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Multi-talented recording artist Sami Yusuf has released his new single "Forgotten Promises" to help the UN World Food Programme (WFP) provide assistance to millions...

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Tourism has been a key driver of the economy in most countries across the globe. The industry remains a leading foreign exchange earner as...

South Africa: Nationalising of Local Mines – for the Public Good?

Cape Town — Nationalising South Africa's mines will not solve the country's economic problems and its massive unemployment rate of 26%. That is what the...

South Africa: Low-Income Citizens Enjoy Getting Into Hot Water

At the recent U.N. climate conference in Durban, the South African government promoted its solar water heating programme as a way to cut planet-warming...

UN: ‘In 10 Years, Nepad Has Achieved a Lot’

In July 2001, African leaders adopted the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the road map for the continent's development. The following year a resolution...

TECHNOLOGY: IRIN’s pick of the year 2011

NAIROBI, 29 December 2011 (IRIN) - Computers and mobile phones are already essential to humanitarian planning, and 2011 saw the growth of technology-based humanitarian...

Zimbabwe: ‘Mulling Ban On Raw Platinum Exports’

Zimbabwe plans to ban the export of raw minerals, including platinum, in the next five years to encourage local processing to maximise the resources'...

Kenya: Inflation Rate Eases From One Year Rally On Lower Food Prices

A slight drop in the prices of basic foodstuff and kerosene has slowed down the rate of inflation for the first time in 15...

Mozambique: New UN Initiative to Boost Crop Yields

A new United Nations initiative in Mozambique aimed at increasing the quality of seeds will help the African country capitalize on its arable land...

Malaria Scientist Does Groundbreaking Research

At the Malaria Forum hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in October, the latest findings on what is currently the most viable...

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