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African news and analysis from the United Nations
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Ban Ki-moon in @Guardian Op-Ed: "An #African proverb teaches that “fine words do not produce #food”. A Must read:
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#African countries produce about 45% or 1.2 million tonnes of global #cashewnuts annually. However, only 10% of this is processed locally, according to the African Cashew Initiative. The challenge for these countries is to invest more in processing plants. Franck Kuwonu takes a closer look into this industry:
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African countries have poured over $14 billion in investments. A must read by Bo Li. #China   #Africa   #Trade  
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Don't forget to check out our summer edition of UN Africa Renewal. Special coverage on financing for development or ‪#‎FfD‬. http://www.un.org/africarenewal/
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#Ebola’s most affected countries lobby for funding for hospital infrastructure. Our writer,@Ighobor, currently in the region, takes a close look at the situation.
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Traditional sources of development finance, such as official development assistance (‪#‎ODA‬) and foreign direct investment (‪#‎FDI‬) are not sustainable and cannot be relied upon as its main sources of funding. #FfD   Read on:
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Hot off the press! The print edition of @africarenewal August 2015 will soon be at your doorstep. We have a special coverage on Financing our planet's future, The Changing Face of #Ethiopia, Africans investing in #China and more. You can also access the stories online @ http://www.un.org/africarenewal/
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Haddis Tadesse, Interim Director of @gatesfoundation Africa team. Country representative in #Ethiopia and to the @_AfricanUnion:

"The lesson for other countries is not so much following Ethiopia’s economic model, because it is tailored for Ethiopia’s current needs and aspirations." 
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This is the first part of a series of articles on #Ethiopia's economic and political transformation. Read this fascinating analysis by @netfive, Masimba Tafirenyika, Editor-in-Chief of Africa Renewal. #FfD
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“The case for reform is clear,” according to @UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi. “‘Old style’ international investment agreements have increasingly come to a dead end. #UNCTADWIR
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