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Kenyatta hits out at UN over wastage of funds

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the United Nation to partner with African governments in order to make an impact even as he hit out at UN agencies over wastage of resources.

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European Development Days celebrates its 10th anniversary in new era of SDGs and migration crisis

This week the European Development Days (EDD) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. From 15 to 16 June, around 6 000 participants from over 150 countries, representing 1 200 civil society organisations and international organisations from the fields of development cooperation, human rights and humanitarian aid, will gather in Brussels to generate new ideas, take action and shape the future with world leaders and hundreds of speakers.

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Africa needs to map its natural capital for growth

NAIROBI – Africa needs to urgently invest in the mapping of its natural capital or natural resources to develop evidence for fighting extreme poverty that afflict majority of the people on the continent, a forum has heard.

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UN agreement reached on SDGs. Next stop: 2030

The United Nations agreed to new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Sunday night that will replace eight Millennium Development Goals with 17 broader interconnected goals to be reached by 2030.

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Goats Take the Bite Out of Climate Change in Zimbabwe

Harare With unusually hot and dry weather beating down on this Southern African nation, climate change and the accompanying drought have cost farmers much of their cattle herds. In response, many ranchers are turning to goats to preserve their livestock assets.

Climate change experts agree that breeding drought-tolerant animals like goats, which survive on shrubs and need less manpower to tend, is a better choice than high-maintenance cattle.

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UN chief calls for financing mechanism that ‘leaves no one behind’

The 190 members of the United Nations are expected to agree on how to finance the 17 SDGs, which include ending poverty and hunger, combating climate change and achieving gender equality by 2030.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has urged negotiators of the financing mechanism for the next 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure that the deal “leaves no one behind.” continue reading »

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