Young women entrepreneurs are participating in initiatives to address structural barriers to their economic empowerment. Photo: UNDP Angola/Cynthia R Matonhodze In 2020, COVID-19 pushed an additional 23 millions of Africans into extreme poverty. Job losses are widespread. In Gabon, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia, over 80 percent of households reported loss of income in the same year. On the …

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© UNICEF/Mark Naftalin Young girls chat while sitting under a mosquito net in Bienythiang, South Sudan.

© UNICEF/Tanya Bindra A young boy studies at home in Dori, Burkina Faso.

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