President Sall to attend two African summits this week

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EYEAFRICA TV: Dakar, The Gambia: Senegalese President Macky SALL will be travelling to two African countries this week where he will participate in the discussion of matters crucial to the African continent and the West African regional bloc, Ecowas.

Mr. Sall arrived in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Tuesday, to take part in the 5th edition of the Investing Africa Forum (IAF) scheduled for 10 to 12 September 2019, under the theme: Shoot partnerships for economic diversification and job creation in African economies.

The fifth IAF will examine how best to support economic diversification and job creation in African countries, take stock of progress and achievements, and chart a path forward.

Participants will have the opportunity to share relevant experiences in leveraging private sector investment alongside public sector efforts to boost economic activity and job creation.

Diversifying Africa’s economies and creating jobs are crucial to the continent’s future. While most of the region’s economies have grown over the past two decades, the expansion has been largely driven by the commodity boom. With the world’s youngest and fastest growing population set to reach 1.3 billion people by 2030, Africa needs to create one million jobs each month to respond to increasing demands.

The Head of State will then travel to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to participate on September 14, 2019, in the Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on terrorism.

African countries have experienced relatively high levels of terrorism. Terrorism is possibly motivated largely by existential other-worldly goals. If terrorism reflects a solution to a problem with identifiable costs and benefits that accord with the behavior assumed in economic theory, then it may be possible to contain terrorism by altering those costs and benefits. The return of the President of the Republic to Dakar is scheduled for September 14, 2019.

Terrorism is not new in Africa; however countries such as Algeria, Burundi, Congo, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Rwanda, and others have seen an increase in terrorist acts in recent years.

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