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Climate shocks forced over 100,000 to flee home in Burundi: charity

Children have been particularly hard-hit, it said, adding an estimated 7,200 of the displaced people -- or 7 per cent of the total number -- are babies under the age of one

Climate shocks forced over 100,000 to flee home in Burundi: charity

Desolate villages face famine in Madagascar drought

Across Madagascar's vast southern tip, drought has transformed fields into dust bowls. More than one million people face famine.

Desolate villages face famine in Madagascar drought

EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries

The European Union is to donate another 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to low-income countries, more than doubling its present pledge, the bloc’s chief said on Wednesday

India is the fastest country in the world to vaccinate three million people.

Kenya to raise $910K for conservation of elephants

The funds will be raised from contributions during the upcoming Inaugural Magical Kenya Tembo Naming Festival scheduled to be held in October

Kenya to raise $910K for conservation of elephants

Tunisian president suspends parliament, dismisses PM

Tunisian president Kais Saied announced Sunday the suspension of parliament and dismissal of prime minister Hichem Mechichi following a day of protests against the ruling party, which condemned the ...

People react in the street after Tunisia's president dismissed the government and froze parliament, in La Marsa, Tunisia, 26 July, 2021

Agriculture prices to ease but hunger and climate goals are far off: FAO, OECD

Food commodities are likely to become cheaper in the coming decade as productivity grows, but global targets on reducing hunger and emissions are unlikely to be met under current policies, the FAO ...

Agriculture prices to ease but hunger and climate goals are far off: FAO, OECD

Eswatini anti-monarchy riots turn deadly: Activists

The government has deployed soldiers to quell the angered crowds, which blocked traffic and looted shops, and imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew–citing rising coronavirus cases

Eswatini anti-monarchy riots turn deadly: Activists

Trade Deal

Congo delegation to visit Dhaka for strengthening bilateral ties

A Congo delegation team will visit Dhaka soon to strengthen bilateral trade relationship between Bangladesh and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Congo delegation to visit Dhaka for strengthening bilateral ties

Bangladesh power plants may need to be relocated due to sea-level rise: UN report

Climate-boosted extreme weather events -- cyclones, droughts, flooding -- have already sapped both short- and long-term economic growth, especially in developing countries

People shift with their belongings as water level rises because of the effect of cyclone Yaas on 26 May 2021

West African regional bloc adopts new plan to launch single currency in 2027

A group of fifteen West African countries have adopted a new road map to launch a single currency in 2027

West African regional bloc adopts new plan to launch single currency in 2027
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