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UN: UK announces new aid for people facing famine in Horn of Africa

UNITED NATIONS— UK Development Minister Vicky Ford has announced a new £22.8 million package of aid for people affected by the worst drought in decades…

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UN launches first-ever International Finance Facility for Education

UNITED NATIONS— UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his special envoy for global education, Gordon Brown, launched a multi-billion-dollar International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd). With…

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Continued Global Population Growth Creates Challenges, Opportunities

The United Nation’s latest global population projection predicts there will be 8 billion people on the planet by November and that the population will gradually increase to 8.5 billion by 2050 and to more than 10 billion by 2080. That growth will come …

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Continued Global Population Growth Creates Challenges, Opportunities

The United Nation’s latest global population projection predicts there will be 8 billion people on the planet by November and that the population will gradually increase to 8.5 billion by 2050 and to more than 10 billion by 2080. That growth will come …

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Covid-19: Pandemic is ‘nowhere near over’, says WHO

GENEVA— Fresh waves of Covid-19 cases show that the pandemic is “nowhere near over”, the World Health Organization’s chief warned. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was worried that case numbers were continuing to rise, putting further pressure on str…

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Covid-19: Pandemic is ‘nowhere near over’, says WHO

GENEVA— Fresh waves of Covid-19 cases show that the pandemic is “nowhere near over”, the World Health Organization’s chief warned. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was worried that case numbers were continuing to rise, putting further pressure on str…

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UN: Thousands of Children Suffer Grave Abuses in War Zones

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations said Monday that thousands of children in war zones suffered grave abuses including rape, maiming and death last year, and that concerns are growing for children in new regions of conflict, including Ukraine.“The fac…

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UN: World Population to Reach 8 Billion on November 15

The world’s population is expected to reach 8 billion on November 15, the United Nations said Monday, with India replacing China as the world’s most populous country.The United Nations released its report, World Population Prospects 2022, on World Popu…

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Global Environment Facility approves $18 million to support FAO-led projects in Africa and Latin America

Rome– The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the decision of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to approve three FAO-led projects in five countries, totalling $18 million in funding.The three new projects – in…

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China Wins Battle of Perception Among Young Africans

If it’s a battle for hearts, minds – and wallets – then according to young Africans, China is outperforming the U.S. these days.A new survey by Johannesburg-based think tank The Ichikowitz Family Foundation, found this week that the vast majority of Af…

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