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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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Mt. Airy workshop to focus on achieving dream of owning a home



MT. AIRY >> The National Association of Real Estate Brokers has set a goal of 2 million African-American homeowners by 2023. Leading the local …
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African States Urged to Accelerate Efforts Towards Achieving HIV Testing and Treatment Goals


Africa has achieved considerable success in the fight against HIV and AIDS. However, data in the new Free To Shine Africa Interactive Map highlights that children at risk of and infected with HIV have been left behind in Africa’s progress and they need to be prioritised as a matter of urgency. OAFLA and the African Union are leading the Free To Shine campaign to provide continental leadership to address this issue.

The call to action stems from data showing that the levels of care currently provided across African states will not be adequate to end childhood AIDS by 2030, a target that the African Union committed to in the Catalytic Framework to end AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa By 2030. Only…

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