Economy

New initiative to empower rural youth in East Africa

STRYDE_program_will_deliver_a_comprehensive_package_of_services_to_the_rural_youthTechnoServe and The MasterCard Foundation have partnered on an US$11.5 million, four-year programme to help the rural youth of East Africa's transition to economic independence

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Ugandan trade liberalisation ‘hindering not helping’

Uganda_tradeUgandan traders say that the trade liberalisation policies introduced by the government over ten years have done more harm than good to the economy

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Acumen Fund West Africa launched

Acumen_Fund_West_AfricaAcumen Fund has announced its expansion to West Africa, with new investments in companies supporting land rights and agriculture in low-income communities across Ghana

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African leaders agree major infrastructure programme

Infrastructure, Development, PIDA, New Partnership for African Development, African Union, African Development BankAfrican Heads of State have endorsed the launch of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), a multi-billion dollar initiative that will run through to 2040

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PwC survey: upbeat outlook for Africa

PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, survey, economic outlook, World Economic Forum, DavosWhile companies around the world are more downbeat about the economic future, optimism has increased in Africa, according to the results of a new survey

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