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Conflicts No Longer Always End Up In War in Modern Africa

When countries in Africa clashed in the past, there was little in the way of alternative to war and inter-tribal battles. Softer approaches to conflict resolution are now replacing that, starting with the border regions in Eastern Africa.

EU Donates EUR8 Million to UNICEF South Sudan

European Union has donated more than eight million euros (approx. USD 10 million) to UNICEF South Sudan which enabled over 160,000 children to be treated for severe acute malnutrition.

USAID Supports VSF/G in Conducting Livestock Interventions in South Sudan

The U.S. Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) has announced its support for the Veterinaries sans Frontiers/Germany (VSF/G) to conduct livestock interventions with hopes improving livestock health, increasing food security, and preserving livelihoods in South Sudan.

IATA Launches Single African Air Transport Market Push

As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.

Major Peace Agreement Signed in South Sudan

On December 21, a major accomplishment took place in South Sudan. On that date all parties to the conflicts signed the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access, at a joint event in Addis Ababa.

Africa's Youth Explosion Places Pressure on Job Creation vs. Migration

Africa is growing economically throughout the continent. For the 11 million young Africans who entered the labor market in 2014 alone, many see few opportunities in the agriculture sector and are constrained by a lack of skills, low wages, and limited access to land and financial services. Combined, this makes them more prone to migrate from rural areas.

Canada Reaches Out to Help in South Sudan

The Government of Canada announced a government match program the Famine Relief Fund and $86 million for four development projects, all to provide for the basic needs of the South Sudanese people.

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.

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