United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Economic Commission for Africa Carlos Lopes have hailed the opening of a new office in the ECA compound in Addis Ababa as a milestone for the organization and for its already close relationship with Ethiopia
and with people across Africa. Held on Tuesday, the inauguration of the new building is in line with the United Nations common house initiative, which aims to bring all UN staff working in Addis Ababa into the compound.
Delegates at the Sixth International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC), hosted by the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), will explore the apparent lack of social protection for citizens of many African countries and agree ways of accelerating efforts to improve social security policies across the continent, particularly for Africa’s children.
ByMerit Al-Sayed, Mark Esposito, and Terence Tse
CAIRO – If macroeconomic indicators are to be believed, Egypt’s economic growth has ground almost to a halt over the past three years. Inflows of foreign direct investment have dried up, and GDP growth rates have plummeted from as high as 7% in 2008 and 2009 to merely 2% in 2013. But are the indicators to be believed?