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African governments still underfunding health

NAIROBI, 23 July 2013 (IRIN) – Twelve years after African governments pledged in the Abuja Declaration to allocate at least 15 percent of their annual budgets to healthcare by 2015, just six countries have met this goal. Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Togo and Zambia have met the target, and five other countries are spending at … Continue reading

No consensus on implementation of cessation clause for Rwandan refugees

KAMPALA/JOHANNESBURG, 12 July 2013 (IRIN) – The future of tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees living in Africa remains uncertain nearly two weeks after the 30 June deadline recommended by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for the discontinuation of their refugee status. UNHCR has recommended countries invoke the “ceased circumstances” clause for Rwandans who fled … Continue reading

Oxfam-led campaign urges African states to spend more on agriculture

by Megan Rowling LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ten years after African leaders promised to spend at least 10 percent of their national budgets on agriculture, development and farmers’ groups have called on African governments to invest more and better in the sector, focusing on smallholders, women and livestock. In a statement on Wednesday, the … Continue reading

Malawi’s small-scale miners think big

MZIMBA, 1 July 2013 (IRIN) – Near the northern Malawian town of Mzimba there is a vast crater hewn by hand with rudimentary tools, where miners earn US$1.50 a day “cropping” rose quartz from dawn until dusk. They live for months at a time in makeshift camps built from branches and plastic sheeting, where water … Continue reading