Development

Africa Forum aims to boost business, reduce costs, help countries trade out of poverty

Better transport, logistics and foreign investment are essential to smooth the way for the African continent to reduce trade hurdles, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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Gabon Economy recovering, says IMF Review Mission

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Boileau Loko in Libreville, Gabon, said economic activity is recovering, with growth estimated at about 1.2 percent in 2018 up from 0.5 percent in 2017, despite lower-than-expected oil production.

World leaders pledge US$1 billion to transform health and nutrition of world’s poorest women, children and adolescents

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman Every Child on Tuesday announced US$1.005 billion in contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Burkina Faso, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire the European Commission, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Laerdal Global Health, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar and the United Kingdom.