Category Archives: Food

Integrate urbanization in development plans, ECA’s Vera Songwe urges African governments

Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Ms. Vera Songwe, on Wednesday urged African governments to strategically integrate urbanization in their national development plans if they are to unleash the potential of urbanization for growth …

MOROCCO TO CONVEY AFRICA’S VIEWS ON COMBATING EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AT COP23

BONN, Africa has delegated Morocco to convey to the Fijian presidency of the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the continent’s positions on efforts to combat …

Dividend or Disaster: UNICEF’s new report into population growth in Africa

The projected expansion in Africa’s child population will necessitate an increase of more than 11 million skilled education and health personnel by 2030, if it is to keep pace with the continent’s unprecedented demographic transition, …

Not So Cold Duck? Man Keeps Looking for Bird Thought Extinct

WASHINGTON Hope is the thing with feathers, poet Emily Dickinson wrote. For Richard Thorns, the feathers are pink.

Thorns’ hope? To prove that a colorful duck is not extinct. This week, he launches a seventh …

13 Killed in Nigeria Suicide Bombing

A suicide bomber has killed 13 other people in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday.

The Sunday evening attack also injured five people. Two subsequent suicide bombings injured more than a dozen …