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Economy

UN expert advises effective land governance to Africa’s development

Effective land governance is critical to achieving Africa’s development, particularly the continent’s 50-year development plan, Agenda 2063, says a UN Economic Commission for Africa expert. .

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Agribusiness

Africa can’t end huger denying women land rights, AU says

BY ANDUALEM SISAY GESSESSE – Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire – Without ensuring land rights for women, Africa cannot end hunger by 2025, said African Union Commission official.

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Mining

Commission to host African Minerals Development Center

The UN Economic Commission for Africa handed over the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC) to the African Union Commission (AUC) following its inception in 2012.

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Trade

Continental free trade to support Africa’s industrial exports

By Omer Redi – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a unique and timely opportunity for the continent and offers more benefits than other trading arrangements with regions outside the continent, said Mr Andrew Mold, Acting Director of UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Eastern Africa.

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Economy

Blue economy fuels Africa’s economic growth

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) expressed its full support and commitment to assist Africa utilize its untapped blue economy potential, which can fuel the economic growth of the continent.

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Technology

UN official calls for Africa’s intellectual property rights protection

The Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Ms. Vera Songwe calls on Africa leaders for the protection of Africa’s intellectual property rights.

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Manufacturing

UN agency calls for Africa’s pharmaceutical development

There is an urgent need to develop the pharmaceutical industry in Africa to reduce the continent’s dependence on imported pharmaceutical and medical products, says UN Economic Commission for Africa’s Soteri Gatera.

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Economy

Ministers call for bold action to drive Africa free trade

The potential for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to become a powerful tool for driving industrialization, economic diversification and development has been highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).