"Chronic catastrophe" in Somalia after 20 years without a government

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Mark Bowden

Somalia has not had a functioning national government for 20 years. Instability and poverty due to conflict and drought have led to a huge humanitarian disaster. The head of UN humanitarian operations in the country, Mark Bowden has described it as a “chronic catastrophe”.

Eradication of rinderpest brings hope to pastoralists in Kenya

Rinderpest control

The campaign to rid the world of rinderpest has been successful in Kenya. The deadly animal virus killed many cattle in the country in the 1970s. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health are expected to declare rinderpest eradicated this year.

Low industrial growth holding back labour market recovery in Africa

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Stalled industrial growth across Africa is holding back the recovery of labour markets in many African countries, according to a report of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The report says good economic growth on the continent over the past year has not translated into new jobs. Duncan Campbell from the ILO talks about employment trends in Africa

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