Daily Archives : 19th October 2009

2 African activists awarded ‘Alternate Nobel Prize’

2 African activists awarded ‘Alternate Nobel Prize’

Two African activists, Rene Ngongo and Catherine Hamlin, on Tuesday won the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. Ngongo, an activist working in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been recognised for his efforts in protecting…

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Africa joins climate change debate

Africa joins climate change debate

Burkina Faso African leaders met to discuss their positions on climate change just two months before a crucial UN summit in Copenhagen. The forum was held last week in the country’s capital Ouagadougou and concluded that billions of dollars will…

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Recession worsens global hunger – UN

Recession worsens global hunger – UN

The UN has warned that more international effort is needed to cope with global hunger.  The annual report published Wed 14th October by the UN’s food and agriculture organisation (FAO) and the world food programme (WFP) reveals that 1.02 billion…

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