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COVID-19: UNECA tasks Africa govts on implementation of AMV

By Temitope Ponle Abuja, Oct. 23, 2020 The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has urged governments and industry players to implement the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) to fully curb the impact of the pandemic on the sector. Antonio Pedro, Director, UNECA, Central Africa, said...

AfCFTA will harmonise investment rules, create equal opportunity for members – ECA

By Joshua Olomu Abuja, Oct. 23, 2020 The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will harmonise investment rules between its member countries and the rest of the world to create equal opportunity. Mr Stephen Karingi, the Director for...

FDI Inflow Begins to Rebound as Ghana Records 785.62 Million Dollars in First Half of 2020

The total FDI of US$785.62 million represents investment recorded by the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) and the Petroleum Commission ACCRA, Ghana, October 23, 2020/ -- Ghana has recorded total investments of US$869.47 million, with total FDI value amounting to US$785.62 million between January to...

EU-UNICEF spends N2.6bn on MNCH in Bauchi in 4 years

By Ahmed Kaigama Bauchi, Oct.22,2020 The EU- UNICEF funded project has expended over N2.6 billion on Maternal, Newborn and Child Healthcare (MNCH) in Bauchi State from 2017 to 2020. Dr Zighe Kunoamlak, Lead of Health, UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, made the disclosure ...

Zambia road safety watchdog concerned about rise in road traffic deaths

Lusaka, Oct. 22, 2020 (Xinhua/NAN) An organisation that promotes road safety in Zambia on Thursday expressed concern over the rising cases of road traffic deaths recorded in the third quarter of this year. According to figures released by the police, a total of 483 people...

Zambia, EU sign financing deals to boost investment

Lusaka, Oct. 22, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Zambia and the EU on Thursday signed two financing agreements aimed at boosting investment in the southern African nation, Fredson Yamba, Secretary to the treasury said. Under the agreements, the EU was expected to provide a total grant of 54...

COVID-19: Collaboration among devt. partners critical to helping economies recover – Adesina

By Temitope Ponle Abuja, Oct. 22, 2020 The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group says collaboration among development partners is ‘more vital’ to helping economies recover from the pandemic and attract private financing to rebuild infrastructure. The President of AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, said this at an...

Tanzania’s president inaugurates $59m leather factory

Dar es Salaam, Oct. 22, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Tanzania’s President John Magufuli on Thursday inaugurated the 59 million dollars leather factory in Kilimanjaro region, saying the new facility will end importation of leather goods. The Kilimanjaro International Leather Industries Company Limited is a joint venture between...

Death toll in Ghana’s collapsed church building rises to 18 – Police

Accra, Oct. 22, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news ) The number of people killed in the collapsed church building in the Eastern Region of Ghana has increased to 18, local police said on Thursday. Francis Gomado, the spokesman for the Police in the Eastern region, said the death...

9 people killed in post election violence in Guinea, says Minister

Conakry, Oct. 22,2020 (dpa/Naija247news) Guinean Security Minister Albert Camara said nine people, including one police officer, were killed when violence broke out after Guinea’s presidential election on Oct. 18. Opposition supporters had taken to the streets, erected barricades, burnt tires and attacked residents between Oct....
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