Although East Africa has been experiencing impressive economic growth for nearly a decade, it has not enabled the creation of enough decent jobs for the region’s rapidly growing population.
That’s according to a new study by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), which estimates that more than eight million new jobs are needed annually to meet the demand.
Promoting young people’s access to land was among the objectives of a four-day conference held in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this month.
Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica
Humanitarians are appealing for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, the United Nations has announced.
Action plan gives “renewed hope” to people with albinism in Africa
A High Level Panel on Migration in Africa is hoping to stem the tide of young people forced to flee their homelands because they cannot find jobs, a senior UN official ha
The way in which corruption is measured in Africa is unreliable and it doesn’t give the whole picture, a new report by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (
Although debt levels in East African countries have risen over the past five years, they remain manageable, according to a recent UN report.
There’s a “golden opportunity” for African countries to “leapfrog” over rival economies into a green future.
That’s the message from the chief of the Economic Commission for Africa delivered at UN headquarters on Monday.