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  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • Thousands of Boko Haram Refugees 'Stranded' in Chad

    CHAD, 2015/02/12 A lot of fled the killings by canoe and had no time to take anything with them as they paddled for their lives across Lake Chad. Presently thousands of Nigerians who escaped attacks by Boko Haram are stuck on some of the countless little islands that dot the lake and are in dire need of food, water, shelter and medical care. Unless these refugees can be located and moved to an established refugee camp at Baga Sola, 70km from the Nigerian border, "they are going to remain extremely vulnerable where they are," said Alice Armanni Sequi, chief of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Chad. A lot of of the islands are little additional than swampy marshes or sandbars. While some are inhabited, their residents have little to offer the refugees except their homes: Chad's Lake Region is one of the poorest parts of one of the poorest and least developed nations in the world. In some communities, the recent influx has additional than doubled the people.
  • Oxfam Study Finds Richest 1% Is Likely to Control Half of Global Wealth by 2016

    AFGHANISTAN, 2015/01/20 The richest 1 % are likely to control additional than half of the globe’s total wealth by next year, the charity Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday. The warning about deepening world inequality comes just as the world’s business elite prepare to meet this week at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 80 wealthiest people in the world all own $1.9 trillion, the statement found, nearly the same all shared by the 3.5 billion people who occupy the bottom half of the world’s gain scale. (Last year, it took 85 billionaires to equal that figure.) And the richest 1 % of the people, who number in the millions, control nearly half of the world’s total wealth, a share that is as well increasing.
  • Chad and foreign aid

    CHAD, 2013/09/22 On 17 September Germany made €8.2 million available for current humanitarian relief projects in Africa, conducted by United Nations (UN) organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Markus Loning, the German Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, stated: “Humanitarian assistance in Africa is presently additional significant than ever before and that humanitarian assistance alleviates the suffering of men, women and children who have been forced to leave their homes or otherwise affected by natural disasters or war. Though we may all have our attention fixed on Syria at this time, we must not forget the desperate circumstances of a lot of refugees in Africa.” Additional funding from Germany will go to the support of food aid supplied to Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, Kenya and Mali, by the World Food Programme (WPF). One significant player in this mix is Chad.
  • Inequality rises in resource rich countries in Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/21 Despite catalysing strong economic increase, the revenues taken from resources are widening the gap between rich and poor in a lot of African nations, the Africa Evolution Panel says.  While the continent’s 20 resource rich nations account for almost 80 % of its gross domestic product and per capita incomes have generally increased, these nations’ records on poverty reduction and human development are chequered, the APP says in its Africa Evolution Statement 2013. “Africa’s increase figures are real and there is nothing wrong with resource based increase in terms of taking off, but increase has got to be equitable,” Strive Masiyiwa, a member of the Panel and founder of Econet Wireless said.
  • China Funds Construction of House of Chadian Woman

    CHAD, 2012/12/09 The construction of the Home of Chadian Woman in the capital N'Djamena has begun with support from China, according to official sources. Chad's first lady Hinda Deby Itno and the Chinese ambassador to the African country, Hu Zhiqiang, on Friday laid the foundation stone for the Home of Chadian Woman, for which China provides a grant of 11 million U. S. dollars.