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Progress on Africa’s integration boosts prospects for economic transformation in Egypt
8 Jul 2021
Egypt needs to update its policy approach to economic transformation to fully benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area.
COVID-19 slashes foreign direct investment in Africa by 16%
21 Jun 2021
The continent's commodity-dependent countries have been affected more severely than non-resource-based economies.
Building productive capacities critical for least developed countries
21 Jun 2021
COVID-19 has heightened the need to boost productive capacities for socioeconomic recovery in the world’s poorest nations.
Zambian cotton entrepreneur goes beyond the fibre
28 May 2021
UNCTAD supports efforts to add value to cotton by-products in eastern and southern Africa to make the crop more profitable for farmers.
Cashing in on cashews: Africa must add value to its nuts
15 Apr 2021
The continent grows most of the world’s raw cashews but only processes a fraction of them, missing out on a wealth of opportunity offered by booming global demand.
Global plastic trade 40% bigger than previously thought, study finds
3 Mar 2021
Drawing on a powerful new database that tracks and traces the plastic life cycle, UNCTAD shows where countries can apply trade policy pressure to reduce pollution.
Countries hail leadership of outgoing UNCTAD chief
4 Feb 2021
Member states from across the world fete Mukhisa Kituyi for his stellar service and staunch support for the aspirations of the global south.
UNCTAD chief wins award for promoting intra-African trade
15 Jan 2021
Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi was recognized by the African Union Commission for his work during the process that established the African Continental Free Trade Area
COVID-19 and beyond: What role for LDCs?
12 Nov 2020
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD