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Nigeria has maintained remarkable growth over the last decade, recording an average growth rate of 6.8 percent from a large economic base and the potential for further growth is reasonably high. Real gross domestic product (GDP) growth was estimated at 6.23 percent in 2014 compared to 5.49 percent in 2013. The rebasing of its GDP …

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In 2010 the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) described the potential and progress of African economies as “lions on the move”. Today, despite the collapse of global commodity prices and political shocks that have slowed growth in North Africa, Africa’s economic lions are still moving forward. Overall, the continent achieved average real annual GDP growth of …

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Forecasts of real GDP growth attract a lot of media attention. But what matters more to the person on the street is how growth translates into jobs. Unfortunately, the mediocre growth outlook of recent years may lead to a disturbing outlook for jobs, particularly among fuel-exporting countries and in the Latin America and Caribbean region. …

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The issue of air pollution in cities is getting worse and it’s the most vulnerable members of society who suffer most, UN health experts have warned. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 80 per cent of people living in urban areas are exposed to unhealthy air quality levels. This pollution is a …

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Traditional leaders in South Sudan are being called upon by the UN to promote peace and reconciliation as people return to their homes following conflict. The African country is beginning to emerge from two years of instability after a unity government was formed. Thousands of South Sudanese who fled their homes are now returning. The …

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The Kenya’s leading Telecommunications firm Safaricom said its full-year earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 19.6 per cent in net profit to $378.6 million (Ksh38.1 billion) in the year to March 2016. Revenues from services such as voice, M-Pesa, SMS and mobile data rose by 13.8 per cent to $1.77 billion (Ksh177.8 …

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Helping displaced people to “survive and thrive” is one key objective of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Wednesday. Stephen O’Brien expects more than 20,000 participants from over 150 countries will attend the summit, which seeks to address massive humanitarian needs and suffering across the globe. He said the …

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Young indigenous people should celebrate their heritage and revitalize their native languages through making music. That’s the message from Nils Rune Utsi, also known as SlinCraze, an up and coming Sami rapper from Norway and the subject of a powerful new documentary, Arctic Superstar. He performed at UN Headquarters in New York this week during …

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Within weeks of the terrorist attacks in Paris last November, there were more than one million views of videos praising the gunmen and suicide bombers, the Security Council heard on Wednesday. The 15-member Council has been holding an open debate on ways to counter what it calls “the narratives and ideologies of terrorism.” Dianne Penn …

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