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UN seeks $2billion for Sahel as migration spectre looms

The United Nations sought on Wednesday a record $2 billion for the Sahel in what a senior UN official said is necessary...

Uneducated and unskilled youth a “ticking time bomb”: Motlanthe

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Uneducated and unskilled youth are a "ticking time bomb" of pent-up emotions that will explode if not addressed soon, says Deputy President...

Parliamentary Question: Presidency: War on Poverty

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10. Mr D B Feldman (Congress of the People (COPE) - Gauteng) to ask the Deputy President: Whether, regarding his sustained and high...

45% of households grant dependent

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The 2010 General Household Survey (GHS) has found that government grants were prevalent as a source of income in four provinces across...

Poverty, arrests spark anger in Angola’s oil region

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Grinding poverty, human rights abuses and police detentions are fuelling tension in Angola's oil-rich province of Cabinda, but for now, international oil...

Czech Republic unveils aid for Zimbabwe

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The Czech Republic has approved new humanitarian aid for Zimbabwe to assist the southern African country fight hunger and disease, the foreign...

Niger raises severe hunger forecast, seeks more aid

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Niger's government needs another 45 billion CFA francs in food aid after a new survey found 500 000 more people than previously...

Niger junta to provide free food to one million

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Niger's military government has started an unprecedented drive to distribute free food to one million of the nearly 10 million of its...

UN aid agencies sound alarm on Niger food

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United Nations humanitarian agencies sounded the alarm yesterday about a growing food crisis in the West African state of Niger, but said...

Niger seeks $133 mln to combat food crisis

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The United Nations needs an extra $133 million to tackle food shortages and malnutrition in Niger that have already triggered massive displacements...

Africa jobs recovery lags economic rebound: UN

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Africa's economy is likely to grow by an average 4.3 percent this year from just 1.6 percent in 2009, but poverty could...

Illegal capital outflows undermine Africa: study

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About $854 billion flowed out of Africa illegally in the 39 years to 2008, and such continued capital flight will undermine gains...

Global downturn hits Africa’s poverty target

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Africa is the only continent not on track to meet the UN millennium development goal of halving poverty by 2015 because of...

About 10 million at risk of food crisis across West Africa

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Almost 10 million people across the Sahel region of West Africa are threatened with a severe food shortage, international aid agency Oxfam...

Niger calls for $123 million in food aid

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Niger needs $123 million in international aid to combat the risk of food shortages this year, the northwest African country's prime minister...

Germany gives Burundi €22.5 mln to fight poverty

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Germany yesterday gave Burundi a €22.5 million ($30.61 million) grant to help the tiny central African country improve its water supply and...

Niger facing famine, millions at risk: president

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Millions of people are threatened by famine in Niger, the new military ruler said yesterday in a message that contrasted starkly with...

One-fifth of Chad’s population face hunger: UN

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Nearly a fifth of the population in Chad will suffer food shortages this year, part of a broader hunger problem looming in...

SA still living with legacy of poverty

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Econometrix chief economist Azar Jammine has again warned that South Africa remains one of the most unequal societies in the world. Citing...

Yemen getting tougher with Somalis

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Somalis fleeing war have long found refuge in Yemen, seen as a way station to Saudi Arabia, but fear of al Qaeda...

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