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Africa Tomorrow  

Africa Tomorrow |

Youth Unemployment Challenge in Uganda and the Role of Employment Policies in Jobs Creation

Youth unemployment remains a serious policy challenge in many sub-Saharan African countries, including Uganda. In this blog, Gemma Ahaibwe and Swaibu Mbowa discuss why an effective strategy for industrial development is needed for job creation in the region.

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Africa Tomorrow |

How Ebola is challenging the 'Africa rising' narrative

If Africa – given its wealth of human and natural resources – cannot contain Ebola, then we must accept that the continent is not developing as fast as we thought, writes Fungai Machirori.

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Tanzania Today  

Tanzania Today |

How valuable is education, and how expensive?

Today, the mtega blog presents a survey carried out by Gallup, a US-based opinion poll firm, on the quality and value of education in African countries. For Tanzania, the survey shows a startling rate of popular dissatisfaction with the country's secondary school education.  

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Tanzania Today |

Tanzania and Statoil: What Does the Leaked Agreement Mean for Citizens?

Is the 2012 addendum to Statoil's Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) really grossly unfair to Tanzania? A financial analysis carried out by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) suggests that the deal between the Tanzanian government and the Norwegian national oil company is not out line with international standards for a country that had no proven offshore reserves of natural gas at the time when the original contract was signed. However, as long as the terms of the original PSA remain unknown, it will be impossible to give an accurate answer to the question whether Tanzania "got a good deal."

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FES Tanzania  

FES Tanzania |

Introductory Workshops: "The Tanzania Oil and Gas Wiki"

On August 7 and 8, FES Tanzania held two workshops to introduce its new project “The Tanzania Oil & Gas Wiki” to representatives from Media and Civil Society Organizations.

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FES Tanzania |

YLF Session IV: Economic Challenges of Managing Natural Resource: What Role for Young Leaders?

Tanzania is a resource rich nation, that being the case it stands on the verge of enormous opportunity to invest the revenues from natural resources to job creation, infrastructure development and economic diversification.

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