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Extreme Poverty ‘To Fall Below 10%’: World Bank

Extreme Poverty ‘To Fall Below 10%’: World Bank

The World Bank has said that for the first time less than 10% of the world’s population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015. The bank said it was using a new income figure of $1.90 per day to define extreme poverty, up from $1.25. It forecasts the proportion of the […]

Iran Criticizes Saudi Arabia Over The Killing Of 717 People In A Stampede Near The Holy City Of Mecca

Iran Criticizes Saudi Arabia Over The Killing Of 717 People In A Stampede Near The Holy City Of Mecca

Iran has led growing criticism of Saudi Arabia after at least 717 people died and 863 were injured in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca on Thursday.Iran’s Supreme National Security Council accused the Saudis of “incompetence” and urged them to “take responsibility” for the deaths. Nigeria has dismissed remarks by the Saudi health […]

Africans Lead With The Highest Academic Achievements In The US Beating Asians

Africans Lead With The Highest Academic Achievements In The US Beating Asians

Africans have the highest educational attainment rates of any immigrant group in the United States with higher levels of completion than the stereotyped Asian American model minority. It is not only the first generation that does well, as estimates indicate that a highly disproportionate percentage of black students at elite universities are African or the […]

Africa Metro: Sub-Saharan Africa Gets Its First Metro

Africa Metro: Sub-Saharan Africa Gets Its First Metro

GETTING around African cities is famously stressful. Whether in Nairobi, Lagos or Johannesburg most journeys involve negotiating roads clogged with honking cars and choked with fumes.This is also true of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s fast-growing capital. But it is now possible to make at least some journeys there without braving the hectic streets. On September 21st, […]

Mauritanian-Sahrawi Solidarity Parliamentary Group Delegation On Visit to Saharawi Refugee Camps

Mauritanian-Sahrawi Solidarity Parliamentary Group Delegation On Visit to Saharawi Refugee Camps

A delegation consisting of members of Mauritanian-Sahrawi Solidarity Parliamentary Group arrived Monday in the Saharawi refugee camps. The delegation which includes members of various Mauritanian political parties, is headed by the Chairman of the Foreign and Defense Committee at the National Assembly of Mauritania, Mr. Habib Ould Adah, who is accompanied by the Secretary General […]

The Rapidly Developing African Economies Have Caught The Eye Of Investors

The Rapidly Developing African Economies Have Caught The Eye Of Investors

The rapidly developing economies of Africa have caught the eye of numerous property investors, according to the Knight Frank Report 2015. The continent is no longer viewed as a region of economic and industrial hardship, but as one of opportunity and potential prosperity. Following almost a century of commercial inertia, Africa’s economy began to accelerate […]

Third Summit of African Agency for Great Green Wall Begins in Nouakchott

Third Summit of African Agency for Great Green Wall Begins in Nouakchott

The Third Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Governments of the African Agency for the Green Wall began sittings Monday in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with participation of the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, and the Presidents of Mauritania, Chad, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and representatives of Niger, Ethiopia and Nigeria. The […]

Mauritanian Union of Progress Forces Voices Support to Saharawi Struggle

Mauritanian Union of Progress Forces Voices Support to Saharawi Struggle

The President of the Union of the Forces of Progress of Mauritanian, Dr. Mohamed Ould Mouloud, on Wednesday renewed his party’s firm support to the struggle of the Saharawi people, adding that this position is a continuation of historic tradition to stand for liberation issues in Africa and the world. In a meeting with the […]

More People Flee to Mauritania to Escape Insecurity in Northern Mali

More People Flee to Mauritania to Escape Insecurity in Northern Mali

Almost 400 people fleeing a renewed outbreak of fighting in northern Mali have sought refuge in Mauritania over the last few months. Most of the newcomers seeking asylum come from the Nampala area. Since the beginning of the conflict in 2012, largely between Tuareg MNLA fighters and government forces, the inhabitants of this area have […]

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