Daily Archives : 16th August 2010

Sierra Leone: UN-HABITAT donates US$20,000 to disabled youth

Sierra Leone: UN-HABITAT donates US$20,000 to disabled youth

UN-HABITAT has donated US$20,000 towards a youth led project that supports disabled youth in the West African nation.  The Handicapped Youth Development Centre which was almost closed because of lack of funding earlier this year may now breathe a sigh…

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Gabon: US$4.5bn foreign investment to boost infrastructure

Gabon: US$4.5bn foreign investment to boost infrastructure

The move to turn the country into an emerging market has been accelerated by the signing of investment contracts amounting to US$4.5 billion. The announcement has been timed to coincide with the country’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations (which take place…

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Crisis in Niger

Crisis in Niger

It is all too often the case that reports of natural disasters and human suffering can only hold our attentions for the short-term. Niger’s current food crisis, which has been festering since 2005, serves to remind us that once the…

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Niger: Food Crisis

Niger: Food Crisis

            It is all too often the case that reports of natural disasters and human suffering can only hold our attentions for the short-term. Niger’s current food crisis, which has been festering since 2005, serves…

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South Africa:  iSimangaliso Wetland Park receives USD9m

South Africa: iSimangaliso Wetland Park receives USD9m

The World Bank Group and iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority have signed an agreement worth USD9m, approximately 66 million rand, to begin a conservation initiative that is expected to fuel economic growth in the country’s east coast. According to the CEO…

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