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WHO donates 853 motorcycles to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated 853 motorcycles to the Nigerian government to improve disease surveillance in the country.

By Ayodamola Owoseye 10 hours ago

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Scientists are breeding super-nutritious crops to help solve global hunger

An incredible 155 million children around the world are chronically undernourished, despite dramatic improvements in recent decades. In view of this, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals include Zero Hunger. But what do we understand by world hunger?

By Heather Ohly, Nicola Lowe 15 hours ago

Pernod Ricard halts use of plastic straws and stirrers
Pernod Ricard halts use of plastic straws and stirrers

Alcoholic drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, has joined the war on plastic by declaring that it will no longer use non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers in any part of its business. The Group has asked all its affiliates globally to ensure plastic is not used at any Pernod Ricard events in the future.

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International community must work together to achieve a sustainable, low-carbon livestock industry

According to FAO, more than half the world's rural poor are livestock farmers and pastoralists. The livestock sector is a mainstay for food security and rural livelihoods and the international community must work together to make sure it achieves its potential contributions to sustainable development, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

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#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

How creating a water poverty map for all of Africa can help sound policies
How creating a water poverty map for all of Africa can help sound policies

African countries are behind the global curve when it comes to providing people with clean water and sanitation services. A joint monitoring report by the World Health Organisation and UNICEF shows that 89% of the world's population has access to clean water sources. In sub-Saharan Africa, the figure is 64%. Globally, 64% of people have access to decent sanitation services. But this is true for less than a third of sub-Saharan Africa's population.

By Hatem Jemmali 19 Jan 2018

Sisi vows to protect Egypt's water supply
Sisi vows to protect Egypt's water supply

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed on Monday, 15 January, to protect Egypt's water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam.

19 Jan 2018

Disabled people in Africa get a raw deal. What's been done to fix this
Disabled people in Africa get a raw deal. What's been done to fix this

The African Commission has drafted a new protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights that emphasises the importance of the right of people with disability to have equal recognition before the law. It also provides for a range of rights, including the right to education, personal liberty, political participation and the right to live in the community.

By Laura-Stella Enonchong 18 Jan 2018