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The Unbearable Cost Of Drought In Africa

The Unbearable Cost Of Drought In Africa

By Baher Kamal IPS Contributing Writer ROME, Italy April 13, 2017 (IPS) — Nearly 50 percent of all emergency multi-lateral food assistance to Africa is due to natural disasters, with advancing droughts significantly threatening both livelihoods and economic growth, warns ...

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Microbes: New Weapon Against Agricultural Pests In Africa

Microbes: New Weapon Against Agricultural Pests In Africa

By Busani Bafana IPS Contributing Writer BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, April 10, 2017 (IPS) — Microscopic soil organisms could be an environmentally friendly way to control crop pests and diseases, and even protect agriculture against the impacts of climate change, a leading ...

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Jamaica Looking For Benefits From Financial Services Sector

Jamaica Looking For Benefits From Financial Services Sector

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 7, 2017 (CMC) – Jamaica says it stands to benefit, significantly, from the establishment of an international financial services centre. “The economic opportunities… cannot be overstated. Firstly, the government stands to gain increased revenue from fees generated ...

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UN Strengthens Kenya’s Resilience To Disaster

UN Strengthens Kenya’s Resilience To Disaster

By Miriam Gathigah IPS Contributing Writer NAIROBI, Kenya April 7, 2017 (IPS) — Kenya’s lack of capacity to cope with wide-scale disaster, has seen thousands of households continue to live precarious lives, especially in light of erratic and drastically changing ...

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US Diplomat Urges St. Lucia To Move On IMPACS Cases

US Diplomat Urges St. Lucia To Move On IMPACS Cases

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, April 6, 2017 (CMC) – The United States says, its relationship with St. Lucia could be further improved, if the island moves to resolve, quickly, the allegations of 12 unlawful killings by the police, during the period ...

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CARICOM Hails Relationship With European Union

CARICOM Hails Relationship With European Union

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, April 6, 2017 (CMC) – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) hailed its ongoing relationship with the European Union (EU) and said that it was looking forward to building on such a relationship. Guyana’s President, David Granger, who is also ...

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