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14 July 2017
http://news.abidjan.net
La Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique (CEA) a réitéré la nécessité d'aborder la question de la connectivité limitée en Afrique pour stimuler le commerce intra-africain.
13 July 2017
http://lavieeco.com
Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, Haut-commissaire au plan, a présenté, le 28 juin à Rabat, le programme du 61e Congrès mondial de statistiques qui se tiendra, du 16 au 21 juillet, à Marrakech. Organisé par le Royaume, en réponse à une demande de l’Institut international de statistique (IIS), le congrès sera l’occasion pour les participants d’échanger expériences et bonnes pratiques, ainsi que de faire valoir...
13 July 2017
allafrica.com
Growth in Burundi is low, due to the low productivity of the subsistence agriculture on which the majority of the population depends, reveals the analysis presented on 13 July in Bujumbura by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
12 July 2017
newbusinessethiopia.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Capacity Development Division (CDD) Director, Stephen Karingi, emphasizes the need to boost intra-African trade.
12 July 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has reiterated the need to address limited connectivity within Africa to boost intra-African trade.
12 July 2017
www.newvision.co.ug
Although poverty levels have been falling, Uganda is now ranked 17th among the countries with the highest level of income inequality in Africa, in a report published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
11 July 2017
allafrica.com
(G20 - Hamburg 2017) Africa's development agenda is framedby the UN 2030 Agenda for SustainableDevelopment and the continent's widerdevelopment blueprint - Agenda 2063.Attaining the development objectives captured in these agenda cannot be done without responding appropriately to thechallenges and opportunities posed byclimate change; a new climate economyapproach is required - i.e. one...
11 July 2017
allafrica.com
Geneva — The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 opened at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters in Geneva today with the Economic Commission for Africa's Capacity Development Division (CDD) Director, Stephen Karingi, emphasizing the need to boost intra-African trade.
11 July 2017
sdg.iisd.org
July 2017: In preparation for the 2017 High-level Segment (HLS) of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the UN Secretary-General released a report on regional perspectives on efforts to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality as well as on regional perspectives on global migration as a contribution to the intergovernmental process towards a global compact on safe, orderly and regular...
10 July 2017
www.newtimes.co.rw
Kigali last week hosted a two-day forum on tertiary education convened by the Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa. The summit evaluated the status of higher education on the continent which did not paint a very positive image.
10 July 2017
allafrica.com
Kigali last week hosted a two-day forum on tertiary education convened by the Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa. The summit evaluated the status of higher education on the continent which did not paint a very positive image.
10 July 2017
www.ictsd.org
Aid for trade (AfT) is explicitly addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under Goal 8: “Promotesustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.” For AfT to deliver on the ambitions of this goal in Africa, along with the objectives contained in the African Union’s (AU) long-term development vision and action plan, Agenda...
8 July 2017
www.newtimes.co.rw
To better harness the potential of tourism to contribute to inclusive growth, as well as to structural transformation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, African countries had better adopted policies that strengthen intersectoral linkages, boost intraregional tourism and promote peace, experts said yesterday.
7 July 2017
ynaija.com
We know ‘Gbenga Sesan has signalled he will be leaving the leadership of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria after 10 years, and this is the tenth year, so perhaps this is a move in that direction.
7 July 2017
allafrica.com
ACADEMICS from Africa and beyond gathered in Kigali, this week, for a two-day high-level forum on quality of higher education on the continent.
7 July 2017
http://allafrica.com
Details about the priorities and processes that would frame and drive the compact are yet to be negotiated, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants this to be a hallmark of her 2017 G20 presidency.
6 July 2017
www.waltainfo.com
The 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU was officially opened on 30th June, 2017 at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has come to close after 9 days. The 29th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union convened under the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth.”
6 July 2017
www.newtimes.co.rw
While there education improvements made towards the attainment of universal primary education among African countries, there is a great deal of work to be done to improve the quality of higher Education.
6 July 2017
http://allafrica.com
The inaugural edition of the Africa Data Revolution Report (ADRR 2016) will be launched on 19 July in Accra, Ghana, as part of activities marking the 2nd Africa Open Data Conference, which will take place from July 17 - 21, 2017.
6 July 2017
www.peacefmonline.com
Delivering a speech before Parliament, the Minister expressed the Ministry's commendation over the President's award saying "we at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP), who are mandated by law to develop policy and supervise the implementation of gender-equalising programmes, are especially proud of the continental acknowledgment of our President as an...
5 July 2017
www.monde-diplomatique.fr
Ce rapport souligne une spécificité de l’Afrique : la croissance urbaine et la croissance industrielle y sont dissociées.
4 July 2017
https://guardian.ng
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has expressed readiness to align its objectives with the goals of the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to reduce Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) among African nations as well as the realisation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
4 July 2017
guardian.ng
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has expressed readiness to align its objectives with the goals of the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to reduce Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) among African nations as well as the realisation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
3 July 2017
www.ecofinagency.com
The Ministry of Budget and National Planning and the Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have launched Nigeria’s 2016 Country Profile. Launched in Abuja, the initiative is aimed at providing analysis and recommendations vital to the country’s drive towards economic and social transformation.
3 July 2017
www.myjoyonline.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Monday named the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the “AU Gender Champion” for 2017.

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