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The economic contraction projected for 2020 as a result of the pandemic would disproportionately affect the poor and vulnerable, small and informal businesses, and small-scale agricultural producers
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COVID-19 could prove “disastrous” for Zimbabwe, UNDP study finds

Targeted measures and a crackdown on illicit financial flows will help
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By UNDP
Only a united Africa can defeat COVID-19
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Only a united Africa can defeat COVID-19

Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
A nurse receives training on equipment donated by UNDP Eritrea
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Everyone deserves quality healthcare, not just the rich

-Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
coronavirus

UNDP working to help African countries recover from COVID-19

-Ahunna Eziakonwa, director of UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
Children of the Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development, Somalia
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Future of Somalia depends on empowering youth

UNDP releases 2012 Somalia Human Development Report
Examining high-quality corn for future cultivation in Cameroon
Web Feature

Africa’s economy grows, but many stomachs are empty

Africa Human Development Report stirs debate on food security
Ending conflict

Can ‘peace radio’ survive in peacetime?

As UN missions end, the future of viable independent stations remains uncertain
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After war, creating jobs for peace

Unemployment challenges stability in Liberia, Sierra Leone
Cover Story

Mining to profit Africa’s people

Governments bargain for “fair deals” that enhance development
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Does financing benefit African women?

New initiatives to track the gender impact of development funds
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Banking on African women

Loan guarantees and private partners improve access
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Closing Ghana’s national poverty gap

North-south disparities challenge attainment of Millennium Development Goals
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Women in North Africa secure more rights

Despite hurdles, notable legal, political and social progress
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Japan summit promotes ‘vibrant Africa’

More Asian support pledged for anti-poverty Millennium Goals
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Africa seeks fair share of ‘green’ cash

Most climate change projects bypass continent
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Fighting African poverty, village by village

Innovative project in Ghana focuses on achieving Millennium goals
Cover Story

Women struggle to secure land rights

Hard fight for access and decision-making power
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Building a state for the Congolese people

Beyond peace and elections, fundamental reforms are essential
Cover Story

Bringing water to Africa’s poor

Expanded access requires more funds, efficiency and capacity
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Broadcasting peace: radio a tool for recovery

Unbiased information empowers communities after conflicts
Cover Story

Climate change: Africa gets ready

Planning how to deal with higher temperatures, shifting weather
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Africa a priority for new UN head

Ban Ki-moon sets African issues high on the global agenda
NEPAD in action

Water betters lives in Tanzania

Access to clean water critical to NEPAD development goals
Cover Story

Conflict resources: from ‘curse’ to blessing

Transforming an African war risk into a peace asset
NEPAD in action

Solar power: cheap energy source for Africa

NEPAD seeks to boost electricity supply in remote rural areas
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Combating inequality in Africa

Lessen inequities to reduce poverty and reach MDGs, says UN
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Tapping women’s entrepreneurship in Ghana

Access to credit, technology vital for breaking into manufacturing
Cover Story

Reintegration of ex-combatants

When war ends: transforming Africa’s fighters into builders
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Giant step for Kenya’s schools

Progress for both boys and girls towards Millennium education goal
Health Campaign