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"Protectionism in the West Should Not Scare Africa" - Hamdok

Speaking at the African Development Week during a regional meeting on innovations in infrastructure development and sustainable industrialization in Africa, the Acting Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Abdalla Hamdok, says "there's no need for Africa to panic as sentiments of protectionism and populism grow louder in Western Europe and America."He added, it should "give the continent an opportunity to re-think and come up with policies that shape its own future in its own way." Read more. More on the ECA in this BRIEFING



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Acting ECA chief Abdalla Hamdok addressing the high-level meeting on innovations in infrastructure development and sustainable industrialization in Africa during the 2017 African Development Week held in Dakar, Senegal (March 23-28).

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