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2030 Agenda should become master plan for each country’s development – Antonio Guterres

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said here on Thursday that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted in 2015, should become a...
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Xi’s Davos speeches three years ago still bear significance today

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By Chen Xu In early 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Switzerland and delivered two speeches at the opening session of the World Economic Forum...

WEF a good opportunity to promote South Africa

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Despite facing severe economic issues, the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos will be a good opportunity for South Africa to attract investment,...
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South Africa to implement serious structural reforms amid fiscal challenges

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South Africa will implement structural reforms as the country faces some fiscal challenges, according to the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni. Mboweni...
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Pan-African trade deal catalyst for sustainable growth – WEF

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The agreement on a ground-breaking trade deal among African countries offers a recipe for sustainable growth while promising to soften borders across the continent,...
Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, addresses the final plenary session of the Summit on the Global Agenda, 07 November - 09 November 2008. Copyright World Economic Forum /Photo by Sandeep Naik

African innovators awarded at WEF on Africa

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Six of Africa's most innovative businesses and programs received awards on Friday at the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) underway in Cape...
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Global elites at Davos forum express confidence in free trade

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Global elites at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting this week have expressed confidence in free trade, saying it is a global consensus...
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Rwandan president highlights private sector role in digital connectivity at WEF

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame Thursday highlighted the vital role of the private sector in national digital strategy development at the ongoing World Economic Forum...
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UAE and China ideal places for youths to advance careers

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In the survey whose findings were presented in a media briefing, the two Asia countries ranked as the most preferred emerging market countries, in...
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Kenyan women making socioeconomic progress with special fund

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The fund, anchored on the country's agenda of empowering women to alleviate poverty in the households and catalyze the nation's socioeconomic growth, is tailored...

2017 World Economic Forum on Africa to be hosted by South Africa

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Speaking at the just concluded WEF on Africa 2016 in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, Pravin Gordhan, South African finance minister said that the 27th...
Tony Elumelu, UBA Group PLC Chairman receiving Life Time Achievement Award in Ivory Coast recently

Tony Elumelu co-chairs World Economic Forum

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This year’s event themed “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation” will witness regional and global leaders in business, government and civil society convene in...
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WEF report points out risk of internet fragmentation

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The report, contributed by leading experts to help build a shared understanding and advance the emerging conversation about this global challenge, cites 28 examples...
President Kagame and other panelists during discussion on promotion of gender parity at the just ended World Economic Forum in Davos.

Basic research and science can advance our science viewpoint

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"We don't have industry supporting basic research to the extent that it used to," said Subra Suresh, President of the Carnegie Mellon University. In...
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South Africa still a preferred destination for investors

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The South African delegation, led by President Jacob Zuma, successfully delivered the message at the WEF that South Africa is open for business to...
President Kagame and other panelists during discussion on promotion of gender parity at the just ended World Economic Forum in Davos.

WEF seek ways to revamp global economy

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The global economic growth did not exceed 3 percent in last year and 2016 outlook is similarly lackluster. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has...
South African President Jacob Zuma (Front) responds to parliamentary questions in Cape Town, South Africa, on Nov. 19, 2015. South Africa engages with all the role players in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with concerns over the future of Palestine, President Jacob Zuma said during his responding to a parliamentary question about the signing of an agreement between the leadership of Hamas and South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in October. (Xinhua/Elmond Jiyane)

South Africa committed to strong fiscal discipline – Zuma

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Zuma was speaking as he was leading a delegation, dubbed Team South Africa, to attend the WEF scheduled for January 20-22. The South...

Top ten countries with tourism competitiveness named by WEF

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa on Friday named Sub-Sharan Africa's top 10 countries in travel and tourism competitiveness, with South Africa taking...

2015 WEF gives birth to a youth empowerment initiative

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A youth empowerment initiative was launched on Thursday on the sidelines of the ongoing 2015 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). With 4.5...

Youth development highlighted at WEF Africa

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Participants attending the 2015 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa) on Thursday highlighted youth development as key to economic development in the continent....
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Madagascar ranked at position 135 globally in ICT

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Madagascar has been ranked at position 135 globally in terms of information and communication technologies (ICT), the 2015 report by the World Economic Forum...
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The need for free movement of talent and goods across Africa re-echoed at WEF

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A key topic of discussion among global leaders at the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa was the need for free movement of talent...