Tag Archives: Africa

‘Great Green Wall’ Initiative to Combat Climate Change in Africa

New York, N.Y. At the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 22) under way in Marrakech, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) participated in the launch of a ground breaking map of restoration opportunities to combat climate change in Africa, an area being called the ‘Great Green Wall.’ A farmer transporting hay to Tera weekly market, […]

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News in Brief 15 November 2016 (AM) – Geneva

New York, N.Y. The Central African Republic’s recovery is continuing slowly, but the country remains one of the most dangerous places on earth for children, UNICEF has announced. Latest data from the UN agency indicates that ongoing insecurity – including renewed violence in October – has left 850,000 people either displaced within the country or refugees beyond […]

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U.N. – African Partnership to Foster Jobs for African Rural Youth

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has partnered with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to generate job and business opportunities for young people in rural Benin, Cameroon, Malawi, and Niger, thanks to a $4 million grant from the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund. Women at work preparing the field for […]

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From Challenge Grants to P.R.: Many Facets of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y.  When my mother passed away in 2001, I was inspired to create Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) that went on to help vulnerable children in Africa, Asia and the Americas. My father’s death in 2007 provided the impetus to create a foundation embracing arts, education and orphan care with an emphasis on supporting young global […]

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Ugandan-Indian Filmmaker Mira Nair – Brilliant Thought Leader

New York, N.Y. I braved freezing weather recently to hear Mira Nair speak at the President’s Forum at the Upper East Side’s Asia Society (video).  It crossed my mind that I could write a story on her work. I failed to grasp her work – as both a humanitarian and a filmmaker – was so vast it […]

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Stirs Concern in Africa

Dakar, Senegal The number of new malaria cases in Africa fell 42 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to the World Health Organization. The drop was due in large part to insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor spraying and better access to effective treatments. But this progress could be derailed by a new wave of drug-resistant malaria that’s […]

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South Sudan ceasefire, U.N. Urges Safe Passage For Fleeing Civilians

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire,” while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is […]

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U.N. Agency Urges High Vigilance After H5N1 Outbreaks in Africa

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) altered Western and Central African governments to be vigilant, and to continue their raised surveillance and prevention efforts after H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks were recently confirmed in chicken farms in Cameroon.    For the first time since 2006, the H5N1 bird flu virus has […]

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