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Africa Poverty

Feeding Minds and Bellies

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

Many Congolese children are orphans -- their families ravaged by the conflict or HIV. These children rely on the willingness of a neighbor or family member to take them off the street and allow the child to live in their home. These families often do not have enough.

Global Poverty Will Hit New Low This Year, World Bank Says

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

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What President Obama Didn't Say to the People of Africa

Stephen Peel | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Stephen Peel

Surely there must be one or two African leaders who have the vision to take their country down the proven path of modernization via the development of a tradable goods manufacturing sector, providing a precedent for others to follow.

US-Africa Relationship, Key Elements Following Historic US-Africa Summit

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Today's global landscape is much, much different than it was 5 years ago, or even earlier this year with the surge of the Islamic State, wrath of Nigeria's Boko Haram, Crimea's annexation, and continuing Syrian and Libyan conflicts.

Groups Pledge $8 Billion For Horn Of Africa To End Poverty

AP | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The European Union and several regional development banks are announcing new levels of financial support for the Horn of Afric...

Africa: Look At Growth and Governance, Not Poverty, Says Report | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

London — Daniel Runde, of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has just lobbed a firecracker into the debate ...

A New Era of Poverty Reduction in Africa: A Perspective From the Millennium Villages

Belay Begashaw | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Belay Begashaw

The World Bank recently voted to end extreme poverty by 2030. The evidence we are seeing in the Millennium Villages and beyond convinces us that the goal of ending extreme poverty is realistic and within reach.

4 Ways To Help 'Power' Africa Out Of Poverty | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

President Obama recently announced his Power Africa initiative –- a bold effort to scale up electricity access and address energy poverty in sub-Sah...

Africa's Economic Growth To Outpace Global Average

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact

* Region's average growth seen accelerating to over 5 pct * African poverty coming down, but more action needed * Invest...

Tackling Extreme Rural Poverty in Northern Ghana

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 10.28.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Sachs

Poverty reduction has entered a new era. Mobile phones and wireless broadband enable new models of business development and service delivery. New methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment are controlling ancient scourges such as malaria.

Fight Poverty In Your Underwear!

Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact

One Texas woman wants you to be able to fight poverty before you even put any clothes on. When Tara Smith came home from volunteering with the Pea...

G8 Summit: Putting Food on the Table Through Investing in Small Farmers

Andrea Riccardi | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Andrea Riccardi

Recognizing small farmers and their organizations as primary stakeholders in development means more than paying lip service to them in global meetings.

The New Face of Africa

Stephen Shames | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Stephen Shames

L.E.A.D Uganda's children do not want your pity. They do not need charity. Africa's youth want your support as an active, equal partner, so they can transform their communities, their country, and their continent.

Senegal's Begging Ban Hurts Struggling Poor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In response to a recent Human Rights Watch report about the abuse of beggar children and growing international pressure, the Senegalese government has...

Elephant Populations in Kenya Emerge as New Victim of Poverty

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Murka doesn't trust humans. It's no wonder. The two-year-old baby elephant had a spear lodged in her forehead when she was found hiding in thick bush.

Africa's Toughest Challenge Is About to Enter Overtime

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Huge sums of money have been spent getting South Africa ready for the World Cup. If only the rich world saw the investment potential to bring the disadvantaged out of extreme poverty and hunger.

Communists are Back in Africa

Michael Fairbanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Fairbanks

We need a better metaphor than the chessboard to explain a new approach to Africa. We have to focus on what we can do better than anyone: eradicating poverty through entrepreneurship.

The Four Pillars (Video Blog)

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Watch Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort's present the four pillars of capitalism's new architecture.

Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew Give Voice to the Voiceless in Sierra Leone

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing g...