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CAR: Chad Has Been Accused Of Multiple Civilian Abuses

Chadian security forces have been guilty of numerous abuses against civilians in the conflict in Central African Republic, including indiscriminate border killings, a panel that monitors U.N. sanctions said in a confidential report seen by Reuters. Central African Republic (CAR), a former French colony, descended into chaos in March 2013 when predominantly Muslim Seleka rebels […]

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An evolving Partnership Between Donors And Social Enterpreneurs

OPINION By Naki B. Mendoza As innovators and social entrepreneurs tinker with ideas and explore potential solutions to global challenges, they inevitably face the do-or-die question of how to get the financing they need to lift their new ventures off the ground. Securing that money is almost always named as one of the top challenges […]

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Development Impact Bonds Could Be Part Of The Solution To Financing Child Survival

OPINION By Andrew Wainer One of the world’s great development achievements in the past 25 years has been the reduction in preventable child deaths. In 1990, 12.7 million children under age 5 died of preventable causes. By 2013 the number was reduced to less than half of that — 6.3 million. By some measures, 100 […]

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CAMEROON : Philanthropist Honoured For Service to Humanity

A philanthropist, Dr. Peter Ndonwie, has been honoured in his home nation of Cameroon in recognition of his distinguished service to humanity.  Dr Peter, who received the coveted Philanthropist of The Year Award at a ceremony in Cameroon, was among 11 other people to be recognised for excellence in various fields of endeavour. His NGO, […]

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GHANA: NGO Condemns Increasing Violent Police-Civilian Confrontations

Rural Initiatives for Self Empowerment (RISE-Ghana), a Bolgatanga based non-governmental organisation has expressed concern over increasing spate of violent confrontations between the police and civilians in several parts of Ghana. In a press statement issued to the media, Manager of Demanding Excellence Project at RISE-Ghana Mr. Awal Ahmed condemned the behaviour of some police officers […]

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GHANA: Extension Of Free NHIS Registration For The Elderly Approved By The Ministry

The Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection with support from the National Health Insurance Authority has extended the free registration of the aged above 65 years unto the National Health Insurance Scheme to the Akropong North Municipality in the Eastern Region. The registration is to enable the aged have quick access to social services […]

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NIGERIA: USAID, AUN Sign $575,588Million Grant To Support Internally Displaced Persons

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American University of Nigeria (AUN) on Tuesday signed a N116 million ($801, 000) grant award. The grant is a move by the U.S. government to provide additional assistance to the internally displaced populations in Jimeta and Yola, Adamawa State, ‎the U.S. embassy Charge d’Affaires, Maria […]

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AFRICA: The 8th Presdident Of African Development Bank Assumes Office

“We must light up and power Africa – as a Bank we will launch a new deal on energy for Africa” Former Nigerian Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina formally assumed office as the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. At a ceremony in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, he […]

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AFRICA: Sweden’s We Effect And FAO To Support Small-Scale Forest And Farm Producers

digg] FAO and the Swedish-based development cooperation organization We Effect have agreed to work together to strengthen small-scale forest and farm producers’ organizations in developing countries so they can access land and markets and improve the livelihoods of their members. A partnership agreement signed today will initially involve eight countries: Bolivia, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, […]

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An Open Letter To The Generation That Will Grow Up With the Sustainable Development Goals

An open letter to a girl born into poverty in September 2015 facebook] I am writing to you because this month, the month of your birth, leaders from virtually every country are meeting about the shape of your future. The 17 global goals they are committing themselves to achieving over the next 15 years — […]

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