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Call for agriculture to be central to Africa's development

ABUJA, Nigeria - The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) wound up in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday, after three days of intensive discussions on how African countries can achieve agro-allied industrialisation.

10 hours ago

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Is traditional advertising really dead?

You have come of age and need to set up an email account. You are also excited at the prospect of joining Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Snapchat, Instagram and your peers insist that you join Telegram because it is "cool". One problem though - you can't find a username combination that suits you.

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African PR awards launched

The Holmes Group is partnering with the African Public Relations Association (APRA) to launch its first ever African SABRE Awards. The competition is now open for entries, and the winners will be recognised at a gala dinner during the 2017 APRA conference, which will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, next May.

11 hours ago

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ECA urges Africa to push ahead with Continental Free Trade Area

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Africa Trade Forum ended in Addis Ababa Wednesday with Economic Commission for Africa's Coordinator, David Luke, of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) urging participants to act on conclusions reached in discussions this week as the continent seeks to meet its October 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

1 day ago

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Algeria premier rues low regional trade in Africa

ALGIERS - Algeria's premier said Saturday regional trade in Africa was much lower than in other continents as the oil exporter seeks to diversify its revenue stream because of low crude prices.

2 days ago

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Morocco uses business diplomacy to win friends in Africa

RABAT, Morocco - With contracts across Africa running into billions of dollars, Morocco is placing business at the heart of its strategy to win support for its re-entry into the African Union.

3 days ago

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Calls for accelerated job creation in Africa

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Africa has to provide employment opportunities for its youth if it is to harness their potential and contribute to the desired economic growth outlined in the vision of Agenda 2063.

5 Dec 2016

First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa
First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The first ever Africa Trade Week opened in Addis Ababa this week with the Economic Commission for Africa's David Luke, urging participants to come up with solutions to unanswered questions about the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

2 Dec 2016