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AfDB urges East African CSOs to be involved in environmental and social safeguards process to ensure sustainability of projects
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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AfDB urges East African CSOs to be involved in environmental and social safeguards process to ensure sustainability of projects

  “Environmental and Social Safeguards (E&S) are crucial for the success of develpment projects. They are paramount to ensure projects are environmentally and socially sustainable and that they are More...

Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF

  NEW YORK, 9 December 2016 – An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to medical care, quality education, proper More...

Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative, Hanaa Singer, on the deteriorating situation for children in Aleppo and across the country
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Statement by UNICEF Syria Representative, Hanaa Singer, on the deteriorating situation for children in Aleppo and across the country

ALEPPO/DAMASCUS, 7 December 2016 – “I have just travelled back from Aleppo where the situation continues to plummet to even greater lows. “When I was there nearly 100 mortars fell on west Aleppo in a couple More...

Youths affirm agriculture as economic empowerment tool
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Youths affirm agriculture as economic empowerment tool

The agro-allied industrialization of the African continent cannot materialize without the involvement of the youths because they have the right drive and energy, participants at a Tuesday session of the 2016 African More...

Food worries widen in Mauritania
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Zimbabwe: Cattle Shortage Leaves Zimbabwe’s Fields Unploughed As Rains Fall

Mpudzi — Rains have returned but after losing their animals to drought, many farmers now face ploughing their fields by hand After a year of paralyzing El Nino-induced drought, Zimbabwe’s farmers have been More...

Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Nicaragua’s economy is growing, but the poor may be falling behind

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s recent assessment of Nicaragua reinforces the narrative that the country has made tremendous strides in fighting poverty, but many experts stress the importance of More...

European Commission introduces new 'Solidarity Corps'
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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European Commission introduces new ‘Solidarity Corps’

  The EU wants to help unemployed young adults into voluntary service. On Wednesday it launched the ‘European Solidarity Corps.’ Critics say it is a half-baked redundancy. Bernd Riegert reports More...

Ghana election tight but peaceful
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Ghana election tight but peaceful

  Ghanaians turned out in large numbers on Wednesday as President John Mahama faced off opposition frontrunner Nana Aku-Addo in general elections. DW correspondents said voting was slow but peaceful. Three More...

East African CSOs advocate for African funding to increase trust and legitimacy
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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East African CSOs advocate for African funding to increase trust and legitimacy

The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) series of regional consultations meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) continues across the continent. The East African leg opened yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya with More...

Why Lebanese women are protesting a decades-old rape law
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Why Lebanese women are protesting a decades-old rape law

A dozen Lebanese women dressed in bloodstained wedding dresses gathered outside of government buildings in Beirut on Tuesday to protest a rape law that they say is archaic and unjust. The late 1940s law dictates More...


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