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Archive October 2009

YARDs: African rural world’s ambassadors

Oct28

Francesca Akello and Luckson Katsi are respectively 31 and 28. They both have a promising yet risky destiny. Their CVs are amazing.

Francesca is the head of Malaria Consortium’s Gulu office, in North Uganda. Luckson is a Hydraulic engineer and comes from Zimbabwe, where he is currently working for the NGO CARE International, for which he can use his activities as consultant for local rural authorities and as researcher for the Faculty of Environmental Technology at the Chinhoyi University.


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Mozambique goes to poll

After a strong political campaign, Mozambique is finally voting in elections for a new president, parliament and regional assemblies.

According to BBC, the governing party, Frelimo, which has been in power since independence in 1975, is expected to win.

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European Development Days: Business as Usual?

Oct27

Last week Sweden hosted this year’s European Development Days’ edition and, as its title suggests, it was an event for European Union states to showcase their development work. In the ‘development village’, the Swedes, being the host, had their pavilion, where governmental and non-government agencies displayed and promoted their activities.

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Creative public policies to boost green economy

A new United Nations-backed report details how to ensure that developing countries are part of the transition to a ‘green’ economy.

With some $500 billion a year expected to be needed to help poorer nations adapt to climate change and at the same time power low-carbon growth, the funds must come from the private sector but that requires creative public policies, according to the study issued by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and a global partnership of investors and insurance companies.

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Broken promises to Africa litter the aftermath of global crisis

Oct27

It seems that, once again, Africa and the rest of the developing world have been short-changed, given the broken promises in the wake of the global economic implosion, Francis Kokutse reports from Stockholm.

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Anas Aremeyaw: My investigative journalism

Anas Aremeyaw Anas doesn’t like to be photographed. His desire to preserve anonymity in front of the public opinion is so strong that when he was awarded during the Natali Prize for journalism on October 21 – he won the second prize for the best African report – his face was hidden.

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