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Meeting among African organizations discusses ways to improve continent

The New Partnership for Africa's Development hosted a meeting with the African Union, regional economic communities, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank Monday. The meeting, called "Towards Achieving the Agenda 2063," was attended by various financial and economic experts, with attendees discussing the ways African countries could grow. Read More »

ECOWAS hosts regional workshop in Ghana to focus on agriculture

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held a regional workshop in Ghana Monday aimed at mainstreaming national agriculture investment plans. The government in Malabo has articulated its key commitments for sustaining the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development (CAADP) over the next decade. It hopes to end hunger in Africa by 2025 by reducing child malnutrition. Read More »

Commissioner for trade and industry takes to Ethiopian airwaves

Fatima Haram Acyl took to the radio waves Friday to update Ethiopian Afro Radio 105.3 FM's listeners on the organization's initiatives and how they could get involved. Acyl spoke about the need to get industrialization moving forward, which would in turn decrease the continent's high unemployment rate. She pointed out that the continent has strong resources, both human and natural. Read More »

AUC, EU hosting workshop for Africa's energy sector stakeholders

The African Union Commission (AUC) and European Union (EU) partnered Wednesday to host a two-day workshop, where representatives from businesses and organizations with an interest in the energy sector began developing a cooperative framework for energy. The workshop is part of the AUC's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), Eastern and Southern Africa initiative. Read More »

First meeting of Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum convenes

The inaugural meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) took place in Addis Ababa at the African Union Commission (AUC) headquarters. The Continental Free Trade Area was established last June during the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The target date for it to be completely operational is 2017. Read More »