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CAR: Food crisis looms

NEW YORK, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Food assistance is emerging as an urgent humanitarian priority in the Central African Republic (CAR). Assessments carried out earlier this year show that many people cannot afford the little food that is available in markets, and that farmers have begun to eat the seeds that were meant for planting this season.

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MTN Foundation hands over 10 houses worth UShs. 135 million in Kiryandongo to beneficiary families that were displaced by the Bududa landslides in 2010

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Dubai Expo 2020 reports on two social initiatives in Africa that are helping foster sustainability on a local level

DUBAI, UAE, May 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Dubai is building its Expo 2020 bid (http://www.expo2020dubai.ae) on three sub-themes representing the forces that inspire global development: sustainability (lasting sources of energy and water); mobility (smart systems of logistics and transportation); and opportunity (new paths to economic development). Dubai Expo 2020 (http://www.expo2020dubai.ae/en/) reports on two social initiatives in Africa that are helping foster sustainability on a local level.

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US agriculture aims to strengthen SA trade

A US agricultural trade mission met South African food industry delegates in Sandton this week for talks on developing trade relations between South African and US food producers.

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“Africa is the second largest continent in the world, yet it is the least computerised.”

Exclusive interview with Gideon van Niekerk, MaraMedia CEO.  MaraMedia is a gold sponsor at the upcoming African Education Week.

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Sustainable Energy for All: Sector Results Profile

World Bank Group financing for power generation, transmission and distribution, and energy policy and regulatory reform has helped expand access to millions of households in over 60 countries. Bank Group financing, combined with advisory and analytical services, knowledge products, as well as policy support, has also helped launch and scale up renewable energy generation and energy efficiency at national, sub-national and municipal levels. During 2002-11, the Bank supported projects for the construction and rehabilitation of about 115,000 kilometers of transmission and distribution lines and about 19,000 megawatts of generation capacity to improve access to reliable energy.

Off-grid solar power is lighting up gers and herders' lives across the vast steppes of Mongolia. Seventy percent of Mongolia’s herders now have access to electricity.

Challenge

More than 1.2 billion people—about 17 percent of the world’s population—are without access to electricity, most of them concentrated in about a dozen countries in Africa and Asia. Another 2.8 billion rely on wood, charcoal, dung and coal for cooking and heating, which results in over four million premature deaths a year due to indoor air pollution. Shortages in power supplies, and their unreliable and poor quality, due to underinvestment, are also major challenges facing developing countries.

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Seizing the Opportunity: Jobs and Safety Nets in the Middle East and North Africa

The region’s governments have a unique opportunity for fundamental reforms to bring down barriers to employment and develop safety nets designed to lift people out of poverty

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Raise the Bar, Hershey! Coalition Welcomes Hershey Timeline for Transition to Certified Cocoa

Hershey Should Increase Funding of Programs to Address Child Labor and Improve Conditions for West African Cocoa Farmers

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On March 22, 2013, as thousands of Swedish citizens of Eritrean origin were demonstrating in Stockholm, Sweden to condemn the criminal and cowardly acts of terrorism that burned three of their community centers, Eritrean Americans across the United States visited the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC and Swedish Consular offices throughout the United States.

On March 22, 2013, as thousands of Swedish citizens of Eritrean origin were demonstrating in Stockholm, Sweden to condemn the criminal and cowardly acts of terrorism that burned three of their community centers, Eritrean Americans across the United States visited the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC and Swedish Consular offices throughout the United States.

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GHANA ON THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM

BY CHARLES KOFI FEKPE

 

So, the Government of Ghana wants to spend $600K on a pilgrimage to the Wailing wall in Jerusalem. I can understand why Ghanaians are crying out loud. I do.

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