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Remittance rip-offs
22 April 2014 (IRIN ), All over the world migrant workers are sending money home to their families. The money pays hospital bills and school fees, buys land, builds houses and sets up small businesses. The cash goes from the US back to Mexico, from the Gulf back to India, from the UK back to Somalia, and from South Africa back to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99977/Remittance-rip-offs
Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment, poverty
10 February 2014 (IRIN ), Youth unemployment and underemployment are among the main barriers to development in West Africa, say experts. Not only does the exclusion of young people from the labour force perpetuate generational cycles of poverty, it also breaks down social cohesion and can be associated with higher levels of crime and violence among idle youth.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99620/Breaking-the-cycle-of-youth-unemployment-poverty
Helping Africa’s urban poor gain from modernization
4 February 2014 (IRIN ), Plans to reshape and modernize African cities, in part driven by investment, architecture and construction companies seeking new markets, could deepen existing social inequalities, according to recent research. But these development plans could also benefit the poor if governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens, argue analysts.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99590/Helping-Africa-s-urban-poor-gain-from-modernization
Life-saving hepatitis C drug approved, but cost is high
23 December 2013 (IRIN ), Following approvals in the US and Europe this month of a new drug to treat hepatitis C, activists are pushing for the medication to be made available in poor countries.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99381/Life-saving-hepatitis-C-drug-approved-but-cost-is-high
Is Africa ready for GM?
27 November 2013 (IRIN ), Even as food insecurity continues to afflict impoverished and disaster-affected populations around the continent, African policymakers and consumers remain deeply divided over the potential harms and benefits of genetically modified (GM) foods, which advocates say could greatly improve yields and nutrition.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99218/Is-Africa-ready-for-GM
Senegal on the frontline of the battle with Big Tobacco
19 November 2013 (IRIN ), Djité Sekou, 32, smokes as he passes his nights guarding one of the many high-rise apartment buildings in Dakar, Senegal. It has been eight years since his first cigarette - a Monte Carlo from Morocco - and when money is available he goes through 20 to 30 per day. It is an addiction that can cost him up to a quarter of his monthly income.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/99154/Senegal-on-the-frontline-of-the-battle-with-Big-Tobacco
Analysis: Untangling China's aid to Africa
17 September 2013 (IRIN ), This year, the two most powerful men on the globe, presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping, both embarked on Africa tours, pledging to increase aid and investment and work with the continent to improve development.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98771/Analysis-Untangling-China-s-aid-to-Africa
Analysis: Behind China’s aid structure
17 September 2013 (IRIN ), China’s role as an aid donor has been met with wariness, both from aid experts and recipients. Confusion over the nature of China’s aid arises because the country uses multiple ministries and agencies to give money, has different strategic priorities than traditional Western donors, and does not release detailed reports about how much aid it provides.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98772/Analysis-Behind-China-s-aid-structure
ARV treatments in Congo stop as supply chain interrupted
2 September 2013 (IRIN ), A human rights NGO based in the Congolese capital Brazzzaville has denounced the suspension of antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatments for thousands of HIV/AIDS patients in Congo.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98684/ARV-treatments-in-Congo-stop-as-supply-chain-interrupted
Rethinking mental health in Africa
2 September 2013 (IRIN ), As African countries strive to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 and plot a new development agenda thereafter, health experts are gathering evidence across the continent to make a case for a greater focus on its millions of mentally ill.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98680/Rethinking-mental-health-in-Africa
African governments still underfunding health
23 July 2013 (IRIN ), Twelve years after African governments pledged in the Abuja Declaration to allocate at least 15 percent of their annual budgets to healthcare by 2015, just six countries have met this goal.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98459/African-governments-still-underfunding-health
No consensus on implementation of cessation clause for Rwandan refugees
12 July 2013 (IRIN ), The future of tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees living in Africa remains uncertain nearly two weeks after the 30 June deadline recommended by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for the discontinuation of their refugee status.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98409/No-consensus-on-implementation-of-cessation-clause-for-Rwandan-refugees
Countering Africa’s green revolution
8 July 2013 (IRIN ), Civil society groups are taking on the policies of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which promotes the use of genetically modified (GM) crops and Green Revolution technologies.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98378/Countering-Africa-s-green-revolution
Digital jobs offer skills, promise to Africa's unemployed youth
28 May 2013 (IRIN ), Although Africa’s economy has expanded rapidly in recent years, it has not kept pace with the growth of its youth population or their need for jobs.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98114/Digital-jobs-offer-skills-promise-to-Africa-s-unemployed-youth
Call for oil revenues to improve living standards in Congo
15 May 2013 (IRIN ), Congo, which is heavily dependent on revenue from the oil industry, has been declared as “conforming to” a global standard that aims to ensure transparency of payments for natural resources; NGOs hope the announcement will improve the lives of the poor.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/98044/Call-for-oil-revenues-to-improve-living-standards-in-Congo
In Congo, thousands still homeless one year after munitions blasts
28 March 2013 (IRIN ), Thousands of people remain homeless in the Republic of Congo (ROC) one year after being displaced following a deadly munitions blast at an army barracks in the capital, Brazzaville. The 4 March 2012 blast, in the area of Mpila, east of the capital, left some 282 people dead and 2,300 others injured, according to officials.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97751/In-Congo-thousands-still-homeless-one-year-after-munitions-blasts
Cholera outbreak in Congo
15 March 2013 (IRIN ), An influx of migrants from the countryside into the Republic of Congo's second largest city, Pointe-Noire, is exacerbating a cholera outbreak that began in November 2012. The outbreak infected at least 389 and killed 10, according to the health ministry and local authorities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97661/Cholera-outbreak-in-Congo
In Congo, few pygmy women have access to reproductive health services
1 March 2013 (IRIN ), Indigenous women in the Republic of Congo, better known as pygmies - a minority group threatened with extinction - are virtually excluded from reproductive health services. They mostly give birth at home and are exposed to related health risks, according to a 2012 study conducted by the Ministry of Health with support from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97574/In-Congo-few-pygmy-women-have-access-to-reproductive-health-services
African migrants pay high prices to send money home
27 February 2013 (IRIN ), New data from the World Bank has revealed that African migrants pay more to send money home to their families than any other migrant group in the world.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97557/African-migrants-pay-high-prices-to-send-money-home
Maternal mortality down sharply in Congo
21 January 2013 (IRIN ), Improved maternal healthcare and better family planning programmes have led to a sharp decrease in the Republic of Congo’s maternal mortality rate over the past decade.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97300/Maternal-mortality-down-sharply-in-Congo

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