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New Plan Rolling Out to Halt Spread of Fall Army Worm in Southern Africa

The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.

Special Seminar Held to Train African Civil Servants on Economic Planning

A special course was recently held on Industrial Policy in Africa, for civil servants from 20 African countries. Its goal was to strengthen the group's capacity in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating appropriate strategies to facilitate the structural transformation of the continent’s economies.

Southern and Eastern African Countries Following TIR Convention Save Billions

African countries which implement the TIR Convention rules can significantly reduce the costs of trade in southern and eastern Africa, saving billions of dollars and increasing GDP for African countries. This is according to a new report by the International Road Transport Organization (IRU) (IRU.org), "Transit Costs in East and Southern Africa".

AfDB Injects USD 1 Billion to End Youth Unemployment in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) together with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is embarking on the initiative “Jobs for Youth in Africa”, aimed to put an end to youth unemployment in the continent by creating 8 million agribusiness jobs within five years.

Dire Warnings But Also Hope as IUCN Environmental Congress Opens

A congress billed as the world’s largest ever to focus on the environment has opened to warnings that our planet is at a “tipping point” but also with expressions of hope that governments, civil society and big business are learning to work together.

Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs Formed to Support African Growth

Many see entrepreneurship as one of the most important contributors to African growth in the near future. To help others succeed in this area, young South African entrepreneur Karabo Songo and others have formed a new Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs - Southern Africa (CAYE-SA) -- to share experiences and help support each other in their business journeys.

More Help Needed to Deal with Food Insecurity in the Wake of El Niño

United Nations leaders said today that much more needs to be done to prevent further suffering, strengthen resilience and preserve livelihoods in the wake of El Niño's devastating effects worldwide. Africa was the worst hit, with 40 million of the estimated 60 million affected globally residing in East and Southern Africa.

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