Year of Energy
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African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) Secretary General Pushes Africa-wide Cooperation, Reforms to 18-Member Petroleum Producers’ Organization

African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) members will meet in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the Cape VII Exhibition and Conference from April 1-5

The Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers Organization (https://YearOfEnergy2019.com/APPO/) is calling for meaningful intra-African trade and cooperation; APPO members will meet in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the Cape VII Exhibition and Conference from April 1-5; New APPO reforms aim to increase the organization’s influence on the international stage  The Secretary General…

Source: Federal Republic of Somalia - Office of the President |

Joint Press Statement between the Federal Government of Somalia and the State of Eritrea

The two Presidents held bilateral discussions at Villa Somalia and they agreed to strengthen the two nations historical relations

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia and President Isaias Afwerki, President of the State of Eritrea, held a two-day consultation meeting in Mogadishu, Somalia on December 13th-14th 2018. The two Presidents held bilateral discussions at Villa Somalia and they agreed to strengthen the two…

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President Bio Launches Quality Produce Fair in Kenema

The week-long event, the first in more than thirty years, brought together farmers and agricultural organisations from across the country, showcasing the quality of their produce

His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has officially launched the Quality Produce Fair organised by the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board (SLPMB) in the eastern district headquarter town of Kenema. The week-long event, the first in more than thirty years, brought together farmers and agricultural organisations from across the country,…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

East African bloc agrees to make regional trade cheaper, faster and simpler

Representatives meet in Nairobi in parallel with Africa eCommerce Week

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda agreed today to make trade between them and with other countries cheaper, faster and simpler in a significant boost for economic integration in East Africa and continental trade facilitation. Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, representatives of the nations – who are…

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Smaller African nations should not fear but embrace African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)’s Songwe

Ms. Songwe said the ECA is strongly committed to continue supporting African Union (AU) member States towards the successful realization of the AfCFTA

Smaller African economies should not fear the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) but rather embrace the accord for the benefits it will bring to the continent through expanded intra-African trade, says Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe. In a speech read on her behalf at the…

Source: AFRO Foundation |

The AFRO: First Pan-African Cryptocurrency dedicated to Growth and Development in Africa

Against the backdrop of numerous national currencies affecting trade and growth on the continent, the AFRO provides a reliable, safe and secure solution suited to Africa’s development challenges

FIRST 200,000 WALLETS TO RECEIVE 50 FREE AFROs AFRO Foundation (https://AFROFoundation.org/), a non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland, launched the AFRO, first Pan-African cryptocurrency dedicated to growth and development in Africa. Global leader in mobile money, Africa is now welcoming its first digital currency. Against the backdrop of numerous national…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Development, Diplomacy, and Defense: Promoting U.S. Interests in Africa

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs House Foreign Affairs Committee

Testimony, Tibor P. Nagy, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs House Foreign Affairs Committee Thank you Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee for the opportunity to testify today on U.S. policy toward Africa, and to my colleague and friend Ramsey Day of USAID here with…

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South Africa deposits the Instrument of Ratification of the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

The deposit of the instrument means that South Africa has formally and legally committed to theTripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) on the margins of the African Union Ministers of Trade meeting taking place in Cairo, Egypt from 12-13 December 2018. The TFTA comprises three regional economic blocks – the Common Market for…

African Performance Institute
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The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute

This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time in Africa by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and SMEs, chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute (www.Performance-Institute.org), led by Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE. This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtesy Call on His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO President of the Republic of Ghana

Minister Kono mentioned that Japan would support the development of Ghana

On December 11, commencing at 4:00 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO President of the Republic of Ghana, who is paying a visit to Japan. The overview of the courtesy call…