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UNCTAD Report: 50 Year Occupation Destroyed Palestinian Economy

A scathing report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development describes how 50 years of Israeli occupation has prevented economic development in Palestine, and highlights the destructive impact of Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank.

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Unlocking Africa's Potential Through Tourism: The Role of Online Travel

By Josephine Wawira

The services sector, in particular tourism, is one of the major contributors to Africa’s economy through such functions as providing foreign exchange and employment. 397 more words

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was established in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body.
  • UNCTAD is the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly dealing with trade, investment, and development issues. 
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what are YOU doing to bring billionaires and serious people to Uganda?

I AM not one of those Ugandans dismayed that billionaire (in United States dollar terms) Jack Ma visited Kenya and Rwanda but skipped Uganda. Dismay is a little too light a word for the feeling I got when the news broke that he was going to go right over and past us. 1,006 more words

The Conscious Ugandan

UNCTAD – world maritime fleet statistics

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) issued statistics regarding the world maritime fleet. UNCTAD this week uploaded 2017 maritime statistics on the world shipping fleet by flag and by country of ownership, as well as the 2016 tonnage for ship building and scrapping. 202 more words


Founder of Alibaba Group launches $10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

The founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma has launched $10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund. Ma who is also the Special Adviser to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business made the announcement at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit co-hosted by UNCTAD and the Rwandan Government. 84 more words

Alibaba's Jack Ma Travels To Kenya On His First Ever African Trip

“The difference between building a company and a platform is that while a company is meant to make you happy, a platform is meant to make your customers happy.” This was one of the many priceless nuggets shared earlier this week by Asia’s richest man and Chinese Business magnate, Ma Yun, popularly known as Jack Ma. 84 more words