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Africa as a “increase pole in an ailing world economy”.| glObserver Global Economics

Africa as a “increase pole in an ailing world economy”.| glObserver Global Economics | Africa | Scoop.it
A statement by the African Economic Outlook 2013 describes Africa as a “increase pole in an ailing world economy”. The observation that the African continent has the potential to become the next world economic engine raises some pertinent questions. What are the constraints to making this happen?

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This article talks about how African economy is increasing. This article starts off by saying that African economy is relied on having good leaders that can lead the countries alongside with foreign countries in economy. Also, African economy can depend on good business leaders to have an equal trading and to have abundant natural resources for nations' uses. It also talks about how education has to make students try to improve African economy and make Africa successful in economic growth.

I thought of Africa as not being able to improve, but I learned from this article that their economies are actually improving, and that they can still improve and have hopes for a being in a higher place from world wide. 

To be honest, I don't quite understand this article, especially the education part. "But the responsibility to develop the appropriate curricula cannot be neatly assigned to our educational institutions and again ticked off the to-do inventory", this confused me the most, but I think that it means education is not the main way to improve economy in Africa. I was feeling glad for actually having people attempting to write this article and announce to the world that Africa can "become the next world economic engine". This also gave me a new dream of becoming a journalist when I grow up, although my dream always change these days. 

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Despite Education, African Youth Remain Stubbornly Unemployed

Despite Education, African Youth Remain Stubbornly Unemployed | Africa | Scoop.it

Millions of young Africans, some of them very well educated, find it almost impossible to land a secure job with a decent wage.


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This article is about many young Africans being unemployed. Unemployed Africans are increasing, from 12.4 percent in 2012 to 12.6 percent in 2013. People think that the percentage will rise to 12.8 for this year. The reasons for having so many unemployed people listed in the article were having low quality of education, not being able to have the governments to connect human capital with financial capital, laws against young people starting their own business, and having a mismatch of the skills and qualifications that most youth have with the demands of the labor market.

This made me understand more about Africa by knowing why and how young Africans are unemployed. Also, I learned that unemployment is an important issue that can lead to violence, crimes, and drug use. Also, I learned an important factor of being unemployed: not trying to solve African problems. Many Africans aren't having much desire for trying to solve problems and improve Africa. Without having the desire, they had to find any job that required them to work for, without having them provide themselves for work such as starting a business or owning a factory. This also made me understand that Africa is harder to be improved if Africans continue not making attempts to improve or solve problems in Africa.

This article made me feel surprised of how being unemployed can lead to drugs, violence, and crimes, and also how different factors can lead to unemployment. This article also made me think of my country having many young people unemployed, walking around the streets doing nothing or just sleeping on the sidewalks being bored. I learned that unemployment can be a serious issue and that we should try to prevent this from happening. Lastly, this also made me remember that education is important and necessary for our future, including not to become unemployed.

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Alexis Akwagyiram's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:35 PM

Youths in Africa are twice as likely to be unemployed as adults - despite the fact that the current generation of Africans entering the labour force is the most educated cohort ever. That's according to the International Labour Organisation 

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Education in Africa for Girls to get Better and Safer in the Coming Years

Education in Africa for Girls to get Better and Safer in the Coming Years | Africa | Scoop.it

Improvements in the education system in Africa have started rising since the past decade. In fact, the steps towards bringing developments in the African education scenario are being taken with such effectiveness that the girls who have been hiding behind the scenes for years will get immense academic exposure over time.


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This article is about how African women mostly did not receive enough education, and how that can result to different kinds of effects. This also talks about how different organizations are helping to provide African girls to gain education.

This helped me to know more about Africa on how African girls aren't able to gain education by having to be busy having to provide for their families. 

I think this article is interesting to read. I was amazed by how African boys are getting educated while African girls were spending their times in  providing for their families. This made me think back to Korean history, where Korean boys were the ones getting educated while Korean girls were supposed to work to earn money for their families. I wonder why girls were all treated as "people not worthy as men"  in history of Korea and Africa right now. This article made me think more deeply of gender inequalities. I felt mostly interested on how education can affect people preventing from getting affected by diseases. This made me think about the  importance of education, and how I should feel thankful for gaining education right at this moment. 

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Meritxell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:22 PM

Progreso política de educación en Nigeria

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Girls who work and recieve education give almost ninety percent of their salaries to their families. A special fund will be provided for African girls and they will be getting educational stipends and scholarships. This article discusses how these women will have theopportunity  to get a better education.

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Nigeria Could Soon Be Africa's Biggest Economy – So What? - Investing.com

Nigeria Could Soon Be Africa's Biggest Economy – So What? - Investing.com | Africa | Scoop.it
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“Whenever it does happen, I don't think it's going to make any kind of short-term impact,” said Shilan Shah, Africa economist at Capital Economics.

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Bomin Keum's curator insight, February 9, 2014 6:51 PM

This article is about Nigeria having the highest GPA in Africa in few years. However, people in Nigeria never seems to care, since this GPA testing was last tested on 1990. Countries were supposed to test their GPA for each 10 years or so, so that the countries can think about their economies and make changes so that they can adjust to their economies. Nigeria couldn't test their GPA since 1990, and was tested this year. People don't turn their attentions on their new improved GPA since it was a long time ago, and thinking that the GPA is high because of the time not being tested the years before. 

This helped me understand Africa more by knowing about their economies and how they are improving. Seeing that Nigeria has less interest on their economies, I think Africans are improving their economies without really realizing it. I think if they turned their attention more on their economies, they would improve better than now. 

I don't really understand fully of how GPA can be high for not being tested for years, and also why Nigeria is not feeling interested in their GPA.  The article is rather confusing for me to understand, but it was the most interesting article for me to read among the other articles I read through.

Kim Jaewook's curator insight, March 8, 2014 9:54 AM

This article was about rising of Nigeria's economic progress, also that Nigeria could a the country with the biggest economy in Africa. According to information in the article, Nigeria’s current GDP, the value of all goods and services it produces, is about $263 billion, and economists estimate that it will get 53 percent higher, will make Nigeria the 28th biggest economy in the world, and the largest in Africa.


The article was beneficial to understand how much is the country developing on their economy and also that Nigeria is developing way more than I thought .It was an important article to understand economic progress of Nigeria now and how they made it.


I think it is important to understand how other countries in Africa are developing because then we can help what they can't make better.Also to me, this article was one of the most important information to make sheet for teaching about Nigeria to my friends 

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What’s Ahead For African Women In Tech?

What’s Ahead For African Women In Tech? | Africa | Scoop.it

ThAfrica is in the middle of a tech boom -- how are women doing relative to their male counterparts in the sector?


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This article is about women in Africa being involved in the African "tech boom". This article includes people discussing about how women should be in part of technology development, and know about the systems and knowledge of it. They talk about how there are programs encouraging girls to gain interests toward technology and that “There is no difference between women and men, what’s important is their skills,” .

This helped me learn more about Africa of how Africa are making attempts to improve and make African women be in part of technology in Africa. This also made me understand of how Africans KNOW of how African girls are not being in part of technology, and that they should change this situation and make it fair for women too.

I was surprised of how Africa is actually trying to improve their country and how they actually realized how unfair the women were treated. This made me think of Africa again, for how they are trying to improve, not just doing nothing for their countries. 

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Alexis Akwagyiram's curator insight, February 9, 2014 7:49 AM

A short, but interesting, look at the role of women in Africa's so-called "tech boom". It includes an interesting conversation with three women involved in technology sectors in three African countries, for those who want a deeper insight into this issue.

Meritxell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:39 PM

La mujer en Africa

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Newborns being stolen at a top Uganda hospital

Newborns being stolen at a top Uganda hospital | Africa | Scoop.it

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — One baby was healthy and the other cold and lifeless, a sight that horrified Michael Mubangizi and his wife, a young Ugandan (RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: REPORT: Babies stolen from African hospitals, sold on black market...


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This article is about babies being stolen from Uganda hospitals to sell to other childless couples or foreigners. It is recorded as having babies stolen in Mulago Hospital in Uganda's capital, Kampala for three times this year, and had 261 cases last year. Teenagers, jobless people, doctors, and other hospital workers are suspected and felt suspicious as being babies thieves. People also think that babies are likely to be stolen for having genuine papers for adoption  agencies. The author tried to tell the readers how babies being stolen can be important issues that are necessary to be stopped.

This helped me to understand more of Africa by knowing how there are many jobless people or people with no jobs that provide them a living condition. With people being jobless, or having jobs but not having enough money, it made people think of swapping babies and selling them for money. I also learned how having to feel need of money can lead to serious problems. This issue, for example, was led by people trying to earn more money. If people were jobless, or did not have enough money to provide themselves for proper living conditions, I learned that they can get extreme and try to earn money by doing what they shouldn't do.

I think this article is very depressing . I felt very sad for people selling babies just for trying to obtain money to live. It was sad to see those people as "people trying to earn money", when they are doing something that is wrong. Having 261 cases last year shocks me and makes me think that they really should try to stop them from stealing babies. I felt that people stealing babies might think it would be an okay thing to do for earning money since so many cases of baby-stealing were happening. I especially felt sad for hearing that some teenagers were doing this, too. I couldn't think of myself, or even any of my friends trying to steal babies to earn money. This really made me feel sad for thinking a boy or a girl, about the same height as me, were trying to steal babies and sell them (maybe thinking they are doing nothing wrong) , while I was learning new things everyday and laughing and chatting with my friends in school times. 

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Nigeria Could Soon Be Africa's Biggest Economy – So What? - Investing.com

Nigeria Could Soon Be Africa's Biggest Economy – So What? - Investing.com | Africa | Scoop.it
International Business Times
Nigeria Could Soon Be Africa's Biggest Economy – So What?
Investing.com
“Whenever it does happen, I don't think it's going to make any kind of short-term impact,” said Shilan Shah, Africa economist at Capital Economics.

Via Lansana Gagny Sakho
Bomin Keum's insight:

This article is about Nigeria having the highest GPA in Africa in few years. However, people in Nigeria never seems to care, since this GPA testing was last tested on 1990. Countries were supposed to test their GPA for each 10 years or so, so that the countries can think about their economies and make changes so that they can adjust to their economies. Nigeria couldn't test their GPA since 1990, and was tested this year. People don't turn their attentions on their new improved GPA since it was a long time ago, and thinking that the GPA is high because of the time not being tested the years before. 

This helped me understand Africa more by knowing about their economies and how they are improving. Seeing that Nigeria has less interest on their economies, I think Africans are improving their economies without really realizing it. I think if they turned their attention more on their economies, they would improve better than now. 

I don't really understand fully of how GPA can be high for not being tested for years, and also why Nigeria is not feeling interested in their GPA.  The article is rather confusing for me to understand, but it was the most interesting article for me to read among the other articles I read through.

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Kim Jaewook's curator insight, March 8, 2014 9:54 AM

This article was about rising of Nigeria's economic progress, also that Nigeria could a the country with the biggest economy in Africa. According to information in the article, Nigeria’s current GDP, the value of all goods and services it produces, is about $263 billion, and economists estimate that it will get 53 percent higher, will make Nigeria the 28th biggest economy in the world, and the largest in Africa.


The article was beneficial to understand how much is the country developing on their economy and also that Nigeria is developing way more than I thought .It was an important article to understand economic progress of Nigeria now and how they made it.


I think it is important to understand how other countries in Africa are developing because then we can help what they can't make better.Also to me, this article was one of the most important information to make sheet for teaching about Nigeria to my friends