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Sustaining Africa’s development by leveraging on climate change

Marrakech – Policy and development practitioners say Africa is at a development cross roads and argue that the continent — increasingly an attractive destination for economic and agriculture investment — should use the window of opportunity presented by a low carbon economy to implement new knowledge and information to transform the challenges posed by climate change into opportunities for social development. continue reading »

Zambia turns 50

Zambia, the country its young people fondly call “Zed,” is the next in a number of African countries to turn 50–they are the firstborns of the first wave of African countries to gain independence in the 1960s.

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How I could have brought Ebola to Washington

New York — In September, I spent time with an American woman who had recently been in Lofa County, Liberia, an Ebola hot spot bordering the village in Guinea where the first case was identified. We were nowhere near west Africa; we were both attending an international conference with participants from around the world.

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Boko Haram and the ceasefire that wasn’t

Well, that didn’t last long. The ceasefire between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government – announced on Thursday, with much fanfare, by government spokesmen – has already been broken. If, that is, it actually existed in the first place. continue reading »

United Nations Ebola outbreak threatens food crisis in West Africa

United Nations – The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger.

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Back agriculture to get the most out of aid to Africa

An online tool shows which technologies will do the most to help farmers improve yields, writes Gordon Conway, director of the Agriculture for Impact programme and professor of international development at Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

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