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Living the FATCA life in Africa: New U.S. tax regulations add to burden of compliance on financial institutions across Africa

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GAMBIA: GOVERNMENT BANS SKYPE AND VIBER FREE PHONE CALLS

In a move that is angering Diaspora Gambians and their families back home, The Gambia government on Thursday announced the banning of all local and long distance Skype and Viber free calls in The Gambia–citing what it calls “the major financial loss that government is accruing due to Skype and Viber free calls,” the Freedomnewspaper reports. read more

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Foreign Secretary welcomes new EU-Morocco trade talks

LONDON, United-Kingdom, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ EU-Morocco trade already worth €24 billion and deal will bring closer economic integration. read more

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EXPERTS URGE COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF OFFER TO EU ON EPA NEGOTIATIONS WITH WEST AFRICA

ABUJA, Nigeria, February 27, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ West African experts have recommended a comprehensive review of the market access offer to the European Union (EU) in order to break the deadlock between the two parties in the negotiations of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) for the creation of a free trade area between them read more

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WEST AFRICA URGED TO BE PROACTIVE IN TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH EU

ABUJA, Nigeria, February 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/West Africa must adopt a forward looking approach in resolving divergences in its negotiations of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) for a free trade area of the two regions, a senior official of Ghana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has said. read more

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WCC consultation to analyze foreign involvement in Africa’s development

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 25, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ How can Africa attain economic liberation, social welfare, as well as ecological protection in partnership with the European Union (EU), United States (US) and China? An ecumenical gathering in Tanzania will address this question by assessing investments in poverty eradication and development in the region. read more

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WEST AFRICA MOVES TO REVIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT NEGOTATIONS WITH EU

ABUJA, Nigeria, February 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ West Africa’s experts are meeting in Accra, Ghana from Wednesday, 20th February 2013 in the latest effort to jump-start the stalled Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the European Union (EU). read more

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Africa’s Information Highway a step toward the global knowledge economy

The launch of Africa’s Information Highway is long over-due –  with the African Development Bank embarking on an Ambitious Program to Revolutionize Data Management and Dissemination in Africa. read more

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Policy Promises and ILUC Implications Facing the Global Biofuels Industry

Join the Sustainability, Policy and ILUC Conference at the World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition read more

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Human Rights Watch: On a Dogged Mission of Defamation

Once again, Human Rights Watch (HRW) is engrossed in its frantic campaign of defamation.  The organization has just distributed, through the electronic media, a document that targets Eritrea as a “systemic violator of human rights”.  The core areas of its unfounded accusations are Eritrea’s National Service and the country’s nascent mining sector.  To this end, HRW unabashedly equates Eritrea’s National Service with “forced labour”, which, in its view, “qualifies Eritrea as a violator of human rights”. read more

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Report: Reducing Supply Chain Barriers Could Increase Global GDP Up To 6 Times More Than Removing All Import Tariffs

  • New report finds that improvements in border administration and transport & telecommunications infrastructure and services could result in an up to 4.7% increase in global GDP, far outweighing potential income gains from complete elimination of import tariffs.
  • Governments should take a holistic approach that considers the entire supply chain, focusing on all policies that impact supply chain efficiency to improve national competitiveness.
  • SME sector would witness increased trade with solutions to specific constraints that disproportionately affect smaller companies.

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 23 January 2013 – Reducing supply chain barriers could increase global GDP and world trade much more than reducing all import tariffs, according to a new report released today by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Bain & Company and the World Bank. read more

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GAMBIA RISKED FACING EU’s AID CUT

Amat Jeng

 

The Gambia is feared loosing millions of Euros in financial aid from its main donor – the European Union (EU), amid its President Jammeh’s outright rejection of the governance reforms that the EU has seen as an iron fist. read more

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Equatorial Guinea Urges Developing Countries To Develop Intelligent Strategies For Sustainable Development

Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Opens 7th ACP Summit read more

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AFRICAN GREAT GREEN WALL: A FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME REPRESENTING AFRICA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF NEUTRAL LAND DEGRADATION

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – What are the achievements reached so far to operationalize the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel (GGWSSI) and what are the best ways and means to attract more donors and boost the implementation of the initiative? These two major questions and some others were at the heart of a side event on the GGWSSI, organised at the margins of CoP18, on Tuesday 5 December 2012, in Doha, Qatar. read more

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