One million Sudanese children not enrolled in basic schools: Ministry

The Sudanese Ministry of Education reported on Sunday that about a million children in the country are not enrolled in basic schools. Most of them are girls living in the war-torn states in Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile, senior staff member of the Ministry, Um Kalsoum Mohamed Kheir, noted at a workshop held in Khartoum on the situation of education More...

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Caring for children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Caring for children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone

I recently saw a grandfather, not old enough to be called elderly, break down and cry. I was accompanying Yusuf Koroma, a social worker attached to the Observation Interim Care Center (OICC) in Portee, a neighborhood More...

Nigerian teen girls’ waste disposal app wins international dev challenge
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Nigerian teen girls’ waste disposal app wins international dev challenge

A community waste disposal app has won five Nigerian teenage girls the Technovation international app challenge, beating 10 other girl teams from different countries and walking away with a $10 000 (around R120 More...

UNICEF gives floor to CAR youth through telephony
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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UNICEF gives floor to CAR youth through telephony

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched the “You Report” project which allows young Central African Republic citizens to express themselves, thanks to a mobile phone hotline covering various More...

UNICEF Zimbabwe Tackles HIV in Children, Adolescents
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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UNICEF Zimbabwe Tackles HIV in Children, Adolescents

WASHINGTON— HIV infection is a major threat to child survival and development in east and southern Africa, where 47% of the world’s HIV-positive children live, says the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Globally, More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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EU support to West Africa reaches €1.1 billion

Summary: 6 July 2015, Brussels – Today, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, co-signed new regional funding for cooperation with representatives of regional organisations More...

Winds of climate change blast farmers’ hopes of sustaining a livelihood in Burkina Faso
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Winds of climate change blast farmers’ hopes of sustaining a livelihood in Burkina Faso

One afternoon towards the end of May a violent wind howled through Bogandé, the main town in Gnagna province, in eastern Burkina Faso. Raising a storm of dust and sand, it plunged the streets into semi-darkness, More...

SEFA doubled its grant portfolio to small- to medium- sized clean energy projects in 2014: report
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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SEFA doubled its grant portfolio to small- to medium- sized clean energy projects in 2014: report

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) announced on June 11 that it more than doubled its project portfolio last year, with commitments of USD 6.5 million, for 10 new projects all over the continent during More...

Surging efforts in Sierra Leone’s last remaining Ebola hotspots
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Surging efforts in Sierra Leone’s last remaining Ebola hotspots

Two times at military checkpoints on the 40-minute drive from Port Loko town to Kaffu Bullom chiefdom we are stopped and politely asked to descend from our vehicles. This is not a war zone, but it is a clear sign More...

Child Marriage Increasing In Nigeria – UNICEF
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Child Marriage Increasing In Nigeria – UNICEF

As Nigeria joins the rest of Africa to celebrate this year’s Day of African Child, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that child marriage is increasing in Nigeria. It quoted the Multiple More...


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