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Millennium Development Goals remain ‘unfinished business’

The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Dr. Carlos Lopes has told Global leaders that despite signs of improvements, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remain, overall “unfinished business.” He said this during a panel discussion on the post-2015 development agenda at the 4th Global Review of Aid …

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US committed to creating bright future for Ghana – Ambassador

The United States of America’s partnership with Ghana is rooted in mutual respect, a shared sense of optimism for the future and a commitment to work together to create a bright future, its envoy to the country has said. The US Ambassador to Ghana, Gene A. Cretz in his speech …

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Major organizations in Africa reflect on ‘Agenda 2063’

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), the Economic Commission for Africa and the NEPAD Secretariat have discussed the African Union’s ‘Agenda 2063’ in Tunis. This is in an attempt to ensure that Africa’s future is driven by policies and programmes created mainly by African institutions and …

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Business leader tells investors to engage Africa’s private sector for development

Tony O. Elumelu, chairman of one of the most diversified investment groups in Africa has told the United States and international investors to engage proactively with Africa’s private sector to develop the continent. He made this known on his departure to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as part of a delegation …

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Ghana finally joins African Legal Support Facility

Ghana has finally become a member of the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) after dragging its feet for some years now. The ALSF, which is hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), announced June 26, 2013 that Ghana is now the 48th country to join the facility. The ALSF provides …

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Global value chain contributes 30% to Africa’s growth – Report

Global Value Chains (GVCs) contribute about 30% of Africa’s growth and this makes GVC in economic growth contribution very significant. However, the only region which surpasses Africa is West Asia with 37% which is explained by activities in India and some of the powers therein. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) also …

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New World Bank review shows poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa

A new World Bank review of policies and institutions in sub-Saharan Africa has revealed an overall stable environment for growth and poverty reduction despite divergence across countries. The review is part of the annual World Bank Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) that rates the performance of poor countries. The …

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Novartis and international experts to combat malaria

Novartis, with support from the Global Fund, Clinton Health Access Initiative, ACTwatch, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics and the Global Business Coalition has developed a workshop this year to increase efforts to combat malaria. This year’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) workshop is themed; “Expanding Access to Quality-Assured Artemisinin-based …

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Coca-Cola Foundation provides $36m grants to communities in first quarter 2013

The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded $36 million grants to 105 community organizations during the first quarter of 2013. The Foundation which is the global philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Company awarded the grants to support the Foundation’s global priority areas and the Company’s three-part sustainability approach, focused on enhancing people’s well-being, …

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