How Innovation and Youth Can Transform African Economies

How Innovation and Youth Can Transform African Economies
Recent graduates from across West Africa complete their five-week Young Africa Leadership Initiative training, Accra, Ghana, Sept. 3, 2015 (U.S. Embassy Ghana photo via Flickr).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss global violence and discrimination against women, the political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, and the need to give Syrian refugees the right to work. For the Report, Ernest Nti Acheampong joins us to talk about how young entrepreneurs are driving economic growth in Africa.


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Relevant Articles on WPR:

The World Needs a Peace Treaty Between Men and Women

WPR Global Insider Interview Series on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Deal to End Guinea-Bissau’s Deadlock Instead Stokes Risk of Another Coup
Many Syrian Refugees Aren’t Going Anywhere. They Need the Right to Work
Why Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Are the Key to Diversified Growth

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional Audio Credits:

You Win Nigeria: YouWiN Ad
Inside Story: Drought in the Horn of Africa
The White House: The President Speaks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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