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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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Tuesday, 09-02-14, 8:30Idle Warriors Worry Mannetti[Namibian]Ricardo Mannetti is "very worried" about Brave Warriors regulars who continue to see little or no action at club level, which has forced him to call up a host of novices for the next week's friendly international against Swaziland.
Tuesday, 09-02-14, 8:14Campaigning for a Child Marriage-Free Tanzania[Deutsche Welle]A new drive to end child marriage is underway in Tanzania. In a country where almost two out of five girls will be married before their 18th birthday, the "Child Marriage-Free Zone" campaign faces an uphill struggle.
Tuesday, 09-02-14, 8:09Govt Shuts Down Iranian Cultural, Expels Diplomat[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Sudanese authorities on Monday ordered the closure of the Iranian Cultural Center in the capital Khartoum and other states, Sudan Tribune has learned.
Tuesday, 09-02-14, 7:59Govt, Tuaregs Engage in More Peace Talks[VOA]Bamako -Tuareg rebels and Malian government officials meet today in Algiers to try to agree on the terms for a lasting peace in northern Mali. Talks will focus on security and politics, including the question of how to govern the huge territory.
Tuesday, 09-02-14, 7:57Coffee Faces Bleak Future[Independent]Uganda is still Africa's second largest coffee producer after Ethiopia, but it might not be for much longer. While it is the only country where coffee production has risen among the top producers in the last coffee year, the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) has warned that more needs to be done in order to save the livelihoods of millions of small-holder farmers of the crop and the country's foreign exchange revenues.

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