The first trial in Africa to test two new vaccines to protect against HIV got under way in Uganda this week, raising hopes of an end to the epidemic that affects millions of people across the continent.
After a three-day boat trip from Western Sahara, Mohceine Ait Lamadane reached the Canaries and from there traveled to Italy, taking advantage of a system swamped by arrivals and slowed by the coronavirus.
At a time when Africa is mobilizing resources for pandemic recovery and sustainable development, illicit financial flows (IFFs) are robbing the continent of $50 billion annually, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a high-level virtual meeting held under the African Union’s (AU) ‘Silencing the Guns’ initiative.
The trade between Iran and African countries reached $180.4 million in the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 20-October 21), announced the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).
Every year, an estimated $88.6 billion, which is equivalent to 3.7 percent of Africa’s GDP, leaves the continent in the form of illicit capital, according to UN Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Economic Development in Africa Report 2020.
Iran exported $2 million worth of construction materials to African countries last year (ending March 20, 2020), said the director general of the Trade Promotion Organization (TPO)’s Office for Arabian and African Countries.
With three of the eight candidates to become the next leader of the World Trade Organization (WTO) coming from Africa, BBC Africa business editor Zawadi Mudibo looks at what difference having one of them at the helm would make for the continent.