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The United Nation’s new app to track huge illicit cash transfers
26 May 2015, 2:56 pm

Nairobi:  Kenya could soon get a breakthrough in monitoring the movement of illegal cash shipped out of the county by multinationals through a new tracking tool developed by the United Nations. The new application could see Kenyans follow all international payments exceeding a specified threshold on the Illicit Financial Flow Web tracker developed by the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).  The commission is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Gender Equality Index for Africa: launched!
26 May 2015, 10:28 am

Abidjan: The African Development Bank unveiled on Monday, May 25 the first-ever Gender Equality Index for Africa, aimed at informing policies to transform economies and to propel governments to adopt an ambitious agenda for making gender equality a reality throughout the continent.

New UNEP report lays out financial reforms needed to harness multi-trillion investments
25 May 2015, 2:45 pm

Nairobi: Harnessing the global financial system to deliver climate security, reduce the risks of high carbon assets, and scale up capital for the low carbon transition is possible, but will only happen with a comprehensive, system-wide approach to financing - including the $37 trillion of energy infrastructure - in the next two decades.

Roadmap urged for development beyond 2015
25 May 2015, 2:20 pm

Islamabad: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific has strongly urged the regional countries to formulate a roadmap to support the implementation of the development agenda beyond 2015.

AfDB taps BRIC states for agriculture funds
25 May 2015, 1:59 pm

Nairobi: The African Development Bank is seeking support from Brazil, China and India to promote its 2015-2019 investment strategy in agriculture infrastructure projects, its director of agriculture Chiji Ojukwuo said on Friday.  He said the three who are members of BRICS which brings together five major emerging economies have proved to be key players in Africa's development plan and AfDB views them as new strategic bilateral partners. Other members of BRICS are Russia and South Africa.

Africapitalism as a catalyst for development in Africa
25 May 2015, 1:38 pm

Oxford: Today is a continuation of a conversation I started in November 2014 with a piece in The Economist where I declared that 2015 would be ‚ÄėThe Year of the African Entrepreneur‚Äô and backed it up in December by launching the $100 million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, also known as TEEP. This programme is identifying and providing mentoring, training, networking, and funding for 1,000 African start-ups per year for the next ten years.

Swaziland health minister reads Africa’s statement at Geneva meet
25 May 2015, 1:04 pm

Geneva: Minister of Health Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane was recently entrusted by the 47 member states the World Health Organisation African Region to present the topic of ‚ÄėHealth in the post-2015 Development Agenda‚Äô at the 68th World Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting started last Monday (May 18) will end tomorrow.

South African perspectives on post-2015 development goals
25 May 2015, 12:45 pm

Johannesburg: The Post-2015 Consensus held a country specific seminar on the post-2015 development agenda in South Africa on 21st May, the eighth seminar in a series of 10 seminars to be held around the world.

The purpose of the country specific discussion is to bring together international economists with local sector experts in order to delve deeper into the potential benefits which the post-2015 development agenda could bring to the country and the necessity of prioritizing smart targets to achieve the desired outcomes for the country.

African Economic Outlook 2015
25 May 2015, 12:28 pm

Abidjan: With Africa’s population set to triple by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015, released at the African Development Bank Group’s 50th Annual Meetings.

Kenya seeks Russia's support in Africa push for UN reforms
22 May 2015, 12:18 pm

Nairobi: Kenya has kicked off Africa‚Äôs push for reforms in the United Nations‚Äô most powerful arm by lobbying for Russia‚Äôs support, ahead of the UN's 70th anniversary. At a meeting with Russia‚Äôs Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Kenya‚Äôs Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed argued the current formation of the UN Security Council ‚Äúdoes not reflect the dynamics of the 21st century.‚ÄĚ

Third International Policy Conference on the African Child - 'Child Poverty in Africa'
African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: 12-13 May 2008
ARC briefing note on the outcomes of the 10th African Union Summit
The tenth African Union (AU) Summit took place at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 January to 2 February 2008.
South African Journal of International Affairs: Call for Papers
February 2008
The South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) is published biannually by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
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