Africa hopes for a better year despite precarious global outlook

P17 table 1foruseOverall, growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), home to over 1 billion people remains at below potential in recent years because of continued external headwinds and climate shocks, such as droughts, cyclones and heavy rainfalls coupled with security tensions and slower pace of domestic reforms in some countries

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African Economic Conference: A clarion call for action to tackle Africa’s youth jobs crisis

AEC job youthThe 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on Monday with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs in order to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s youth

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Blue economy can be a site of economic production, says ECA

Blue economyThe blue economy, the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, in Africa has the potential to be a site of economic production, linking small, medium and big production firms to promote poverty alleviation, equality and better living standards for the people, according to the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) director for Southern Africa (SRO SA) Said Adejumobi

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KfW and NamPost to support Namibia’s SMEs and households

nam.JPGNamPost and KfW Development Bank have signed an agreement for a concessional loan of US$22.11mn to provide micro-loans to micro, small and medium-sized companies and households in rural and remote areas via NamPost subsidiary PostFin

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Second Intra-African Trade Fair to capitalise on Rwanda’s economic success

cairo sessionThe second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2020) will be organised by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the African Union and the government of Rwanda in Kigali from 1-7 September 2020

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