Senior government officials, development experts and representatives from the NEPAD Agency on Thursday agreed that it was critical that the ambitious targets outlined in the SDGs be streamlined within national priority programmes.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president has predicted that by the year 2025, the whole of Africa will use a common currency called Afri. He forecasted this in his Op-Ed titled “My Africa utopia(link is external)” written for Financial Times.
African heads of state and government and hundreds of delegates from across the world will converge in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 25th AU Summit under the theme: “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.
The NEPAD Steering Committee - a grouping of personal appointees of African Heads of State - has reviewed impact and progress of NEPAD, on the side-lines of the 25th AU Summit, in Sandton, South Africa.
The NEPAD Agency has kicked-off the 25th African Union Summit with an award presented to former NEPAD Steering Committee member and South African Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu.