A new research program aimed at helping governments plan agricultural policy and their impacts was officially begun during the recent land policy conference in Addis Ababa.
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A representative from Namibia's Ministry of Land and Resettlement recently urged African governments to ensure that youths are favored as land reforms and acquisition processes go forward.
At the close of the recent "Africa Talks Jobs" (ATJ) (www.AfricaTalksJobs.Africa) conference, more than 400 representatives of youth, business, education practitioners and policy-making from 44 countries in Africa and Europe have called for improving job perspectives of African Youth through employment oriented education and skills development.
According to Dr. Liam Fox, the British International Trade Secretary, the UK has agreed to double the amount of export finance it is making available to encourage UK-Ethiopia bilateral trade.
On November 6, the Amhara (Ethiopia) Regional Health Bureau took over management of a newly-constructed health center. The facility was funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)'s Southern Africa office, in partnership with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) is holding an Ad-hoc Export Group Meeting on November 16-17, at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on the impact of declining commodity prices on the regions economies.
Although access to a sustainable water supply is critical for economic growth, the imperative to develop it is often set aside for later, in the face of other needs for infrastructure for economic growth.
According to a new report by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is increasing BRI-related projects with up to US $350 billion over the next five years. Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Egypt are among the major African economies which may benefit from this substantial investment.
During a recent workshop in Addis Ababa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Special Initiatives Division Director, Ms. Fatima Denton, made a strong call to African countries to fully integrate Climate Information Services (CIS) into their policies, plans, programs and practice.
Index insurance, a possible solution for compensating smallholder farmers in Africa for lost crops and livestock due to climate change, is being piloted or at least seriously considered by a number of governments across the continent.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has already identified the African textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) industry as a target development area which could add jobs and financial growth to the continent. AfDB and its partners are taking that to the next step via a just-completed specialized training programme for startups and entrepreneurs in the TA&A sector.
A group meeting this past week in Addis Ababa, on 'building research infrastructure capacity in Africa to achieve sustainable development goals', pushed for significant increased expenditures on research infrastructure in order to support Africa's future sustainable growth.
Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels & Resorts just announced plans to double the number of Hyatt Hotels in Africa by 2020. That will bring six new hotels in total in Africa, including ones in Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal and Marrakech.
An important new model law on African transboundary infrastructure development was reviewed in New York this past week as part of a number of meetings held in parallel with the main UN General Session.
New study from Control Risks Group suggests that while Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt, the traditional economic giants of Africa, have been stumbling recently, Kenya and Ethiopia might soon outshine their performance.
39 new Peace Corps Volunteers were sworn in by Charge d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa on September 15.
According to a survey conducted in May-June 2017 by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ethiopia's Somali region includes over 577,711 internally displaced persons (IDPs), scattered over 264 sites, a major settlement of ethnically Somali who are also Ethiopian nationals.
The Land Policy Initiative (LPI), a joint project of the African Union, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, recently held a workshop in partnership with the government of Madagascar to review a major Country Report and Business Plan for the nation.
African countries may have embraced the Internet for its potential to educate and to stimulate a digital economic revolution. Unfortunately the governments in those countries are often shutting down the internet all too often, when it suits their interests in blocking public dissension and distribution of information the country wants hidden.
A new analysis from PwC of South Africa says Africa's hospitality sector, especially in its emerging markets, has the potential for high profits thanks to increasing foreign investment and a related growth in the number of foreign travelers coming to the continent.
The much-needed upgrade of Africa Hall, the Addis Ababa-based headquarters for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), took a major step forward on August 10th, when members of the new advisory board for the Africa Hall Renovation Project met for the first time.
The theme of this year's African Union Decentralization Day celebrated on August 10 was "Youth Participation". With 63 percent of Africa's overall population below the age of 25, getting youth involved in all aspects of society is critical to the continent's growth and health.
To support the cause and challenge of refugees in Ethiopia, the government of Italy has stepped up by providing a 2 million euro grant through the Fund for Africa.
Africar Group, the largest car classifieds platform in Africa, is now available in 10 local languages on the markets where it operates.
The United States announced on August 4 that it will providing more than $169 million in humanitarian assistance to deal with the effects of prolonged severe drought in Kenya and Ethiopia.