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Poorer states look to power ahead through innovation

Energy is key to global development but the world’s poorest nations fare up to six times worse than their more industrialised counterparts when it comes to accessing the vital resource, the UN warned on Wednesday.

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UN and Africa: focus on West and Central Africa, tourism and Côte d’Ivoire

Over 7 million children crossing borders in West and Central Africa: UN

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'Tourism is key to African growth if it is nurtured'

Tourism in Africa can reduce poverty but the industry needs help to resist challenges from conflict, climate change and health emergencies, the UN said on Wednesday.

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“Digital giants” leading a “cautious” trade recovery: UNCTAD

The “digital giants” of the world economy are having a major impact but global flows of foreign direct investment remain well below their 2007 peak, before the global markets crashed.

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Virtual tool to deliver trade boost for poorer countries

The potential for growth in developing countries is enormous and the internet could make this a reality, UN trade agency UNCTAD, said on Tuesday.

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New agreement aims to streamline global trade

A new global agreement that makes trade cheaper, easier and faster has been welcomed by the UN trade body, UNCTAD.

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Kenyan designer has high hopes for Africa’s fashion industry

When it comes to fashion, interior design and art, Africa is “the place to be.”

That belief has been expressed by Kenyan designer Akinyi Odongo who is calling for greater assistance for creative people on the continent, particularly women.

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UN and Africa: focus on Lake Chad region, Africa development and illegal fishing

Boko Haram crisis has “devastated” Lake Chad region’s economy

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Africa should avoid debt, find new ways to finance its development

Africa should avoid debt and find new ways to finance its development, a new report by the UN trade and development agency (UNCTAD) h

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10,000 Kenyan female entrepreneurs connected to global market

An initiative which is aiming to connect 10,000 Kenyan women involved in running businesses to global markets, will empower women across the world, according to one of the entrepreneurs who has joined the network.

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