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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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MALAWI: Without Donor Aid, Malawi Is A Disaster

For the past month I have been debating within myself on the behaviour of donors towards our country. The debate has been centered on why are some donors reluctant to fully support the developmental efforts of the current government. I know some will question me why I am talking on this, they will rebuke me […]

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LIBERIA: Ellen Sirleaf’s Son Donates Computers, Other Education Material To Public Schools

digg] One of the sons of Liberia’s President, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has donated a 40-foot container with assorted items including computers, text books, tables, among others items for public schools and orphanages in Liberia. According to an Executive Mansion release, the 40-foot container of assorted items sent by Dr. Adama Sirleaf is part of […]

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AFRICA: Key Things We Learnt From “Africa Beyond 2015”

For the first time in history, the International Economic Forum on Africa did not take place at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s headquarters in Paris but in Germany. The event was held in Berlin, not far from historical landmarks that shed light on some of today’s challenges of Africa’s development beyond 2015. Where once a wall […]

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GHANA: Why I Admire Anas Aremeyaw Anas So Much

In July this year, I travelled with Anas to Ouagadougou. The mission was to discuss the establishment of a West African Centre for Investigative Journalism. We had a two-day meeting with colleagues from other countries and agreed to the setting up of the Centre to be based at the Nobert Zongo Press Centre in Ouagadougou. […]

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GHANA: Beyond Paris Negotiation: Support Developing Nations to Adapt

In December 2015, the world will converge in Paris-France to discuss ways and means of salvaging our ailing planet. This convention is not the first time; but 21st of such kind of conventions in a bid to finding lasting solution to climate change and its impact on lives. Though in all these conventions, greenhouse gases […]

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GHANA: SADA CEO Launches Quarterly Media Review Platform

The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Dr. Charles Abugre has launched the SADA Zone Media Review Platform, with a call on the media to play a critical role in the acceleration of development in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone (NSEZ). The SADA Zone Media Review Platform is to […]

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ETHIOPIA: Millions Are At Risk As Drought Hits Eastern Regions Of The Country

Around 4.5 million Ethiopians could be in need of food aid because of a drought in the country, the UN has said. Hardest-hit areas are Ethiopia’s eastern Afar and southern Somali regions, while pastures and water resources are also unusually low in central and eastern Oromo region, and northern Tigray and Amhara districts. Reacting to […]

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