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

All set for Horn of Africa trade forum focusing on region’s pharmaceutical industry

The forum is being organized by the ECA, the Government of Ethiopia, the African Union Commission (AUC), and the European Union (EU)

All is set for the two-day regional trade forum for the Horn of Africa focusing on the implementation of the historic African Continental Free Trade Agreement that went into force on 30 May. The theme of the forum is: “AfCFTA Implementation: Breaking Down Geographical, Logistical and Regulatory Barriers to Trade…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Readout of the Deputy Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Yemi OSINBAJO, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Deputy Secretary-General thanked the Vice President for the visit

On 24 June 2019, the Deputy Secretary-General met with H. E. Mr. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Deputy Secretary-General thanked the Vice President for the visit, conveyed the Secretary-General’s greetings and expressed appreciation for the ongoing collaboration between the United Nations and Nigeria. The…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Government, European Union, UN launch Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women, girls

The Zimbabwe Spotlight Initiative country programme targets directly and indirectly 11 million beneficiaries particularly rural women and girls

The Government of Zimbabwe, the European Union and the United Nations today launched a multi-year Spotlight Initiative to assist women and girls realize their full potential in a violence-free, gender-responsive and inclusive Zimbabwe. Delivering a keynote at the launch, President Mnangagwa in a statement read on his behalf by Hon.…

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

ECA supports Chad to flesh-out African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) strategy

The masterplan, in the offing, lays emphasis on energy supply, agribusiness (especially meat and leather products), construction works and the digital economy

A retreat to size up the stakes of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for the Republic of Chad and lay the foundation for the country’s strategy to leverage it, ended in Mara, Chad, at the weekend, with experts from the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) allaying fears…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Mali on a New Economic and Financial Program Supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility

Key objectives of the program include strengthening fiscal discipline and tax revenue mobilization through further revenue administration reforms

The Malian authorities and IMF staff reached a staff-level agreement on a new economic and financial program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The new program is aimed at fostering strong and inclusive growth and poverty reduction through investment in infrastructure and social sectors, and stimulating jobs creation, notably…

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German Government continues supporting economic development in the Republic of Namibia

Since Namibia's independence in 1990, Germany has continuously supported the Namibian Government in strengthening the country’s social and economic growth

On Monday, 24 June 2019, Hon. Calle Schlettwein, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Namibia, and His Excellency Christian Schlaga, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany signed a Financial Cooperation Agreement on interest-subsidized loans between Germany and Namibia. The agreement covers programmes to the value of 80 million…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank approves USD 24.7 million for Water and Sanitation Development in South Sudan

The Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the Juba town distribution network and related works

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on June 20, 2019, approved a proposal to commit $24.7 million to finance the South Sudan Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project. The Strategic Water Supply and Sanitation Improvement Project will support the rehabilitation of approximately 50km of the…

Africa Oil Week
Source: Africa Oil Week |

New features and unparalleled line-up to drive programme for Africa Oil Week 2019

Over 1500 delegates, including a record-breaking number of 16+ government ministers will attend the event in Cape Town

As the leading event for Africa’s upstream, Africa Oil Week (Africa-OilWeek.com) is committed to staying at the cutting-edge of developments in oil and gas. Over 1500 delegates, including a record-breaking number of 16+ government ministers will attend the event in Cape Town, taking place between 4-8 November 2019. This year’s…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

UNCTAD's Economic Development in Africa Report 2019

The Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 focuses on preferential trade liberalization among the members of the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 will be launched globally on the same day. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2019 focuses on preferential trade liberalization among the members of the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which is crucial if the continent is to seize the historic…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff completes mission to Comoros on possible emergency financial assistance following Cyclone Kenneth

IMF assistance would help address Comoros’ budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction and humanitarian needs

IMF mission reached a preliminary staff-level understanding on a possible emergency financial assistance to Comoros, following tropical Cyclone Kenneth; IMF assistance would help address Comoros’ budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction and humanitarian needs; the assistance could also play a catalyst role in securing grants from development partners and…