Sierra Leone appears to be determined in moving away from her ranking as the country with the highest levels of joblessness in West Africa. With a 60 percent rate of youth unemployment, the country certainly suffers among West Africa’s highest levels of joblessness. One result: youth migrate, often irregularly.
Current trade and technological conflicts between the world’s largest economies are reviving trade protectionism. At the same time, non-tariff measures (NTMs) and trade-affecting regulations, have risen in recent years, according to UNCTAD data.
To combat terrorism, transnational organised crime, and improve cooperation in border management in Asia, the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have hosted a three-day regional workshop to deal with those issues.
Many of the countries with the highest working poverty rates in the world are in Africa, which overall has a working poverty rate of 39% for youth, compared with 31% for adults.
“Nwanna, Many years ago, the General, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu spoke about the “Biafra of the mind.” Only a few, I think, understood him. Well, they say, only the deep speak to the deep,” Prof. Obi Nwakanma writes in Opinions.