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SUNS # 8821 Thursday 20 December 2018

United Nations : More questions than answers at Africa e-Com event   (Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The Africa e-com week, organised and held at Nairobi, Kenya (from 10 to 14 December) by the technology division of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), appears to have aroused more questions than answers to development and public policy issues posed by African States and digital experts from African Civil Society.

United Nations : The digital economy and inclusive development in Africa   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The first Africa eCommerce Week was held last week in Nairobi, Kenya, with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) issuing the Nairobi Manifesto on the Digital Economy and Inclusive Development in Africa at its conclusion on 14 December.

United Nations : Is it time to end cheque book diplomacy at the UN?   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The UN's major donors - led by the United States - have long been accused of influence-peddling and misusing their financial clout not only to grab some of the high ranking jobs in the world body but also threaten funding cuts to push their own domestic agendas.

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