Tag: oby ezekwesili

How Nigeria is confronting girl-child violence and abductions

Some gunmen have kidnapped six girls and two staffs of Engravers College in Kaduna State of Northern Nigeria. Meanwhile, Saturday marks 2000 days since the abduction of 276 female students from a Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Nigeria’s Borno State. To discuss these stories, Oby Ezekwesili, Richard Weizsäcker fellow at Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin joins CNBC Africa for more.

Oby Ezekwesili: AfCFTA creates a big market with less entry barrier

Oby Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor for the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative says economic history shows that without trade it is almost impossible to achieve development. She also stressed the need for Africa to improve its trade relations with the rest of the world as it only accounts for about 2 per cent of global trade. She discussed this and the importance of the AfCFTA with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.
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