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Africa has made “huge step forward” in developing its infrastructure

Africa has made a “huge step forward” in developing its infrastructure from building roads to power grids, according to the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

Ibrahim Mayaki made the remarks on the margins of a high-level event at UN headquarters informally known as “Africa Week”.

The continent needs more than US$93 billion a year to meet its infrastructure needs and requires foreign investments to do so, according to global think tanks.

Senior UN adviser on Africa says peace remains the main challenge for development

Presenting a mixed report card on African development over the past five years, the top United Nations adviser on the continent warned today that the challenge for all Africans is to put in place the conditions for lasting peace or risk all the progress made in infrastructure, education, health and other areas under the region’s common development strategy coming to nothing.

UN Food and Agriculture agency co-hosts fishing conference in Nigeria

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is co-hosting a three-day conference in Abuja, Nigeria for African governments, development organizations and experts from around the world to discuss ways to boost production at the continent's fisheries where fish supply has declined during the past decade, bucking the global trend.