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Water, a problematic source in Africa despite abundance

Sub-Saharan countries are performing badly globally, in terms of potable water, despite an abundance of water sources on the continent/Photo/ReutersDespite the abundance of water sources the African continent is still lagging behind when it comes to access to potable water.

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Six African states among top 2011 MDGs performers

The 2011 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report placed six African countries among the top ranking performers.

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Towards zero malaria deaths in Ghana

Experts argue that it is possible for Ghana to eradicate malaria since countries like the United Arab Emirates and Morocco have succeeded in doing so/Photo/ReutersAlthough Ghana's road towards achieving a near zero death rate from and elimination of malaria by the year 2015 under the MDGs appears to be a long and winding one, a local health expert believes it is still possible.

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Sub Saharan Africa lagging behind in MDGs

The United Nations says several sub-Saharan African countries including Nigeria will not meet their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) unless they create a conducive political environment.

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Ghana: 20 percent lack toilets amid MDGs target fears

There are fears Ghana will not achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on sanitation with only 20 percent of the country’s population said to be without toilets.

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Africa: A growing economy without jobs

The 2011 Economic Report on Africa predicts a steady growth of African economies, and announces a 5 per cent increase rate for the continent this year compared to the 4.7 per cent recorded in 2010. Although many African countries already benefit from the growth, employment is still a major concern.

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Ghana records big strides in poverty reduction levels

Ghana has made significant strides towards poverty reduction over the last two decades, the country’s Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, has said.

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Africa's future and the World Bank's support to it

altOn the day the World Bank announces its new Africa strategy, its chief economist for the Africa region, Shantayanan Devarajan, sets out the Bank’s thinking.


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Jeffrey Sachs: The path to double digit growth

altA number of success stories in sub-Saharan Africa show how governments can invest in five target areas to make rapid progress towards achieving the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. 

 

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Jeffrey Sachs: The path to double digit growth

altA number of success stories in sub-Saharan Africa show how governments can invest in five target areas to make rapid progress towards achieving the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.   

 

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