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Millions of girls in Africa to gain access to family planning – UNFPA

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Eight African countries will get support to improve access to reproductive health education and services for millions of adolescent girls, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Friday.   Over the next three years, the agency will work with the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mozambique, … Continue reading

Half a million children face malnutrition in forgotten crisis in northern Nigeria

by Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than half a million children in northern Nigeria face severe malnutrition this year in a humanitarian crisis that has largely gone unnoticed because of ongoing conflict in the region, aid agencies say. Violent clashes between insurgents and Nigeria’s security forces in 11 northern states have forced thousands … Continue reading

Housework not homework for millions of children in Malala’s Pakistan

LAHORE, 26 July 2013 (IRIN) – Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the UN in New York calling for “free, compulsory education all over the world for every child” is a reminder that back in her home country several million children are out of school, exploited for their labour, and/or abused. The most recent annual … Continue reading

Five Influential Cultural and Social Trends from Rising Powers

Great post, pressed from: The Kula Ring Five Influential Cultural and Social Trends from Rising Powers.

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

School closures in northeastern Nigeria after killings

KANO, 8 July 2013 (IRIN) – The Yobe State authorities in northeastern Nigeria have closed all schools following the 6 July Boko Haram (BH) attack on a secondary school in Mamudo which killed 41 students and a teacher. “The closure is to allow the state government in collaboration with the Joint Security Task Force and … Continue reading