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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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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...