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  1. COVID-19 Locks Down Therapy Support for Zimbabwes Trafficking Survivors

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 20 (IPS) - Before Zimbabwe imposed lockdown measures last March as part of global efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Grace Mashingaidze* would attend workshops in Harare arranged by a nongovernmental organisation assisting trafficked women who had safely made it back home.

  2. Another False Start in Africa Sold with Green Revolution Myths

    - Inter Press Service

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    BOSTON and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 20 (IPS) - Since the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) was launched in 2006, yields have barely risen, while rural poverty remains endemic, and would have increased more if not for out-migration.

  3. Trafficking Survivor & Son Born of Rape Face Daily Discrimination Upon Return to Nigeria

    - Inter Press Service

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    BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Apr 16 (IPS) - In this video Sam Olukoya interviews a young woman who was trafficked from her home in Nigeria after recruiters promised her a better life in Europe. Instead she was abandoned in Libya and sexually assaulted and abused.

  4. Only Multilateral Cooperation Can Stop Harmful Tax Competition

    - Inter Press Service

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    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (IPS) - US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged all governments to support a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 21%. The US is working with other G20 nations to get other countries to end the “thirty-year race to the bottom on corporate tax rates”.

  5. Helping Youth Agribusiness Keep Pace with Fast Growing Africa

    - Inter Press Service

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    IBADAN, Nigeria, Apr 08 (IPS) - From small towns to big cities, sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest urban growth rate in the world. The continent’s population is expected to double by 2050 with the youth representing 60% of the overall population.

    The UN Department of Global Communication, for example, projects that for the next 15 years urban growth is set to double for several African cities: Dar es Salaam will reach over 13 million inhabitants and Kampala will exceed seven million.

  6. Farming-Specific Loans Help Tanzania's Smallholders Increase Productivity

    - Inter Press Service

    MADABA/MAFINGA, Tanzania, Mar 31 (IPS) - Small agricultural loans, disbursed through mobile phones and targeting specific farming activities at different phases of production, have more than doubled food productivity among thousands of smallholder farmers in southern and central parts of Tanzania over the past three years, improving their livelihoods.

  7. Developing Countries COVID-19 Debt Crisis Could Put 2030 Agenda & Paris Agreement Completely Out of Reach

    - Inter Press Service

    BONN, Germany, Mar 30 (IPS) - The inability of developing nations to spend on post COVID-19 recovery and resilience has placed the world on the "the verge of a debt crisis". “We face the spectre of a divided world and a lost decade for development,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, Mar. 29, during a high-level meeting on financing development post COVID-19.

  8. A Look at Colombian Coffee Prices One Year on From the Stabilization Fund

    - Inter Press Service

    MEDELLIN, Colombia, Mar 26 (IPS) - It’s been just over a year since the Colombian government launched its landmark price stabilization fund. With a budget of $64 million, the fund was designed to provide a hedge against low prices by subsidizing farmers during periods when prices dropped below production costs.

  9. Tech Savvy Youth with High Social-Emotional Skills Succeed in Agriculture - Study Shows

    - Inter Press Service

    IBADAAN, Nigeria, Mar 23 (IPS) - Saheed Babajide, a young animal production graduate and a manager at a national milk production company in Iseyin, Nigeria, is a beneficiary of the government's youth agriculture intervention programme. But he feels he received almost no training during the three years he participated. 

  10. Brexit Shows Why Traders Need Reliable Information But Many Are Ahead of the Game

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Mar 22 (IPS) - It’s now almost three months since the United Kingdom entered into a new trade agreement with the European Union.

    During that time, we’ve seen traders struggle to get to grips with the new arrangements. From lorry drivers having their sandwiches confiscated by Dutch customs officers to estimates of additional paperwork costs of $7 billion a yearand pig breeders watching their meat rot on the quayside for want of the correct forms.

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