ECONOMY

Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2016

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will release their joint African Economic Outlook 2016. This yearly report contains country notes with projections and analysis on macroeconomic, finance, trade, social and human development trends and statistics for all 54 African countries. For the first time, the […]

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First AU Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on trade, industry and minerals

First AU Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on trade, industry and minerals INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA When: Monday 16 to Saturday 24 May 2016 Where: Medium Conference Hall – AU Headquarters, Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia Who: Organised by the Department of Trade and Industry Format The Inaugural Conference of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Trade […]

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Rwanda – Skilling for Change initiative empowers 16,000 women

Skilling for Change initiative empowers 16,000 women through financial literacy training, creating over 2,300 new businesses and 1,500 new jobs Over 2,300 new businesses and 1,500 new jobs have been created in two years by Rwandan women entrepreneurs involved in Skilling for Change, a unique collaboration between the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (http://www.CherieBlairFoundation.org), Accenture […]

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Africa fishing – FAO Sets 5-10-year Timeframe to Apply Blue Growth Initiative

Fishing – During its 33rd Regional Conference for the Near East FAO Sets 5-10-year Timeframe to Apply Blue Growth Initiative The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) announced that the fish food loss and waste in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) Region includes physical and economic losses estimated at 20–30 […]

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NDPC to hold National Forum on Inclusive Development on 10 May 2016 in Accra

The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), in collaboration with UNICEF, the World Bank, UNDP and ActionAid, is holding a National Forum on Inclusive Development on 10 May 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre. The theme is, “Promoting Growth and Fair Opportunity for the Poorest.” The National Forum is one of a series of national […]

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60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum in Cape Town 2016

CEOs from the Coca Cola Company, Nestlé, Tesco, Alibaba and more to attend the 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum in Cape Town this year Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit convenes in Cape Town from 15th– 17th June Delegates to explore theme of ‘Seizing opportunities in the face of disruption’ Programme features a […]

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The 4th Africa Business Forum – Your gateway to business in Africa

Africa Business Forum (http://www.AfricaBusinessForum.com) announced that registration is open for the 4th Africa Business Forum to be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, East Africa. AfricaBusinessForum.com is home to a global community of 9,500+ professionals, 19,500+ international companies, 60,000+ social media followers and 10 million website visitors. A […]

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Facebook and Jumia inspire Nigerian entrepreneurs with growth ideas

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (www.Facebook.com) and Jumia Nigeria (www.Jumia.com.ng) partnered to host the first ‘Boost Your Business’ event in Nigeria   Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (www.Facebook.com) and Jumia Nigeria (www.Jumia.com.ng) partnered to host the first ‘Boost Your Business’ event in Nigeria last Thursday (19 November) at the Landmark Event Centre. More than 500 Nigerian entrepreneurs gathered to network, hear […]

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Financing for Development free online course

Invitation to Sign Up for free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Financing for Development To sign up for this free online course, visit: https://www.coursera.org/course/fin4devmooc   What exactly is financing for development? How can the new global development agenda be financed? Learn more by signing up for this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on […]

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Black Friday at Jumia reveals is already generating 100 times more traction than in 2014

Jumia (http://blog.Jumia.com.ng) well intends on taking by storm Nigerian consumers once again on the 27th of November 2015 and outshine even Alibaba’s incredible Single Day’s Sales in China. Proof that consumers are increasingly awaiting those one-day only massive sales, Jumia Nigeria reflects back on its first 2 Black Fridays in Nigeria and prepares for the […]

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Nigerian Startup Printivo Set to Overhaul Africa’s $6B Printing Sector

Digital Printing Startup Printivo Closes on Seed Funding from EchoVC Partners Nigerian Startup Set to Overhaul Africa’s $6B Printing Sector Lagos. Thursday 15 October 2015. Nigeria-based digital printing startup, Printivo, has closed on seed financing from early-stage technology venture capital firm, EchoVC Partners. The six-figure investment will be used to significantly broaden the company’s product range, increase headcount, […]

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Hunger levels remain “serious” or “alarming” in 52 developing countries

Hunger levels remain “serious” or “alarming” in 52 developing countries   Hunger level down 27 percent since 2000 in developing world Report says conflicts are strongly associated with severe hunger   October 12, 2015—Despite progress in reducing hunger worldwide, hunger levels in 52 of 117 countries in the 2015 Global Hunger Index remain “serious” (44 […]

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