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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).

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Central African States adopt cyber-security cross-border laws

BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the) - An exacting endeavour of the Central African Economic Community (ECCAS) member states - supported by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) - has yielded fruit, with the adoption by countries of the sub-region, of model laws on telecommunications, cyber security and the regulatory framework to govern cross-border interconnection.

1 day 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.

2 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.

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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

Angola: new media law threatens free speech
Angola: new media law threatens free speech

Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos should refuse to sign a new media law until parliament revises provisions restricting the right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said. The law grants the government and ruling party expansive power to interfere with the work of journalists, and potentially to prevent reporting on corruption or human rights abuses.

1 Dec 2016

Burson-Marsteller Africa wins on the continent
Burson-Marsteller Africa wins on the continent

Following Burson-Marsteller Africa's African Agency Network of the Year award win at the Financial Mail AdFocus Awards on 23 November 2016, two of its branded partners, Engage Burson-Marsteller (Kenya) and Brainchild Burson-Marsteller (Uganda), walked away with top accolades at their local PR industry awards ceremonies.

1 Dec 2016