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Africa needs to protect itself against vulnerabilities: ECA Director

Adam Elhiraika, Director of the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has urged African countries to evolve policies that can help build sustainable development goals and aspirations of Africa’s Agenda 2063. Elhiraika made the suggestion in his presentation to the 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference […]

African SMEs: How to ease access to finance – Afreximbank

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has urged all African SMEs to engage factoring as a viable and sustainable solution to address the challenge of access to financing for their businesses. This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by Mr Obi Emekekwue, Director and Global Head of Communications and Events Management at Afreximbank, Emekekwue […]

Low tax collection in developing economies has a devastating impact

The ability to raise revenues from taxes, called “fiscal capacity”, is a crucial aspect for the functioning of any state. Being able to tax citizens, and collect revenues efficiently, is a cornerstone of state formation and survival. Secondly, greater fiscal capacity implies greater access of the state to resources needed to provide public goods and […]

Greenpeace Africa applauds courageous climate strikes

Today, school students engaged in an inspirational wave of activism across the world, striking for action on climate change in more than 2050 places in 123 countries across the world including South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, and even Antarctica [1]. In response, Greenpeace Africa has said: “As an environmental campaigning organisation, Greenpeace […]

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