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Country-focused Bulletins

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

October 13, 2020  Africa/Global: The Future's Not in Plastics
August 3, 2020  Africa/Global: Preventing the Next Pandemic
July 6, 2020  Africa/Global: Not Pessimism or Optimism but Possibilism
June 22, 2020  Africa/Global: Fossil Fuel Viability to Decline Sharply
June 8, 2020  Africa/Global: Thinking Post-Covid-19
May 25, 2020  Africa: Remote Learning with African Storybooks

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