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5 October, 2015
Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, says the fact that the world has reduced malaria by about half since the start of the Millennium Development Goals in the year 2000 means that, “…we're not only making progress, but we're learning what it takes, and we're fin
5 October, 2015
Zimbabwe is one of the African countries where governance has improved most in the four years up to 2014, according to the Ibrahim Index of African Governance.  
5 October, 2015
Citizens of Mozambique barely had a chance to catch their breath following the country’s decade-long battle for independence from Portugal in 1975, before they were thrown into 15 years of civil war.  
5 October, 2015
The Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) MP for Buhera West, Oliver Mandipaka, has challenged government to rein in the country's western funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs), arguing they are now too many and causing confusion in the country.  
5 October, 2015
Rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have cautioned Zimbabwe against pardoning those who have killed and raped in the name of politics.  
29 September, 2015
Shingai Nyoka says that new development targets – Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - will be set at the United Nations General Assembly underway in New York.  
29 September, 2015
The new head of the African Development Bank, Africa should push to achieve universal access to electricity within a decade while accelerating its transformation to a continent exporting finished goods, rather than raw materials.  
29 September, 2015
As the global community prepares to embrace a new global development framework christened the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is vital that lessons be drawn from the shortcomings of the predecessor framework, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which is coming to a close at the end
29 September, 2015
Europe has the world's highest rates of drinking and smoking, and more than half its people are too fat, putting them at high risk of heart disease, cancer and other deadly illnesses.  
29 September, 2015
The South African government believes strongly that the forced migration the world is witnessing from North Africa to Europe is directly linked to the unreformed global multilateral system.  
29 September, 2015
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana, says after heated debates, there's now a buy in from farmers in the proposal that they share their farms with workers.  
29 September, 2015
Commentators say the success of the fight against crime should be rated on the number of cases solved and not merely on occurrence statistics.  
29 September, 2015
Parliament announced that its Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Probing Violence against Foreign Nationals is meant to report to the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces Houses (NCOP) by 30 September 2015.  
29 September, 2015
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) president, Gideon Sam, says the Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games seeks to boost the skills of young people in South Africa.  
29 September, 2015
As part of a comprehensive communications strategy, the United Nations (UN) has featured massive scale audio-visual projections on the façade of its Headquarters building in New York to raise awareness about the new Sustainable Development Goals.  

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