Gender Matters


  • The African Union has declared the period of 2010-2020 as the African Women’s Decade.
  • More than half of the African countries have ratified the Protocol.
  • Almost all African countries are signatories of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women excluding Somalia and Sudan.

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Africa at a Glance

Africa has made significant strides on improving its business landscape, an indication of the ...

Africa’s Trade and Economic Organisations

Highlights: With 16 landlocked countries, Africa is more fragmented than any other continent. A ...

Africa’s Informal Employment

Highlights: Africa has the highest rate of informality in the world estimated at 72% of ...