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A remittance is money sent by a person in a foreign land to his or her home country. Due to the huge sums involved, remittances are now being recognized as an important contributor to the country’s growth and development. The Central Bank of Kenya conducts a survey on remittance inflows every month through the formal …

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New York and London are both powerhouse cities, competitive in everything from fashion, music, and finance, to now even start-ups and high tech. In recent years, the long debate over which is the world’s most economically powerful city has reached something of a fever pitch. In 2012, London Mayor Boris Johnson (who was born in …

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Young people looking to become “the next billionaire” are being encouraged to consider a career in agriculture. That suggestion comes from a Kenyan university student who said he has been inspired after participating in a youth forum in Nairobi held parallel to the latest conference of the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD. Stephen Mokoro …

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The first ever progress report on the new global development agenda provides the most up-to-date statistics on poverty, hunger, education and sanitation, among others, so that the world can address urgent global challenges over the next 15 years. Officially launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the ministerial meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on …

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Let me begin by thanking Governor Cheboi and the people of Baringo for the warm welcome to your beautiful County. When I last visited your County in September 2014, I promised to come back and today I have fulfilled that promise!  I am extremely excited to be here to see the investment you have made …

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A thousand people today demonstrated in front of a United Nations compound in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, the UN Mission in the country announced, and dispersed without incidents after handing over a petition. The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reported that the protestors gathered around the Tomping Compound, where tens of thousands …

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali today strongly condemned an attack against a military camp and its checkpoints in Nampala, in the central part of the country. According to a UN spokesperson, even though the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country (MINUSMA) does not operate in the area of Nampala, the Mission …

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More than 18,000 global leaders, scientists, advocates, and frontline health workers gathered today in Durban, South Africa, for a United Nations-cosponsored international conference on AIDS, to advance knowledge about HIV and build innovative partnerships to strengthen global response to the endemic. “I call for Durban 2016 to mark the commitment to a new era when …

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The United Nations food relief agency has launched what is set to become the largest ever emergency food relief operation in Malawi, where an unprecedented El Niño-related drought has left nearly 40 per cent of the population in need of emergency assistance. “I’ve talked with women in rural areas who told me they have enough …

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Deadline: 5 August 2016 Are you between ages 25 to 35? Are you engaged in PVE/E or related domain as an educator, trainer, practitioner, member of a non-Governmental organization, media professional, documentary filmmaker, private sector professional, policy maker, researcher, academic, or in any other capacity? Do you have success stories or innovative initiatives to share, …

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