UNECA says movement of people critical to AfCFTA’s success
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has said Africa should focus more on the movement of people within the region for the success of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA).
Proposed AfCFTA investment protocol should be simplified to attract FDIs
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has argued in its report, which offers policy recommendations to member states wishing to take advantage of the economies of scope and scale of the envisioned...
UNECA harps on accelerating AfCFTA implementation for post-pandemic recovery
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says it will continue to work closely with its member States, the African Union Commission and other key stakeholders towards...
Ebere Onwudiwe: Man of Ideas
On December 27 last year I was at Isunjaba in Imo State to celebrate with my friend Professor Ebere Onwudiwe as his community honoured him with a chieftaincy title.
UNECA hopeful AfCFTA will address Africa’s investment challenges
Expected to kick off next year, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), will be a game changer for investment on the continent, which in recent years has seen foreign direct investment (FDIs) continuing to weaken, Economic Commission of Africa’s (ECA)...
Report seeks harmonization of trade, transport regulations for improved ties
Citing living with COVID-19 as the new normal, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), has urged Nigeria and other African governments to adapt and innovate
Africa’s path to COVID-19 recovery requires boldness, says UNECA
Tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic effectively to ensure Africa grows back and builds back better in the aftermath of COVID-19, requires boldness never seen before on the continent, says the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe.
‘Why Africa is least affected by deaths from COVID-19’
The predictions were sombre and the statistics scary. A calamity of immense proportion would hit the continent, leaving it worse off than other regions of the world. But months since COVID-19 struck,
Coronavirus diary - Part 6
A reader of this diary asked the question: “After COVID-19, what next? Are we going to learn anything? She ended with a prayer: “May God heal the world, Amen.” My tentative response: “We will learn nothing”.