S&P Global Ratings warned it could cut country's debt to junk if the economy doesn’t improve or if institutions are weakened by political interference
The difficulty in Africa is that many governments are over-reliant on the sector as a source of export and government revenue.
For countries like Senegal, their main export commodity is unemployed young men.
Out with the old, in with the new...though their holders may not agree
As World Economic Forum Africa meets in Cape Town, a jobs ranking where Zambia, Botswana and Cameroon are stars
All the growth ideas will ultimately be anchored by the strength of the region’s skills.
TALL ORDER: An extra 450 million jobs need to be created in the next 20 years to match expansion in the number of working-age people in the region.
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Many university graduates eke out a living as motorcycle taxi drivers, earning as little as $1.60 a day after costs.
South Africa's problem could be that it's economy is too "modern". It is over-financialised, but also over-formalised compared to rest of Africa.
There are 800,000 job seekers in Kenya against an estimated 50,000 jobs advertised each year.
The country is battling perceptions and changing expectations, but it’s possible to build a new reality
More money in the pockets of the citizens may actually make for more ingratitude, a recent survey suggests.
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More money in the pockets of the citizens may actually make for more ingratitude.
The goingrate per pint of blood is between $27 and 33. Bimpong, a blood entrepreneur, keeps $5.5 for himself.
By 2040 Africa’s working-age population will be the largest in the world at 1 billion, 10m young Africans joining the labour market every year
Caveat: Two-thirds of the employed earn less than $2 a day. Still, poor families have up to ten separate income streams to make ends meet.
Despite the documented challenges, there are seemingly a lot of benefits in being off-radar, including faster adaptation to market changes.