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5 December 2016
http://guardian.ng
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has reassured Nigerians that there will be no famine due to the massive food production in the country.
5 December 2016
http://allafrica.com
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is organising a twin set of policy debates to begin mapping out pathways for structural transformation in Central Africa, notably in Gabon (8 December 2016 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Libreville) and in the Republic of Congo (15 December 2016 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Brazzaville).
5 December 2016
http://allafrica.com
The Economic Commission for Africa (Office for North Africa) and the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), held today in Rabat, Morocco the third meeting of the Sub Regional Coordination Mechanism (SRCM) for North Africa.
5 December 2016
http://news.abidjan.net
Trois cents chercheurs, responsables de politiques et partenaires de développement prennent part ce lundi à Abuja, au Nigéria, à la 11ème Conférence économique africaine (CEA), en vue d’échanger des idées sur les enjeux actuels du développement en Afrique, et notamment sur la façon de vaincre la faim et d’assurer la sécurité alimentaire sur le continent.
5 December 2016
http://lematin.ma
C’est hier qu’ont démarré, au Nigeria, les travaux de la onzième Conférence économique africaine. Quelque 300 personnes participent à cette rencontre annuelle co-organisée par la BAD (Banque africaine de développement), le PNUD (Programme des Nations unies pour le développement) et la Commission économique des Nations unies pour l’Afrique (CEA). Organisée sur le thème «Nourrir l’Afrique : vers...
5 December 2016
http://malijet.com
Le Forum du commerce africain s'est clôturé ce mercredi à Addis-Abeba, avec le Coordinateur de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique, David Luke, demandant aux participants d'agir sur les conclusions des discussions de cette semaine étant donné que le continent compte respecter le délai imparti d'octobre 2017 pour la mise en œuvre de la Zone de libre-échange continentale.
4 December 2016
http://africanbusinessmagazine.com
Agencies of the UN System, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of Central Africa and their development partners such as the African Development bank (AfDB) will concert from 6 to 7 December 2016 in Libreville – Gabon, to draw parallels between the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) in order to better support subregional development programmes.
2 December 2016
www.engineeringnews.co.za
This was stated during the opening of Africa Trade Facilitation Forum at the Africa Trade Week 2016, organised jointly by the African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Trade Policy Centre.
2 December 2016
www.einnews.com
Africa’s top statisticians met in Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire to discuss the status and challenges of producing economic statistics in Africa and to take stock of the various efforts underway in modernizing official statistics. Organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the theme of the...
2 December 2016
http://thenationonlineng.net
President Muhammadu Buhari, African Develop-ment Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina, and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Acting Secretary Mr. Abdalla Hamdok, are among dignitaries expected at this year’s agric forum to address the sector’s transformation.
1 December 2016
http://news.abidjan.net
La Ministre du plan et du développement, Kaba Nialé, a procédé à l’ouverture ce mercredi 30 novembre à la dixième session du comité des Directeurs Généraux de Statistique (CoDGs) de l’Union Africaine et la cinquième session de la commission Statistique pour l’Afrique ( Stat-com Afrique V) de la Commission Économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA).
1 December 2016
http://africanbusinessmagazine.com
The Africa Trade Facilitation Forum segment of the ongoing Africa Trade Week opened here today with a rallying call to urgently address trade facilitation gaps that impact on trade and the movement of goods in order to boost intra-African trade, deepen integration and transform African economies.
1 December 2016
http://africanbusinessmagazine.com
Africa’s top statisticians met in Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire to discuss the status and challenges of producing economic statistics in Africa and to take stock of the various efforts underway in modernizing official statistics.
1 December 2016
http://allafrica.com
The Africa Trade Forum ended in Addis Ababa Wednesday with Economic Commission for Africa's Coordinator, David Luke, of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) urging participants to act on conclusions reached in discussions this week as the continent seeks to meet its October 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
30 November 2016
www.waltainfo.com
A Member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords said Monday that Brexit does not mean that the British government will turn its back on Africa, the UNECA External Communications and Media Relations Section disclosed in a press statement.
29 November 2016
www.ebc.et
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) and Africa's trade relations with external parties are among the major issues in focus during a week-long event dubbed "Africa Trade Week" at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa.
29 November 2016
www.ena.gov.et
A Member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords said Monday that Brexit does not mean that the British government will turn its back on Africa, the UNECA External Communications and Media Relations Section disclosed in a press statement.
29 November 2016
www.ena.gov.et
A Member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords said Monday that Brexit does not mean that the British government will turn its back on Africa, the UNECA External Communications and Media Relations Section disclosed in a press statement.
28 November 2016
capitalethiopia.com
A two-day workshop aimed at Stakeholders working to confront the challenge of stemming illicit financial flows (IFFs) from Africa was held in Nairobi with the Economic Commission for Africa’s Head of Special Initiatives in the Office of the Executive Secretary, Aida Opoku-Mensah calling for a coherent and coordinated approach on this agenda.
28 November 2016
www.coastweek.com
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) and Africa’s trade relations with external parties are among the major issues in focus during a week-long event dubbed “Africa Trade Week” at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.
26 November 2016
http://www.bignewsnetwork.com
Just three years ago, most of the world's fastest-growing economies were in Africa, among them Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. A middle class was emerging, led by young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs who bought flashy cars, new houses and the latest smartphones.
26 November 2016
www.einnews.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was invited to make a presentation themed, “Economic integration and prospects in Africa” during a regional meeting of Finnish ambassadors in sub-Saharan Africa and other officials working on African issues.
25 November 2016
allafrica.com/
The two-day workshop aimed at Stakeholders working to confront the challenge of stemming illicit financial flows (IFFs) from Africa ended in Nairobi Tuesday, with participants agreeing to add impetus to the fight to stop the bleeding that is costing the continent over $50 billion annually.
25 November 2016
allafrica.com
Addis-Ababa — The Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union will at the end of this month host the 2016 Africa Trade Week with a special focus on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
24 November 2016
www.capitalfm.co.ke
And to experience this change as a country we must reaffirm our commitment to building, creating, adding value and taking pride in the products that we make. In bolstering manufacturing, we will realise that we cannot continue to speak of innovation and development without basing it heavily on industrialization for our own sustainability.

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