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Africa’s leaders gather to launch new health financing initiative aimed at closing funding gap and achieving univer…

Africa’s leaders gather to launch new health financing initiative aimed at closing funding gap and achieving universal health coverage

African governments, business and global health leaders call for increased investment in health

US$200m in public and private sector commitments announced

Addis Ababa, 10 February 2019 – African Heads of State and Government, Ministers of Health and Finance, business leaders and global partners gathered yesterday ahead of the 32nd Summit of the African Union (AU), to launch a new initiative aimed at increasing commitments for health, improving the impact of spending and ensuring the achievement of universal health coverage across Africa’s 55 countries.

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development just over a decade away, H.E. President Paul Kagame,…

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African emergence can be a pathway to achieving quality, inclusive and sustainable development



Dakar, 22 January 2019 – As the Third International Conference on Emergence in Africa (ICEA-III) came to an end, participants stressed that the process of emergence was taking root in the continent and that its long-term viability required the promotion of national business champions, particularly SMEs and leveraging of the drive towards regional integration.

Key recommendations called for African governments to foster conditions conducive to political and  institutional  stability and security; build a far-reaching vision transcending political affiliations; and sustain efforts to reform the business environment including upgrading support infrastructure and connectivity. ICEA participants also underscored the need to invest in training Africa’s youth and improving domestic…

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Removing tariffs, developing services, main pillars of achieving African common market

Minister of Trade Industry and Cooperatives of the Republic of Uganda Amelia Kyambadde, and the head of the African Union’s (AU) ministers of trade conference, stressed the need to remove tariff barriers, and to improve the movement of goods and services for the liberalisation of African trade. This came during the meeting of the African Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Negotiating Institutions held on Wednesday.

Africa accounts for 30% of petroleum production, 9% of the world’s water resources, besides its wealth in its human resources, 85% of which is youthful, as well as its mineral wealth and agricultural land. Yet, 35 African countries are classified as poor.

Kyambadde noted that despite these possibilities, the volume of the intra-African trade does not exceed 10%, compared…

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At closing of the 2018 African Economic Conference, economic integration is seen as a game-changer for achieving in…

Economic integration is a game-changing reality and African countries must fully embrace it to achieve sustainable and inclusive development that reduce poverty- and inequality in all its dimensions. Such is the main conclusion of the 2018 African Economic Conference (AEC) which closed yesterday in Kigali, Rwanda.

“Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development” is the theme of this year’s conference, jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank.

The 2018 AEC brought together close to 400 participants, including African researchers, government officials, policy-makers, youth, civil society and private sector leaders. This is the first such gathering since the adoption…

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Brown Bag: “Achieving a Food Secure Africa: Perspectives from an African Agricultural Research …

Brown Bag: “Achieving a Food Secure Africa: Perspectives from an African Agricultural Research Scientist and a Food Security Advocate”. Event Type …
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Anniversary of Hurricane Irma: BVI achieving recovery milestones

It’s been one year since Hurricane Irma rolled through the Eastern Caribbean creating havoc in some of the islands. The British Virgin Islands was one of the affected territories. Director of Tourism Sharon Flax-Brutus shared updates on progress across the Territory.

When Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean last September, it made a particularly harsh impact on the spectacular shores that 30,000 of my fellow BVIslanders and I call home.

But one year later, I am pleased to say that the Herculean efforts put forth by the local community, international volunteers and the BVI government have paid off. The beaches have been cleaned up, roads cleared, and visitors are flocking into the territory once again.

As the largest sector of the economy, restoring the BVI’s tourism product was a…

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