Poverty

By IAfrica
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May 13th, 2014
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Samson Muradzikwa Our Children, Our Future In  a 2013 report, the World Bank estimated that up to 400 million children under the age of 17 worldwide lived in extreme poverty, the majority in Asia and Africa.This is a staggering number and indicates the pervasive inequalities between and within countr...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 26th, 2014
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By William Easterly, Seattle Times SOMEHOW — probably my own fault — I have wound up on Bill Gates’ list of the world’s most misguided economists. Gates singled me out by name in his annual 2014 letter to his foundation as an “aid critic” spreading harmful myths about ineffective aid programs. I actu...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2014
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By Befekadu Beyene, After high school Zinash Kidanu* dreamt of a college education, but her dream went unfulfilled until a job selling condoms changed her life. Being a member of a low-income family means life can be challenging. For Zinash, it meant her family couldn’t afford the cost of her c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 6th, 2013
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The Rivers Government is removing beggars and destitute people from streets in the state and sending them back to their state of origin. This is in a bid to rid the state of such people as they were constituting nuisance in the state. This announcement was made by Stella Toby, the Permanent Secretary...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2013
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By Binyam Shimelis The population of Ethiopia, according to the Central Statistical Authority, is over 80 million, making the country the second most populous country in Africa. Around 80% of the population is living in rural areas depending on small-scale rain-fed agriculture for its livelihood. Wit...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jan 16th, 2013
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By Abdul-Rahman Abubakar, Daily Trust The World Bank has praised economic policies of the present administration declaring that it has led to slight reduction in the country’s poverty index from 48 to 46 percent. Speaking when he visited President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday, World Bank’s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 31st, 2012
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Belachew Gujubo Dear Ato Abebe Gebrehiwet, From Los Angeles area really I liked your article and your feeling concerning the Hedase Dam on Nile R. I absolutely agree with you and others who are being aligned them in this optimist view. Ethiopia’s position is very clear, it is not targeted to affect a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 30th, 2012
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By Jerome Mwanda, IDN Some 19 million people in West Africa’s Sahel region are living with the threat of hunger and malnutrition, though the potential to increase agricultural production in Africa is enormous. Poor people in the slums of Nairobi pay more for their maize, rice, and other staple food t...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 16th, 2012
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by Teshome Debalke The truth hurts but, somebody must tell it No wonders many African countries in general and Ethiopia in particular is the center of gravity when it comes to charity. She became the symbol of a damping ground for every conceivable financial and material charity, thanks to Woyane and...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 25th, 2012
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Unfreedom Day March – 27 April 2012   Friday is freedom day. This means that the time for annual lies to our democracy has come. The time to pretend that democracy and freedom came to everyone in 1994 has come. The time to escort tender entrepreneurs, their families and friends to the big stadiu...