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2019 African Economic Conference: Work as one and listen to the youth to create jobs for Africa’s next generation, delegates urge policymakers

One of the highlights of this year’s conference was a session for young African entrepreneurs to share their work and ideas to shape the future of the continent

Africa must work as one to turn the continent’s ‘youth bulge’ into opportunities, delegates at the closing of the 2019 African Economic Conference said on Wednesday. The three-day conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, discussed initiatives for boosting entrepreneurship, improving the business ecosystem, access to capital and better infrastructure –…

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Bring us to the table to unlock youth jobs and power growth, say young African entrepreneurs

The recommendations from the youth dialogue were presented to African ministers at a ministerial roundtable later at the African Economic Conference (AEC)

Young African entrepreneurs urged to make their voices heard in business policy-making across the continent and called on governments to implement friendlier tax policies, improve access to finance and boost support for youth-led businesses to create jobs. Speaking at the 2019 African Economic Conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm…

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Fostering jobs, entrepreneurship, and capacity development for African youth: the time for disruption is now! (by Hanan Morsy)

The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) is held in Egypt and hosted by the Bank on the theme; “Jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youth"

by Hanan Morsy “There is no greater asset to Africa than its youth,” a statement that has been repeatedly proclaimed, but the continent still has a long way to go. Despite robust economic growth over the past two decades, a 1 percent increase in growth between 2000–14 was associated with…

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5TH Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Heads of State Summit Launches Declaration of Malabo

The Declaration outlines the way in which GECF member countries can cooperate to secure a long-term and sustainable energy transition

The Declaration of Malabo was published as the outcome of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) 5th Heads of State Summit on Friday; The declaration was presented by H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, and H.E. Yury Senturyin, Secretary General of the GECF; The Declaration…

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Hola, Madrid! African Development Bank takes the continent’s climate agenda to COP25 in Spain

The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025

The Bank is playing a leading role in guiding progress on climate change on the continent. The Bank has doubled its total climate change commitment to $25 billion between 2020 and 2025. The African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) will on Monday kick off a campaign to plead the continent’s case at…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Tanzania |

Statement on Tanzanian Local Elections

The United States is deeply concerned by reports of irregularities in Tanzania’s November 24 local elections.  Election officials overwhelmingly excluded opposition candidates during the election process.  This troubling development calls into question the credibility of the election process and results.  The Government of Tanzania’s refusal to provide observation accreditation in…

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Launch Of The 13th Tanzania Economic Update

The event will be hosted by Ms Bella Bird, World Bank Country Director for Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe

The Agriculture sector provides livelihoods directly to around 55 percent of the population (and three quarters of the poor) and indirectly to a further 15 percent within related value chain functions such as traders, transporters and processors. The Tanzanian government recognizes the centrality of Agriculture to realizing its objectives of…

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Growing African printing and signage industries to benefit from SGI Dubai 2020

SGI Dubai will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 12th to 14th 2020

According to International Expo Consults (https://IECDubai.com), the organisers of the SGI Dubai show, the signage and wide format printing industry in the African continent would immensely benefit from the upcoming SGI Dubai 2020 trade show. The show currently in its 23rd consecutive year will be held at the iconic, Dubai…

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India Turning a Blind Eye to Smuggled Gold

New report calls for more vigilance on gold entering and exiting India

IMPACT’s (www.IMPACTTransform.org) new report reveals India to be one of the largest gold smuggling hubs in the world. As a result, gold that is tied to conflict, human rights abuses, and corruption in Africa and South America is entering legal international markets through India. In its latest report, A Golden…

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African Energy Chamber | African Energy Outlook 2020

The African Energy Chamber is set to release its African Energy Outlook for 2020

What is the African Energy Outlook 2020? A comprehensive overview of the oil and gas sector across sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the strategic, operational and investment trends in the industry. Key insights Strategic: The low oil price environment is forcing African producers to sharpen their competitive edge. Several…