Tag: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

If you want to earn money in Africa – worse is yet to come says UN.

“One person we surveyed said: ‘I don’t have a dollar and you want me to wear a mask that I can’t afford in the first place.’”

Op-Ed: Africa needs to work together, with all sectors of society to deal with COVID-19

Unprecedented times such as these call for rapid decision-making, coupled with innovative and effective solutions that can address continually evolving challenges.

UNECA on COVID-19’s impact on African economies

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa predicts that coronavirus will cut 1.4 per cent off Africa’s $2.1 trillion GDP due to widespread disruption of business on the continent and across the world. According to estimates, countries on the continent have so far lost an estimated $29 billion to the coronavirus economic disruption, an amount equal to Uganda’s gross domestic product. Dr Mama Keita, Director of UN Economic Commission for Africa in Eastern Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

AU Summit 2020: UNECA on the role of women in promoting development & security in Africa

Silencing the guns is a slogan at this year’s AU summit as part of this the continental body held discussions on the role of women in this initiative. CNBC Africa spoke to UNECA's Executive Director, Vera Songwe for more.

African Economic Conference: Hanan Morsy on how to build capacity development for African youths

The theme of this year's African Economic Conference focuses on jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youths. This was jointly organised by African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Hanan Morsy, Director for Macroeconomic Forecasting and Research at AfDB joins CNBC Africa to discuss the ways to build capacity development for African youths.

US suspend duty-free apparel imports from Rwanda

US suspend duty-free apparel imports from Rwanda

Rwanda hosts African Airlines Summit

Rwanda hosts African Airlines Summit

Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world

Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to a 52 percent ($35 billion) increase in intra-African trade within the next 5 years.
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