After decades of civil war and the absence of a functioning government in Somalia, many of the country's youth have been left without skills to make a living, especially women who face cultural barriers. Recently - with funding from the Norwegian government - the Hayle Barise Technical Development Center reopened in Mogadishu to teach young people new job skills. That is where Zowdo Hussein is training to become an electrician. Mohamed Sheikh Nor reports from Mogadishu.
Over the past year, the United States and China have clashed increasingly over trade, their visions for the world and national security. And in 2019, the question of whether the world's two biggest economies can work out a trade deal is something that is set to have an impact not only their relationship but the broader Chinese economy as well. VOA's Bill Ide has this report.
Digital developments that have upended businesses throughout the global economy, from music to manufacturing, are also changing what the world trades and how manufacturers and merchants move and sell their goods. Experts tell VOA's Jim Randle, the digital revolution presents significant opportunities, but also serious problems, for countries.