Sudan’s Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, and Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Friday launched a new publication that proposes actions that need to be put in place to stem Illicit Financial Flows leakages before they leave Africa’s shores.
By Tandong Calistus Jong – Africa cumulatively loses more than 670 million US Dollars annually in lost exports trade alone due to aflatoxin contamination, because major agricultural commodities such as maize, groundnuts and spices produced in the continent contain aﬂatoxin levels that are unacceptable for the European and other global markets.
The seventh meeting of the Statistical Commission for Africa (StatCom7) opened virtually on Tuesday with a clarion call from Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde for Africa to urgently transform and modernize its national statistical systems, especially in light of the continuing novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through the African Union, today received the third and last batch of 1.4 million COVID-19 test kits donated by the Government of Germany.
Delegates representing African finance and development ministries, and the private creditor community virtually met to discuss the role of the private sector in supporting low-income countries through the COVID-19 crisis, and driving post-pandemic development.
The African Sugar Development Task Force (ASDTF) called on the African Continental Free Trade Area to ensure a level playing field for African sugar producers as member state negotiators aim to finalise trading rules under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) by January 2021.