economy

Should East African countries worry about rising debt?

Although debt levels in East African countries have risen over the past five years, they remain manageable, according to a recent UN report.

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UN Gender Focus: female athletes, economic inequality and sexual violence

Female Olympic athletes show “we are all created equal, we can all achieve”

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Boko Haram crisis has “devastated” Lake Chad region’s economy

The security and humanitarian crisis brought on by the Boko Haram terrorist group across Africa’s Lake Chad Basin has “devastated” the region’s economy.

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UN and Africa: focus on HIV/AIDS, African Development Week and Gabon economy

Mandela grandsons say HIV/AIDS can be defeated by 2030

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Local farm production in Latin America can create “virtuous cycle”

The local production of food in Latin America can create a “virtuous cycle” which will benefit farmers, the economy and help fight obesity in children; that’s according to the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at a rec

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UN and Africa: focus on faith groups, youth potential and Tanzania economy

Faith groups fighting terrorist ideology need more empowerment

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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.