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GAMBIA: National Youth Council Trains Youth On Reproductive Health

facebook] The National Youth Council (NYC) has started a training course for youths in the Lower River Region on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention, in response to dealing with the high prevalence of AIDS in the region compared to other areas. The first seminar held at the Youth Centre at Jarra Pakalinding village was attended […]

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TANZANIA: Conference Places Open Data At Center Of Development Agenda

More than 400 representatives from government, academia, private industry, civil society, andinternational organizations have gathered in Dar es Salaam for a two-day conference to share experiences and best practices to promote the production and utilization of open data in Africa, and increase its potential development impact on the continent. “Transparency, openness and accountability are critical […]

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GHANA: Education Ministry Delivers School Supplies to Schools Across the Country

Minister for Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has presented school supplies for the 2015/2016 academic year to Regional Directors of education at a ceremony in Accra. The supplies were presented ahead of time in order to prepare towards re-opening of schools for the 2015/2016 academic year on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Among the school supplies […]

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GHANA: Education Ministry Delivers School Supplies to Schools Across the Country

Minister for Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has presented school supplies for the 2015/2016 academic year to Regional Directors of education at a ceremony in Accra. The supplies were presented ahead of time in order to prepare towards re-opening of schools for the 2015/2016 academic year on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Among the school supplies […]

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UGANDA: Youth Innovation Fund 2015: Empowering Young People To Translate Ideas Into Jobs

Youth unemployment affects 73 million youth around the world. Each year the World Bank Group Youth Innovation Fund, a Youth-to-Youth flagship program, grants funding up to $10,000 for the implementation of innovative project ideas by individual young staffers or small teams. One of this year’s winners is Connect to Implement Development (C2iDev). The project’s goal […]

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GHANA: Crowdfunding Making Ghana And the World Better

Crowdfunding is still in its heady early days. A lot of people think of it as a quirky way to fund weird hobbies, pipedream proposals, parodies or bacon fantasies. Crystal bacon, the world’s largest jockstrap, a Chipotle burrito for lunch later today and a bacon-wrapped alligator stuffed with a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed […]

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Canada In Africa – 300 Years Of Aid And Exploitation

By Yves Engler Despite rhetoric about aid to the poorest people in the world, the Harper Conservatives have worked assiduously to ensure that Canadian corporations profit from Africa’s vast mineral resources. Even widespread criticism of their operations has failed to dampen the Conservatives’ support for Canada’s many mining interests in Africa. Canadian mining companies have […]

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AFRICA: World Bank Is Broke – Pleads With Africa To Help Raise Funds

The World Bank (WB) Vice-President for Development Finance [Joachim] Von Amsberg has asked for the support of members of the African Caucus to raise funds to replenish the International Development Association (IDA). In order to finance development in an intelligent fashion, the WB needs to mobilise some US$135 thousand million in Official Development Assistance (ODA). […]

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AFRICA: Business Practices In Small Firms In Developing Countries

Management has a large effect on the productivity of large firms. But does management matter in micro and small firms, where the majority of the labor force in developing countries works? This study developed 26 questions that measure business practices in marketing, stock-keeping, record-keeping, and financial planning. These questions have been administered in surveys in […]

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TANZANIA: $80Million For Acceleration Of Job Creation Approved By World Bank

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a development policy credit of US$80 million towards improving Tanzania’s private sector performance in order to enhance its role in employment creation in the country. Over the past decade, private sector investment has been concentrated in a few fast growing sectors, such as the extractives, finance, […]

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