Brendan Vickers, Economic Adviser at the Commonwealth Secretariat, says African countries are engaged in a range of global, regional and bilateral negotiations on trade and trade-related issues.

African countries to Discuss Strategies to Strengthen Their Trading capacity

By Irene Gaitirira Published May 24, 2017 African policymakers, negotiators and trade analysts are set to discuss priorities for reviving world trade and strengthening their trading capacity. The two-day meeting in Mauritius–May 25-26, 2017–shall be held to the backdrop of reports that world trade has declined by more than US$3 Trillion, with sub-Saharan Africa’s combined






Henry Rotich, Kenya's Finance Minister, with Patrice Talon, President of Benin, during the ATI meetings in Nairobi

African Governments and Investors Discuss Declining Foreign Direct Investment

By Abdi Ali Published May 16, 2017 Representatives of governments and investment have met in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to explore ways and means of closing a US$900 Billion infrastructure gap in the face of decreasing foreign direct investment (FDI) flow across Africa. Government Ministers from across Africa have sat together with investors and the






The Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) wins the UN Award for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism (Reuters pic.

UN Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism Call for Applications

By Abdi Ali Published May 5, 2017 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the specialised agency of the United Nations in charge of travel business, invites submissions to the 14th annual edition of its Awards for Innovation in Tourism. RELATED:Zimbabwean Endorsed for Top UN World Tourism Job UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism were created






Amina J Mohammed, the new United Nations Deputy Secretary, took home the New African Woman in Politics and Public Office

African Women Honoured for making Exceptional Impact in their Countries

By Abdi Ali Published April 17, 2017 A Gambian has been recognised, celebrated and honoured as African Woman of the Year in a continental awards that “recognise, celebrate and honour African women who have made exceptional impact and change in their countries or communities in the past 12 months.” RELATED:South Africa’s Cabinet Reshuffle Could Affect






Dr Abbas Gullet, Kenya Red Cross' Secretary-General and IFRC’s Vice President

Impending Hunger Catastrophe Should Be Africa’s Last!

By Irene Gaitirira Published April 17, 2017 More than 18 million people in the Horn of Africa and in Nigeria are facing one of the worst hunger crises in recent history. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warns that this humanitarian crisis will be repeated again and again unless concerted efforts






Seed sector professionals meeting at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Nigerian city of Ibadan

Improve Cassava Yield Through Planting High Quality Seed

By Khalifa Hemed Published April 10, 2017 Businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers in raising their productivity. Seed sector professionals meeting at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Nigerian city of Ibadan, said that though Africa’s most-populous country is the largest producer of cassava