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15 May 2018
www.bloomberg.com
While the U.S. and China are trying to outdo each other with import tariffs and the U.K. wants to break away from the European Union, African leaders are working on a free-trade agreement that will cover a whole continent. Talks to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area started in 2015 and while many signatures of the 55-member African Union are still outstanding, Ghana and Kenya on...
15 May 2018
http://fr.allafrica.com
Le Royaume chérifien va accueillir la 52ème session de la conférence des ministres africains des finances, de la planification et du développement économique de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (Cea). La décision est adoptée au terme de la 51ème session mais, sous réserve de l’adopter définitivement si aucune autre candidature n’est pas déclarée d’ici 30 jours.
15 May 2018
https://it-online.co.za
Experts have called for combined forces to stem the illicit movement of money and capital from one country to another amid revelations that illicit financial flows from Africa were stifling the continent’s development progress.
15 May 2018
www.thezimbabwedaily.com
African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on Monday called for swift actions towards realizing the continent’s ambitions through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
15 May 2018
http://allafrica.com
The ECA Conference of Ministers was praised for discussing ‘real’ issues affecting the continent. At the heart of the debates was the AfCFTA. Its success would depend on a concerted and common approach to advance trade facilitation. Ministers also recognised the central role of private sector to help push forward the AfCFTA project.
14 May 2018
http://africanleadership.co.uk
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has confirmed the government’s preparedness to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) deal and deposit its instruments to the African Union.
14 May 2018
www.devdiscourse.com
Rwanda to soon complete the ratification process of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement and will submit ratification instruments to the African Union secretariat in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
14 May 2018
https://maghrebemergent.info
« Depuis que nous avons a expulsé le colonialisme de l’Afrique, nous nous sommes retournés les uns contre les autres et il est temps, à présent, de regarder devant nous», a déclaré le Premier ministre éthiopien.
14 May 2018
https://economicconfidential.com
Nigeria has been called upon to reconsider its reluctance to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, some economic analysts said in separate interviews in Addis Ababa.
14 May 2018
https://maghrebemergent.info
Selon l’ACBF (Fondation pour le renforcement des capacités en Afrique), le manque de formation des acteurs de la mise en œuvre de la Zone de Libre-Echange Continentale Africaine risque d’entraver la concrétisation des ambitions du continent.
14 May 2018
www.enca.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa says it respects South Africa’s plans to follow its parliamentary processes before signing the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
14 May 2018
www.cnbcafrica.com
At the 51st Economic Commission for Africa session, conversations were had on a one monetary framework, and the need to urgently align with both 2030 goals and Agenda 2063. CNBC Africa spoke to Dimitri Sanga, Director, West Africa’s Sub-regional Office.
14 May 2018
www.maghrebemergent.info
Un représentant de l’ONU pour la Sahel a estimé que les Etats de la région devraient faire avancer le développement tout en bénéficiant d’un appui international.
14 May 2018
www.theeastafrican.co.ke
Increased investments and infrastructure spending in East Africa has seen the region’s economy grow the fastest in the continent.
14 May 2018
lemagazinedumanager.com
Les travaux de la 51ème Conférence des ministres de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA) qui se tiennent du 11 au 15 mai à Addis Abeba, en Ethiopie, se focalisent sur la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (ZLECA).
14 May 2018
http://allafrica.com
Increased investments and infrastructure spending in East Africa has seen the region's economy grow the fastest in the continent.
14 May 2018
www.africanews.com
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.
14 May 2018
www.africanews.com
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.
14 May 2018
www.theeastafrican.co.ke
Africa must fight hard against corruption which is a major drawback on its progress, the African Union was told.
14 May 2018
allafrica.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).
14 May 2018
www.challenges.tn
L’Afrique a mis longtemps à exploiter ses richesses en ressources naturelles pour un développement réel en raison de ses faiblesses en matière de gouvernance, révèle la cinquième édition du Rapport sur la gouvernance africaine publié par la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA) de l’ONU.
14 May 2018
www.newtimes.co.rw
A recent study by Africa Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) has outlined opportunities for improving agricultural value chains with an aim to connect farming to other areas of economic activity.
14 May 2018
africatimes.com
Kigali, Rwanda: In an exclusive interview with Xinhua, on April 29, 2018, Abdalla Hamdok, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Advisory Council said that, “The western style of democracy is not suitable for Africa…. Africa should build its own model and style of democracy because western and African countries differ...
14 May 2018
www.huffpostmaghreb.com
Les différentes étapes de la mise en œuvre de la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (ZLECA), dont les réformes nationales nécessaires pour que les pays puissent bénéficier pleinement de cet accord, les décisions stratégiques nécessaires pour optimiser la compétitivité des économies nationales et la problématique de la taxation étaient au centre des débats de les travaux d’un Dialogue...
14 May 2018
allafrica.com
The planning process of long-term development in any country would be on a shaky foundation if there is no effective coordination system among government institutions that produce and store economic data.

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