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19 July 2017
www.daily-mail.co.zm
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says boosting intra-African trade is the most effective channel to deliver development on the continent.
19 July 2017
http://fr.le360.ma
Tout le gotha africain du monde des statistiques se retrouve aujourd’hui à Marrakech pour débattre de l’intégration régionale. Cette rencontre, qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du 61ème Congrès mondial de la statistique, est placée sous le thème «Rôle de la statistique dans l’intégration de l’Afrique», souligne Aujourd’hui Le Maroc dans sa publication de ce jeudi 20 juillet.
18 July 2017
https://mareeg.com
The first ever meeting of African Land Commissioners opened in Accra Monday with Ghana’s Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John-Peter Amewu, lamenting the extreme levels of poverty in some parts of the continent despite the availability of vast arable land resources.
17 July 2017
http://allafrica.com
Insecure forest and land rights trigger widespread poverty, gender disparity, lack of economic growth, social unrest, conflicts and investment risks, says Solange Bandiaky-Badji, Africa Program and Gender Justice Director at the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a global coalition of organizations working to encourage forest land tenure and policy reforms.
17 July 2017
www.ecofinagency.com
Today, July 17th, begins in Accra a regional workshop relating to land tenure in Africa. The three-day event which will focus on Securing Community Land Rights on the Continent, is organized by the Land Policy Initiative, which is a joint programme of the tripartite consortium of the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in...
17 July 2017
www.ghanabusinessnews.com
The Ghanaian capital, Accra, will host the launch of the first edition of the Africa Data Revolution Report (ADRR 2016), a press release from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) copied to ghanabusinessnews.com says.
17 July 2017
http://news.xinhuanet.com
Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa has attracted over 650,000 tourists in the first three quarters of the just completed Ethiopian fiscal year, according to Addis Ababa city administration officials.
17 July 2017
http://allafrica.com
The regional workshop on securing community land rights continued in Accra, Ghana, Monday with Land Policy Initiative (LPI) Coordinator, Joan Kagwanja, saying better governance of land resources in Africa can catalyze growth and development and in the process help eradicate extreme poverty on the continent.
17 July 2017
www.myjoyonline.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.
16 July 2017
www.elmoudjahid.com
La route Transsaharienne entrera en service, en 2019. C’est le secrétaire général du Comite de liaison de la Transsaharienne (CLTR) qui l’a annoncé, hier au Forum Économie d’El Moudjahid. Les raisons du retard dans l’achèvement de ce projet stratégique qui unit six pays sont d’ordres sécuritaire et technique.
16 July 2017
www.premiumtimesng.com
The Economic Commission for Africa, ECA, says the Continental Free Trade Area, CFTA, negotiations are moving in the right direction and while the first phase of the project is expected to be concluded by the end of 2017.
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...
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.
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.
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.”

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