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9 December 2020
http://global.chinadaily.com.cn
This year's edition of the virtual African Economic Conference kicked off on Tuesday with calls for the continent's policymakers, researchers and development partners to design Afrocentric solutions to ensure Africa builds its own future in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
9 December 2020
https://www.africanreview.com
The virtual event, titled 'Africa beyond COVID-19: Acceleration towards inclusive and sustainable development' brought together leaders and experts to examine the pandemic's impact on Africa, the continent's responses, and how it can rebuild, focusing on sustainable development.
8 December 2020
https://allafrica.com
The 2020 edition of the African Economic Conference (AEC) opened virtually on Tuesday with calls for the continent's policymakers, researchers, development partners, and champions of policy change to design solutions to ensure Africa builds for the future in the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic.
1 December 2020
https://www.espacemanager.com
La Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA) et l’Institut Portulans, un institut de recherche et d’enseignement basé à Washington D.C., s’associent pour lancer les résultats et les classements de la dernière édition du Rapport de préparation du réseau (NRI 2020), du groupe de réflexion évaluant comment les pays sont prêts à tirer parti des technologies de l’information pour...
30 November 2020
https://www.farmersweekly.co.za
Despite complications brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Women and Standard Bank are making progress in equipping women farmers in Africa with the skills and resources needed to grow their businesses and succeed over the long term.
29 November 2020
https://news.sen360.sn
La Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (Cea) et l’Institut Portulans, un institut de recherche et d’enseignement basé à Washington D.C., s’associent pour lancer les résultats et les classements de la dernière édition du Rapport de préparation du réseau (Nri 2020), du groupe de réflexion évaluant comment les pays sont prêts à tirer parti des technologies de l’information pour...
29 November 2020
https://www.modernghana.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Portulans Institute, a research and educational think tank based in Washington DC, have teamed up to launch the results and rankings of the think tank’s latest edition of the Network Readiness Report (NRI 2020) in a bid to assess how countries are leveraging information technologies for future-readiness.
28 November 2020
https://ghananation.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Portulans Institute, a research and educational think tank based in Washington DC, have teamed up to launch the results and rankings of the think tank’s latest edition of the Network Readiness Report (NRI 2020)
28 November 2020
https://commonwealthbc.com
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Portulans Institute, a research and educational think tank based in Washington DC, have teamed up to launch the results and rankings of the think tank’s latest edition of the Network Readiness Report (NRI 2020) in a bid to assess how countries are leveraging information technologies for future readiness.
28 November 2020
http://www.rnanews.com
La Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA) et l’Institut Portulans, un institut de recherche et d’enseignement basé à Washington D.C., s’associent pour lancer les résultats et les classements de la dernière édition du Rapport de préparation du réseau (NRI 2020), du groupe de réflexion évaluant comment les pays sont prêts à tirer parti des technologies de l’information pour...
24 November 2020
https://www.chronicle.co.zw/
THE Covid-19 pandemic that has affected the global socio-economic landscape has brought to the fore the need for Africa to industrialise and trade more with itself than the outside world.
24 November 2020
https://www.lepoint.fr
Aujourd'hui, au regard de la manière dont l'Afrique a affronté la crise sanitaire et économique du fait du Covid-19, il y a lieu de penser que de nouvelles perspectives peuvent être espérées pour l'Afrique et permettre de renouveler le regard sur le continent africain.
24 November 2020
https://www.washingtonpost.com
MS. SELLERS: Good morning and welcome to Washington Post Live. I'm Frances Stead Sellers, a senior writer at The Washington Post. And I'm very pleased to welcome today two experts on energy policy. My first guess is Dr. Vera Songwe, U.N. Undersecretary-General and an expert on Africa; and also, former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. A very warm welcome to you both.
23 November 2020
https://lapresse.tn/
La crise du Covid-19 a engendré une récession mondiale sans précédents depuis la crise de 1929, avec une perte du PIB mondial estimée à -4,4% par le FMI en 2020. L’Afrique du Nord (hors Libye) devrait enregistrer une croissance de -3,6%, contre 1,9% en 2019.
20 November 2020
https://www.fr24news.com
Les pays africains sont confrontés à une autre crise de la dette et auront besoin de plus d’aide à long terme que le dernier plan de dette du G20 ne leur offre pour éviter les ennuis et maintenir les investissements indispensables, selon les décideurs, les analystes et les investisseurs.
20 November 2020
https://southerntimesafrica.com
The COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the global socio-economic landscape has brought to the fore the need for Africa to industrialize and trade more with itself than the outside world. Speaking ahead of the Africa Industrialization Day commemorated each year on 20 November, regional integration experts said an industrialized Africa has the capacity to shield itself from any global commodity...
19 November 2020
https://africa.cgtn.com/
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Thursday welcomed Nigeria’s ratification of its membership of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Last week, Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) ratified the country’s membership of the AfCFTA less than a month before the December 5 deadline.
19 November 2020
https://www.aljazeera.com/
African countries face another debt crisis and will need more long-term help than the latest G20 debt plan offers them to ward off trouble and keep much-needed investments coming in, according to policymakers, analysts and investors.
18 November 2020
https://fr.allafrica.com
« L'Afrique du Nord est la sous-région la plus touchée de notre continent après l'Afrique australe, et bien que la plupart des pays de la sous-région ne soient pas dans la catégorie à faibles revenus, la Covid-19 a rendu ses économies vulnérables. Nous voulons saisir l'occasion des prochaines réunions du G20, de l'OCDE, du FMI et de la Banque mondiale pour réclamer des...
18 November 2020
https://allafrica.com/
"North Africa is the most impacted sub-region of our continent after Southern Africa, and although most of its countries are not in the low-income category, COVID-19 has made its economies vulnerable. When the G20, OECD, IMF and the World Bank meet next, we want to ask for a substantial package for Africa and make the case together for better market rates for borrowing, including for...
18 November 2020
https://www.intracen.org/
An innovative business model that improves food security beat competitors from Ethiopia, the Gambia, Malawi and Rwanda to win a pitching competition for young entrepreneurs at the Pre i-Boot Camp Virtual Summit on 12 November 2020.
18 November 2020
https://www.ncronline.org
Sea level rise and extreme weather associated with climate change are threats to human health, safety, food and water security, and socioeconomic development in Africa, climate change experts said in a new report.
17 November 2020
https://www.webmanagercenter.com
Les participants à la 35ème réunion du Comité intergouvernemental de hauts fonctionnaires et d’experts (CIHFE) du Bureau sous-régional de la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique (CEA) en Afrique du Nord ont appelé, mardi, à renforcer l’intégration économique en Afrique du Nord pour consolider la résilience face à l’impact économique de la Covid-19.
16 November 2020
https://fr.allafrica.com/
La Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l'Afrique (CEA), Vera Songwe, déclare aujourd'hui que la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (ZLECA) entrera en vigueur l'année prochaine, le continent doit trouver de nouveaux secteurs et les compétences nécessaires pour assurer l'industrialisation afin de satisfaire les aspirations de sa jeunesse.
15 October 2020
www.xinhuanet.com
Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde has urged the African continent to instill modern statistical systems for effective policy and decision making endeavors amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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