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The PELIS Factor

NJABINI, West Central Kenya – Peter Wainaina’s focus is on the fresh Irish potatoes he has just harvested. He assembles them into a 90-kilogramme bag while sorting out the unmarketable ones like sliced and tiny tubes.

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Rice: Africa’s Ticket Out of Poverty

Cotonou – Africa is eating more rice than other food staples, though it produces less than it needs. This is good news for the cereal’s potential to help Sub Saharan Africa out of poverty according to researchers.

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Africa’s Senior Citizens Cornered By Poverty

NAIROBI and HARARE, Oct 21 2015 (IPS) – Kenya has made tremendous steps towards ensuring that the elderly population does not slide into extreme poverty, hunger and, consequently, premature death.

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Fighting Poverty Through Data Collection

Through data collection, international cooperation has made tremendous strides forward in recent years. Data has helped donors to improve the monitoring and assessment of development projects and programs and save human lives. However, much is left to do. At the European Development Days today in Brussels, experts explain why.

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Urban Slums a Death Trap for Poor Children

United Nations –  It’s called the urban survival gap – fuelled by the growing inequality between rich and poor in both developing and developed countries – and it literally determines whether millions of infants will live or die before their fifth birthday.

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War-ravaged South Sudan struggles to contain AIDS

Juba – Dressed in a flowered African print kitenge and a blue head scarf, Sabur Samson, 27, sits pensively at the HIV centre at Maridi Civil Hospital in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state. Today she paid 20 South Sudanese pounds (about six dollars) for a bodaboda (motorbike taxi) ride to the centre and will have to skimp on food in the next days.

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