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South Africa:National Youth Development Agency On Increase in Youth Unemployment

[Govt of SA] The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is extremely outraged by the increasing rate of youth unemployment in South Africa. This is evidence that youth development remains a mirage, especially with the private sector folding their arms in a game they ought to be playing. (

Addressing the energy paradox in Africa (

South Africa:Ideas Good, but Execution Vital for SA Energy Sector, Says Eskom's Hadebe

[News24Wire] Ideas form a good basis for growth and development, but in the end only the execution of these ideas will bring about growth, acting Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe said at the opening of the 18th Africa Utility Week in Cape Town on Tuesday. (

East Africa Metals Reports Optimism in Gold Deposit in Tigray

[Addis Fortune] East Africa Metals Inc, a Vancouver based, mineral exploration company focused on exploration and development projects, announces receipt from Tetra Tech Canada Inc of positive results from Preliminary Economic Assessments (PEA) for its three gold projects in Ethiopia. (

Africa:Poor development outcomes reflect enduring challenges in natural resources governance

[Economic Commission for Africa] ADDIS ABABA, 13 MAY 2018: Africa has been slow to convert its natural resources endowments to tangible development outcomes because of weaknesses in governance, according to the fifth edition of the African Governance Report published by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).  (

Africa:Experts call for combined forces to stem illicit financial flows

[Economic Commission for Africa] ADDIS ABABA, 13 MAY 2018: Experts have called for combined forces to stem the illicit movement of money and capital from one country to another amid revelations that illicit financial flows from Africa were stifling the continent's development progress. (

Africa:African Centre for Statistics calls for better coordination of Data collection in Africa

[Economic Commission for Africa] Addis Ababa, 13 May 2018 (ECA) - The planning process of long-term development in any country would be on a shaky foundation if there is no effective coordination system among government institutions that produce and store economic data. (

Africa:At Com 2018, Ministers Discuss Agriculture's Potential to Power Africa's Economic Growth

[ACET] All is set for the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.One of the key side events that will be held during the conference will focus on agriculture's potential to power Africa's economic transformation. (

Nations in New Push to Boost Intra-Africa Trade

[Nation] The African Continental Free Trade Area's (AfCFTA) potential as a tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development was highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa. (

JBDC small business expo will move MSMEs forward

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) small business expo conference will move MSMEs forward because:ï Wayne Robinson, lecturer at the University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Maritime University."We will show you how to move... (

Africa:Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

[Economic Commission for Africa] The fifty-first session of the Economic Commission for Africa and the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa from 11 to 15 May 2018. The ministerial segment will be preceded by a preparatory meeting of the Committee of Experts, which will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, 11 May 2018. The ministerial segment will open at 9 a.m. on Monday, 14 May 2018. (

Africa:ICAO and NEPAD to Enhance Cooperation

[Nepad Secretariat] Montréal, 10 May 2018 -- The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the New Partnership for Africa's Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD) have forged a new agreement to enhance the contribution of civil aviation to the social and economic development of the African Continent, and to promote related aviation infrastructure development and capacity-building in aid of sustainable air transport for Africa and Africans. (

Africa:Africa's Alternative Path to Development

[The Source] Recent projections indicate that several Sub-Saharan African countries will experience robust economic growth over the next five years. By 2023, around one-third of the region's economies will have grown at an average annual rate of 5% or higher since 2000. (

East Africa:'Gender-Sensitive' Trade Policies Help Empower East African Women

[UN News] Trade policies which better benefit women across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body. (

Rebel tours ‘achieved little’ (

Mauritius:Prime Minister Discusses Employment Issues With ILO's Assistant Director-General

[Government of Mauritius] The Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Africa of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) , Ms. Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, yesterday afternoon, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (

Africa:Revving Up Green Growth

[IPS] United Nations -While sustainable development may still seem elusive to some, a new initiative wants to pave a path for nations working towards a greener future. (

Africa:South Africa Eager to Host Inaugural Investment Forum

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH Africa has expressed readiness to host the 2018 Africa Investment Forum, lauded as a world-class initiative uniquely positioned to transform the continent's development landscape. (

ARIN and Antigua & Barbuda Government to Hold Workshop on Internet Resilience (

Belize to Host Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum (

Scholars Discuss Africa's Challenges

[ANGOP] Luanda -Africa's challenges to sustainable development will be discussed by university lecturers and students in Luanda in an initiative of WM Consultoria. (

Kenya:President Kenyatta, World Bank Africa VP Discuss Big Four

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday met World Bank Africa region Vice President Makhtar Diop and discussed initiatives to accelerate Kenya's development, including the Big Four. (

Africa:'Industrialisation, Diasporan Investment Crucial to Boosting Africa's Capital Stock'

[Guardian] Industrialisation and African Diaspora investment are key to raising Africa's capital stock which will trigger faster economic growth and development in the continent, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has said. (

Policymakers to Discuss Data Privacy at Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (

Africa:Ethiopia to Host Ministerial Conference On African Continental Free Trade Area

[ENA] Preparations are underway for the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 11-15 May 2018. (

UNODC Regional Representative Discusses Drug Trafficking and Transnational Crime With Prime Minister

[Government of Mauritius] The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, Mr Amado Phillip De Andres, called on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, on 27 April 2018, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis. (

Africa:Renowned Humanitarian Mrs Graa Machel Awarded World Prize for Integrated Development

[Graça Machel Trust] The 2018 World Prize for Integrated Development is awarded to Mrs Graça Machel for her significant social justice achievements and tireless work on behalf of women and children. In particular, Mrs Machel is recognised for her leadership of the Graça Machel Trust, a Pan-African advocacy organisation focused on child health and nutrition, education, women's economic and financial empowerment, leadership and good governance. (

Africa:UPSA Awards CAF President

[Ghanaian Times] In recognition of his contribution to the development of football in Africa, the University of Professional Studies (UPSA) has awarded the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, with an honorary doctorate degree at its Special Congregation in Accra on Wednesday. (

Africa:USAID Offers Prize Money to Combat Fall Armyworm

[VOA] The U.S. Agency for International Development is offering prize money for ways to combat the fall armyworm, a crop-eating pest that has spread across sub-Saharan Africa. (

SADC Chair Ramaphosa Speaks On Zim, Lesotho, Madagascar, DRC

[News24Wire] Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chairperson and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed satisfaction that peace and security are being consolidated in the region. (

How EALA Can Boost Development Across Region - Magufuli

[Citizen] President John Magufuli yesterday outlined at least five issues that East Africa Legislative Assembly (Eala) members need to work on to support the development agenda of the region. (