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2012-02-22 11:10:15 Report Urges a Rethink of Informal Sector As Nation Longs for Full Employment [World Bank] Yaoundé - The labor market in Cameroon is characterized by a large informal sector, low-paying jobs, and low productivity due partly to the fact that the education system is not geared toward meeting the needs of the jobs market. These are key highlights of the third issue of the Cameroon Economic Update, a publication of the World Bank's office in the Central African nation.

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Wednesday, 08-20-14, 13:55Moxico Gains First Hospital of Reference[ANGOP]Luena -The first hospital of reference built in the chief town of Moxico municipality east side of Luena city will be inaugurated on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 08-20-14, 13:48The Role of Land Issues in Rising Insecurity[ISS]Recent violence in Kenya's Lamu County left more than 100 people dead and resulted in thousands of people fleeing from their homes. There has been a lack of clarity on the causes of the violence in the area, and Kenyans are yet to know whether terrorist group al-Shabaab or local militias were behind the massacre.
Wednesday, 08-20-14, 13:41Jailed Magazine Editor to Appeal[Swazi Media]The Swaziland magazine editor Bheki Makhubu, jailed for two years for writing articles critical of Swazi judges, is to appeal against his sentence.
Wednesday, 08-20-14, 13:33Kicking Out Criminality in Society[Daily Observer]Criminality is a global phenomenon; it is so rife in some societies that morality has no meaning in such societies. The effect of globalisation is kind of serving as a stimulant, making even moderately safe countries like The Gambia feeling the effect.
Wednesday, 08-20-14, 13:30Charges Dropped Against Marikana Miners[SAPA]Johannesburg -Charges against 279 miners who were arrested during the August 2012 unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana were dropped in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court, north of Pretoria, on Wednesday.

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