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Posts made in June 2015.

Africa’s Jobs Gap Filed in: smes, job creation, middle class

This Forbes article points out that a major challenge for Africa’s growing economies will be to overcome the skills (read: jobs)  gap. While there may be a significant population of skilled, educated workers in Africa, they are hard-pressed to find jobs that match their skill set. With...

African leaders create world’s largest free trade zone Filed in: trade, regional integration, economic communities, economic growth

African leaders have decided to create a free-trade zone running from Cape Town to Cairo and covering 26 countries. With Africa’s relatively small economies, regional integration is crucial for the countries to compete at a global scale. The zone will promote intra-African trade by reducing trade barriers and easing...

Africa Economic News Update Filed in: fdi, economic growth, africa, rwanda

Analysts Raise Expectations for Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, Though Commodity Prices Pose Threat for Future, International Business Times  Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to rise this year and reach 5.4 percent in 2016, far outpacing the global 3.8 percent. Taken as a whole, the continent of Africa is...

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