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Africa Renewal: December 2014

Cover Story

Girls in Voinjama, Liberia, look at a poster that displays information on Ebola.   Photo: UNICEF/Liberia/Jallanzo

Ebola: A wake-up call for leaders

Disease exposes the weaknesses of neglected healthcare systems

Also

Trainee midwives demonstrating the childbirth process using a birth simulator in Kampala, Uganda.  Photo: UNFPA/Evelyn Kiapi

Improving maternal health in Africa

Despite progress in some countries, many women and babies still die during childbirth in Africa
An artist’s impression of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.   Photo: www.grandmillenniumdam.net

Financing Africa’s massive projects

and Busani Bafana
Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries
An artist’s impression of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.   Photo: www.grandmillenniumdam.net

Financing Africa’s massive projects

and Busani Bafana
Innovative bankrolling gains popularity and raises high hopes among key countries
Workers lay rails at a train station outside Niamey, Niger.  Photo: Ado Youssouf

West Africa: New railway network aims to boost inter-regional trade

Rail to link Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and Togo
The Shining Century Textile company in Maseru, Lesotho.  Photo: World Bank/John Hogg

AGOA: The US–Africa trade dilemma

Has the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act run its course?
A woman drawing water from a man-made pond in drought-stricken Somali.  Photo: UNDP Somalia

African leaders laud Climate Summit

New initiatives to address agriculture and renewable energy agreed upon
Young female student in Monrovia, Liberia.  Photo: UNMIL/Christopher Herwig

Sustainable Development Goals: New targets hold promise for Africa

MDGs come to an end in 2015 as the new goals come into effect

Ebola

A volunteer disinfecting the hospital of Tahouay in Conakry, Guinea.  Photo: Afreecom/Idrissa Soumaré

Ebola: Fighting a deadly virus

Weak national healthcare systems and few medical staff struggle to cope
Women harvesting rice in Carysburg, Liberia.  Photo: Panos/Aubrey Wade

Ebola disruption could spark new food crisis

Food prices skyrocket as farmers abandon farms
Vendors struggle with plummeting sales and rising cost of transporting goods to the market in West Point in Monrovia, Liberia, after the Ebola outbreak and quarantine took effect in the country.  Photo: UNDP/ Morgana Wingard

Ebola threatens economic gains in affected countries

Foreign workers return home, citing contagion fears

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