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10 March 2019
https://punchng.com
The United Nations has expressed profound shock and dismay over the crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane on Sunday morning. The global body stated this in a statement issued by the Communications Section of Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on behalf of Ms Vera Songwe, the executive secretary of ECA.
10 March 2019
https://noticieros.televisa.com
La Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) expresó este domingo su tristeza por la muerte de los 157 pasajeros del accidente aéreo de Etiopía, entre los que había varios trabajadores de la organización internacional cuyo número aún no se ha concretado.
10 March 2019
https://www.thenational.ae
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has declared Monday a day of mourning after dozens of aid workers, doctors, UN officials and World Food Programme staff were killed in a plane crash minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa airport.
10 March 2019
https://punchng.com
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed shock over the death of Amb. Abiodun Bashua, a retired career Ambassador, who died in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday morning.
8 March 2019
www.itnewsafrica.com
Africa will not fully develop if hundreds of millions of its people continue to live without electricity, Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe said Thursday.
8 March 2019
www.newsghana.com.gh
African experts and policymakers on Thursday urged African countries to further expand investment in electricity production so as to drive the continent’s development.
8 March 2019
www.agenceafrique.com
Une table-ronde organisée par la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA) et la Banque mondiale sur les emplois et la transformation économique en Afrique, s’est tenue cette semaine à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie. Cette rencontre s’est penchée sur trois domaines prioritaires à savoir, la transformation numérique, le commerce et les chaînes de valeur mondiales et le capital humain pour l’emploi.
8 March 2019
www.infoafrica.it
AFRICA – “L’Africa non si svilupperà mai pienamente se centinaia di milioni di persone continueranno a vivere senza accesso all’elettricità”: così ha detto la segretaria esecutiva della Commissione economica per l’Africa delle Nazioni Unite (UNECA), Vera Songwe.
8 March 2019
www.wakatsera.com
L’Afrique doit innover pour créer suffisamment d’emplois décents pour sa population jeune et croissante, déclare ce mardi, la Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA), Vera Songwe.
8 March 2019
fr.allafrica.com
L'Afrique doit innover pour créer suffisamment d'emplois décents pour sa population jeune et croissante, déclare ce mardi, la Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique (CEA), Vera Songwe.
7 March 2019
leadership.ng
The extractive industry in Nigeria which consists mainly of the oil and gas sector and the solid minerals sector can be said to be backbone of the nation’s economy.
7 March 2019
www.africanews.com
Africa will not fully develop if hundreds of millions of its people continue to live without electricity, Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe said Thursday.
7 March 2019
reussirbusiness.com
Avec la croissance démographique de l’Afrique, estimée à 1,7 milliard d’habitants d’ici 2030, un taux de croissance de plus de 8% par an est nécessaire pour créer au moins 120 millions d’emplois pour les jeunes entrant sur le marché du travail d’ici à 2030, a soutenu la Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA), Vera Songwe.
7 March 2019
www.devdiscourse.com
Addressing a Res4Africa business-to-government high-level workshop on accelerating the renewable energy transition in Ethiopia, Ms Songwe said energy was at the heart of development and access to electricity would lift productivity within and across sectors.
7 March 2019
www.cope.es
El ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, UE y Cooperación, Josep Borrell, ha inaugurado este jueves en Addis Abeba la conferencia de embajadores españoles en el continente africano para presentarles el recién aprobado III Plan África, que enmarca la estrategia española para la región.
7 March 2019
www.leseco.ma
La Marrakech abritera du 20 au 26 mars la 52e session de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA). Cette rencontre «offre aux ministres des finances africains une occasion propice d’examiner les politiques fiscales nécessaires à la mise en œuvre de la Zone de libre-échange continentale (ZLEC) africaine », indique la CEA. Les participants aborderont le Programme pour le développement durable...
7 March 2019
www.ft.com
7 March 2019
www.2merkato.com
Ethiopia is putting in place reforms that aim to broaden the private sector’s participation in the economy, Ahmed Shide, Ethiopia’s Finance Minister said. The reforms that are being implemented also hope to see an increase in competitiveness and create decent jobs.
7 March 2019
www.newsghana.com.gh
Egypt’s Parliament has approved the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, bringing the total approvals to 19, of which 15 have already been deposited as the formal instrument with the African Union Commission Secretariat.
6 March 2019
https://allafrica.com
Strategic logistics are an important consideration in the long term planning and development of Africa’s regional transport infrastructure. Big data analysis show that seven key African corridors represent 3% of land, yet account for 20% of the population and 17% of all economic activity on the continent. These same corridors account for two-fifths of consumers, one-third of youth and of those...
6 March 2019
www.politicalanalysis.co.za
Africa has to innovate if the continent is to create sufficient decent jobs for its growing youthful population, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said.
6 March 2019
www.africanreview.com
Africa needs to innovate in order to create sufficient jobs for its growing youthful population, according to Vera Songwe, executive secretary of Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
6 March 2019
www.devdiscourse.com
“The government has been implementing strategies that focus on job creation, being fully cognizant that to create jobs, there needs to be a structural transformation from low productive sectors to high productivity sectors,” the Minister said.

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