UNECA, others advocate PPP for improved investment in healthcare
Top African leaders including Heads of States, Ministers, Chief Executive Officers as well as representatives from the African Union and United Nations have advocated improved investment in healthcare for economic growth.
‘Africa should balance protocol on free movement of people’
Africa needs a major mindset change so it can tear down the physical and mental borders imposed during colonial times so citizens can embrace each other for the betterment of the continent, participants at the ongoing meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) for some African regions have said. Citing the session titled; Beyond…
‘Africa’s $148b yearly loss to financial crime not well investigated’
• AFAR urges forensic probe Forensic accounting researchers are claiming that the $148 billion which African countries, including Nigeria, lose to fraudulent acts yearly has not been properly investigated. They expressed worry that the trend would become almost irreversible until businesses and government agencies approach economic and financial crimes with science-based forensic investigations. The United…
Kofi Annan’s unmet wishes
Kofi Annan, who passed away on August 18 at the age of 80, can be situated within the select group of aspirational Africans of his time. Within their generation, the group was imbued with huge dosages...
UNECA canvasses stronger African voice in global arena
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has highlighted the importance of groupings such as T20 Africa in bringing Africa’s case to the global stage, particularly to the G20.
‘Calls for protectionism, an opportunity for Africa to develop markets’
As sentiments of protectionism and populism grow louder in Western Europe and America, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), has urged Nigeria and other African countries...
‘Agric production systems in Nigeria, others need a radical change’
He underscored the benefits of a sustained demand for agricultural products, stating that a vigorous agribusiness would fuel agricultural production and productivity.
NESREA partners UNECA on greening Africa project
The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) is partnering with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in the promotion of sustainable, social and economic transformation of Green Economy in Africa.
‘How Nigeria, others can save $30 billion yearly food import bill via processing’
The Federal Government had in April decried the N1.5 trillion yearly food import bill considering the pressure on the nation’s foreign exchange earnings and potential in the agricultural sector.
ARSO strategises to harmonise standards for industrialisation, value-addition
Worried by the low level of regional cooperation and integration among trade blocs in the continent, the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) has initiated new strategies to harmonise standards among African countries...