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1 "Great Green Wall" Sprouting Across Africa
( Global Development )

Content by: South-South News

17 April 2013, New York, USA | Afaf Konja - 4,300 miles of trees are being planted across the African continent through the participation of 11 countries in a new project designed to counter desertification, spearheaded by African heads of State.

Created on 2013-04-17 04:00:00
2 Mongolians Help Fix Ambulances In South Sudan
( Global Development )

Photo: UN Photo

Content by: South-South News

3 October 2012, New York USA | Connor Schratz - In terms of language, geography, and culture, Mongolia and South Sudan are extraordinarily different. Today, however, both of these developing countries are working together to save lives in South Sudan by maintaining prev...

Created on 2012-10-03 19:39:00
3 'Magic Mushrooms' Helps Cancer Patients with Depression, Anxiety
( Health - VOA )

Content by: Voice of America

Psychedelic, “magic” mushrooms appear to significantly ease anxiety and depression among cancer patients, according to two small studies.

Created on 2016-12-01 16:43:07
4 "Hate unleashed" - Homophobia
( IRIN Video )
Created on 2014-12-02 17:08:16
5 2 Popular Messaging Apps Vulnerable to Hackers
( Science & Technology - VOA )

Content by: Voice of America

Those encrypted messaging apps you may have been using to avoid prying eyes had a major flaw that could have allowed access to hackers, according to a cybersecurity firm.

Created on 2017-03-15 15:35:48
6 A day to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s dedication to freedom, peace and equality
( UN Agencies and Other Departments )

Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Content by: South-South News

18 July 2013, New York, USA | Mathilde Guenegan -  Created on 2013-07-18 16:28:12

7 A First: Cambodian-born Candidates Face Off in US State Election
( USA - VOA )

Content by: Voice of America

For the first time in U.S. political history, two Cambodian-born candidates are facing off in a state legislative election.

Created on 2016-10-27 19:32:19
8 Addressing Autism in Africa
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

6 December 2016, New York, USA | South-South News — A symposium on “Autism in Africa: Life Saving Awareness Implementing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was held at UN Headquarters on December 6.

Created on 2016-12-06 21:48:33
9 Africa Day 2017 Focuses on Preventing Crises
( UN Main Bodies )

Content by: South-South News

26 May 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — UN Secretary-General António Guterres marked Africa Day 2017 saying, “All of humanity will benefit by listening, learning and working with the people of Africa. It starts with prevention. Our world needs to move from managing crises to preventing them in the first place. We need to break...

Created on 2017-05-26 17:51:18
10 Africa: Bubble Desalination Latest Effort to Boost Crop Growth
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

Researchers in Australia are seeking to build a prototype 'Bubble-Greenhouse' that could provide remote, arid places with a low-tech, low-maintenance way to turn salt water into fresh water to grow food.

Created on 2015-07-28 09:29:54
11 Africa: How Drones Can Deliver Tangible Benefits to Ordinary People
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

By Thomas Snitch, University of Maryland

They are called unmanned aerial vehicles but are better known as drones. These are small aerial vehicles with fixed wings or small rotors, are usually powered with batteries, and equipped with a high resolution camera.

Created on 2015-07-23 20:00:01
12 Africa: IFC, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program Welcome Opic's $100 Million Commitment Million to Enable 100,000 Women to Access Capital
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

Nairobi, Kenya — In remarks made during the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, President Barack Obama announced that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government's development finance institution, plans to join Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and Internationa...

Created on 2015-07-31 13:33:49
13 Africa: On Trade, Here's What the President Signed into Law:
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

By Greg Nelson

Congress passed two bills that will help rewrite the rules for our trade policy: Trade Promotion Authority and the Trade Preferences Extension Act, which includes Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Created on 2015-07-23 15:31:59
14 Africa: The Next Steps: A Post-AGOA Passage Discussion
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

By Stephen Lande & Dennis Matanda

On June 25, 2015, after what were years of advocacy, the House of Representatives and Senate voted overwhelmingly to reauthorize AGOA, sending the legislation to President Obama; guaranteeing the long-term extension of America’s flag...

Created on 2015-07-28 18:22:48
15 Africa: Why Local Content in Extractive Sector Won't Work Without Home Grown Human Capital
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

By Akanimo Odon, Lancaster University

For over 30 years many African countries have been exploring their natural resources, whether oil, gas or minerals. In the last ten years many more have joined the natural resource exploitation club.

Created on 2015-07-29 14:23:49
16 Africa: Women Suppliers Drive Profits
( AllAfrica News )

Content by: AllAfrica

The UN Global Compact and UN Women announced last month that 1,000 companies have signed up to their Women's empowerment principles. These seven principles, launched in 2010 with 39 companies, require businesses to take steps to advance gender equality throughout their operations.

Created on 2015-07-29 10:20:01
17 African Cities Some of the World's Most Dynamic
( UN Reports )

Report by: UN-Habitat

4 August 2014, New York, USA | South-South News - Africa is one of the world's most dynamic continents, constantly growing and evolving, with some of the most dramatic transformations ...

Created on 2014-08-04 20:38:43
18 African Countries Urged to Invest More in Health Systems
( All Regions - VOA )

Content by: Voice of America


The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on African countries to invest more in strengthening their health systems. WHO Director for the Africa region, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti says the 2015 Global Strategy for Women’...

Created on 2015-05-08 12:45:06
19 Against Ebola, Battling Myths and Urban Proximity is Half the Struggle
( Global Development )

Content by: South-South News

15 October 2014, New York, USA | Brendan Pastor - In the fight against Ebola, health officials are finding it particularly challenging to limit the virus's spread in areas of Africa that are densely populated and whose residents are accustomed to close proximity with one another.

Created on 2014-10-15 20:51:26
20 American Odysseys
( IRIN Video )
Created on 2015-04-15 16:14:12


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