To help Africa and tackle migration, Europe must back local entrepreneurs

Antonio Malfense Fierro, University of Hull People leave Africa for a number of different reasons. Persecution, compulsory military service, war and turmoil are the headline causes. But just as important are the lack of opportunities for employment for young people and poor welfare conditions. Unfortunately, an approach defined at the summit of EU and African …

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Africa’s youth and abundant arable land are a potential winning combination

Eugenie W. H. Maïga, Université de Koudougou Sub-Saharan Africa has two abundant resources: its youth and agricultural land. With the youngest population globally and the largest share of the world’s arable land, Africa stands to benefit greatly from getting and keeping the youth involved in agriculture. Africa’s agricultural sector has the lowest productivity in the …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 28 August 2015

African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World: Challenges, Agency and Resistance, edited by Paul Ugor and Lord Mawuko-Yevugah Release Date: August 28, 2015 Publisher: Ashgate (Kindle Edition) All over the world, there is growing concern about the ramifications of globalization, late-modernity and general global social and economic restructuring on the lives and futures of young …

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Renaissance or mirage: Can Africa sustain its growth?

Stephen Onyeiwu, Allegheny College Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in Africa. Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society. The world’s eyes have turned to Africa after what many consider to be an unprecedented economic performance. …

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34 African ambassadors lobby U.S. Congress for AGOA reauthorization, send letter to Paul Ryan

Ambassadors and other diplomats from 34 African countries have signed a letter sent to Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), chairman of the Committee on Ways & Means in the U.S. House of Representatives, urging early action to reauthorize the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which is due to expire in September. Issued on joint letterhead …

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