Africa

1 Million By 2021: the African Union Commission Chairperson Rallies Support for New Youth Initiative

The African Union Commission (AUC) is set to roll out a new initiative focused on creating direct opportunities for the development of youth in Africa, to actively and meaningfully drive the full realization of Africa’s Agenda 2063.

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Investment in the agro-industry could save the Sierra Leone economy

There are so many calls to attention for the Government of Sierra Leone to address the problems affecting the agricultural industry, yet things never change. Sierra Leone was among the leading exporters of agricultural produce in Africa. The country was a net exporter of cocoa, coffee, piassavas, rubber, palm oil, sugar and rice, among many other agricultural goods.

Jobs and unemployment in emerging markets and developing countries two focal points of IMF messaging in Davos

IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice said on Thursday said that the IMF is releasing two staff papers based on recent research, ‘one of which will focus on the issue of jobs and unemployment, especially in emerging markets and developing countries, and especially focused on the issue of youth unemployment actually. So that’s going to be launched — that staff paper is going to be launched on January 23’.