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West Africa: West African livelihoods weakened by graft

West Africa: West African livelihoods weakened by graft

DAKAR 03 January 2014 (IRIN) - Poor public services in many West African countries, with already dire human development indicators, are under constant pressure from pervasive corruption. Observers say graft is corroding proper governance and causing growing numbers of people to sink into poverty
Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization

Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization

NAIROBI 04 February 2014 (IRIN) - Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts.
Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment, poverty

Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment, poverty

DAKAR 10 February 2014 (IRIN) - Youth unemployment and underemployment are among the main barriers to development in West Africa, say experts. Not only does the exclusion of young people from the labour force perpetuate generational cycles of poverty, it also breaks down social cohesion and can be associated with higher levels of crime and violence among idle youth.
Ghana Presidency has 678 staffers

Ghana Presidency has 678 staffers

By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com

A new list of presidential staffers shows that approximately 678 people are currently working in various positions at the Presidency.

“Until I Die, No One Will Ever Shine In The Ghana Music Industry” – Sarkodie

“Until I Die, No One Will Ever Shine In The Ghana Music Industry” – Sarkodie

By Endu Jack

He Launches a Needless Beef (Dispute) with Tinny Aletse. Ghanaian most headlined Rapper “Sarkodie is as awfully proud as Lucifer; he used to be the reasonable and the country’s best rapper of the period but he now raps like “GABBAGE”.

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