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Meaza Ashenafi

Ethiopian MPs appoint Meaza Ashanafi Federal High Court president

Ethiopian Parliament Thursday appointed Ms Meaza Ashanafi, the first woman Federal High Court president.

Nigeria pledges commitment to eradicating discrimination against women

Nigeria has assured the international community of its unalloyed commitment to the advancement of women’s rights and the eradication of violence and all forms of discrimination against women.g

General Gowon defends Udoji award, lauds Adedeji’s service

Forty-six years after, Yakubu Gowon, former military Head of State, has again defended the Udoji award to civil servants after the Nigerian civil war.
Abdoulaye Bio Tchane

Bénin Republic canvasses visa-free travel in Africa

The Minister of Planning and Development, Republic of Bénin, Abdoulaye Tchane, has urged West African countries to join the continent-wide campaign to make travel in Africa easier for Africans.

ECA: ECOWAS single currency unlikely before 2020 deadline

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa said the attainment of all macroeconomic criteria by ECOWAS states maybe unattainable before the 2020 deadline for the commencement of the region’s single currency agreement.

AfDB, UNIDO join forces to accelerate Africa’s industrialization

The African Development Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, May 21 to step up collaboration to boost Africa’s industrialization.

UNECA urges Africa take bold actions on free trade pact

Dr. Vera Songwe, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has urged African nations to take bold actions to realise the promise of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

UNECA staff mourns Adebayo Adedeji

The entire staff of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa is in mourning over the death of the institution’s pioneering and longest serving Executive Secretary, Professor Adebayo Adedeji.

UN gives ‘African free trade agreement’ kudos

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the signing of a Continental Free Trade Area agreement in Africa that has created one of the world’s largest trading blocs with over 50 countries.

Ex-President Obasanjo expresses surprise, supports Africa free trade

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed awe that African leaders were foot-dragging on African Free Trade treaty deemed to be signed in Kigali on Wednesday.

AfDB plans electricity for 29m Africans

The African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to reach 29.3 million people in African with electricity by 2020.

UN predicts 3.5% economic growth for Africa

Africa is expected to see a recovery in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth from its present 3.0 per cent to 3.5 per cent in 2018.

Ethiopian airlines to commence direct flight to Geneva

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s largest carrier, has announced its plans to commence direct flight thrice weekly to Geneva, Switzerland from June 3.

Federal govt releases balance of Paris Club refund to 27 states

The federal government has made good its promise to release the balance of the Paris Club refund to states, as 27 states of the federation have so far benefitted from the latest refunds.

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Kano Pillars stop Wikki Tourists to retain Ahlan Cup

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