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BUNAMBIYU, TANZANIA — 

As the darkness falls on the plains around Bunambiyu, a remote village in Tanzania's northern Shinyanga region, Elizabeth Julius switches on her solar lantern to finish sewing clothes for her customers.

Dr. Yinka Adedeji, Divisional Head of Consumer and Digital Banking, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc in an interactive session with CHIMA AKWAJA and other select journalists, x-rays recent policy initiatives by the apex bank, new technological innovations developed by UBA and the future of e-payments.

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has told African countries not to allow global trade agreements jeopardise trade relations within the African sub-region.

Five west African countries have banned some European fuel imports, because they say they are too dirty. Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire are introducing stricter standards to cut vehicle emissions and improve air quality in cities.

“Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world, but this is paradoxically an advantage for the region. It approaches development differently and has already taken concrete steps to address the backlog,” says Ludovic Subran, chief economist at Euler Hermes.

With the help of 10 myths, Euler Hermes decrypts reasons why Africa is a special continent of many resources, which will find its way of growing and becoming a key player in the global economy.

The Single Window and Electronic Business Standards for Handling Import/Export- PACCI Workshop

The Africa Trade Forum ended in Addis Ababa Wednesday with Economic Commission for Africa’s Coordinator, David Luke, of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) urging participants to act on conclusions reached in discussions this week as the continent seeks to meet its October 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

The apparent lack of interest in intra-African trade has taken center stage at an ongoing African investment forum in the Algerian capital, Algiers.

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The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 2009 by 35 founding national business chambers to influence government policy and create a better operating environment for business.

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