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AfDB and ECA pledge greater support to the success of AfCFTA

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) have jointly pledged greater support to the success of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) strategy to integrate Africa. They thanked all partners including the UN agencies for their support and honoured to be associated …

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Green bonds issuance expected to hit $1trillion by 2020

Cities and companies are being urged to show their commitment to climate-friendly infrastructure investments by signing a “green bond pledge” launched on Tuesday. The initiative according to a release to the Ghana News Agency, aims to scale up finance for projects that were resilient to the impacts of climate change …

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Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire sign Abidjan Declaration on cocoa

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire on Monday signed onto the Abidjan Declaration”, an agreement to address the challenges of the cocoa sector. The agreement, which is within the framework of the implementation of the Strategic Partnership Agreement that links the two countries, was signed by both President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo …

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IFA Global Press Conference returns to Italy in 2018

The 2018 edition of the IFA Global Press Conference, the event that hosts the largest number of the world’s technology journalists and writers, some 360 from 50 countries will return to Italy. The last time the event took place in Italy, it was held in Sardinia in 2013. The press …

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Environmental CSOs oppose Poland protest crackdown at COP24

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and allies have expressed concern over the passage of a Bill in Poland that will prevent environmental rights defenders to protest against detrimental climate change policies during COP24 in Poland in December 2018. The Bill was passed on specific solutions related to the organisation of the …

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ECOWAS urged to promote tourist destinations in region

Mr Akwesi Agyemang, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, has underscored the importance of countries in West African to collaborate as one regional block to market their tourism destinations. He said: “looking at global trends, it is imperative that we as West Africans find a way to deepen …

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Russia signs agreement with Egypt to facilitate aviation business

As part of efforts to expand trade and business to Africa, the Russian Export Centre (REC) had signed an agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Cairo, Egypt  to facilitate Russia’s Aviation Industry’s further  penetration into the Continent. President of Afreximbank, Mr Benedict Oramah, thanked the Russian Export Centre …

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Signing of AfCFTA is giant step – Songwe

“With the signature of the Kigali Declaration for the Launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area, Africa makes a giant stride forward in continental integration, in the pan-African vision, and in the development of our continent”, said Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the ECA.  Speaking during the official signing ceremony today in Kigali, Ms. Songwe noted that this …

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Africa Climate Talks in Addis Ababa considers continent’s future

Africa has long been known to contribute less to climate change, but remains one of the continents that are most vulnerable to the effects of the phenomena. And while it will be the most impacted continent, it also has the least capacity to respond. This week therefore, a two-day meeting …

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