Month: October 2016

Food Aid

A general definition of food aid is that it is the provision of food and related assistance to tackle hunger, either in emergency situations, or to help with deeper, longer term alleviation and achieve food security so that people don’t have to live in hunger or fear of starvation. It flows in the form of food or cash to purchase food in support of food assistance programs. Per the United Nations, there are still over 850 million starving people in the world today, so there is a lot of work still to be done in achieving food security if...

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Health workers take precautions as they deal with victims of chronic illness

A version of this post first appeared on the author’s personal blog. The views expressed are his own Despite Africa’s exponential economic growth and development over the past decade and additional support from the international donor community, progress towards many of the United Nations‘ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been slow. Greater gains have been made over the past 15 years. However Africa’s performance overall continues to lag on health indicators and with that result, the continent is off-track to meet all the MDGs. Recommended: In Pictures Millennium Development Goals: GLOBAL PROGRESS REPORT In addition, many challenges still face...

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The take-away from Western-based African Fashion Shows

African fashion is emerging on the world stage with a strong vibe and serious attention from global celebrities.  In the past few years, there has been a massive increase in the number of African fashion shows, and most of them are not held in Africa nations. In the United States, there is the Africa Fashion Week (New York) with the objectives of raising consciousness about African fashion/entertainment professionals in New York and the tristate area for African designers, see New York African Fashion Week. In the UK, African Fashion Week London (AFWL) celebrates London’s cultural legacy and the fusion...

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Ciara, Russell over the moon with news of a baby

  African-American pop star and hubby, Seattle’s Seahawk professional player Russell Smith announced their joy for a new baby that is on the way to increase their family. Ciara announced the happy news on Instagram few days ago.   Ciara announcement on Instagram that she is pregnant as she celebrated her birthday with her husband, Russell Smith came as no surprise given the fast speed with which their relationship took. She shared a photo with her husband and wrote; “On this special Birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family…… and I’m excited to finally share one...

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Sierra Leone’s players concern about support; say lack of support paralysis team’s future

Sierra Leone is a mineral-rich nation.  Despite many years of wars, the country has rebounded faster: serious governance is in place, and the economy has gained steam. With these milestones, the country’s national soccer team, the Leone Star, which last qualified in 1996, needed an away win against Ivory Coast in their final match of the qualifiers in September but managed only to a 1-1 draw. Nevertheless, several well-respected players and sports analysts say the lack of support is a key factor to the team’s poor performance. The lack of appropriate funding and the fact that the Sierra Leone...

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