African Economic Commission

Latest stories

5h
AllAfrica.com
Buhari Administration - Obi, Chukwuma, Others Seek Igbo UnityNwala, said the mandate of ADF was to provide research and planning support-bas
Buhari Administration - Obi, Chukwuma, Others Seek Igbo Unity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 hours ago
Nwala, said the mandate of ADF was to provide research and planning support-base including data bank for the overall economic and social development of Igbo land, noting that already the foundation is registered with the Corporate Affairs... Read more
6h
AllAfrica.com
Bolstering Ethiopia-Korea Economic, Societal CooperationThe bilateral relationship between Ethiopia and South Korea has been growing in
Bolstering Ethiopia-Korea Economic, Societal Cooperation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 hours ago
The bilateral relationship between Ethiopia and South Korea has been growing in economic, social, political and cultural areas. In fact, the diplomatic relations between the two countries dates back to the dates Ethiopia sent its 6037 troops (the... Read more
25 related stories
6h
AllAfrica.com
So, What Is a "Fantastically Corrupt" Country?and returning $150 Billion stolen from Nigeria and held in foreign banks. Buha
So, What Is a "Fantastically Corrupt" Country?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 hours ago
and returning $150 Billion stolen from Nigeria and held in foreign banks. Buhari's message echoes the joint appeal of African leaders. According to the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the continent is losing more than $50 Billion annually... Read more
6h
AllAfrica.com
SADC to Commission 3000 MW of New Power in 2016Member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) plan to comm
SADC to Commission 3000 MW of New Power in 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 hours ago
Member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) plan to commission new power projects that will add 3059 megawatts of electricity this year as the region targets to ensure that it meets its energy needs by 2020. According to the... Read more
7 related stories
7h
AllAfrica.com
On Africa Day, Ban Urges Leveraging Gains to Ensure 'No African Is Left Behind'Despite an uncertain global economic landscape, Africa's prospects are positive
On Africa Day, Ban Urges Leveraging Gains to Ensure 'No African Is Left Behind'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 hours ago
Despite an uncertain global economic landscape, Africa's prospects are positive, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the continent's leaders to use recent gains to address rising social and economic inequalities. In his... Read more
8h
DW
'Successes and setbacks' in Buhari's first year in office |sworn into office on May 29, 2015 carrying a huge weight on his shoulders. Expe
'Successes and setbacks' in Buhari's first year in office |
DW / Posted 8 hours ago
sworn into office on May 29, 2015 carrying a huge weight on his shoulders. Expectations were high when voters in the West African country hoisted him to the post in a show of strength against the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. A member of the... Read more
9 related stories
9h
AllAfrica.com
Ocean Economy, Infrastructure to Grow SA's GDPFisheries contribute at least U.S.$10 billion to African economies every year a
Ocean Economy, Infrastructure to Grow SA's GDP
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 hours ago
Fisheries contribute at least U.S.$10 billion to African economies every year and in Angola and Namibia they are vital economic drivers. Pretoria — Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti envisages that the Ocean Economy and... Read more
10h
AllAfrica.com
Statement On the Cabinet Meeting of 25 May 2016in South Africa's history. This coincided with Africa Month, which commemorate
Statement On the Cabinet Meeting of 25 May 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 hours ago
in South Africa's history. This coincided with Africa Month, which commemorates the founding of the then Organisation of African Unity, now called the African Union (AU). Cabinet welcomes the progress made in resolving students' issues, which... Read more
11h
Yonhap News Agency
Park unveils S. Korea’s initiative for cooperation with Africathat it has learned through trials and errors over the past half century,” Park
Park unveils S. Korea’s initiative for cooperation with Africa
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 11 hours ago
that it has learned through trials and errors over the past half century,” Park said in a speech at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa. Park said Seoul will provide 6,000 people in Africa with opportunities to receive education... Read more
25 related stories
11h
AllAfrica.com
Flashback - 25 May, 1997in the first multi-party elections for nearly three decades in Sierra Leone. A
Flashback - 25 May, 1997
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 hours ago
in the first multi-party elections for nearly three decades in Sierra Leone. According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, the mastermind of the coup was Sgt. Alfred Abu Sankoh (alias "Zagallo"). He was joined by Sgt. Alex Tamba... Read more
11h
AllAfrica.com
World Leaders, Private Sector Endorse AfDB's "New Deal On Energy"and senior business executives have endorsed President Akinwumi Adesina's "New
World Leaders, Private Sector Endorse AfDB's "New Deal On Energy"
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 hours ago
and senior business executives have endorsed President Akinwumi Adesina's "New Deal on Energy", a vehicle through which the African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest in delivering electricity for all Africans, by 2025. These included Olusegun... Read more
12h
AllAfrica.com
Nigeria to Earn Additional U.S.$128.2 Million Annually From Intra Africa Connectivitythat this would boost intra continental trade and make more people travel in th
Nigeria to Earn Additional U.S.$128.2 Million Annually From Intra Africa Connectivity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 hours ago
that this would boost intra continental trade and make more people travel in the continent. The Secretary-General, African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC), Iyabo Sosina, who disclosed this at IATA conference in Abuja, however said that... Read more
2 related stories
12h
AllAfrica.com
Govt Told To 'Re-establish Trust' With National Institutionsthe implications of the public debt situation on the public finances and the co
Govt Told To 'Re-establish Trust' With National Institutions
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 hours ago
the implications of the public debt situation on the public finances and the consequent degradation of the country's macro-economic situation”. Financial aid was suspended and the PAPs told the government “that currently the necessary conditions... Read more
13h
AllAfrica.com
President Buhari Reassures Ecowas Commission of Nigeria's SupportPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja pledged that Nigeria would cont
President Buhari Reassures Ecowas Commission of Nigeria's Support
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 hours ago
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja pledged that Nigeria would continue to meet all its obligations to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission. Information about the pledge is contained in a statement issued by... Read more
2 related stories
20h
Yonhap News Agency
(4th LD) Park calls for int’l pressure on N. Korea over nuclear ambitionsDesalegn at the presidential palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 26, 2016.
(4th LD) Park calls for int’l pressure on N. Korea over nuclear ambitions
Yonhap News Agency / Posted 20 hours ago
Desalegn at the presidential palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 26, 2016. Hailemariam vowed to make an effort to get African countries to support denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula by exercising Ethiopia's influence on the continent,... Read more
25 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
'Successes and Setbacks' in Buhari's First Year in Officesworn into office on May 29, 2015 carrying a huge weight on his shoulders. Expe
'Successes and Setbacks' in Buhari's First Year in Office
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
sworn into office on May 29, 2015 carrying a huge weight on his shoulders. Expectations were high when voters in the West African country hoisted him to the post in a show of strength against the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. A member of the... Read more
9 related stories
1d
Pasadena Weekly
Aiming for Novemberpossible spoilers could make things difficult for both Portantino and Antonovic
Aiming for November
Pasadena Weekly / Posted yesterday
possible spoilers could make things difficult for both Portantino and Antonovich. First is Riddle, who is African American and broke down racial and gender barriers during her 29-year career at the Pasadena Police... Read more
1d
DW
'Successes and setbacks' in Buhari's first year in office |sworn into office on May 29, 2015 carrying a huge weight on his shoulders. Expe
'Successes and setbacks' in Buhari's first year in office |
DW / Posted yesterday
sworn into office on May 29, 2015 carrying a huge weight on his shoulders. Expectations were high when voters in the West African country hoisted him to the post in a show of strength against the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan. A member of the... Read more
1d
Mail & Guardian
Debate over P1 million debt owed by Zimbabwe divides Botswana parliamentEuropean Union (EU). The cattle were sold in a government-to-government deal t
Debate over P1 million debt owed by Zimbabwe divides Botswana parliament
Mail & Guardian / Posted yesterday
European Union (EU). The cattle were sold in a government-to-government deal to the Zimbabwean State-owned Cold Storage Commission (CSC) where they were slaughtered and the beef sold at subsidised prices. In terms of the agreement, the... Read more
4 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
African Press Review 26 May 2016What will South Africans do to Jacob Zuma's grave after the president is dead?
African Press Review 26 May 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
What will South Africans do to Jacob Zuma's grave after the president is dead? Opposition leader Julius Malema has one suggestion. How fragile is the position of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe? Who will take over from Uganda's Yoweri Museveni? And is... Read more
1d
AllAfrica.com
Govt Names Chief Executives for Six Parastatalson Media, Segun Adeyemi. They include; Mr. Ishaq Modibo Kawu who takes over as
Govt Names Chief Executives for Six Parastatals
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
on Media, Segun Adeyemi. They include; Mr. Ishaq Modibo Kawu who takes over as the Director-General, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Yakubu Mohammed as Director-General, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Mr. Mansur Liman as... Read more
7 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
A Resounding Africa Day At the AfDB's Annual Meetings in LusakaAfrica Day takes place on May 25 every year, commemorating the signature of the
A Resounding Africa Day At the AfDB's Annual Meetings in Lusaka
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Africa Day takes place on May 25 every year, commemorating the signature of the founding agreements of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was formed in Addis Ababa on May 25, 1963 and later succeeded by the African Union. This year's... Read more
15 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
Cosatu Cec Calls On President Jacob Zuma to Intervene and Stop the Attacks On the NHI Especially From Inside GovernmentThe Congress of South African Trade Union's Central Executive Committee is deep
Cosatu Cec Calls On President Jacob Zuma to Intervene and Stop the Attacks On the NHI Especially From Inside Government
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The Congress of South African Trade Union's Central Executive Committee is deeply concerned that National Health Insurance is departing from the framework that was developed by the Alliance ,through the ANC Education and Health Subcommittee, Alliance... Read more
1d
AllAfrica.com
South Africa Uses Africa Day to Rethink Xenophobiabuses to repatriate their hapless citizens. An estimated 5 000 people were dis
South Africa Uses Africa Day to Rethink Xenophobia
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
buses to repatriate their hapless citizens. An estimated 5 000 people were displaced, according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Other migrants are still picking up the pieces of the 2008 attacks that left 67 people dead.... Read more
1d
iol.co.za
Trouble brews for African banksbig investment destination that it lured the likes of ex-Barclays CEO Bob Diamo
Trouble brews for African banks
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
big investment destination that it lured the likes of ex-Barclays CEO Bob Diamond, who started a business focused on buying African financial-services companies. He was following other lenders tapping into the region’s young population, rising... Read more
1d
AllAfrica.com
52 Firms Seek to Generate Powerwith required competence after which they will be assigned projects to implemen
52 Firms Seek to Generate Power
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
with required competence after which they will be assigned projects to implement," Mr Majaliwa said at the Tanzanian High Commission here during a meeting with Tanzanians living in Zambia on Tuesday evening. The Premier went on to challenge... Read more
2 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
President Jacob Zuma and President Mahmoud Abbas Strengthen Socio-Political TiesPalestinian counterpart President Mahmoud Abbas on a Working Visit to strengthe
President Jacob Zuma and President Mahmoud Abbas Strengthen Socio-Political Ties
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Palestinian counterpart President Mahmoud Abbas on a Working Visit to strengthen socio-political ties as well as trade and economic relations between South Africa and Palestine. The two Heads of State held bilateral talks on a broad range of... Read more
5 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
President Jacob Zuma - Africa Daythis 2016 celebration of Africa Day with all of you. Today marks 53 years sinc
President Jacob Zuma - Africa Day
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
this 2016 celebration of Africa Day with all of you. Today marks 53 years since the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The OAU was transformed into our present day African Union (AU) in 2002 in Durban. We are celebrating... Read more
5 related stories
1d
Business Wire
MiX Telematics Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2016U.S. Dollars and are therefore sensitive to R:$ exchange rate movements. Earnin
MiX Telematics Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2016
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
U.S. Dollars and are therefore sensitive to R:$ exchange rate movements. Earnings per diluted ordinary share were 2 South African cents, compared to 7 South African cents in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. For the fourth quarter of fiscal... Read more
1d
The Times & The Sunday Times
‘Guns must be silenced in Africa by 2020’Day celebration (Photo GCIS) “Pockets of conflicts in the continent have poten
‘Guns must be silenced in Africa by 2020’
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
Day celebration (Photo GCIS) “Pockets of conflicts in the continent have potential to limit the realisation of our socio-economic development goals. It is for this reason that the (AU) African Union has prioritised peace and security‚” Zuma told... Read more
1d
Daily Dispatch
Zuma: ‘Guns must be silenced in Africa by 2020’the continent’s leadership”. “Pockets of conflicts in the continent have poten
Zuma: ‘Guns must be silenced in Africa by 2020’
Daily Dispatch / Posted yesterday
the continent’s leadership”. “Pockets of conflicts in the continent have potential to limit the realisation of our socio-economic development goals. It is for this reason that the (AU) African Union has prioritised peace and security‚” Zuma told... Read more
1d
AllAfrica.com
Tourism Has Capacity to Build Peaceful SocietiesTourism has proved to be one of the world's fastest growing economic sectors, c
Tourism Has Capacity to Build Peaceful Societies
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Tourism has proved to be one of the world's fastest growing economic sectors, contributing significantly to the Gross Domestic Product of various nations. Yet the potential of this sector as an instrument of helping bring peace to the world has not... Read more
1d
AllAfrica.com
The News Publisher, BBC Journalist, Others Appointed DGs of NTA, NAN, VONInformation and Culture, Lai Mohammed. The new appointees are Ishaq Modibo Kaw
The News Publisher, BBC Journalist, Others Appointed DGs of NTA, NAN, VON
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. The new appointees are Ishaq Modibo Kawu - Director-General, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC); Mansur Liman - Director-General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN); Yakubu Mohammed -... Read more
7 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
Newswatch, the News Publishers, Others Appointed DGs of NTA, NAN, VONInformation and Culture, Lai Mohammed. The new appointees are Ishaq Modibo Kaw
Newswatch, the News Publishers, Others Appointed DGs of NTA, NAN, VON
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. The new appointees are Ishaq Modibo Kawu - Director-General, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC); Mansur Liman - Director-General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN); Yakubu Mohammed -... Read more
7 related stories
1d
The Austin Chronicle
We Can't Make It Here Anymore(see "Playback: The Mayor's Plan to Save Austin Music," March 4), a move to sti
We Can't Make It Here Anymore
The Austin Chronicle / Posted yesterday
(see "Playback: The Mayor's Plan to Save Austin Music," March 4), a move to stimulate local music industry growth. The Economic Development Depart­ment then had 90 days to deliver its recommendations on how to proceed to City Council. On April... Read more
1d
Bay Area Reporter
Two women atop the ballotseat on the San Francisco Superior Court. But one of them, Paul Henderson, is o
Two women atop the ballot
Bay Area Reporter / Posted yesterday
seat on the San Francisco Superior Court. But one of them, Paul Henderson, is our choice in the race. Henderson is a gay African-American man and was a prosecutor in the district attorney's office. He now works in Mayor Ed Lee's administration as... Read more
1d
The Hindu
Death of Congolese student: Government seeks to cool African ireThe Ministry of External Affairs moved to control the damage in India-Africa ti
Death of Congolese student: Government seeks to cool African ire
The Hindu / Posted yesterday
The Ministry of External Affairs moved to control the damage in India-Africa ties due to frequent attacks on African nationals which prompted the African envoys to cancel celebrations to mark the Africa Day event, organised by the Indian Council for... Read more
36 related stories
1d
AllAfrica.com
Liberia, EU Reinforce Political Relations At Fourth Dialogue in Monroviaat the C. Cecil Dennis, Jr. Auditorium early last week. The Dialogue which focu
Liberia, EU Reinforce Political Relations At Fourth Dialogue in Monrovia
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
at the C. Cecil Dennis, Jr. Auditorium early last week. The Dialogue which focused on the theme: "Conditions for Peace and Economic Growth," covered a wide range of issues including justice and security sector, human rights, the 2017 Presidential... Read more
5 related stories
2d
AllAfrica.com
Leaders Underscore Urgent Need to Create Jobs for African Youth through Agriculture, ICT, Industryneeds to step up investments in skills development and promotion of entrepreneu
Leaders Underscore Urgent Need to Create Jobs for African Youth through Agriculture, ICT, Industry
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
needs to step up investments in skills development and promotion of entrepreneurship to create jobs for young people, African leaders and businesses executives have reaffirmed. Available data shows that although between 10 and 12 million... Read more
2d
AllAfrica.com
Africa to Host 6th Ticad for First TimeWindhoek — For the first time ever, the Tokyo International Conference on Afric
Africa to Host 6th Ticad for First Time
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Windhoek — For the first time ever, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) will be held on the African continent. Permanent secretary in the National Planning Commission (NPC) Andreas Leevi Hungamo revealed this while... Read more
2d
AllAfrica.com
Scores of Protesters Jailed Unjustlythey had heard of taking place in a terrorism court for minor offenses. Sameh S
Scores of Protesters Jailed Unjustly
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
they had heard of taking place in a terrorism court for minor offenses. Sameh Samir, a lawyer with the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, said there appeared to be no basis for referring some protesters to a terrorism court and others... Read more
2d
AllAfrica.com
Nyusi Invites Botswana Businesses to Investas the development road and rail corridors, the exploitation of mineral resourc
Nyusi Invites Botswana Businesses to Invest
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
as the development road and rail corridors, the exploitation of mineral resources and others which have a direct impact on economic growth. He was speaking at a banquet in Maputo given in honour of his Botswanan counterpart, Ian Khama, who is on a... Read more
3 related stories
2d
AllAfrica.com
Britain Laid Foundation for Corruption in Nigeria - AliThe colonial masters including the British laid the seed of corruption in Niger
Britain Laid Foundation for Corruption in Nigeria - Ali
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
The colonial masters including the British laid the seed of corruption in Nigeria and other African countries, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mallam Yusuf Ali, has said. He was speaking during an interactive session on corruption organized by the... Read more
2d
AllAfrica.com
African Traditions, Solutions to Continent's ProblemsIt has been 59 years since the first African country, Ghana, gained independenc
African Traditions, Solutions to Continent's Problems
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
It has been 59 years since the first African country, Ghana, gained independence and 22 years since South Africa overcame the Apartheid regime and held its first democratic elections in 1994. Between those two historic occasions, other African... Read more
2d
AllAfrica.com
The Africa We Want -The Leadership We Want!chickens to lead the eagles even if the chickens convince themselves that they'
The Africa We Want -The Leadership We Want!
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
chickens to lead the eagles even if the chickens convince themselves that they're actually eagles! From 10 - 18 July 2016, African leaders will be meeting in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda for the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African... Read more
2d
AllAfrica.com
FG to Formulate Strategic Plan to Curb Niger Delta Militancyto deal with, adding that the situation came with devastating impact on Nigeria
FG to Formulate Strategic Plan to Curb Niger Delta Militancy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
to deal with, adding that the situation came with devastating impact on Nigeria's operational environment in the GOG, where economic opportunities abound. He said: "We are currently meeting to discuss the recent bombing of pipelines and destruction... Read more
4 related stories
2d
AllAfrica.com
Britain Laid the Foundation for Corruption in Nigeria, Says Senior LawyerMallam Yusuf Ali, has said colonial governments including the British laid the
Britain Laid the Foundation for Corruption in Nigeria, Says Senior Lawyer
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Mallam Yusuf Ali, has said colonial governments including the British laid the seed of corruption in Nigeria and other African countries. Ali, who spoke in Abuja on Tuesday at an interactive session on corruption organised by the Nigerian Bar... Read more
2d
AllAfrica.com
Commodities Exchanges As Paths to Diversificationa team of leading practitioners in the world's major commodity markets and capa
Commodities Exchanges As Paths to Diversification
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
a team of leading practitioners in the world's major commodity markets and capacity-building specialists with experience in African financial markets who focused on building skills in commodity trading, hedging and risk management. The Director... Read more
2d
The Hindu
Committed to "safety and security of African nationals" in India, says Sushmacolleague General V.K. Singh to address the concern of the heads of missions of
Committed to "safety and security of African nationals" in India, says Sushma
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
colleague General V.K. Singh to address the concern of the heads of missions of Africa regarding growing violence against African nationals in India. The decision from was issued after The Hindu reported that the African Group of Heads of Mission... Read more
36 related stories
2d
Ghanaweb.com
Ban Ki-moon’s message on Africa Day 2016World News of Wednesday, 25 May 2016 Africa Day 2016 is being celebrated in fu
Ban Ki-moon’s message on Africa Day 2016
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 2 days ago
World News of Wednesday, 25 May 2016 Africa Day 2016 is being celebrated in furtherance of the African Union’s theme for this year: “Human Rights with a Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. This demonstrates the commitment of Africa’s leaders... Read more
4 related stories
More

People in this news