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  1. African Development Bank plans to Make the Continent a World leader in Renewables

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 11 (IPS) - Africa, where close to half of its 1.2 billion have access to electricityis set to become a world leader in renewable energy. As global business and development leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), one of the key focuses of the deals being discussed was around sustainable, renewable energy.

  2. Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 (IPS) - Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates expected to attend the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi this week will re-energise and breathe new life to the Cairo Promise.

  3. Mo Money Mo Solutions - the African Development Bank Ready to Double Investment Across the Continent

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    COTONOU, Benin, Nov 08 (IPS) - Buses carrying cross-border traders and goods from Cotonou in Benin to the Malian capital of Bamako in Mali have recently been using the Lomé route — traveling through the capital of Togo and then getting onto the Ouagadougou corridor on their way to the Malian capital.

  4. Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep Track of Cost of Living

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    HARARE, Nov 08 (IPS) - Stung by the country's spiralling inflation, Zimbabwe's government workers took to the streets this week for the first ever police-sectioned march demanding improved wages.

  5. Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    KATHMANDU, Nov 08 (IPS) - Progress in reducing malnutrition has stalled. What can be done to ensure enough of the right food for all?For the first two decades after 1990, Nepal took great strides in reducing malnutrition. But progress has stalled.

  6. The Nairobi Summit Is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 08 (IPS) - As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development(ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously empower more women than at any other time in history, while at the same time failing to see that ‘women's issues' are actually ‘everyone's issues'.

  7. UN Agency for Palestinians in Crisis as Chief Quits

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 07 (IPS) - The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees was in "crisis mode" on Wednesday after director Pierre Krahenbuhl resigned amid a misconduct probe over whether he fast-tracked his girlfriend into a top aid job, analysts said.

  8. Four Ways the African Development Bank Can Support a More Secure Africa

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    ABUJA, Nov 07 (IPS) - Free movement of people and goods across Africa increases the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. The continent must realise that it is no longer a question of if disease outbreaks will occur, but instead, of when, and how fast.

  9. Urgent Need to Replace Competition with Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    NUR-SULTAN CITY, Kazakhstan, Nov 07 (IPS) - The water resources in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin support the lives and livelihoods of about 70 million people — a population greater than Thailand, France, or South Africa.

  10. Italy’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) - Poor weather and disease have killed millions of trees and decimated yields in Italy's olive country, and consumers can taste the difference.

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