UN warns gender inequality costs Africa billions of dollars by John Aglionby in Nairobi

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The UN has warned African nations they will fail to meet their poverty reduction targets unless they tackle gender inequality that is costing the world’s least developed continent tens of billions of dollars.

The unequal treatment of women in the labour market cost sub-Saharan Africa about $95bn annually between 2010 and 2014, peaking in 2014 at $105bn, or 6 per cent of gross domestic product, according to a report released by the UN Development Programme on Sunday. More

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