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Africa Renewal: December 2015

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World leaders listen to an address by Pope Francis on 25 September before adopting the SDGs at the United Nations headquarters, New York. Photo: UN/Cia Pak

Sustainable Development Goals are in sync with Africa’s priorities

Newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals could transform the continent

Sustainable Development Goals

Also

A rally in Lagos, Nigeria to mark 500 days of the abduction of Chibok girls. Photo: AMO/Ademola Akinlabi

Women, peace & security

15 years of implementing UN Security Council resolution 1325 in Africa
A factory in South Africa. AMO/ Graeme Williams

Towards a unified African market

Newly-signed tripartite free trade area to bring together EAC, COMESA & SADC blocs
The shrinking Gilgel Abbay River, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Photo: Panos/ Petterik Wiggers

African leaders pledge to fight for a deal on climate change

and Kingsley Ighobor
An opportunity to emphasize the link between climate and development
The shrinking Gilgel Abbay River, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Photo: Panos/ Petterik Wiggers

African leaders pledge to fight for a deal on climate change

and Kingsley Ighobor
An opportunity to emphasize the link between climate and development
The two laureates, Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal. Photo: UN/Rick Bajornas

Nelson Mandela Prize winners feted

A former Portuguese president and a Namibian eye surgeon are recognized for outstanding public service
By Bo Li
Ethiopia Commodity Exchange building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo: Africa Renewal/Masimba Tafirenyika

Ethiopia: fixing agriculture

A no-nonsense agency works to remove bottlenecks

MDGs and beyond

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is guided through Mbalmayo, Cameroon, a town where residents are engaged in several projects to further the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

MDGs: An assessment of Africa’s progress

and Juliet Wasswa-Mugambwa
Was development goals’ yardstick unfair to Africa?
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is guided through Mbalmayo, Cameroon, a town where residents are engaged in several projects to further the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

MDGs: An assessment of Africa’s progress

and Juliet Wasswa-Mugambwa
Was development goals’ yardstick unfair to Africa?
A slum in Kibera, Kenya. Poverty remains a challenge in Africa. Photo: AMO/Colin Walker

Sub-Saharan Africa lags behind

MDG 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
First day at school at the JP Brand School in Utuseb, Namibia. Photo: AMO/Graeme Williams

More students in school but still not all

MDG 2: Achieve universal primary education
Ethiopian women in a skills training workshop. Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe

Closing Africa’s ‘elusive’ gender gap

MDG 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Maternity ward at the King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban, South Africa. Photo: AMO/John Robinson

A glass half-empty, yet half-full

MDG 4: Reduce child mortality
An expectant mother. Photo: AMO/ Nikki Rixon

Lack of resources affecting interventions

MDG 5: Mixed results in maternal health goals across Africa
A woman has her blood taken for a test at a clinic in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: Panos/ Giacomo Pirozzi

New cases drop, but numbers still high

MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB and other diseases
Logged plantation in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Photo: AMO/David Larsen

Light at the end of the tunnel

and Robert Mgendi
MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Logged plantation in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Photo: AMO/David Larsen

Light at the end of the tunnel

and Robert Mgendi
MDG 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Together in a stronger partnership. Photo: UNDP

How did partnerships work for Africa?

MDG 8: Global Partnership for Development
Health Campaign