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2 June 2020
www.digitalbusiness.africa
La Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique a annoncé le 1er juin 2020 le lancement du site Internet ARII 2019, entièrement dédié à une meilleure compréhension des performances de l’Afrique en matière d’intégration régionale.
2 June 2020
https://lematin.ma
La Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique (CEA-ONU) a annoncé ce mardi son appui à l'évaluation indépendante et finale de la Vision 2020 de la Commission de la Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO), indique la Commission onusienne dans un communiqué.
2 June 2020
http://global.chinadaily.com.cn
While the coronavirus has interrupted the normal way of life, the pandemic has created a massive opportunity for the growth of the information and communications technology sector, or ICT, across Africa.
2 June 2020
www.chinadaily.com.cn
Tang said that although the situation seems better than predicted, the pandemic has weakened Africa's fragile health systems, ravaged its economy and aggravated food security threats. These three challenges will not disappear anytime soon, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa is still growing.
2 June 2020
https://reliefweb.int
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the virtual meeting of the Financing for Development Forum on financing and policy solutions to respond to COVID-19, in New York today:
2 June 2020
https://ecomatin.net
C’est une vérité de Lapalisse ; la crise sanitaire que traverse actuellement le Cameroun ne sera pas sans impact sur la trésorerie de l’Etat. Dans une interview accordée à Cameroon Tribune, le directeur général des impôts indiquait déjà que le trésor public devait être amputé de 114 milliards de FCFA du fait des mesures gouvernementales d’assouplissement en direction des entreprises et des...
2 June 2020
www.africanews.com
Of course, enterprises are now operating in a context of forced, unprecedented change beyond the scenarios covered in most business continuity plans. Who projected that we would one day be in a situation where essentially everything would close at the same time, crippling supply chains? Or that a company’s workforce would be mandated to stay home, with no access to on-premise systems?
1 June 2020
https://pctechmag.com
According to ICT experts, this crisis heightened the need for African countries to increase their investments in ICT infrastructure, policies and solutions and to accelerate their efforts in tapping into the new possibilities unlocked by digitization.
1 June 2020
https://thenationonlineng.net/
Nigeria and other African economies need to do more to integrate their regional economies to make them more resilient to shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) has said.
1 June 2020
www.cnbcafrica.com
During the current crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, some sectors like health and Information & Communications Technology (ICT) are experiencing unprecedented demand.
1 June 2020
www.maliweb.net
Par son caractère inédit et coercitif, le confinement imposé en raison de la pandémie du coronavirus a créé des frustrations chez bon nombre d’entre nous. Bien souvent, c’est le cas dans les situations inattendues et contre-nature. Aussi, si le déconfinement est perçu comme le temps de la liberté retrouvée, d’une parenthèse fermée de la maladie vaincue, alors il risque d’être source d’embarras. L...
1 June 2020
www.modernghana.com
Following the release of the African Regional Integration Index (ARII) 2019 Report, ECA launches a dedicated website to enable a deeper understanding of the performance of the continent, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and African countries in regional integration.
1 June 2020
https://tylerpaper.com
This month, the UN Economic Commission for Africa projected more than 300,000 Africans could lose their lives due to COVID-19. Developing world governments, in alignment with the WHO, emphasize that basic, preventative measures by individuals and communities remain the most powerful tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but delivering this critical information has been a challenge, as movement...
1 June 2020
www.modernghana.com
According to ICT experts, this crisis heightened the need for African countries to increase their investments in ICT infrastructure, policies, and solutions and to accelerate their efforts in tapping into the new possibilities unlocked by digitalization.
1 June 2020
www.socialnews.xyz
According to ICT experts, this crisis heightened the need for African countries to increase their investments in ICT infrastructure, policies and solutions and to accelerate their efforts in tapping into the new possibilities unlocked by digitalization.
1 June 2020
https://journalintegration.com
En matière de production, de mobilité intra-régionale et d’infrastructure d’interconnexion, la sous-région semble quasiment en désintégration depuis 3 ans.
1 June 2020
www.agenceecofin.com/
Lancée le 28 mai 1975, dans l’objectif de créer une union économique et monétaire sous-régionale, la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Cedeao) est aujourd’hui présentée comme l’une des pierres angulaires du futur projet de l’intégration africaine. Tant sur le plan politique, économique que sécuritaire, l’organisation a réalisé d’importants progrès, ces dernières années, au...
31 May 2020
https://qz.com/
The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020. But this has been pushed out until 2021 because of the impact of Covid-19 and the need for leaders to focus on saving lives.
31 May 2020
www.capitalethiopia.com
A new joint UN project is seeking to help governments and businesses keep transport networks and borders operational and facilitate the flow of goods and services, while containing the spread of the coronavirus.
31 May 2020
www.capitalethiopia.com
The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched on May 22 by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration.
30 May 2020
www.mwnation.com
Given that informal cross-border traders are vulnerable to Covid-19, economic policy interventions effected in view of the pandemic should avoid severe restrictions but create an enabling and cautious business environment, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNCEA) has said.
30 May 2020
www.thedispatch.in
South Africa, the most industrialised economy on the continent, has the highest number of coronavirus infections in Africa. As of now, there are more than 23,615 confirmed cases in the country. The Western Cape Province, popular with tourists, has reported the maximum number of cases. On March 15, 2020, when the number of infected persons was only 61, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national...
30 May 2020
www.modernghana.com
The Africa Dialogue Series is the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA)’s signature event. This year’s edition is organized in collaboration with the African Union Commission, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Department of Global Communications, UN Women and the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs - Department of Peace Operations (DPPA-DPO).
30 May 2020
www.marketscreener.com
Central African countries must upgrade the skills base, competencies and put innovation at the centre of their development if they want to remain competitive, break the vicious cycle of overdependence on the export of commodities and harness the opportunities offered by COVID19 in the pharmaceuticals and food sector.
30 May 2020
www.elmoudjahid.com
Le confinement imposé à travers le continent pour juguler la pandémie du Covid-19 coûte à l’Afrique 2,5% de son PIB par mois, soit l’équivalent de 65,7 milliards de dollars.

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