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Citizens fetching water from a community borehole in Chad. Photo: UNDP / Jean D. Hakuzimana

Strengthening bonds in the Sahel

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: August - November 2018

Confronting insecurity, joblessness, injustice and inequity could transform the region
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Confronting insecurity, joblessness, injustice and inequity could transform the region
Citizens fetching water from a community borehole in Chad. Photo: UNDP / Jean D. Hakuzimana
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Citizens fetching water from a community borehole in Chad. Photo: UNDP / Jean D. Hakuzimana
A Tanzanian woman walks to the market as a petrol lorry passes by. Photo: Alamy /Wietse Michiels Travel Stock

Combating Africa’s inequalities

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By: Ernest Harsch

Obscene disparities: new UNDP study highlights chasm between rich and poor
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Obscene disparities: new UNDP study highlights chasm between rich and poor
A Tanzanian woman walks to the market as a petrol lorry passes by. Photo: Alamy /Wietse Michiels Travel Stock
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A Tanzanian woman walks to the market as a petrol lorry passes by. Photo: Alamy /Wietse Michiels Travel Stock
Dried-up riverbed outside Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo: UN Photo/Kay Muldoon

The new face of the Sahel

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: August - November 2017

Grassroots initiatives promote changes in livelihoods
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Grassroots initiatives promote changes in livelihoods
Dried-up riverbed outside Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo: UN Photo/Kay Muldoon
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Dried-up riverbed outside Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo: UN Photo/Kay Muldoon
Cotton farmers in Burkina Faso: World prices are depressed.  Photo : ©Jorgen Schytte

Making African integration a reality

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: September 2002

New strategies aim for public involvement, practical results
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New strategies aim for public involvement, practical results
Building more links among African countries is essential for the continent's economic progress.  Photo : ©United Nations
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Cotton farmers in Burkina Faso: World prices are depressed.  Photo : ©Jorgen Schytte
Another Africa is possible," declare African civil society groups gathered in Mali (see article "Another Africa is possible"). A strong desire for change is spurring new visions of Africa's political and economic future. Photo : ©Joan Baxter

African Union: a dream under construction

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2002

Planners of new continental organization ponder design, encounter scepticism
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Planners of new continental organization ponder design, encounter scepticism
Another Africa is possible," declare African civil society groups gathered in Mali (see article "Another Africa is possible"). A strong desire for change is spurring new visions of Africa's political and economic future. Photo : ©Joan Baxter
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Another Africa is possible," declare African civil society groups gathered in Mali (see article "Another Africa is possible"). A strong desire for change is spurring new visions of Africa's political and economic future. Photo : ©Joan Baxter
Child sitting amidst sacks of relief grain in Lesotho: Emergency aid is vital, but “just shipping in food is not enough,” says UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan: Poverty and other causes of famine must also be addressed.  Photograph: WFP / R. Lee

Famine spreads across Africa

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: February 2003

With 38 million facing starvation, “business as usual will not do”
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With 38 million facing starvation, “business as usual will not do”
Child sitting amidst sacks of relief grain in Lesotho: Emergency aid is vital, but “just shipping in food is not enough,” says UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan: Poverty and other causes of famine must also be addressed.  Photograph: WFP / R. Lee
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Child sitting amidst sacks of relief grain in Lesotho: Emergency aid is vital, but “just shipping in food is not enough,” says UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan: Poverty and other causes of famine must also be addressed.  Photograph: WFP / R. Lee
Un cultivateur de Nerica en Guinée : le Nerica a un rendement de 2 à 3 fois plus élevé que les variétés courantes de riz. Photo: © PNUD Choices / Sadio Barry

Farmers embrace African 'miracle' rice

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2004

High-yielding 'Nerica' varieties to combat hunger and rural poverty
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High-yielding 'Nerica' varieties to combat hunger and rural poverty
Un cultivateur de Nerica en Guinée : le Nerica a un rendement de 2 à 3 fois plus élevé que les variétés courantes de riz. Photo: © PNUD Choices / Sadio Barry
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Un cultivateur de Nerica en Guinée : le Nerica a un rendement de 2 à 3 fois plus élevé que les variétés courantes de riz. Photo: © PNUD Choices / Sadio Barry
Le Président du Brésil, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, à la fin de sa visite en Afrique avec le Président de l'Afrique du Sud, Thabo Mbeki.  Photo: © Getty Images / AFP / Alexander Joe

Brazil repaying its 'debt' to Africa

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2004

President's tour of Southern Africa strengthens South-South ties
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President's tour of Southern Africa strengthens South-South ties
Le Président du Brésil, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, à la fin de sa visite en Afrique avec le Président de l'Afrique du Sud, Thabo Mbeki.  Photo: © Getty Images / AFP / Alexander Joe
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Le Président du Brésil, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, à la fin de sa visite en Afrique avec le Président de l'Afrique du Sud, Thabo Mbeki.  Photo: © Getty Images / AFP / Alexander Joe
Secretary-General lays a wreath at a genocide site in Mwurire, Rwanda, during a 1998 visit.  Photo : ©United Nations / DPI

The world reflects on Rwanda genocide

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2004

Annan urges action to prevent future tragedies
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Annan urges action to prevent future tragedies
Secretary-General lays a wreath at a genocide site in Mwurire, Rwanda, during a 1998 visit.  Photo : ©United Nations / DPI
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Secretary-General lays a wreath at a genocide site in Mwurire, Rwanda, during a 1998 visit.  Photo : ©United Nations / DPI
Indian technicians explain manufacturing process to African participants in an Ethiopian workshop.  Photo : ©UNDP / I. Rajeswary

Africa and Asia forge stronger alliances

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2004

Expanding cooperation in trade, investment and technical assistance
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Expanding cooperation in trade, investment and technical assistance
Indian technicians explain manufacturing process to African participants in an Ethiopian workshop.  Photo : ©UNDP / I. Rajeswary
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Indian technicians explain manufacturing process to African participants in an Ethiopian workshop.  Photo : ©UNDP / I. Rajeswary
A building under construction in Ouagadougou. Photo: Ernest Harsch

A new Burkina Faso in the making

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2016

A new agenda of democractic and economic changes
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A new agenda of democractic and economic changes
A building under construction in Ouagadougou. Photo: Ernest Harsch
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A building under construction in Ouagadougou. Photo: Ernest Harsch

The world reflects on Rwanda genocide

Term ID: 6
By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2004

Annan urges action to prevent future tragedies
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Annan urges action to prevent future tragedies
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Africa and Asia forge stronger alliances

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2004

Expanding cooperation in trade, investment and technical assistance
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South Africa marks a decade of freedom

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: July 2004

Progress in many areas, but legacy of inequality runs deep
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Progress in many areas, but legacy of inequality runs deep
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UN seeking to avert a 'new Rwanda'

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: July 2004

Human rights, conflict prevention key to barring future genocides, says Annan
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Human rights, conflict prevention key to barring future genocides, says Annan
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Civil society engages African plan

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: October 2004

Despite criticisms, more grassroots groups want to work with NEPAD
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Despite criticisms, more grassroots groups want to work with NEPAD
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Investors start to eye Africa

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2005

Hurdles to productive foreign investment remain high
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Hurdles to productive foreign investment remain high
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Sexual violence, an 'invisible war crime'

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By: Nirit Ben-Ari

Africa Renewal: January 2005

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Sierra Leone Truth Commission condemns abuse, discrimination
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Sierra Leone Truth Commission condemns abuse, discrimination
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Sexual violence, an 'invisible war crime'

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By: Nirit Ben-Ari

Africa Renewal: January 2005

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Sierra Leone Truth Commission condemns abuse, discrimination
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Sierra Leone Truth Commission condemns abuse, discrimination
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Fighting African poverty, village by village

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By: Ernest Harsch

In Ghana, agriculture is central to project focused on achieving Millennium Development Goals
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In Ghana, agriculture is central to project focused on achieving Millennium Development Goals
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After Africa’s wars, a ‘new day’ for building peace

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2013

UN's Judy Cheng-Hopkins on peacebuilding work in Africa
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UN's Judy Cheng-Hopkins on peacebuilding work in Africa
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Security reform key to protecting women

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By: Ernest Harsch

Training, recruitment and prosecutions can reduce violence
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Training, recruitment and prosecutions can reduce violence
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Building peace from the ground up

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: August 2012

Key roles for civil society in keeping violence at bay
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Key roles for civil society in keeping violence at bay
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Community radio gives voice to shack dwellers

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2012

With new outlet, Korogocho residents push for reforms
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With new outlet, Korogocho residents push for reforms
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‘Arab Spring’ stirs African hopes and anxieties

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: August 2011

Will popular upsurge in the north help spur reform south of the Sahara?
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Will popular upsurge in the north help spur reform south of the Sahara?
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Investing in Africa's farms — and its future

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2011

NEPAD encourages more spending on agricultural production
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NEPAD encourages more spending on agricultural production
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Securing lasting peace in Africa

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: December 2010

Modest progress in overcoming conflicts, but challenges persist
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Modest progress in overcoming conflicts, but challenges persist
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Weighing a half century of independence

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: August 2010

Beyond ‘heady days’ and sobering reality lies great untapped potential
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Beyond ‘heady days’ and sobering reality lies great untapped potential
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Africans extend solidarity to Haiti

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2010

Money, food and medicines from “mother Africa” to her diaspora
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Money, food and medicines from “mother Africa” to her diaspora
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Africa defends democratic rule

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2010

“Zero tolerance” for coups, constitutional violations
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“Zero tolerance” for coups, constitutional violations
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Security reform key to protecting women

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2010

Training, recruitment and prosecutions can reduce violence
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Training, recruitment and prosecutions can reduce violence
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Delivering on Africa’s development

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2010

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Climate deal: hard work lies ahead

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2010

Africans press strong case at Copenhagen talks
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Africans press strong case at Copenhagen talks
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Africa looks beyond ‘war on terror’

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: October 2009

For long-term solutions rooted in development, human rights
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For long-term solutions rooted in development, human rights
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Africa sharpens its voice on climate

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: October 2009

Leaders forging a common position for climate change talks
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Leaders forging a common position for climate change talks
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Debt relief for post-war rebuilding

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: July 2009

Liberia scores big, but the Congo and Côte d’Ivoire are still waiting
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Liberia scores big, but the Congo and Côte d’Ivoire are still waiting
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Setting foreign fighters on the road home

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: July 2009

Repatriation of ex-combatants vital to securing regional peace
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Repatriation of ex-combatants vital to securing regional peace
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Reforming Africa’s security forces

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2009

For armies and police that protect citizens, not abuse them
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For armies and police that protect citizens, not abuse them
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Africa braces for global shockwaves

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2009

Growth slows, but Africa’s economies are now more resilient
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Growth slows, but Africa’s economies are now more resilient
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Out of crisis, opportunity?

Term ID: 6
By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2009

Africa seeks a voice in global financial management
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Africa seeks a voice in global financial management
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Closing Ghana’s national poverty gap

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: October 2008

North-south disparities challenge attainment of Millennium Development Goals
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North-south disparities challenge attainment of Millennium Development Goals
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Price protests expose state faults

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: July 2008

Rioting and repression reflect problems of African governance
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Rioting and repression reflect problems of African governance
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Fighting African poverty, village by village

Term ID: 6
By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: July 2008

Innovative project in Ghana focuses on achieving Millennium goals
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Innovative project in Ghana focuses on achieving Millennium goals
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Safeguarding children from armed conflict

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2008

Progress in a few countries, but victimization still widespread
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Progress in a few countries, but victimization still widespread
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AIDS deaths are declining, reports UN

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2008

But new data show that epidemic remains huge in Africa
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But new data show that epidemic remains huge in Africa
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Building a state for the Congolese people

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2008

Beyond peace and elections, fundamental reforms are essential
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Beyond peace and elections, fundamental reforms are essential
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Linking disarmament with justice

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: October 2007

chieving peace should not mean ignoring past atrocities
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chieving peace should not mean ignoring past atrocities
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Pact to end use of children in war

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2007

States vow to ‘spare no effort’ in freeing child soldiers
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States vow to ‘spare no effort’ in freeing child soldiers
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Africa a priority for new UN head

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2007

Ban Ki-moon sets African issues high on the global agenda
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Ban Ki-moon sets African issues high on the global agenda
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Conflict resources: from ‘curse’ to blessing

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2007

Transforming an African war risk into a peace asset
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Transforming an African war risk into a peace asset
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Darfur facing even greater horror

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: October 2006

With Sudan crisis sharpening, UN sees no time for “half measures”
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With Sudan crisis sharpening, UN sees no time for “half measures”
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Ghana takes African governance exam

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: October 2006

“Peer review” highlights progress, need for more reforms
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“Peer review” highlights progress, need for more reforms
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Combating inequality in Africa

Term ID: 6
By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: July 2006

Lessen inequities to reduce poverty and reach MDGs, says UN
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Lessen inequities to reduce poverty and reach MDGs, says UN
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African AIDS battle at a crossroads

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: July 2006

Progress in a few countries, but huge effort remains
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Progress in a few countries, but huge effort remains
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Preventing genocide: from rhetoric to action

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2006

UN Special Adviser urges firm measures against Darfur slaughter
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UN Special Adviser urges firm measures against Darfur slaughter
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Seeking peace with justice in Uganda

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2006

International charges filed against northern rebel leaders
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International charges filed against northern rebel leaders
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Liberian woman breaks the ‘glass ceiling’

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: January 2006

Ambitious agenda for President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
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Ambitious agenda for President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
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Reintegration of ex-combatants

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: October 2005

When war ends: transforming Africa’s fighters into builders
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When war ends: transforming Africa’s fighters into builders
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Women: Africa's ignored combatants

Term ID: 6
By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: October 2005

Gradual progress towards a greater role in DDR
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Gradual progress towards a greater role in DDR
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Focusing aid on Africa’s own priorities

Term ID: 6
By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: July 2005

More financing for Millennium Development Goals, but still far to go
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More financing for Millennium Development Goals, but still far to go
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Peace pact raises hope in Senegal

Term ID: 6
By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2005

After 22 years, Casamance war is winding down
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After 22 years, Casamance war is winding down
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Combating Africa’s ‘silent tsunamis’

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By: Ernest Harsch

Africa Renewal: April 2005

Donor momentum builds for greater aid to the continent
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Donor momentum builds for greater aid to the continent
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