Economy

Satellite photos show urban growth west of Mogadishu

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Satellite imagery from a UN refugee agency assessment on forcibly displaced civilians from Mogadishu shows that a virtual new city is growing up to the west of the Somali capital in the so-called Afgooye corridor.

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$100mn investment in Uganda's electricity distribution network

Uganda's retail power distributor Umeme says it has to date invested over $100mn in expanding and refurbishing the country's electricity distribution network and plans an additional 32 million dollars in 2011.

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Enabling Koinadugu's disabled farmers

How private sector investment is empowering agriculturalists in Sierra Leone, creating jobs and economic growth

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Jobs scarcity leads to gender disparities in labour markets

A book published by the World Bank shows that gender inequalities remain a concern in African labour markets despite variations from one country to another.

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Revolving livestock scheme to assist migration returnees

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has handed over a revolving livestock scheme that was started in 2007 to Ward 9 community and the Chiredzi District authorities to reduce irregular migration, especially among the youths through the reintegration of returned Zimbabwean migrants from South Africa back into their communities.

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