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NIGERIA: Cholera Spreads In Displaced Persons Camps In Borno State

In cooperation with the Borno State health authorities, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing emergency medical and logistics services and again issuing an appeal for support from other humanitarian and aid organisations. Abuja/Paris – The first cases of cholera appeared one month ago in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, the capital of […]

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SOUTH SUDAN: MSF And UNICEF Provide Treatment To 16,000 children In Mass Malaria Campaign In Bentiu PoC

In response to a dramatic rise in incidence of malaria cases in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp (PoC) in BentiuSouth Sudan,  Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) in cooperation with UNICEF, has completed a door-to-door campaign providing malaria treatment to over 16,000 children between the ages of six months and five years. In the last seven […]

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Helping Aid Workers So They Can Help Others

The humanitarian system is stretched with the growing number of crises around the world. In the face of combatting immense challenges like disease, famine, poverty and war, the challenges of the aid worker are often overlooked. But the physical, emotional and psychological toll humanitarians and their families face is undeniable, especially for those working in […]

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NIGERIA: 40 Percent of Children Don’t Attend Primary School – UNICEF

The United Nation International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), says about forty percent of Nigeria children aged between 6-11 years do not attend any primary school in the country. This was contained in an online report published by UNICEF in its website. The report indicated that Northern region recorded the lowest school attendance rate in the […]

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GHANA: How Is the Growing Middle Class Affecting The Emerging Markets?

The world’s middle class is growing. According to Pew Research Center, 63 million people entered Latin America’s middle class over the last decade; it is estimated that Nigeria’s middle class grew by 600 percent between 2000 and 2014. By 2030, Ernst and Young (EY) expects two thirds of the global middle class to live in […]

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LIBERIA: Government Hopes To Boost Electricity Supply With U.S$30 Million EU Aid

The Liberian Senate last week passed into law the 2015 electricity bill establishing the National Commission on Electricity, a bill privatizing the Liberia Electricity City Corporation which is intended to attract private investors to the sector. Liberia has gone years without having full restoration of electricity to the Capital City, Monrovia and other parts of […]

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SOUTH SUDAN: MSF And UNICEF Provide Treatment To 16,000 Children In Mass Malaria Campaign In Bentiu PoC

In response to a dramatic rise in incidence of malaria cases in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp (PoC) in BentiuSouth Sudan,  Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) in cooperation with UNICEF, has completed a door-to-door campaign providing malaria treatment to over 16,000 children between the ages of six months and five years. In the last seven […]

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Sustainable Development: Something New or More of the Same?

OPINION Charles Eisenstein Two years ago when he was 14, my son Matthew grew six inches. Last year he only grew two inches, and this year he has only grown half an inch. Should I be worried? Of course not. At a certain stage of maturity, quantifiable physical growth slows and stops, and a new […]

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UGANDA: From Aid Worker To Ugandan Pop Star – White German Girl Tells Her Story

Student Deena Herr, 22, has recently become a very unlikely superstar in the East African nation of Uganda. Student Deena Herr, 22, has recently become a very unlikely superstar in the African nation of Uganda. Above, her East African radio chart-topper, “Mumulete,” sung pretty much flawlessly in one of Uganda’s native languages, the Bantu dialect […]

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ANGOLA: Minars Supports Vulnerable Families With Basic Goods

At least 330 families in vulnerable situation in the northern Cuanza Norte province benefited from January to August this year from a donation of basic goods, in the ambit of the programme of support to needy people being executed by the provincial department of welfare and social reintegration. According to the provincial director for welfare […]

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