour permettre au continent de « créer des opportunités pour ses citoyens ».
21 May 2018
www.financialafrik.com
La Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (ZLECA) doit être façonnée et mise en œuvre pour permettre à l’Afrique de créer des opportunités pour ses citoyens ; stimuler le programme d’industrialisation du continent et assurer une croissance inclusive, déclare le Premier ministre éthiopien, Abiy Ahmed.
21 May 2018
www.theeastafrican.co.ke
Drought, a decline in commodity prices, political instability and civil conflicts have weakened East African economies in the past two years.
21 May 2018
CNBCAfrica
The data deficit in Africa is evident from a macro-level, and within the trade policy centre. For more CNBC Africa spoke to David Luke, Coordinator, African Trade Policy Centre at UNECA.
20 May 2018
https://maghrebemergent.info
Rencontrée à l’occasion de la 51ème session de la Conférence des ministres des Finances africains, de la planification et du développement économique au siège de la Commission Economique pour l’Afrique (CEA) à Addis-Abeba, la Directrice du Bureau de la CEA pour l’Afrique du Nord, Mme Lilia Hachem Naas répond aux questions de Maghreb Emergent sur le statut stratégique qu’occupe la région dans le...
20 May 2018
www.iol.co.za
As conferences continue to be held in Africa about the theft of monies due to us by multinationals, the continent continues to be short-changed by lack of collaboration and information sharing.
19 May 2018
allafrica.com
The Economic Commission for Africa's revised strategic framework for 2018-2019 was endorsed by the just-ended 51st Session of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development that was held in Addis Ababa.
19 May 2018
www.newtimes.co.rw
Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed, has stated that the government is ready to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) deal and deposit its instruments to the African Union.
19 May 2018
https://www.ena.et
Ministry of Trade announced that it is finalizing the last remaining three protocols of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AFCFTA) to submit the document to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) for approval.
18 May 2018
www.afro105fm.com
“Agriculture is the quintessential sector for the transformation of the African continent and we must treat it as such,” Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe has told a wide-range of African leaders and delegates attending the 51st Session of ECA early this week during the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in Addis...
18 May 2018
www.busiweek.com
The transformational opportunities offered by the African Continental Free Trade Area together with the measures needed to unlock them has been the focus for a High-level Ministerial Dialogue convened by the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
18 May 2018
http://allafrica.com
The African Continental Trade Area (AfCFTA) should be shaped and implemented to enable Africa to create opportunities for its citizens; spur the continent’s industrialization agenda; and ensure inclusive growth, says Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed.
18 May 2018
www.busiweek.com
Africa has been slow to convert its natural resources endowments to tangible development outcomes because of weaknesses in governance, according to the fifth edition of the African Governance Report published by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

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