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The IMF and World Bank Helps Keep Africa Poor and Dependent

The IMF and World Bank Helps Keep Africa Poor and Dependent

The IMF and World Bank are two financial institutions helping to keep Africa poor and dependent on its crippling loan for economic growth that is hard to achieve.

Survey: Job creation is the highest priority of voters in Ghana

Survey: Job creation is the highest priority of voters in Ghana

About thirty-eight per cent of Ghanaian voters say job creation should be the priority of the next Government, with 20 per cent prioritising education while 14 per cent chose healthcare as their top area of concern, a survey has revealed.

Africa’s rapid economic growth to showcase at 3rd Pan-Africa Investor Conference

Africa’s rapid economic growth to showcase at 3rd Pan-Africa Investor Conference

Africa is said to be the investment success story of the next decade since the continent as an emerging market was attracting unprecedented attention as capital shifts from developed to growth markets. Rapid economic growth of the continent to be showcased at the 3rd Pan-Africa Investor Conference.

DRC Congo economic growth set to reach an unprecedented 7% in 2013

DRC Congo economic growth set to reach an unprecedented 7% in 2013

In its first detailed economic analysis in twenty-five years, the World Bank projects the economy of The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is set to grow at up to 7 percent annually for the next two years.

Press Conference on “Unleashing Africa’s Potential as a Pole of Global Growth”

Press Conference on “Unleashing Africa’s Potential as a Pole of Global Growth”

Journalists are invited to take part at a Press Conference on the theme “Unleashing Africa’s Potential as a Pole of Global Growth”, jointly organised by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

ECOWAS Bio-energy Forum opens in Bamako, Mali

ECOWAS Bio-energy Forum opens in Bamako, Mali

A three-day ECOWAS Bio-energy Forum is underway in the Malian capital, Bamako as part of efforts to support the development of regional and national bio-energy strategies to help Member States meet the energy needs of their people.

African Nations Beginning To Rise Above Aid

African Nations Beginning To Rise Above Aid

An increasing number of African countries are beginning to step away from aid dependency, as the domestic private sector becomes the engine of growth across much of Africa.

How to make it in Africa? Unilever listens to the consumer

How to make it in Africa? Unilever listens to the consumer

“There is a growing realisation that the future of Africa is based around a consumer rather than mining. This is a consumer that has been under-served and over-charged,” said Frank Braeken, Unilever executive vice-president for Africa at the High Growth Markets Summit at the end of September 2011.

AFRICA: “Ideal for the Development of a Real Economy”

AFRICA: “Ideal for the Development of a Real Economy”

Foreign direct investment in Africa over the last decade has contributed to marked economic growth for the continent but it has not translated into development for its people, say pan-African leaders.

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