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Food price crisis: 'We cannot afford to fail'
Food price crisis: 'We cannot afford to fail'
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday that failure was not an option in addressing the global food price crisis, and said an extra...
Turmoil as tobacco prices fluctuate in Malawi
Turmoil as tobacco prices fluctuate in Malawi
Malawi's tobacco industry has been in turmoil after wildly fluctuating prices led protesting farmers to force the closure of the auction floors....
Food summit blames trade barriers for high prices
Food summit blames trade barriers for high prices
The United Nations urged a summit on the global food crisis on Tuesday to help stop the spread of starvation threatening nearly one billion people...
World leaders to tackle food crisis at Rome summit
World leaders to tackle food crisis at Rome summit
It has been described as a global crisis pushing 100-million people into hunger, threatening to stoke social and political turmoil and set the...
Japan, Africa pledge to ramp up food production
Japan, Africa pledge to ramp up food production
African leaders and Japan pledged on Friday to get to work to ramp up food production, calling it "critical" for the continent's development amid a...
World Bank: High food prices could last three years
World Bank: High food prices could last three years
The prices of staple foods such as rice could stay high for the next three years, hindering the battle against poverty, a top World Bank official...
West urged to cancel $400bn of poor countries' debt
West urged to cancel $400bn of poor countries' debt
A further $400-billion of debt relief for the world's poorest countries is needed despite a decade of progress, the Jubilee Debt Campaign warns on...
Parts of Indonesian capital swamped by tidal wave
Parts of Indonesian capital swamped by tidal wave
A 2,2m high tidal wave inundated parts of Jakarta overnight as the city government and citizens tried to hold the water back with emergency...
Annan: Africa needs 'green revolution' to fight food crisis
Annan: Africa needs 'green revolution' to fight food crisis
Africa is in need of a "green revolution" to combat a growing food crisis on the continent, former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan said...
Lack of cooperation hinders malaria prevention
Lack of cooperation hinders malaria prevention
Sunburned expedition leaders fresh from an arduous journey down the Zambezi River to call attention to malaria said on Tuesday that countries must...
China's push praised and censured in Mauritius
China's push praised and censured in Mauritius
Sitting under a pair of mango trees and sipping coconut water, Toolsy Poorun (87) says he thought he would live in Terre Rouge forever. But then...
Mbeki calls on G8 to support Nepad
Mbeki calls on G8 to support Nepad
President Thabo Mbeki called on G8 countries on Friday to follow through on promises of support for Africa's socio-economic rescue plan Nepad (New...

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