United Nations

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Reliable and accessible economic data is lacking across Africa

Credible macroeconomic data and accurate information about how African countries are running their finances is key to determining business confidence and market sentiment. If governments fail to ensure that financial markets can get reliable data, the public media assume this role.

Bank of Central African States is looking for a solution to fight illicit financial flows

The Bank of Central African States (BEAC) is looking for a digital solution provider to step up its fight against illicit financial transactions within the sub-region.

The lasting impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce

Online shopping will never be the same after the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards a more digital world and triggered changes in online shopping behaviors that are likely to have lasting effects.

Illicit capital outflows are robbing Africa of $88 billion every year

From 2000 to 2015, the total illicit capital flight from Africa amounted to $836 billion. Compared to Africa's total external debt stock of $770 billion in 2018, this makes Africa a “net creditor to the world."

Digital platforms are giving Kenya’s creatives a lifeline amid COVID-19

In Kenya, artists’ lives have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital platforms useful for survival, but scale is key.

Internet shutdowns are threatening democracy and development

The first case of Internet shutdown in sub-Saharan Africa was in Guinea in 2007. In the intervening years, light has been shone on the devastating impact of shutdowns across Africa.

Cameroon gets e-learning resources boost

UNESCO has donated modern ICT equipment, to the country’s Secondary Education Ministry officials to support an e-learning initiative that was launched during June 2020.