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'Ebola is the result of environmental degradation'

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014
Some say deforestation and mining are triggering deadly outbreaks of diseases like Ebola. What is your opinion?

Ebola unleashed

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2014

Why the world should plan for historic African population boom

Issue Date: Aug 25, 2014
See also:  Factsheet Generation 2030 Africa Report at a glance  

35 per cent of Nigeria fast turning into desert, admits government

Author(s): Snigdha Das
Issue Date: Aug 19, 2014
Nigeria, known for the highest rate of deforestation in the world, is now grappling with twin chronic problems: drought and desertification. Environment Minister Laurentia Laraba Mallam has recently revealed that the country has lost about 351,000 hectares of land to desert encroachment, which is advancing southwards at a rate of about 0.6 kilometres per year, say news reports.

Most comprehensive study on HIV, malaria, TB shows major progress in the millennium

Issue Date: Jul 24, 2014
Accelerated progress against HIV, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) has been made worldwide since 2000 when world governments adopted the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 to combat

MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation

Issue Date: Jul 9, 2014
The United Nations (UN) released this week the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report, 2014. The report, launched by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, says that many of the development goals have been met or are within reach by 2015.

Bad blood

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2013
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