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Financing smallholder farmers: from risks to opportunities

Investors still perceive rural markets as risky. To attract private finance for viable agricultural investments, the European Commission (EC) has launched a new Agriculture Financing Initiative (AgriFI).

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Desert Locust Invading Yemen, More Arab States

CAIRO – Now that Yemenis begin to hope that their year-long armed conflict may come to an end as a result of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the United Nations sponsored round of talks between the parties in dispute, scheduled on 18 April in Kuwait, a new threat to their already desperate humanitarian crisis has just appeared in the form of a much feared massive desert locust invasion.

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Death stalks the children’s corridor: Inside Angola’s second-largest hospital

There are more than 40 people in the room, most of them sitting or lying on their cotton wraps on the floor. The heat is unbearable, as is the stink of sweat and dirt.

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Kony’s LRA abducts more than 200 in Central African Republic

Rebels in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have kidnapped more than 200 people this year in the Central African Republic, a quarter of them children, human rights groups said Thursday.

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Jihadism in Africa and the counter radicalization Moroccan model

Marrakech – International terrorism and Jihadism are issues and challenges that undermine stability and the wellbeing of the African continent. In fact, more than 70 terrorist attacks took place resulting in more than 1500 victims in one year. But what characterize Jihadism in Africa? How can we fight against this threat? Read the analysis of Prof. Mohammed Benhammou, President of the Moroccan Centre for Strategic Studies (CMES).

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Making African cities open to street trading: Q&A with Professor Claire Benit-Gbaffou

The Save the Hawkers Campaign, including multiple organisations of informal traders, was launched in the wake of Johannesburg’s Operation Clean Sweep, when police evicted 7,000 traders from the streets in 2013.

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