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‘Immediate action’ needed as millions in north-eastern Nigeria face food insecurity – UN

In a situation update, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said the urgently needed funds would tackle food insecurity among returnee, internally displaced and host communities Warning that ongoing unrest and rising inflation have left more than five million people in restive north-east Nigeria facing acute food insecurity, the United …

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Improve transport infrastructure and the competitiveness of West Africa

On the whole, the statistics available reveal that West Africa lags way behind in terms of infrastructure, in general and transport infrastructure, in particular The Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA/SRO-WA), in collaboration with the Senegalese Government, organized an ad-hoc experts’ group …

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High Interest Rates: How do they impact Small Businesses in East Africa?

Better access to low-interest funding could spur growth of East African Small & Medium Businesses Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa should be looking at ways to maximise their efficiency and improve debt management to navigate the risks that high interest rates pose for their businesses. That’s the word …

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Africa Trade Week 2016 (ATW2016): Invitation to Representatives of the Media

Theme: “Advancing Socio-Economic Structural Transformation through Intra-Africa Trade” When: Monday 28 November – Friday 2 December 2016 Where: AU Headquarters, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia Who: Organised by the Department of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Objective: The ATW2016 will focus on the Continental …

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Be Online Shopping Savvy this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The promotional sales hype this weekend is the perfect spring board for the festive season deals which follow it. It spells the start of the peak season for retailers and in theory, every consumer’s dream – special discounts, free gifts and free delivery Consumers need to understand international shipping processes in …

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Three New Investments Strengthen UK Support to Egypt

Three New Investments Strengthen UK Support to Egypt as Number 1 Investor Since 2011, Foreign Direct Investment inflows from the UK have amounted to USD30 billion. On Tuesday 8 November British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson attended the inauguration of GlaxoSmithKline’s newest liquid line in Egypt, an EGP65 million investment …

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ECA and experts examine links between territorial policies, industrialization and inclusive development

This event will take place with the participation of the Tunisian Minister of Industry Zied Ladhari, the acting Director of the ECA office for North Africa Omar Ismael Abdourahman and the acting UNDP Resident representative to Tunisia El Kebir Mdarhri Alaoui The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA – Office for …

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Experts review World Summit on Information Society achievements and emerging ICT issues

Organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the meeting brings together African policy makers, ICT experts, and representatives of regional and international organizations, telecommunications operators, private sector, civil society, academic and research institutions Over 32 countries have assembled in Addis Ababa for the annual Africa review and follow up …

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Five Business Delegations From Germany In Namibia This Year

By organising these visits, the German Embassy supports the Government’s Growth at Home Strategy and the President’s Harambee Prosperity Plan On 21 and 22 November, 2016, a 15-member business delegation from Germany representing nine companies from the mining and infrastructure sectors visited Namibia, accompanied by Mr. Ullrich Kinne, Commercial Counsellor …

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