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Tackling Africa's vulnerability | Africa | DW.DE | 24.07.2014

Tackling Africa's vulnerability | Africa | DW.DE | 24.07.2014 | Development & MDGs | Scoop.it
Sub-Saharan Africa remains low on this year's UN Human Development Index. But economic growth in these countries means they could be in a position to provide social security to the most vulnerable, experts suggest.
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South Africa Unemployment Rate Climbs as Factories Shed Jobs

South Africa Unemployment Rate Climbs as Factories Shed Jobs | Development & MDGs | Scoop.it
South Africa’s unemployment rate, the highest of more than 40 emerging markets tracked by Bloomberg, increased to 25.5 percent in the second quarter as factories and mines shed jobs.
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Africa: Education Is Missing a Trick On Industry, Says OECD

Africa: Education Is Missing a Trick On Industry, Says OECD | Development & MDGs | Scoop.it
Developing and emerging countries should more closely link up education and technology policies to produce the technical skills needed to boost their economies and "close the income gap with advanced countries", according to a report by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
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First Lady Praises Leaders for Progress of Girls in Africa

First Lady Praises Leaders for Progress of Girls in Africa | Development & MDGs | Scoop.it
Michelle Obama stresses that women still have a long way to go, in Africa and around the globe.
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Africa: Southern Africa - Gender Alliance Calls On Zimbabwe to Advance Equality

Africa: Southern Africa - Gender Alliance Calls On Zimbabwe to Advance Equality | Development & MDGs | Scoop.it
Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe's Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development spoke yesterday at the 10th SADC Civil Society Forum and the launch of the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, which measures progress to achieving the SADC Gender Protocol.
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Hope rises for Africa’s infrastructure financing | BusinessDay

Leading infrastructure lawyers, bankers, policymakers as well as officials from the Economic Community of Africa (ECA) and NEPAD are holding a two-day meeting in Lagos to review a document seeking to enhance policy and regulatory environment for mobilising funds for Africa’s infrastructural development.

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