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UN and Africa: focus on Lake Chad region, Africa development and illegal fishing

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

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Africa should avoid debt, find new ways to finance its development

Africa should avoid debt and find new ways to finance its development, a new report by the UN trade and development agency (UNCTAD) h

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10,000 Kenyan female entrepreneurs connected to global market

An initiative which is aiming to connect 10,000 Kenyan women involved in running businesses to global markets, will empower women across the world, according to one of the entrepreneurs who has joined the network.

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Kenyan student urges youth to “take agriculture seriously”

Young people looking to become “the next billionaire” are being encouraged to consider a career in agriculture.

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UN and Africa: focus on Malawi, South Sudan and Kenya

Over 6.5 million people in Malawi in need of emergency food aid 

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UN Gender Focus: Kenyan entrepreneurs, FGC and South Sudan

10,000 Kenyan female entrepreneurs connected to global market

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Youth still struggling to be heard by governments and private sector

With half of the world’s population under 25 years old, it is crucial that young people have a say in global trade and development issues.

That message comes from the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

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Aid failure by rich countries totals US$2 trillion

Developing countries could have received approximately US$2 trillion in aid over the past 14 years if their wealthier counterparts had honoured commitments on overseas development assistance.

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Staunching tax “haemorrhage” from poorest countries

Investment-related tax evasion cost the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) approximately US$100 billion in 2014, according to the UN trade body, UNCTAD.

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Tackling the $100 billion question for development

Tax avoidance by multinational companies is “crippling” poorer countries’ economies, and stopping it would help sustainable development significantly, the UN said Monday.

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