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Thoughts on the African data ecosystems

During the one-day workshop, which took place on July 19 at the Accra International Conference Centre under the theme, “The Role of Open Data in The Africa Data Revolution”, Eromosele John, who leads the open data team at the Edo State ICT Agency in Nigeria said there’s a serious problem of data user-friendliness in Africa

Customary land managers share lessons & experiences with Africa's land commissioners

The Land Commissioners, senior government officials and other land experts visited the Gbawe and Kwabenya Community Lands where elders and paramount chiefs explained these sensitive issues and others related to community land rights

Pilot study tracking implementation of AU land declaration to be unveiled in Ghana

The workshop follows the joint LPI-Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) meeting with African Land Commissions on Securing Community Land Rights that is being attended by representatives from member States, regional economic communities (RECs), development partners and technical experts on land tenure and governance issues on the continent

African land commissioners’ workshop on securing community land rights opens in Accra

The LPI is a joint programme of the tripartite consortium and its main purpose is to support African countries come up with policies that promote fair and equitable distribution of land resources and lend impetus to the development process on the continent

Accra launch of The Africa Data Revolution Report

Jointly published by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Wide Web Foundation and the Open Data for Development Network (OD4D), ADRR is a biennial report that maps the data ecosystem in Africa

Continental Free Trade Area negotiations moving in the right direction

The discussions were held under the topic: “The CFTA: Ensuring Inclusive Outcomes Through Boosting Intra-African Trade and Connectivity”

Africa Regional Integration Index Report under spotlight at Global Review 2017 in Geneva

Under the spotlight was the second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII) Report that will be published in 2018

Add vocational skills to your education – UNIC urges youth

World Youth Skills Day, Soremekun disclosed, is in recognition of the fact that fostering the acquisition of skills by youth would enhance their ability to make informed choices with regard to life and work and empower them to gain access to changing labour markets

Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) is a golden opportunity for Nigerian companies to regularise their tax affairs

It gives taxpayers an opportunity to voluntarily declare all previously undisclosed assets and income, and thereby regularise their affairs

ECA-WTO joint publication on role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade launched in Geneva

The regional report, titled “Promoting connectivity in Africa: The role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade” was launched at the ongoing Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 whose theme is “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development”

Boosting Intra-African Trade Crucial to Africa’s Development says ECA’s Stephen Karingi

Boosting intra-African trade is the most effective channel for trade to deliver development on the African continent, said Mr. Karingi, adding deeper trade integration is the surest way to speed up Africa’s economic transformation

Jumia Nigeria Celebrates 5th Anniversary and Re-states Commitment to Nigerian Market

From July 3rd - July 13th, 2017, Jumia is throwing a Super Birthday Sale with up to 70% discounts on www.Jumia.com.ng

Home-grown aspirations drive Africa’s implementation of sustainable development goals

In her contribution to a session on the key drivers of change, Ms. Opoku-Mensah highlighted the efforts to increase intra-African trade through the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area whose negotiations are ongoing

Grohe’s smart and intuitive technologies revolutionise the shower experience

At its heart is the combined push-and-turn technology which gives users finger-tip control of the head and hand shower’s different spray patterns, while allowing control of the water flow rate by rotating the buttons

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