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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.
  • 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.
  • Human rights top priority - Guinea

    GUINEA, 2014/02/14 Government makes respect for human rights top priority - Guinea is engaged in a process of democratic transition that requires it to put issues of human rights at the heart of its socio-political priorities, Diaby Gassama Khalifa, Minister of Human Rights and Civil Liberties, told a press conference in Conakry on Wednesday. Mr. Diaby gave the assurance that this would become 'a livable reality' in the country, although the fight would be difficult and long. However, he added, that if citizens rejected all forms of bias, Guinea would from presently on succeed in taking up the challenge for the perfect establishment of the policy of law.
  • Elections: UN Security Council urges restraint in Guinea

    GUINEA, 2013/10/27 The UN Security Council on Friday urged Guineans to exercise restraint and calm as the Supreme Court certifies the results of the legislative elections held last month. Security Council statement as commending the Guinean people for their peaceful participation in the electoral process. Guinea's Country Independent Electoral Commission published the provisional results on 18 October, a move welcomed by Ban, and transmitted the results to the country's top court on 20 October where the ratification process is ongoing.
  • Guinea's Long-Awaited Parliamentary Elections Pass Peacefully

    GUINEA, 2013/10/02 This Saturday, an estimated five million Guineans cast their ballots to choose a new parliament in the country’s initial legislative elections since a 2008 coup. There were reports of missing voting cards, shortages of indelible ink, and polling stations opening late. A lot of waited for hours to vote, but amidst high security, proceedings remained calm. The independent national electoral commission (CENI by its French acronym) congratulated Guineans for the peaceful conduct of the process, while the Economic Community of West African States observer mission said they believed the elections \\\"were held in acceptable conditions of freedom and transparency\\\".
  • 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.