AUDA-NEPAD and Ecobank collaborate to support MSMEs amid Covid-19

AFRICA – The African Union(AU), through its development agency, is collaborating with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Ecobank Group to support Micro and Small-Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) build capacity to face the economic and social challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The AU said that a continental framework has already been established for the support of the African MSMEs which form a large part of individual economies in the continent and have little or no absorption capacity to the effect of the pandemic.  The MSMEs account for about…

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African Union launches the second Biennial Review Report detailing Africa’s agricultural status

AFRICA – The African Union has launched the second Biennial Review Report on the implementation of the June 2014 Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods. H.E Abiy Ahmed Ali, Ethiopian Prime Minister and AU Leader of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), presented the Biennial Review Report to the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government. AUC Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, H.E Josefa Sacko, said, “The BR Report is a performance assessment tool as well an advocacy tool…

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