New development approach will eradicate poverty – Tony Elumele
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New development approach will eradicate poverty – Tony Elumele.
8 Jul 2020
The African Development Bank says an additional 49 million Africans could be pushed into extreme poverty by the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath. This was in the updated forecast of the Africa Economic Outlook, where they expect Central Africa and West Africa to be the hardest-hit regions. Kayode Akindele, Partner at TIA Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.
22 Jul 2020
Childhood poverty rates in Germany refuse to budge, a new study has shown. Experts say the coronavirus crisis will only make the situation worse.
19 Aug 2020
The past 10 years have seen an increasing number of people in Germany at risk of falling below the poverty line. In one large city, nearly a quarter of residents fall into this category.
4 Sep 2020
One month on from the deadly Beirut explosion, we take a look at the economic situation in Lebanon. The blast ruptured supply chains, destroyed grain reserves and worsened an already catastrophic economic situation in the country. By the end of the year, experts predict that over half of the population will be living in poverty.
18 Sep 2020
The world's poorest children are getting even poorer, according to UNICEF and Save the Children. And they warn that the situation could get a lot worse in the coming months.
15 Oct 2020
Extreme poverty is set to rise this year for the first time in more than two decades, with coronavirus expected to push up to 115 million people into that category, the World Bank has said.
17 Nov 2020
French charity Secours Catholique recently published its annual report on poverty. The NGO, which helped around 1.4 million people in 2019, estimates that their median income is €537 per month, well below the poverty line in France. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, people across job sectors have been left with little or no work, with many households slipping into poverty as a result. Our colleagues at France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.
13 Dec 2020
The year 2020 should have been marked by a further reduction in poverty around the world, but instead the Covid-19 pandemic has reversed decades of progress. According to estimates by the World Bank, up to 115 million people could be pushed into extreme poverty in 2020 as a result of Covid-19.
21 Dec 2020
When the coronavirus pandemic shuttered restaurants in California, Aleida Ramirez lost her job as a waitress, plunging her - along with many other single mothers - into a vicious cycle of poverty, unpaid bills and reliance on food banks. Marisol Gonzales and Maria Lara have faced similar struggles on the other side of the country, in New York and Washington. The pandemic has been particularly hard on women who work in the service sector, which has been crippled by the economic crisis.
28 Dec 2020
Spain's struggling economy had been showing improvement when the coronavirus pandemic hit the country hard, throwing it into a tailspin. Food banks have become essential in helping people with no foreseeable job prospects feed their families.
19 Jan 2021
Food parcels are distributed by charity groups in Tokyo to help the the growing number of Japanese pushed into poverty by the coronavirus pandemic.
25 Feb 2021
Local authorities in China's Hunan province designated farmer Liu Qingyou's family as impoverished in 2014 as Xi ramped up a "targeted poverty relief" strategy that sent officials door-to-door to assess poorer households. But from his vantage point, Liu and his family of five still live modestly, and he worries for their future -- despite being counted as lifted from poverty.
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At the start of a trip to Democratic Republic of Congo, Pope Francis has said that Africa is not a "mine to be stripped" as he took aim at the "poison of greed" fueling conflicts on the continent.
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EXCLUSIVE: For the past decade, Wolfsburg have ruled women's football in Germany and this Bundesliga season is no different. Financial clout helps, but as star striker Ewa Pajor tells DW, success is in the club's DNA.
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We know a lot about how mummies were embalmed, but the specific substances and mixtures and how exactly they were used have long eluded us — until now.
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With his appointment, the 34-year-old Israeli musician adds another top-notch orchestra to his portfolio. Shani's predecessor, Valery Gergiev, was fired in 2022 after failing to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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In some species of anglerfish, including a very rare footballfish (Himantolophus melanolophus), the small male tracks down a female and bites on to her. When she releases her eggs, he fertilises them then swims off into the dark to search for another mate.
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The FBI search of the president's second home in Delaware has ended without classified documents being unearthed. Classified documents had previously been found in Biden's other home and a former office.