Women Pool Savings  to Invest in Cattle

Women Pool Savings to Invest in Cattle

For the women of a self-help group in Tuluroba, Kenya, the goal was simple: Use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell…

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Ethiopia Allows Refugees to Work

Ethiopia Allows Refugees to Work

Ethiopia has passed a law giving almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps, in a move praised for providing…

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Roving Cinema plays in Central Africa

Roving Cinema plays in Central Africa

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. About 200 villagers take…

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Uganda is World’s Most Active Nation

Uganda is World’s Most Active Nation

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS A report on physical inactivity across the globe found that Uganda is the world’s most active nation. The study, published in…

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Program Brings Education Improvements to Madagascar

Program Brings Education Improvements to Madagascar

WORLD BANK Madagascar’s public education spending fell in 2009 after a political crisis, putting thousands of children at risk of having to leave school. Others…

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South African Kids Learn to Code

South African Kids Learn to Code

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE It’s Wednesday, 2 p.m. sharp in the densely populated South African township of Ivory Park —time for about 60 11-year-olds to duel at…

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Report Says Africans Living Longer, Healthier

Report Says Africans Living Longer, Healthier

VOICE OF AMERICA The World Health Organization (WHO) says Africans are living longer and healthier lives. But the WHO warns that millions on the continent…

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Radio Campaign Saves Lives in Burkina Faso

Radio Campaign Saves Lives in Burkina Faso

REUTERS A radio campaign in Burkina Faso led to a significant rise in sick children getting medical attention and could prove to be one of the…

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Grandson Publishes Book About Mandela

Grandson Publishes Book About Mandela

VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An entire generation has been born since Nelson Mandela’s 1990 release from a South African prison, where he…

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Côte d’Ivoire Will Use Cocoa Waste for Power

Côte d’Ivoire Will Use Cocoa Waste for Power

REUTERS Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top cocoa producer, plans to build a 60- to 70-megawatt biomass power generation plant running on waste…

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