General News

Efforts underway to reduce “grey economy”

Efforts are underway to move more workers around the world out of the informal or so-called “grey economy”.

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Iraq facing humanitarian “catastrophe”

Iraq is facing a humanitarian “catastrophe” with ten million people expected to need aid by the end of 2015, the UN has warned.

An estimated 5.6 million people have already been displaced or affected by the ongoing violence between Government forces and the terrorist group ISIL.

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Communities respond to flooding in India

Women in north-east India have learnt how to protect their community and boost their livelihoods in the face of extreme weather events.

Flooding in Odisha state is a constant problem and can lead to health problems and disrupt cultivation.

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Development and reconciliation 20 years after Rwanda genocide

Two decades on from the genocide in which hundreds of thousands were slaughtered, the tiny East African state of Rwanda has been seeking a path to development and reconciliation.

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“50% chance” of Ebola returning to West Africa

The likelihood of the deadly Ebola virus re-emerging in West Africa has been put at around 50 per cent by the United Nations.

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Cameroon beset by Boko Haram “hit-and-run” violence

Separatist rebels Boko Haram from Nigeria are terrorising vulnerable Cameroonians and “regrouping” for fresh attacks, the UN’s resident humanitarian coordinator in Cameroon said on Wednesday.

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Malaria issue taken to Canadian and European parliamentarians

Political leadership is needed to fight malaria which continues to kill over half a million people worldwide, but mainly in Africa.

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Labour experts focus on boosting small businesses

Labour experts from around the world are spending the next two weeks focusing on how to boost the success of small and medium-sized enterprises or SMEs.

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“Arab Idol” joins call for a better future in Gaza

Mohammed Assaf might not be a household name in the West, but to millions of people in the Middle East, he’s a hero.

That’s because the 25-year-old singer risked everything when he escaped from Gaza to take part in Arab Idol, a, Egyptian TV talent show, which he ended up winning.

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Progress reported in cutting number of hungry people by half in Africa

Africa has made progress in cutting the number of hungry people, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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