Tag: ECA

Africa-COVID-19: Worrying decline in remittances from the Diaspora

October 15, 2020

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is concerned about the alarming decline in remittances from African Diaspora. With the global economic crisis, these Diasporas ... Read More

COVID-19: Containment costs Africa $65.7 billion a month

May 14, 2020

The containment imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19 costs Africa 2.5% of its GDP, equivalent to $65.7 billion per month, the Economic Commission for ... Read More

Over 300,000 Africans Could Die of COVID-19 (ECA Report)

April 17, 2020

More than 300,000 Africans could lose their life to Covid-19 if the continent does not receive the adequate protection, warns the UN Economic Commission for ... Read More

African Finance Ministers Call for Coordinated COVID-19 Response

March 24, 2020

African Finance Ministers have called for a coordinated COVID-19 response to mitigate the adverse impact of the pandemic on economies and society, noting that Africa ... Read More

World Press Freedom Day, an occasion to shed light on media freedom in Africa

May 3, 2019

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has joined the continent’s journalists to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, emphasizing the important role of the media in ... Read More

Morocco Takes over Chairmanship of Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

April 18, 2019

Delegates of African countries have voted for Morocco to lead the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) during the 5th meeting of this regional ... Read More

African Finance Ministers see need for more public investments

March 26, 2019

African ministers of finance, planning and economic development underscored in Marrakech the need for diversifying public revenue with a view to promoting public investments in ... Read More

Morocco believes in potential to increase intra-African trade

March 26, 2019

Morocco believes in the potential for increased trade on the African continent and co-development in various sectors, said Monday evening in Marrakech, Moroccan Minister of ... Read More

Electricity, key for Africa’s development – ECA top official

March 9, 2019

In Africa, nearly 600 million people, or 48% of the continent’s population, still lack access to electricity, with the majority living in rural areas.   ... Read More