Millennium Development Goals

An Open Letter to Africa's Leaders - Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique

H. E. Joaquim Chissano is the former President of Mozambique and current co-chair of the High-Level Task Force for the ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development)This is a transformative moment for Africa – and indeed, for the world.

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Health gap narrows between developed and poor states

Medical personnel working with Medecin de Monde conduct HIV tests at Ouidah's hospital near Cotonou November 28, 2007/Photo©ReutersSignificant progress has been made in improving health in the poorest countries, narrowing the gap between nations with the best and worst health status in the past two decades, World Health Organisation (WHO) 2013 statistics indicate.

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The Addis Ababa doctrine

Marking half a century of history in Addis Ababa this month amid fireworks and international dignitaries, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Hailemariam Desalegn are nevertheless eager to press on with the next 50 years.

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World commodity prices to remain stable in 2013 - Report

Photo©ReutersCommodity prices globally drifted down for the most part of 2012 and are expected to remain stable this year, according to the 2013 Global Monitoring Report (GMR).

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World Bank launches $4bn worth plan for Ethiopia

The World Bank is set to pump $4 billion into Ethiopia in the coming four years in order to enhance competitiveness and employment generation through its country partnership strategy.

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Ghana secures $105.5 million from GPE Fund, IDA

Ghana has signed two agreements with the World Bank covering a $75.5 million grant facility from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and a $30 millioncredit from the International Development Association (IDA).

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Nigeria: A cross between environment and poverty

Nigeria's environmental challenges include the flooding that recently affected some parts of country/Photo©ReutersThe United Nations has urged Nigeria to address environmental challenges as a way of tackling poverty.

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