Development economist and former two-time Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been nominated as the candidate for the job of ... Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, following the abrupt resignation of Roberto Azevêdo. But her nomination comes after President Muhammadu Buhari had already nominated Yonov Frederick Agah. Why the sudden switch?
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of the greatest examples of Pan-Africanism since the creation of the African Union (AU). ... The agreement has acquired the signatures of 54 of the AU’s 55 member-states, bringing together an impressive domestic market of more than 1.2 billion people with a collective GDP of $2.6tn.
The crash in oil and gas prices, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and the slump in economic activity, has dealt a blow to the plans and ... public finances of major oil- and gas-producing countries. But a group of countries in sub-Saharan Africa once designated as “prospective producers” are facing a different challenge.
Kenya has one of the most active renewable sectors in Africa. Could it serve as a model to be followed by other countries across Africa? We ... find out more from Elizabeth Rogo, the African Energy Chamber President for East Africa on the energy sector and on being the only female in a top leadership role.