A strong infrastructure base critical to Africa’s economic transformation

A strong infrastructure base is critical for Africa’s economic transformation, Economic Commission for Africa’s Sylvian Boko said Thursday. Speaking during an ECA-sponsored session at the annual Nigerian Bar Association conference in Lagos, Nigeria, Mr. Boko, the Principal Regional Advisor and Head of Development Planning and Statistics at the ECA, said …

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ECA unveils model law on transboundary infrastructure development in Africa

The proposed law provides a means of mitigating and managing perceived risks associated transboundary infrastructure development and bridges the gap between social and private benefits of such huge investments The Economic Commission for Africa on Thursday unveiled the Model Law that provides a framework for the harmonization of cross-border rules, …

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AFI comes of age with a strong lineup and new ventures

African Fashion International’s (AFI) Fashion Weeks have always been known for their world-class fashion events, showcasing designers from all over the continent in Joburg and in Cape Town. This past Fashion Week was significant, for a strong, well-curated lineup and great announcements. It also marked the conclusion of a 6-year …

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Republic of Korea Warship ROKS Dae Jo Young and European Union Naval Force Warships Strengthen Counter-Piracy Cooperation off Coast of Somalia

The Republic of Korea warship, ROKS Dae Jo Young, has recently been deployed with EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. The invaluable cooperation between Republic of Korea and European Union warships is helping to strengthen maritime security to keep seafarers safe as they transit the Indian Ocean and …

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Dangote signs $450million jumbo sugar production Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niger State

On completion, according to the President of the Group Aliko Dangote, the project will generate over 15,000 jobs in the state In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) today in Minna, Niger State signed a …

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Power Africa Partners U.S. African Development Foundation and GE Announce Women in Energy Challenge Winners in Uganda

Joint Energy and Environments Projects (JEEP) and Conservation and Development Uganda Limited (CODE) will each be awarded a grant of $100,000 to expand their renewable energy enterprises to reach women beneficiaries The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), in collaboration with partners Power Africa and GE (www.GE.com), is proud to announce …

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ECA and AUC re-commit to jointly advance Africa’s development Agenda

“Continued strong cooperation and collaboration between our two institutions is crucial for advancing Africa’s structural transformation and industrialization agenda,” said Ms. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during her first official meeting with the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on …

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