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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.

Zambia Urged to Stay With The International Criminal Court

A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.

South Sudan Declares Famine

On February 20, South Sudan became the first country since 2012 to declare famine. With drought creating havoc in many African regions, they may not be the last, as UNICEF just warned that 1.4 million children are at risk of dying from starvation with famine also imminent in Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen.

Biometric Population Registration Starts for Juba Refugees

As a more rapid and reliable means of understanding the magnitude of the issues being dealt with in South Sudan, the International Office of Migration (IoM), together with representatives of the Agency for Technology Cooperation and Development (ACTED) and the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) started biometric population registration for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the UN House Protection of Civilians site in Juba.

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.

Resilient Water Project Grant Approved for Juba, South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan, will be getting a much improved water system soon, thanks to a grant of €6.3 million by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). This grant, which amounts to 90% of the total costs of the system, will make water utilities more efficient, drive private sector employment, and connect better with women in the community.

Dispatches: South Sudan Makes Speaking Truth to Power a Crime

The latest in a series of episodes demonstrating the militarizing of the South Sudanese government comes with the arrest of Alfred Taban on July 16. Taban, editor-in-chief of the Juba Monitor, was put in jail because of editorials he posted calling for the removal of both President Salva Kir and First Vice President Riek Machar, after fighting began increasing around Juba.

80 South Sudanese Entrepreneurs Begin EMPRETEC Training

A highly-competitive selection of 80 South Sudanese entrepreneurs, equally split between men and women, began attending the pilot phase of UNDP's Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development Programme at the Multi Service Training Centre in Juba this month.

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.

African Leather Regional Design Studio & Training Workshop to Launch May 9-12

A collection of Africa partners from government and commerce are coming together to help promote and develop the business of African leather crafts. This will happen at the Training Workshop in Creative and Technical Design, where training and the launching of a Regional Design Studio (RDS) will take place.

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