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At the just ended African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, the continent was urged to take the lead in developing solar and hydro energy, while at the same time Africa's huge wealth is streaming out at the detriment of its development.
By Frank Sainworla, Jr/WADR, Addis Ababa
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank Group, (AFDB) and the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) have re-committed themselves to help in building a green economy across Africa.
The pledged was made as the 6th African Economic Conference ended in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa over the weekend.
President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal has condemned the violence which erupted Wednesday in Fanaye, in the region of Saint-Louis, northern Senegal, leaving two persons dead and 20 others injured.
The 6th African Economic Conference has been going on since Tuesday 25 October in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
The conference, which is being organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the African Economic Commission, the African Development Bank Group and the UNDP, has been bringing together some 300 experts, African ministers, bankers and other international stakeholders.
“Africa still remains the victim of development strategies which do not improve the livelihood of its communities,” says the UN Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, Amina Mohamed.
The 6th African Economic Conference is underway in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, with the country’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi calling for agriculture and reforestation to be prioritized in Africa.
The first annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-I) is underway in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
The three-day conference, organized by the by Economic Commission for Africa, ECA’s African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), is expected to provide a forum for dialogue, awareness raising so as to mobilize effective commitment and actions on climate change by African stakeholders, an ECA press statement said.
Children are not just the future leaders but they have a crucial role to play, even before getting on the leadership stage.
As countries around the World have been celebrating International Day for Disaster Prevention, the role children and youths can play in disaster risk prevention and management has been highlighted.
Ghanaian authorities have called for strong action against pirates operating in the Gulf of Guinea.
Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré has inaugurated the third bridge in the capital, Bamaka.
The China-Mali Friendship Bridge was opened Thursday as part of celebrations marking Mali’s 51st independence anniversary.