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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:
We need food instead of fine words at the development finance table in Addis Ababa, and leaders must pledge the resources to ensure an equal share for all
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African countries have poured over $14 billion in investments. A must read by Bo Li. #China   #Africa   #Trade  
China, the world's newest economic superpower, surpassed the United States as Africa's largest trading partner in 2009. Since then, China's investments in Africa have been growing at a staggering speed. But many people are not aware that the Sino-Africa relationship is not just a one-way street.
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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.
On 10 May 2015, a day after the World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free, stern-faced health officials were holding marathon meetings in different rooms at the country's health ministry. Their business-like mood contrasted with the celebratory atmosphere on the streets of the ...
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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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“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
24 June 2015 – Global foreign direct investment (FDI) declined in 2014 but flows to developing countries actually reached their highest level ever, says a new United Nations report released today that also calls for systematic reform of the current international investment agreement regime.
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The global community will fail millions of children if it does not focus on the most disadvantaged, @UNICEF warns in its final report on achievement of the child-related UN Millennium Development Goals (#MDGs)
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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:
The annual “money-harvesting” season is in full swing in Côte d'Ivoire. For the fortunate cashew nut farmers in the central and northern parts of the country, February through June is harvest time. Here cashew nut growing has improved the lives of these small-scale farmers significantly.
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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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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:
Despite witnessing exceptional growth in development finance in recent years, Africa is still faced with the arduous task of mobilizing adequate resources to fund its growth and future transformation agenda. Given the paucity of external development assistance, and low commodity prices for its ...
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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." 
In February 2012 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the appointment of Haddis Tadesse, a US national of Ethiopian descent, as its representative to Ethiopia and to the African Union. It was the Foundation's first-ever representative to an African country.
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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
When a severe famine hit Ethiopia 30 years ago, the UN intervened with humanitarian assistance. To raise awareness of the famine, it launched a newsletter, Africa Emergency, which later turned into a magazine renamed Africa Recovery and reporting on Africa's economic development.
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Joyful Women Organization (#JoyWo) is a successful "table banking" group in Kenya, with a membership of more than 11,500 women’s groups, each group having 15 to 35 members on average. 
“Table banking” may not be a complex financial concept, but it is making a difference in the lives of thousands of women and their families in rural Kenya. It's a simple idea whereby members gather each month and literally put their money on the table, which then becomes immediately available to ...
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African news and analysis from the United Nations
Introduction
The Africa Renewal information programme, produced by the Africa Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information, provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today.

The programme produces the renowned magazine, Africa Renewal (formerly Africa Recovery) and the affiliated website www.un.org/africarenewal. It aspires to promote the work of the United Nations, Africa and the international community to bring peace and development to Africa.

Africa Renewal reports on and examines the many different aspects of the UN's involvement in Africa, especially within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). It works closely with the many UN agencies and offices dealing with African issues, including the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa.