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Jul 22, 2005  Niger: Background to Famine
    With a BBC film crew in Niger broadcasting images of starving children to the world, food aid shipments to the country are starting to pick up. But UN under secretary-general for humanitarian affairs Jan Egeland, who has repeatedly warned of neglected emergencies in African countries, told reporters that if donors had responded to earlier appeals, a child's life could have been saved for little more than a dollar a day. Now the estimated cost has risen to 80 times that, and for many it is too late.

Apr 27, 2004  Africa: Learning to Survive
    Universal primary education is "the single most effective preventive weapon against HIV/AIDS," says a new report by Oxfam International. But donor countries are failing to come up with even the minimal funds they have pledged to support African countries under an optimistically named "Fast Track Initiative" to expand education funding.

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

July 10, 2017  Africa/Global: Following the Money
June 19, 2017  Africa/Europe: Mediterranean Trajectories
May 17, 2017  Africa/Global: Whose Energy?
May   8, 2017  Africa: World Bank Financing Land Grabs
April 25, 2017  Africa/Global: Media Repression 2.0
April 17, 2017  Africa/Global: New Reports Show Massive Tax Losses

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