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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Congo-Kinshasa:U.S. Keeping a Close Eye on Kabila and Election Plans

[allAfrica] The U.S. says it welcomes plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo to set up a special fund to manage all aid donations, said Elizabeth Jaffee,┬áSenior DRC Desk Officer Elizabeth Jaffee on the country’s humanitarian assistance and policy, on Wednesday.

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Congo-Kinshasa:Humanitarian Crisis Deepens As President Kabila Clings to Power

[Deutsche Welle] Aid experts say the number of Congolese in need of aid, including food, has doubled over the past year. President Joseph Kabila has refused to leave office despite an election mandate that expired at the end of 2016.

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Africa:Mobile App and Study Tours to Combat ‘Voracious’ Crop-Munching Pest

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Researchers looking to steal a march on a maize-eating pest that has infested millions of hectares of crops in Africa over the past two years are deploying an app as part of their efforts to combat it.

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Africa:AU Speaks on Odinga’s ‘Swearing-In’ Ceremony

[African Union] The Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely following the evolution of the political situation in Kenya. In this respect, he notes with concern the organization by the National Super Alliance (NASA) of a ceremony during which Mr.

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Africa:Leaders Urged to Renew Commitment to a Malaria-Free Africa

[African Union] Addis Ababa/Geneva -African nations must renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030, leaders heard today at a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.

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