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    • Figure 1: Confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases by health zone in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, data as of 11 December 2018 (n=505)
    • Figure 2: Confirmed and probable Ebola virus disease cases by week of illness onset, data as of 11 December 2018 (n=504)*
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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is occurring in an unforgiving context. Non-engagement from communities and conflict continue to hamper response activities in some affected areas. Moreover, poor infection prevention and control (IPC) practices across numerous private and public health centers remain a…

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    • Minister Davies speaking during South Africa’s deposit of the instrument of ratification of the TFTA Agreement
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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…

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Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) Partners with National Aviation Services (NAS) to bring Innovation to Airports in Marrakech with E-gates at Pearl Lounge

First of its kind solution across Africa; E-gates offer quicker lounge access to passengers

The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets to launch the first electronic gates (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area. This is the first of its kind solution across Africa.…

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

African Economic Conference (AEC) 2018: The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will increase Africans’ freedoms, says Economic Commission for Africa (ECA’s) Elhiraika

It aims to build an integrated market in Africa that will see a market of more than one-billion people

The African Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), if fully implemented, will not only give a substantial boost to Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) but also help expand the freedoms of the continent’s citizens, the majority of whom have never been outside their countries of origin, says a top Economic Commission for…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

United States and the Republic of the Congo Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

This Agreement strengthens the civil aviation partnership between the two countries and deepens commercial and economic ties

United States and the Republic of the Congo Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement We welcome the December 4, 2018 signing of the new Open Skies Air Transport Agreement between the United States and the Republic of the Congo.  This Agreement strengthens the civil aviation partnership between the two countries…

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The Lake Victoria Challenge — Transforming Mobility

UNICEF, the World Food Programme and the World Economic Forum join the Lake Victoria Challenge, an initiative launched by the Government of Tanzania and the World Bank Group

The World Bank, the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution have come together to support the Government of Tanzania in the organization of the Lake Victoria Challenge, an initiative that aims to explore drones as a new mobility model for the…

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    • Private Sector urged to invest in Africa’s Transboundary Infrastructure Projects
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Private Sector urged to invest in Africa’s Transboundary Infrastructure Projects

Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Adeyemi assured potential investors that “your money is safe”

A senior adviser on regional integration and trade at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Adeyinka Adeyemi, has assured private sector investors that dependable mechanisms have been established to facilitate and safeguard investment in transboundary projects across Africa. “I am pleased to inform you that we now have…

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Cameroon: African Development Bank approves €17.96 million Ring-Road project to improve socio-economic growth in the North-West province

The loan for the 365 km Ring Road is the Bank’s third intervention in the implementation of this important road network rehabilitation and upgrading project

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a €17.96 million loan to the Republic of Cameroon to finance the construction of a Ring-Road Project in the North-West Province of the country. The Ring Road project, which falls under phase three of the country’s Transport Sector Support Programme, aims to improve…

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Africa’s Protocol on the Free Movement of People under spotlight at East African Community (ECA) meeting

Countries were encouraged to reflect on how they could balance free movement of persons with protectionism

Africa needs a major mindset change so it can tear down the physical and mental borders imposed during colonial times so citizens can embrace each other for the betterment of the continent, participants at the ongoing 22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) for Eastern Africa agreed Wednesday.…

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World Trade Organization (WTO) members review regional trade agreements covering European Union (EU), Ghana and Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

Members also considered the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) treaty and EAEU accessions of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic

WTO members reviewed the interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Ghana at the 19 November meeting of the Committee on Regional Trade Agreements. Members also considered the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) treaty and EAEU accessions of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic. Parties to the EU-Ghana interim Economic Partnership…