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Global Citizen Festival, With Neil Young, to Combat Poverty | NYTimes.com

Cranked-up guitars and sobering statistics shared a Central Park audience of more than 60,000 people on Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival, a five-hour concert on the Great Lawn devoted to ending extreme poverty worldwide. The concert was also webcast internationally. For more on this story, visit: Global Citizen Festival, With Neil Young, to Combat Poverty – NYTimes.com.

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Ten-Year-Old Orphan’s Case Wins Rights for Millions | allAfrica.com

Cape Town — A 10-year old orphan who waited for more than five years for a South Africa government grant has changed the way the state will support children in need. In a discussion that epitomised the value of civil society and government working together, participants at “Towards Carnegie III,” a conference aimed at combating poverty and inequality, witnessed a ...

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U.N. General Assembly 2012: Leaders Spend Millions As Their Citizens Starve | The Huffington Post

By Lili Holzer-Glier, 100Reporters Beneath the 193 fluttering flags representing the United Nations’ member states cruises a glossy Mercedes with tinted windows and diplomatic license plates. Security personnel whisper into their sleeves as a Bentley slips through the United Nations’ gates. Staffers bustle between buildings, making final preparations for visiting prime ministers, presidents and diplomats. Although the General Assembly does ...

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Africa: The Militarisation of Poverty in Africa | allAfrica.com

by Toby Leon Moorsom, who teaches at Queen’s University in Canada and is an editor of Nokoko Journal of African Studies Increasing the rewards for those forces able to capture the state, by any means necessary, inevitably leads to war. KINGSTON, CANADA – Over the past year, Africa has seen the decomposition of states from coast to coast. A belt ...

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Campaigners claim World Bank helps facilitate land grabs in Africa | guardian.co.uk

Food shortages and rural deprivation exacerbated by World Bank policy, says NGO ahead of land and poverty conference The World Bank is helping corporations and international investors snap up cheap land in Africa and developing countries worldwide at the expense of local communities, environment and farm groups said in a statement released on Monday to coincide with the bank’s annual ...

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Three ways Africans are making cheap do-it-yourself electricity | CSMonitor.com

Across Africa, simple carbon-free technologies and local creative partnerships have the electrical juices flowing, expanding grid access and prosperity. In countries like Kenya and Tanzania, 80 to 90 percent of the population lacks access to electricity from an established grid, according to Fast Company. Although electric grids exist in most urban areas, connecting to them and paying monthly bills is ...

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