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Migration: boosting dev in Africa to create alternatives

Brussels, Oct 13 (UNI) Could development in Africa help to rein in migration flows?


The European Parliament's development committee has adopted the EU-Africa strategy with ideas on how to boost development, a press release by the European Parliament said on Thursday.


Ever since the migration crisis erupted, European countries have been paying more attention to what has been happening around them, especially in Africa. Although some African countries have enjoyed robust growth in recent years, other have suffered from terrorism and instability. The continent also boasts a young and rapidly growing population and it can be a challenge to create good jobs for all of them.

French EPP member Maurice Ponga believes development could play a key role in stimulating economic growth in Africa and preventing people from having to leave their country. In his own-initiative report “the EU-Africa strategy: a boost for development” he sets out how development can make a difference. The development committee adopted his report on Tuesday. All MEPs will vote on it during an upcoming plenary session.
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UN, Somali Govt seek $80-mn for flood-affected populations

22 May 2018 | 2:53 PM

United nations, May 22 (UNI) The United Nations and the Somali Government have launched a joint appeal for $80-million to provide immediate help for the people affected by recent flooding in the country’s centre and south.

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High opium production in Afghanistan creates challenges

High opium production in Afghanistan creates challenges

22 May 2018 | 2:46 PM

United Nations, May 22 (UNI) Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record-high last year, leading to unprecedented levels of potential heroin on the world market, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a new report.

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Rich variety of life on earth essential, says UN chief

Rich variety of life on earth essential, says UN chief

22 May 2018 | 2:41 PM

United Nations, May 22 (UNI) The welfare and prosperity of people now and in the future, depends on a “rich variety of life on earth” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, marked on Tuesday.

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Alarming levels of addictive methamphetamine in Mekong

22 May 2018 | 2:24 PM

United Nations, May 22 (UNI) Organised crime groups in Asia’s Mekong region have intensified the production and trafficking of highly-addictive methamphetamine, extending the illegal trade into countries such as Australia, Japan and New Zealand, senior drug policy leaders warned on Monday at a United Nations-backed regional conference.

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Pence warns Kim not to 'play' Trump

Pence warns Kim not to 'play' Trump

22 May 2018 | 2:14 PM

Washington, May 22 (UNI) US Vice-President Mike Pence has warned North Korea's Kim Jong-un not to "play" President Donald Trump if they meet next month.

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