In Africa, the middle class is growing, people are flocking to urban centers, and consumption is booming. Economies there grew over 4.5% on average in the last few years. But growth isn't enough to create jobs.
As the world prepares for an economic recession of what experts say could be epic proportions, Africa is doing its best to lessen the impact. Much will depend on the willingness to help the most vulnerable continent.
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is ending a one-year term as chairman of the African Union amid praise for reforming the body. But a rights group tells DW Egypt used the position to thwart human rights efforts.
Many African countries have been recording high economic growth rates for years. However, a recent study showed that poverty on the continent has increased again. How can this be?
When the 33rd African Union Summit begins on Sunday, the conflict in Cameroon's Anglophone regions should be on the agenda. Yet the violence is unlikely to be seriously discussed by African leaders.
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