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Over 44 Countries Call For Improving Job Opportunities for African Youth

At the close of the recent "Africa Talks Jobs" (ATJ) (www.AfricaTalksJobs.Africa) conference, more than 400 representatives of youth, business, education practitioners and policy-making from 44 countries in Africa and Europe have called for improving job perspectives of African Youth through employment oriented education and skills development.

5 African Economies Show High Promise for Belt and Road Investments

According to a new report by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is increasing BRI-related projects with up to US $350 billion over the next five years. Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Egypt are among the major African economies which may benefit from this substantial investment.

UN ECA Calls on African Countries to Use Climate Information Services

During a recent workshop in Addis Ababa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Special Initiatives Division Director, Ms. Fatima Denton, made a strong call to African countries to fully integrate Climate Information Services (CIS) into their policies, plans, programs and practice.

Ethiopia Training Program Helps Textile Entrepreneurs Get Started

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has already identified the African textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) industry as a target development area which could add jobs and financial growth to the continent. AfDB and its partners are taking that to the next step via a just-completed specialized training programme for startups and entrepreneurs in the TA&A sector.

Experts Urge Increased Spending on Research Infrastructure in Africa

A group meeting this past week in Addis Ababa, on 'building research infrastructure capacity in Africa to achieve sustainable development goals', pushed for significant increased expenditures on research infrastructure in order to support Africa's future sustainable growth.

Hyatt Plans to Add Six New Hotels In Africa by 2020

Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels & Resorts just announced plans to double the number of Hyatt Hotels in Africa by 2020. That will bring six new hotels in total in Africa, including ones in Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Senegal and Marrakech.

Over A Half Million Internally Displaced Persons Overlooked in Ethiopia

According to a survey conducted in May-June 2017 by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ethiopia's Somali region includes over 577,711 internally displaced persons (IDPs), scattered over 264 sites, a major settlement of ethnically Somali who are also Ethiopian nationals.

Madagascar's New Agricultural Investment Plan Goes Through Major Review

The Land Policy Initiative (LPI), a joint project of the African Union, the African Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, recently held a workshop in partnership with the government of Madagascar to review a major Country Report and Business Plan for the nation.

Internet Censorship A Growing Threat to Press Freedom in Africa

African countries may have embraced the Internet for its potential to educate and to stimulate a digital economic revolution. Unfortunately the governments in those countries are often shutting down the internet all too often, when it suits their interests in blocking public dissension and distribution of information the country wants hidden.

Africa Hall Renovation Project Board Meets For First Time

The much-needed upgrade of Africa Hall, the Addis Ababa-based headquarters for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), took a major step forward on August 10th, when members of the new advisory board for the Africa Hall Renovation Project met for the first time.

Reflections On The Importance of Investing in Youth in Africa

The theme of this year's African Union Decentralization Day celebrated on August 10 was "Youth Participation". With 63 percent of Africa's overall population below the age of 25, getting youth involved in all aspects of society is critical to the continent's growth and health.

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