Cameroonian economist and banking executive Vera Songwe has been appointed the new Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA).

Dr. Songwe beat more than 70 candidates to clinch the post which was held by Dr. Carlos Lopes who stepped down from the organisation in September last year.

ECA is one of the United Nation’s five regional commissions, and its mandate is to promote the economic and social development of African states.

Dr. Songwe brings to the position a longstandin…
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