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Tanzania: Global leaders boosting Africa’s agriculture

Tanzania: Global leaders boosting Africa’s agriculture

African heads of state, ministers, private sector representatives, the international community and farmers gathered today at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)in Arusha, Tanzania, to identify concrete actions for transforming Africa’s agricultural sector.

AGRF 2012 is the global platform for the promotion of the private sector investment and policy support needed to increase agricultural productivity and income growth for the African agricultural sector.

As host of the forum, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania commented to forum attendees on Africa’s promising future.

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US $500 million to empower Africa’s youth

US $500 million to empower Africa’s youth

The MasterCard Foundation today announced the launch of the Scholars Program, a US$500m education initiative that will provide talented yet economically disadvantaged students from developing countries – particularly from Africa – with comprehensive support for secondary and university education. Over…

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Rotary to commit US $75m to end Polio

Rotary to commit US $75m to end Polio

A funding announcement is to be made today, during a special UN General Assembly session to rally support for global eradication of polio, plans to contribute US $75 million over three years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. It comes as…

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Can the Two Sudans Live in Peace?

Can the Two Sudans Live in Peace?

Can the Two Sudans Live in Peace?

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Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Plateau State

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Plateau State

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Plateau State

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Expanding SME financing in Africa

Expanding SME financing in Africa

Expanding SME financing in Africa

Since 2007, Investment Climate and Access to Finance teams of the World Bank Group with the support of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of Switzerland (SECO) have helped the government of Ghana implement reforms that expand access to credit for firms, especially Small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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