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25 Jul 2019

Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have decelerated from 2.5 percent in 2017 to 2.3 percent in 2018, below the rate of growth of the population for the fourth consecutive year, and 0.4 percentage point lower than projected in the October 2018 issue of Africa’s Pulse. This slowdown was more pronounced in the first half of 2018 and reflected weaker exports from the region’s large oil exporters (Nigeria and Angola), due to falling oil production amid higher but volatile international crude oil prices.

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18 Jul 2019

Between 2016 and 2019 irregular migration by North Africans to Europe increased noticeably.The rising numbers are driven by economic pessimism, social frustration and structural inequality. Old routes, which stretch from North African to European shores, have resurged in popularity.

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11 Jul 2019

Within the notion under discussion of ‘failed State’, Security Sector Reform is one of the key pillars for the management of de facto division of Libya. Following the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011, the over-centralised power framework was disrupted. A large set of non-state armed actors, including tribes, private military security companies and irregular armies, went into competition for control over territories, resources and critical infrastructures.

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4 Jul 2019

The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Regional Report for sub-Saharan Africa offers an in-depth analysis of the region’s progress towards gender equality. The Report draws on SIGI’s 14 indicators that measure gender-based discrimination in social institutions. It highlights the mixed progress across important areas affecting the rights and well-being of women and girls, and the need for long-term, holistic and gender-responsive policy approaches to catalyze social norm change.

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