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

Zimbabwe ready to host & showcase itself at sustainable development forum: Minister

The goals will be clustered around the five Ps – People, Prosperity, Planet, Peace and Partnerships

Zimbabwe is ready to host the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) that will be held in Victoria Falls from 24 to 27 February under the theme ‘2030-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.” This was said Monday…

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

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Zimbabwe sign agreement ahead of forthcoming sustainable development forum

The overall objective of the sixth session of the Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) is to conduct a regional follow-up and review of progress made

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Zimbabwe government on Wednesday signed an agreement in preparation for the forthcoming Sixth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which Harare is hosting in Victoria Falls from 24-27 February, 2020. Mr. Oliver Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics, signed…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain |

Minister of Foreign Affairs signs number of agreements, memorandum of understanding with friendly Republic of Seychelles

The Minister of Foreign Affairs praised the development and progress witnessed in the existing friendship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Seychelles

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, signed a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of Seychelles, with the Minister of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr.Maurice Loustau-Lalanne, which happened…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

The 2019 economic growth is estimated to reach about 4 percent, reflecting strong output in the tourism and communication sectors

The implementation of the Seychelles’ economic program is largely on track; The 2019 economic growth is estimated to reach about 4 percent, reflecting strong output in the tourism and communication sectors; The near-to-medium-term economic outlook continues to be favorable, provided that the authorities maintain their prudent policies under the Policy…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

As Africa gains development ground, new inequalities emerge, says new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report

The Report analyzes inequality in three dimensions beyond income, beyond averages, and beyond today and proposes a battery of policy options to tackle it

African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground on primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up that, left unchecked, threatens to undermine further progress and make it harder for those already behind to catch up.   So finds the United…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Comoros: World Bank Group Pledges $175 Million in Additional Support for Development Programs

The World Bank Group’s support will also help promote private sector and value chains development in agriculture and tourism

The World Bank Group pledged an additional $175 million over the period 2020-2022 to support Comoros’ development through its National Emergent Plan. The announcement was made at the Development Partners Conference for Comoros, held in Paris on December 2 and 3, 2019. This funding consists of grants and concessional credits…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

U.S. Delegation meets with General Khalifa Haftar

The officials underscored the United States’ full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya

Senior U.S. officials met with General Khalifa Haftar on November 24 to discuss steps to achieve a suspension of hostilities and a political resolution to the Libyan conflict. The delegation included Deputy National Security Advisor for Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Victoria Coates, Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland, Principal…

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

A new pharma initiative to reduce the cost of medicines and healthcare

The meeting discussed the role of African businesses in driving the growth in this sector as well as the need for financing instruments to facilitate pooled procurement

A high-level meeting of policymakers, regulators and industry experts in the field of pharmaceuticals and trade opened in Addis Ababa, Thursday to discuss a bold path towards affordable pharmaceuticals through leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area.  The Continent is home to 11% of the world’s population yet it carries…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles |

17th Regional Seminar of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group - European Union (ACP-EU) Economic and Social Interest Groups

This year, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a regional seminar in Eastern and Southern Africa, which comprises the Indian Ocean islands

Dates: 21 and 22 November 2019 Venue: Hotel Sofitel, Wolmar, Flic en Flac (Mauritius) Working languages: EN, FR, PT The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is pleased to invite you to the 17th Regional Seminar of ACP-UE Economic and Social Interest Groups, which will take place on 21 and…

Source: European Union |

The European Union (EU) Ambassador visits Seychelles for the second time in one month: A second visit focused on Maritime Security and Climate Change

This second visit was the opportunity for the EU Ambassador to reiterate the EU strong commitment to continue to work closely with the Government of Seychelles

During his second visit to Seychelles, H.E. Mr Vincent Degert, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Seychelles launched, with Mr Wallace Cosgrow, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, the shoreline management plan prepared by UNDP in the framework of the climate adaptation project in La Digue.…