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Africa 'short of 40m jobs by 2040' warning

Africa will face a shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040 if current trends continue, according to a new report by the Tony Blair Institute.

Huge increase in child malnutrition in Ethiopia's Doolo zone reported

An acute humanitarian emergency is unfolding in Ethiopia's Doolo region, as malnutrition reaches alarming levels, warns an international medical charity.
from MSF on Jun 27, 2017.

Brazil's President Temer charged with corruption

Brazilian prosecutors have filed corruption charges against President Michel Temer, a step toward possibly making him the country's first serving leader to face a criminal trial.
from Aljazeera on Jun 27, 2017.

Return Burma and Iraq to child soldier list, US urged

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should return Burma and Iraq to the US list of governments using child soldiers, says an international rights group.
from Human Rights Watch on Jun 27, 2017.

African Development Bank president wins World Food Prize

The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, is the winner of this year's $250,000 World Food Prize.
from Agriculture on Jun 26, 2017.

Congo president's daughter charged with corruption in France

Investigators have widened a probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso.
from RFI on Jun 26, 2017.

India announces 30 new smart cities and a City Liveability Index

A new batch of 30 smart cities has been announced by India's Ministry of Urban Development.
from Down to Earth on Jun 26, 2017.

Aquaculture blamed for mangrove depletion

Expanding aquaculture in South-East Asia over the last two decades has been the main driver of mangrove loss in the world, says a new study.
from SciDev.Net on Jun 26, 2017.

UN chief welcomes Sahel anti-terrorism force

The UN Secretary-General has welcomed deployment by Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger of a force to tackle terrorism and organised crime in the Sahel.
from UN on Jun 24, 2017.

This is the last day of Colombia’s FARC guerrillas, says President

While the disarmament of Colombia’s FARC rebels is not set to finish until next week, President Santos announced that “today” the FARC ceases to exist.
from Colombia Reports on Jun 23, 2017.
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