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20 June 2018
https://africanmanager.com
Le Kenya travaillera avec la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA) afin de protéger et de développer des innovations technologiques provenant d’entreprises naissantes (start-up) et de débloquer des fonds de pension pour le développement du pays, déclare aujourd’hui, le Président Uhuru Kenyatta.
20 June 2018
www.exchange.co.tz
President Uhuru Kenyatta has met with the Executive Secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Vera Songwe where the two have committed to protect and grow start-up tech innovations and to unlock pension funds to deploy in developing the country.
20 June 2018
www.malawianwatchdog.com
Former Liberian president, Amos Sawyer, has decried high levels of corruption in executive arms of African governments, saying the development thwarts progress.
20 June 2018
http://ledefigabon.com
19 June 2018
www.capitalfm.co.ke
The President spoke when ECA Executive Secretary Vera Songwe paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi, on her first visit to Kenya in her new role as leader of one of the United Nation’s regional development agencies.
19 June 2018
www.kbc.co.ke
Kenya will work with the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to protect and grow start-up tech innovations and to unlock pension funds to deploy in developing the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday.
19 June 2018
www.plenglish.com
The African Union (AU) discusses today strategies to boost services sector in the continent, due to the positive impact it would have on economies of the continent, it was known here today.
19 June 2018
www.dailynews.gov.bw
President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called on governments to ensure the existence of sound policies for fighting corruption.
19 June 2018
allafrica.com
President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called on governments to ensure the existence of sound policies for fighting corruption.
19 June 2018
www.daily-mail.co.zm
SOUTHERN African countries, including Zambia, should fight corruption, which is costly and impedes economic growth, Economic Commission for Africa-Southern Africa Regional Office (ECA-SARO) regional director Said Adejumobi has said.
19 June 2018
www.businessdayonline.com
Similar to large parts of Africa jumping to mobile/phone-based Internet instead of using fixed-line access first, African railway operators should have been called upon to build systems that make use of the recent advances in technology from the onset, , so says Henning Seeschaaf, senior venture architect, Deutsche Bahn (DB).
19 June 2018
weetracker.com
Nigeria is one country that despite bottlenecks and economic mishaps, is set to join the comity of highly innovative nations in the world. Such efforts can be put in by the government, and it can also begin at the grassroots by small businesses. In today’s make-the-cash kind of world, everyone is looking to earn a living or expand their businesses, especially in Nigeria. They usually start out by...
19 June 2018
allafrica.com
Gaborone — President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called on governments to ensure the existence of sound policies for fighting corruption.
19 June 2018
medafricatimes.com
Democratic Republic of Congo’s chief negotiator for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Floribert Kwete Mikobi, said that DRC will liberalize 90% of imports of goods and other services from other African countries by the year 2020.
19 June 2018
www.lexpress.mu
It was a sad moment for Africa. Sadder still for Mauritius, the formerly good pupil that used to top all the rankings in Africa. Today, that prestigious place was snatched by Botswana, with Mauritius left miles behind in the fight against corruption.
19 June 2018
www.kbc.co.ke
Kenya will work with the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) to protect and grow start-up tech innovations and to unlock pension funds to deploy in developing the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday.
19 June 2018
www.modernghana.com
Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs), continue to stifle Africa's development architecture and this translates into money and capital illegally transferred across the continent's borders now amounting to a loss of some $100 billion annually.
18 June 2018
3news.com/
The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) says it is working assiduously to ensure its new deadline of 2020 for the introduction of single currency is met.
18 June 2018
www.tralac.org
The Economic Commission for Africa, Southern Africa Office (ECA-SA) in partnership with the African Union, Southern Africa Office (AU-SARO) are organising two major anti-corruption meetings from 18-22 June 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana.
18 June 2018
www.tralac.org
The 24th ARSO General Assembly starts today in Durban on the theme: One Africa One Market – the role of standardisation in attaining sustainable development within the context of regional integration
18 June 2018
allafrica.com
The Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Government of Benin are organizing an ad hoc expert group meeting, under the theme: "Implications of ECOWAS potential expansion and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)", in Cotonou, on June 25-26.
18 June 2018
southerntimesafrica.com
Lilongwe ‑ Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has said it is ironic that Africa, a continent with vast natural resources, should have some of the poorest nations in the world.
18 June 2018
allafrica.com
Botswana is a shining light and beacon of hope in the fight against corruption in Africa and has one of the best anti-corruption profiles on the continent. The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Regional Director for Southern Africa, Said Adejumobi noted. He further opined that that Botswana is one of the best governed countries on the continent, where institutions work and resources are well...
16 June 2018
www.railwaysafrica.com
Speaking at AfricaRail, Howard Rosen, chairman of the Rail Working Group, told delegates that the Luxembourg Rail Protocol will save R20bn for South Africa. This assessment comes from an independent study by economics consultancy Oxera and commissioned by the Group, published today, that estimates the direct microeconomic benefits of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol.
16 June 2018
https://mwnation.com
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Southern Africa regional director Said Adejumobi says there is need for southern African countries to start working together and open up national borders for trade and investments to flourish.

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