economy

UN and Africa: focus on African migrants, Darfur and Ghana

African migrants reportedly forcibly recruited into Yemen war

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World should prepare for increased migration

The World should prepare for an overall increase in the number of people who are migrating away from home.

That’s one of the key findings in a UN report published on Tuesday.

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Economic growth to accelerate in Africa but challenges remain

Economic growth in Africa is expected to accelerate to 4.2 per cent in 2016 following a disappointing performance last year.

Overall global growth is forecast at just under 3 per cent.

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World Bank downgrades global growth in 2016; cites slowdown in major emerging economies

Global growth disappointed again in 2015 – slowing to 2.4 per cent – and is expected to recover at a slower pace than previously envisioned, the World Bank Group said today in a new report, which also warned that a broad-based slowdown across developing countries could pose a threat to hard-won gains in raising people out of poverty.