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Kenya launches 10-year Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework
12 November 2018

Kenya launches 10-year Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework

The Government of Kenya, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework to guide the implementation of CSA approaches, strategies, practices and technologies as envisioned in the national CSA Strategy 2017-2026.

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Key opportunities for improving Human Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa highlighted in World Bank Report
12 November 2018

Key opportunities for improving Human Capital in Sub-Saharan Africa highlighted in World Bank Report

The World Bank recently released a report titled ‘The Human Capital Project in Africa’ which is a global effort designed to accelerate human capital by encouraging effective policy and investment. The project has a key focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Africa’s rapid urbanisation is creating new health problems, warn WHO
09 November 2018

Africa’s rapid urbanisation is creating new health problems, warn WHO

Yesterday, 8th November, representatives from African cities met to discuss how to tackle the effects of environmental issues on human health in the region. This includes pollution, water quality and sustainable urban areas.

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New climate solutions to benefit Ethiopia and Kenya
09 November 2018

New climate solutions to benefit Ethiopia and Kenya

A recent report “Nordic Green to Scale for Countries/Africa” by Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre highlights how Ethiopia and Kenya can benefit from the experience of other countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 16 percent compared to the projected businesses as usual emissions by 2030, and boost their economies.

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$1 BILLION COMMITTED TO IMPROVE HEALTH FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
08 November 2018

$1 BILLION COMMITTED TO IMPROVE HEALTH FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) has dedicated US -$1.005 billion to improve the health and nutritional needs of women, children and adolescents in at-risk communities.

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two per cent tax levied on drinks in Uganda to raise money for HIV treatment
29 October 2018

two per cent tax levied on drinks in Uganda to raise money for HIV treatment

The two per cent tax levied on alcohol and soft drinks will be used to internally raise funds for HIV treatment, a move officials hope will reduce Uganda’s reliance on international donors and organisations.

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young refugees in Chad benefiting from education programme
17 October 2018

young refugees in Chad benefiting from education programme

According to a report from TheirWorld, refugees in Chad are being trained as teachers to provide home learning to thousands of young children living in camps.

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Overcoming  humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria requires more support, says UN
08 October 2018

Overcoming humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria requires more support, says UN

After a two day visit to the region, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock call for national and international partners to increase support for humanitarian relief efforts in north-eastern Nigeria.

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Extreme hunger and malnutrition in South Sudan reaches 6 million people
01 October 2018

Extreme hunger and malnutrition in South Sudan reaches 6 million people

According to a report published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), 59 per cent of the population of South Sudan (6.1 million people) currently face extreme hunger.

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Thousands displaced in Nigeria due to floods
26 September 2018

Thousands displaced in Nigeria due to floods

Nearly half a million people are currently affected by flooding in Nigeria, with 141 people reported dead and 265 injured, according to Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

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Report shows that progress to reduce extreme poverty is slow
19 September 2018

Report shows that progress to reduce extreme poverty is slow

In its annual report, the World Bank said that the rate of extreme poverty has only made a 1.4 percentage-point drop between 2015 and 2018, as opposed to previous years when the percentage was more than double that.

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As temperatures rise and hydropower dams dry out, scientists warn about impending blackouts
17 September 2018

As temperatures rise and hydropower dams dry out, scientists warn about impending blackouts

In recent weeks, outbreaks of communicable diseases such as cholera and Ebola have plagued nations around Africa. Now, the latest threat to the continent is impending blackouts as rising temperatures dry out hydropower dams.

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