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25 July 2017
http://leseco.ma
La réunion des directeurs des instituts africains de statistique tenue à Marrakech en marge du 61e Congrès mondial de la statistique s’est soldé par le souhait formulé par le Maroc d’abriter une conférence continentale en 2019.
24 July 2017
www.newtimes.co.rw
The American government has been faulted by trade and economic experts for the out-of-cycle review of the American Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) which could see Rwanda and East African countries barred from duty-free access to the US market.
24 July 2017
www.leconomiste.com
«La statistique doit être prise au sérieux!» explique le directeur général de l’institut de statistique en Tanzanie. Représentant d’un des 40 pays africains venus à cette rencontre des DG des instituts nationaux de statistique (INS), il insiste en affirmant que «très peu de pays appliquent la charte africaine de la statistique et trouver des partenaires est toujours une lutte».
23 July 2017
cpifinancial.net
According to the report, the African continent accounted for 41 per cent of Kenya's exports in 2016 while Europe and Asia each accounted for approximately a quarter of total exports. Uganda held the position of Kenya's largest single export destination accounting for 11 per cent of total exports during 2016.
22 July 2017
https://africanmanager.com
Lors de leur réunion en date du 20 juillet 2017 à Marrakech, sous la présidence conjointe de Monsieur Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, Haut-­Commissaire au Plan (HCP) du Royaume du Maroc et Madame Giovannie Biha, Secrétaire Exécutive adjointe de la Commission Economique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA), chargée de la Diffusion du Savoir, les Directeurs Généraux et les représentants d’une quarantaine d’...
22 July 2017
http://thereporterethiopia.com
Across the developed world, longstanding advocates of free trade are in retreat. America has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and stepped back from the World Trade Organization. Meanwhile, a crisis is brewing at the heart of the European single market.
22 July 2017
http://geopolis.francetvinfo.fr
La croissance démographique du continent africain est souvent présentée comme un frein à son développement. Le président français Emmanuel Macron l'a encore laissé entendre récemment. S'il est vrai que la démographie influe sur la croissance économique, elle ne constitue pas encore un handicap pour l'Afrique. Car le continent peut toujours profiter de son dividende démographique.
21 July 2017
africanbusinessmagazine.com
The location of a Sicilian town whose rugged hilltops overlook the vast expanse of the Mediterranean Sea was significant since Italy, which will hold the G7’s presidency until the end of the year, hoped to find consensus on preventing migrants, especially those from Africa, from risking their lives to reach Europe’s shores.
21 July 2017
news.xinhuanet.com
Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of Rwanda, speaks during the opening ceremony of YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on July 20, 2017. Delegates attending the inaugural of YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Kigali on Thursday called on African countries to enhance the potential of young Africans in order to achieve a...
21 July 2017
https://lnt.ma
Les directeurs généraux des Instituts nationaux de statistiques en Afrique ont plaidé, jeudi à Marrakech, pour faire de la statistique un « puissant » levier dans l’édification d’un modèle de développement endogène africain au service de l’intégration économique régionale.
21 July 2017
www.eraenvironnement.com
La Communauté de Développement d’Afrique Australe* vient d’accepter la demande d’intégration des Comores au sein de son institution. Au mois d’août prochain, cette demande sera officiellement approuvée, lors du Sommet des Chefs d’Etat à Prétoria en Afrique du Sud. Cette entrée dans le développement économique de l’Afrique Australe est perçue comme une réelle opportunité. Analyse.
20 July 2017
brussels.cta.int
There is a long held debate about the volume of intra-African trade. Some say it is 10 per cent, others say it is underestimated because it could be more than that, and put it at 12 per cent. It is about 3 per cent of global trade.
20 July 2017
http://adiac-congo.com
Si tout se passe bien, la Zone de libre-échange continentale (ZLEC) va boucler ses négociations cette année.
20 July 2017
http://apanews.net
The Land Policy Initiative (LPI) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Thursday unveiled a Monitoring and Evaluation of Land in Africa (MELA) project to track progress in the implementation of the African Union Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges in 12 African countries.
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
capitalethiopia.com
Intra-regional trade that is more diversified and industrial in nature creates opportunities for value addition and the development of regional value chains, according to a report jointly launched by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the World Trade Organization (WTO). It emphasizes the importance of developing regional value chains, decent jobs and improving livelihoods. Aid for Trade is...
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.
18 July 2017
http://capitalethiopia.com
Intra-regional trade that is more diversified and industrial in nature creates opportunities for value addition and the development of regional value chains, according to a report jointly launched by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
17 July 2017
www.swazilandonlinenews.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.
17 July 2017
www.fanabc.com
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations are moving in the right direction and at the desired pace, with the first phase of the negotiations expected to be concluded by the end of 2017, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), David Luke said.
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.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.
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.

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