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Read full remarks by African Union chair Cyril Ramaphosa to International Labor Organization Global Summit on COVID-19

Your Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, It has been just over a year since we adopted the Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work at the 108th International Labour Conference. 

Charles Lufumpa: How African countries can respond to COVID-19, reopen economies and accelerate recovery

Charles Lufumpa, the African Development Bank’s Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management speaks on the recent release of the African Economic Outlook 2020 Supplement. He shares policy recommendations to cushion...

774,000 jobs: Labour Minister Ngige apologizes to N’Assembly

The Nigerian Minister of Labour, Productivity and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has apologized to the leadership of the National Assembly over last week’s face-off between the Minister of State For Labour, Festus Keyamo and the joint...

Dana Air resumes flight operations July 9 as Nigeria reopens airspace shut amid COVID-19 pandemic

Following the recent re-opening of the airports by the Federal Government, Dana Air has announced the resumption of its flight services on July 9, 2020 The airline will operate three daily flights from Lagos...

Minister Mthembu welcomes new DG of the DPME

The Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu, welcomes the new Director-General for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), Mr Robert Nkuna, who joins the DPME after serving in the same position in the...

Why we declined to declare Orji Kalu’s seat in Senate vacant: Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday explained why the Senate refused to yield to pressure to declare Senator Orji Uzor Kalu's s seat and position vacant during the period of his incarceration.

African Union chair Ramaphosa to address leaders at International Labor Organization’s global summit on COVID-19

African Union Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday July 8, 2020, participate in the International Labor Organization (ILO)’s Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work. Ramaphosa is scheduled to address the virtual Global Leaders Day...

Human Rights Watch calls on Nigeria to release Mubarak Bala, humanist arrested for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook

The Nigerian police should immediately disclose the whereabouts of Mubarak Bala, president of the Nigerian Humanist Association, who has been detained incommunicado since April 28, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.  Bala was arrested...

COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education, UN report finds

The 15-year global effort to improve the lives of people everywhere through the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 was already off track by the end of 2019. And now, in only...

African Development Bank projects tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania

An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the project team.  The project, rolled out in the...

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