While Africa’s climate ambition and the drive towards net zero emissions must be relentless, the continent’s energy transition cannot be identical to the rest of the world and needs pragmatic solutions, considering the energy need for industrialization.
5 Aug 2020
If implemented, Africa does not need a Marshall Plan to ride out the ongoing coronavirus crisis, as it has a more powerful tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), to use in accelerating regional and economic integration and prepare for uncertain times, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), has said. According…
30 Jun 2020
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), is working to ensure that between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and other parts of the region benefit from a new digital health initiative.
23 Jun 2020
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.
24 Sep 2019
With Nigeria’s growing population expected to hit 206 million by 2020, ensuring national sufficiency and medicine security is crucial in tackling diseases, mortality and catering for other healthcare needs.
10 Jul 2019
Though the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aspires towards deepening the integration of the African continent beyond merely a free trade area, latest trade report has argued for the need to make competition, industrial policies and property rights work well. According to the ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report…
5 Jun 2019
The United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the European Union delegation have met to discuss the role of non-state actors...
28 Mar 2019
Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit...
13 Feb 2019
Nigeria and other African countries currently spend at least $14 billion on importation of pharmaceutical products needed in the continent, owing to lack of capacity in local products, therefore exporting needed jobs to other countries, United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, has said. Songwe said Africa should stop exporting much-needed…
18 Jan 2019
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.
19 Sep 2018
With China’s influence towering higher than that of the West, there are diverse opinions about the Asian tiger’s gifts. Opponents assert that it is exploitative for China to finance African...
8 Jul 2018
Eminent politicians and diplomats from Africa, yesterday, called for effective democratic values, accountability and sense of patriotism to overcome marginalisation and impunity in the continent.