Africa Week focus on integration, prosperity and peace

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaking at a high-level inaugural event on "Supporting an Integrated, Prosperous, People-Centred and Peaceful Africa." UN Photo/Cia Pak

Gender inequality is costing Africa "tens of billions" of dollars each year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told ambassadors in New York on Monday.

Speaking at the launch of Africa Week at UN Headquarters, he said empowering women and girls, as well as investing in youth, are just some of the ways the international community can support the continent.

Dianne Penn reports.

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