© IMF/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds. A woman looks on as it rains around her mobile money stand.
The annual UN forum on Internet governance is under way this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aiming to deliver bold solutions for an open, free, inclusive and secure digital future for all, in particular for the 2.7 billion people with no Internet access.
This week, the world’s population is due to reach eight billion, which the UN chief is describing as “a testament to scientific breakthroughs and improvements in nutrition, public health and sanitation”.
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 …