Africa: World Bank to Invest $5bn in 11 Countries

Africa: World Bank to Invest $5bn in 11 Countries

WASHINGTON, DC, 13 January 2021 – The World Bank Group (WBG) will invest $5 billion in 11 African countries over the next five years in support of climate resilient development. Under the investment, the WBG will improve livelihoods, agricultural productivity...
Agriculture: Worst Desert Locusts Invasion in 25 Years

Agriculture: Worst Desert Locusts Invasion in 25 Years

NAIROBI, 14 November 2020 – Farmers across East Africa have been hit with what the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) calls the worst outbreak of desert locusts in a quarter of a century. Food shortages are a new and life-threatening reality to...
Angola: Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Protests

Angola: Police Fire Tear Gas to Disperse Protests

LUANDA, 12 November 2020 – Police in the Angolan capital, Luanda, fired tear gas Thursday to disperse what the authorities called illegal protests. Mostly young men and women took part in the protests called to decry high unemployment, sharp rises in the costs of...
Agriculture: Food Insecurity and Famine Alarm Bells

Agriculture: Food Insecurity and Famine Alarm Bells

ROME, 10 November 2020 – Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, South Sudan and Burkina Faso are under threat of severe food insecurity that could force them to face famine within three to six months, the United Nations warned over the weekend. “We are at a...
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