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  1. Who’s Getting Financial Inclusion Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    Tuesday, April 03, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 03 (IPS) - Olga Tomilova and Edlira Dashi, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global partnership of over 30 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusionFor the first time in over a decade, Sub-Saharan Africa is a top priority for international funders investing in financial inclusion, with 30 percent of all active projects focused on the region.

  2. Senegalese Returnees from Libya, Niger Face Uncertain Future

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    DAKAR, Mar 29 (IPS) - Bouba Diop looks in delight at his uncle's newly refurbished food canteen in the poor township of Keur Massar on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital Dakar.

  3. Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Kenya-How do we get there?

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 (IPS) - Dr. Schultink is the UNICEF Representative to Kenya, Dr. Eggers is the WHO Representative to Kenya, Mr. Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya.The Government of Kenya has prioritized universal health coverage (UHC) in its Big 4 agenda over the next 5 years.This is a significant and perhaps the most important strategic priority. Why? Every year over a million Kenyans get trapped into poverty because of a catastrophic out of pocket payments due to health reasons.

  4. The Dark Chapter of Zimbabwe’s History That Won’t Go Away

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Mar 26 (IPS) - With Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa just concluding a 100-day timeline to address what he considered the country's most pressing issues, which focused on economic revival, human rights activists have their own timeline.

  5. High and Dry: Can We Fix the World’s Water Crisis?

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Mar 20 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.April 12 is expected to be the infamous "Day Zero" in South Africa's second largest city of Cape Town, a tourist hub which attracts millions of visitors every year.

  6. ILO Fails to Cut Ties with Tobacco Industry – Yet Again

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    YAOUNDE, Mar 20 (IPS) - Tih Ntiabang is Regional Coordinator - AFRO, Framework Convention Alliance, CameroonLast week, the International Labour Organization's (ILO) governing body postponed yet again a decision to stop accepting money from the tobacco industry for its projects to end child labour in the tobacco growing sector.

  7. No Ordinary Match

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 19 (IPS) - David S. Evangelista is President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.The parched earth made for a tough football pitch, but the youth of Loresho Primary school were determined. It was blue against yellow- two teams competing for the coveted prize of pride and victory.

  8. Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer in Silence Due to Stigma

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    BANGUI, Mar 14 (IPS) - Zack Baddorf is an All Survivors Project ResearcherIn the Central African Republic, 45-year-old "Theodore" was captured by an armed group in February 2017 during an attack on his village of Mingala in the country's southeast. He was taken with 21 other men to a nearby ad hoc rebel military base and locked up in a house-turned-prison guarded by six armed men.

  9. The United Nations Strongly Supports Kenya’s Push to Achieve Universal Health Care

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.Mr. Maina Kiai's account (Nation, 24 February) of the exciting dialogue hosted at Stanford University, USA does not present a true account of what transpired at that meeting.

  10. The Government of Kenya and United Nations Partnership to Achieve Universal Health Care Inspires Many in Silicon Valley and the Stanford, U.C. Berkeley Communities

    Friday, March 09, 2018

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