Africa: Transforming Ethiopia Into a Manufacturing Powerhouse Requires Skills Development and Improved Investment Climate

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Addis Ababa — Ethiopia continued to see double digit growth in 2014, but 90 percent of GDP is driven by agriculture and other services. The country also faces several constraints slowing down its transformation into an industrialized economy. The importance of developing a skilled labor force and improving the investment climate are among the key
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Highest Hunger Levels Reported in South Sudan

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Nairobi — More than 40 percent of South Sudan’s 11 million people need food aid, the latest analysis shows, the highest hunger levels recorded in the world’s youngest country, where fighting erupted 18 months ago. Conflict, high food prices and the worsening economy have pushed 4.6 million South Sudanese into hunger, according to the analysis
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How Do You Bring Electricity to 620 Million People?

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This post by Tom Jackson was originally published on Ensia.com, a magazine that highlights international environmental solutions in action, and is republished here as part of a content-sharing agreement. In South Africa, major cities are subject to regular power outages as electric utility Eskom periodically shuts down parts of its distribution system to take the pressure off
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Top Tunisian Terrorist and Killer of Ahmad Shah Masood Killed in Libya

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A top Tunisian terrorist and closed associate of late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a US airstrike in Libya last month, The New York Times revealed. Seifallah Ben Hassine, listed as a “global terrorist” by the US, was killed mid-June in an airstrike that targeted a top Al Qaeda-linked “terrorist”, the
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Tunisia to deploy 1,000 armed police around tourist sites

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Tunisia said Sunday it would deploy hundreds of armed police around tourist sites as authorities moved to ramp up security after a jihadist gunned down 38 people at a seaside resort. Police on horseback and quad bikes could be seen patrolling the beach at Port El Kantaoui where the attack, claimed by the Islamic State
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