Africa:Cities Can Boost Economies By Supporting Informal Workers, Says New Report

[WRI] Washington, DC -Informal workers — from street vendors and waste pickers to home-based workers that manufacture garments and other goods — represent 50 to 80 percent of urban employment worldwide. In the global south, where urbanization is happening most rapidly, they generate up to half of non-agricultural GDP.

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Ethiopia:ANDM Chairperson Demeke Committed to Support Newly Elected EPRDF Chairperson

[ENA] Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson of Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM), Demeke Mekonnen expressed his readiness and commitment to support the newly elected Chairperson of Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

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Did Kenya get a loan to build a railway, or vice versa?

WHEN Kenya launched its new railway last year, connecting the coastal city of Mombasa to the capital, Nairobi, passenger tickets sold out. Travelling between the country’s two biggest cities overland had meant crowding into a bus for 12 hours, or riding the old British-built railway, which might have taken 24 hours.

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Nigeria:U.S. Emerges Second Largest Global Oil Producer

[Leadership] The United States is positioned to become the second biggest oil producer in the world behind Russia and ahead of Saudi Arabia as its daily output continue to rise with reports putting the daily production at more than 10 million barrels per day,

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