Africa

[allAfrica] The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world continues to decline -- in 25 years, extreme poverty was reduced from 36 percent to 10 percent, which translates to 1.1 billion fewer people living under $1.90 a day.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 3:09 pm
[IPS] Santiago -The number of undernourished people increased for the third consecutive year in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has exceeded 39 million people. In addition, almost one in four adults is obese, while overweight affects 250 million; more than the entire population of Brazil.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 2:06 pm
[IPS] Wageningen, the Netherlands -At every conference she has attended on the youth, Nawsheen Hosenally has been frustrated to hear that agriculture is not 'cool'. The 29-year-old graduate in agricultural extension and information systems knew she wanted to do something to redeem the image of agriculture among young people.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 2:05 pm
[UNEP] Fashion revolves around the latest trends but is the industry behind the curve on the only trend that ultimately matters - the need to radically alter our patterns of consumption to ensure the survival of the planet.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 1:38 pm
[IPS] Santa Barbara, California -While its conflict ended in 2007, Northern Uganda struggles with its legacy as one of the most aid-dependent regions in the world.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 1:31 pm
[FrontPageAfrica] Johannesburg, SA -African investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has once again voiced his motto: "naming, shaming, and jailing," people who break the law at the detriment of the majority of the ordinary people.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 1:20 pm
[Balancing Act] London -Two recent privatization announcements have re-ignited interest in whether momentum might be returning to what has seemed like a stuck process. Russell Southwood reviews where the process has got to and why it remains important.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 1:12 pm
[Daily Trust] The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has at the 6th Annual Conference of West Africa Universities held at the Universite Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal, called for increased educational cooperation in the subregion.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 12:10 pm
[UNFPA] The East and Southern African (ESA) region, home to nearly 550 million people, has made noteworthy progress in tackling HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unmet need for family planning.
Posted: November 12, 2018, 11:16 am
[AfricaFocus] The Africa Mining Vision (AMV) was adopted by Heads of State at the February 2009 African Union summit following the October 2008 meeting of African Ministers responsible for Mineral Resources Development. An action plan was adopted in December 2011, and the African Minerals Development Centre (https://www.uneca.org/amdc) launched in December 2013. The lead role in developing the vision was taken by African professional staff at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in consultation not
Posted: November 12, 2018, 10:58 am

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