Sub-Saharan Africa
Infrastructure

The pros and cons of plastic water tanks

Large water tanks are a blessing in case of water shortage in Zimbabwe, but also have downsides

Demographic dividend

Benefiting from falling numbers of children

Under certain conditions, falling birth rates can produce a “demographic dividend”, for example in sub-Saharan Africa

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Ghana

Promoting employment in Ghana

Germany’s BMZ is supporting Ghana in the fight against high youth unemployment with an initiative called “Invest for Jobs”

Labour market

Brain drain in Ghana's tech industry

Ghana's IT companies are competing for the best minds both on the local and on the global labour market

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Churches

Churches in South Africa lose worshippers after pandemic

Church administrators are decrying declining numbers of worshippers after Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa

Refugees and integration

Female Empowerment in Uganda

A GIZ project gives women from refugee and host communities access to financial services and also offers skills training

Refugees

Uganda’s open-door policy

As masses of people flee from strife-torn countries, international donors appreciate Uganda’s valuable service to the international community

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Technological development

Affordable internet access for all

In Zambia, internet access is still limited, but the Starlink company of US billionaire Elon Musk aims to improve the situation

Zambia

Copper price determines economic fate

Zambia's economic development is characterised by ups and downs

Sick children

Emotional and economic hardships

Children born with severe heart conditions do not have a big chance of getting adequate medical treatment in Zimbabwe

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Sustainability

The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.