South Africa:There’s a New Way of Measuring Poverty in South Africa – Here’s How It Works

[The Conversation Africa] There’s more to understanding a country’s poverty levels than merely calculating how much or how little individuals earn. That’s why a method called the multidimensional poverty index was introduced globally in 2011.

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Africa:African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty

[allAfrica] Geneva -Gambia’s Vice President and Minister for Women’s Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, says trade has been a strategic tool for reducing poverty and has delivered incredible gains for the world economy, but it needs to be more fully optimized.

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Zimbabwe:Opposition MDC Alliance Ropes in Grace Mugabe

[The Herald] Former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe reportedly funded top National Patriotic Front (NPF) members to force a recall of NPF interim leader Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri (Retired) to pave way for her ascendency in the party, which is reportedly working to join the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance, it has emerged.

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Nigeria:Our Response to Claims By Police

[Office of Senator Bukola Saraki] Abuja -The attention of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has been drawn to a story circulating online and apparently derived from a Press Conference addressed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Moshood Jimoh, linking him (Saraki) to the Offa robbery.

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