African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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African Development Bank Launches first Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report

Africa-to-Africa Investment Report: A first look, finds that more African companies are investing in Africa

Opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles, according to a report by leading African companies covered in the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) new Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report, the first ever report on inter-African trade published by the Bank. The report unearths the realities African companies face when investing in…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Presiding Officers of Parliament welcome UN’s Madiba Statue unveiled at the UN today

The unveiling of the Statue of Tat’uMandela at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on the heritage day, is one of the greatest symbolic actions by the nations of the world to affirm our great living heritage

The Parliament of South Africa takes pride in its rich heritage represented by among others, the dynamic and exponentially growing legacy of the first democratically elected President Nelson Mandela. The Presiding Officers of Parliament, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces’ Chairperson Thandi Modise say: “the unveiling…

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U.S. Embassy showcases winning projects from Solve IT! Competition

SolveIt! is a national innovation competition launched by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with U.S.-based NGO Humanity plus (H+) and iCog Labs and an Ethiopian Artificial Intelligence (AI) company

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa wrapped up its SolveIT! competition with a public showcase of 31 innovative technology projects on September 22, 2018. SolveIt! is a national innovation competition launched by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with U.S.-based NGO Humanity plus (H+) and iCog Labs and an Ethiopian Artificial Intelligence…

CAJ News Africa
Source: CAJ News Africa |

Despotic Djibouti a dragnet to Horn of Africa development

From Said Aboubaker in Djibouti, Djibouti

Despite its immense economic potential, owing to its strategic location, Djibouti risks becoming an island of poverty in a sea of wealth as investors make the most of a conducive atmosphere promoted by respective governments in the Horn of Africa region. The Horn of Africa, with an estimated population of…

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Invitation to Germany for Namibian experts in economy and industry

Together with other experts from Southern Africa, the Namibian participants will have the opportunity to explore the various facets of European industrial and economic policy and consider them in the African context

Ndiitah Nghipondoka-Robiati, CEO at the Namibia Trade Forum, and Dr Michael Humavindu, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, will participate in a visit to Germany on European Industrial and Economic Policies. The visit takes place from 18 to 24 November 2018 and is part…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) senior official makes a case for Using the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to support Africa’s industrial exports

Mold indicated that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) marks a fundamental step towards dismantling barriers and reducing costs to intra-African trade, boost industrialization, improve productivity and competitiveness of Africa for the creation of the much-needed jobs on the continent

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a unique and timely opportunity for the continent and offers more benefits than other trading arrangements with regions outside the continent, said Mr Andrew Mold, Acting Director of UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Eastern Africa. Mold indicated that the AfCFTA…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Southern Africa urged to re-orient national policies to incorporate blue economy opportunities

Participants said member States should re-orient national development policies, plans and strategies to incorporate blue economy opportunities for poverty eradication and inclusive industrialization

Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius, September 21, 2018 (ECA) – The 24th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of Southern Africa (ICE) ended in Mauritius Friday with delegates urging member States to create stable policy environments to minimise uncertainties in order to attract investments in transformative sectors, including those with the…

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Norway increases contribution to EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

So far this year, about 86 000 migrants have come to Europe from Africa

‘The loss of thousands of lives on the journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean is a terrible tragedy. Norway is therefore providing a further NOK 60 million to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. The EU Emergency Trust Fund for…

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Photo News Release: African Leading Business Woman, Isabel dos Santos, Speaking on Business Evolution at Bloomberg Global Business Forum

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Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International’s Newly Unified Loyalty Programs Celebrate with the First Ever Promotion Rewarding Members with Bonus Points Across All 29 Brands

Under the recently unified loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and SPG members can combine their accounts giving them one account number

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) celebrates its recently unified loyalty programs - Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), with a new points promotion that will allow members to earn bonus points across 6,700 hotels at all 29 participating brands for the very first time. “MegaBonus in More Places”…